Mark Enharmonic Pitches

Version 02.05.00
Added 01 Aug 2005 (last updated 26 Apr 2016)

For use with Sibelius 3.x, Sibelius 4, Sibelius 4.1, Sibelius 5, Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1, Sibelius 7.5 and Sibelius 8.x

Mark Enharmonic Pitches 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 \\\"spectrum\\\" of unique colors for each pitch, or use it for proofreading and analysis.

Double sharps and flats are colored the same as an enharmonic pitch (Gx -> A) 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.

This plug-in can be useful for locating any \\\'mispelled\\\' accidentals, such as F# where you might expect Gb. The Sibelius filters do not allow you to distinguish between enharmonically equivalent pitches, but this plug-in will do that.

It does not explicitly generate a log file showing marked objects, but it allows you to call the Locate Colored Objects plug-in to do so. (If that option is chosen, a recent version of Located Colored Objects must be downloaded as well).

Updated 26 April 2016 to allow colors to be added to individual notes.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Move Pitches to Transposed Mid-Line

Version 02.00.00
Added 01 Aug 2005 (last updated 17 Jun 2015)

For use with Sibelius 3.x, Sibelius 4, Sibelius 4.1, Sibelius 5, Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1, Sibelius 7.5 and Sibelius 8.x

This plug-in transposes music on the selected staff or staves to the center staff line and can change the style of the notehead (e.g. to create slashes). It puts the notes in the right place for transposed instruments.

Fixed in v 1.56:

  • Corrected to handle some enharmonic misspellings. Added the ability to move either type of slashed noteheads at the same time.

Fixed in v1.50:

  • Now respects partially selected bars, rather than processing them as if fully selected

Fixed in v1.20:

  • You can now specify any supported notehead to be the only notehead moved. Previously, only normal noteheads could be specified.

Fixed in v1.15.0:

  • instrument handling changed so that new instruments are dealt with automatically (3.1 instruments are handled properly)
  • transposition changes handled

Updated 21 Feb 2009 version 2.0:

  • New option to move to center line of concert score, rather than transposed score

Updated 2 April 2009 for internal code cleanup

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Split Bar Rests

Version 01.20.00
Added 01 Aug 2005 (last updated 17 Jun 2015)

For use with Sibelius 3.x, Sibelius 4, Sibelius 4.1, Sibelius 5, Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1, Sibelius 7.5 and Sibelius 8.x

This plug-in converts any bar rests in the selection to rests of shorter durations. The duration of the smaller rests will be one per beat, with the beat length determined by the time signature. This can be handy if you want to see the contents of irregular bars, or for other obscure reasons.

New in v1.04:

  • The plug-in can now split bar rests into other than beat-sized units. One can now spcify the size of the rest to use as well as how to dispose of any excess.

Updated November 15, 2007:

Now properly splits all bars rests if rests are present in more than one voice

Updated June 7, 2008. Version 1.10. New option to split rests only in irregular bars.

Updated June 24, 2008. Version 1.15. If a bar is too small for a single rest of the requested size, the largest possible rest is now written, rather than skipping the bar.

Updated 2 April 2009 for internal code cleanup

Updated 28 February 2010 to optionally select entire score if there is no passage selection<./p>

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Fill Up Pick-up Bar

Added 01 Aug 2005

For use with Sibelius 3.x

This plug-in changes a bar rest symbol in a pick-up bar into discrete rests. The pick-up bar must have a shorter duration than the prevailing time signature.

To use the plug-in, make a passage selection (i.e. a single box), starting with the pick-up bar, then choose Fill Up Pick-up Bar from the Plug-ins menu and follow the on-screen instructions.

Plug-in written by Peter Hayter.

Multirest Line

Added 01 Aug 2005 (last updated 17 Jun 2015)

For use with Sibelius 3.x, Sibelius 4, Sibelius 4.1, Sibelius 5, Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1, Sibelius 7.5 and Sibelius 8.x

This plug-in allows you to replace a selected multirest with a line, e.g. a wavy line (as used in percussion parts to indicate that the player should simply play for that number of bars).

To use the plug-in, first set the multirest display to Blank in House Style > Engraving Rules > Bar Rests, then select the multirest in which you want to use a line, and run the plug-in.

Updated 20 Mar 2009 to run in Sibelius 5

Updated 2 April 2009 for internal code cleanup

Plug-in written by Peter Hayter and Bob Zawalich.

Remove Dangling Ties

Version 02.02.00
Added 01 Aug 2005 (last updated 24 Jun 2012)

For use with Sibelius 3.x

This is an updated version of the plug-in supplied with Sibelius 3. This update allows you to choose whether or not to actually delete the ties (and if so, whether to color the notes where ties have been deleted), or simply to write a list of locations of suspect ties to the plug-in trace window.

For Sibelius 5, use the shipping version of this plugin

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Apply KidSib Font for Sibelius 3

Added 01 Aug 2005 (last updated 17 Mar 2008)

For use with Sibelius 3.x

This plug-in applies the KidSib music font (not included with Sibelius, available for purchase separately here), which places note names inside the noteheads, a convention used occasionally in educational music. You must purchase the KidSib font to use this plug-in: it will not work without it.

Important! Copy the KidSib.lib file from within the .zip file you download into the main Plugins folder, rather than any of the subfolders.

For Sibelius 5, use the Add Note Names to Noteheads plugin and the Opus Note Names font (free with Sibelius 5).

Plug-in written by Gunnar Hellquist.

Count Notes

Version 01.05.00
Added 01 Aug 2005 (last updated 17 Jun 2015)

For use with Sibelius 3.x, Sibelius 4, Sibelius 4.1, Sibelius 5, Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1, Sibelius 7.5 and Sibelius 8.x

Count Notes counts the number and type of notes and rests in a selection, and list counts by bar and in total. It will also display the durations of the counted notes.

