The Sibelius 2021.2 release continues the ongoing evolution of the Find in Ribbon function into an increasingly comprehensive launch bar, now called Command Search. This update also expands Sibelius’s scripting and plug-in capabilities.
Yes, the lowly status bar in Sibelius is more useful than it first appears, and it’s time it gets its due. Learn a few things it’s capable of that you may not have known about.
If you’re a Sibelius 6 (or earlier) holdout still kicking and screaming your way through Sibelius 7 or later, with its Ribbon interface, here’s a little tip to ease the transition: You can still access the old, familiar Create menu.
I’ve noticed that one of the most frequently viewed posts on this blog is Creating PDFs from Sibelius by Daniel Spreadbury. It’s with good reason; a PDF file is, more or less, the lingua franca of electronic documents, viewable on practically any system and device. To share your Sibelius scores with the wider electronic world, […]
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 […]
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CWkyN0gy39g[/youtube] If you’re still weighing up whether or not to upgrade to Sibelius 7, and you’re worried about the impact the new task-orientated user interface will have on your use of the software, then this video tutorial from the ever-reliable Philip Rothman of NYC Music Services (@nycmusicservice) should be of great interest. While it’s not a […]
In this guest post, plug-ins maven Bob Zawalich shares his tips on how to make plug-ins in Sibelius appear on any ribbon tab. Bob has written more than 300 plug-ins for Sibelius, and nearly all of his creations are either included in Sibelius by default or available for download from the Sibelius web site. In […]
Warning: this post gets a bit nerdy about software windowing models. If that doesn’t sound like your cup of tea, try this instead. Likewise, if you’re a Mac user, you might find all this a bit parochial. Like all good modern applications, Sibelius 7 uses the Single Document Interface (SDI) model, which means that each […]
…or how I learned to stop worrying, and love the ribbon. Over the years we’ve made some pretty controversial changes to Sibelius. Who remembers when the Enter key on the numeric keypad stopped editing the selected note and instead added a tie? Or when the Space bar was changed to start and stop playback, instead […]