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Choosing and Using Audio and Music Software by Mike Collins

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2 Music Scoring with Sibelius

Anyone serious about music notation will already be aware of Sibelius – one of the leading music scoring packages for personal computers. Sibelius is available for both Mac and PC and works with all the latest operating systems including Mac OSX and Windows XP.

The Sibelius screen is simple and intuitive, so you can concentrate on writing music without the distraction of too many menus and dialog boxes. To look around the music, just click and drag the page – it almost feels like you’re moving manuscript paper in front of you. You can even choose different colours and textures for the paper and desktop that you see on the screen.

To start a score, you can choose from a list of standard ensembles (from piano solo ...

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