About the Book

Master Sibelius music notation software step by step with the most complete how-to guide available.

Designed for both novice and experienced musicians, composers, producers, and arrangers, it contains a variety of examples, from single-line melodies to complex scores.

Written by Tom Rudolph and Vince Leonard, two proven experts, trainers, and authors in the field of music notation software, this book will be a constant reference for all of your Sibelius questions and needs.



“At last, a manual that knows how to communicate. The book is not only very informative, but is user-friendly—a great combination.”
Sammy Nestico, Composer, Arranger

“Tom Rudolph’s experience and ability as a music technology trainer and communicator are second to none. I thoroughly recommend using this book when learning Sibelius.”
Robin Hodson: Sibelius composer, trainer, clinician

“Sibelius: A Comprehensive Guide by Tom Rudolph and Vince Leonard is a must for all who use Sibelius! Not only will this text get you up and running quickly, but will serve as a valuable resource for even the most advanced user. Each chapter is filled with shortcuts and helpful hints that will help you reach a new level of expertise!”
Ron Kerber, Professor, Chair of Performance Division, University of the Arts, saxophonist, arranger, composer

“Anyone wanting to learn Sibelius in a logical and engaging way should have Tom Rudolph and Vince Leonard’s much-needed Sibelius: A Comprehensive Guide sitting next to their computer. This excellent tutorial book is a compendium of practical exercises as well as insightful tips, tricks, and shortcuts. It will guide any user, novice, or advanced, to mastery of the software quickly and efficiently.”
Stefani Langol, Assistant Professor, Music Education, Berklee College of Music

“This is a book for all Sibelius users. Tom and Vince have organized the book in a way that both entry level and experienced users will benefit from their knowledge of notation software. Each chapter contains step-by-step exercises that guide you through both basic and advanced Sibelius features. The many practical tips provided throughout the book help the user to learn and apply time saving short-cut keystrokes and the online resources give you Sibelius notation files for use in the exercises and updates to the book as the software evolves. If you use Sibelius you will find this to be an invaluable addition to your reference library. If you teach others how to use Sibelius, this book provides you with an excellent teaching method.”
Mike Moniz, Associate Professor, Berklee College of Music; technology trainer, www.midischoolhouse.com


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Sibelius: A Comprehensive Guide to Sibelius Music Notation Software can be purchased through any retail or online book vendor such as Amazon.com.

Product Details

Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: Hal Leonard (January 15, 2007)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1423412001
ISBN-13: 978-1423412007
Retail Price: $29.95

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