Advanced selection techniques in Sibelius

In this guest post, Bruce Munson, explains some of the advanced selection techniques you can employ in Sibelius. Bruce is a composer, arranger, copyist and Sibelius trainer, based in the San Francisco bay area, and runs regular training sessions for beginners, intermediate and advanced users at various venues in California and around the US. For more details […]

How to run Sibelius 7 without the Quick Start window

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 […]

Everything old is new again: Sibelius 7 now supports Windows XP

When we released Sibelius 7 last summer, the minimum system requirements jumped significantly: on Mac, we dropped support for Macs with PowerPC processors, and specified Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard as the minimum supported operating system; and on Windows, we dropped support for Windows XP. The changes in requirements on Mac didn’t have much […]

Sibelius 7.1.2 update now available

A new Sibelius 7 update is available from today, bringing the program to version 7.1.2. This update is free for existing Sibelius 7 users, and includes more than 150 bug fixes and improvements. Among the most significant improvements in this release are substantial performance improvements to both screen redraw and editing speed, improved support for […]

Sibelius 7 Essential Training on Lynda.com

If you’re looking for ways to learn Sibelius 7, you’re spoiled for choice. Not only is there comprehensive on-screen documentation provided with the software (which you can also download here), an optional printed version of the Sibelius 7 Reference Guide, an excellent book in the Avid Learning Series by James Humberstone, Sibelius 7 Music Notation […]

Come and see Sibelius at Musikmesse Frankfurt

The great and the good of the music industry are descending on Frankfurt, Germany this week for Europe’s biggest music trade show, which opens tomorrow and closes on Saturday. Avid will be there with a big and beautiful stand in Hall 5.1, Booth A68, and you’ll be able to check out all of our latest audio […]

Reflecting on the ribbon

…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 […]