Setting Up Sibelius Part 8

Setting Up Sibelius Part 8

Setting Up Sibelius Part 8
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Setting Up Sibelius Part 8

Welcome to Setting Up Sibelius Part 8!

Welcome back to the next instalment of the Setting Up Sibelius series! My word…you’re becoming a Sibelius Guru with how much you now know!

Just take a look at what you can do!

You can put Key Signatures, Time Signatures, Titles and Composer Info, straight into your score,

You can play notes into your score with a keyboard..or input them in any way you like!

Oh..and not forgetting you can save your score, make versions of it, lock it so it can’t be changed..and you’ve also got some basic editing and keyboard shortcuts under your belt!

You know about the great playback functionality Sibelius has to offer, with its mixer, loop functions, and ability to host and use 3rd party effects like Reverb!

If that wasn’t enough!..you also know how to Edit the score..add pages, align the staves, make stave reductions…and know a little about voices too!

But…we haven’t finished there…No…Theres more for me to show you! But before we dive headlong into Setting Up Sibelius Part 8… If your unsure of how to do any of the above, why not go over the preceding posts, you’ll find them all listed here!

We look at some of the functionality of the Inspector in this episode..a feature of Sibelius that’s hugely powerful, and quite easy to use..and I’ll show you some tips on tweaking with it!…but that’s not all!….As

By the end of today’s blog, you’ll know how to do it!

time line

I’ll show you the Time Line and how to navigate large scores.

It shows your score laid out in a graphical way..and is very speedy to zoom around!

We’ll look at parts, and how to use Transpose and Concert score options.

We’ll look at opening parts as versions too, so you can open any part you like from any score in a file.


The Inspector is the place to adjust things like ‘Play on Pass’..and I’ll show you how to use it.

Tempo text is also editable…and I’ll show you how to do that too!

Once you know how to use features like the inspector, and Transpose the score, providing perfect parts for you players is simple!

Well there you are, that was Setting Up Sibelius Part 8

Now I know there’s a lot in this video, but I really hope that these blogs and videos are helping you get the best out of your software and that now it’s easy for you to write your own music with this wonderful notation program.

Play about with the options for the ‘Play on Pass’ feature in the Inspector..as it’s a wonderful way of breathing life into repeat sections…and a really good way to really reinforce that amazing melody you’ve come up with!

So, as well as using the Inspector, you can also enter Rehearsal Markings, Tweak Tempo Text, Open the parts individually, Transpose the whole score instantly…and back again to Concert Pitch quicker than you can say BOOM!

You know how to open versions of the score and the parts using two different ways, as well as how to enter repeat markings and different endings into your score as well!

As with all my blogs and videos, I’d love to hear how you’re getting on, so please do comment below and let me know

And don’t forget that if you need more help, you’re most welcome to get in touch with me directly via the ‘Contact Me’ Tab.

So after all that….what could possibly be next?…who knows…but it’s going to be a goody!

That was Setting Up Sibelius Part 8, Join me again soon for the next one

Until then. Have a good one, and I’ll see you again soon!

As with all my blogs, I’ve used the Ultimate version of the software for this one..currently, at 2020.6 Find out more from Avid’s site here

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