Posted on November 19th, 2012 in Music Tech Tips, Sibelius, Tutorials.
Free Download: How To Use The Sibelius Ideas Panel This free guide to using Sibelius’s Ideas panel is the final giveaway in a series of three free guides. If you missed the previous ones, you can find the links below. The Sibelius Ideas feature is one of the least used, and in fact, most people [...]
Posted on November 14th, 2012 in Music Tech Tips, Sibelius.
Free Download: Best Time-Saving Sibelius Shortcuts Earlier this week, I shared my quick note entry guide for Sibelius and this time, it’s my list of favourite shortcuts. If you were able to add just a few of these shortcuts into your repertoire, you will speed up your Sibelius use immensely. You can click on the [...]
Posted on November 12th, 2012 in Music Tech Tips, Sibelius.
Free Download: Quick Guide To Sibelius Note Entry I have a quick note entry guide for Sibelius that I often give out at workshops, conferences and as part of online course materials. I’ve been refreshing it a little and thought that I would share it here. You can click on the image below to download [...]
Posted on September 18th, 2012 in Music Tech Tips, Sibelius.
A little secret… I’ll share a little secret with you – this is a small preview of some of the things we cover in my online Sibelius Projects for Students course. Using Sibelius with students is lots of fun. They really enjoy seeing their compositions notated “professionally” and making use of score playback, incorporating movies, [...]
Posted on June 25th, 2012 in Music Tech Tips, Sibelius.
During Sibelius training sessions, teachers often tell me that using a MIDI keyboard to record notes in live is “a waste of time” because they find they have a lot of fixing up to do at the end of the recording process. Personally, I use the MIDI record feature all the time, but it is [...]
Posted on August 22nd, 2011 in Music Tech Tips, Sibelius, Tutorials.
The Kodály concept (or method) is an approach to music education developed by Hungarian composer and educator Zoltan Kodaly during the mid-twentieth century. Teachers using Sibelius to create teaching resources for Kodály lessons need to know a unique set of skills, so I’ve chosen a few of my favourite Kodaly-related Sibelius “tricks” and explained them [...]
Posted on August 15th, 2011 in Interactive Whiteboards, Music Tech Tips, Sibelius, Tutorials.
An interactive whiteboard (IWB) can be used with any application that you run on your computer – including Sibelius. The key with using anything on an interactive whiteboard is to test everything out at the board (more than once!) before doing it in front of a class. Here are my top tips for using Sibelius [...]
Posted on May 16th, 2011 in Free, MuseScore, Music Tech Tips, Sibelius, Tutorials.
I’ve finally found (made??) the time to upload the notes from the sessions I ran at the mtec2011 conference which took place from 11-13 April. On the free resources page you can download notes from the following sessions: You’ll find all of these notes on the free resources page, along with notes from previous conferences.
Posted on February 16th, 2011 in Music Tech Tips, Sibelius, Tutorials, Video.
This is the first in a series of tutorial videos I’m calling Speedy PD and it shows you how to create intervals-type questions in Sibelius. Each video will be 5 minutes or less and
Posted on March 28th, 2010 in Music Tech Tips, Sibelius, Tutorials, Video.
For inexperienced Sibelius users, one of the more complex (and misunderstood) tasks is to create drum parts from scratch. In a couple of earlier posts I described quick and easy ways to add drum parts to your score – by using the Ideas Hub (Sibelius 5 and 6 only), and by using the Add Drum [...]