- Paperback: 473 pages
- Publisher: Cengage Learning PTR; 1 Pap/Cdr edition (8 Feb. 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1133788823
- ISBN-13: 978-1133788829
- Product Dimensions: 2.7 x 18.4 x 22.9 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 239,408 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Sibelius 7 Music Notation Essentials (Avid Learning) Paperback – 8 Feb 2012
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About the Author
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.
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Top Customer Reviews
Although I am relativly new to Sibelius I am learning new things every day with the help of this manual.
I can reccomend this to every Sibelius 7 user and can't rate it highly enough.
It is not clear from the Avid web site whether Sibelius itself is on 7.5.1 (which is where I am up to ), - or 7.5.3 which at one place on the site is quoted!
--but this does not detract from the fact that a lot of things are as yet unclear to a Sibelius beginner like me. The book needs to be revised to include PhotoScore Ultimate as well as PhotoScore Lite, - and possibly concentrate on trying to explain these rather than try to get beginners to fit the music to films, which would not be normally the sort of thing a beginner would be aiming for immediately. Perhaps this could be put in yet another and more advanced book? -I look forward to his updated version of this book, -if this is to be done?
It is an introduction to the basics, and for many people it might be all that they ever need, but the reviewer who said that it "covers everything" is wrong; there are huge numbers of exotic features in Sibelius which most users will never need, but which are very important for some kinds of music, so some people will need the full reference manual as well. This is huge and expensive in printed form, but everything in it seems to appear as well in the online help provided with the package.
This book is probably very good for those familiar with later versions of Sibelius 7. However, for anyone new to this software (like myself, having been used to the old Acorn Risc OS Floppy-disc set), unless he / she is a very fast learner, with plenty of much-needed time, then I feel this book would serve little purpose.
I found basic instructions - for example, entering notes on staves - needlessly complicated and poorly organised. Clear, concise, "by the numbers" task-lists were conspicuous by their absence apart from some keyboard "short-cuts" at the ends of each section.
My criticisms could go on but it does seem that the opportunity to produce a really useful, concise AND COGENT manual was missed. Does such a book or pamphlet exist? If so, please advise.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Useful to have, contains lots of info to get started with the various features. Although there are some variations compared with my student edition nevertheless it is very helpful.Published 10 months ago by DJPE
This is a fine tome, helpful and easy to understand even for musicians 'owning a computer'. I highly recommend it.Published 13 months ago by Amazon Customer
Very good indeed. Helpful writing style and full of practical knowledge of Sibelius. It gave me a great start.Published on 15 Nov. 2014 by M. C. Lawson
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