Updated 29 January 2007: Now has an option to display the number of notes or chords on an instrument by instrument basis.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Combine Tied Notes and Rests

Added 01 Aug 2005 (last updated 17 Mar 2008)

For use with Sibelius 3.x

This is a minor update to the plug-in shipped with Sibelius 3. It fixes a couple of problems with the plug-in dialog.

For Sibelius 5, use the shipping version of this plugin.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Copy Articulations and Slurs

Added 01 Aug 2005 (last updated 30 Mar 2009)

For use with Sibelius 4

This update fixes a minor problem whereby the plug-in would incorrectly apply articulations and slurs to overlapping copies of the source material.

For Sibelius 5, use the shipping version of this plugin

Plug-in written by Neil Sands.

Apply KidSib Font for Sibelius 4

Added 25 Aug 2005 (last updated 17 Mar 2008)

For use with Sibelius 4 and Sibelius 4.1

This plug-in applies the KidSib music font (not included with Sibelius, available for purchase separately here), which places note names inside the noteheads, a convention used occasionally in educational music. You must purchase the KidSib font to use this plug-in: it will not work without it.

Important! Copy the KidSib.lib file from within the .zip file you download into your user account's House Styles folder, which is at:

  • Windows: C:\Documents and Settings\username\Application Data\Sibelius Software\Sibelius 4\House Styles
  • Mac: /Users/username/Library/Application Support/Sibelius Software/Sibelius 4/House Styles

For Sibelius 5, use the Add Note Names to Noteheads plugin and the Opus Note Names font (free with Sibelius 5).

Plug-in written by Gunnar Hellquist & Bob Zawalich.

Add Tremolos

Added 14 Sep 2005

For use with Sibelius 4

This plug-in lets you specify a tremolo speed for a passage and adds the correct number of tremolo strokes to the selected notes.

Example: For playback at the correct speed for 32nd notes (demisemiquavers) one must add three strokes to quarter notes (crotchets) and longer notes, but only two strokes to eighth notes (quavers) and one stroke to 16th notes (semiquavers).

Plug-in written by Hans-Christoph Wirth.

Fill With Slurs

Added 14 Sep 2005

For use with Sibelius 4

This plug-in allows you to quickly fill string passages with legato slurs. Create a multiple selection consisting of all notes where a slur should start. The plug-in will insert for each selected note a slur which ends on the note preceding the next selected note.

The plug-in is prepared to work properly with selections containing notes from different voices or instruments.

Plug-in written by Hans-Christoph Wirth.

Hide Duplicate Rests

Version 01.16.00
Added 21 Dec 2005 (last updated 17 Jun 2015)

For use with Sibelius 4.1, Sibelius 5, Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1, Sibelius 7.5 and Sibelius 8.x

This plug-in hides (but does not delete) rests that duplicate a rest (of the same position and duration) in another voice. It requires Sibelius 4.1 or later.

Updated 2 November 2009 to allow dialog to be hidden and results reporting to be optional

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Updated 9 August 2011 for Sib 7 dialog control changes

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Hide Rests in Voice

Version 02.02.00
Added 21 Dec 2005 (last updated 17 Jun 2015)

For use with Sibelius 4.1, Sibelius 5, Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1, Sibelius 7.5 and Sibelius 8.x

This plug-in hides (but does not delete) selected rests in any chosen voice(s). It requires Sibelius 4.1 or later.

Updated 2 December 2011 to select hidden or shown rests (in Sib 5 or later) so they can easily be deleted if desired.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Lower & Raise Pitch Chromatically

Version 01.50.00
Added 24 Apr 2006 (last updated 17 Jun 2015)

For use with Sibelius 4, Sibelius 4.1, Sibelius 5, Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1, Sibelius 7.5 and Sibelius 8.x

Raise Chromatic Pitches raises the pitch of any selected notes by 1 half-step (semitone). Lower Chromatic Pitches lowers the pitch of any selected notes by 1 half-step. The note spelling (such as C# vs. Db) is determined by Sibelius. It should be comparable to what you would get if you entered the same pitch on a MIDI keyboard.

These are intended as a chromatic replacement for Up and Down Arrow, which move pitches diatonically. Typically, one would assign each plug-in to a shortcut key so it could be run with a single keystroke. Please be aware that if you assign shortcuts to plug-ins and download more plug-ins, the shortcuts will shift to different plug-ins and you will need to reset them.(Edit - this has been fixed in the most recent update when run in Sibelius 5.2)

Warning: unlike Up and Down Arrow, these plug-ins cannot move individual notes within chords. If you select any notes within a chord, all the notes in the chord will be moved! (Edit - this has been fixed in the most recent update when run in Sibelius 5.2)

Quartertones will be moved to their closest half-step (semitone) in the desired direction. At that point running the plug-in again will move the notes by a half-step (semitone).

Articulations and Live Playback data are retained in the moved notes.

Updated October 31 2008. If these plugins are run in Sibelius 5.2 or later, most of the limitations are removed. Individual notes within a chord can now be moved, and the problem with plugin shortcuts instability was fixed in Sibelius version 5.2.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Add Slash Noteheads for Parts

Version 02.31.00
Added 24 Apr 2006 (last updated 20 Jun 2012)

For use with Sibelius 4.1

This is an updated version of the plug-in supplied with Sibelius 4.1. It has the following changes and improvements:

  • Any articulations on the original slash notes are now correctly reproduced on the new slashes in the dynamic parts
  • Any Live Playback data belonging to the original slash notes are now correctly reproduced on the new slashes in the dynamic parts
  • If an instrument uses the bass clef in the full score and the treble clef in the parts, the plug-in now puts the slashes in the dynamic parts in the correct location
  • New Help dialog, with informational text

Note that if there are clef changes that are only in the score or only in the parts, the spacing will be wrong. In this case, if the parts have the default setting to omit clef changes, the sections where the added bass clef appears in the score will have the slashes in the wrong place.

