If you work in Sibelius and write for rhythm section, you might be interested in the plug-in Fill Selection with Slash Notes written by Bob Zawalich.

The plug-in is not automatically installed in Sibelius Ultimate. You must manually install the plug-in.

To install the plug-in:

  1. Open a score in Sibelius
  2. From the File tab choose Plug-ins > Install Plug-ins
  3. Next to “Show” select “All Plug-ins”
  4. Go to “Notes and Rests” and select Fill Selection with Slash Notes
  5. Click Install

When you want to apply slash notation to empty bars, select the bars and run the plugin. It will create slash notation in the selected bars. You can specify the desired voice.

Slash 1.png


If you want to add slash notation to a rhythm section part such as drum set, enter the notation in Voices 1 and 2. If you need a third Voice use Voice 3.

When you run the plug-in it will add slash notation to the empty Voice. In the example below, the plug-in automatically added the slash notation to Voice 3.

Drum set.png

This is a wonderful time-saver for applying slash notation in Sibelius.