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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, I’ll cover how to set up and add instruments to a new score. You’ll learn how to easily navigate complex scores with the Timeline window, new in Sibelius 7.5. I’ll also cover how to use the ribbon-style interface, a band of task-oriented command buttons at the top of every Sibelius window.

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