Color Enharmonic Pitches

Version 03.50.00
Added 15 Jun 2015 (last updated 12 Nov 2016)

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

Allows you to specify a color for individual pitches, using separate colors for enharmonically equivalent pitches (such as F#/Gb). You can use it to apply a rainbow of unique colors for each pitch, or use it for proofreading and analysis.

Double sharps and flats can be colored the same as an enharmonic pitch (Gx -> A), or the same as the corresponding single accidental (Dx -> D#), and quartertones are colored as the nearest flat or sharp. You can, however, select a color from the double/quartertone lists, and all double accidentals or quartertones will get the same color, regardless of pitch.

One significant feature is the ability to edit the RGB values of any of the named colors in the color list. So if you like a different shade of red or yellow, you can have it.

The plugin saves its settings (in the plugin Preferences database), so your rainbow and your RGB edits and be set up once and retained across Sibelius sessions.

Note that, as with all coloring in Sibelius, all notes in a chord will be given the same color, unless the notes are in different voices.

Updated 2 June 2006 to allow it to use Colored Notehead Styles to color notes, so that notes in a chord can have separate colors (Feature available in Sib 7.1 and later).

Updated 15 June 2015 to remove any application of specific colors to specific pitches. A user may create their own color scheme and save it to be used as the default colors. Googling on color music scales will yield some historical coloring schemes.

Updated 15 April 2016 to allow coloring of individual note objects

Updated 24 April 2016 for minor tweaks.

Updated 26 April 2016 to allow coloring of individual note objects

Updated 12 November 2016. Now handles the color White, both for applying and for editing colors, and will also now work with the updated Colored Notehead Styles plugins.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.