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Sibelius Introduces Sibelius First Notation and Composition Tool

July 2, 2008

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Sibelius has announced Sibelius First (Mac/Win; $129), a new notation and composition tool.

Powered by Sibelius 5, Sibelius First features a simple user interface; composition and arrangement tools for up to 12 staves of music; input via MIDI keyboard, MIDI guitar, computer keyboard, or computer mouse; Dynamic Scoring, which automatically updates instrumental parts as you work on the full score; the ability to switch back and forth from guitar tab to notation; and built-in general MIDI sounds.

Sibelius First also allows you to export finished scores and burn them to a CD; scan printed sheet music and edit or transpose it within the program; and post, publish, and share scores online. To learn more, visit

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