Access the Create menu in Sibelius 7

Sibelius 7 — with its Ribbon interface — has been with us for more than two years. If you’re one of those Sibelius 6 (or earlier) holdouts still kicking and screaming your way through Sibelius 7, here’s a little tip to ease the transition: You can still access the old, familiar Create menu in Sibelius […]

Finale 2014 released; MakeMusic: “Others take music notation software development for granted”

Today MakeMusic released Finale 2014, the latest version of its flagship music notation program. Sporting the tagline “Own the Future,” MakeMusic is taking clear aim at Avid’s handling of Sibelius with their statement: “While others take music notation software development for granted, Finale is doubling down to provide you and your music a clear path […]

Video tutorial: 10 features of Sibelius 7’s ribbon

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 comprehensive […]

Upgrade to Sibelius 7 and save 25%

With apologies for the extended radio silence, I’m back with some news. If you’ve been thinking about upgrading to Sibelius 7, but haven’t yet taken the plunge, now’s a great time to get your feet wet: for a limited time, Avid has cut the price of the single-user Sibelius 7 upgrade by 25%. If you’re currently […]

Video tutorial: Using the Inspector in Sibelius 7

Check out this video tutorial by Philip Rothman of NYC Music Services, which shows you many of the powerful things you can do with the Inspector in Sibelius 7, which is the new and improved replacement for the Properties window in previous versions of Sibelius. The Inspector is much more useful than the Properties window […]