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  1. Improve drum notation

    Noteflight needs to add a rimshot option for drum set and marching percussion and a rim knock and/or rim click for drum set. Also add support for double stroke rolls and buzz rolls, flams, diddles, drags and cheeses for marching perussion. There should be an option to mix and match percussion staves to a single stave ex. add cowbell to basic percussion. In addition, all drum set parts should be separate voices or at least have that option. It would also be great to have a variety of cymbal and drum sounds and types and to be able to balance…

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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.

      2,363 votes
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      • Special Volume setting for all Drumsets.

        It would be a great addition to Noteflight if there was a special Volume setting for all drumsets.

        I like having a Premium Membership because of the Mixing Panel. However, I have noticed that in different compositions some parts of the Drumset should be louder or softer. In my opinion, it would be nice if you could make individual volume sliders for each part of the drumset (snare, hi-hat, toms, etc.)

        I think it would be a great addition to the software.

        Appreciate it!

        ~Winfree03

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        • 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…

          38 votes
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          • Able to use jazz techniques to instruments; such as growling on trumpet and falling off the notes

            I use these ALL the time in our jazz ensamble, and id like to be able to write it in with the falling notes

            2,560 votes
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            • 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.

              2,658 votes
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              • 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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                • 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…

                  29 votes
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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…

                    35 votes
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                    • Let you be able to organize parts with brackets.

                      The only brackets that noteflight gives is with piano, like this, { But I wish that it would be possible to put those brackets on parts of our choice, and have the option to use brackets like this, [ What do you think?

                      P.S. I also want some help figuring out barking breaks.

                      113 votes
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                      • Limit note and rhythm options for beginner composers

                        I teach Elementary music and would like the option to limit young composers to using predefined notes or values.

                        An example would be that they can only use notes in the Diatonic Key of C and only use Quarter and eighth notes.

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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

                          2,233 votes
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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%…

                            2,747 votes
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                            • Have a template for 4 part SATB choral/a cappella music. Along with vocal parts.

                              It seems like a cappella vocal writing would be one of primary uses for any sheet music program, but you really have to cobble together your own edits and changing of clefs, deleting of piano parts in order to accomplish this. Would be great to have voice parts added as instruments.

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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…

                                2,329 votes
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                                • Quindicesima / 15ma as notation option

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

                                  55 votes
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                                  • rubato

                                    Add a rubato tempo feature. And allowing more solo like qualities. Such as rubato, ad lib, and volume stuff to overall just add more emotion to gentle flowing pieces.

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                                    • 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.

                                      201 votes
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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

                                        1,396 votes
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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)

                                          309 votes
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