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  1. 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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      under review  ·  4 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 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…

      311 votes
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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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          under review  ·  27 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • 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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          • Add logo / images to scores

            Would be good if you could insert an image into scores. Limit to very small file size but (say up to 25KB max) but would be very useful for multitude of reasons - insert logo on music, custom symbols etc.

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            • Allow Different Fonts/Text Sizes/More Colours When Writing

              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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                39 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • add 5x7 or 5½x7 to the page size menu for flip folder pep and marching band

                PLEASE add this size for those of us that arrange for marching/pep band.

                currently this requires working in letter landscape then doing tricks with adobe .pdf

                it would be best if it could print in the center of the paper to ensure maximal use of the sheet [different printers have different margins] with a box drawn around the chart to size for easy cut-out

                nice-to-have would be 2 up on a page to save paper

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                  under review  ·  2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Fixed number of measures per line, fixed measure size

                  I don't like the dynamic layouts that are generated sometimes -- I end up with one measure with only a rest taking up an entire line because I use a line break. There should be a way to turn off justified measures and size them however you'd like to. There should also be a way to force a certain number of measures to each line -- the music would be easier to read if each line had four bars than if it changes randomly. Thanks.

                  144 votes
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                    under review  ·  19 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Allow others to comment on your profile page.

                    That would insure that if you want to contact a friend on Note flight, you could do it directly instead of commenting on one of their songs, or on a group they are in. The owner of the profile you are commenting on can remove your comment from his page if he wants too (Kinda like Pandora profiles). There should be settings that restrict who is allowed to comment on your page (Anyone who clicks your profile, only those you are following, only those who are following you, ext.). I feel like this would make things a lot easier! Thanks.…

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                    • 52 votes
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                      • faster way to add measures

                        have a box to type in the number of measures so you dont have to keep clicking +

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                        • Rare Instruments

                          We have all the common instruments, but it would be SOOOOO much better if we could compose for rare instruments. Here are some that I'd like added:

                          Woodwind:
                          - Contrabassoon
                          - Alto, Bass, Contrabass and Subcontrabass Flute
                          - Bass and Contrabass Saxophone
                          - Change 'English Horn' to 'Cor Anglais'

                          Brass:
                          - Piccolo and Bass Trombone
                          - Euphonium

                          Strings:
                          - Octobass
                          - Bass and Cello (we have these, but they need to extend their ranges below the C at 2 ledger lines below the bass staff)

                          Vocal:
                          - Male Altos and Sopranos
                          - Female Tenors and Basses
                          - Countertenor
                          - Contrabass …

                          154 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)

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                            • 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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                              • 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?

                                390 votes
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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

                                  2,276 votes
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                                  • Add actual jazz chord notation - not modified classical.

                                    Slash Chords, use of the maj7th triangle and diminished * symbol. Also the invisible chords boxes should be overlays not opaque white boxes which obscures the staff in default positioning.

                                    Overall, Noteflight is very weak for working with jazz charts and scores. It really needs improvement in this area.

                                    140 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%…

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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.

                                        195 votes
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                                        • Give members one month free trial Crescendo!

                                          This will give everybody a fair opportunity for them to make the most out of note flight.If members like it they are more likely to buy the full version!

                                          99 votes
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