5 Ways to Keep Your Cool
and again and again and again
We've all been there, you're hard at work inputing your score into Sibelius and all of the sudden it closes. No warning. No reason. Just that "Sibelius has closed unexpectedly." No shit.
So here are some ways to keep your close when Sibelius crashes again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again.
1. Know that it isn't personal
Sibelius is a dick to everyone. Equally. It is not trying to sabotage your work.
2. Cry out "Sibelius!!!!" à la Frank Costanza.
An hommage to "Serenity Now!!" Yelling out a cry will help to release your frustrations.
3. Challenge Sibelius to crash faster
Set a timer between crashes. Challenge to program to to screw up faster and beat its last record. This puts the control back in your hands.
4. Have some ugly pottery nearby to smash to the ground.
This way you don't accidentally smash your computer to bits. Oh, but add a pair of shades. Right, this is about keeping your cool. And some shoes. Safety first.
5. Deep breaths and counting to 5
And if you find that you're on a continuous loop of counting to 5, appreciate that you are practicing counting in 5/4. You could even change it up a little with a "1-2, 1-2-3."
While this is all in good fun, the most important this is to ensure you're saving your work often. I like to employ interspersing Ctrl+S with each note that I input.