For Sibelius 5, use the shipping version of this plugin.

For Sibelius 6, this plugin will not be needed.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Respell For Wrong Clef

Version 02.00.00
Added 24 Jul 2006 (last updated 17 Jun 2015)

For use with Sibelius 4, Sibelius 4.1, Sibelius 5, Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1, Sibelius 7.5 and Sibelius 8.x

This plug-in might be very useful if needed. It can help e.g., after Photoscore or some other converter misreads a clef, but reads the notes in the correct location (so Sibelius will interpret them incorrectly). It lets you specify the wrong clef and the right clef, and then transposes the notes appropriately.

The plug-in will now handle alto, tenor, and French violin clefs, in addition to bass and treble.

Cautionary accidentals will be lost, and in some keys this can result in incorrect accidentals after transposition. Users should proofread accidentals carefully.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Combine Rests Empty Voices

Version 01.00.00
Added 30 Aug 2006 (last updated 17 Jun 2015)

For use with Sibelius 4.1, Sibelius 5, Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1, Sibelius 7.5 and Sibelius 8.x

Combine Rests Empty Voices combines rests in a voice that contains only rests. It creates the largest single rest possible. It also hides the rests in empty voices for all voices later than the first voice containing notes or rests.

>p>Updated 21 June 2010. For Sib 5 or later, the plugin will now produce bar rests when possible, rather than just large rests.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Split Point One Staff

Version 01.05.00
Added 11 Sep 2006 (last updated 24 Jun 2012)

For use with Sibelius 4 and Sibelius 4.1

Split Point One Staff processes two staves. It moves notes on or above the split point to one staff, and notes below the split point to the other staff. Usually the high notes go to the top staff, but you can choose to have them go to the bottom staff. It will only work if one of the staves is empty, not when both staves have notes.

Only notes are moved, not dynamics or slurs, or transposition changes, etc., so you may need to clean up after it is run. The Combine Tied Notes and Rests plug-in is called to consolidate rests that may be left behind.

Plug-ins cannot process tuplets, so any notes inside tuplets will not be moved, and will have to be moved manually. If tuplets are detected, a warning will be given.

For Sibelius 5, use the shipping Change Split Point plugin.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Find Irregular And Misfilled Bars

Version 01.08.00
Added 22 Apr 2007 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

For use with Sibelius 4, Sibelius 4.1, Sibelius 5, Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1, Sibelius 7.5 and Sibelius 8.x

This plug-in displays (in the plug-in trace window) any bars whose length and time signature do not match (irregular bars), and also any misfiled bars, which are bars that have missing rests, so that the sum of the lengths of the notes and rests (in each voice) do not match the length of the bar.

Misfilled bars can come from deleting rests, or when using scores generated by an errant plug-in or file converter.

Updated 2 May 2007: the plug-in now handles grace notes and notes within tuplets.

Updated 21 Feb 2013: Plugin now treats completely empty bars (no notes, rests, tuplets or bar rests in any voice as misfilled. It also handles misfilled tuplets better.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Add Bar Rests In Empty Voices

Version 01.03.00
Added 05 Oct 2007 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

For use with Sibelius 5, Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1, Sibelius 7.5 and Sibelius 8.x

Adds bar rests to chosen empty voices in selected bars (empty voices contain neither notes, rests, nor tuplets).

Updated 21 March 2010 to allow result display to be turned off.

Updated 9 August 2011 for Sib 7 dialog control changes

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Replace Rests With Bar Rests

Version 01.01.00
Added 06 Oct 2007 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

For use with Sibelius 5, Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1, Sibelius 7.5 and Sibelius 8.x

Adds bar rests to voices in selected bars which contain rests, but neither notes, nor tuplets. Essentially replaces multiple rests with a bar rest as appropriate. Optionally skips bars of small duration (user can select the minimum duration).

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Scordatura

Version 01.50.00
Added 03 Mar 2008 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

For use with Sibelius 5, Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1, Sibelius 7.5 and Sibelius 8.x

This plug-in creates a scordatura staff for a stringed instrument in an altered tuning. Effectively it maps pitches so that they appear as if the notes were in standard tuning.

More specifically, it maps a (string, position) value from an altered tuning to the note that represents the same (string, position) value in standard tuning. (Example: D2 on the low D string on a DADGAD tuned guitar is string 6 fret 0). In standard tuning, string 6 fret 0 is E2. So the plugin will rewrite the note D2 (in a notation staff) to be E2.

A scordatura staff will not play back the way you might like it to.

Check Google for \\\"scordatura\\\" if you are not clear what that means. If you are not clear on whether you want to use this you should probably not!

WARNING: this plugin will completely rewrite the selected staves. Save and maybe make a copy of your score before running. Make a copy of the original notation staff, and run the plugin on that copy.

You must specify the standard tuning and altered tuning used, in the form Sibelius uses for editing staff types. So guitar standard tuning is E2, A2, D3, G3, B3, E4 (low to high).

There are lists of common instruments in the dialog, and if what you want is not in the list, find something close and modify it. Be careful to get the octaves correct. One other way to get the pitches for strings is to enter the notes for the open strings in a notation staff, then select each note and look for the name in the Notes pane of the Properties Window.

See Help for more information, including a discussion of the ambiguity of scordatura.

Updated 27 Feb 2009 to replace .plg file with .zip file

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Replace Deleted Rests

Version 01.08.00
Added 20 Apr 2008 (last updated 25 Feb 2016)

For use with Sibelius 5, Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1, Sibelius 7.5 and Sibelius 8.x

Looks for places where rests have been deleted rather than hidden, and will add rests back. By default it will hide the added rests.

