In the third course of this 5-part series, Sibelius 7 Master Thomas Goss tackles jazz, with its intricate melodies, special articulations and chord notations. In this course, hipster Goss has arranged an original jazz quintet to help you on your way to becoming a jazz notation ninja.
First you'll listen to and study his 2-part composition. Then you'll dive right in as he guides you through the various levels of jazz notation. You'll learn notes and chords, dynamics and phrasing, text expressions, and inputting complex chord symbols. You'll also get some neat notation tricks to help you with tempo changes and instrument changes in Sibelius.
Download the project files! These custom files contain 4 mini projects to get you some more practice copying music for drums and bass and inputting hip chord symbols!
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Steve Kirk wrote on July 31, 2020
Absolutely stunning! Although I doubt I'll ever need to score anything as complex as Thomas' jazz piece, it was a pleasure to see and hear how a pro uses Sibelius and to get an outline of what is possible.
It's not an easy ride but I'd recommend this to any serious songwriter and musician.
Garry Norman wrote on June 25, 2018
By Far the most useful course i have done so far! Top Notch. I will check out anything published by Tomas!
Giorgos wrote on August 4, 2016
Excellent Tutorial, with very hard work included!
What about the rest and so interesting, Midi and Film score Tutorials?
Dave Nedwek wrote on May 16, 2015
Even after years of using Sibelius, I learned a lot from Thomas' video. More than just a "how to", this is also a "why to". Well worth the price and the time.
Svetlana Yanovskaya wrote on May 26, 2014
Thank you Thomas, your Sibelius 7 tutorials are very helpful!
cminor7th wrote on December 27, 2013
Excellent course. Very helpful in highlighting some of the more tricky but needed parts of Sibelius 7. Good examples use. Pace was just right. I learned lots.
Hamester wrote on November 12, 2013
Absolutely brilliant course. It was quite a mission to finish, took me quite a few days to finish digesting everything, but I definitely recommend it!
P. Davies wrote on October 16, 2013
Thank you Thomas Goss & mPV for this incredible series of courses. It must have been an astonishing amount of work to put together.
Avid will surely be pleased... I'll be buying Sibelius as a direct result of completing these with the trial version.
I can't wait for the rest of the series and Thomas' Orchestration course when that's available.
Fantastic, inspiring and highly professional job guys. Many thanks indeed!
The best of the best!!! wrote on August 11, 2013
this set of Sibelius 7 tutorial is the best one can expect, especially for serious composers who want to grasp notation software for their work! many people are hungry for the upcoming tutorials! when will they come out? great job, Mr. Goss and macprovideo, thank you so much!!
Pecchan wrote on April 5, 2013
Meticulously prepared and filled with practical info. I've been a Sibelius user for over 15 years and yet there were things in this course that were new to me.