Learn the key to key signatures in Finale — actually, several of them. Start with the basics and document options, then move on to keyless signatures, independent and mid-measure key signatures, and programming metatools for speed and power.
Avid today released the Sibelius 8.7.2 maintenance update, improving a long-standing issue involving instrument changes, key signatures and multirests, among other fixes.
Finale 25.4, the fourth maintenance update to Finale 25, is now available. It adds support for MusicXML 3.1, rounded corners for text enclosures, a new key signature display option and assorted bug fixes.
Finale 25.3 is the third maintenance update to Finale. It is primarily a bug-fixing and code-modernizing update, although a couple of new features are added in the areas of hairpins and MusicXML importing.
Some of the most requested bug fixes have finally been addressed in Sibelius 8.5, but there are also a couple of new ones to be aware of, too. Also a new plug-in from Bob Zawalich addresses a bug and improves the process of applying rehearsal marks and double barlines together.
A video tutorial that describes a multi-step solution to a persistent problem in Sibelius: instrument changes with key signatures that break multirests and don’t display correctly in the score or part.
Along with a bit of history behind the convention, the how and why to use and create instruments that don’t display a key signature in Sibelius, Finale, and MuseScore.
A brief set of tips on when, why and how to use open key signatures as opposed to C major, in Sibelius, Finale, and MuseScore.
Sibelius is flexible enough that you can re-program common shortcuts to open dialogs instead of galleries, just like in earlier versions.