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Avid: Sibelius – The Essentials (SB110)

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Two days

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.

Why study Avid accredited courses at Middlesex University?

Avid solutions are used to create the most listened to, watched and loved media in the world. The certified Avid courses we offer equip budding media enthusiasts and seasoned professionals with the skills required to harness Avid’s powerful technology with proficiency.

When training with us you can expect exceptional teaching from seasoned industry practitioners, an award-winning learning environment, and access to all the latest technology and equipment.

What's included

  • You'll receive tuition from certified trainers
  • You'll have access to an individual workstation equipped with Mac Pro or iMac
  • All course-related materials are included
  • You will be able to take the Avid Certified User Examination at the end of the course.

What will you study on Avid: Sibelius – The Essentials?

This short course will cover the following areas:

  • 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.

Upon completion of this course, you will have a thorough understanding of the more advanced and creative features Sibelius software offers to end users. When combined with Avid: Sibelius - An Introduction (SB101), this course will prepare you for Sibelius User Certification.


This course will take place at our London campus in Hendon on the following dates:

April 2018

  • Thursday 26 April
  • Friday 27 April

November 2018

  • Thursday 8 November
  • Friday 9 November

Entry requirements

To enrol on this course, you must have successfully completed Avid: Sibelius - An Introduction (SB101).


To book on to the course, please visit our online store.

Other courses

Avid: Sibelius – An Introduction (SB101)

Start: April, November

Duration: One day

Code: SB101

Avid: Sibelius – A Comprehensive Introduction (SB100)

Start: April, November

Duration: Three days

Code: SB100

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