About my latest YouTube video – Sibelius 7 tips

Sibelius tips

I’ve uploaded a new tutorial video to YouTube. This one is about some tips I’ve found that help my workflow when using Sibelius. Geared toward Sibelius 7, it can be adapted to use with earlier versions.

Highlights

Advanced filtering.

Have you discovered the power of advanced filtering? An example is shown.

Preferences.

There are many preferences to choose from. This video shows how to turn off the startup sound, ease the strain on your system of the playback configurations (which seem to be more system demanding in version 7 than before). A discussion of keyboard shortcuts. Almost every task you can do in Sibelius can have a keyboard shortcut assigned to it and more.

Voices and editing music in different voices

Do you know how to take an existing part and copy it into voice 2 in another staff that already has voice 1 notes? You can’t just cut and paste. See how.

Wildcards

There are many wildcards that can be used when working with text. See how to incorporate them into your titles/composers and how you might use them in footnotes.

Parts

Making the layout of your parts look consistent among parts, including editing text styles to change the position in the parts, but leave it where it was in the score. Hiding text in the parts but keeping it in the score.

Ribbon tips

You either love it, hate it or tolerate it, but the Ribbon is here to stay. How to gain back some screen real estate and some different ways to view your music.

Take a look at it:

Please leave some feedback on the YouTube site or here.

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About jamesgilbertmusic

JamesGilbertMusic is a web based publisher of sheet music and mp3 files. The founder, James Gilbert, is a pianist, organist composer/arranger and piano teacher. He offers piano lessons in Micanopy.
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