It can also trace the locations of deleted rests

Updated 24 Feb 2016 to prevent unwanted duplication of non-note objects.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Add Pipe Ornaments

Version 01.40.00
Added 11 Jun 2008 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

For use with Sibelius 5, Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1, Sibelius 7.5 and Sibelius 8.x

Add bagpipe grace note ornaments before a selected note. Choose a named ornament from a list (Doublings, Embellishments, Piobaireachd, Grace Notes, Custom) or customize your own ornaments. Customized ornaments are saved across Sibelius sessions.

Updated June 17, 2008 to fix problems when the \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\"do not show dialog\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\" button is active

Updated August 5, 2008 to make dialog come up initially by default

Updated February 2, 2009 to add explanation for editing custom entries.

Updated 31 December 2010 to match changes made in the Bagpipes suite

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Arpeggiate Chords

Version 01.05.00
Added 10 Aug 2008 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

For use with Sibelius 5, Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1, Sibelius 7.5 and Sibelius 8.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).

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Create Custom Articulations and Bowings

Added 06 Apr 2009

For use with Sibelius 5

This plug-in allows the user to create custom articulation/bowing markings for each staff in a selection. While it is a timesaver for creating standard bowing markings for a string section or individual string instrument, there are a number of other helpful parameters to allow the user to create their own bowing or articulation markings. Complete with standard and custom technique and expression marking functions, almost all conceivable bowing styles can be accounted for. Some of the more unique features include: built-in hairpin creation (including dashed and dotted hairpins), starting and ending technique and expression markings, optional stripping of preexisting markings (bowings, articulations, slurs, hairpins, expressions, and techniques), messa di voce support (for the creation of more advanced hairpin shapes), and a matrix-like environment for the creation of custom bowing and articulation patterns that will repeat over the length of the selection.

The custom articulation/bowing quasi-matrix is, perhaps, the most beneficial part of this plug-in, as it can be used as a quick way to input a pattern of articulations and slurs over a selection in each staff (why use 'simile' if you can easily be explicit?).

Plug-in written by Roman Molino Dunn.

Add Slash Noteheads for Parts for Sibelius 6

Version 02.30.00
Added 06 Aug 2009 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

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

This is an updated version of the plug-in supplied with Sibelius 5. While its original purpose (adjusting slash noteheads that transposed) is obsolete in Sibelius 6, the plugin has other uses as well. This version correctly handles slash notes for transposing instruments (which the version shipping with Sibelius 5 does not do).

Updated 8 August 2008 to restore transposing to noteheads other than slash noteheads, to make the behavior the same as in Sibelius 5.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Fill Selection With Slash Notes

Version 01.05.00
Added 15 Aug 2009 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

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

Adds notes in a chosen voice to the middle staff line in selected bars (even if they are empty). Notes are normally added in voice 1; change this if the bars contain voice 1 notes.

Only type 3 and 4 (slash) noteheads will stay on the middle line in parts for transposing instruments, though other noteheads may be added.

Added notes can be shown only in the score or the part, be hidden, or be cue-sized.

Updated 11 October 2009 to handle instruments with different clefs in concert and transposing scores. (Needs Sib 6.1 for this to work).

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Hide or Show Articulations

Added 27 Sep 2009 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

For use with Sibelius 5, Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1, Sibelius 7.5 and Sibelius 8.x

This plug-in hides, or shows previously-hidden standard articulations within a selection. As articulations can not actually be hidden, they are deleted and hidden text is created in their place. To show the articulations, run the plug-in again and the text will be converted back to the original articulations. This is useful for situations where it is desirable for playback to be different than a printed score.

Plug-in written by Roman Molino Dunn.

Slash Notes At Midline

Version 02.21.00
Added 27 Oct 2009 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

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

Takes existing notes or chords and turns them into a single note at the middle line of the staff. It determines the pitch by looking at the clef in the non-transposed score.

It can move or create a number of notehead styles, but is intended for use with slash noteheads.

It allows you to turn off the display of the dialog, and will save most of its settings across Sibelius sessions.

It is an excellent companion to the Fill Selection With Slash Notes plugin.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Pitch Counting

Added 12 Jan 2010 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

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

This plug-in counts the number of each individual pitch in a selection. It is first displayed with octave numbers and then by pitch class. (One note on this: In order for a tied pitch to be counted, it must be selected through the end of the tie.)

Plug-in written by Chris Shortway and Dr Lawrence Fritts.

Consolidate Ossia Staves

Version 01.10.00
Added 22 Jan 2010 (last updated 05 Feb 2017)

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

Looks for multiple ossia staves above or below a staff and copies the contents of the ossias into a single staff if possible. It then deletes any empty ossia staves.

Updated 9 April 2013 to fix a crashing bug and to handle empty ossias better. Also added dialog to allow tracing without consolidating.

Updated 4 February 2017 to again deal with empty ossias. Now empty bars (those with bar rests only) will always be hidden, and if a combined ossia staff is completely empty it will be deleted. This was always the intended design, but it was not completely implemented before.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

String Harmonics

Version 01.05.00
Added 18 Feb 2010 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

For use with Sibelius 5, Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1, Sibelius 7.5 and Sibelius 8.x

Adds diamond-shaped notes above each single notes that has a normal notehead to notate string harmonics. There is a choice of which harmonic to notate, and an option to call the Harmonics Playback plugin to set up playback for these notes.

Updated 27 December 2010. If run without running the Harmonics Playback option, both the original note and the diamond notes are now silenced (since neither is the actual sounding pitch).

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Remove Previous Ties and Remove Final Tied Notes

Version 01.06.00
Added 23 Feb 2010 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

For use with Sibelius 5, Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1, Sibelius 7.5 and Sibelius 8.x

These plugins offer different ways of dealing with notes tied across a barline after using the Sibelius 6 R (Repeat) command.

