Sibelius 6 Professional Music Notation Software - Educational Edition  

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Use the Educational Edition of Sibelius 6 to inspire creativity, boost results, and make music more accessible. Previous versions of popular Sibelius music notation software is used in classrooms arou... Click To Read More About This Product

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Use the Educational Edition of Sibelius 6 to inspire creativity, boost results, and make music more accessible. Previous versions of popular Sibelius music notation software is used in classrooms around the world every day to enhance music education and to help students achieve great results. Sibelius 6 is even easier to use, and at this great price, there's no better time to add it to your music curriculum.

This version is specially priced for purchase by K-12 and higher education institutions, instructors at such institutions and currently enrolled students (including those who are home-schooled). Proper documentation, such as a school PO, faculty/student ID, or documentation from an applicable governing body recognizing the school/home school as an accredited education institution, must be provided in order to use and register this product.

Faster, neater, scores for students
Sibelius 6 music notation software features Magnetic Layout which positions almost every aspect of students' scores in just the right place—dynamics, lyrics, chord symbols, and more. Students can produce smarter scores more quickly for coursework and examinations. Magnetic Layout also helps teachers prepare scores for class and school performances in up to half the usual time.

Easy classroom control
The network version of Sibelius 6 helps teachers manage a lab of Sibelius copies from a single computer, and ensure students are doing what they're meant to be doing. A classroom control panel lets teachers instantly:
•Send a starting worksheet or score to every classroom computer
•Freeze computers to get students' attention
•Send messages to all students (for example, "Only five more minutes.")
•Gather all students' work into a single folder at the end of a class—ready to run through on the interactive whiteboard.

Reports on student progress
The Versions feature enables teachers to see and report on what changes have been made to a student's score over time. Students can also add their own commentary with each set of changes, and Sibelius 6 collates these together with a record of progress to generate a student's creative diary.

Exchange comments with students
Teacher and students can now add virtual sticky notes to their scores—to pass on thoughts and suggestions efficiently, and in just the right places on a score.

Keyboard & Fretboard windows
Sibelius 6 has added these two beautiful windows which are ideal for students who prefer using a keyboard or guitar to notation. Students simply click on the keys or frets to input notes and chords—or play their computer's QWERTY keys just like a piano. However, they're not just for inputting. Select any note/chord, and the keyboard or fretboard shows how it's played. When students play the score back, they can follow the music on the keyboard or fretboard too—even if it's written for other instruments.

Link with audio recording software
This version comes with ReWire support that lets you sync Sibelius playback with audio software that you may already have at your school—like Pro Tools, Cubase, Logic, and GarageBand. Students can link together audio recording and score playback to add live audio to their pieces.

Features New features for Version 6 Power tools
  • Allows teacher to manage a lab of Sibleius copies from one computer
  • Classroom control panel lets teacher send worksheets and scores to each computer, freeze computers to get students attention, send messages to students, and gather all work into a single folder to run through on an interactive whiteboard
  • Versions feature allows teachers to see and report on changes made to student's score over time or allow students to make their own comments for a virtual progress report
  • Shift-drag moves objects horizontally/vertically
  • Alt+drag or Option-drag moves object without moving attachment position
  • Ctrl+drag or Command-drag suspends Magnetic Layout while moving
  • Tab advances to next bar when inputting chord symbols
  • Keypad button to stop note input or deselect (for smartboards)
  • View handlesâmakes ends of lines etc. easier to select
  • Use F13-F19 as shortcuts on newer Macs
  • Set duration of silence after fermatas (pauses), individually or throughout
  • Double-click fader in Mixer resets it to default position
  • Shift or Ctrl/Command when opening instrument strip opens all similar/all other strips
  • Omit muted staves when exporting MIDI file (option)
Look & feel
  • Hide particular toolbar buttons
  • Auto-hide toolbar buttons if insufficient room
  • Tile multiple open scores
  • Move around Symbol and Edit Symbols dialogs with arrow keys, and see symbol names
  • Smoother zoom with Ctrl+mouse wheel
  • Command+mouse wheel zooms on Mac
  • Better keyboard access for dialogs (e.g. Clefs, Symbols, Key Signature) on Mac
  • Set paper & desk texture of versions
  • Many other look & feel improvements
Engraving & notations
  • Dynamics automatically above vocal staves
  • Lines split between systems more controllableâe.g. two halves have independent vertical positions and slur/tie shape
  • Line ends easier to select
  • Chord symbols appear by default as diagrams on guitar notation staves, chord text on other staves
  • Tie thickness adjustable
  • Tuplets always above notes on vocal staves (option)
  • Accidentals persist after mid-bar clef changes
  • Width of empty bar varies with bar length (option)
  • Automatic breve bar rests in 4/2
  • Special staff spacing for multi-staff instruments (e.g. keyboards, divided winds)
  • Move rehearsal marks & tempo text up/down without affecting ones on other staves in same place
  • Better default positions of many text styles and lines
  • Cross-staff beams improved
  • Ossia staves improved
  • Check Redundanciesâhides/deletes unnecessary clef/key/time signature changes etc.
  • Export Each Staff as Audioâfor importing into a sequencer
  • Convert folder of scores to earlier version
  • Other plug-ins improved
Network licenses
  • Easier network installation
  • Client copies can connect from any IP address
  • Largest network license now unlimited (previously 255 computers)
  • Use same preferences for all users of a computer
Other improvements
  • Many editing operations faster, particularly on large selected passages
  • Reminds you to save a version when you close a score
  • Improved manuscript papers for new scores
  • Auto-select US or European paper sizes for new scores or imported files
  • Imports octave lines in MusicXML files
  • Minimum hardware requirements
  • Win: Windows XP 32-bit SP2 or later, or Windows Vista 32-bit SP1 or later, 512MB+ RAM, 550MB hard disk space, DVD-ROM drive
  • Mac: OS X 10.4.9 or later or Mac OS X 10.5, 512MB+ RAM, 550MB hard disk space, DVD-ROM drive
  • Additional recommendations for using the included Sibelius Sounds Essentials sound library
  • Windows: Intel Core Duo or AMD Turion or better, 1GB+ total physical RAM (2GB recommended), 3.5GB total hard disk space, ASIO-compatible soundcard
  • Mac: Intel Core Duo or better, 1GB+ total physical RAM (2GB recommended), 3.5GB total hard disk space
  • Note: You can use Sibelius Sounds Essentials if your computer doesn't meet the recommended requirements, but you may find that you cannot use as many sounds simultaneously.
  • If you have an external hardware MIDI playback device that you wish to use with Sibelius 6, please check that a compatible sound set is available. See Sibelius website for compatibility list.
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Sabelius 6 - Solid Product

By Ed F

from Riverbank, CA

I reviewed many musical notation software programs such as Progression, Finale, etc. and chose Sibelius 6 because for me it was easier to use and had good guitar/tab notation abilities. I had used Sibelius First (a good program) but needed to upgrade due to needing more features. Since I am mainly a guitar player and have done a lot of charting this upgrade was essential. I like the fact that you can easily convert your work to midi and wave which makes it easy to manipulate using DAW to tweak the sounds. The sampled instruments are great with the exception of the guitars. The acoustic guitar is okay and the electric guitar is marginal. I do wish they would include better guitar samples. However, I add my own guitar work when recording so I�ۡ���m not too disappointed. Overall, I am very satisfied with this product.

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