DsSis has just thrown us a huge curveball for Christmas, just when we thought we’d finished the kids’ shopping.
She says she wants a copy of this:
Avid Sibelius First software – Version 7 is apparently what they use at school.
She says she wants it for writing music without having to draw it out on manuscript paper. Seems an expensive way to save time and pencil lead, if you ask me. But DON’T ask me, because I am the iDunce, remember? And Tone-Deaf-Dad to boot.
Several questions then.
1. Does any one of you have any experience of this software?
2. What does it do?
3. What else does it do? Yes that’s a serious question.
4. What are the alternatives / competition?
5. Version 7 is for Windows 7. My PC is still Windows 7, but all the laptops in the house are Windows 8. Version 7.5 of this software, specifically for W8, seems to cost around four times as much as the version Jess dumped on my Amazon wishlist.
Aw cripes, I can’t get my head around any of this, and wouldn’t know what to advise if my life depended on it … (and with the mood DsMam is in at the moment re Christmas, it just might)!
Any help, anyone?