Tips and tricks to take Sibelius software from scary to simple
—by Kimberly Rowe
Do you want to publish your own music? You’re in luck. Digital publishing tools have never been better or easier to use, making it easy for anyone to jump into the game. But just having the next greatest harp arrangement floating around in your head isn’t enough. You’ll need to turn that idea into a professional looking publication. While newer notation programs like Musescore and Symphony Pro for the iPad have made it easier and cheaper for anyone to crank out a quick arrangement, the old stalwarts Sibelius and Finale continue to offer the most bells and whistles, especially for harpists. We outlined our favorite Finale shortcuts in the November/December 2018 issue of Harp Column, so in this issue we’re going to give you some tips and tricks for turning your manuscript into a masterpiece using Sibelius notation software.