This online course will cover the tips and tricks that can make your arranging tasks quicker and easier using professional-standard notation application Sibelius.
Throughout the 25 years or so that I’ve been arranging and transcribing music, I’ve seen many changes. When I first started my “toolbox” included a cassette tape player that I purchased for it’s responsive rewind and play buttons, a collection 2B pencils, a ruler, an eraser, decent manuscript paper, a specific fine marker and liquid paper. There was no internet and song lyrics were learnt and written down by listening very carefully to the recording many times.
Fast forward to the digital age and technology has made the arranging and transcribing process a lot easier. During this 4-week course, we’ll look at ways to get notes into your score quickly: by taking advantage of MIDI file import, through scanning music or by recording music live with a MIDI keyboard (with success!). We’ll also look at a range of useful time-saving plugins and workflow tips.