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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  ·  28 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…

      517 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.

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            under review  ·  21 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • 53 votes
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            • 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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              • 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).

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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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                    under review  ·  13 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • 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...

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                    • Improve lyric entry

                      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…

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                      • Make a Marching Bass Drum Unison Note

                        In published Marching band music, bass drums have a unison note written on the third line of the staff. It would help if noteflight could make that happen as well. Program It so that when the note it written on the third line, it plays the available 6 bass notes all at once.

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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.

                          8 votes
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                          • Add a Multimeasure Repeat Sign as an option.

                            You have the option for a single measure repeat sign which is great, but I would like to be able to insert even a 2-measure or 4 measure repeat sign. When writing percussion parts that become very repetitive, the parts end up being pages upon pages long and difficult for the performers to keep track of where they are in the music; especially if it's part of a score and you cannot add the typical double dot repeat bracket into the part without creating an entirely separate document. Please try to make this part of your program! It would save…

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                            • Pizzicato and Spiccato Improvements

                              Pizzicato and Spiccato should be available for Premium members on all basic bowed instruments.

                              Thanks!

                              ~Winfree03

                              9 votes
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                              • profile BASSOON

                                When editing your profile, under "What instrument you play", bassoon is not listed under woodwinds :(

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                                • have playback for harmonics

                                  Maybe I'm not aware of the feature -- but I'd like to notate harmonics on string instruments and have the (correct) pitches played. For example: I'd like to use a diamond note head on middle C on a violin and have g'' play back. Even if there's no change in timbre it'd be great to be able to notate harmonics, especially artificial harmonics.

                                  In the meantime (if this idea would be considered), is there an existing work-around? As in, is there any way can I have the playback play notes that do not match the notes written (e.g., solid note…

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                                    There is no way to have certain notes play back different sounds. There is a complicated, imperfect workaround though… you could add a separate staff with just the alternate notes, and then un-check that staff in the instruments list to hide it. Then take the notes in the main part you don’t want to hear, and make them pppp, and hide the dynamic. Again, far from perfect….

                                  • 4 votes
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                                    • Is NoteCon a Possibility?

                                      I think that Noteflight is big enough now that it might be fun to have a NoteCon; an annual or biannual convention at which Noteflighters can come and talk with each other and discuss music and Noteflight itself. We could:

                                      - Have featured Noteflighters speak on a panel. The Noteflighters could be selected for various reasons; we could have most followed person, the person with the most faved scores, the person with the most presence on Noteflight, people who just generally deserve to be featured Noteflighters, etc, etc.

                                      - Vote on the best composition(s) of the year, and maybe even…

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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.

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                                        • Add French Horns to the Free version of Noteflight

                                          It is difficult to compose any music for the horn selection without French Horns, and still make it sound good. I understand that there must be aspects in the Premium version that the free version doesn't have, so that people feel the need to buy it, but French Horns are so essential in my composing, it's hard to write without them. Please Help! Thank you :)

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