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Sibelius Fundamentals (Train-the-Trainer)

  • Monday, August 7, 2017  -  Wednesday, August 9, 2017

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Reserve your place now for Sibelius Fundamentals (Train-the-Trainer).



The Introduction to Sibelius (SB101) course provides a comprehensive approach to learning the fundamentals of the Sibelius application. Along with its counterpart, Essentials of Sibelius (SB110), this course provides the foundation for Avid Certified User for Sibelius certification exam.

In this course you will discover and develop foundation-building themes and new ways of working in the software as well as a clear understanding of the Sibelius interface, from navigating the ribbon to inputting notes in a variety of ways. Become comfortable with using shortcuts while learning how to create, edit, and print your score quickly and efficiently.

SB110 Essentials of Sibelius covers how to create a simple lead sheet, complete with chord symbols, lyrics, repeat barlines, repeat endings, repeat text, and rhythmic slash notation. Additionally, the course introduces more advanced notations and some of Sibelius’ most creative features, which can help you quickly compose, arrange, or rearrange a piece of music.


This course is designed for Composers, Arrangers and Publishers.


No familiarity with the system is necessary. A basic ability to read music and a clear understanding of musical concepts, such as rhythms, time signatures, key signatures, and tempo is highly recommended.


At the end of this course you will understand:

  • Navigating and Understanding the Sibelius Interface
  • Making Selections
  • Creating a New Score and Inputting Score Objects
  • Introduction to Note Input
  • Editing Pitches and Rhythms
  • Step-Time Note Input and Adding Score Objects
  • Working with Text Styles
  • Finishing and Printing Your Score
  • New Methods of Note Input
  • Introduction to Multiple Voices
  • Using the Transpose Feature
  • Working with Repeats
  • Creating Chord Symbols
  • Inputting Lyrics
  • Changing Notehead Types
  • Creating a Lead Sheet
  • Using Multiple Voices and Hide/Show
  • Using the Reduce, Explode, and Arrange features
  • Editing and Creating Instrument Changes
  • Working with Drum Mapping and Notation
  • Importing MIDI Files
  • Using Advanced Filtering, Finding, and Editing
  • Using the Worksheet Creator and Transformation Options
  • Working with the Ideas Panel
  • Introduction to Layout and Formatting
  • Exporting and Sharing Options


This course is scheduled to coincide with the 2017 Avid Learning Partner Summit of the Americas (West) -- no additional fee!
Register for the Summit here:  https://www.onlineregistrationcenter.com/2017-ALPSummit-AMER-West
Contact Information
Bryan Castle
Hollywood Center Studios
1040 N Las Palmas Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90038