A reliable way to actually create true 100% black output in PDFs from Finale, and a Keyboard Maestro script to automate the process for an entire set of parts. Plus, how to convert existing PDFs to true black, regardless of what software was used to create them.
Understanding how expressions work in Finale is essential for creating dynamics, tempo indications, and so much more. These detailed video tutorials cover every aspect of expressions, including design, placement, positioning, playback, as well as how to transfer them between files and get creative with their use.
How to prepare learning materials like quizzes or scale sheets using music notation software, whether you’re printing traditional worksheets or creating assignments for students to complete in the software directly.
In this video tutorial, David MacDonald demonstrates his current workflow for creating graphic elements using the basic drawing tools in Adobe Illustrator and placing them in his scores in Sibelius.
Dorico offers a wide selection of horizontal lines, vertical lines and end caps, and its predefined library is comprehensive. And with the power of Dorico’s line style editor, the possibilities to design your own custom line are virtually unlimited.
Neil Radisch collects tips from across many aspects of Sibelius into a tutorial on creating aleatoric music notation. Some are less commonly used Sibelius features, while others are hacks to stretch Sibelius beyond its originally intended use. You’ll want to bookmark this post and keep it handy!
Cory Davis from Dunvagen Music shares the detailed method that he used to create custom line ends in Sibelius for a new edition of Philip Glass’s Music in Twelve Parts, by taking SVG files made in Illustrator and importing them into Sibelius.
Bob Zawalich takes us inside the process of creating a way to color individual noteheads within a chord, eventually resulting in the development of the Colored Notehead Styles plug-in suite.
In Sibelius, you can import and use graphics directly in your score. This alone is terrific, but you can even make a graphic more powerful by importing it into your score as a symbol, and then making that symbol into an articulation, with all the benefits that entails.
Thanks to Sibelius user James Gilbert for putting together a YouTube video demonstrating how to create an ebook for Amazon Kindle using Sibelius. You can also find some additional information about the process on James’s blog. Thanks for contributing this to the community, James!