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On the margins: Headers, footers, and footnotes in Sibelius

May 20, 2015

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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Norfolk text font updated to support ligatures in dynamics

May 15, 2015

There’s an update to Norfolk, the Sibelius-compatible version of the Bravura font, which will now automatically support ligated dynamics.

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Sibelius and Finale sessions at 2015 MOLA Conference

May 12, 2015

I’ll once again be presenting sessions on using Sibelius and Finale at the 2015 MOLA annual conference in Montreal in May, and I’ll also be available for personal consultations.

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Roundup: StaffPad and MuseScore updates, Spreadbury on SoundNotion, Finale news, MusicXML at Musikmesse

May 6, 2015

We quickly hop around the world of music notation news in this post, chock-full of the latest updates about StaffPad, MuseScore, Steinberg, Finale, and MusicXML.

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StaffPad live demo at Microsoft developers conference

May 1, 2015

StaffPad founder David William Hearn shares the stage with Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, demonstrating the new notation app for thousands watching in person and online.

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Touch Notation by Kawai: A promising music handwriting app for iOS

April 23, 2015

Kawai has released the English-language version of Touch Notation, a modestly priced and remarkably full-featured music handwriting and gesture-based app for iOS devices like the iPad and iPhone.

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Stretching the limits of notehead styles and plug-ins in Sibelius

April 21, 2015

In this post geared towards Sibelius power users, Bob Zawalich describes the rather generous limitations of the numbers of notehead styles and plug-ins Sibelius can support at a given time, and how to get around those limitations, if needed.

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Writing more music with StaffPad

April 17, 2015

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?

April 15, 2015

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

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Next Sibelius release to feature UI updates, new licensing options

April 11, 2015

The next version of Sibelius will be available in a variety of licensing options, and will feature annotations, support for the Surface Pro 3, and other UI improvements.

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