At present, if a chord is spread across both staves of a grand staff, one can attach (using keypad 5) an arpeggio line either to the treble staff chord, or to the bass staff chord. The arpeggio line can be lengthened to spread across both staves, so that it looks correct visually. But, on playback, only the notes on the staff to which the arpeggio lines was attached will arpeggiate: the notes on the other staff will ...more »
Absolute important for publisher...! Please add group-names. The solution might be the following: Add 2 text-fields on the instrument-panel labelled "name in group" and "short name in group". A doubleclick onto a sub-bracket opens a dialogbox where one can enter the full name and a short name of the group, the alignment and whether the inst.name (entered on the instrument-panel) will be left or right of the sub-bracket. ...more »
As a professional staff arranger for a premiere music organization, it becomes to difficult to manage the balance between publisher quality music and a chart that is revision-friendly. In order for me to stem away from separate score/part files for appearance demands, I often combine instrument staves for the score to free up real estate and hide the individual instrument parts to "Parts only." This allows me to designate ...more »
I would simply like to draw the cross staff glissando arrow and have the gliss go across staff as shown but also be played. Sibelius can not play this but plays only half of the chord. This is essential for Harp. Here is the score as it looks and you will hear the harp at .33 seconds in Glissando, but its written incorrectly here and I have to figure a work around.
This is one of the "very cool" - category...
It might be helpful when you could select different midi-channels/sounds per voice in one staff ie. Flute and Piccolo in one staff but different sounds.
The first attachment (illustrated) shows the bottom margins of a default newly-created score, with the bottom staff justified against the bottom of the page. One might imagine that the 25mm shown is simply the sum of "Bottom page margin" and "Bottom staff margin" as defined in "Document Setup". But no. In fact, in Document Setup, "Bottom page margin" = 12.7mm, and "Bottom staff margin" = 12.7mm, so the sum should be ...more »
Existing playback mechanisms in Sibelius, Notion, and many other platforms use user keystrokes to initiate the MINI Note On message--and use the note's length to determine when the Note Off message will be sent. In many forms of music (example: plainchant, Anglican chant, other forms of early choral music) the written note may only suggest the length. In Anglican chant in particular, the written note is held for however ...more »
Implement a "playback staff," similar to functionality in Notion 4. The playback staff is a separate staff on a score that is used to specify timing for live playback--each touch or tap on a live playback surface (instrument key, computer key, tablet surface) continues playback for the next note on the playback staff. This dramatically simplifies live playback of complex scores--I might use quarter notes for the playback ...more »
Sometimes it would be reallly useful to be able to flip the direction of one of the end hooks independently (for instance in certain cross staff situations).
Sometimes, a combination of system text and magnetic layout can cause the "optimize staff spacing" function to create large gaps in grand staves. Whilst this seems like an unlikely combination of events (and there is a workaround by switching off magnetic layout on the system text) it does happen often enough to be annoying and consistently enough to be considered a bug.
I read the article on the unofficial Sibelius blog about creating cutaway scores, and I must say that I am intrigued by this modern scoring format. Unfortunately, it is entirely too much work to accomplish when it would be possible to include a simple feature to completely hide a selected measure from view. Such a feature would give much more creative control over modern notation techniques, which is important to promote ...more »