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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 ...


14

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 ...


10

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 ...


9

from a terminal on your mac or linux box: pip install python-ly ly musicxml myscore.ly > myscore.musicxml more information on ly: http://python-ly.readthedocs.io/en/latest/command.html#commands When I read that the state of the art workflow for this involves rendering your score to PDF and then scanning back in with music OCR, I kind of blew milk out ...


6

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 ...


6

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 ...


5

There is an Ornament Playback Plugin for Sibelius. You can select options for inverted and chromatic ornaments. Information about this plugin, including how to find it, can be found at this webpage. UPDATE: the picture below shows where the Ornament Playback Plugin can be found in the Play tab of the ribbon (this is in the latest version, Sibelius 7): The ...


5

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 ...


5

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.


4

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 ...


4

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 ...


4

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, ...


4

My sense is that I can never think of an example of a piece published in the main era of classical music hand engraving (1800-1960) that has a tie which continues into the first ending where the engraver did not also put the ending of the tie in the second ending (similarly for other elements that extend into the first ending such as crescendi; I would also ...


4

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 ...


4

At the current point of time, the answer boils down to "no" for practical purposes. Try going via Midi instead. Unfamiliarity with the LilyPond notation, particularly if you already have access to a score for modification, can be cured by looking in the manual. Graphical editors don't magically teach you everything either. There is the note editor Denemo ...


3

Certainly is! Just click after the end of the stave you want to change the length of. You can then move the last bar line of that stave, and so also move the whole stave. If you look at the picture below, you'll see a little purple square after the end of the second stave. This appears if you left-click after the end of that stave: Then, you select this ...


3

When using Sibelius7 (or 7.5) you can use the Filters function to select a group of similar objects (notes, rests, text etc.). This then allows you to perform the same action on all of these selected objects. The Filters functions are found on the Home tab (towards the right-hand side of the image below): I'll demonstrate how to use this feature with a ...


3

The only reason to indicate pedal in piano music is if you want pedal changes to be in exact spots and capturing certain harmonies. Otherwise, leave it to the pianist. If a student is playing your piece, the teacher will help the student to learn how to musically use the pedal. Professionals know how to make these decisions themselves. To put pedal markings ...


3

Sibelius uses this system. It's fine. But it's worth adding 'ride', 'crash', 'HH' etc above the first entry of each instrument. As @MattPutnam says, there are other systems. Don't normally use the alternative Ride and Crash positions several ledger lines above the stave. They're just so Sibelius can offer alternative sounds.


3

The timpani one is easy: Modern timpani are tuned using foot pedals, so all you have to do is tune the drum up after striking it. It takes very little skill. The conga one is a little harder but still very typical. You can raise the pitch of a hand drum by pressing on the drum head, so to do a fall you start with the pitch raised and then let it fall after ...


3

We call this an anacrusis; less formally, we just call it a "pick up." In short, a pick-up measure is one that takes place at the beginning of a work/section and is not the full value of the normal measure. We tend to treat them as "measure 0" and begin counting with measure 1 on the next downbeat. I haven't used Sibelius in a while, but somewhere in your ...


3

The main reason to use Open Source software is its longevity, in my opinion. After having to learn new programs when CorelDraw and Aperture were no longer maintained for Mac, I always try to find some Open Source alternative. Maybe it is not so good, but it will probably last much longer since anybody who has the skills and interest can maintain it. In ...


3

Unfortunately, in practice your objective works the other way round. The following applies only to NotePerformer, because I don't have any experience with Sibelius Sounds. The individual instruments are certainly realistic enough to be easily identifiable by ear, but the software doesn't simulate the full range of timbre and dynamics that a professional ...


2

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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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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I am not certain how your {x,y} pairs map to notes; treating them as chords: echo '{1,2} {1,3} ...' | tr '{},' '<> ' | perl -ple '%p2n=qw/1 c 2 d 3 e 4 f 5 g 6 a 7 b 8 c'\'' 9 d'\''/; s/(\d)/$p2n{$1}'\''/g' | ly-fu --absolute --open --silent - produces which appears unsatisfactory, so perhaps instead the {x,y} blocks are subsequent notes over time? ...


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