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You're right. There's no effect when transposing by a perfect unison. But it does make sense to have the option of transposing by an augmented unison (eg. Ab major to A Major) or a diminished unison (eg. B major to Bb Major). I guess the perfect unison option is simply there because you have perfect, diminished and augmented transpose options for each ...


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My response will be in part influenced by the information I gathered from reading your profile. My first suggestion to you is to strongly encourage you to learn an instrument. If you're serious about writing music and about having it played by live performers, having a working knowledge of the instruments is important. It is paramount to be technically ...


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With a fast enough tempo, it could be quite a few! :-) Necessarily, you would need to time it out at your score's tempo to find a number, but the clarinet in general has a lot of resistance compared to other wind instruments, so the amount of airflow is relatively small. Depending on the range of the instrument in which this note occurs, a good clarinetist ...


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Your first upper note, the E (presuming that's treble clef) shouldn't have a dot. The dot is redundant to the tie (that's a tie and not a slur, right?) to the following eighth note E. Furthermore, if you really mean the pitches to have the durations they're lined up to have in the first example, that dotted quarter E not only shouldn't have a dot, it ...


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Generally, yes - you would play it through headphones and set it up so it sounds as good as you can get, then back the reverb right off for playing it in a large room, if that room has a fair amount of echo anyway. If the room isn't too large, is full of people or has sound deadening surfaces (wall hangings, carpets, etc) then don't worry about it too much, ...


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Well, that may be a literal word-for-word translation, but the French for "brass" is ALSO cuivre (or specifically, cuivre jaune). Brass, of course, is an alloy that contains copper at varying levels. The name for "the brass (instruments)" in French is les cuivres. As for the dial you are seeing, I am unable to find that on my copy of Sibelius 6, running ...


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In Sibelius, you can use up to four separate voices on a single staff. The stems on notes for voices 1 and 3 point upward, while those for voices 2 and 4 point downward. The four voices are accessible via the numbered buttons labeled 1–4 and "All" at the bottom of the keypad menu. The "all" button selects all voices which are currently in use in the selected ...


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I can generally hold a note for 16 counts at quarter note = 60. It leaves me huffing though. I've known other players who can do more and most young players can do far less.


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The Sibelius manual notes that there are so many different expectations about which clefs should do what for different instruments, that clefs added with the basic clef dialog don't actually change any pitches, whether or not they have 8va signs. In order to do what you want, you need to actually change the transposition of the clef in the instrument ...


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I just tried it (version 7.1.3) and it played back an octave higher. I selected Notations, Lines, Octave Lines, 8va, then clicked on the note where it started. You can drag the bar out as far as you want the effect. After it's there, you can click on the 8va, then press control-shift-i to make sure it's set for playback. If you still have trouble, there's ...


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I Use Sibelius G7. Tremolos are located on third pane of Keypad. Press CTRL+ALT+K (or menu Windows->Keypad) to display Keypad window, and then "+" key on numeric keyboard (or just use Your mouse to click) to navigate to third pane. You have options from 2 up to 32 tremolos. Examples of tremolos in Sibelius G7


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One thing to understand here is that MIDI data does not actually contain any notation. (Note the lack of key signature on your import.) So what is happening here is Sibelius is interpreting your notation as a bunch of pitches and durations on a timeline and outputting that data in MIDI format so it can be easily played back on a synthesizer or sequencer. If ...


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Okay, I scoured the web trying to find answers, but had no luck. After a bit of lateral thinking I have found a solution for you… Select all of your Line 1 Lyrics (on Mac I click on the first syllable of the line and press shift-cmd-A). Then open the Inspector (right click on the lyric text and select Inspector). Then uncheck the "2" box under "Play on ...


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It is a MIDI instruction for Sibelius. This document covers MIDI directives: http://www.sibelius.com/helpcenter/resources/midi_messages.pdf I believe this particular message is a pan center command for playback.


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The solution @Sazid_violin linked to 90% solves this problem, so I've awarded the bounty. However, to get the cautionary natural on the D major key signature in the second time bar, I had to put an F major key signature in and hide it (shift-cmd-H). (BTW, I decided not to have a third time bar after all, so there is a double bar-line instead of a repeat ...


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http://www.sibelius.com/cgi-bin/helpcenter/chat/chat.pl?com=thread&start=624872&groupid=3&&guest=1 This link might be useful. I'll paste an answer here anyway. It's also possible to ask your question on that forum I think, people over there might be more knowledgeable about this. A sample answer: Re: Sib. 7.1.3: Cautionary key signature ...



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