This is the first in a series on tutorials on tweaking  Sibelius 7 playback. The ways to tweak playback in Sibelius 7 can go pretty deep if you really want to dig in. But there are also many simple steps you can to take to improve the playback of your scores. Meet the Inspector! In Sibelius […]

In my first post in this series I introduced you to the Focus Family and Focus Set plug-ins, which I find indispensable when working with large scores.  Let’s look at a few more plug-ins that make things move a bit faster in large scores when working in Sibelius. On bite at a time…but how big? There […]


In this series of blog posts I’m going to share some tips on working with large scores in Sibelius. Some scores are just plain BIG! When working on a large score, no matter what the ensemble, the score page and your monitor are only so big.  The more staves you have, the smaller they must […]

One of the the great things about writing a blog like this is, I learn new things all the time.  Master plug-in programmer Bob Zawalich left a comment on my last blog post about a plug-in of his that fits in with my “Key of the Day” scheme.  This is a plug-in I was not aware […]


Weather it’s pulling down a menu in Sibelius 6 or pointing and clicking on the ribbon in Sibelius 7, using your mouse, track ball or trackpad is not the most efficient way to select what you need. If you a Mac user, when was the last time you went to the edit menu in any […]


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 […]


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 […]


Something that I say over and over again about Sibelius is, if you think to yourself, “There must be an easier way to do this,” there probably is. Often the “easier way” is found in the form of a plug-in. A plug-in is a small program that works within a larger program, it this case […]


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 […]