Questions tagged [sibelius]

For questions related to the music notation software developed by Avid Technology. Questions may also necessitate the [notation] and/or [engraving] tags. Note that this tag is not intended for questions about the Finnish composer Jean Sibelius (1865–1957) - use the tag [composers] instead.

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Migrating from commercial music notation software to free alternative

A friend of mine dislikes composing music on the commercial software he owns (Si..us). The main reason is that he is into modern, avant-garde music and the notation on his current system is just not ...
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Sibelius Time Signature notes before line

I attach a picture where I have a time signature of 2/4. As you see in the first notes there are the equivalent of 1/4 group of notes then a bar line and then the normal bars with 2/4 begin. Why are ...
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Sibelius is playing the acciaccatura differently

I'm writing a piece in swing feel. When I use the grace note, Sibelius plays it differently than how I think it should sound but when I notate the same thing using a dotted 32nd, it plays the same ...
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Timpani & Conga: Doit, Fall or is it something else and how is it performed?

I've been following and studying a particular orchestra score. I've never written for or played the Timpani or Conga before. In the image below I see a Doit (on the Timpani) and a Fall (on the Conga)....
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In Sibelius 8 or later how do you add a staff to an instrument?

My instrument (strings) has one staff, I'd like it to be a grand staff, and later three staves. How do I do this please? In Musescore it's just Instruments - Add staff, but I can't see anything ...
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Ride Cymbal in notation Sibelius

Hello I have this notation: Notation But someone told me that is wrong notated the ride cymbal and is incorrect. And that must be notated of the G space above the staff. Can someone tell me ...
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Instrument cue names on separate page

In Sibelius, I have a grand choir staff (Soprano & Alto above, Tenor below) where singers pop in and out, and the first time they start singing I want them all announced with their names as cues. ...
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Sibelius and Guitar VST problem

I have the latest Sibelius and I have one VST plugin for guitar. Now I have a song that use drums, piano, guitar. Now to activate the VST guitar plugin I need to go to play setup and here say Sibelius ...
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Localization in scores

Is there some way to make localization (translate to other languages) an easier task when digitally making scores? Currently, I have two options: write a page before the score with all the ...
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Using Kontakt in Sibelius 8 - problem setup

I've set up a configuration in Sibelius 8.5.1 with Sibelius player, Aria, Play, UVI and Kontakt. They all work except Kontakt5, which doesn't seem to be receiving any midi input information yet ...
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Where do I put this expression marking?

So in this passage (for piano) I have a pianissimo part in the right hand that follows the left hand. I want the pianist to treat the notes in the right hand 'like distant resonance' (or something ...
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Notating for the pianist to lift the pedal slowly?

So in various sections of a piece I want the pianist to lift the pedal slower than usual, achieving an interesting effects as the harmonics fade. In some areas the pedal lift might be slower or faster,...
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Repeated legato notes too quiet in Sibelius using EastWest Hollywood Orchestra libraries

I’m trying out EastWest/Quantum Leap’s Hollywood Orchestra series for the first time, specifically the Strings, Brass and Woodwinds libraries (all Gold). I use them in Sibelius using these sound set ...
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How to notate piano cross-staff glissando with pedal line?

Consider the following screenshot: As you can see, the piece ends with an arpeggio that starts on the bass staff and ends on the treble staff. As I understand it, the best and clearest way to notate ...
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How do I make Sibelius stop, not pause (i.e. always start from the same place at playback)? [closed]

As per the title, pressing spacebar when playing pauses, it doesn't stop like it would in a DAW.
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Sibelius seven - adjusting the length of one bar/measure

I want to shorten the length of the final bar in the line, without any of the other bars moving. Is this possible?
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How to export mp3 file in sibelius

In Sibelius , I can't export my score as a mp3 file. Because when I'm in export page, I choose my playback configuration that is connected to my digital piano. But it says "you can't use this playback ...
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Make a variation in Sibelius

I'm writing a sonata for piano. And I'm writing it in the Sibelius app. I've finished the first movement. I want to write the next movement after the first movement in that project. But I don't know ...
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How to change bass guitar tuning in Sibelius 8?

How can I change my bass guitar tuning? In this case I want to have a whole step down standard tuning (DGCFAD) (for 4 string bass it should be DGCF). How can I do it?
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Sibelius playback glitch: randomly uneven volume in one score

Recently I went to continue working on an orchestral score that’s been sitting on my drive for a couple months, but when I opened it up and started playback, the volume began jumping up and down ...
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Find all and replace function in Sibelius

How can I do this operation? I have an issue here: I exported MusicXML file from Guitar Pro 6, opened it in Sibelius and I saw a tab word on the end of every bar It will take too long to remove them ...
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Trying to uninstall Sibelius 8.2 [closed]

I am trying to uninstall Sibelius on my friend's laptop, but there is no uninstaller file (according to the registry and add/remove programs). However, Sibelius is undoubtedly installed as system ...
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How to link instruments in a Sibelius arrangement to instruments in a soundfont file for playback?

