Learn the basics of Sibelius 7.5 (Music Notation Software)
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Learn the basics of Sibelius 7.5 (Music Notation Software)

An introduction to using Sibelius 7.5 (from Avid) for creating music notation.
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Created by Paul Lukasiewicz
Last updated 10/2014
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This course includes
  • 4.5 hours on-demand video
  • 2 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Students will become familiar with the basic functions of inputing music into Sibelius.
  • Students will learn how to add lyrics to a score.
  • Students will learn how to transpose a score.
  • Students will learn how to export their score in several different formats.
  • Students must have at least a basic understanding of how to read and follow musician notation.

This course assumes that you are already a "musician" (ie. you already know how to read music, play an instrument or sing, and follow a score.) This course will teach you the basics of inputing music into the computer notation program, "Sibelius." I will be demonstrating using version 7.5, however, while what is displayed on the screen will look different for versions previous to 7, the basic functions and shortcuts are all the same. We will not work toward a specific project, but rather, each topic will be covered as a separate idea, because once the document is created and you start composing, there is no right or wrong order to composing (i.e. after you have notes, you could add dynamics then articulation; or you could add articulation then dynamics.) So essentially, you don't need to complete the course in order. You can jump around and watch the lessons that pertain more to what you need to learn.

Who this course is for:
  • Musicians who need to create musical scores but have never used computer software to do it.
Course content
Expand all 29 lectures 04:24:59
+ Introduction to Sibelius
1 lecture 04:01

Overview of everything that is going to be discussed in this class.

Preview 04:01
+ Lesson 1 - Creating a new score
1 lecture 13:36

Topics Discussed:

- Portrait or Landscape settings

- House style formatting

- Time signature

- Pick-up beats

- Tempo settings

- Key signature

- Texts (Title, Composer, Copyright, etc.)

Preview 13:36
+ Lesson 2 - The Ribbon
1 lecture 10:46

Sibelius 7 uses a “Ribbon” instead of separate menus (like previous versions of Sibelius.)

Preview 10:46
+ Lesson 3 - Keypad & Home Ribbon
5 lectures 33:52

Topics Discussed:

- Overview of Lesson 3

- Explain the “Keypad”

Lesson 3A - Keypad & Home Ribbon

Topics Discussed:

- More on the “Keypad” (including voices)

- “Step-Edit” Note Entry

Preview 07:55

Topics Discussed:

- “N” to toggle note entry

- Copy/Paste ( or “Option + Click”)

Lesson 3C - Keypad & Home Ribbon

Topics Discussed:

- How to Add/Change Instruments

- “Transposing Score”

Lesson 3D - Keypad & Home Ribbon

Topics Discussed:

- Add/Delete Bars

Lesson 3E - Keypad & Home Ribbon
+ Lesson 4 - Note Input Ribbon
3 lectures 33:38

Topics Discussed:

- Toggle “Input Notes”

- Write Triplets

- Input & Respell Accidentals

Lesson 4A - Note Input Ribbon

Topics Discussed:

- Transpose notes

- Swap voices

- Add intervals above/below

Lesson 4B - Note Input Ribbon

Topics Discussed:

- Plug-ins (boomwhacker note colors, color pitches, respell accidentals)

Lesson 4C - Note Input Ribbon
+ Lesson 5 - Notations Ribbon
5 lectures 53:39

Topics Discussed:

- Change clefs and key signatures

Lesson 5A - Notations Ribbon

Topics Discussed:

- Change Time Signatures & Barlines

Lesson 5B - Notations Ribbon

Topics Discussed:

- Add lines (slurs, hairpins, trills, endings, octave markings, and pedaling)

Lesson 5C - Notations Ribbon

Topics Discussed:

- Add symbols (segno, coda, mordents, etc.)

Lesson 5D - Notations Ribbon

Topics Discussed:

- Change noteheads & add letter names to the noteheads

Lesson 5E - Notations Ribbon
+ Lesson 6 - Text Ribbon
2 lectures 26:45

Topics Discussed:

- Adding lyrics & changing text formatting

Lesson 6A - Text Ribbon

Topics Discussed:

-Add expressions, technique markings, plain text, rehearsal marks, and chord symbols.

Lesson 6B - Text Ribbon
+ Lesson 7 - Play & Layout Ribbons
4 lectures 27:49

Topics Discussed:

- Configuration, mixer, and transport settings

Lesson 7A - Play & Layout RIbbons

Topics Discussed:

- Margins, orientation, size, staff size, and title page changes

Lesson 7B - Play & Layout RIbbons

Topics Discussed:

- Hide/show empty staves

- Focus on staves

Lesson 7C - Play & Layout RIbbons

Topics Discussed:

- System/page breaks

- Split multirest

Lesson 7D - Play & Layout RIbbons
+ Lesson 8 - Appearance & Parts Ribbons
4 lectures 34:03

Topics Discussed:

- Engraving & note spacing rules

Lesson 8A - Appearance & Parts Ribbons

Topics Discussed:

-Instrument names

Lesson 8B - Appearance & Parts Ribbons

Topics Discussed:

- Beam Groups

Lesson 8C - Appearance & Parts Ribbons

Topics Discussed:

- System Object Positions

- Viewing parts in tabs

- Print & extract

Lesson 8D - Appearance & Parts Ribbons
+ Lesson 9 - View & File Ribbons
3 lectures 26:50

Topics Discussed:

- Change view from horizontal to vertical to panorama

- Zoom pages in and out

- Change invisible settings

Lesson 9A - View & File Ribbons

Topics Discussed:

- Change note colors

- Show/hide panels

Lesson 9B - View & File Ribbons

Topics Discussed:

- What do I do with the score when I'm done?

- Save/Print/Export

Lesson 9C - View & File Ribbons

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