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Creating a New Score

  • Different Ways to Access to “New Score” tab: You can click on “new score” tab on quick start window.
  • Document Setup: Where you setup your page size, house style and instrumentation.
  • Time Signature Setup: You can choose the time signature under the ones that is listed or choose a different one by clicking other.
  • Key Signature Setup: You can choose a key signature to work on as well you could choose no key signature option as well.
  • Score Information Setup: This is where we enter the basic information of our score such as, title, composer or songwriter, lyricist, copyright and other text info.
  • Layout: There are a few things I would like to talk about regarding the score layout page when you start working on a score in Sibelius.
  • Breaks: Layout > Breaks > Auto Breaks
  • Adding Bars: You can add bars to your score by clicking on Add button with a green plus sign, in the bard groups under the home tab, or using the shortcut of Command + B
  • Adding Instruments: You can kit on letter “I” to get the “Add or remove Instruments” window.
  • Staff Size: You can adjust the desired staff size in the layout tab under document setup group.
  • Mouse: On many situations in Sibelius our mouse pointer will turn into a blue color that means your mouse is loaded.
  • Escape: There are situations where you may have to hit escape more than one time.
  • Adding Key Signatures: Shortcut for Key Signature is “K”. You can load the mouse with your selected key signature and click right next to the clef to drop it.
  • Adding Time Signatures: You can find the time signature drop down menu under notations tab or simply use the shortcut “T”.
  • Clefs: You can find the clef’s dropdown menu under notations or use the shortcut of “Q”.
  • Bar Lines & Repeats: It is another feature under notation tab, where we can choose bar lines & repeats.

Creating a New Score

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  • Intro 0:00
  • Lesson Overview 0:09
  • Creating a New Score 0:36
    • Different Ways to Access the 'New Score' Tab
    • Manuscript Papers
    • Document Setup
    • Time Signature Setup
    • Key Signature Setup
    • Score Information Setup
    • Layout & Breaks
    • Adding Bars
    • Adding Instruments
    • Staff Size
    • Mouse
    • Escape
    • Adding Key Signatures
    • Adding Time Signatures
    • Clef
    • Bar Lines & Repeats