Video tutorial: 10 features of Sibelius 7’s ribbon

[youtube][/youtube] 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 […]

Introducing the new Sibelius First

[youtube][/youtube] We’re very pleased to announce that a new version of Sibelius’s little brother, Sibelius First, is available from today, with some great new features never before seen in music notation software (including Sibelius 7!). Sibelius First is designed for home users, students, instrumental teachers, songwriters, choir masters – anybody who needs to quickly and easily […]

Sibelius 7 Essential Training on

[youtube][/youtube] 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 […]

Sibelius scores mascots for London 2012 Olympics

Preparations for the London Olympics and Paralympics in 2012 continue apace. Recently, the mascots for the big events were revealed: Wenlock and Mandeville, formed – so the story goes – from two drops of steel from the last girder made for the new Olympic Stadium at Stratford. The mascots will appear in every form you […]

Sibelius tutorial videos for the iPhone

The Sibelius tutorials continue to come thick and fast! My friend Richard Payne, who worked with us at Sibelius for many years, contacted me today to let me know that he has devised a set of 10 tutorial videos for Sibelius 6 packaged up as an app to download from the iTunes App Store. Called […]

MacProVideo’s Sibelius 6 101 course now available

The fine folks at have just launched a series of tutorial videos for Sibelius 6, devised and hosted by Sibelius ambassador Gary Atkins. The tutorials are split into four sections, lasting more than three hours in total, and taking you through the creation of a lead sheet, from starting a score all the way […]

Learn Sibelius 6 in one hour

My friend and former colleague James Humberstone is a teacher at MLC School in Sydney. Among his many achievements in the decade he worked at Sibelius (he provided the UK voice over in Groovy Music City, fact fans!) was setting up the Sibelius Training Partners programme in Australia. There are now dozens of registered STPs […]

Henle’s music engraving video

One of the world’s most respected music publishers is G. Henle Verlag. I have several Henle scores — including some that have been engraved in Sibelius — and their commitment to beauty and clarity in the scores that they publish is practically unrivalled. Henle still employ a variety of techniques in producing their beautiful scores, […]