John Hinchey’s Tips & Tricks for Sibelius on AvidBlogs

My friend and colleague John Hinchey recently wrote a series of tutorial posts for Sibelius over on Avid blogs. The title of the series is “Three Things” — There are actually four different articles in which he covers plugins, drumset notation, names and multi-rests, which I wanted to share here.

Plugins: The first post is on plugins.  Here he shows how to install, search for, and assign key shortcuts to plugins:

Three Things: Plug-ins

Drum Notation: the next post is about Drum Notation – drum set notation is a misunderstood topic, and John gets into how to create drum charts properly in this post, covering slash notation, rhythmic notation; even incorporating music from other staves as cues into drum set parts. This is a must read if you prepare drum charts.

Three Things: Drum Set Notation

Names: Next, is a post on names; all sorts of names. Instrument names. Part Names. Changing Instrument Names in a House Style. There is no reason not to have your instruments labeled just the way you like it, and this tutorial shows you how!

Three Things: Names

Fixing Broken Multi-bar rests: If you are a Sibelius user for any length of time, you have probably been puzzled at least once by why multi-bar rests break strangely in parts with no apparent cause. This excellent tutorial walks through all of the various things that can wreak havoc on your multi-bar rests in Sibelius and shows you how to take back control of your layouts.

Three Things: Fixing Broken Multirests

If you are a Sibelius user, I know you will find these excellent articles very useful.


One Reply to “John Hinchey’s Tips & Tricks for Sibelius on AvidBlogs”

  1. Thanks for sharing this, Robert., and good stuff, John. It is not very often that useful stuff shows up on the Avid Blogs. Maybe that’s a good sign!

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