Dorico 5.1.21 includes more options for hairpin placement, better spacing, and workflow enhancements, among other improvements. In addition, more than 30 bugs have been fixed since the 5.1.10 release.
MuseScore 4.2 sports many new guitar notation and playback features like bends and alternate string tunings, and a new sample library. Improvements in score/part synchronization, harp pedal diagrams, arpeggios, ties, Braille, MusicXML import, sharing, and more round out this update.
Upon relearning the instruments played by “feeling” in the past, a quest to find a suitable workflow for notating drum patterns using the available applications.
Darcy James Argue shares basics of well-prepared lead sheets, scores, and parts from a jazz/big band perspective — so that you can communicate musical intent in the most clear, familiar, and unambiguous manner.
Detective Jason Loffredo is back with the Conquering Finale video series. His “Special Tools Investigation” will dissect each one of these tools, perform forensic analysis, and present evidence that you have access to a powerful array of engraving tools for individual notes and measures.
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.
Sibelius 2020.6 brings a more sophisticated method of importing MusicXML files directly into a pre-existing template. There are new options for changing the default colors, along with other updates in the areas of accessibility, ties, exporting, and more.
Sibelius 2020.3 is out with true support for L.V. “laissez vibrer” ties for the first time as well as improvements in many areas such as house styles, accessibility, and automatic staff spacing.
At the 2020 NAMM Show, we spoke with Avid’s Sam Butler and Sarah Rossy about the Sibelius development process and the emphasis on adding support for accessibility in recent updates.
Sibelius 2020.1, released to coincide with the opening of the 2020 NAMM Show, introduces automatic staff spacing, dashed and dotted ties, ties into notes, new house styles, accessibility improvements, and more.