Sibelius Tutorials – “Playing It In” (Flexi Time Input)


I’ve been a bit busy over the last week or so, hence my absence from here, but I’m back, and I have a gift for you – 3 videos telling you how to set up and use FlexiTime input for Sibelius – THE quickest note input method (if you follow my instructions!)

I have heard people claim otherwise, though – what do you think? Let me know in the comments below.


New Sibelius Tutorial Uploaded – Interface Overview

When Sibelius 7.5 came out, I made a series of over 40 video tutorials for the software, taking the user from never having sat in front of Sibelius, through to being comfortable with some fairly complex tasks. Since there have been many upgrades to Sibelius since then, I have decided to make these freely available, and I will be uploading them regularly onto my YouTube channel. Everything I talk about in the videso is still relevant to the latest version, so if you are using any version FROM v7.5 onwards, then these videos will be useful for you.

I hope you enjoy them, and I would be delighted to hear your thoughts, so drop me a comment!


Today’s “Thing-I-Don’t-Get” – Bruce Springsteen

I mean, what is the attraction? Most of his songs, at least the ones that I’ve heard, are VERY repetitive (Born In The USA springs to mind), his voice is not attractive to listen to, and he isn’t exactly model material. I’m sure people will say that his songs “speak to a new generation”. When I first heard him, I was that new generation, and I didn’t get it then.

I certainly don’t get it now.

Getting Started Fast with Pro Tools

I just came across this great wee video series from Avid Blogs on YouTube. It explains the whole process of creating a song from start to finish in ProTools, and he does it in very easy to understand language and with clear examples. Thoroughly recommended to anyone working with ProTools, either as a teacher or as a student.