Sibelius 6 Quick Tip: The First Page


The First Page

In today’s video I talk about how to set up the first page which includes the title, subtitle, dedication, lyricist, composer, instrument name, footer and header after 1st page text styles. I had to split the video up in 2 parts because YouTube only allows a length of 15 minutes, so in part one I show you how to create all these text styles from scratch and in part two how to change the default fonts and positions to your own liking. 

Sibelius 6 Quick Tip 22: The First Page part 1

In this first part of this video subject, I show you how to set up the first page that includes the Title, Composer etc. In the second part I show how to change the default settings of the created text. 

Sibelius 6 Quick Tip 22: The First Page part 2

In this second part I show you how to change the default text settings to your own liking. 

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André van Haren

Sibelius 6 Quick Tip: erase background


Sibelius 6 Quick Tip 21 – Erase Background

In this quick tip I show you how to create a little white space around the dynamic text and fingerings. In Sibelius this is called Erase Background. If you flip through some music scores you will often see that there is a little white space around Expression text and Fingerings, looking like this:

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This is done to make these elements better readable and gives a much clearer layout than for example this:

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In Sibelius all you have to do to create this effect is turning on the option to Erase Background in the Text Style settings. Have a look at the video below and you will see how easy this is:

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André van Haren

Sibelius 6 Quick Tip: Instrument Name and Gap before Bar


In this Sibelius 6 Quick Tip I show you how to set the Instrument name that is displayed before the staff at the beginning of the piece and how you can change it or even remove it completely. After that I show you how to set the distance between this instrument name and the left page margin, called a Gap:

I hope you like this quick tip, please let me know if you have questions or ideas for other tips. To contact me or for  information about engraving scores, use the form below:

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André van Haren

Sibelius 6 Quick Tip: Creating a Comma


In this Sibelius 6 quick tip I show you how to create a Comma which will create a short gap in the music:

Sibelius quick Tip 1: The comma

I hope you like this quick tip, please let me know if you have questions or ideas for other tips.

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André van Haren

Sibelius 6 Quick Tip: staff margins


In this Sibelius 6 Quick Tip I show you how to adjust the staff margins, which is the distance between the page margin and the upper and lower staff. (btw, the background noise you hear is not because of bad recording quality, but are our 2 dogs playing and running. Anyone has a dog filter for me…?

Sibelius 6 Quick tip 17 – Staff Margins

I hope you like this quick tip, please let me know if you have questions or ideas for other tips. To contact me or for  information about engraving scores, use the form below:

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André van Haren

Sibelius 6 Quick Tip: Headers and Footers


Sibelius 6 Quick Tip 20 – Headers & Footers

In this Sibelius 6 Quick Tip I show you how to create different kind of Headers and Footers. The nice thing with these text styles is that you only need to create them once after which they will be repeated on every next page. Be aware that they will only be repeated AFTER the page on which you inserted them and not on the pages before.

The Headers and Footers are created from the Create/Text/Other system Text menu you have 3 different kind of Headers and 2 kind of footers to choose from:

Header – Header after 1st page – Header after 1st page inside edge
Footer outside edge, footer inside edge.

From all these different styles only the Header is centred but it’s easy to change the alignment of every style in the System Text Style. Have a look at the video below to see this in action:

I hope you like this quick tip, please let me know if you have questions or ideas for other tips. To contact me, or for  information about engraving score, use the form below:

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André van Haren