Solfege

Version 01.09.30
Added 12 Apr 2012 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

For use with Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1, Sibelius 7.5, Sibelius 8.x and Sibelius 18.x

This plugin adds syllables to selected notes, similar to what Add Note Names does. The syllables come from lists of Solfege systems that provide syllables to be used for the lowered, natural, and raised forms of the seven scale positions of a major scale.

The plugin provides a ''movable-do'' mechanism, where you specify the pitch for degree 1 of the scale. By default it assigns ''1'' to the root of the (major) scale used at the start of the selection, based on the key signature.

This can use useful for ear training, and probably a bunch of other things.

You can edit the Solfege systems, and create new ones, and these are retained across Sibelius sessions.

It does not provide octave designations or rhythmic values (such as, for example, the Add Tonic Sol Fa does). It does adjust itself when key signatures change.

Updated 13 April 2012 to save changed solfege systems even if you cancel from the main dialog. Also fixed a typo!

Updated 14 April 2012 to allow text style to be typed in as well as being chosen from a list.

Updated 19 April 2012. Corrected problems with import/export, added ability to delete a system, added a PDF file explaining how to use the plugin. Warning: this version will erase any settings made in earlier versions, so write them down before upgrading.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.