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Dorico Music Notation Software

a Introduction In the mid-1990’s I started using Finale (version 3.7) as my music notation software of choice. (Prior to that I used MusicPrinterPlus). When version six of Sibelius came out I tried it out and switched to it because it was far more intuitive than Finale. When Dorico 4 was released in early 2022 […]

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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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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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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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Miroslav Philharmonik Review

UPDATE January 2016. Miroslav Philharmonik version 2 was released in December 2015. Based on the SampleTank 3 engine, the user interface is a thousand times better than the version reviewed below. I can actually use it without having to pull out the magnifer. There are new sounds and key-switching instruments are also provided. The instruments […]

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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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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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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 […]