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Norfolk font updated

December 8, 2014

Some improvements to the free Bravura-derived Norfolk font for Sibelius.

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Finale 2014d and beyond: a discussion with MakeMusic

December 3, 2014

An update to Finale 2014, and a breakfast discussion with top MakeMusic employees about the future of their products and of the field.

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2014 holiday shopping guide, Sibelius blog style

November 25, 2014

Whether you’re buying for yourself or a like-minded music and technology enthusiast, get the lowdown on some products that see regular use around here.

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Get smarter with smart quotes

November 21, 2014

Curly quotes, or smart quotes, aren’t automatically generated in Sibelius, but knowing these tips will quickly boost your score’s IQ.

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Road report: Copland 3 in The Big Easy

November 18, 2014

A brief diary of a recent trip to New Orleans to hear the first notes of a new edition of Aaron Copland’s Third Symphony.

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Use keyboard shortcuts to apply text expressions in Sibelius

November 13, 2014

It’s not entirely obvious at first glance, but Sibelius offers an easy way to powerfully customize shortcuts in word menus to quickly apply common text expressions in your score.

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20% off Mac productivity apps from our sponsor, Many Tricks

November 11, 2014

Learn about Name Mangler and Moom, two apps for Mac users that automate common tasks, and receive a discount code that’s good through November.

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Horizontal note spacing in Sibelius

November 5, 2014

A collection of tips and plug-ins to help space your music not too wide, not too narrow, but just right.

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Transitioning from Sibelius 6 to Sibelius 7.5

October 29, 2014

If you are thinking about finally upgrading to Sibelius 7.5 from Sibelius 6, whether it’s from desire or necessity, you’ll want to know these useful pointers to ease the move.

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Understanding octave-transposing clefs in Sibelius

October 22, 2014

A guide to how and why octave-up and octave-down clefs relate to the position of the music on the staff, and how Sibelius is different than other music notation programs in this way.

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