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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?

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  • Jason Euresti commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    When will this basic feature be done? I've been needing to connect notes across staves for a long time now, it should not be that hard to do. If you're going to charge money for a program it should have all the features comparable as other big programs like finale and Sibelius.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Noteflight when will this be complete? I am working on a score for marimba and this is essential. I will have to go with another program if I can't do it.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This makes almost five years now... PLEASE, This is essential to most keyboard instruments...

  • Richard commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I am unaware of how to express this, but is it possible for passages such as the ones shown at 1:12 in this video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HB8-w5CvMls)? As you can see, the stems from the bass clef intrude into the treble clef but still are to be played by the left hand. Is this possible? Or must I resort to changing the clef? Thanks!

  • Jackson commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I have only seen it a few times, but very rarely I have seen sheet music where notes from two adjacent staves, like the two parts of a piano staff, are attached by the stem, so its one giant set of notes spanning across two staves. Purely aesthetic, but I love beautiful lookin' sheet music, and I think this would add to the attractiveness.

  • Austin Gentry commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Can we please have the ability to make an arpeggio span two staves? That way, I can get the left hand and the right hand on the piano to do a continuous arpeggio instead of putting them on each stave separately. And why can't I have an arpeggio play for two notes in different voices? Also, it would be cool if we could connect the stems of notes that are on two different staves and connect stems of notes that are in two different bars.

    (and working mordents cough cough)

  • Margaret commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Cross-staff beaming is essential in handbell music since- by modern standard (for written handbell music)- middle-C and below are always written in the bass clef, and D5 and above are always in the treble. I use the "keyboard" option for bell music since it's the closest thing available, and at the moment most of my arrangements/compositions look pretty silly because I can't cross-staff anything. Cross-staff beaming would be a godsend for composers like me. I'm eager for this be added!

  • Scotch commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Re: "It's actually quite high on our list of priorities but we are so busy with new features that we just haven't gotten there yet. Please check back soon!"

    Define "high". Since I joined in November 2016 I've only seen trivial "new features" implemented. This one is essential. Look: I don't really care if the "arpeggio" sounds, and I don't even care if I have to drag it down to the lower staff (or up to upper staff) manually, but it's virtually impossible to write piano music without rolls that extend from one hand to the other. How can that possibly be difficult? Send me your source code, and I'll make the change myself.

  • Mark Ewell commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I wish noteflight would make an option for connected grand staff when writing for piano or Marimba

  • AdminRobin McClellan (Admin, Noteflight) commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    We are honestly really sorry to lose you over this! It's actually quite high on our list of priorities but we are so busy with new features that we just haven't gotten there yet. Please check back soon!

  • Brendan Lynch commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I genuinely don't understand how this could still be an issue after 4 years now. I specifically don't use Noteflight and have cancelled my paid membership due to the lack of this feature.

  • Cameron Donaldson commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I was attempting to do this right now, and was a bit disappointed it could not be done. I was optimistic when I was able to drag the slur originally created for some notes on the treble staff to cover notes in the bass staff, but during playback the bass staff notes were not played legato.

  • Russ T commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    On the Notes menu, there is a Stems Up and Stems down command (at least in the paid version there is). Could be a new feature since this comment, since 6 years have passed.

  • zhangmei commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    You should add crossbeams (e.g. A beam from the upper staff to the lower staff.)

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