Given a single selected note or chord that is tied to:

Remove Previous Ties removes ties from the previous note or chord in the same voice, if any, and leaves the note or chord following the barline selected.

Remove Final Tied Notes deletes the note or chord after the barline, removes the tie from the previous note or chord, and selects the previous note or chord

In both cases, the final note is selected and is ready for further note input, so if you assign the plugin to a shortcut (I found shift-R to be handy), you can remove the tie or tied note with one keystroke and continue inputting notes without having to reselect a note.

Either plugin may be used; your workflow can determine which method you prefer.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Simplify Tied-To Notes

Version 01.10.00
Added 30 Mar 2010 (last updated 09 May 2016)

For use with Sibelius 5, Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1, Sibelius 7.5 and Sibelius 8.x

Selects notes that are tied to (notes that are immediately preceded by a note of the same pitch, in the same voice, with a tie), and removes any articulations and cautionary accidentals on these notes.

Notes tied to from different voices or notes tied to but separated by other notes, will not be detected or processed.

Updated 15 August 2011 to remove brackets accidentals as well as cautionaries.

Updated 18 January 2012 to remove articulations in chords only if all the notes are tied to.

Updated 9 May 2016. Reworked the way tied to notes are calculated for better results and faster execution.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Delete Music Only

Version 01.02.00
Added 26 Apr 2010 (last updated 21 Mar 2015)

For use with Sibelius 5, Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1, Sibelius 7.5 and Sibelius 8.x

Deletes all notes, tuplets and slurs in any fully selected bars, replacing them with a bar rest, but leaving any text attached to the bars.

Note that if there are lyrics attached to the resulting bar rest, they cannot be dragged. You need to have notes or rests in a bar for lyrics to be moveable.

Updated 21 March 2015 to rename the plugin which was formerly called Delete Notes Only, which was misleading.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Divide Durations

Version 01.61.00
Added 19 May 2010 (last updated 12 Apr 2016)

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

Will split selected notes and chords, rests, or bar rests into smaller pieces.

Divided notes can be tied together or left separate. Notes or rests within tuplets can be split.

The plugin lets you filter for a specific duration, or for a range of durations.

There are special options for dividing dotted notes and measured tremolos

A PDF file explaining how to use the plugin is included.

Updated 14 June 2010 to distribute any Live Playback duration and start position among the split notes.

Updated 17 Feb 2011 to handle grace notes preceding notes to be split and to avoid splitting double tremolos.

Updated 2 March 2011. Added the ability to divide notes by 3, creating triplets.

Updated 10 April 2016 to make it easier for other plugins to call into it. Split notes now retain color as well.

Updated 12 April 2016 make color into Note object property for future proofing.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Delete Rests Empty Voices

Version 02.01.00
Added 21 Jun 2010 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

For use with Sibelius 5, Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1, Sibelius 7.5 and Sibelius 8.x

Eliminates the rests in all empty voices, unless all the voices in the bar are empty. In that case, any rests in voice 1 will be consolidated into a bar rest, and rests in other voices will be deleted.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Make Pitches Constant - Drums

Added 20 Sep 2010 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

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

This is a specially modified version of Stefan Behrisch's original Make Pitches Constant plug-in (which is itself included with Sibelius) designed to make the production of drum parts quicker and more efficient.

This version of the plug-in is preset with useful settings for making drum parts with horn section rhythms shown as cue-sized notes and rests automatically appearing on the top of staff with slashes (beat without stem) on the mid line of the staff. By copying source material for the cues to the drum staff and running the plug-in, this type of notation is created in one step.

For more information on the use of this version of the plug-in, see John Hinchey's blog.

Plug-in written by Stefan Behrisch & Roman Molino Dunn.

Use Shape Notes for Accidentals

Added 23 Sep 2010 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

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

Michael Israelian is a piano teacher in a musical college, and he says:

"During seven years of my work I found that many of my students encountered difficulties with sight-reading. About a year ago, after thinking hard over the problem, it dawned on me that it would be much easier to achieve good sight-reading using shaped noteheads instead of accidentals. I experimented with my students using my own system of five shape notes and the results exceeded all my expectations. Now it took considerably less practicing to attain good results than it took when using usual notation. I use five notehead shapes and no accidentals at all. Sharp notes are represented by a triangle, flats by an inverted triangle, double sharps a cross (ornate), double flats a diamond, and naturals a normal notehead.

"Though it takes a day or two for experienced musicians to get relaxed about the accidentals and use this system, the advantages of using shapes are obvious. First of all, the score looks clearer without accidentals. Secondly, each chord or passage obtains its unique appearance now, and you can remember them photographically just like a word or a phrase in a text. You don't have to calculate during sight-reading, i.e. to keep in mind the Key Signature and the previous accidentals in the bar. The chord (or passage) is written just is it must sound.

"Let's take the diatonic triad C-E-G for example. In C major key it will represent the chord C. In D major key it will be C#m-5. In A major it will be C#m and so on. Now imagine that this triad is somewhere at the end of a bar and there are some accidentals in the beginning of the bar and you will get some more combinations. Using the shape note system every different chord will look different.

"This plug-in hides the accidentals to retain the correct playback, and changes the shapes of the notes correspondingly. It can't deal with quarter tones, but I think that's not a problem as long as the piano is considered. As for me, I use this system in playing the guitar and the recorder as well.

"After transposing or adding notes to the score you will have to re-run this plug-in, as the shapes may not correspond to the accidentals."

Plug-in written by Michael Israelian.

String Harmonics Sounding Pitch

Version 01.10.00
Added 28 Dec 2010 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

For use with Sibelius 5, Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1, Sibelius 7.5 and Sibelius 8.x

Adds a bracketed, stemless, cue-sized sounding pitch note to selected chords that already have a regular notehead and a diamond-head note, indicating string harmonics.

