Get Started Fast With Sibelius for Educators Part 2

Get Started Fast With Sibelius for Educators Part 2

Get Started Fast With Sibelius for Educators Part 2

Sibelius tutorials for educators (continued)

This is the second part in a series of posts that feature Sibelius tutorial videos that I created especially for educators.  You can links to the other parts at the bottom of this post.

Part 2: The Automatic Compositional Diary

The second video in the series looks at how you can use the Versions feature in Sibelius to create an automatic compositional diary. Sibelius’s Versions feature allows you to save milestones during the compositional or arranging process, including the following:

  • Naming the version and adding comments
  • Viewing Versions
  • What you can do with Versions
  • Comparing Versions
  • Edit Versions dialog
  • Export a log of changes
  • Auto-saving versions

Free downloadable Sibelius shortcuts list

Download a handy Sibelius shortcuts list that will help you and your students work more efficiently. Click on the button below to download a copy of the shortcuts.  It will be sent straight to your email inbox.

Other parts in this series

By |2018-09-07T01:00:26+00:00July 20th, 2016|Macs and PCs, Middle and High School Ideas|2 Comments

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  1. Lisa Convery April 25, 2017 at 11:02 am - Reply

    Hi Katie. I have a digital yamaha piano with a midi connection. All I want to do is compose. I’m not very good with technology but I’d love to be able to simply connect it to my computer and have a programme that could convert my pieces into sheet music. Any advice gratefully accepted. Thank you so much. Li I is

    • Katie May 1, 2017 at 9:45 am - Reply

      Hi Lisa – yes, you can do that with notation software like Sibelius or Finale or even Noteflight (which is an online software option). I use Sibelius and created this tutorial video a few years ago showing how it works. You could watch that to get an idea. If you already have Sibelius, that video was created with an older version but the steps are basically the same (the screen might look a bit different!).

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