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The question often gets asked: How does one print and tape music accordion-style? In this blog post and accompanying video, learn the technique and tools you need to accomplish that very task.

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Using the Open Selected Parts plug-in in Sibelius

by Philip Rothman on July 28, 2016 · 2 comments

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Bob Zawalich’s Open Selected Parts plug-in for Sibelius not only makes it faster to open just the parts you want, but it also quickly closes unwanted parts at the same time.

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Sibelius 8.3 is available. It introduces the ability to individually color notes, improves upon 8.2’s sliding feature by more intelligently grouping rests, and improves the independent enharmonic spelling feature introduced in 8.2.

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Sibelius 8.2 introduces the ability to enharmonically spell notes differently in a part and the score, a new sliding feature which moves notes and rests horizontally, and better placement of repeat barlines in relation to time signatures.

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Sibelius 8.2 features start appearing on web sites

by Philip Rothman on March 25, 2016 · 8 comments

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Sibelius 8.2 has not officially been made available, but details about its new features have already appeared on Avid’s web site as well as that of a Japanese distributor.

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A video tutorial that describes a multi-step solution to a persistent problem in Sibelius: instrument changes with key signatures that break multirests and don’t display correctly in the score or part.

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Open a new window

by Philip Rothman on January 13, 2016 · 9 comments

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If you’ve never tried opening a new window in the same document before, you’ll be whistling a new song once you learn how and why to do it, in Sibelius, Finale and MuseScore.

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Tacet parts in Finale and Sibelius

by Philip Rothman on December 16, 2015 · 4 comments

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Tacet parts are useful in performance and recording contexts, to let a player know that their part has been accounted for even if they aren’t playing. Learn how to make these parts in Finale and Sibelius.

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Sibelius and Finale sessions at 2015 MOLA Conference

by Philip Rothman on May 12, 2015 · 4 comments

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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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Reduce file size by pruning unneeded versions and parts

by Philip Rothman on January 20, 2015 · 6 comments

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Sibelius files are typically compact. If your files are growing undesirably large, here are a couple of common causes and remedies.

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