SB 101 Sibelius Music Notation Essentials


Suggested length: 3 days


This course provides the most thorough introduction available to the fundamental operations of Sibelius 7 and lays the foundation for continuing studies at the more advanced levels. This course is built around five hands-on projects, including an introduction to the Sibelius 7 interface and basic editing operations; setting up a score and entering notes; importing MIDI, MusicXML, lyrics, and more; creating a worksheet; and scoring video. The learning method is tutorial-based, step-by-step, and visually compelling. This course also integrates 31 tutorial videos into the curriuculum that step you through every key skill learned in each lesson. SIBELIUS 7 MUSIC NOTATION ESSENTIALS is the first crucial step in mastering Sibelius 7, the most popular music notation software in use today.


This course targets:

  • Composers
  • Arrangers 
  • Publishers
  • Prerequisites

    • No familiarity with the system is necessary
    • Completion of a Macintosh or Windows introductory course or equivalent experience is required
    • A basic understanding of music theory and notation. Appnedix A will provide a basic introduction to music theory.
    • Recommended: A basic ability to read music (even slowly) and keyboard skills


    • Exploring the Interface and Simple Editing
    • Importing and Exporting MIDI Files
    • Setting up a Score
    • Rearranging a Score
    • Practicing Entry Methods
    • Rearranging a MusicXML File
    • Using Worksheets
    • Creating a Worksheet
    • Creating a Sample Soundtrack