It would be a great time saver, if one could define default noteheads per pitch on drum staves, so i.e. all HiHat notes will automatically have crossed noteheads by default! Sure, you could use filters to do this, but it would be much easier and faster, if it's already done in background while entering notes.
Of course one should be able to customize these settings!
Click & drag mouse/touchpad notation: (touch and drag for windows 8 as well) Click and hold on the desired position on the stave and a horizontal pop-up list of note values appears to the right. Whilst holding the mouse button down, move the mouse pointer along the horizontal pop-up, hover mouse over the desired value such as a crotchet and let go to input that note and value. Other values such as naturals, sharps, ...more »
I think we need a completely different way of inputting drum parts than placing note heads on a staff. We'd need an instrument-specific drum trigger pad for percussions so that all the different articulations for each drum or other percussive instrument would have their own buttons or triggers on the pad. That way you'd skip the hassle of checking if you chose the right notehead for the right placement on the staff and ...more »
When connected to a midi keyboard or digital piano (73-88 keys) and pedal/foot control, hold down the pedal/foot control to display note lengths/values mapped out across the keys and select what you need and then release your foot to return to note input. This could be a easy and quick way of entering notes with just your midi device and it's foot pedal.
A text mode for entering diatonic functions would be great for those of us who don't use roman numeral analysis. This mode would include the special characters (like the D with a slash through it) and the ability to write numbers under the main functions and over eachother next to it.
I would like to have the possibility to change Notehead Type directly from the Status Bar, or shown in the inspector (or somewhere..) like in previous version of Sibelius.
Coming back each time you need it to Notation tab in the Ribbon could be annoying.
I have had the fortunate circumstance that both my middle and now high school band directors are percussionists. i have arrange/written many pieces during these years that always, when i have them look over it, they constantly have to explain to me why the sibelius way of writing percussion is wrong. then, they have to rewrite it the correct way so i can go back and fix it. this is also a problem because then if i write ...more »
When using a trill (from 'Lines') it would be great if the trill could be turned on or off for individual voices. For example when notating for a concert band I am using 2 voices on the flute stave. The upper voice needs to trill a series of semibreves (whole notes) while the lower voice is playing crotchets (quarter notes). If I could select the trill, and then adjust which voices it applied to that would allow ...more »
Gardner Read's "Music Notation - A Manual of Modern Practice" is categorical on the use of minim (half note) rests in 3/4. They're incorrect and should be replaced by two crochet (quarter note) rests (page 99). Elaine Gould's Guide to Music Notation "Behind Bars" is in complete agreement with this rule (page 161). However, Sibelius 6 through to 7.5 does not appear to recognise this notational precept. Not only is it possible ...more »
Sibelius should have a opition to setup a default beam group set to the score before I start editing. This opition could be on the "New Score" opitions.
I would love to see a Sibelius companion that will allow you to edit your scores on your Android/Apple smartphone or tablet while away from your computer. At my job, I'm allowed to use my smartphone during downtime, but laptops are prohibited, meaning I can't work on my scores while at work. It doesn't need to have all of the bells and whistles that comes with the full version, just a notation editor with playback. ...more »