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Mastering the Fundamentals of Sibelius


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Mastering the Fundamentals of Sibelius

Course Overview

Musicians are often composing, arranging and notating scores manually by hand. However, legibility and productivity suffers where collaborators of the production team have to check manuscripts and process the notation for their own digital workflow.

Mastering how to use Sibelius, an industry-standard music notation software affords clear engraving quality in digital music scores, and facilitates convenient software manipulation and transfer of music scores across digital devices. This training will build confident use of Sibelius by reviewing music theory, practicing fundamental operation of Sibelius functions, formatting the score for a lead sheet, and using the appropriate tools to create a musical score.

Who Should Attend

  • Music Instructors
  • Composers
  • Performers
  • Content Creators

Course Duration

1 day

Course Outline

LU1: Creating a new score

  • Formatting and creating a new score
  • Setting the Tempo, Time Signature, Key Signature
  • Adding bars and deleting bars
  • Adding notes, rests and accidentals to the score

LU2: Adding chords and lyrics to a score

  • Adding chords and lyrics to the notes to create a lead sheet

LU3: Applying transposition to a score

  • Transposing the entire score to another key

LU4: Exporting scores to various file formats

  • Exporting Scores to .mid, .mp3, .pdf, .sib formats

Mode of Assessment

Multiple choice questions (MCQ)

Course Objectives

By the end of the programme, participants will be able to:

  • Create a new Sibelius file from scratch
  • Enter musical notes, chord symbols and lyrics to create a lead sheet
  • Export the file into various formats


Basic Music Theory