The sounding notes are in an unused voice of the bar containing the chords. If there are not enough available voices, sounding pitches will not be added to those bars.

The sounding notes can playback or be silenced.

You are advised to run the plugin String Harmonics first, to add the diamond noteheads this plugin looks for.

Updated 29 April 2012 to fix problem with stemless notes in non-English versions.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Add Articulations to Notes

Version 01.45.00
Added 01 Apr 2011 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

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

This plugin lets you quickly add or correct articulations applied to selected notes. It has a keypad, and you can assign different articulations to the keys.

It was designed to easily edit upbow and downbow articulations, but it can have more general applications. A PDF document describing its use is included in the zip file.

Updated 24 April 2011 to fix mismapping of some keys.

Updated 30 March 2012. New code for version 7.12 or later fixes Sib 7 problems of being unable to type in keypad after using the mouse, and typing C will close the plugin.

Updated 1 June 2012 Fix problem with typing C returning False

Updated 14 June 2012 to fix multiple keystroke bug in Sib 7. Version 01.48.00.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

LV Fake

Version 01.02.00
Added 30 May 2011 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

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

This plugin simulates L.V (laisser vibrer/let vibrate) ties by turning a note into a triplet with 2/3 of the duration tied to the remaining 1/3. The final note and triplet bracket are hidden, so it appears as if the note original duration is tied to nothing.

This automates a manual process described by Jay Vilnai.

The plugin normally skips tied notes, but there is an option to process only notes with a dangling tie, replacing such notes with a tied triplet.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Unarpeggiate

Version 01.04.00
Added 11 Sep 2011 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

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

This plugin will create a single chord containing all the pitches from the notes in the selection with no duplicates. It will place the generated chord in the clipboard so it can be pasted into a score.

If the duration of the chord is chosen to be the sum of the durations of the selected notes, the duration will be limited to the size of a bar.

It can optionally add a chord symbol, derived from the selected pitches, above the chord or the first selected note.

This plugin is dedicated to the memory of Ian Cugley.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Tie Common Notes

Version 01.06.00
Added 27 Sep 2011 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

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

Adds ties to common notes in a passage (box) selection. Common notes are adjacent notes in the same voice with the same pitch.

Updated 27 September 2011 to add warning to be sure that both the note that starts the tie and the note tied to are included in the selection.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Remove Named Noteheads

Version 01.05.00
Added 10 Jan 2012 (last updated 22 Nov 2016)

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

This plugin make a copy of a score that uses noteheads generated by the Add Note Names to Noteheads plugin, and strips out the notehead definitions. This will allow you to use the Add Notehead Names Graphics plugin in Sibelius 7 to created named noteheads using graphics-based symbols that are opaque, so the staff line does not show through the notehead.

If the old notehead definitions are in the score, Add Notehead Names Graphics will use those, rather than generating its own definitions, and the staff lines will still show through.

This is a hack, and though it will work, the author apologizes for not having a better solution.

Updated 22 November 2016. Added ability to also remove Colored Notehead Styles.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Transpose By Interval

Version 01.08.00
Added 29 Jun 2012 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

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

Transposes selected notes and chord symbols by interval, allowing more intervals that the Sibelius Transpose function, including diminished 2nds, 3rds, 6ths, and 7ths. Some combinations, such as Major 5ths and Perfect 2nds will be disallowed when you choose OK.

Key signatures can be changed if all staves are selected. The previous key signature will not be restored at the end of the selection.

Updated 29 November 2012. To avoid possible trashing some notes, the plugin will now only work if there is a passage (box) selection.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Dotted Minim Rests

Added 18 Oct 2012 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

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

Dotted Minim Rests only operates in 12/8, looking for any sequence of rests on the first or third beats of the bar and turning them into a single dotted minim rest. The plug-in will thus convert two dotted crotchet rests into a single dotted minim rest, a convention that some people prefer.

Plug-in written by Michael Eastwood.

Add Interval

Version 01.15.00
Added 14 Feb 2013 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

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

Add an interval above or below selected notes. Describe intervals using a fixed number of semitones, or add named intervals to the selection. This is similar to the Sibelius Interval Above/Below, except that Sibelius allows only diatonic intervals to be added.

The plugin remembers its settings and can be invoked without its dialog. Other plugins call call into it to produce a specific interval. Plugins that do this can be assigned a separate shortcut. Two sample plugins that generate up and down diatonic tenths can be found at Add Interval Diatonic 10th in the category Notes and Rests. These plugins require Add Interval to be installed, and can be used as templates for plugins for other intervals.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Add Interval Diatonic 10th

Version 01.15.00
Added 14 Feb 2013 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

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

This is a pair of plugins, one for adding a diatonic 10th above the top selected note, and one for adding a diatonic 10th below the bottom selected note.

This is similar to the Sibelius Interval Above/Below which does not provide 10ths.

This plugin calls the Add Interval plugin, which must be installed (available for installation from the Notes and Rests category). If you would like plugins for other intervals, these would serve well as templates.

I would expect that these plugins could be assigned a shortcut, such as the usually unused 0/shift-0 keys.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Remove Duplicate Pitches

Version 01.09.00
Added 05 May 2013 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

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

Removes duplicated notes in a selection. It is similar to the shipping plugin Remove Unison Notes, except that it will also process notes in tuplets. Its main intention is for cleaning up piano reductions in large scores.

The plugin processes a selection in two passes. The first looks only at chords in a single voice in a single bar, and it removes duplicate notes from those chords. Duplicate notes must have the same pitch and note spelling. The plugin treats notes with special noteheads, tied notes, and quartertones separately, so it will remove a quartertone, for example, only if there are multiple quartertones with the same pitch.

On the second pass, it looks at chords at the same position in a bar across all staves and voices. Again, the pitch and note spelling must be the same, and quartertones and special noteheads are dealt with separately. Notes are only considered duplicates in this pass if the starting position and duration are the same. It will not delete overlapping notes that start or end at a different time.

