Jenny Amaya takes you through the steps of completing the notation exercise 1 challenge. See how she completes the exercise herself, quickly and efficiently.
- [Instructor] So I hope you had a chance to try the challenge. I'm going to take you through the steps now, so you can see how I re-create this exercise. We're going to start by creating a new score, using a blank manuscript. Letter paper, portrait landscape, unchanged house style. We're going to change instruments to add the flute to the score. We're going to leave that standard 4/4 time signature selected. There is no pick up bar or tempo text.
We're going to check the box for metronome mark and we're going to leave that at 100. We're going to change this to Major Flat keys and choose F Major as my key signature. The title is, Exercise One. And I'm going to put my name in, as the composer. Go ahead and click, Create. Now I'm going to input all of the notes and articulations in that provided example score and I'll walk you through this. Here we go, I'm going to tell Sibelius where I'm going to begin, right there in Bar One.
I'm going to be using alphanumeric note input. I'm going to choose my quarter note and my keypad using the number, four, on my keypad and start with the letter F and just continue from there. G, A, B, C, I need to switch to an eighth note, so I'll press the number, three, on my numeric keypad. D, E, quarter note at the staccato, D, C, take off the staccato at the flat sign. A, eighth note, B, C, quarter note with a staccato.
B, A, take off the staccato, half note with a rhythm dot. G, quarter note, G, rhythm dot, C. Down an octave, command arrow-down, eighth note. D, quarter note, E, F, eighth note, G, A. Natural sign B, C, quarter note with a tenuto marking. D, C, eighth note, no tenuto marking. A flat, B, quarter note with an accent, C.
Take off the accent, hit the rest key. Eighth note value G, A, quarter note with an accent, B. Rest key, remove the accent, eighth note, E, F. Rest key, G, whole note, F. Tied to a quarter note, F. Rest, rest. A, G, A, B, C, half note, rhythm dot, accent D, no accent, quarter note C, B, eighth note, A, C, quarter note staccato, B, G.
No staccato, half note with a rhythm dot, F. Quarter note G, A, B, C, D flat, E, eighth note, D, E, quarter note with a staccato, D, C, no staccato half note with an accent D, no accent, quarter note, rest, F, down an octave, half note flat A, G, quarter note, F, G, natural A, B, C, eighth note, D, E, quarter note with a staccato, D, C, no staccato, flat, A, eighth note B, C.
Quarter note staccato B, A, no staccato half note rhythm dot G, quarter note G, rhythm dot C, down an octave, eighth note D, quarter note E, F. Eighth note G, A, natural B, C. Quarter note with a tenuto marking, D, C. Remove the tenuto, add the accent, half note rhythm dot F. Take off the accent. We can actually leave the dot at half note selected for this right now, press C.
Sibelius ties it over for us, take off the dot, A and whole note F. I also asked you to add a system break at the end of Bar 10, so I'm going to escape, find bar 10 here. And put in a system break using Return and Escape. That's the process I used to create this challenge. I don't expect you to complete this as quickly as I have, but if you're struggling with any of these note input techniques, I recommend spending some more time, copying other music into Sibelius.
It's the best way to improve.
- Installing and launching Sibelius
- Opening and closing a score
- Navigating through the score
- Using important single-key shortcuts
- Marking and coloring a score
- Playing and replaying a score
- Editing selections and deleting staves
- Creating a new score and inputting score objects
- Editing during and after note input
- Editing pitches and rhythms
- Working with text styles
- Finishing and printing a score