Dorico makes it quite easy to preface a score with reference pitches, such as timpani tunings or handbells. In this post we’ll walk through the process of creating reference pitches using flows and frame chains.
Steinberg has released Dorico 2.2.10. We explore what’s new in this update, which introduces improvements across all areas of the program and addresses a number of bug fixes as well, making it a solid iteration of the program and a worthwhile update to the massive 2.2 release.
In this second of two posts in a series, we explore working with master pages in Dorico: adding custom master pages, inserting master page changes, and creating additional master page sets.
MuseScore 3 is officially available. This is the first major new version of the software since MuseScore 2 in 2015. The most notable improvement in MuseScore 3 is the new automatic placement facility, and there are many other improvements, including a timeline, a score comparison tool, and much more.
One of Dorico’s most helpful features for score layout is the introduction of master pages. In this first post in a series, we explain the basics of how master pages work and how to edit them.
Dorico 2.1 is out, with two official new features — a notehead set editor and swing playback — and boasting a slew of other improvements in engraving, layout, notation, and playback that build on the 2.0 release.
Today Avid released Sibelius 2018.6, the latest version of its notation software. While the 2018.6 release is mostly geared toward unifying the different Sibelius tiers into one installer and the availability of the free tier for the first time, a few improvements made their way into this release in the areas of note spacing, grace notes, multi-text entry, tied notes, and more.
Dorico Pro 2.0, released today, is a major update to Steinberg’s music notation software, with new features across the board in many areas. Smart staff management, slash notation, bar repeats, a new handwritten music font, a new system track, support for large time signatures, automation in Play mode, video support, and much more round out an impressive release.
Originally appearing as a document that composer David MacDonald created for his weekly master class, this bullet-list of score preparation and production notes will improve the quality of your performance materials in no time. To it we have added relevant links from Scoring Notes and other sources.
DJA’s Notes is a new series inspired by Darcy James Argue’s Facebook posts, which offer some quick, basic steps to improve the appearance of notated music, especially from a jazz/big band perspective. In this post, learn how to group instruments correctly and change what the notation software may do by default.