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  1. Staff Size Control - Make Smaller Staff Option

    It would be usefule to have the ability to change the staff size independent of other staves. For example, to display a solo part in a smaller size while keeping the piano accompaniment large.

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      3 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 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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      • 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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          under review  ·  8 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Noteflight's guitars are very limited compared to actual guitars

          There are many things missing under Noteflight's guitar to-do list but one thing I find slightly annoying is that distorted guitars don't sound very distorted; and it makes it harder to write music in a more metal style or harder rock. On top of that, Several effects are missing such as Pick scraping, and bend-releases, and those can be very vital in filling the emptier part of songs.

          Another thing is that there should be a picked bass option to give a more rock feel to some of the pieces rather than the basic electric bass and the Rock-electric bass…

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          • Include instrument ranges

            This would not be difficult, though it would be time consuming considering the number of instruments. It would be nice if the instrument ranges could be included in the programming so you don't have to worry about accidentally going out of range. Now this would be partially for people who work with lots of instruments and it's difficult to memorize every single range of every single instrument, partially for people who might accidentally go one or two below the range accidentally (and don't find out until it's difficult to change), and partially because sometimes I try to deselect and instead…

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              under review  ·  8 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • add longer note values

              So... I'm a dude who enjoys choral composing and writes in 4/2 sort of often, but there is currently no breve option so I have no choice but to tie two whole notes together; it looks sort of unaesthetic.

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                under review  ·  2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Handbells!

                Noteflight Developers, please add handbells!

                If you do add them, it will need to be quite a large update, as they need a score template for them, lots of new notation:

                Ring - R
                Let Vibrate - LV
                Shake - SK or ~~~~~~~~
                Thumb Damp - TD or +
                Swing - SW and ↑ and ↓
                Martellato - ▼
                Martellato Lift - ↑
                Echo - ⤴
                Pluck - PL or .
                Gyro - ↺

                Oh, and they might as well add chimes too (please do!!!!!) which have these notations:

                Finger Damp - .
                Chimes - CH or usually denoted in…

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                  under review  ·  9 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Triangle sigh used for major seventh chord

                  my request is quite simple .. please add as soon as possible the triangle sigh used for major seventh chord. this is quite common in jazz music but also in other genres !

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                    under review  ·  2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • ADD FEATURES: Cover Page and Header/Footer Text

                    Hope you can add these features:

                    1. Cover page
                    2, Head/Footer text

                    Thanks...

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                      under review  ·  6 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • 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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                        under review  ·  12 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Add a reply feature to the comments

                        Often, I get a vague suggestion like, 'add some slurs,' in the comments of my projects. it would be great if there was a feature that I could reply to these comments and the other party would be notified, so I could get a response that I can use to improve my work with.

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                        • Disable note playback while editing

                          Besides the annoyingness and the uselessness (what composer in the world would not know how the notes he want will sound like?), it tentatively introduces a small yet bothering lag into the workflow.

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                            under review  ·  2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • 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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                            • 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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                              • Adequate HTML5 version because of the mandatory merge

                                Since July 1st marks the end of the Flash version of NF, I've compiled the 10 most important complaints Flash users have made about the HTML5 version on the forums. There are good and bad things in both versions, and the really good things about Flash should be incorporated in HTML5 so that the editor is better, and so that the transition is as less traumatic as possible, for a large part of the community still uses the old version.

                                These are my findings:

                                1 - memory requirements improvement (urgent and topmost): many users, especially those that work on lap…

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                                  31 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                  Hi all,

                                  Are you finding that our editor is working better for you? What are some pain points that are still happening for you? We know that with very large scores, editing can still be slow.

                                  Thanks!

                                • let long notes/tied note crescendo

                                  when i put a crescendo under a half note or longer there is no difference in volume

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                                  • Col Lengo And Bartok Pizz For String Instruments

                                    I've been wanting Col Lengo And Bartok Pizz On My Songs And I Really Feel That If you add this it will add some really cool sounding instruments!

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                                      For col legno, just use an expression text item and type the words.

                                      Bartok pizz. doesn’t exist as such but you can create one by combining the “Open” in the symbols menu with a short vertical line in the Lines menu – I had to drag the end points of the line carefully. Once you do one though, you can copy-paste (first, shift-click the note to select so that includes the line), or use the R command to repeat then change the pitches in the repeated ones. If you email support@noteflight.com we will send an image to show you.

                                    • Allow Changing of Instruments Mid-Staff

                                      For example, changing from xylophone to glockenspiel in a mallet part. I strongly urge you guys to add that feature, at least to crescendo. It would be extremely helpful when writing for marching/concert band, percussion ensemble, etc.

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                                        7 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                        This would be useful!

                                        For now, you can get the effect this way:

                                        1. Create all the staves/parts/instruments you’ll need for the whole piece.
                                        2. Create a system/line break, or page break, at the point you want the new section, or instrument change, to begin.
                                        3. Select all the unused measures before the switchover in one part, and use the ‘Hide/Show measures’ tool in the ‘measures’ palette to hide them.
                                        4. Likewise, select all the unused measures after the switchover in the other instrument, and use ‘Hide/Show measures’ to hide them.

                                        See: https://www.noteflight.com/guide/new#action-hideShowMeasure

                                        Note: the result will only appear correctly when you are in Page view.

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                                        • Allow fade in / out

                                          I am currently arranging a song that fades out at the end but the decrescendos are not working. I wish there was an option that would allow fade outs and or fade ins. I realize someone has already suggested this but it was declined. I'm suggesting this again because I personally believe that it would help the site.

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