Higher Education

Sibelius 7 Music Notation Essentials, 1st Edition

  • James Humberstone
  • ISBN-10: 1133788823  |  ISBN-13: 9781133788829
  • 350 Pages
  • © 2013 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $37.50
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Overview

SIBELIUS 7 MUSIC NOTATION ESSENTIALS provides the most thorough introduction available to the fundamental operations of Sibelius 7 and lays the foundation for continuing studies at the more advanced levels. This book is built around five hands-on projects, including an introduction to the Sibelius 7 interface and basic editing operations; setting up a score and entering notes; importing MIDI, MusicXML, lyrics, and more; creating a worksheet; and scoring video. The learning method is tutorial-based, step-by-step, and visually compelling; the projects in the book are fully integrated with the accompanying tutorial videos and include many helpful screenshots and diagrams. On the companion website are 31 tutorial videos in which the author steps you through every key skill learned in each lesson. In addition, the accompanying CD provides you with all of the resources you need to complete the course in Sibelius, plus five extension projects. SIBELIUS 7 MUSIC NOTATION ESSENTIALS is the first crucial step in mastering Sibelius 7, the most popular music notation software in use today.

Features and Benefits

  • Includes 5 projects teaching the fundamental operations of Sibelius 7, from learning the interface to scoring video.
  • Project-based curriculum includes integrated text/video tutorials that guide readers step by step.
  • Lays the foundation for continuing studies at the Expert and Pro levels.
  • Accompanying downloads available at http://www.delmarlearning.com/companions/index.asp?isbn=1133788823

Table of Contents

Introduction.
Lesson 1. Amazing Grace.
Exercise 1. Rearranging a Score.
Lesson 2. Beethoven's 3rd String Quartet, First Movement, Opus 18, Number 3.
Exercise 2. Practicing Entry Methods.
Lesson 3. Purple.
Exercise 3. Rearranging a MusicXML File.
Lesson 4. Worksheets.
Exercise 4. Creating a Worksheet.
Lesson 5. Agent Zero.
Exercise 5. Creating a Sample Soundtrack.
Appendix A: Elementary Music Theory.
Appendix B: Scores Required in This Course.
Appendix C: Answers to Review/Discussion Questions.
Index.

Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the main title. Select the main title's "About" tab, then select "What's New" for updates specific to title's edition.

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Instructor Supplements

Composing with Finale  (ISBN-10: 1598635735 | ISBN-13: 9781598635737)

Finale offers all the notation tools required to craft virtually any composition. Unfortunately, the imaginative ways these tools are used sometimes becomes an elaborate composition in itself! Composing with Finale shows you the essentials you’ll need in order to make the most of this program’s incredible power. Studying Finale from a compositional perspective eases the learning curve overall, transforming Finale into an extension of your imagination. Instead of describing procedures most beneficial to copyists and engravers, this book isolates the methods crucial to working with a composition in progress— how to efficiently translate directly from your mind to the score. Far from a “point-and-click” guide, Composing with Finale will help you compose more music with one of the most advanced music-composition tools on the market.

List Price = $39.99  | CengageBrain Price = $39.99  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $30.00

Student Supplements

Composing with Finale  (ISBN-10: 1598635735 | ISBN-13: 9781598635737)

Finale offers all the notation tools required to craft virtually any composition. Unfortunately, the imaginative ways these tools are used sometimes becomes an elaborate composition in itself! Composing with Finale shows you the essentials you’ll need in order to make the most of this program’s incredible power. Studying Finale from a compositional perspective eases the learning curve overall, transforming Finale into an extension of your imagination. Instead of describing procedures most beneficial to copyists and engravers, this book isolates the methods crucial to working with a composition in progress— how to efficiently translate directly from your mind to the score. Far from a “point-and-click” guide, Composing with Finale will help you compose more music with one of the most advanced music-composition tools on the market.

List Price = $39.99  | CengageBrain Price = $39.99  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $30.00

Meet the Author

Author Bio

James Humberstone

James Humberstone is a composer and educator who focuses on the use of music technology in education. Today, James is busy with residencies all over the world and maintains an active teaching schedule in Sydney, Australia. He was previously Director of Applications and Education at Sibelius Australia. James has trained thousands of Sibelius users, and he developed this new course working closely with the Sibelius team.