I have some arrangements of handbell music in Sibelius 7 that I'd like to play back into a track for my handbell choir to practice to. I purchased a high-quality soundfont (sf2) file of handbells ...
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Sharing or exporting music with Sibelius First

I've just finished a composition and I am trying to share the score as a video. When I open the export tab, I cannot export the score as a video; the button is grey and will not let me click it. I ...
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Best way to score melodic piano lines across both hands

Having some trouble understanding the best way to score piano when a melodic pattern is played across both hands... Here is the first bar of the section in question, arranged on separate staves, and ...
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Sibelius playback glitches

I have several files in sibelius where playback either pauses on notes (in particular an upbeat into a second section) or plays with a lurching sort of effect with the strong/weak accents of normal ...
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Sibelius voices/ offset noteheads

How is it possible to offset a note in a second or third voice that shares a stem direction and is more than the interval of a second apart, but that must display each stem separately?
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Creating a symbol to repeat the previous n bars in Sibelius

Specifically, I'm trying to create a symbol that, similar to the 'repeat the previous 4 bars' symbol, will repeat the previous n bars (6 in this example). I've tried duplicating the symbol and editing ...
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Create pickup bar for one instrument only (example provided)

we got an assignment in class to create a Sibelius score from PDF file. Now I was wondering how I can create a pickup bar only for the "Continuo" instrument. And how it's possible to shift the barline ...
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Changing the amount of bars per page in Sibelius for Composition pieces

How do I format the layout in Sibelius so that there are 4 bars per line on each page? I currently have 7 and it makes the notes too small and squished to read them clearly. How do I make the bars "...
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How can I combine my guitar playing, compositions in Sibelius and an music maker software together

To begin I feel I have to mention that, while I did get information regarding recording and composition, I feel as if they did not answer my case entirely. So here goes: I have been playing classical ...
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Making bars longer and replacing rests in Sibelius

1) I am using Sibelius version 7.5. My first aim is to transform every 4/4's bar into a 4/2's bar with a whole note rest at the end of every measure in the score. 2) My second aim is to replace every ...
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PhotoScore and AudioScore is grayed out.

I've installed trial version of Sibelius software for OS X in order to transcribe some audio tracks. However when I'm on Import tab (in Quick Start), PhotoScore and AudioScore are disabled, so I can'...
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Keyboard shortcut for selecting a whole chord in Sibelius

I have a Sibelius score with chords all in voice 1. If I mouse click a single note in a chord, that single note is selected. If I double-click a note in a chord, the entire chord is selected. What ...
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How to select custom bars using Sibelius?

How could every bar be selected, excluding every 5th bar? I only know how to select from bar __ to bar __ (Select > Select bars) but not how to make a custom selection. Is it possible for this type of ...
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Lilypond to MusicXML to Sibelius

Is there any reliable program to convert a fully-fledge piece in Lilypond format to MusicXML, such that Sibelius can read the original Lilypond notation? Basically, I need to edit a score which is ...
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How to select the first beat in bar using Sibelius?

I know it is possible to select a position on bar or a note value in advanced filters. The note i want to select is the first beat in bar. How could you select it without interrupting the whole score?
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Selecting bars vertically in Sibelius

I have made a layout of auto system breaks in Sibelius by every 7 bars (layout-> breaks-> auto breaks). Now I want to select bars vertically, but if I press shift key and select bars by column, it ...
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Short way to indicate pedaling every bar

I am writing a piano score in Sibelius, and I need to hold and lift the pedal every bar. But writing it explicitly makes the score heavy so I need a quick notation that means the same thing. Here I ...
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Unwanted bar line in Sibelius 7.5

I've been adding lyrics to a composition in Sibelius 7.5, and it's shuffling around a lot of stuff in the piece - most of which I can go and fix easily enough. In this particular part, it's moved ...
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Sibelius allow to play along like synthesia?

I am looking for a software that you can play along a score and it can wait for you to enter notes like synthesia does. The problem with synthesia is that it's not really focused on the score and more ...
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Easiest way to turn permutations into Sibelius notation

Total dummy (non-programmer) question here. There are permutations like these, for example: (n=9, r=2) {1,2} {1,3} {1,4} {1,5} {1,6} {1,7} {1,8} {1,9} {2,1} {2,3} {2,4} {2,5} {2,6} {2,7} {2,8} {2,9}...
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Editting Certain note in Sibelius

I have an issue in Sibelius, where I want to edit a certain note in the whole score (the same note in many octaves), for example the D note, which is highlighted in red to a B note (4 semitones down). ...
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Sibelius 7 overlapping notes hiding each other

Using Sibelius 7 how do I resolve overlapping notes so both parts can be read. For example in a two stave score for SATB, sopranos have a dotted minim and one crotchet in a bar, altos have four ...
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Is a tie needed into a second-time bar?

When I have a tie into a 1st-time-bar, and want to similarly tie into a 2nd-time-bar, I usually show the "end" of the tie onto the note at the beginning of the 2nd-time-bar. Is this necessary? The ...
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Half step mordent in Sibelius

Is there a way I can do the mordent that is shown in the pictures below in Sibelius? When I try to just put a sharp sign below the mordent, it doesn't play it correctly.
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Bar width in Sibelius

I'm using Sibelius 7.5 and I want to have some lines with 4 measures and others with 3 measures. When I try to do this, I end up with both lines having the same width. I would like to the 3 measure ...
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Second line of first verse in Sibelius

Is there any quick way to select the second line of the first verse in Sibelius 7? I'm having to go through the output of photoscore by hand and select and move that line to the second verse place for ...
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Photoscore rhythm problems

Photoscore is having trouble importing Enough by Chris Tomlin into Sibelius for me. It is giving rhythm errors that look like this: "This score contains bars that do not add up to the time signature ...
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Sibelius midi export makes things complex

I have a simple song that when I export to midi becomes very complex. Could someone tell me what is causing Sibelius to do this? Oriignal: Midi Export: