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  1. add more comprehensive jazz articulations!

    This would include the following:

    -Trombone glissandos that function like the already implemented bend (used in context for guitars), but have a more recognizable squiggly line
    -Bends (the rounded "U" symbol above a note that indicates to lip the pitch down
    -Squiggly lines in general (used for falls)
    -Curved lines (for implied scoops, doits, and shorter falls)

    Of course, this need not be used only for jazz, but since these occur very commonly in jazz repertoire, I feel like this would be very useful!
    Apologies if there is an ongoing thread for this, but that only means many people want…

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      under review  ·  29 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Add a Better Glissando

      I really love being on Noteflight and I also love the limitless opportunities it provides.

      Unfortunately, I have discovered slight problems with the software. In some compositions I have recently made, I have repeatedly tried to use the glissando option with terrible results. Instead of sliding up and down the fingerboard or extending a slide, it only moves up or down the chromatic scale.

      Not only this problem, but I am also not able to shape them the way I would like them to. The glissando does not continue through different notes (for example if I were to place three…

      807 votes
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      • Add actual jazz chord notation - not modified classical.

        Slash Chords, use of the maj7th triangle and diminished * symbol. Also the invisible chords boxes should be overlays not opaque white boxes which obscures the staff in default positioning.

        Overall, Noteflight is very weak for working with jazz charts and scores. It really needs improvement in this area.

        140 votes
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          under review  ·  14 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Braces/brackets for instrument groups

          The piano has a brace. How about for instrument groups too ie. vocals, brass, strings and woodwind. It would look so much more professionally produced for printing scores.

          134 votes
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            under review  ·  21 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Be able to edit the title in strip and flow layout

            It is a hassle to change the title and composer when started in strip or flow layout. What is currently required is to change to page mode (which usually takes a while and lags out) then select and type. It would be helpful for there to be a quicker way on strip or flow layout, for large pieces this is a hassle.

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            • Add instrument mixing throughout songs.

              Basically, it's the mixer bar, but there's a way to make it change as the song plays. Maybe there's a pencil icon next to a setting (volume or channel) and it allows you to draw the setting on the music which changes up and down throughout notes and measure.

              Let's use an example: You click the pencil icon on "volume" and draw a line going left to right in the music, and you're able to move the line up and down, the higher the line is, the higher the volume, the lower the setting, the lower the volume. This is…

              129 votes
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              • allow one to increase all note/rest lengths by some proportionate amount (adjusting for measures).

                There should be a function to increase or decrease the lengths of all notes/rests in a piece, or for some selected section, by a scaled amount. For example, in a section consisting of only sixteenth/quarter notes and rests, "2X" would double all these to eighth/half notes/rests. There should also be an adjustment for any necessary increase in measures.

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                • 54 votes
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                  • support smarter MIDI import

                    Currently it only allows splitting by track or channel, with no ability to split by pitch range, nor any ability to specify a key signature (which I tried to set after importing, but the damage with the accidentals was already done apparently).

                    27 votes
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                      under review  ·  10 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • More Essential Clefs

                      Hello!

                      Over the past few months, I have really wanted to have a bigger selection of clefs. My suggestion would be, if you double click on any clef, it would bring you to a small screen (like the key signature one) that would have the following clefs:

                      - Treble Clef
                      - 8va Treble Clef
                      - 15ma Treble Clef
                      - Tenor Voice Clef
                      - Bass Clef
                      - Octave Bass Clef
                      - 15ma Bass Clef
                      - Octave (up) Bass Clef
                      - Alto Clef
                      - Tenor Clef
                      - Soprano Clef
                      - Mezzo-Soprano Clef
                      - French Clef
                      - Baritone Clef
                      - Subbass Clef
                      -…

                      31 votes
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                      • multiple measure repeat

                        In February, the "Repeat Measure" symbol was implemented (see: http://feedback.noteflight.com/forums/4962-tell-us-your-thoughts/suggestions/2765497-include-the-repeat-measure-symbol-a-forward-slash ).
                        That's great! However, many users on that thread (myself included) have requested a "multiple measure" repeat symbol -- which repeats a two bar phrase.
                        The symbol used is the same percent sign looking thingy, *//*, but there is a "2" above it and it straddles the barline.
                        Such functionality would be **greatly** appreciated, as it's really important for jazz charts, etc.

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                        • have a spotlight

                          A spotlight is something on a lot of music notation websites which allows you to put up a number of your works at the top of your Noteflight page. It helps you get more views on the scores you post on it. I am having trouble with getting feedback on Noteflight, because I would post something and it would get a number of views and favorites, and then it would just stop and fall dead. It would get almost no views and maybe get a favorite after a month. I think a spotlight would help me get more feedback on…

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                          • Improve lyric entry and positioning

                            When entering lyrics I've noticed that:
                            a) when first typing them in for voice 2, they clash with notes/stave making them hard to read, then move down after moving to the next word
                            b) "space" moves to the next *rest*, when it's almost never you'd need to put a lyric under a rest
                            c) after typing _ to show an extender line, you can't put anything after it (like a period or close quote)
                            d) extender lines in general don't seem to work properly when crossing multiple measures
                            e) there appears to be no way to horizontally offset words if…

                            6 votes
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                            • Create Chords and Bass Lines from Chord Symbols

                              So you can type in your chords, then have Noteflight auto-notate a bass line or chords for the symbol. It seems quite simple to do, as you each chord has it's distinct sound...

                              112 votes
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                              • Score Previews for the "Your Scores" Page

                                A third score sorting option using scoresVeiwType grid that shows a small preview of the first page of the score for each score.
                                Alternatively, onmouseover and popups could be added to both scoresVeiwTypes for a cleaner look.
                                This would be useful for quickly knowing what unnamed scores contain without loading the whole document, especially on an account with 100s of scores.

                                11 votes
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                                • Longer scores get bogged down; could a "batch edit" or "section edit" mode, help?

                                  Even minor edits within a single bar can necessitate recalculation of every system and page break throughout a score. This limits score length and complexity, as those calculations become increasingly costly.
                                  One possible workaround: copy a section; paste to a new score; update section; copy & paste to original score. But this is cumbersome.
                                  Could noteflight build in a facility to automagically create "sections," which one could work on, then "check in" batches of changes?

                                  4 votes
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                                  • Allow me to set the Program Number, MSB, and LSB on MIDI export.

                                    My current use case is that I compose music in Noteflight, export it as midi, edit the program number, msb, and lsb on my laptop, load it onto my Kawai CA-97, and record the resulting audio into Reaper. I am doing this so I can take advantage of Kawai's built in sound banks (the midi mappings for program number, msb, and lsb are published in their user manuals) for pieces that are beyond my current playing proficiency. While I acknowledge that this is an uncommon scenario, having an 'advanced export' for lower level control would be greatly appreciated.

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                                    • Allow me to have multiple instruments playing the same notes instead of having to enter the same notes separately for each instrument.

                                      I want to be able to take a score, and have multiple instruments playing that same score without needing to enter the same notes twice.

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                                      • add longer note values

                                        So... I'm a dude who enjoys choral composing and writes in 4/2 sort of often, but there is currently no breve option so I have no choice but to tie two whole notes together; it looks sort of unaesthetic.

                                        36 votes
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                                        • add a MIDI Panic button

                                          MIDI Panic is a button that produces a "Note off" signal for every possible MIDI key. This prevents midi notes hanging.

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