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3 helpful plug-ins for working with lyrics

by Philip Rothman on October 2, 2014 · 8 comments

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Make quick work of unbeaming lyrics, slurring melismas, and swapping verses with these three time-saving plug-ins.

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New and updated plug-ins from Kenneth Gaw

by Philip Rothman on September 23, 2014 · 2 comments

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A new plug-in that exports and imports mixer settings, and updates to existing plug-ins, make for a substantial fall harvest from plug-in developer Kenneth Gaw.

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Re-input pitches in homophonic music

by Philip Rothman on September 16, 2014 · 3 comments

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Save time by using the Re-input Pitches feature in Sibelius, or the Repitch tool in Finale, when you’re writing for several instruments that have the same rhythm but different pitches.

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Reset text font to defaults while typing

by Philip Rothman on August 27, 2014 · 6 comments

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If you’ve ever been frustrated by getting strange-looking characters while typing expressive text, here’s how to fix the problem.

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New plug-in: Format Tempo and Metronome Mark Text

by Philip Rothman on August 21, 2014 · 5 comments

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This plug-in allows you to specify the music font for the Beats Per Minute (BPM) characters in ‘Tempo’ text and ‘Metronome mark’ text, with options to format associated equal signs, dashes and parentheses.

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Find out how to adjust the default positions of lines, and learn some tips about working with bracketed hairpins.

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Add text formatting changes to Score Info and plug-ins

by Philip Rothman on July 22, 2014 · 1 comment

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By knowing a few easy-to-learn codes, you can be a formatting change wizard and get Sibelius to automatically apply line-breaks and make font, character and style modifications.

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A free utility allows you to install a virtual printer on your Mac and make PDFs that take full advantage of Sibelius 7 and 7.5’s built-in print options.

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Stick to it with sticky tuplets, slurs and lines

by Philip Rothman on July 10, 2014 · 8 comments

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Learn about new features and a few shortcuts that were added in Sibelius 7 to help you quickly enter tuplets, slurs and lines during note input.

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Using manual repeats in Sibelius playback

by Philip Rothman on July 2, 2014 · 1 comment

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Set a custom playback order for your music, including complex repeats and gaps, using the Manual Repeats feature in Sibelius.

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