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I have Sibellius trial...

I have Sibellius trial version, because I want to see how easy is it to use and if my Finale files can be converted to Sibellious. What do you think, especially on the second part? Thanks.

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I have MakeMusic Finale 2014.5. I have over 30 pieces written in Finale which I'd like to convert to Sibellius.

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Besides attempting to do the conversion, I've also tried creating a score in Sibellius. I don't have a keyboard to do that, so I did it by inputting notes one at a time.

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Electronic Musical Instrument Expert: Russell H., Service Tech replied 7 months ago
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Hi, thank you for contacting JustAnswer.com. My name is***** will do my best to provide the right answer to your question.

Sibelius is very standard music software, quite an industry leader, and though its features may be a bit overwhelming to find one's way through, you can use it usefully if you're a little patient with finding functions for what you want to do - transposition of keys for instance.

Now, as to converting Finale files to Sibelius files... that depends greatly upon what version of Sibelius you have, but assuming it to be version 7 (the current version) you might try this:

1.- in Finale, save the music file as an XML (or MusicXML) type file.

2.- in Sibelius, that file can be read by opening it.

If this answers your question, please rate my answer. A five-star rating would be appreciated!

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