At the 2024 NAMM Show, Muse Group’s Jack Sutton discusses their inaugural presence at NAMM as the parent company of Hal Leonard. We learn about the company’s plans to expand offerings in licensing and publishing, as well as new MuseScore features.
The Dorico 4.2 update makes it easier to edit the music on drum sets and other percussion kits directly in the Key Editor. Among other improvements, Dorico 4.2 also improves the way the Key Editor works in linked mode.
Avid has introduced a new licensing system with the intent of making it easier for a single user to activate and use Sibelius on multiple computers. Sibelius 2021.12 for both desktop and mobile apps is out; headlining the improvements is a new way of entering percussion notation.
A review of Finale version 27. Headlining the new features are deep support for two open standards: Standard Music Font Layout (SMuFL), and MusicXML. Tighter SmartMusic integration, playback improvements, and user interface enhancements round out what’s new.
Time to get even speedier with this series of videos on Finale’s Speedy Entry tool. Everything from notes, rests, ties, tuplets, grace notes, chromatic alterations and many advanced notation options can be controlled from the Speedy Entry frame.
Finale’s Simple Entry tool is actually very powerful. Learn how to enter notes, rests, dots, ties, accidentals, grace notes, tuplets, and much more — even articulations, expressions, clefs, time signatures and key signatures, all right from this tool.
The Score Manager is command central for your Finale document. Get to know every control on the dashboard, from file info to managing and changing instruments, setting transpositions, setting sound libraries, tablature, and more.
Samuel Z. Solomon’s book “How to Write for Percussion” is a wealth of information, guidance, opinions, and reference material on an important subject, accompanied by nine hours of quickly-paced companion videos.
MuseScore 3.2 has been released. Single note dynamics, more flexible automatic placement, percussion sticking, changing durations, and more improvements are featured in this latest update, along with design refinements and better performance.
Today MuseScore announced the release of MuseScore 2.3, featuring the brand new MuseScore Extension facility to allow additional packages of features to be easily delivered and installed without the need to update the program. These extensions can include new instruments and sounds as well as new palettes and other enhancements. In conjunction with MuseScore 2.3, MuseScore is releasing the first such extension, MuseScore Drumline.