Arpeggiate Chords

Version 01.06.00
Added 10 Aug 2008 (last updated 15 Jul 2017)

For use with Sibelius 5, Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1, Sibelius 7.5, Sibelius 8.x, Sibelius 18.x, Sibelius 19.x, Sibelius 20.x, Sibelius 21.x, Sibelius 22.x, Sibelius 23.x and Sibelius 24.x

Writes out the pitches of notated chords (not chord symbols or diagrams) as separate notes so they can be clicked on and heard individually. It will generate a new instrument at the bottom of the score, and arpeggiate the notes of chords in the first selected staff.

*** Notes in tuplets and grace notes will not be arpeggiated.

Notes in different voices playing concurrently will be treated as part of the chord to be arpeggiated.

Rests can be hidden in the output instrument.

The arpeggiated notes will play at the same duration as the original chord; in some cases this will require the arpeggio to be placed in a tuplet. If this happens, all notes in the chord will be made into a single voice (otherwise the original voice is maintained).

Updated 15 July 2017 to handle nagnetic glisses in Sib 8.6 and later.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.