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Working correctly with slurs and ties

by Philip Rothman on April 14, 2014 · 11 comments

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Learn about the differences between slurs and ties, and use a couple of convenient plug-ins to convert any ties incorrectly entered as slurs and to extend slurs through the end of tied notes.

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Several little-documented shortcuts, some new in Sibelius 7, others not, can speed up grace note entry; it’s worth giving this article a look.

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New plug-in: Add Turbo Comment

by Philip Rothman on March 21, 2014 · 3 comments

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Turbo-charge your comments in Sibelius and collaborate in ways you never thought were possible with this new free plug-in.

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A new plug-in which will speed up working with text, allowing you to quickly swap one text style for another; and another plug-in to easily identify bars with gaps before them.

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If you have been manually creating hidden, sounding notes with articulations in another voice for playback purposes, you’ll want this new plug-in, which automates the entire process for you.

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Change the startup sound in Sibelius

by Philip Rothman on February 24, 2014 · 9 comments

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If you don’t mind diving into some of Sibelius’s program files, you can change the program’s startup sound from the soothing symphonic strains to most anything you like.

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A detailed recollection of how I brought my workstation into the modern era, with notes and instructions on how to migrate hardware, software and peripherals.

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We’ll take you through each step in modifying your document to achieve a classic lead sheet look by removing clefs and key signatures from most systems, in both Finale and Sibelius.

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Robert Puff’s music notation blog is Of Note

by Philip Rothman on February 4, 2014 · 1 comment

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This blog by one of the industry’s top music preparers is a must-read for anyone using Sibelius or Finale on a regular basis.

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Swap the contents of two staves in Sibelius or Finale

by Philip Rothman on January 21, 2014 · 8 comments

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You’ll be glad to trade what was a multi-step process for these handy and free plug-ins in Sibelius and Finale, which exchange the contents of one staff for another.

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