Learn to write music notation using Sibelius. Through hands-on lessons and activities you’ll learn proven methods and techniques to enter, edit and modify music notation including single and multiple staff scores.
You will create lead sheets, choral and instrumental scores, drum maps and guitar notation, and explore many other ways to use Sibelius for your own personal and professional needs. You will become an independent user of Sibelius, and will learn the skills to find solutions to problems that you encounter in the future. You will also learn to share your Sibelius files with others in a variety of venues and formats.
Upon completing this course, you will have learned to:
- Input notation using the mouse, computer keyboard, and MIDI keyboard.
- Explore shortcuts to speed the note entry process.
- Edit, modify, and customize a variety of lead sheets, scores and parts.
- Apply the current best practices of notation principles in your scores and parts.
- Use plug-ins to enhance the composing and arranging process.
- Use a variety of methods to solve problems and answer questions in Sibelius.
- Share your Sibelius files with others via a variety of methods including PDF, audio and posting to a variety of web sharing options.
Lesson 1 Notating a Single Line Melody
Lesson 2MIDI Entry, Lyrics, and Chords
Lesson 3Time Signatures, Key Signatures, Expressions, and Lines
Lesson 4 Real-Time Note Entry with Flexi-Time
Lesson 5 Polyphony (Voices) and Roadmaps
Lesson 6 Drum Set and Percussion
Lesson 7 Instrument-Specific Notation
Lesson 8 Small Scores and Worksheets
Lesson 9 Score and Parts Formatting
Lesson 10 Playback, Exporting, and Plug-ins
Lesson 11 Large Scores and the Arrange Feature
Lesson 12 Graphics, Sharing, and Manuscript Paper
Prerequisites and Course-Specific Requirements
The ability to read music notation is required.
- Berklee Contemporary Music Notation by Jonathan Feist, Berklee Press/Hal Leonard
- Music Notation: Preparing Scores and Parts by Matthew Nicholl and Richard Grudzinski, Berklee Press/Hal Leonard