Urtext Music Fonts for music notation software that span a range from the classic musical typography of Bach to grungy Civil War-era prints.
They’re not so wild and crazy: in this brief video tutorial I describe how to insert text wildcards so that your text will update automatically in all instances where wildcards appear.
Judging from the interest in the Bravura font, the pre-release version of the font to be included with Steinberg’s new notation software, Sibelius users are eager for new ways to make their music look even more distinctive and beautiful. With the ubiquity of notation software, each program has certain “tells” that, to the relatively trained […]
This blog post is written by Robert Puff, one of the industry’s top music preparers. Robert and his company RPM Seattle have prepared scores and parts for over 100 feature films since 1995. He also writes the insightful blog Of Note, where he shares Finale & Sibelius tips and tutorials. Read on to learn more […]
With this undocumented hack, you can place a graphic on the bottom of the first page of music in every part of your Sibelius file.
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iDOV5WE4OxM[/youtube] We’re very pleased to announce that a new version of Sibelius’s little brother, Sibelius First, is available from today, with some great new features never before seen in music notation software (including Sibelius 7!). Sibelius First is designed for home users, students, instrumental teachers, songwriters, choir masters – anybody who needs to quickly and easily […]
Every year, the Music Publishers’ Association of the United States holds a gala lunch to hand out its prestigious Paul Revere Awards. These awards are bestowed in recognition of outstanding examples of overall music publishing, acknowledging publishers for their efforts in all aspects of the publishing process, which includes music typesetting, printing and materials in […]
Elaine Gould, the author of Behind Bars, a new reference text on music notation, will be interviewed, together with Professor of Composition and Composer in Residence at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Julian Anderson, as part of the programme Music Matters on BBC Radio 3 tomorrow, Saturday 19 February, at 12.15pm. Readers in […]
Today’s Guardian newspaper in the UK carries a story about the remarkable work of Lydia Machell of Prima Vista Braille Music Services. I’ve posted before about the quest that has consumed Lydia personally and professionally for the past several years, and now a couple of years on her work is approaching a critical mass, with […]
A major new book on the art and practice of music notation written by publisher Faber’s chief new music editor, Elaine Gould, is published today. Called Behind Bars: The definitive guide to music notation, it aims to be a practical reference book for composers, arrangers and copyists, to help ensure that what they write on […]