Sibelius Tutorial: Drum Parts From Scratch

Sibelius Tutorial: Drum Parts From Scratch

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 Part plugin.

However, there are times when you need to start from scratch and the video below describes a straightforward method for doing just that.

And if you’d like to print out a copy of the instructions, you can find them here: Drum Parts from Scratch.  The written instructions also describe the method for inputting drum parts using your MIDI keyboard.

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By | 2017-05-24T08:06:10+00:00 March 28th, 2010|How-To and Tips, Music Tech Tips|7 Comments

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7 Comments

  1. […] Katie Wardrobe (@katiesw1 on Twitter – follow her!) has added another great tutorial on her blog, MusicTechTips, on the subject of creating drum parts from […]

  2. […] Sibelius Tutorial: Drum Parts From Scratch:  Katie Wardrobe has been putting out a number of great tutorials on her site: MusicTechTips, which, incidentally, was recently added to MusicEdNews.Com.   Her latest post is a great drum tutorial for Sibelius.  Bookmark her site today and check out some of her other great posts as well! […]

  3. […] in Why "Notes on Notes"? tweetmeme_url = 'http://johnhinchey.com/2010/09/13/sibelius-tutorial-drum-set-notation-part-2-fully-notated-bars/';tweetmeme_source = 'hincheymusic';Fully notated drum parts are fairly straight forward if you’ve mastered the concept of inputting notes in 2 voices. If you need a tutorial on this process I recommend this excellent video by Katie Wardrobe “Drum parts from scratch.” […]

  4. Tommy Deering April 28, 2012 at 2:31 pm - Reply

    Excellent tutorial. Simple, step by step, no nonsense, attractive accent
    and brief. All GOOD. Very helpful and easy to remember.

    I look forward to more!

    Thank you !!!

    • Katie April 28, 2012 at 10:04 pm - Reply

      Thanks for the kind words Tommy!

  5. […] Next, transfer the pattern to Sibelius. This requires using two independently rhythmic parts on one stave in Sibelius – with some stems up and other stems down. For more on creating drum patterns in Sibelius, take a look at this Creating Drum Parts From Scratch tutorial video. […]

  6. […] Sibelius Tutorial: Drum Parts From Scratch:  Katie Wardrobe has been putting out a number of great tutorials on her site: MusicTechTips, which, incidentally, was recently added to MusicEdNews.Com.   Her latest post is a great drum tutorial for Sibelius.  Bookmark her site today and check out some of her other great posts as well! […]

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