Keyboard shortcuts are productivity staples for most desktop software, including Sibelius. But did you know you can assign custom shortcuts, including ones for any feature on any Keypad layout?
An update to Finale 2014, and a breakfast discussion with top MakeMusic employees about the future of their products and of the field.
A collection of tips and plug-ins to help space your music not too wide, not too narrow, but just right.
Save time by using the Re-input Pitches feature in Sibelius, or the Repitch tool in Finale, when you’re writing for several instruments that have the same rhythm but different pitches.
Learn about new features and a few shortcuts that were added in Sibelius 7 to help you quickly enter tuplets, slurs and lines during note input.
Several little-documented shortcuts, some new in Sibelius 7, others not, can speed up grace note entry; it’s worth giving this article a look.
Why should you care if your preference file was deleted? What are the Preferences and what do they do? Here are some tips about preference settings that may shed a little light on, if not improve upon, the way you use Sibelius.
In Sibelius it is often very useful, as the Reference says, “to be able to change the pitches of a sequence of notes/chords without re-creating their rhythm.” To do this, there is a feature called Re-input Pitches where you copy existing music from a source to a target staff, and re-input the pitches without concerning […]
Plug-in guru Bob Zawalich has added a new plug-in, Add Interval, that fills a void in Sibelius’s abilities to manipulate notes by interval. Currently, one can add notes above existing notes, but only by diatonic intervals. It’s also possible to transpose by chromatic interval, but then one loses the original notes (in other words, there […]
Occasionally there is a need to write unison notes in two voices, as shown below: To do this, first enter the music in one voice (typically voice 1). Then select the music, and copy it to the clipboard using Cmd-C on Mac, or Ctrl-C on PC, or Home > Copy in Sibelius 7. Keep the […]