Street Smart Guide to Sibelius 6 - PDF eBook

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  • Author:Max Tofone
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Max Tofone's Street Smart Guide to Sibelius 6 is a 79-lesson blockbuster organized in a bite-sized step-by-step progression that takes you from beginner to master. Start at the beginning or dip-in where you have a specific need. In this PDF eBook edition, nearly every software step has a 4-color screen shot to illustrate it.

Composers will appreciate the lessons on over-sized time signatures, adding cautionary time signatures, and how to number each bar with the number centered.

Songwriters will learn how to create a lead sheet, input the lyric, add chord symbols and guitar fingering charts.

Graphic and MIDI exports are also covered.

Also included is a Mini Workbook with homework examples to apply the concepts hands-on you learned from Max!

Sibelius is an easy program to learn. But the Street Smart Guide to Sibelius 6 makes it even easier!

Organized by six sections:
  • Section 1 - Score Preparation
  • Section 2 - Score Input
  • Section 3 - For Songwriters: Lead Sheets, Piano/Vocal/Guitar & More
  • Section 4 - Your Score As Document
  • Section 5 - Score Playback
  • Section 6 - Mini Workbook

422 pgs.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS - Street Smart Guide To Sibelius 6

Acknowledgments & Dedication

Section 1 - Score Preparation
Lesson 1: Picking the Score and the Correct Size
Lesson 2: Assigning the Instruments
Lesson 3: Choosing the House Style
Lesson 4: Assigning the Time Signature and Tempo
Lesson 5: Assigning the Key Signature
Lesson 6: Score Information
Lesson 7: Adding More Bars to Your Score
Lesson 8: Allow a Cautionary Time Signature
Lesson 9: The Oversized Time Signature
Lesson 10: How to Create a Pick-up Bar
Lesson 11: Bar Numbers for Film/TV Scores and Parts
Lesson 12: Removing Bar Numbering
Lesson 13: Assigning Rehearsal Letters or Numbers
Lesson 14: Creating and Saving a Score Template
Lesson 15: Creating a String Orchestra Sketch Pad
Lesson 16: Concert and Transposed Scores
Lesson 17: Viewing Instrument Parts
Lesson 18: Extracting Parts
Lesson 19: Changing the Time Signature Size in Parts

Section 2 - Score Input
Lesson 20: Inputting Notes
Lesson 21: Inputting Notes Using the Keyboard or Fretboard Window
Lesson 22: Deleting Notes
Lesson 23: Correcting Notes
Lesson 24: Inputting Tied Notes
Lesson 25: Inputting Chords
Lesson 26: Creating Two Voices on the Same Stave
Lesson 27: Flipping Notes & Other Objects
Lesson 28: Inserting Bars in the Middle of the Score
Lesson 29: Deleting a Bar(s)
Lesson 30: Transposing Up & Down an Octave (8ve)
Lesson 31: Transposing a Melody
Lesson 32: Selecting Single and Multiple Objects
Lesson 33: Selecting a Passage of Music
Lesson 34: Multi-copying Objects and Passages
Lesson 35: Creating Triplets & Tuplets
Lesson 36: Clef Change in the Middle of a Line
Lesson 37: Creating a Key Change in the Score
Lesson 38: Adding Expression Marks (Dynamics)
Lesson 39: Adding Hairpins for Dynamic Changes
Lesson 40: Technique Instructions Like Pizz, Divisi, etc.
Lesson 41: Adding Articulations Like Staccato, etc.
Lesson 42: Creating a Fermata (Bird’s Eye)
Lesson 43: Adding Slurs, Phrase Marks, Trills, etc.
Lesson 44: Adding Bar Lines, Repeat Marks, etc.
Lesson 45: Adding Words Like Accelerando, Ritenuto, etc.
Lesson 46: Adding Text to Your Score
Lesson 47: Adding Comments to Your Score

Section 3 - Lead Sheets, Piano/Vocal/Guitar (PVG), Hymns
Lesson 48: Choosing the Lead Sheet Template
Lesson 49: Inputting a Song
Lesson 50: Inputting Lyrics
Lesson 51: Adding Chord Progression Symbols
Lesson 52: Adding Guitar Finger Charts
Lesson 53: Hymns & Chorales
Lesson 54: Inputting a Bach Chorale
Lesson 55: Adding Figured Bass for School

Section 4 - Your Score As Document
Lesson 56: Document Setup
Lesson 57: System & Page Breaks
Lesson 58: Using Auto Breaks for Instrument Parts
Lesson 59: Adding a Title Page to Your Score
Lesson 60: Adding a Blank Page in the Middle of a Score
Lesson 61: Useful Formatting Commands
Lesson 62: Magnetic Layout
Lesson 63: Aligning Objects in a Row/Column
Lesson 64: Focus on Staves
Lesson 65: Hide and Show Empty Staves
Lesson 66: Adding/Removing Instruments and Staves
Lesson 67: Panorama View
Lesson 68: Moving Around Your Score
Lesson 69: Saving & Backing Up Your Score
Lesson 70: Saving Multiple Versions
Lesson 71: Exporting As a Graphic
Lesson 72: Exporting & Importing a MIDI File
Lesson 73: Exporting As Audio
Lesson 74: Creating a PDF of Your Music
Lesson 75: Printing Scores on a Desktop Printer
Lesson 76: Printing Out Multiple Instrument Parts
Lesson 77: Printing Out Multiple Copies With a Plug-In

Section 5 - Score Playback
Lesson 78: Playing Back Your Score
Lesson 79: Using Virtual Instruments

Final Thoughts
Biography: About Max Tofone

Section 6 - Mini Workbook
God Save the Queen
Sinfonia 15, by J.S. Bach
First Arabesque, by C. Debussy
Piece Heroique, by C. Franck
Arietta, by E. Grieg
Le Polichinelle, by H. Villa-Lobos
Sonata, No. 5, by W. A. Mozart
Siegfried Idyll, by R. Wagner
Mother Goose Suite, II., by M. Ravel
Mother Goose Suite, III., by M. Ravel

422 pgs.

About the Author: Massimo Tofone

Massimo "Max" Tofone is a Sibelius master. He's done score preparation for Scottish opera composer Sally Beamish. In 2006 he edited the score for How Ravel Orchestrated: Mother Goose Suite. In 2009, Max produced the score examples for Professional Orchestration: A Practical Handbook - From Piano to Strings and the Workbook, and recorded the audio for the book and workbook's examples using Sibelius 5.

He’s a graduate of the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama with a B.A. in Musical studies, composition and electro-acoustic music under composer John Maxwell Geddes and Alistair MacDonald. Max is an excellent pianist/composer and has produced demos for several well known sample libraries.

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