In the second pass, tied notes will be deleted if there are other tied notes with the same properties at the same location and duration.

This plugin is somewhat more cautious about removing notes than Remove Unison Notes. If there are still too many, you might try running that plugin as well.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Merge To Voice 1

Version 01.08.00
Added 04 Sep 2013 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

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

This plugin converts notes in selected bars to be in voice 1. Just selecting the notes and choosing 1 on the keypad does this, but not very well, so the plugin automates these steps, which tends to do a better job:

1. Filter and delete rests in voices other than voice 1.

2. Remove tuplets and any notes contained in tuplets from the selection (since tuplets do not merge when the voice is changed, but rather overwrite). Other objects like slurs and text that start within the range of a tuplet in the same voice are also removed.

3. Change the voice of other bar objects to voice 1.

4. Delete any duplicated text, symbols, or lines (such as slurs) that might result.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Hide Articulations

Version 01.07.00
Added 17 Feb 2014 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

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

This plugin hides articulations in selected notes or chords, while retaining the playback of the articulations. This automates what some users have been doing by hand. It creates hidden, sounding notes with articulations in another voice, then silences and removes articulations from the original note or chord.

The plugin requires that there be an unused voice for each voice in a bar that contains selected notes or chords with articulations. It will hide any rests in any voices it adds note into. It can replace at most 2 voices in any bar. If there are more than 2 voices with articulations in a bar, that bar is skipped.

Please remember that you did this later, as it could be tricky to figure out what is going on. There is no easy way to undo this after Undo is out of range, so be sure this is what you want to do.

Updated 25 Feb 2014. Had found a problem that when the notes to be hidden had visible accidentals, the accidentals were usually, but not always hidden in the result. The code was changed to change any visible accidentals to be cautionary so they would remain visible. Be careful pasting such notes to different locations as the visible accidental may be inappropriate.

Since check for accidental visibility was only available in Sib 7.1.3, that is now the earliest version this plugin can run under.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Dangling Ties To Slurs

Version 01.05.00
Added 29 May 2014 (last updated 17 Jun 2015)

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

This plugin replaces dangling ties with slurs, for use in scores where someone has mistakenly entered slurs as ties. It cannot replace the ties with slurs at the same location with the same length, which is what is desired.

Instead, it automates this process, for each note with a dangling tie:

* remove the tie

* add a slur to the note, as if the note were selected and you typed "s".

There are issues and compromises here. If the ties had been dragged, the duration will not be maintained. All slurs extend only for the duration of the initiating note. Slurs added to chords will go to the top and bottom of the entire chord, not at the note location. It works pretty well for single notes slurred to the following note.

Ties are considered to be dangling if the following note or chord in the same voice does not have a note of the same pitch as the previous note with a tie. Cross-voice ties are not processed correctly.

Using this plugin is a bit like having a drug with side effects. It will most likely not give you a finished result, but if you have this situation, it should speed up the process of fixing it. Use only as directed, and keep a copy of the original score to help set the slur lengths.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Paste Rhythm to Pitches

Version 3.1
Added 11 Aug 2014 (last updated 18 Feb 2016)

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

Paste Rhythm to Pitches

Version 2.1

For Sibelius versions 6 to 8.

This plugin superimposes a rhythm of the notes on the clipboard on to a selected passage of music.

To use it:

  1. Select the rhythm to be pasted and copy it to the clipboard.
  2. Select the passage containing the pitches to paste the rhythm to.
  3. Run the plugin

Options

Paste the rhythm from voice

If the clipboard contains more than one voice, hence more than one rhythm, then the rhythm to be pasted can be selected.

Rhythm (source)

These options allow the rhythm to be pasted to pitches of the rhythm voice only (leaving the pitches in the other voices unaffected), the pitches of all voices as separate voices or the pitches of all voices as the rhythm voice. I suggest trying these out since it is much easier to convey these visually than verbally.

Pitches (destination)

This governs which pitches are used when new rhythm does not exactly coincide with them. The best option will depend on the musical context.

Text and Dynamics (source)

Since lyrics, dynamics and some other objects are often linked with rhythm, there are options to paste these also. Note that if these options are ticked they will replace the corresponding objects in the selection of pitches.

If “Paste from the rhythm voice only” is selected then only text, dynamics etc present in the rhythm voice are pasted.

Notes

If the selected rhythm on the clipboard and selected pitches differ in length, the shorter of the two always applies.

If more than one staff is copied to the clipboard only the top staff is used. The top notes of the rhythm voice are used to determine the rhythm (where ties are involved etc), the type of notehead used and other note properties.

The plugin only works for selections of 126 crotchet beats or less. This is for technical reasons, i.e. it makes it much easier to write!

There is a bug in the manuscript language which means that the direction of note stems can be wrong when combining grace notes, tuplets and multiple voices.

Added in version 3.1

This fixes a bug where pasted notes could disappear if Paste Note Pattern was selected and the pattern contained one note.

Added in version 3

Paste Note Pattern

This option allows both the rhythm and the Note Pattern (up and down movement of the notes) to be pasted. It allows the plugin to be used as an arpeggiator by creating one bar of the broken chord/arpeggio pattern, copying it to the clipboard, selecting some bars containing block chords then running the plugin with the option selected.

Demonstration Videos

Four short videos demonstrating the basic use of this plugin and some of the options have been posted here.

  • https://youtu.be/PQjlQKL_ppw
  • https://youtu.be/uBL36-SzDio
  • https://youtu.be/8v51zmSpsPk
  • https://youtu.be/NcuAxjZNE3o
Dialog

The wording of some parts of the dialog has been changed to make it more user friendly.

Bugs

A number of bug fixes have been added, in particular one that affected selections beginning with rests.

