Grace Note Durations

Added 07 Apr 2011 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

For use with 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

To make acciaccaturas and appoggiaturas sound different from the default (rather short) sound, you can change the live start position and the live duration. If you want to do that, this plug-in could be helpful.

This plug-in will change the live duration and live start positions of the acciaccaturas and appoggiaturas within the selection. Also, the previous note's live duration and the following note's live duration and live start position will be processed.

The plug-in gives the choice to have the (group of) grace notes to play on or before the beat (the following note).

From a pull-down list one can pick the factor with which the written duration of the acciaccaturas and appoggiaturas will be changed (to live duration).

Of course, Play > Live playback should be switched on in order to hear the result: the plug-in does this automatically for you.

The plug-in gives the user the opportunity to reset the acciaccaturas and appoggiaturas and their surrounding notes to the default values regarding live duration and live start position.

Settings will survive Sibelius sessions.

Plug-in written by Jan Kok.