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  • Basic Selection: We can simply select a bar by clicking on a background area where there is no notation or rest.
  • Selecting Multiple Bars: You can select the first bar and then you can hold down “shift” and click the last bar that you would like to select in that range.
  • Selecting by double & triple clicking: If you click on a bar in your score as we covered it will select that bar.
  • Select Bars Command: There are three ways to get to it
    • 1. Home > Under Select Group > Bars
    • 2. Com + Opt + A
    • 3. Key Tips Control + H + Select Bars
  • Deleting A Staff From the Score: If you triple click and select the whole staff on a specific instrument, you could hit on delete/backspace key to delete it.
  • System Based Selections: If you hold down Command Key on a Mac or Control key on a PC and clicking in a bar will select the whole system in Purple color.
  • Simple Selecting Vs. System Based Selection:
    • Simple selection in Blue will only select the content of the bar/bars.
    • System based selection in Purple will select the content, as well as other info in your score such as, title, composer name, key & time signature.
  • Contiguous Selections: You can make contiguous selections in Sibelius, horizontally & vertically or both.
  • Range Selection: You can choose any note first and shift click to the other note to make a range selection.
  • Non-Contiguous Selections: This is an option for you to select notes or objects that aren’t next to each other.
  • Focus on Staves: When you need to edit certain parts in your orchestral score, you can simply select the bars that you would like to edit and click on “focus on staves” under the “Layout” tab.


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  • Intro 0:00
  • Lesson Overview 0:08
  • Selecting 0:33
    • Document View
    • Basic Selection
    • Selecting Multiple Bars
    • Selecting by Double & Triple Clicking
    • Selecting Bars Command
    • Deleting a Staff From the Score
    • System Based Selections
    • Simple Selection Vs. System Based Selection
    • Contiguous Selection & Range Selection
    • Non-Contiguous Selections
    • Focus on Staves