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Change what keys affect which line on the stave Sibelius 6

Postby appreciatethehelp » Mon Jan 02, 2017 6:40 am

Hi guys. I have asked this question before and whilst I received some helpful advice on the topic it is still causing me trouble.

I want to be able to set which key affects which part of the stave when inputting notes by simply typing a letter (rather than clicking the line/space where I want the note to be placed).

For example when creating drum scores on a single voice, I want to be able to hit the F key in order to place a note in the bottom space of the stave, then hit the G key to place a note between the top line of the stave and the first ledger line above the stave.

The problem with this is that Sibelius will automatically place the G on the second line from the bottom of the stave next to the F.

Another problem is that if I click into an empty bar and input, for example, F, with the intention of creating the note F in the bottom space of the stave, the note will automatically be placed on the top line of stave.

None of this would be a problem if I could just create my own shortcuts for note input. I could assign my own shortcuts to allow me to input a note exactly where I want it.

Anyone have any idea how I might achieve this? I have had a look in Sibelius 6 > preferences > menus and shortcuts > create but there is no option to help me with what I am after.

Perhaps a plug-in might be in order… any idea which one would do this job?

If there isn't one available, how might I go about making one? Any info on how to do this would be great as I really want this issue fixed- it would speed up my drum score writing enormously!
I have never made a plug in for Sibelius but I would learn how in order to get this sorted!

Cheers.

If my question isn't clear then I could post an example to clarify.
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Postby andyg » Mon Jan 02, 2017 2:32 pm

If the note isn't on the line/space that you want when you input it, then just hit Ctrl plus the up or down arrow to move it an octave. I don't think there is any other way. In terms of slowing down the workflow, the extra key strokes involved shouldn't do much. I just tried it: F - G - Ctrl+up arrow. Done in no appreciable time.
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Re: Change what keys affect which line on the stave Sibelius

Postby appreciatethehelp » Mon Jan 02, 2017 2:38 pm

Whilst assigning hot keys to the different lines on the stave would be best, you have provided the next best thing!

Thank you once again, Andy. Very useful.
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