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!
John Hayes commented
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.
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
I'd be happy for now with just an option to do falls. They are so common in this type of music.
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.
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!
Tyler G commented
But it is not the same as a fall?
AdminRobin McClellan (Admin, Noteflight) commented
We do support glissandi!
yes, i love jazz
Joseph Perry commented
I love your ideas. It would be awesome to hear aa more laid-back sound.
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
I use these ALL the time in our jazz ensamble, and id like to be able to write it in with the falling notes