With Sibelius 7.5, you can express, accelerate, and promote your creativity in more ways than ever before—join composer, orchestrator, and music preparer Philip Rothman to get started fast.
In this five-part tutorial series, we’ll review the basics of Avid Sibelius 7.5, so you can get started fast and make music as quickly as possible. These tutorials are designed mostly for those new to Sibelius, but existing users may also discover helpful tips along the way.
In this lesson, we’ll jump right in and cover the most fundamental elements of music notation: notes and rhythms. We’ll go over how to enter music using the mouse, a virtual on-screen keyboard, and your computer keyboard, and we’ll use your MIDI keyboard to play music right into Sibelius. We’ll also cover how to select, copy, move and delete music in your score.
In this lesson, I’ll cover how to create and use the various score elements that are known as Notations and Text. Notations include things like key and time signatures, clefs, special barlines, hairpins, and slurs. Text can be anything from dynamics, expressions, and technique text, to tempo markings, lyrics, chord symbols, rehearsal marks, and title text.
In this lesson, I’ll cover layout tips and techniques. You’ll learn instrument changes, how to transpose music, and how to work with transposing scores. I will also demonstrate Sibelius playback features, including video.
About the author
Philip Rothman is a composer, orchestrator, and music preparer in New York, where he uses Sibelius on a daily basis. Philip has composed and orchestrated for major orchestras, feature films, and television programs. He runs NYC Music Services, a full-service music preparation firm whose clients include Carnegie Hall, NFL Films, The Metropolitan Opera, and leading composers and publishers. You may also know Philip from the users’ blog SibeliusBlog.com, where he covers tips and news about Sibelius and the field of music notation.