In Sibelius, harp notation text objects are created in a variety of text styles and often contain a mixture of fonts. Learn how they are fabricated, how to filter them, and how to change their appearance.


If you work in Sibelius 8.5.1 and open files created in earlier Sibelius versions in which rests were manually moved to avoid notes, be aware that the position of those rests has shifted in the parts for your file, with no warning.


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How to fix a common page numbering problem in Sibelius

by Philip Rothman on March 17, 2017 · 1 comment

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If your Sibelius score suffers from an ailment where the page numbers unintentionally deviate from the conventions of left and right numbering, we have both the diagnosis and the cure.

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On the release of NotePerformer 2.0, a major update to the Sibelius-compatible sound library, we interview Arne Wallander, creator of the Wallander family of virtual instruments and NotePerformer.


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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.


Cross-staff notes and accidentals have long been problematic in Sibelius — sometimes they stubbornly won’t appear when they should, no matter what you try. Here’s a way to finally get those pesky accidentals to show up.


Here’s how to change the default appearance of octave lines in Finale and Sibelius, if, for instance, you’d like the octave line to simply read “8” instead of “8va”.


In Sibelius, if you expect recently opened documents to appear in the Quick Start dialog or in the list of recent documents in the Ribbon, but they’re not appearing correctly, you may need to reset a setting.


A new plug-in automates the tedious process of creating special barlines and manually adding in fake “barlines” in certain instances where you don’t want the barline to appear to be joined between staves.


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NAMM 2017: Talking Sibelius with Sam Butler

by Philip Rothman on January 22, 2017 · 4 comments

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Our NAMM 2017 coverage continues as we talk with Sam Butler, Avid’s senior product manager for Avid‘s music notation and learning products, about the road ahead for Sibelius.