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  1. Different views - include/exclude parts

    In addition to a mixer to silence parts, I'd also to be able to create different views of a score, showing different parts. eg. a lead sheet with just melody line, and a more complete arrangement for playback. I'd rather these were conceived as alternate views, rather than a part extraction process.

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      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      completed  ·  Joe Berkovitz responded

      We are handling this with a very general part extraction feature that allows any combination of parts to be displayed and printed.

    • Drummers need ghost notes and more dynamics!

      without ghost notes, everything sounds so staccato, drummers are all about dynamics!

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        completed  ·  12 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Export score to PDF

        I would like to save my scores in PDF format for backup and offline viewing.

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          completed  ·  15 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Add ukulele as an instrument

          The ukulele is having a revival with people who play more than just "Tiny Bubbles." G5 C5 E5 A5 is a common tuning.

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          • Import MIDI

            I want to be able to bring in MIDI files -- there are more scores available in MIDI than in any music notation format.

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              completed  ·  16 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • 89 votes
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                12 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                completed  ·  Joe Berkovitz responded

                Marking this issue as completed because Noteflight has supported multiple endings, DC/DS, segno and coda for some time

              • Add grace notes, trills, etc.

                so far, users like me have to improvise to make grace notes or trills

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                • Add robust formatting capabilities!

                  it takes forever to lay out a piece of music for printing in a half decent-looking, easy to read way and still it's impossible to get it looking professional - font and note sizes are either too large or too small; can't center systems on the page (top to bottom) or create margins; performance notes break awkwardly when split between systems; can't add multiple lines to a title; can't change fonts for performance text and titles; etc. etc. I am very likely going to stop using the program for this reason - composing in strip layout is serviceable but when…

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                  • I have a problem using the new site design

                    If you want to switch to Noteflight Classic, we would love to know why. Please help us by telling us what happened in a comment below.

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                      254 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                      Thanks to everyone who’s responded to this topic so far. It’s really helpful for us to understand better why some users prefer Classic, and what problems you’re having with the new site design.

                    • Support lyrics above the staff

                      In choral music, with two voices per staff, it is common to have lyrics above the staff for the upper voice, and below the staff for the lower voice.

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                      • Allow expressions to work during playback. This would include crescendos, dimuendos, fortepianos, ritardandos, accelerandos, and things alon

                        I have seen a lot of ideas concerning things like this, and I would just like to combine them all haha

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                          completed  ·  11 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Require Permission to Export or Save Copies of Others' Scores

                          Many people have had the unfortunate experience of having their music stolen – including scores on Noteflight and sound files that have been exported and uploaded onto other sites such as YouTube and SoundCloud. Theft is made very easy on Noteflight because anyone can save a copy of someone else’s score or export the sound, and can later claim the music to be their own. One of the reasons that Noteflight is such a great place for composers is that it encourages sharing, collaboration, and feedback. But when people can steal others’ music this easily, it scares people away and…

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                          • vertical lyric spacing

                            lyrics may be overlapped by low notes. Perhaps this can be solved by enabling or disabling an auto spacing system? Things may differ between systems as vertical spacing is concearned.

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                            • Expand the color pallate

                              It would be amazing if you expanded the color pallate to include the colors that correspond to boomwhackers and hand bells (add orange and light blue), and even better if they include colors that correspond to chromatic tones (e.g. light green for F#).

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                              • regulate the CCC more (please hear us out)

                                Hello. I am speaking on behalf of most, if not all, of the frequent forum-goers on Noteflight. We have all created a collective account (listed as our name below) under the same email, have talked via a shared score, and have deliberated on the best solution to the problems that the CCC is facing right now. This particular suggestion is from FinalImpactMusic:

                                "Warp, Matty and I pretty much came up with a full proof plan that, if successful, can pretty much stop Chewie and others like him even without IP banning.

                                Basically the rough sketch for the idea is this:

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                                  1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                  With our new Groups feature, we have gotten rid of the old CCC managed by us, and users are now free to create and manage their own forums. We hope this will be a big improvement!

                                • let basic users have better sounding instruments...please

                                  I just want normal sounding instruments. Don't we all? In real life, a violin doesn't sound like nails on a chalkboard.

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                                  • Rehearsal markings -

                                    So when I take this to rehearsal i can say, "Start at letter A" Usually Letters, in a circle or Box above the staff.

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                                    • 62 votes
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                                      • i want the timpani

                                        you should really add timpani on to noteflight because the timpani is an important part of the orchectra of all bands in the world.

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                                        • Allow entering of the fingering

                                          A fingering is quite important when teaching. It should be possible to enter it

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