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Custom Bar Numbers in Sibelius

For those that work with orchestra or any music that requires parts to be produced, you may want the bar (measure) numbers in the parts to look different than the numbers in the score. I take a look at that issue in a YouTube tutorial video. I also talk about how to make a special […]

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Arranging Church Music Sibelius

New Sheet Music

New Music Available now at my website and SheetMusicPlus, are the following titles. For a list of all titles I have available, visit https://jamesgilbertmusic.com/catalog.php Ancient Quandary — Orchestra — https://www.sheetmusicplus.com/title/20964252 Christ Is Made The Sure Foundation — Orchestra — https://www.sheetmusicplus.com/title/20964255 David’s Lamentation — Orchestra — https://www.sheetmusicplus.com/title/20964256 Heaven Above — Orchestra — https://www.sheetmusicplus.com/title/20964259 I Remember You, […]

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Arranging Church Music Organ Music Sibelius Website News

Recent additions (Nov 2018)

Late October additions to catalog and Soundcloud Listen to my contribution to a collaborative effort with Spitfire Audio. (Alas it wasn’t selected as part of the song). I added 3 new sheet music titles to the sheet music catalog (https://jamesgilbertmusic.com/catalog.php) Two versions of the Hallelujah Chorus from Messiah. One for solo organ and one for […]

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Arranging Church Music Sibelius

New Choral music (and personal update)

New Choral Music I’ve released 2 new choral titles through my distributor Sheet Music Plus Direct. As with all my current arranging, I use Sibelius for the composing and layout. First, an unaccompanied setting of Are You Washed In The Blood for SATB choir. See more details here: https://www.sheetmusicplus.com/title/20804287 Secondly, an accompanied setting of Christ, […]

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Arranging Church Music Organ Music Sibelius

New Sheet Music

Christmas Organ Selections II I have a new sheet music Organ Collection available. This contains selections of Advent and Christmas titles. Available at: https://www.sheetmusicplus.com/title/20753754 Away In A Manger [MUELLER] God Rest, Ye Merry Gentlemen He Is Born [IL EST NSTE] In The Bleak Midwinter [CRANHAM] Joy To The World [ANTIOCH] O Little Town Of Bethlehem […]

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May 2018 update

Current news I’m always looking for subjects to write about here or tutorial to do on YouTube. Please use the comments section to give me some ideas. I’ve not shown a map of where people are buying and performing my sheet music for some time, so here’s the latest (as of Mar 31, 2018) I’m […]

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General Sibelius YouTube Videos

Sibelius Sound Set Editor Introduction

Sibelius Sound Set Editor I put together a brief video showing an introduction to the Sound Set Editor and how you can use it to support virtual instruments

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Arranging Other Sibelius

Sheet Music Plus for Composers/Arrangers

A “Kindle like” publishing platform for musicians In case you did not know it, SheetMusicPlus.com has been operating a self-publishing platform similar to the way Amazon allows book authors to publish material for their Kindle. I’ve been using it since Jan 2016 to sell all the titles I have available and have been quite happy […]

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Variegated Plate

Wonder what this might be? var·i·e·gat·ed ˈver(ē)əˌɡādəd/ adjective 1) exhibiting different colors, especially as irregular patches or streaks. Botany: (of a plant or foliage) having or consisting of leaves that are edged or patterned in a second color, especially white as well as green. 2) marked by variety. Think definition number 2. Coming soon…….

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Sibelius 101 Video tutorial series

Sibelius 101 video tutorial series I’m sorry I’ve not posted anything in over a month. I’ve been busy with a few new projects. Check out my Soundcloud page: http://soundcloud.com/jamesgilbertmusic Among other things I’ve been working on a new video tutorial series for those new to or inexperienced with Sibelius 7. I’m calling it Sibelius 101. […]

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Arranging General Music Theory Other Sibelius

More on iPad apps for music

iPad music apps See also an updated article HERE If you have some time, please listen to my music on iTunes (Click here) This is a followup to my previous blog about sheet music apps for the iPad. My favorite and the app I use the most for viewing sheet music is still forScore. If […]

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Introduction to Music, Conclusion

Introduction to Music for those wanting to become musicans, or improve their musicianship Conclusion I hope this Introduction to Music series has been helpful. While it is obviously not a comprehensive look at all there is to music notation and music theory, if you know this stuff, you have a great amount of tools to […]

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General Piano Lessons Reaper Sibelius Website News

Piano lessons and music lessons over the internet

I’m happy to announce that I’m now teaching piano lessons and general music lessons via the internet. Please pass the word on to all you know. I mainly teach piano lessons, but I am also available to teach Composition, Music Theory, Sibelius 7, Reaper DAW and Native Instruments Komplete 8 (with the various software like […]

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Arranging General Sibelius YouTube Videos

New video: Importing XML files into Sibelius 7

Importing XML files into Sibelius 7 I’ve posted a new video on YouTube about importing and editing XML files in Sibelius 7. One can take MusicXML files exported from such programs as Finale and import into Sibelius. Some tips on doing that and editing them once they are in Sibelius. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y5gC_aH4pIc] In addition to […]

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Arranging Church Music Sibelius YouTube Videos

O For A Thousand Tongues To Sing

Our latest additions to the catalog at our website consists of the title: O For A Thousand Tongues To Sing. There are two titles available. They are both upbeat, rock/pop adaptations of this classic hymn tune also known as AZMON. One is an MP3 recording and the other is a sheet music transcription for solo instrument. The sheet […]

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Arranging General Sibelius

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 […]

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Arranging Reaper Sibelius

The Cat

New Video I’ve uploaded a new video to YouTube. The soundtrack is an original piece originally written as a school assignment (years ago) to accompany a section of a cartoon. It has since undergone some revision. The music was written for Flutes (including Alto), Saxophones, French Horn, Trumpets, Guitar, Electric bass, drums and piano. The somewhat […]

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New MP3 recordings at the website

Two new mp3 audio recordings have been added to the music catalog. Chord Flavors The first, Chord Flavors, is a recording of the original composition Chord Flavors. It is a flowing, rhythmic transition between various chords. This transition and interplay of chords ends up making for a nice melody as well. If you’ve followed any of […]

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Arranging Reaper Sibelius

Music Soundtrack Example

I’ve put together another video on YouTube. This one is focused on the music, not the video. The music is an original composition for potential use as background music to a video — a soundtrack. For the sounds used, I used instruments from Komplte 8 Ultimate. There are 2 Massive tracks (Blue in Grey and […]

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Arranging Reaper Sibelius

From arrangement to recording

After considerable difficulty with video cap and editing software, I’ve finally gotten two new videos done. I decided to make an arrangement. I did it in Sibelius 7 and Reaper. The first video shows the process of making the arrangement. This arrangement was for violin, cello, piano, guitar, bass and drums. The 2nd video shows […]

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Arranging Sibelius

Making a music arrangement using Sibelius 7

Ever wonder what goes on in an arranger’s mind when they go to arrange a piece of music? Well, here’s a video showing some of that process. It also shows off some of the new Sibelius 7 music notation software. See how I take a hymn tune based on a German folk melody and turn […]

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Sibelius 7 first impressions

A look at the new Sibelius 7. Keep an eye out on my YouTube page in the near future for some screen shots and more detailed looks. Highlights For someone upgrading from older versions, plan to spend time learning the changes Gone are the menus, welcome the ‘ribbon’ Text handling changed (typography & frames) New […]