Sibelius notation software: tips and tricks

Course Dates: 31/07/20
Time: 10:00 - 17:00
Location: KS - Keeley Street

If you already know the basics of Sibelius, learn tips, tricks and shortcuts, how to create unusual or complex notation, and how to finesse layout in scores and parts.


What is the course about?

This course is for those with some existing skills in Sibelius to learn how to use more advanced functions under the guidance of an expert tutor. You will learn how to create high quality scores and use Sibelius to create music files in other formats.

What will we cover?

- using edit filters, multiple voices, and quick note entry methods
- working with Sibelius sounds and playback options
- creating audio files in various formats
- maximising layout in scores and parts
- creating musical graphics for export to other documents
- particular functions required by your own projects e.g. chord symbols, TAB, transposing instruments, arrange functions, contemporary notation symbols etc.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

- edit your scores and parts efficiently
- create publishable quality scores and parts
- create and export audio files
- use Sibelius Help effectively to work out how to notate anything you can think of.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

You need some knowledge of music theory and confidence in using the basic functions of Sibelius (creating scores, inputting notation, assigning instrument sounds, familiarity with the main toolkit, keypad layouts, text types). You may have completed one of our introductory Sibelius courses, or learned the basics elsewhere.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

Demonstrations and explanations from tutor
Practical class exercises (each learner will have a workstation)
Individual exercises & tasks in class
Individual work outside class on your own project(s).

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

Please bring your own notation project(s) and a memory stick.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

Your skills with Sibelius will be useful in course such as Music theory, Composition workshop, Songwriting, which you can find in the Musicianship section of the website.
You may also be interested in one of our many courses in Music technology and digital audio production.

Tutor Biographies
Selena Kay Tutor Website

Selena began her musical career as a composer, gaining a Dutch Government scholarship to study at the Royal Conservatory, The Hague with Louis Andriessen. As a student she won numerous prizes including BBC Young Composers, resulting in a commission for the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra and BBC Radio 3 broadcasts. She has wide musical interests ranging from Renaissance counterpoint and the origins of tonality to twentieth-century composition techniques and electronic music. Selena performs in an experimental electronic music duo KOGG with Cerys Hogg. They create music by sampling vocals, sound objects, and home-made instruments, combining composed and improvised material. They have performed live and are producing an album. Selena has a keen interest in music pedagogy, particularly the social and cognitive benefits of music education, and is a specialist Kodály practitioner. She is also advisor in further education for the British Kodály Academy. Selena holds BMus (Hons), MMus and PGCE degrees, has held positions at Goldsmiths and Middlesex University and currently teaches at City Lit and Morley College.

Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.

Book your place

Course Code: MK621

Fri, day, 31 Jul - 31 Jul '20

Duration: 1 session

Full fee: £79.00
Senior fee: £63.00
Concession: £48.00

Or call to enrol: 020 7831 7831

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