In this video tutorial, David MacDonald demonstrates his current workflow for creating graphic elements using the basic drawing tools in Adobe Illustrator and placing them in his scores in Sibelius.
Learn how to import only certain elements of a Sibelius house style — such as lines, symbols and noteheads — without otherwise changing the appearance of your score.
The Convert LV Symbols to LV Ties plug-in replaces LV (laissez vibrer) up and down symbols in Sibelius with native LV ties, which were introduced in the Sibelius 2020.3 update.
Plug-ins can be solutions to various problems or ways to make it easier to accomplish tasks. Bob Zawalich looks back at the end of another productive year in the world of Sibelius plug-in development and gives a preview of what’s to come.
MuseScore 3 is officially available. This is the first major new version of the software since MuseScore 2 in 2015. The most notable improvement in MuseScore 3 is the new automatic placement facility, and there are many other improvements, including a timeline, a score comparison tool, and much more.
Steinberg has released Dorico 2.2, another enormous update to the program. New features have been added or rebuilt in the areas of trills, group bracketing, repeat markers, jazz articulations, tempo track import/export, real-time MIDI recording, flow headings, tacets, and a new music symbols editor. Many more improvements have been made in other areas, and there are a good 100 or so bug fixes, besides.
Neil Radisch collects tips from across many aspects of Sibelius into a tutorial on creating aleatoric music notation. Some are less commonly used Sibelius features, while others are hacks to stretch Sibelius beyond its originally intended use. You’ll want to bookmark this post and keep it handy!
Here’s an ingenious way to tame the comma beast: Consistent placement of breath marks in Sibelius by creating them as lines instead of symbols. Intrigued? Here’s how to do it.
Cory Davis from Dunvagen Music shares the detailed method that he used to create custom line ends in Sibelius for a new edition of Philip Glass’s Music in Twelve Parts, by taking SVG files made in Illustrator and importing them into Sibelius.
In this in-depth tutorial, Bob Zawalich shows us various methods to notate lever changes for lever harps in Sibelius.