John Hinchey Tutorials

John Hinchey’s Drum Set Notation

  • Drum Set Notation in Sibelius: Part 1

    In Part 1 of an ongoing blog series, Nashville producer/arranger/composer John Hinchey shows how to use Avid Sibelius to quickly create concise drum set parts for any type of arrangement.

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  • Drum Set Notation in Sibelius: Part 2

    In Part 2 of his “Drum Set Notation in Sibelius” series, producer/arranger/composer John Hinchey discusses the specialized procedures in Sibelius used to achieve performance details in drum set and percussion parts.

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  • Drum Set Notation in Sibelius: Part 3

    In Part 3 of his “Drum Set Notation in Sibelius” series, producer/arranger/composer John Hinchey discusses how to use specific plugins to speed up creating fully notated drum set parts.

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  • Drum Set Notation in Sibelius: Installing Plugins and Keyboard Shortcuts

    In this video, producer/arranger/composer John Hinchey demonstrates step-by-step how to create plugins and keyboard shortcuts in Sibelius that can dramatically speed up your notation workflows.

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  • Drum Set Notation in Sibelius: Part 4

    In Part 4 of this blog series, producer/arranger/composer John Hinchey discusses how to use repeat bars and slash notation in Sibelius to create fully notated drum set parts.

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  • Drum Set Notation in Sibelius: Part 5

    In Part 5 of his Drum Set Notation blog series, producer/arranger/composer John Hinchey covers combination notation, where a bar is partially slash notation and partially notated with notes and rests, as well as various methods of cueing in drum set parts

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  • Drum Set Notation in Sibelius Roundup

    In this Roundup video, producer/arranger/composer John Hinchey reviews many of the techniques that he discussed over the course of his 5-part “Drum Set Notation for Sibelius” blog series

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John Hinchey’s Three Things

  • Three Things: Plug-ins

    Veteran composer, arranger, producer and musician John Hinchey shares his insights into getting the most out of Sibelius plug-ins, including creating customized workflows.

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  • Three Things: Drum Set Notation

    Veteran composer, arranger, producer and musician John Hinchey shows you how to use plug-ins and keyboard short cuts in Sibelius to simplify drum set notation.

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  • Three Things: Tweaking Playback

    Veteran composer, arranger, producer and musician John Hinchey shows you how to quickly customize playback parameters in Sibelius.

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  • Three Things: Names

    Veteran composer, arranger, producer and musician John Hinchey shows you how to quickly create custom instrument and part names in Sibelius.

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  • Three Things: Fixing Broken Multirests

    Veteran composer, arranger, producer and musician John Hinchey shows you how to quickly fix multi rest breaks in Sibelius.

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  • Three Things: Where Did My Bar Numbers Go?

    Veteran composer, arranger, producer and musician John Hinchey shows you how to quickly track down and fix missing bar numbers in Sibelius.

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  • Three Things: Magnetic Layout

    Veteran composer, arranger, producer and musician John Hinchey shares his insights into getting the most out of the Magnetic Layout feature in Avid Sibelius.

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  • Three Things: Beaming

    Veteran composer, arranger, producer and musician John Hinchey shares his insights into adjusting beaming in Sibelius to make rhythmic content easier to read.

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  • Three Things: Articulations

    Veteran composer, arranger, producer and musician John Hinchey shares his insights into adjusting articulations in Sibelius to precisely communicate the shape of the notes in your score.

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  • Three Things: Lines

    Veteran composer, arranger, producer and musician John Hinchey shares his insights into creating custom lines in Sibelius.

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John Hinchey’s Sketching in Sibelius

  • Sketching in Sibelius 7.5: The Basics of Arranging Your Workflow

    Sketching in Sibelius: The Basics of Arranging Your Workflow

    This is the first of four tutorials that will teach you how to use powerful built-in features of Sibelius to create a sketch of your arrangements, as well as how to use that sketch to quickly and efficiently orchestrate and complete your full score.

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  • Sketching in Sibelius 7.5: Filling in the Details

    Sketching in Sibelius: Filling in the Details

    Learn how to use the powerful built-in tools in Sibelius to fill in the details of your score to create that clear and concise sketch you’ve been working toward.

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  • Sketching in Sibelius 7.5

    Sketching in Sibelius: From Sketch to Score

    ‘Sketching in Sibelius’ tutorials teach you how to use the powerful built-in features of Sibelius to create a sketch of your arrangements. In this part three, I’ll demonstrate how to easy it is to turn your sketch into a score.

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  • Sketching in Sibelius 7.5: The Finishing Touches

    Sketching in Sibelius: The Finishing Touches

    ‘Sketching in Sibelius’ tutorials teach you how to use the powerful built-in features of Sibelius 7.5 to create a sketch of your arrangements. In part four, I’ll show you how to fine tune your score.

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