String Harmonics Sounding Pitch

Version 01.63.00
Added 28 Dec 2010 (last updated 21 Apr 2021)

For use with Sibelius 5, Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1, Sibelius 7.5, Sibelius 8.x, Sibelius 18.x, Sibelius 19.x, Sibelius 20.x and Sibelius 21.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.

Updated 3 November 2018. Version 01.50.00. Added ability to silence original notes and to make the sounding note hidden, unbracketed, hidden, and or diamond shaped. A diamond-shaped note at sounding pitch will produce a harmonic timbre with some sound libraries, and can be preferable to using Playback Harmonics, especially if the sounding note is hidden. This is a departure from the original use of the plugin, but this seemed a good place to put these features.

Updated 03/14/2019. Version 01.62.00. Added support for 1/6 harmonics (diamond note a minor 3rd above the primary note). Also added code to transpose sounding notes with 5 or more ledger lines down an octave, adding an 8va line to the note.

Updated 21 April 2021. Version 01.63.00. Can now hide dialog and outside plugins can force plugin to run without showing a dialog.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.