Sibelius 7 is the complete software for writing, playing, printing, and publishing music notation, and can be used by every kind of musician, from students and teachers to professional composers. In Sibelius 7 Essential Training, author Jenny Amaya shows how to create professional-looking scores, beginning with the basics of note entry and playback. The course explains how to interface with a MIDI keyboard; edit note durations and pitches; and incorporate lyrics, tempo markings, and other text elements. Features specific to version 7, such as 64-bit support, improved sound library, and text and typography enhancements are also covered in detail.
Prerequisite: A basic understanding of music notation and theory will yield the best results from this course.
Working with Magnetic Layout
Setting essential preferences
Controlling basic score playback
Ensuring good score readability and organization
Adding time signatures and key signatures
Entering notes, rests, accidentals, and chords
Inputting notation with a MIDI keyboard
Creating and extending slurs and phrase marks
Engraving and formatting
Saving time with quick key shortcuts
Printing and exporting a completed project
Sharing scores via the Scorch plug-in