Add different historical temperaments
It would be cool to be able to change the temperament to a pre-20th century tuning, to add a more authentic feel to some of the classical music composed on the platform.
Some temperaments that could be added might be:
J Reeves commented
I often have my class sing with noteflight accompaniments. A variety of historical temperaments and tuning frequencies would be useful and interesting.
For example, back during the Baroque era people tuned their A strings at 415 Htz instead of 440 Htz. I would like to see an option implemented that allows us to tune down to other Htz levels
Suzanne Shwaluk commented
I need to create midis from my Noteflight scores that have unequal semi-tones or 'just temperament'. This would let me practice with the midis in the correct pitch from note to note. Just/Unequal temperament was what composers 'heard' their music in up until pianos came into common use. Currently I sing using a tuner on an app called 'Cleartune' by bitcount.com. I Thx
When I play baroque instruments its ok because it´s half tone down, but classical a=430Hz its impossible to use Noteflight as a minus1 - player....
J Reeves commented
tuning up and down one semitone from A = 440 hz in 100 divisions of the semitone. I always tune my classroom keyboard to A = 432 hz. The recorders sound so much more relaxed at that pitch.
As most of you know, some instruments' tuning is extremely wacky. The violins aren't in tune with the clarinets, and that's just ONE problem.
Wouldn't it be awesome if we could actually alter the pitch of each note? We could make certain notes sound a little flat at parts, or change the tuning to line up with other instruments. This would solve all of the tuning issues and let us be more creative with our songs!
For example, in Baroque music, the tuning is usually not A=440 (usually around one semitone down.)