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An important part of printed music is the text that doesn’t appear within the staff lines at all, but rather three types of text you’re likely to encounter on the margins of the page.

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Writing more music with StaffPad

by Philip Rothman on April 17, 2015 · 12 comments

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A longer real-time video showing StaffPad in use, including writing two-voice music, triplets, slurs, grace notes, duplicating music, using the eraser, and the expression layer.

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What’s with those strange-looking accidentals?

by Philip Rothman on April 15, 2015 · 9 comments

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Here’s how to correct the occasional strange accidental symbol making mischief in your score.

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Use the Bravura font in Logic Pro X

by Philip Rothman on April 7, 2015 · 0 comments

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A little-noticed update to Logic Pro X 10.1 allows for the use of Bravura in the sequencer’s notation view.

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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.

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New plug-in: Scale Notehead Sizes

by Philip Rothman on March 5, 2015 · 3 comments

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A new plug-in easily resizes noteheads in Sibelius — making quick work of what was previously a time-consuming task.

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There It Is!

by Philip Rothman on February 27, 2015 · 2 comments

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A plug-in designed to aid blind and vision-impaired people in navigating Sibelius can be helpful to sighted users too.

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Harp support in Sibelius

by Philip Rothman on February 20, 2015 · 3 comments

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Bob Zawalich gives us a helpful roundup of the variety of tips and plug-ins to help the notation and playback of harp passages in Sibelius.

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Are your plug-ins up-to-date?

by Philip Rothman on January 30, 2015 · 5 comments

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A handy tool for keeping current on your plug-ins was itself recently updated, so now is a good time to check to make sure you’re running the latest versions.

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Reduce file size by pruning unneeded versions and parts

by Philip Rothman on January 20, 2015 · 6 comments

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Sibelius files are typically compact. If your files are growing undesirably large, here are a couple of common causes and remedies.

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