Perfect page layout is essential to creating quality output from music notation software. Finale offers a multitude of options to format the music on the page, but understanding where the options are is important in the quest to conquer Finale.
Steinberg has released Dorico 4.1.10. This update focuses mostly on bug fixes, although there are a few new feature improvements in the areas of staff spacing, flow headings, printing and playing, and the user interface.
Here’s a video tutorial, with a complete transcript, from Thomas Goss of Orchestration Online on the subject of correctly labeling instrument names and numbers in your score, and its importance to the orchestra staff and librarian.
Sibelius 2022.5 is out, making it easier to apply a header or footer on a per-section basis, such as a song or movement. Also added is the ability to define or change the content of a wildcard directly in the score.
Before you do any work on parts, you’ll want to get one basic parameter from the librarian: the paper size their orchestra prefers for their instrument parts. Here’s a video tutorial from Thomas Goss of Orchestration Online on the subject, with a complete transcript.
How a music printing project gets done flawlessly, from beginning to end, thanks to expert communication and attention to detail from the music preparer — and a few tricks on the printing side.
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.
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.
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.
We already showed you how to do it in Finale; now, here’s a clever and useful way in Sibelius to have the part name, title, and composer consistently appear the same — and in the same place — on your title page and the first page of your part.