In Finale you can use up to four different independent lines of notes and rests, known as “layers”, per bar. We layer on the knowledge in these tutorials, starting with the basic properties of layers and how to navigate between them, and then move on to hiding and showing layers and working with their advanced options.
If you work with music that uses two voices and have been stymied by Sibelius’s stubborn positioning defaults, you need this longtime plug-in staple in your toolbox.
Ever wonder why some objects in Sibelius are colored dark blue when you select them, and others are colored light blue, or other colors? Here’s how to decode the mystery.
Today MakeMusic released Finale 2014, the latest version of its flagship music notation program. Sporting the tagline “Own the Future,” MakeMusic is taking clear aim at Avid’s handling of Sibelius with their statement: “While others take music notation software development for granted, Finale is doubling down to provide you and your music a clear path […]
Two Sibelius plug-ins to make your life easier: Merge To Voice 1 to convert notes in all voices in a selection into voice 1, and Simplify Part Names, removing all but the first instrument name in the Part Name field in Score Info for each dynamic part.