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  1. Offline downloadable version

    I wish there was a version which was totally offline, which is downloaded and we can launch it by double-clicking it. Whis would allow users to compose while offline and save their scores to their hard drive. When they connect to the internet, their scores would automatically be updated.

    In this way users could even carry Noteflight-Offline on their USB sticks! Oh, and please make it Free and Crescendo again, not only 1 or the other.

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    • allow custom articulations

      There are a few problems with playback on the articulation markings now, for example:
      1. staccato markings are much too short
      2. stacatissimo markings don't play
      3. marcato accents are too loud
      et cetera, et cetera.

      A good solution for all these problems, and one that would be adjustable to different styles and moods of music would be a menu that allows custom articulation definitions for tenutos/legatos, marcatos, staccatos, etc. throughout a piece.

      I would imagine two sliders: the first, "length," would be expressed as a percentage of marked value. It would be defaulted at ~85% for normal notes, 60%…

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      • 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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        • Add brass mutes

          It would be great if there were straight, harmon, cup, and bucket mutes, plungers, and maybe even growling.

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          • Be more electronic synth friendly.

            Hello! I have seen numerous requests for electronic synths as a possible instrument addition to Noteflight. At the moment, if we want to make and pan a custom sound, we have to pitch bend and slide with the \ and ~ key commands, which after a while becomes messy, annoying, and really laggy to the point where the song stops playing 5 measures before the actual end (but that isn't the main idea of this request).

            An example of the messy sound mutation I have to do is in this score I created: https://www.noteflight.com/scores/view/389362371d35da96dc78c39530c7ee85549b4680 the bassline for this is an…

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            • IOS and Android apps instead of accessing through the web

              That way you can work on scores when not connected to wi-fi, and then maybe click a "sync" button or the device syncs automatically when connected to save it to the website

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              • microtones

                I suggest that the feature of microtones be added to noteflight. One feature could be quartert tones (which can be used on standard music notation). Another addition may be the feature of Sonido 13 notation to allow even smaller microtones

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                • Let users filter what information is shown in their news by people they're following

                  I love the following feature, it makes Noteflight much more open. But sometimes it's a little annoying. All I want is some setting page where you could check off boxes for what kind of information you want shown about the people you are following and what they're doing. For example, I don't want it shown in my news every single time another user posts in a forum. So in the setting page I wouldn't check off the box that says "Receive notifications when a user I am following posts in a forum". Something like this would make the following feature…

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                  • Additive (Irregular) Meters

                    I think that it would be a great idea to have the ability to use irregular meters, like 3+2+2/8 (a subdivision of 7/8). Maybe it would be cool if the meters were able to be customized so you can create pieces with obscure rhythmic patterns.

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                      2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                      You can get this effect by using the overall time signature you need (such as 7/8) and then using beams to show the rhythmic groupings you want.

                      BUT it seems like you are talking specifically about how the time signature is displayed. For example, the one you mentioned would look like this:

                      3+2+2
                      8

                      This is not necessarily standard notation, but it is used sometimes. We would consider it but because you can already get the music to sound and read in the way you want, in the most standard way, it may not be a priority for us.

                      Please add more detail in the comments so we can understand what is more important to you: the way it’s displayed (we don’t already do this), or the ability to write the rhythms you want (we do already do this).

                      Thanks!

                    • 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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                      • Allow Cross-Staff Beaming, Arpeggios, Slurs

                        This is an important feature of piano music, when a voice moves from one staff to the other. Maybe an option to insert a middle voice into a piano part?

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                        • Allow Customized Text Fonts

                          At the moment, when writing the score name, or composer/lyricist name at the top of a score, you can only use one font, and one colour (black) and one size, and no italics, underlines, bolds allowed.

                          Also, when writing text within the score, e.g. lyrics, playing directions, etc. you can currently use only one font, and no bolds or underlines, or italics. With crescendo, you can change the colour, but Noteflight Crescendo only offers eight colours - not much. It would be much better if Noteflight could offer more fonts, text sizes, colours, and functions like italics, bold, and underline.…

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                          • New instruments

                            I know this is a long list but it pains me to not have these instruments, especially the marching percussion because you cant really arrange for marching band with out them

                            Bass Trombone
                            Baritone Horn/Euphonium
                            Tam-tam
                            Triangle
                            Tambourine
                            Wood Blocks/Temple Blocks
                            Tom-toms
                            Bongos
                            Congas
                            Claves
                            Chimes
                            Flugelhorns

                            MARCHING BAND PERCUSSION

                            Bass Line
                            Snare Line

                            Field Drum*
                            Impact Drum*
                            Roto Toms*
                            Tenor/Quad Drums

                            Cymbal Line* (5 players)

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                            • have more features for email notifications.

                              I'm using NoteFlight in my piano studio, and it'd be great if I could edit my email preferences so that I receive notifications when students add new material, ask a question, or share something with me.

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                              • Tab for Other Instruments

                                I play ukulele and banjo in addition to guitar and bass and it would be cool to be able to use the tab feature for creating tabs for these instruments. This would be a (hopefully) customizable option for tabs where I could set the note name and range for each string along with the total number of strings. This would also allow for customized tuning of guitars (such as "Drop-D" tuning).

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                                  37 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                  Hello Danny,

                                  We have recently released a new tuning feature that allows users to change the tuning of any tablature clef!
                                  Check it out with these two links:
                                  http://notes.noteflight.com/new-features-august-2014/
                                  http://notes.noteflight.com/playing-techniques-and-how-to-notate-them/
                                  And be sure to give it a test run in the actual noteflight editor!
                                  We have yet to include banjo and ukulele tablature, but I hope you enjoy the new tuning feature (as well as the new tab editor).

                                • How about a second time only feature?

                                  This way when I have to repeat and I want to add an instrument but only for the second time, I don't have to write it all out again.

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                                  • improve keyboard shortcuts

                                    There are a lot of functions that should have a keyboard shortcut, but don't:
                                    anything in the menu. (ex. change clef)
                                    moving up/down staves
                                    move to the beginning or end of the piece
                                    move to the next section or page, or perhaps jump eight measures in strip layout
                                    go to measure number
                                    move staff up or down
                                    select multiple staves

                                    216 votes
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                                    • refine piano pedal notation and playback

                                      Make pedaling notation user freindly, easier to read, and more stremlined by giving users a choice in what kind of styling to use. (Ped. * or just a line w/carrots ______^________)

                                      200 votes
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                                      • Create a random button

                                        Wouldn't Noteflight be more fun and interesting if we had a random button that we could click on? It would take us to a random public score. This could bring attention to music that we may have never heard before.

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                                        • New Percussion

                                          New instruments such as timbales, woodblocks, agogo bells, tubular bells, etc.

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