.SCL File Extension
Sibelius Chord Diagram Library
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What is an SCL file?
An SCL file is a chord library used by Sibelius, music notation software used to create scores. It contains one or more chord diagrams, which display the fingerings (finger placement in a musical score) for playing instruments such as guitar or trumpet. SCL files are useful for searching chord diagrams and sharing them with other users.
You most likely will only see the SCL file if you share a chord diagram library with another Sibelius user. Otherwise, the Sibelius program allows you to create, open, edit, and remove chord diagrams directly through the interface.
To create a chord diagram library, select Create → Chord Diagram → New Chord Diagram Library.... You can add a chord to the library, select the chord and click "Add to Library." After you create a chord diagram library, Sibelius saves it in an SCL file and stores it in the "Chord Shapes" folder, which is located in the "Resources" folder in the main "Sibelius" program folder.
Programs that open SCL files
Scala Musical Scale
|Developer||Manuel Op de Coul|
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An SCL file may also be a musical scale definition written in the Scala scale format. It contains plain text that defines the scale's included notes. Scala users can export scales they've created as SCL files, for use with various synthesizers.
Scala is a musical scale creation and analysis tool available for Windows, Linux, and macOS. It allows musicians and composers to experiment with musical tunings and export tuning data to many different types of synthesizers, in either MIDI or SCL format.
Typically, an SCL file begins with a comment noting the file's name, such as ! FileInfo.com Example.scl. The first non-comment line describes the scale the file contains. The second line defines the number of notes the scale includes. Finally, the file's remaining lines detail the notes the scale includes, in either ratio (e.g. 81/64) or cents (e.g. 408.0) format.
How to open an SCL file
You can open and edit an SCL file with Scala (multiplatform). You can also open and edit an SCL file with Microsoft Notepad (Windows), Apple TextEdit (Mac), or any other text editor.