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HOW TO NOTATE EVERY TYPE OF MUSIC

Many different forms of music notation have evolved over the past ten centuries. With Sibelius, you can create scores in any of these styles.

Notating academic work
Sibelius lets teachers and students notate any academic work, such as exercises, aural tests, counterpoint and Schenkerian analysis. Sibelius will even check your work for mistakes such as notes too high or low, or parallel fifths and octaves.


Guitar tab and frames
Guitar tab with Sibelius couldn't be easier. You can input tab just like other music (using MIDI, mouse or keystrokes), or you can instantly convert notation to tab, or tab to notation.


But it doesn't just stop at guitar: you can write tab for any fretted instrument (mandolin, banjo, lute, dobro...) in any tuning you like - or even create your own custom tuning.

To get a guitar frame, just name the chord you want, and pick the frame from the choice given. In fact, Sibelius calculates all possible positions for any chord. And like tab, Sibelius produces frames for any fretted instrument, in any tuning.


Modern notation
Sibelius handles all standard avant-garde notations such as quarter-tones (automatically transposed), complex tuplets (nested to any depth), special noteheads and percussion symbols.


Jazz, commercial and rock music
Chord symbols, drum-kit, slashes and other popular notations are all included - plus the special Inkpen font to make your printouts look handwritten!

Early music
For early music, Sibelius easily notates ossias, figured bass, numerous ornaments, incipits, all C-clefs, 'longs' and so on. It even writes and plays back lute tablature, and converts it to or from notation for you.