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Dorico PDF reference manual now available

by Philip Rothman on December 29, 2016 · 8 comments

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The first version of the Dorico guide is now available to download as a PDF from Steinberg’s help site. While far from exhaustive, it is easy to follow and logically structured, making it a comprehensive, well-organized resource to help you make the most of the new software.


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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A new guidebook for MuseScore is a thorough and logically written reference for those using the notation software for the first time or for those seeking to expand their knowledge.


The 7.5.1 update to Sibelius addresses numerous issues relating to audio and video export, the Timeline, localization, and playback, improves the user interface, and belatedly introduces the official 7.5 Sibelius Reference.


Read the friendly manual

by Philip Rothman on April 5, 2013 · 13 comments

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Often I receive questions from friends, colleagues and strangers alike, asking for help with one Sibelius question or another. While I’m not an official source of information, I try to help when I can, although it’s not always possible for me to reply to every question. Sometimes the question is along the lines of “Sibelius […]


When I first started learning Sibelius years ago, the printed manual was invaluable. I took it with me everywhere and pored through the pages whenever I had a free moment, including many times when I wasn’t even near a computer. As the program’s capabilities have expanded, the manual (officially the Reference Guide) has grown larger. […]


Continuing a (very) irregular series of bits of Sibelius-related trivia… There are 369,522 words in the Sibelius 6 Reference book, an increase of 8.6% over the Sibelius 5 Reference book. That’s quite a lot of words.


How many words are there in the Sibelius 5 Reference book?

by Daniel Spreadbury on November 28, 2008 · 1 comment

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Quite a few: 340,237, in fact. (And there are 63,157 words in the Sibelius 5 Handbook.) Now you know!

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