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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  ·  30 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 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

      451 votes
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        under review  ·  7 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…

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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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            • 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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              • 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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                • 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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                  • 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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                    • 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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                      • 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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                        • 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.

                          50 votes
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                          • Allow Stick Notation

                            I'm a teacher of K-5, and I often use stick notation prior to notation on the staff. Several of my presentations involve rhythm via stick notation, then I add solfege syllables under the stick notation, then move this complete package onto the staff. I need to be able to display rhythmic values without the staff. Is this possible?

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                            • its english snap er nothing van

                              it moet nederlands

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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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                                • 58 votes
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                                  • IOS/ANDRIOD app for tablets.

                                    Ive been using noteflight since i was a teenager so it's all I've ever used. Now that I'm 18 it seems that noteflight isn't able to keep up with me anymore. It seems most practical to have a dedicated app for tablets since paper is diminishing. Please noteflight, we would like a app where we can compose offline and be able to take our compositions anywhere.

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                                      Thanks for your message and it’s so great to hear you’ve been using Noteflight for so long! I want to make sure you know you can already use Noteflight on any device including tablets and phones: just open the browser on the device and navigate to our site. It’s not an app, as such, but it ends up functioning a lot like one. What do you think?

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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
                                        -…

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                                        • Poco Rit.

                                          A poco. rit. would be a great addition to note flight. Many of my pieces I play have rit. and a few measures later, there's a poco rit.

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