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SWA Masterclass Sibelius Ultimate

$49.95

Sibelius | Ultimate is a powerful music notation software package with a deep set of features. In this masterclass, we’ll focus on features that will get you up and running for creating scores and parts for vocals, rhythm section, and horns.

Overview

23 videos | 7 hours 13 minutes | Instructor:  John Hinchey

In this Sibelius Ultimate video tutorial, we’ll explore techniques to streamline your workflow and demystify the process of getting your musical ideas onto the page and out the door, quickly, clearly, and efficiently.

This includes:

  • Input and editing of the core musical elements: notes, articulations, dynamics, text, lyrics, chord symbols, etc.
  • Score and part layout, how to get your chart looking great to enable your musicians and singers to give you focused rehearsals and their best performance
  • Creating parts for rhythm (slashes and chords), piano/keyboards (grand staff), guitar (with chord symbols and/or chord diagrams), bass, drum set, vocals (leads, BGVs, and choir), horn parts (including doubling)
  • How to use the House styles and Manuscript papers features to speed up workflow
  • Using built-in features and free plug-ins to speed up note entry as well as score and part layout
  • How to export audio tracks of your arrangement for reference and rehearsal
  • How to export your finished charts on paper or as PDFs

Also included in this course are Sibelius|Ultimate files so you can follow along and get your arrangements up and running quickly.

Introduction
  • Welcome
  • Course outline
Sibelius Interface
  • Quick Start Window
  • Tour of the interface
  • The Ribbon
  • File Menu
  • Parts Window
  • Keypad
Sibelius Centric
  • Keyboard shortcuts
  • Key tips
  • Panorama
  • Staff passage vs System passage
  • Opt click
  • Object and staff selection
  • Filtering
  • Duplicate
  • Keypad toggle
  • Right click menu
  • Multiple copy and paste
  • Plug-ins
Keyboard shortcuts and plug-ins
  • Default Keyboard shortcuts
  • Custom Keyboard shortcuts
  • Default plug-ins
  • Installing plug-ins
Audio and Mixer
  • Play tab
  • Setting up audio configuration
  • Playback devices
  • Tour of the mixer
  • Performance controls
Note Input
  • Point and click
  • Computer keyboard
  • MIDI keyboard
  • Flextime (real time)
  • MIDI file import
  • MusicXML import
  • Tuplet input
  • Re-input pitches
  • Transpose
  • Working with the four staff voices
  • Cross Staff Beaming
Notations
  • Clefs
  • Time Signatures
  • Key Signatures
  • Barlines
  • Lines
  • Symbols
  • Noteheads
  • Brackets and Braces
  • Beaming
  • Graphics
Keypad
  • Dotted notes
  • Layout 1 Common notes
  • Layout 2 More notes
  • Layout 3 Beams and tremolos
  • Layout 4 Articulations
  • Layout 5 Jazz articulations
  • Layout 6 Accidentals
  • Finale style keypad
Text
  • Editing text styles and fonts
  • System text
  • Blank Page text
  • Staff text
  • Expressions (dynamics)
  • Lyrics
  • Chord symbols
  • Chord fonts
  • Wildcards
Layout
  • Document setup
  • Staff spacing
  • Auto Breaks
  • Multirests
  • Page layout
  • Page numbers
  • Rehearsal marks
  • Instrument names
  • Bar numbers
  • Part appearance
  • Copy part layout
  • Headers and footers
Charts
  • Lead Sheet
  • Chord Chart
  • Master rhythm chart
  • Drum set chart
  • Horn charts
  • Guitar chart
  • Bass chart
  • Keyboard chart
  • Vocal charts
  • Score
  • Score layout
  • SATB score
Audio Export and Printing
  • Mixer settings for export
  • Horn falls playback
  • Inspector panel
  • Change instrument sounds
  • Hiding staves for playback
  • Audio export options
  • Exporting PDFs of score and parts
  • Printing score and parts
Wrap up
  • Top Ten Sibelius tips

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