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Avid: Sibelius – Fundamentals I (SB101)

Module code SB101
Duration Two days
Attendance Full-time
Fees £169


Aimed at composers, arrangers, publishers and music teachers, this two-day course is the first crucial step in mastering Sibelius, the most popular music notation software in use today.

You will discover and develop foundation-building themes and new ways of working with the software, as well as a clear understanding of the Sibelius interface. You will also become comfortable with using shortcuts while learning how to create, edit and print your score quickly and efficiently.

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.

This course had been accredited by Avid.

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.

Course content

This short course will cover the following areas:

  • Navigating and understanding the Sibelius interface
  • Making selections
  • Creating a new score and inputting score objects
  • Introduction to note input
  • Editing pitches and rhythms
  • Step-time note input and adding score objects
  • Working with text styles
  • Finishing and printing your score.

Upon completion of the programme, you will have in-depth knowledge of the Sibelius interface and an understanding of how to use shortcuts. When combined with Avid: Sibelius - Fundamentals II (SB110), this course provides the foundation for the Sibelius User Certification.

How to apply

To enrol onto this course, you need a basic understanding of music theory, notation and how to read music. You should also have some familiarity with Mac computers and basic keyboard skills.

To book your place and for further information, please email our Digital Media Workshop team.