I wish Noteflight would...

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 it!

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  • Andrew commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    At the end of a phrase, instruments can't fall, the just blandly cut off. There has to be made a way for falling and scopes to be made.

  • John Hayes commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Totally agree, absolutely required. Without this it just makes it difficult having to print out the arrangements and then manually write in fall-off markings. It can't be that hard to put it in as an option. It looks like this. http://cnx.org/content/m11884/latest/Scoops.png You just need to be able to place then (like a picture) and be able to re-size.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I agree entirely. I'm currently arranging a chart for a school stage band which requires jazz articulation, such as fall offs, and there seems to be no way to notate them. The fact that the staff don't respond to feedback until 3 years have passed is just plain lazy. I really enjoy the services noteflight provides but it would be a shame if jazz articulation is not added, which is essential to jazz and funk music, as "Anonymous" has stated

  • Chris commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I'd be happy for now with just an option to do falls. They are so common in this type of music.

  • Chris commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    A VERY common notation for jazz/funk composers is scoops before the note, and falls after the note. This should be relatively simple to implement, as it's just a line that attaches to the note at either side.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    It's been four years since this has been requested, and it is still not available? This is a very common notation used in jazz and funk, and nothing at all like a glissando. It's just a little line that hangs off the note, and I can't see it being that hard to implement. Please make this happen!

  • astorm67 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Many people like jazz music and may want to create jazz like pieces. with this idea, you could put in ornaments like glissandos, flutter tonguing, scoops, rises, falls, mordents, half mordents, shakes, wide vibrato, and the symbols they use within their chord symbols. with things like these, we can make pieces more interesting

  • anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

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

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