Explore the art of notating jazz charts. See the notational power of Avid’s Sibelius 7 with renowned composer/arranger Thomas Goss.
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!
Table of Contents: 1. Setting Our Parameters 2. Auditioning Movement - Part 1 3. Listening to Movement - Part 2 4. Preparing for 2 Different Approaches 5. Jazz Score Templates 6. Changing Instruments 7. Finishing Setup and Saving 8. System Object Positions, and Dragging Barlines 9. Title Page Text, Subtitles, and Instrument Names 10. Panorama View, Minimizing Ribbon, and Textures 11. Review: Sticky Tuplets, Duplicating, and more 12. Transposing Instruments and Slides 13. Multiple Staff Input, Rehearsal Marks, and Reviewing Barlines 14. Mixer and Smart-Knobs 15. "Select More", Reviewing Tempo Text, and Adjusting 16. Fermatas 17. Tabulature Input Using the Fretboard Panels 18. Introduction to Drum Set Notation 19. Drum Set Notation Input 20. Advanced Chord Symbol Input - Part 1 21. Adding Multiple Bars and More Tempo Text 22. Metric Modulation 23. Tremolo Beams and Inputting 3rd Voice 24. Symbols and Technique Text 25. Introduction to the Tenor Clef 26. Capture Idea 27. Swapping Voices 28. Inverting Notes 29. Some Quirks, Tricks, and Traps 30. Changing Instruments and Section End 31. Exporting and Rewriting Custom Manuscript Paper 32. The Structure and Parameters of a Jazz Chart 33. Transposing Score and Focus on Staves 34. Pasting Ideas, Halving Note Values and Jazz Articulations 35. Slash Marks on Bass Part 36. Adv. Chord Symbol Input - Part 2 37. Structure and Chord Symbol Transposition 38. Drum Chart: Repeat Bars and Cues - Part 2 39. Planning the Piano Chart 40. Advanced Chord Symbol for Piano 41. Slash Marks and Snap Positions 42. Repeat Text and Splitting Bars 43. Appending Files & Bar Number Change 44. Understanding Dynamic Parts 45. Formatting Parts 46. Editing Parts 47. Final Proofing, Exporting Score & Parts 48. Summing Up and What’s Ahead