Alexander Publishing Releases Street Smart Guide™ to Sibelius 6 With Pre-Order Pricing Through October 1, 2010

Film Music Magazine • September 23, 2010

Alexander Publishing has announced the release of the 440-page Street Smart Guide™ to Sibelius 6 With Mini-Workbook in both printed B&W book and 4-Color PDF by Swiss Sibelius expert Massimo “Max” Tofone, whose professional work with Sibelius includes Scottish opera composer Sally Beamish (who’s had several works commissioned by the BBC Proms and whose works have been recorded on the BIS label) and Creative Scotland award winning composer Rory Boyle.

Max Tofone’s Street Smart Guide™ to Sibelius 6 With Mini-Workbookfeatures 79 lessons organized in a step-by-step progression that takes the reader from beginner to master. Topics of special interest to film and TV composers include oversized time signatures, adding cautionary time signatures, and how to number each bar with the number centered. Nearly every step has a screenshot.

Street Smart Guide™ to Sibelius 6 With Mini-Workbook is organized into six sections:

Section 1 – Score Preparation
Section 2 – Score Input
Section 3 – For Songwriters: Lead Sheets, Piano/Vocal/Guitar & More
Section 4 – Your Score As Document
Section 5 – Score Playback
Section 6 – Mini Workbook

The reader can start at the beginning or jump in wherever there’s a specific need.

Street Smart Guide™ to Sibelius 6 includes a mini-work with 10 examples produced by Tofone ranging from the jazz script with vocal lead sheet, 3-stave organ, multi-harmony parts per stave, and full orchestral examples.

Available in both printed B&W book and 4-Color PDF, The Street Smart Guide™ to Sibelius 6 With Mini-Workbookhas been tested with Apple’s iPad. With the newest iPad update, the reader needs to download the free iBook app, open The Street Smart Guide™ to Sibelius 6 With Mini-Workbook PDF in iTunes, and then drag the file over into the iPad. After processing, iBook displays a new PDF tab and The Street Smart Guide™ to Sibelius 6 With Mini-Workbook appears there.

Through October 1, 2010, pre-order pricing with a savings of almost 30% off list is available for both the individual printed book and book/PDF combinations.

For more information please see www.alexanderpublishing.com.

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