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Exclusive e-book excerpt: From DAW to Score

by Tristan Noon on March 4, 2017 · 4 comments

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Composer, orchestrator, and copyist Tristan Noon’s new e-book, From DAW to Score, is now available. We have an exclusive excerpt from the book on our blog — and a special discount code as well.


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2016 holiday shopping guide

by Philip Rothman on November 22, 2016 · 1 comment

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Have you been bad or good? We know you’ve been good, and that’s why we’ve assembled this unique holiday shopping guide for 2016 of books, apps, gear and more that you won’t find anywhere else — tailor-made especially for readers of our blog about music notation and technology.

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Elaine Gould’s venerable music notation reference Behind Bars is now available as an e-book for Kindle, devices running the Kindle app, and Apple’s iBooks for Mac and iOS.


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2015 holiday shopping guide, from the Sibelius blog

by Philip Rothman on December 10, 2015 · 1 comment

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Ho ho ho, the 2015 holiday shopping guide is out for music nerds and those who love them, with some new goodies and some old favorites to stuff your stocking and lighten your wallet.

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Sibelius 7 Music Notation Essentials book now available

by Daniel Spreadbury on February 9, 2012 · 2 comments

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Sibelius 7 Music Notation Essentials is the first Avid-certified book to be written about Sibelius. Part of the Avid Learning Series published by Cengage Learning, this new 350-page book forms the basis of a new curriculum for learning Sibelius 7 through a series of projects that you can complete in the comfort of your own home, […]


Behind Bars author interviewed on BBC Radio 3 tomorrow

by Daniel Spreadbury on February 18, 2011 · 0 comments

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Elaine Gould, the author of Behind Bars, a new reference text on music notation, will be interviewed, together with Professor of Composition and Composer in Residence at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Julian Anderson, as part of the programme Music Matters on BBC Radio 3 tomorrow, Saturday 19 February, at 12.15pm. Readers in […]


Read five pages from Hal Leonard’s new Sibelius book

by Daniel Spreadbury on February 2, 2011 · 3 comments

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Last month I posted an interview with Tom Rudolph and Vince Leonard, the authors of the second edition of Hal Leonard’s book, Sibelius: A comprehensive guide to Sibelius music notation software. Hal Leonard have posted the first five pages of one chapter from the book as a preview. Called Music Education Applications, the chapter details […]


Going Behind Bars with author Elaine Gould

by Daniel Spreadbury on January 21, 2011 · 1 comment

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A major new book on the art and practice of music notation written by publisher Faber’s chief new music editor, Elaine Gould, is published today. Called Behind Bars: The definitive guide to music notation, it aims to be a practical reference book for composers, arrangers and copyists, to help ensure that what they write on […]

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Tom Rudolph and Vince Leonard on their new Sibelius book

by Daniel Spreadbury on January 6, 2011 · 0 comments

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Hal Leonard is about to publish a second edition of Tom Rudolph and Vince Leonard’s book, Sibelius: A Comprehensive Guide to Sibelius Music Notation Software, which has been thoroughly updated and revised. The first edition of the book covered Sibelius 4, and as you would expect the new edition now includes lots of information about […]


Cengage’s Mastering Sibelius 6 book now available

by Daniel Spreadbury on November 14, 2010 · 3 comments

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Cengage have just published a new book about Sibelius, called Mastering Sibelius 6. Based on Marc Schonbrun’s book Mastering Sibelius 5, Gabriel Cobas has revised and expanded upon the original author’s work to bring the book fully up-to-date with all of the new features and changes introduced in the latest version of the world’s best-selling […]