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      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      Marking this ‘declined’ but actually I want to understand better. Currently Noteflight must have a note or rest in every place in the bar – there can’t be blank spots as there can with Finale and certain other notation programs.
      Our approach can work quickly and well once you are used to it.
      Did I understand correctly? Thanks!

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        1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

        We use a service for this Feedback site that we do not control. They limit it to three votes. But we like this because it encourages people to save their votes for the things they care most about!

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        • 2 votes
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            • delete a rest in the beginning of a measure and let the notes come to the beginning of the measure

              If I have a note or rest in the begin of the measure which I delete, I want that the notes that are in the rest of the measure should move to the begin of the measure.

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                0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                We can see the value of this, but it would require a fundamental reworking of how Noteflight works – making it more like Finale and less like Sibelius. Thanks for your feedback though!

              • Have a menu to let you make a song sound non-premium if you are

                I'm a premium user, and I'm transcribing a song that sounds much better basic, so it would be cool if there was an option for premium users to do that. Thanks!

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                • I think we should add making groups available for non-premium members.

                  I would like it if non-premium members could make groups.

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                  • No score limit for noteflight basic

                    The score limit is very annoying, since paying for premium monthly or yearly has you paying constantly.

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                      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                      Thank you for writing and sharing your thoughts on this – your feedback is really valuable. We have thought a lot about this and we keep coming back to the fact that, even with regular payments, Noteflight is much cheaper than other notation programs. Buying the yearly plan is much cheaper than monthly. We recommend trying it – you won’t regret it!

                    • allow entering notes via a "piano roll"

                      Currently my workflow starts with Cockos Reaper, where I create my arrangement using the "Piano Roll" feature. Each of my instruments is a different color-coded track, and I compose by selecting which track I want to draw notes (colored bars) onto. Next, I export as MIDI. Next I import into MuseScore and export a MusicXML file. My last step is importing that into NoteFlight for creating a legible score that I can clean up. I'd love to not have to:

                      1) Arrange in Program A.
                      2) Convert from MIDI to MusicXML in Program B (because Noteflight's MIDI import leaves a…

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                      • Double Email Usage

                        I don't intend to sign up for Noteflight Premium because my iPad is under school control. I ran out of space to write music, and I went to create a new account with the same email. It said the email already exists. I could give you the username, password, groups, personal scores, everything from my account, but I would like to use my email on two accounts. Thank you!

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                          0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                          Your account can be used on any device anywhere – laptop, desktop, iPad, etc – so if you sign up for Premium you can log in at home if you have internet, or at the library, etc.
                          Also, we don’t allow two accounts on the same email and we are not able to change that.

                          SO I definitely recommend signing up for Premium – you can’t lose! Let us know if you have followup questions/concerns.

                        • Irregular time signatures

                          Allow time sigs with numbers like 3, 5, 6, 7, 9 and maybe beyond, in the denominator. These are used in many classical pieces. If the meter was 4/6, you would count out four quarter-note sixlets.

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                            0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                            This is of course theoretically possible but it is very non-standard for musicians to read. We make an effort to keep the notation editor simple and straightforward to standard use, so we must reluctantly say no to this interesting idea.

                          • Allow Irregular Time Signatures

                            Allow time sigs with numbers like 3, 5, 6, 7, 9 and maybe beyond, in the denominator. These are used in many classical pieces. If the meter was 4/6, you would count out four quarter-note sixlets.

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                            • additional staff

                              for an additional staff:for computer:to add a staff by adding four bars, highlighting them,and then pressing the arrow button that points down on keyboard

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                              • technique text distance from staff

                                I'm using technique text to enter fingerings. It is certainly not the best/easiest, but IMO better that using the chord symbol option. One problem is that I am constantly dragging the text up or down when it overlaps other markings such as slurs and bowings. It would be nice if I could set the height in the score settings dialog box. Thanx

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                                  0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                  I’m marking this “declined” for now but not because it’s not a great idea! Two comments:

                                  1. When you create a text object, then use the arrow keys or dragging to move it up or down, subsequent text objects of the same type will appear by default in the same location. If you move the first one to the optimal position, the others should follow suit. That said, I realize they may need to be at all different positions, which doesn’t help.

                                  2. We try to keep our interface as simple and smooth as possible, so we avoid adding settings options whenever possible. In this case, we hope to avoid adding more settings.

                                • let me move tempo markings horizontally

                                  Currently it seems tempo markings always line up horizontally with the time signature, which looks very odd, and means they are shown to the left of system text markings. I'd nearly always want to have them shown after, or perhaps directly under (and aligned with) system text.

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                                    7 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                    We understand the need for flexibility but for the moment we are not able to make this change. Music engraving standard is for the tempo mark to align vertically, flush-left, with the time signature. Part of our approach in general is to not offer as much customization as some other editors, in order to keep our interface simple and easy to learn. That comes with some limitations, such as this.

                                    In this case, can you move the system text around to make it look close to the way you need it?

                                  • Fix problem: Swing eights are incorrectly notated:

                                    They are currently notated as a dotted quaver and a semi quaver, this is incorrect; swing eights are notated as a crotchet triplet and quaver triplet in a beat, or else a quaver triplet, quaver triplet rest and another quaver triplet.

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                                      You are referring to the image icon in the tool bar, is that correct? We know that this is debatable, and that many people play swing closer to a triplet feel. But it is just the tool icon, and does not affect the actual notated score, which will still show straight 8ths. Also, you can set the swing to a percentage that is closer to the dotted feel. So we think it’s ok to leave as is.

                                    • Allow mixed time signatures (e.g. 7/8 + 6/8)

                                      I would like to make a piece with a mixed time signature, but I have to physically change it for every bar. Noteflight should be able to support mixed time signatures and it should be available in the next update.

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                                        3 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                        Could you please write to support to describe exactly what you need? Do you need one that looks like

                                        7+6
                                        8

                                        ?

                                        Currently, as a workaround you can create a bar of 7/8, then of 6/8, then select both by clicking the grey bar above, and use the R key to repeat that pattern many times instantly so you don’t have to create each time sig individually.

                                      • Go back to the way it was.

                                        I last used Noteflight over a year ago. It was an affordable and accessible tool for music composition students who are just starting out like I am. It WAS easy to navigate and had a great variety of basic instrumentation setups like concert band, orchestra etc. The commands were easy to figure out. Now, it is difficult to use, doesn't offer the same user friendly features, and practically requires it's own college course to be able to use. I'm lost and terribly disappointed. Very sad indeed.

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                                        • I wish everyone could have unlimited scores

                                          I think that scores should be unlimited because they people who can't upgrade might quit Noteflight. Also, people can be more creative.

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