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  1. 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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  2. Have the option to merge instead of overwrite on paste.

    After transcribing a piece of music, I often wish Noteflight would allow me to select some bars on a staff and merge the notes with those of another selection on a separate staff instead of overwriting them. This would be invaluable for creating single - instrument arrangements of a piece of music. A way I think this could be implemented is with a separate paste operation available along with the default paste in the edit menu.

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    That’s a good idea. It’s a bit tricky to decide what “merge” means in this case though. Do you mean add a separate voice on the destination staff with the pasted material? Or do you mean, let the destination staff alone in places where the pasted material contains only silence?

  3. Quindicesima / 15ma as notation option

    Please add 15ma along with 8va as a notation option.

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  4. Improve Marching Percussion

    (Not exactly a new idea) I am simply adding my support to the idea of incorporating marching percussion into the program's features. Noteflight would gain a TON of new users if this were available. Noteflight is a great program, but honestly I have no use for it until further drum notations such as flams, buzz rolls, and the like are added (these are absolutely neccessary for drum notation).

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  6. add a simile option in the measure line choices, for us that write quick "studio" style charts

    Difficult to write the very common simile sign to repeat X number of bars in a phrase for instance, to keep studio charts short and simple. This is VERY common in studio charts and would be an excellent way to make this program work for live and studio situations where people don't know the music.

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  7. 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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  8. Add Shape Notes

    Shaped noteheads (in addition to the ones already available) for Solfege representation. Use the seven-shape system (which would also support four shape/sacred harp). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shape_note

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  9. 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….

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  11. Ornaments such as mordents should play back

    Noteflight has to include ornaments such as trills, mordants, tremelo, turns before and after the note, grace notes, appogiaturas, and repeat signs that work when you put them in your musical composition. Please, then I and everyone could create beautiful works of MUSIC! PLEASE!

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    Grace notes, trills, and repeats already do work in Noteflight’s playback, so we will re-name this to include only ornaments such as mordents, which still are not reflected in playback (though they are there for live performers to read!)

  12. Reallocation of Drum Staff parts

    Trap Kits are so personal, the staffs should be just as flexible as the kit itself. There are some universals, but allowing the user to reassign a line to a specifc part of the instrument would really be awesome!

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  14. 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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  15. Make dotted slurs/ties

    Basically, since you sometimes need to slur/tie across the beginning of repeats, but you don't always need to slur/tie at the end of the repeat section back to the first note, we need dotted slurs/ties so that you can show you don't do them the second time. If that makes any sense. I need them for a piece I'm doing, and Noteflight doesn't have them yet.

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  16. Improve the collection/ folders feature

    Hello! I am IT Specialist at IBM Brazil. And I enjoyed the Noteflight to edit my scores. I would like to help with some continuous feedback that can be very useful in productivity scores. In this feedback I want to talk about collections feature. It would be helpful if you could hold the CTRL key to select more than one item alternately. Today you can use the SHIFT key to sequentially select items. Another very useful feature would be the ability to drag and drop the item on the collection. Or also, click the right mouse button and select the…

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  17. Noteflight Festival!!!!! :D

    Ok this isn't my idea but I definitely think it would be cool if there was a festival on noteflight! It should be on a voted topic (or the admin could pick it) every week or so and last for like a month. There could also be a tab on the browser page for it for the most favorites and newest.I think it would be cool because it could get newcomers noticed and it would be fun :D

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    If we understand correctly what you need, we already have this in our new editor. In the upper-right corner there is a keyboard icon – click it to show it below the score. Notes highlighted on one will also appear on the other.

    If that is not what you needed, let us know!

  19. A tool to see if someone copied and pasted from your score

    I don't know about others, but this happens to me ALL the time. People copy and paste from my scores and I find replicas of my own score everywhere! I don't know if this could be possible, but it would be AWESOME if there was a tool that showed if a Noteflight user copied from your score. It would be so helpful and prevent copying others' works, especially when people present it as their own. Thanks and I hope you listen!

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  20. 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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