Added in version 2.1

Bug fix added to prevent the bar after the selection being affected when more than one stave is selected.

Added in version 2

Multipaste

When this option is checked the rhythm will repeated as many times as the selection will allow. (This can also be used for multiple copying of lyrics, dynamics, articulations and slurs on to passages which have the same rhythm as the clipboard.)

Offset

If “Use the pitches before the rhythm notes” is selected, this will use the pitches after the rhythm note when it is the specified number of beats from it. If “Use the pitches after the rhythm notes” is selected then it will use the pitches before the rhythm note for the specified number of beats. This is much easier to visualise than describe, so I suggest copying eight quavers (eighth notes) to the clipboard, and using the plugin to paste it over two minims (half notes) with different pitches. Trying out the options, with the offset switched off at first and then set to various numbers of quavers should clarify this function.

This option is particularly useful in for pasting Jazz/Pop type rhythms which often anticipate a beat by a quaver or semiquaver. Although large values are available the smaller ones are generally more useful.

Plug-in written by Kenneth Gaw.

Add Chord Notes Below Melody

Version 1.0
Added 11 Aug 2014 (last updated 17 Jun 2015)

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

This plug-in adds chord notes below a melodic line. It is designed to fill out a melodic line that already has an accompaniment.

To use it, select some notes and make sure some chord symbols are present in the same bars though not necessarily in the selected stave(s).

When run, the plug-in will add two or three chord notes below the melody line.

The “Stave containing the chords” option defaults to the lowest stave that has chords symbols. This can be altered here if desired.

The “Passing Notes” allows the user to double passing notes (non-chord melody notes) a 3rd or a 6th below. The best option depends on the musical context and some alterations to the plug-in’s output may have to be made.

With the “Omit Root” option the user can miss out the root from the added notes. This often sounds better in complicated chords and assumes that a bass part is present elsewhere.

Please note:
  • If a change of key-signature occurs in the middle of a bar then the doubled passing notes may be incorrect until the beginning of the next one.
  • Chord notes are only added to single notes. If a stem contains more than one notehead no chord notes are added.

Plug-in written by Kenneth Gaw.

Adjust Stem Lengths

Version 01.06.00
Added 24 Sep 2014 (last updated 17 Jun 2015)

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

Adjust the stem lengths of selected notes by adding an offset (in units of spaces) to the current or default Stem length of these notes. Unlike the Inspector, a positive value increases the stem length, and a negative value decreases it, regardless of stem direction.

Setting the default length to 0 will reset the length to the default length.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Scale Notehead Sizes

Version 01.60.00
Added 03 Mar 2015 (last updated 20 Jan 2016)

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

This plugin changes selected notes to be a scaled version of the normal size. It does this by copying data from a file called the data score. This inserts an appropriate Notehead style into the active score and applies it to the selection.

You may see the data score open before the dialog box comes up. Please do not delete or modify the data score, as that will most likely cause the plugin to stop working. If it remains open at the end of the plugin, please close it without saving changes.

You can choose a different data score (if you have created one) using the More Noteheads button.

Updated 4 March 2015 to change the distribution of files to work better with the Sibelius 7 plugin installer.

Updated 19 January 2016. Added 45% size (cue grace) and 3 new stemless sizes. Code reworked and PDF updated for easier modification in the future.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Delete top/bottom notes

Version 1.0
Added 18 Feb 2016 (last updated )

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

Delete Top/Bottom Notes

For use with Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7, Sibelius 7.5 and 8

Version 1.0

These are a pair of workflow plugins designed to speed up the removal of the top/bottom notes of a chord if it contains more than one note. They are intended to be assigned to appropriate keyboard shortcuts. (Alt+[ and Alt+] are possible ones.)

To remove all notes either press the Delete key or download the Delete Voice plugins for voice specific removal.

Plug-in written by Kenneth Gaw.

Dot Undot Rhythm

Version 01.40.00
Added 18 Apr 2016 (last updated 05 May 2016)

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

Given a passage selection, the plugin determines that certain adjacent notes are pairs. If the pairs have the same duration, the plugin will dot the first note and divide the duration of the second note in half. If the notes are a dotted pair, it will make the notes the same duration, thus undotting the pair.

There are some restrictions. Do not run the plugin if your selection contains cross staff beamed notes, because the plugin cannot detect them and if they are changed the notes will lose their cross staff beamed property. (The same limitation is true for any plugin. A plugin can neither detect nor create cross staff beamed notes).

The plugin processes a bar at a time and it will skip any bars that contain tuplets, grace notes, quartertones or double tremolos.

There is no dialog. Just make a selection and run the plugin.

This plugin was inspired by, and is dedicated to, Daniel Spreadbury

Updated 19 April 2016. Rewritten to not use the Divide Durations plugin. You will only need to install this plugin to make it work.

Updated 26 April 2016. Added settings accessible when running the plugin with no selection. Settings allow you to toggle dotted state, change undotted to dotted only or change dotted to undotted only. The settings are in effect only for the current Sibelius session.

Updated 30 April 2016. Bug fix for odd positions plus Scotch snap option and show dialog option.

Updated 4 May 2016. Options are now saved across Sibelius sessions and there are new options that will dot/undot if you select a single note at any position in a bar.(Thanks to Bernie Cossentino for the ideas to do that!)

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Beamed Note Groups

Version 01.05.00
Added 18 Jul 2016 (last updated )

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

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Create N by M Tuplet

Version 01.51.00
Added 05 Oct 2016 (last updated 05 Oct 2016)

For use with Sibelius 5, Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1, Sibelius 7.5 and Sibelius 8.x

Creates a tuplet with a specified ratio from the first selected note or rest. You can choose any positive integer values for N and M, and a wider range of values is allowed compared to creating a tuplet in Sibelius.

Plug-in written by Hans-Christoph Wirth.