Sibelius — The Essentials (Code: SB110)

3-day course

Aimed at composers, arrangers and publishers, this two-day course introduces many new Sibelius features. It covers how to create a simple lead sheet complete with chord symbols, lyrics, repeat barlines, repeat endings, repeat text and rhythmic slash notation.

It also introduces more advanced notations and some of Sibelius’ most creative features, which can help you to compose, arrange or re-arrange a piece of music with speed.

Areas covered:

  • 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
  • Using the transformation options
  • Working with the ideas panel
  • Introduction to layout and formatting
  • Exporting and sharing options.

What’s included:

  • Tuition from certified trainers
  • Individual workstation equipped with Mac Pro or iMac
  • All course-related materials
  • Avid Certified User Examination.


  • Completion of ‘Sibelius - Introduction‘ and the accompanying exam. Course code: SB101.


  • A thorough understanding of the more advanced and creative features Sibelius software offers to end users
  • When combined with SB101 this course prepares candidates for Sibelius User Certification.
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