How the course works?
This is a non-syncronous course, meaning that it is not in realtime. Simply download the tutorial assignment, follow the instructions, submit to the instructor as directed, and receive feedback from the instructor. You can complete the course materials on a weekly basis (usually 2-3 hours per week), or you can proceed at your own pace and finish the course early.
Designed for both beginner and intermediate users or older Sibelius users wishing to learn the new Sibelius 7 version. Learn how to compose music with a computer. 14 assignments accessed by the teacher (for college credit students). Walk away from this course feeling very good about the workings of Sibelius 7 software to compose music.
By the end of this Sibelius 7 Software training course you’ll:
- Learn basic steptime inputting techniques using the mouse and midi keyboard
- Learn basic real-time inputting techniques using the midi keyboard
- Learn basic lyric and chord entry techniques
- Transpose, assign instrumentation, mix volumes, panning and other controllers
- Input a simple lead sheet, piano piece, multi-voiced piece (chorale), and small score.
- Extract the parts of a score and printout score and parts.
- Understand the techniques involved of importing and editing SMF’s
- Learn how Sibelius interprets and recognizes scanned images and then edit as needed
- Learn advanced page layout techniques and “house styles”
- Learn advanced scoring techniques
- Learn how to write and properly notate percussion parts.
- Writing examples as EPS files to be imported into a word processor
- Save your work as Audio and burn to CD
- Understand how sound libraries work
- Understand Ideas mode concept
- Learn how to write music to video
Course Duration: 10 weeks from January 13th - March 21st, 2014 (10 week session) or...self pace yourself if you want to move along quicker.
Note - You need to have access to Sibelius 7 software and a midi/controller keyboard in order to take this course.
- Also, Optional (3) graduate-level quarter credits will be made available for this course through Seattle Pacific University at $150.
- The cost for the 3 units is $50 per credit hour payable to SPU.
- This course is not repeatable for college credit for those who have already taken a MUS 5060 and 5061 course thru SPU.
Once registered for MUS 5040: Sibelius 7 software please register with SPU within one week of starting your course by following the link below to online registration or by calling 800-482-3848. SPU registration is paid to Seattle Pacific University and handled separately from the course registration.
To Register: Click here
- This course is time specific and assignments / projects will be organized into (10) weekly folders to be completed weekly.
Sibelius 7 Software training course outline:
- Basic understanding of the program: A run through
- Inputting by basic mouse techniques: Steptime recording with mouse and/or midi keyboard “Sonatina” and “Bach Chorale”.
- Inputting lyrics and chords “Oh Susannah”
- Inputting by midi keyboard using Flexitime “Minuet in G minor”. Transposing the score and extracting the parts.
- Recording in a basic sequencing program,saving as a SMF, and then importing into Sibelius
- Advanced page layout techniques and “house styles”
- Advanced scoring techniques
- Inputting and scoring of percussion parts
- Writing and saving EPS files to be inserted into a word processing document
- Creating worksheets
- Individual time for student self-projects
- Saving as Audio and burning to CD
- Idea mode concepts
Sibelius 7 Software training course package:
- This is a self-paced course where you can work at your own pace via the weekly learning assignments. For doubt clearance and queries you can email the instructor any time. For those of you taking the course for college credit, it is highly recommended that you complete the weekly assignments in time.
- You must refer to online reference manual that comes with Sibelius 7 software
Note : Only the students taking this course for college credit 'must' submit their weekly assignments. It is not mandatory for others to have to submit their assignments. However, it is recommended that you do that for a complete learning experience.
What are Mike's student's saying about this Sibelius course?
Wow! Did I learn a lot from Mike Klinger's Sibelius 7 class and I have been using Sibelius for years. Mike's lessons dug deep into the program showing me so many facets of Sibelius I never knew. The assignments were interesting and practical for musicians and music teachers.
“Having just completed the 10 week course in Sibelius 7, I now have a basic
understanding of how to use the many tools and musical activities that are provided in
this software. The assignments were well sequenced to introduce and teach the efficient
use of the program. The lessons drew on my musical knowledge and experience and
challenged me to use it in an advanced technological format which greatly improves my
efficiency in creating musical arrangements, charts and educational materials. The
instruction also offered alternative ways of approaching use of the software, depending
on the user’s expertise. I especially appreciated being able to ask questions and receive
answers quickly to solve a number of computer and midi interface issues, as well as to
better understand assignments and the use of the software. I most definitely recommend
Professor Klinger as a resource and instructor to others wanting to increase their
knowledge of the technological developments in music teaching, composing and
arranging. He not only teaches the workings of the Sibelius 7 program, but also points
the way to new ways of composing, using the technology that is now available.”
This course, in just 10 short weeks laid the basic foundations of how Sibelius 7 works
and explores the unbelievable features available to you. You follow the instructions and
do all the assignments, you will understand all that is promised in the course and set the
groundwork for your artistic endeavors. If you can imagine it in music, you can realize it
and make it happen after this course. You will not be disappointed, well worth the
Course was well-designed to expose the student to various aspects of Sibelius, and to
jump right in and work with them via the assignments. Prof. Klinger was always
available, and his responses were very timely and direct. Even though my personal time
is extremely limited, I do plan to take further courses from Mike.
Janie McCue Lynch
Mike, despite a few rocky patches along the way, your Intro to Sibelius 7 course was fabulous. It gave me all the necessary tools to begin building a body of working knowledge on this program. I've since completed over 2 dozen charts of compositions and arrangements I've written over the past 25 years. I'm finally giving my choir and musicians the quality charts they deserve rather than studio bass player style scribblings!
I have much to learn as the curve is great on this rather large program. But you and your course has helped take the training wheels off my unsteady but progressing abilities in Sibelius. Many thanks and the best of luck to you in your endeavors.
Q1. Do I need Sibelius 7 for this course?
Yes, you need to have Sibelius 7 installed and working. You should also have a midi controller or midi keyboard hooked up for inputting if possible. Make sure you have also installed the Sibelius Sound Library, Scorch, and Photoscore Lite (if you do not already have Photoscore Ultimate installed). All of these installs are on the Sibelius 7 installer CD.
Q2. If I have a Yamaha Clavinova digital piano, which I attach to my computer via USB, and can do direct input. I do NOT yet have a "midi controller" device, such as an ozonic or an m-audio or Akai that has controllers for software such as Logic or ProTools right on the device. Will Clavinova be adequate?
Ans. Absolutely, Clavinova would work.