In music scores and parts, page numbers and headers are some of the most underappreciated and overlooked elements of what appears on the page. When you stop to think about it, it’s no mystery why that’s the case.
Nepomuk is a text font inspired by the type commonly found in music plate engraving from the late 19th to the mid 20th-century. It’s available on Notation Central. Learn all about its origins and design.
How many versions of Handel’s Messiah are there? It’s hard to say, but by using Dorico’s flows and condensing features, it’s possible to prepare a version to suit your particular performance.
Like many things in Finale, the text tool offers a lot of power and control, but also many options to navigate. Here’s how to tame the type.
MuseScore 4 is out. It’s the first update in nearly two years, with major improvements to the user interface, layout, engraving, playback features — and a brand-new sound library to top it all off.
The Notation Central Black Friday sale continues with November 2, the premium music font with more than 1400 symbols for Finale, Sibelius, and Dorico, which mimics the slightly weathered look of traditional music engraving.
The Notation Central Black Friday sale continues with NorFonts. This is the beautiful and growing catalog of music and text fonts by Nor Eddine Bahha, who has fully embraced SMuFL font design, giving Dorico and Finale v27 users more distinctive options.
Sibelius 2022.10 adds a command for making a part from a selection of instruments in the score, or one instrument that’s part of a group. This update also automatically stylizes dynamic text when entered in the Expression text style.
Sibelius 2022.9 adds an additional way of labeling staff names that effectively allows groups of instruments and individual staves to be named separately, a long-requested feature.
The Score System Divider plug-in, included with Finale, inserts or removes system separation marks between staff systems on the same page. Here’s how it works, along with a little history of this useful creation.