Gary Atkins teaches industry heavy-weights how to use Sibelius and other computer software. A professional educator and composer, Gary brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to his macProVideo.com tutorials.
Sibelius is an amazing application for any musician that needs to create custom scores and lead sheets. In this new 3 hour tutorial by veteran educator Gary Atkins, you'll learn how to quickly and efficiently create complex scores and musical arrangements using Sibelius.
Entering notes, creating chords, navigating your arrangement and printing lead sheets are topics that are covered in fine detail. You'll also learn how to format your lead sheets so they look as professional as the content you buy off the shelf at your favorite music store.
Excellent. As a long time Finale user, this was perfect to get me quickly up and running on Sibelius.
Jawanza Kobie wrote on February 14, 2009
At first being as anxious as I am to learn how to fully utilize Sibelius, I thought that some of the way that the DVD lessons were presented were exactly like the tutorials that come with Sibelius. I could not have been more wrong.
This tutorial has so many layers that unravels and dissecting Sibelius while explaining in great detail of the many capabilities of this notation software.This is exactly what I have been looking for and needed.I have seen the courses offered by Sibelius as well as through colleges such as my alma mater Berklee, and i don't think anyone can do wrong in getting this tutorial. I do wish that it could be viewed away from the computer, but that is very minor to me.
I am looking forward to Sibelius 5 102...I'm ready for the next phase.
jason wrote on January 11, 2009
great video, can't wait for volume 2!!!
Adriano wrote on January 10, 2009
All your Videos are very helpful and fun to use ( I have many), I recomend them to everybody. They are so much better than using a book, and because they are n my laptop they are easier to cary around.
Thankyou, you are fantastic!
Jorge Costa wrote on December 10, 2008
Working in Finale for more than a decade,
I've welcome this tutorial with great joy.
I wonder how Sibelius really works and find it's also a great working tool for notation.
Gary made a fantastic job on this.
Some mates that are more familiar with the program would like to see more, but they also have to realize that Sibelius is a World pre se and this is an introduction to beginners, the time spent on those details such as key commands will be a great plus for someone that is just starting.
Also, there will be more to come,
Gary already, showed us some features on upcoming Sibelius tutorials.
For me, I would buy them, who knows I may need them in a future.
Atkins, really nice work mate!
Mark Ellis wrote on December 1, 2008
Hey, not bad. I've used Sibelius for a number of years but I do like to know if there are any other tricks out there I don't know about. Gary does a good job explaining things. I haven't check out the entire as of yet but from what I have seen he is very clear and easy to understand. (Time for a Power Users video)
Keep making great videos!
threebg wrote on November 16, 2008
The tutorial serves as a great quickstart for Sibelius. As an introduction to the application, it spends quite a bit of time on features and commands that some might find intuitive. Regardless, there is still a great deal to learn for users that have been fiddling with Sibelius for some time and waiting for the "coin to drop." I, too, look forward to future intermediate level additions by the same instructor.
Clarence McDonald wrote on September 8, 2008
Gary Atkins has made the process of learning Sibelius very intuitive and understandable. He has also shown function of the programs that are not easily understood from reading the manual.
This video has been of great help to me in getting my music finished and has saved me so much time in the process.
David Womack wrote on August 27, 2008
First I want to say that I was pleasantly surprised to see Sibelius offered from MacProAudio. I am fairly new to Sibelius and
am currently about 3/4's through the lessons. I think the lessons are good and hope the intermediate/advanced lessons will be forth coming soon!
andy Busuttil wrote on August 23, 2008
The tutorial method used in this video is based upon strong educational/learning principles. It is beautifully done with superb timing, careful progression through what would otherwise be difficult steps, sensitivity to those who may not be as knowledgeable in music as one would expect, and terrific on screen graphics to demonstrate each step needed to get the best out of Sibelius.
My background is in education, learning and development as well as music and audio engineering and I must say that the approach taken in the design and delivery of this tutorial is top quality. Well done guys!