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A two-button mouse speeds up your work by providing rapid access to contextual menus in Sibelius. We have had good experiences with the following:

Sibelius Colored Keyboard

The Sibelius Coloured Keyboard has color-coded keys printed with shortcuts, making Sibelius even easier and faster to use. It's the perfect accessory for beginners and experts alike. Learn more at

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External Keypad for Laptop Users

If you are using a laptop (notebook) computer that doesn't have a built-in numeric keypad, or if you are left-handed and find changing note value on the numeric keypad with your right hand difficult, you may wish to invest in an external numeric keypad for your computer.

Because Sibelius's Keypad specifically responds to the number keys on the numeric keypad (and not the number keys along the top of the main keyboard), not all external numeric keypads will operate correctly in Sibelius.

For example, the popular Kensington USB numeric keypad won't work with Sibelius, because it mimics the keys along the top of the main keyboard rather than the numeric keypad itself.

Sibelius users have reported that these external numeric keypads work correctly for them.

midi keyboardExternal USB MIDI Keyboard

Note entry on Sibelius is markedly faster when using a MIDI keyboard. USB MIDI keyboards come in many varieties. Those who travel with a laptop may wish to look into a two octave, bus-powered USB MIDI keyboard such as any of the ones listed below.




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