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Entering Notes

  • Entering Notes by the Mouse: You can go under panels or use the shortcut Command Option K or key tip to get to the keypad.
  • Snap Positions: File > Preferences > Snap Positions
  • Entering Note Head Markings: You can select note to add note head markings such as, accents, staccato, tenuto or even the ties.
  • Entering Accidentals: In order to add accidentals, we would need to load the mouse with a sharp or flat pretty much the same way we grab a note from the keypad.
  • Engraving Rules: Appearance > House Style > Engraving Rules Shortcut: Command + Shift + E
  • Using the Keyboard: Knowing how Sibelius’ numeric keyboard functions, we can use our right hand to make selections on keypad and enter the notes with our left hand on the Alpha keyboard.
  • Entering Note Head Marks & Ties: You could enter ties and other marks to your score by keyboard in a similar way.

Entering Notes

Lecture Slides are screen-captured images of important points in the lecture. Students can download and print out these lecture slide images to do practice problems as well as take notes while watching the lecture.

  • Intro 0:00
  • Lesson Overview 0:08
  • Entering Notes 0:31
    • Numeric Keypad
    • Entering Notes by the Mouse
    • Snap Positions
    • Entering Rests
    • Entering Note Head Markings
    • Entering Accidentals
    • Engraving Rules
    • Entering Notes Using the Keyboard