Elaine Gould, senior music editor at Faber Music and author of the music notation reference Behind Bars, will retire at the end of September 2023. As a result, Faber has announced that the company will be hiring for the role of managing editor in contemporary music.
MuseScore 4 is out. It’s the first update in nearly two years, with major improvements to the user interface, layout, engraving, playback features — and a brand-new sound library to top it all off.
MakeMusic has released Dolet 8.2 for Sibelius, its latest version of the free plug-in that writes MusicXML files, and the first version of the plug-in to be released under the permissive MIT License.
MakeMusic has released Dolet 8.1 for Sibelius, its latest version of the free plug-in that writes MusicXML files that can then be read and used in more than 200 applications that support the interchange format.
Robert Puff, one of the foremost music preparers working in concert and commercial music, and music notation software expert whose advice was available on his highly-regarded industry web site Of Note, died on Thursday, April 21, 2022.
MakeMusic has released Dolet 8 for Sibelius, its latest version of the free plug-in that writes MusicXML files that can then be read and used in more than 200 applications that support the interchange format.
Music engraving dates back well before the computer age, but it’s easy to forget that the computer-aided portion of the history spans back a good long time. We summarize that history and explore a few key moments leading up to the present.
The W3C Music Notation Community Group held its 2021 annual meeting. The major discussion topic was the status of MNX, the new music notation format. In addition, the group reviewed recent achievements such as MusicXML 4.0, SMuFL 1.4, and a new documentation generator.
Sibelius has come to the iPhone, with all of the same features that appear on the iPad version. Panorama view is enabled on mobile along with some other improvements, and Cloud Sharing gets a new setting to allow downloading.
If you have found yourself stymied in your quest for the One True Way when customizing your chord symbol suffixes in Sibelius, we can help. Chord symbols are highly customizable — you just need to know where to look and understand how it works.