Music Prep

Yeah, there’s an easier way to install plugins With all these recent blog posts on plugins, I thought it might be a good time to talk about the new Install plug-ins feature in Sibelius 7.  I realize looking back at these posts that I’ve created links to Extra plugins for Sibelius download page but really that is […]


Yeah there’s a plugin for that: Move System Objects For Delete Bar plugin and Add Pickup Bar plugin Continuing with my series on plugins, let’s take a look at a common issue and a couple of plugins that can help you out.  But first here’s something you really need to know about Sibelius… ALL PAGE […]


In my previous blog post in this series I talked about the Line Between Notes plugin.  Shortly after that blog post, Bob Zawalich updated this great plugin and it is on the Sibelius website on the Extra Plugins For Sibelius page.  I want to show you some of the new features. Line Between Notes update When […]


In my previous blog post in this series I talked a bit about plug-ins.  I’d like to continue by introducing you to another one of my favorite plug-ins that I use all the time.  Once again, this is a plug-in created by Bob Zawalich and it is available on the Sibelius website on the Extra Plugins […]


Surprisingly, I run into many Sibelius users who are under the impression that once you upgrade to Sibelius 7 you can’t exchange scores with someone using Sibelius 6. You can in fact, exchange scores seamlessly. And thanks to a new addition to Sibelius 7 you can easily exchange scores with Finale users too. As well, there […]


In this installment of “Advanced Filtering Tips” I am going to combine several filtering elements and take advantage of an often overlooked attribute of the advanced filter. The more the merrier! I’ve shown you filtering of notes and of text, each by themselves.  You can also combine elements when using the advanced filter, and get […]


Recently I received an email from a friend asking if there is a way to load an MP3 into Sibelius for playback and sync it to the tempo of the MP3. Why yes there is! The Video window is not just for videos! The Video window allows you to open video format files such as […]


Here’s another example of using the Advanced Filter. This one involves text. Filtering lyrics This is a situation I run into often. I’m given a piano vocal arrangement in Sibelius that a client would like me to orchestrate. The piano vocal score uses repeated bars with lyrics for multiple verses written under the notes, like […]


Have you ever been working in Sibelius and come across a procedure that seems to take a lot of steps or is really repetitive and said to yourself, “There has to be an easier way to do this.” The good news is usually there is!  The easier way is generally either a built in feature […]


Avid recently released Sibelius 7 and as usual the folks who develop this award winning software have come up with some great new features. But what is really creating quite a buzz, especially from long time users of Sibelius is a new user interface called ‘The Ribbon.’ DON’T PANIC! If you came from the pencil […]