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  1. Add different historical temperaments

    It would be cool to be able to change the temperament to a pre-20th century tuning, to add a more authentic feel to some of the classical music composed on the platform.

    Some temperaments that could be added might be:
    -Pythegorian
    -Just
    -Mean-tone
    -Well

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      under review  ·  7 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 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  ·  31 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Add dynamic support within a note

        As of now, Noteflight playback doesn't allow for crescendo/decrescendo on a single tone or throughout a trill. It would be great to have that feature.

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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…

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          • 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 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…

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              • make it easier to write music.

                I signed up and sat down to do some composing and quickly figured out that the UX of this program is laughable. I found myself having to switch back and forth between edit and play modes, and wondering why it took way too long to simply place a note. Two clicks to add an accidental? Trying to set a note value changed the previous note. And trying to reseat a note when I'd accidentally changed it was a nightmare. Spend less on marketing and more on making sure your product is industry standard before trying to charge for it.

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                  Hi James, thank you for reaching out – we always appreciate this kind of feedback! We are sorry that it has been frustrating, and I want to share a few thoughts that may help.

                  Switching between play and edit mode is different than in Noteflight than in some other notation programs – I was a longtime Sibelius user myself, and this took a little getting used to in Noteflight, but I started to really appreciate it because it helped clarify my process in terms of when I was editing versus listening.

                  The slow note entry should not be happening. This depends on which browser you’re using, and we’ve found that people using the latest version of Chrome don’t have trouble with this. Could you try that and let me know how it goes?

                  For accidentals and similar things, I highly recommend our keyboard shortcuts – here is a list: https://www.noteflight.com/guide#shortcuts

                • Printing Protections

                  Noteflight allows any user to print any other users score or individual parts without notification to the composer. This is allowed via terms of service, but is not secure because any one an print and play your music without any notification or permission. A second point to this being un useful is that when a composer does block the "export" function, which includes exporting a pdf or individual parts, any one can still print out the pdf, making this confusing to users. Notelfight should revise their terms of service to allow a composer the right to allow their scores to…

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                  • 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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                    • 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.

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                      • Fix the lag PLEASE!!!!

                        I can barely get anything done due to some of the lag!!

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                          We are so sorry to hear this is happening! We have found that Chrome browser works the best – if you are using another browser, could you try the latest version of Chrome?

                          If that doesn’t help, please write to support@noteflight.com and let us know the browsers you have tried, and the link to a score where this is happening.

                          Thank you!

                        • Exit Full Screen from iOS Browser

                          The overlay Menubar works fine on Android but not in iOS (iPad) browsers. Checked it on Safari & Chrome.

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                          • actually send me the email and let e set up my account! Noteflight never sent me an email!

                            Noteflight never sent me an email and it never let me set up an account. I never get to set up a username of password.

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                              Hello, we are sorry you didn’t receive it! Please check your spam/junk folder. If that doesn’t work: if you are student your school’s email server may block certain types of emails. Ask your IT or admin if that might be the case here.

                              If still no luck, please write to support@noteflight.com and include the email address you used to sign up.

                            • create a 5-line percussion staff that includes instruments like triangle, tambourine, and shakers/maracas.

                              I'm working on a song for my band class and I'd like them to hear the actual sounds of a triangle and tambourine rather than a splash cymbal and a closed hi-hat. These are standard instruments and need to be added to a dedicated percussion staff. We also need to be able to have the snare and the bass drum playing different rhythms at the same time on the staff. This is how percussion parts are written.

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                              • 8-Bit sounds and Accordion

                                Noteflight is great. I won't deny that. They're really good at what they do. But if I could choose a couple new instruments, I would highly recommend these

                                8-bit sounds: I just think it would be awesome to mess around with retro sounds. You could also add 16-bit, 32-bit, ect. Plus, Noteflight's instruments are computer generated, so it probably wouldn't be that hard. (But I hardly know anything about coding, so...)

                                The accordion: It would probably be extremely hard to make, but I really like the accordion and it would be awesome.

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                                • Fix items in jazz font

                                  Jazz Font C minor chord symbol is problematic-- the minor dash gets swallowed up by the C letter, making it look like a G. You can work around by spelling Cmin7, but that is clunkier and takes up more space.

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                                  • fix the bug where resizing the bar causes functionality to crash

                                    fix the bug where resizing the bar causes functionality to crash

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                                    • I wish Noteflight would fix the midi importation bug with the rhythm.

                                      I've tried importing MIDI files from other sources recently, and Noteflight never seems to notate correct rhythm anymore. I've tried new files, and old files that used to import just fine, but nothing imports properly even though it used to just fine.

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                                        Thank you for this info! Could you please write to support@noteflight.com and send several examples, including if possible:

                                        1, new and old scores, incorrect and correct respectively
                                        2. the MIDI files you imported to create those scores, as attachments
                                        3. images showing the way the rhythms looked in the program that produced the MIDI files
                                        4. the name of the program you used to create the MIDI files.

                                        thank you!

                                      • import a MIDI file that contains tempo changes.

                                        I'm trying to import a MIDI file which has a lot of tempo changes.
                                        Could Noteflight import a MIDI file with tempo changes without losing tempo changes ?

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                                        • Clickable Measure Feature in Comments

                                          The comments already have a variety of editing tools like hyperlinks and formatting, but I think it would be very beneficial to perhaps make an option to create clickable text that will go to a specific measure in the current score and highlight it. For example, I might comment on someone's score "I really loved that transition at m.33!", and anyone reading that comment would be able to click "m.33" and the score would scroll to that measure and highlight it. This could have a variety of benefits. For example, a teacher could specify more easily for a student where…

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