Playback of guitar bends is incorrect. It bends up smoothly, then executes another note-on for the note it's bending to. Guitarists do not read and play them like this by default. It should be a smooth bend and sustain like a continuous glissando. If it's ever intended that the raised note be struck again, this can easily be notated as such where necessary.
The slide button does not work well (mainly talking about guitar notation). It never has. Often the angle is not great enough to be seen and a fake slide has to be created out of a line item. Across page breaks the angle often flips to the opposite of what is wanted, and across system breaks the angle is decreased, making it look like just a line sitting there with no real purpose. They should be as malleable as a ...more »
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 »
in All music software users can write Barre symbols (or Capo symbols) as part of Guitar fingering. Symbols like: B----| 1/2B ----| 1/2C -----| Etc.. I expect Sibelius to include these symbols as part of the Guitar fingering symbols. Every time I have to write it again using the text window (did not find the Barre/Capo Symbols anywhere....)
There should be a feature that creates a chord diagram based on the frets and string placement specified in tablature below. Right now, chord diagrams are created completely independently of tablature specification.
With tablature when you change the notehead to a cross type notehead you get an "X" instead of the number. Similarly when you change the notehead to a diamond notehead (to indicate a harmonic) you should see the enclosed in a diamond.
Garage Band for iPad has some great playable windows made big enough for multi-touch gestures like playing chords on guitar, bass and piano keyboard.
If the existing fretboard/keyboard windows in Sibelius could be enhanced to include similar functionality, that would be great!
It would be helpful to have the option to show a capo on the fretboard. It would save a lot of mental arithmetic!