Faster, neater, scores for students
Only in Sibelius: Magnetic Layout positions almost every aspect of students’ scores in just the right place – dynamics, lyrics, chord symbols and more. Students can produce smarter scores more quickly for coursework and examinations. And Magnetic Layout helps teachers prepare scores for class and school performances in up to half the usual time.
Control the class
Only in Sibelius: The network version of Sibelius 6 helps teachers manage a lab of Sibelius copies from a single computer, and ensure students are doing what they’re meant to be! A classroom control panel lets teachers instantly:
- Send a starting worksheet or score to every classroom computer
- Freeze computers to get students’ attention
- Send messages to all students (for example, “Only five more minutes.”)
- Gather all students’ work into a single folder at the end of a class – ready to run through on the interactive whiteboard.
Reports on student progress
Only in Sibelius: The new Versions feature enables teachers to see and report on what changes have been made to a student’s score over time. Students can also add their own commentary with each set of changes, and Sibelius 6 collates these together with a record of progress to generate a student’s creative diary.
Exchange comments with students
Teacher and students can now add virtual sticky notes to their scores – to pass on thoughts and suggestions efficiently, and in just the right places on a score.
Keyboard & Fretboard windows
For students who prefer using a keyboard or guitar to notation, these beautiful new windows are ideal. Students simply click on the keys or frets to input notes and chords – or play their computer’s QWERTY keys just like a piano!
But they’re not just for inputting. Select any note/chord, and the keyboard or fretboard shows how it’s played. And when students play the score back, they can follow the music on the keyboard or fretboard too – even if it’s written for other instruments.
Link with audio recording software
ReWire support lets you sync Sibelius playback with audio software that you may already have at your school – like Pro Tools, Cubase, Logic and GarageBand. Students can link together audio recording and score playback to add live audio to their pieces.