In this lesson our instructor talks about shortcuts. He discusses one key shortcuts for letters A to G. Then he talks about key shortcuts for letters H to V. Lastly, he talks about customizing shortcuts and key-tips.
A-G: A to G is your note entry on your alpha keyboard.
H: Letter H is for the hairpin
I: Letter I is for the Instruments
J: Letter J is for the Guitar bin
K: Key Signature
L: Lines menu
N: Note Entry
T: Time Signature
W: Swapping in between score and your recently viewed part
X: Flipping slurs & note stems
Y: Related to the playback
O-U-V: They are not assigned to anything
Brackets [ ] will move your playback. Left bracket will move it back and right bracket will move it forward
Customizing Shortcuts: You can assign your own shortcuts under the preferences.
Other shortcuts: You can always browse over the ribbon and bring your mouse over a feature and wait a second to get the info
Key-Tips: it works slightly different than the shortcuts however they could be very helpful to navigate thru the program.
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.
Avid Sibelius 7 is the top music notation software and manages to have a clean and simple interface while containing a plethora of tools for music writing. This version also includes MusicXML, allowing users to collaborate.
For learners who have an older version of Sibelius, this is the upgrade option from Avid. Note that the purchaser must have the serial number from their previous versions to register and use the update.