I wish Noteflight would...

Stop Grace Notes being linked to tempo

Just notated a piece at 60bmp, and the grace notes i have added (love grace notes feature by the way !) are too slow, almost like 32nd notes and note 'grace' note enough for the piece!
Is this a bug or intentional?
If intentional it would be great to either have the option to unlink this feature and always have the grace notes very fast - or have some kind of 0-100% slider for grace note to tempo relationship perhaps?



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completed  ·  Jordi Bartolomé responded  · 

There is a new menu in the HTML5 editor called Playback Options which lets you choose the grace notes length and if you want it linked to the tempo or not.

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  • elijah commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    YES! This is also one of my peeves about notating flams for drums.

  • Stephen F. Czapla commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Actually it is a 32nd note. The only work-around I've found is to score it as a 64th note preceded by a double-dot. See bars 55-59:


    I think a 64th is a bit too fast but much closer anyway. Still, that's in a midtempo piece. At a higher tempo a 64th would fly right past with the note barely articulated at all. Plus it's ugly and harder to read, which is why we have a separate notation for them in the first place.

    I like the variable slider idea. Noteflight has a slider for swing 8ths, but I believe that's a global setting. Ideally we could highlight a grace note and assign a value. (Slight deviations here and there would make the playback sound more human. Or maybe we could opt in or out of that--leave the slider where we last set it until we change it.) Even a global but variable setting for grace notes would be better than what we have right now.

  • ziddy6 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This is very annoying. It does sound like a mere 32nd note, or even a 16th note.

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