Rhythmic accel

This may be hard to explain, but hopefully I can make this come across as mildly intelligible.

I'm using VDL2 (which really won't matter much in this question) with Sibelius 3.  I'm wondering if anyone out there knows how to create a rhythmic accel that is out of time.  For example a snare drum part that begins as quarter notes and gradually speeds up into a roll, but does not conform to any specific rate of change that corresponds to the tempo or standard subdivisions of the beat.  The standard notation that I have seen in published works is a series of noteheads with the beams either spreading out to indicate an increase in velocity of strokes, or vice versa. 

Like I said, this is farily difficult to try to articulate online, and I don't have a picture of such a figure that I can attach.  I was just hoping that someone out there would be able to decipher what I'm asking.  Thanks in advance for any help.

-Adam
Yes, definitely ask the Sibelius folks. I think what you are describing is called ";feathered beaming."; I believe the Sibelius documention tells you how to do this. With feathered beaming, you can simulate this in Sibelius appearance-wise, but it may not actually help you in terms of playback. It may come down to simply ";writing"; the accel in a different layer, then hiding it.
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This may be hard to explain, but hopefully I can make this come across as mildly intelligible.

I'm using VDL2 (which really won't matter much in this question) with Sibelius 3.  I'm wondering if anyone out there knows how to create a rhythmic accel that is out of time.  For example a snare drum part that begins as quarter notes and gradually speeds up into a roll, but does not conform to any specific rate of change that corresponds to the tempo or standard subdivisions of the beat.  The standard notation that I have seen in published works is a series of noteheads with the beams either spreading out to indicate an increase in velocity of strokes, or vice versa. 

Like I said, this is farily difficult to try to articulate online, and I don't have a picture of such a figure that I can attach.  I was just hoping that someone out there would be able to decipher what I'm asking.  Thanks in advance for any help.

-Adam
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Adam,

Your question will be better answered by the folks on the Sibelius forums.  Like this forum, the creators and programmers are on the board constantly.  HTH.

Gabe
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