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Re: Lilypond <-> Sibelius

From: Phil Holmes
Subject: Re: Lilypond <-> Sibelius
Date: Sun, 22 Apr 2018 21:23:31 +0100

I did a music degree as a mature student a year or so ago.  Sibelius was not compulsory - you could hand in a composition in any form you wanted, although a "recording" was often required and Sibelius's ability to generate highish quality MP3s was of benefit.  The real issue was that in the weekly 2 hour composition class you were expected to work on your composition with feedback from the tutor, and the college computers only supported Sibelius for this.  Thus if you wanted to work outside class, Sibelius was essentially compulsory.  I bought and still use the educational licence - quite  a lot of music on IMSLP is in Sib format so it's convenient to have a copy of the program.  Others on this forum have also benefitted from my ability to read that format.

Phil Holmes
----- Original Message -----
From: Ben
Sent: Sunday, April 22, 2018 5:46 PM
Subject: Re: Lilypond <-> Sibelius

On 4/22/2018 12:06 PM, J Martin Rushton wrote:
Thanks all for the suggestions.

Ben: I think he is required to use Sibelius at University that appears
to be all that they have.  When he was still at school the same applied.
 Whilst it would be nice if the uni offered other products, I suspect
the learning curve for the staff would be too steep if students actually
thought for themselves. ;-)

Once again, thanks all


Hi Martin,

Happy to help.

Hmm, that's too bad though that he is forced to use Sibelius. That seems strange to me.

When I was doing my undergraduate work in Theory/Composition, the professor used Finale and a few university-labs had Finale pre-installed on the computers for sure: but when it came to what program we the students *had to* use, there was no rule at all.

We all handed in our assignments on manuscript paper, printed out from whatever program we chose. Or handwritten ;)
As long as it was on score paper, the professor did not care what software we used.

Do all students have their own university-computer for the class, and that has Sibelius on it? Just curious.

I hope your son finds a successful solution to this! :)

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