Beamed Note Groups

Version 01.07.00
Added 18 Jul 2016 (last updated 28 Jun 2021)

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

Makes selected notes (8th notes and smaller) into a beamed group. It interrupts the groups at rests, barlines, long notes, or tuplets.

It skips notes under tuplets and notes with feathered beams.

The plugin cannot set the ends of groups to stop at rests. When the plugin concludes, the rests will be selected. Without changing the selection, go to keypad layout 3 and click the No Beam button.

Updated 27 December 2019. Version 01.06.00. Added options to beam in tuplets and across barlines and rests. The plugin will usually be able to beam across deleted rests, which is not usually allowed. These new features will not always work, for unknown reasons, but they are probably worth trying if you cannot get beaming to work.

Updated 28 June 2021. Version 01.07.00. For Ultimate 2021.2 or later, the plugin will apply the No Beam command to the selected rests at the end of the plugin if Beam Over Rests is unchecked. This will cause the beam of the last note before the rest to be effectively an End Beam, which the plugin was previously unable to do. This provides more consistent results than using the End Beam command on the last note in the group.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.