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Sibelius 6 Essential Training

with Jenny Amaya

Video: Welcome

Covers the ins and outs of creating, arranging, and publishing musical scores in Sibelius 6.
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  1. 1m 49s
    1. Welcome
      1m 3s
    2. Using the exercise files
  2. 7m 19s
    1. Introducing the Quick Start window
      1m 43s
    2. Setting essential preferences
      4m 18s
    3. Setting up a MIDI keyboard
      1m 18s
  3. 34m 19s
    1. Understanding the menus
      3m 35s
    2. Navigating the Sibelius toolbar
      4m 10s
    3. Exploring the floating windows
      1m 33s
    4. Clicking and dragging on the score page and using the Undo command
      3m 27s
    5. Basic score playback and stopping all actions
      5m 1s
    6. Zooming
      2m 51s
    7. Introducing Magnetic Layout
      3m 10s
    8. Personalizing the View menu options
      5m 38s
    9. Navigating through notes, bars, and pages
      4m 54s
  4. 14m 21s
    1. Bar and staff selection
      4m 10s
    2. System selection
      3m 15s
    3. Contiguous/range selection
      2m 10s
    4. Making non-contiguous selections of objects
      2m 13s
    5. Making non-contiguous selections of staves (and focusing on staves)
      2m 33s
  5. 36m 2s
    1. Creating a new score
      6m 26s
    2. Initial score layout
      8m 30s
    3. Creating objects
      3m 23s
    4. Key signatures
      5m 10s
    5. Time signatures
      6m 10s
    6. Clefs and the Worksheet Creator
      6m 23s
  6. 35m 37s
    1. Entering notes and rests using the mouse
      4m 44s
    2. Entering accidentals using the mouse
      4m 11s
    3. Doing basic note entry with the computer keyboard
      4m 48s
    4. Doing advanced note entry with the computer keyboard
      4m 23s
    5. Inserting harmonic notes and chords with the keyboard
      6m 6s
    6. Doing step-time note entry with the MIDI keyboard
      2m 45s
    7. Entering notes in real time with Flexi-time
      4m 43s
    8. Entering tuplets
      3m 57s
  7. 29m 32s
    1. Editing notes
      6m 50s
    2. Transposing notes
      5m 17s
    3. Editing beams
      3m 16s
    4. Editing with Cut, Copy, Paste, and Repeat
      7m 21s
    5. Combining these techniques for creative editing
      6m 48s
  8. 13m 50s
    1. The Lines menu
      5m 42s
    2. Creating and extending slurs and phrase marks
      2m 40s
    3. Creating and extending hairpins
      2m 20s
    4. Adding other symbols to your score: The "Zymbols" menu
      3m 8s
  9. 9m 35s
    1. Introducing modifier key themes
      3m 29s
    2. The Sibelius ABCs
      6m 6s
  10. 1h 17m
    1. Understanding text styles
      4m 42s
    2. The different types of text styles in Sibelius
      2m 56s
    3. Entering and editing text (using technique text)
      5m 25s
    4. Creating expression text
      4m 48s
    5. Creating lyrics
      5m 18s
    6. Creating tempo and metronome marks
      5m 36s
    7. Creating repeat text
      6m 35s
    8. Understanding text playback and the playback dictionary
      2m 58s
    9. Editing text style appearance
      4m 41s
    10. Editing the default positions of text
      7m 18s
    11. Setting system object positions
      7m 16s
    12. Adding rehearsal marks
      3m 30s
    13. Editing instrument names
      3m 15s
    14. Creating chord symbols
      7m 57s
    15. Creating a new text style
      5m 32s
  11. 34m 37s
    1. Preparing for a final layout
      5m 6s
    2. Formatting with document setup
      7m 41s
    3. Adjusting vertical spacing
      6m 22s
    4. Adjusting horizontal spacing
      4m 43s
    5. Adjusting bar numbers
      2m 36s
    6. Making final score adjustments
      4m 23s
    7. Using Magnetic Layout
      3m 46s
  12. 17m 47s
    1. Defining and working with dynamic parts
      5m 10s
    2. Formatting dynamic parts using Multiple Part Appearance
      6m 43s
    3. Laying out dynamic parts using Copy Part Layout
      5m 54s
  13. 14m 24s
    1. Printing
      3m 3s
    2. Saving
      1m 46s
    3. Exporting MIDI
      2m 0s
    4. Exporting a score as an audio file
      3m 55s
    5. Sharing a score using Scorch
      3m 40s
  14. 2m 59s
    1. Additional resources
      2m 59s

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Sibelius 6 Essential Training
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In this course, author Jenny Amaya covers the ins and outs of creating, arranging, and publishing professional-looking scores using Avid's popular music notation software. Beginning with the basics of score creation and note entry, the course explains how to interface with a MIDI keyboard; edit note durations and pitches; and incorporate lyrics, tempo markings, and other text elements. Also included are tutorials on formatting your score and dynamic parts.

Topics include:
  • Navigating the Sibelius interface
  • Setting essential preferences
  • Controlling basic score playback
  • Performing contiguous and non-contiguous selections
  • Ensuring score readability and organization
  • Creating a new score
  • Adding time signatures and key signatures
  • Entering notes, rests, accidentals, and chords
  • Inputting notation with a MIDI keyboard
  • Creating and extending slurs and phrase marks
  • Saving time with quick key shortcuts
  • Printing and exporting a completed project
  • Sharing scores via the Scorch plug-in
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Hi! I am Jenny Amaya, and I'd like to welcome you to Sibelius 6 Essential Training. In this course, I will walk you through how to create and edit your music in Sibelius, from score creation and note entry all the way through printing a professional-looking score and parts. To be successful in this course, you will need to have basic music fundamental skills, including knowledge of musical notation. I'll start by giving you a broad overview of the Sibelius interface, including a detailed look at Sibelius's thematic quick keys, so that you can quickly and easily make your way around the program.

Next, I will show you how to create a score, and we will explore several different ways of inputting notes in other score objects. I will also give you some advanced insight into how to set up the default positions and styles of text in other score objects, so that they appear where you want them, when you want them, and so that they look exactly how you want them to look on the page. And finally, I will demonstrate how to format your score and its parts so that you can print and share your professional-looking music with the world. So now, let's get started with Sibelius 6 Essential Training.

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