When two or more notes are tied together, alterations made to the first note in the series are not carried through to the rest of the notes in the series. Therefore, extra effort must be made to change all notes individually or to select all the notes as a group before making the alteration. By definition, with notes that are tied together, what happens to the first note should apply to the others. This is currently not ...more »
Currently, Sibelius does not allow you to create ties between notes in an arpeggiated chord to the full blocked chord, as shown to the left. The Sibelius Reference Guide (excerpt in 2nd attachment) admits this can only be done by manually by resizing the ties. However, when the score is changed, Sibelius does not automatically resize or move the ties magnetically with the score. Arpeggiated chords are used extensively ...more »
There should be a way to make a legitimate tie appear dashed with evenly spaced dashes rather than faking it with a dashed slur.
Ties look great between standard note heads, but are too close to slash noteheads, and there ought to be an option to "adjust space above notehead" per notehead type.
Also, ties do not look good when centered over the middle of slash noteheads, and should be moved to be centered over the end of the slashes.
When hiding the rhythm stems in guitar tablature, this has the unfortunate side-effect of hiding the ties as well. Ties are of course 'rhythm related' so it's only doing its job in that regard, but it makes interpreting the Tab awkward and I find myself substituting these with slurs in the Tab to compensate. Alternatively Some publishers show the subsequent tied numbers as (10) etc and some leave them out altogether, ...more »
I noticed that there are plenty of options for customizing the look of slurs, but when these options are changed, ties and slurs end up looking inconsistent to each other.
For example, if I want really thin slurs, I can make them really thin, but ties end up being noticeably thicker than slurs, which doesn't look good.
If you input a note and tie as in Ex1 and then select the note and press R for repeat you get Ex2. If you select both notes in Ex3 and press R you get Ex3 you get Ex4. Clearly this is inconsistent and therefore one of these is a bug. These situations should not be confused with when the whole bar is selected when both situations result in the tie being copied. This is then consistent and I think correct (the tie is part ...more »
I switched from Finale and I very much appreciate Sibelius's pitch-before-duration setting for note entry (Preferences > Note Input > Specify pitch, then duration) because that is my "native language." 🙂 But there's a glitch when adding TIES to CHORDS with DOTTED RHYTHM using STEP-TIME entry. Specifically, the tie is added only to the bottom note of the chord. To reproduce, make sure pitch-before-duration is ...more »