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  1. Create more tuplets and polyrhythms

    like having a 9-tuplet grouping in 16th notes and having a 4:3 poly rhythm

    93 votes
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      under review  ·  19 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Make it possible to write for Euphonium/Baritone

      Well, basically I write a lot of pieces for marching and symphonic/wind ensembles. Every time I go to write the Euphonium part, I have to use Trombone (for Bass Clef Euph.) or Trumpet an octave down (for Treble). Noteflight, could you sample some Euphoniums to add to the list of instrumentation?

      91 votes
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      • add a feature that enables multi-movement writing within a single document

        Add a feature that allows multi-movement writing within a single document.

        90 votes
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          under review  ·  15 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Add the note name in for you.

          I wish noteflight.com has an optional feature to add the names of the notes for you. It would be extremely helpful for beginners or when assigned by a teacher. Now I have to go in and take the time to write out every note name, because we were required to use noteflight.com instead of my normal music writing software which had that option available.

          86 votes
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            under review  ·  24 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Allow Users to Interact More

            This is an amazing website that I appreciate dearly for allowing me the chance to express myself musically with such ease and efficiency; however, I find it frustrating that I cannot connect with other composers for collaboration and possible growth by interaction in our shared medium. Grant users the option to connect with their peers.

            81 votes
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              32 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Stop the hi-hat audio when a hi-hat is "closed"

              As a drummer, I often find myself frustrated with the fact that when I play an open hi-hat note, and want a sort of "tee-op" sound by closing the hi-hat soon afterwards (usually a 16th or 8th note later), the audio does not cut off and I have to listen to it ring throughout the beat until the actual audio sample ends. My suggestion would just be to cut it off when a "hi-hat with foot" or a closed hi-hat (+) is notated, if not use an actual audio sample for the cut-off. I made a quick score that shows…

              78 votes
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                under review  ·  10 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Quindicesima / 15ma as notation option

                Please add 15ma along with 8va as a notation option.

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                  under review  ·  4 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Have the option to merge instead of overwrite on paste.

                  After transcribing a piece of music, I often wish Noteflight would allow me to select some bars on a staff and merge the notes with those of another selection on a separate staff instead of overwriting them. This would be invaluable for creating single - instrument arrangements of a piece of music. A way I think this could be implemented is with a separate paste operation available along with the default paste in the edit menu.

                  68 votes
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                    4 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                    That’s a good idea. It’s a bit tricky to decide what “merge” means in this case though. Do you mean add a separate voice on the destination staff with the pasted material? Or do you mean, let the destination staff alone in places where the pasted material contains only silence?

                  • Improve Marching Percussion

                    (Not exactly a new idea) I am simply adding my support to the idea of incorporating marching percussion into the program's features. Noteflight would gain a TON of new users if this were available. Noteflight is a great program, but honestly I have no use for it until further drum notations such as flams, buzz rolls, and the like are added (these are absolutely neccessary for drum notation).

                    65 votes
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                    • let basic users have better sounding instruments...please

                      I just want normal sounding instruments. Don't we all? In real life, a violin doesn't sound like nails on a chalkboard.

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                        under review  ·  4 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • add a simile option in the measure line choices, for us that write quick "studio" style charts

                        Difficult to write the very common simile sign to repeat X number of bars in a phrase for instance, to keep studio charts short and simple. This is VERY common in studio charts and would be an excellent way to make this program work for live and studio situations where people don't know the music.

                        62 votes
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                          under review  ·  0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • 61 votes
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                            under review  ·  11 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • multiple measure repeat

                            In February, the "Repeat Measure" symbol was implemented (see: http://feedback.noteflight.com/forums/4962-tell-us-your-thoughts/suggestions/2765497-include-the-repeat-measure-symbol-a-forward-slash ).
                            That's great! However, many users on that thread (myself included) have requested a "multiple measure" repeat symbol -- which repeats a two bar phrase.
                            The symbol used is the same percent sign looking thingy, *//*, but there is a "2" above it and it straddles the barline.
                            Such functionality would be **greatly** appreciated, as it's really important for jazz charts, etc.

                            58 votes
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                              under review  ·  7 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Add dynamic support within a note

                              As of now, Noteflight playback doesn't allow for crescendo/decrescendo on a single tone or throughout a trill. It would be great to have that feature.

                              57 votes
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                              • Ornaments such as mordents should play back

                                Noteflight has to include ornaments such as trills, mordants, tremelo, turns before and after the note, grace notes, appogiaturas, and repeat signs that work when you put them in your musical composition. Please, then I and everyone could create beautiful works of MUSIC! PLEASE!

                                56 votes
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                                  7 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                  Grace notes, trills, and repeats already do work in Noteflight’s playback, so we will re-name this to include only ornaments such as mordents, which still are not reflected in playback (though they are there for live performers to read!)

                                • have playback for harmonics

                                  Maybe I'm not aware of the feature -- but I'd like to notate harmonics on string instruments and have the (correct) pitches played. For example: I'd like to use a diamond note head on middle C on a violin and have g'' play back. Even if there's no change in timbre it'd be great to be able to notate harmonics, especially artificial harmonics.

                                  In the meantime (if this idea would be considered), is there an existing work-around? As in, is there any way can I have the playback play notes that do not match the notes written (e.g., solid note…

                                  55 votes
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                                    There is no way to have certain notes play back different sounds. There is a complicated, imperfect workaround though… you could add a separate staff with just the alternate notes, and then un-check that staff in the instruments list to hide it. Then take the notes in the main part you don’t want to hear, and make them pppp, and hide the dynamic. Again, far from perfect….

                                  • Add Shape Notes

                                    Shaped noteheads (in addition to the ones already available) for Solfege representation. Use the seven-shape system (which would also support four shape/sacred harp). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shape_note

                                    53 votes
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                                    • Reallocation of Drum Staff parts

                                      Trap Kits are so personal, the staffs should be just as flexible as the kit itself. There are some universals, but allowing the user to reassign a line to a specifc part of the instrument would really be awesome!

                                      52 votes
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                                        under review  ·  9 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                          under review  ·  13 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Improve the collection/ folders feature

                                          Hello! I am IT Specialist at IBM Brazil. And I enjoyed the Noteflight to edit my scores. I would like to help with some continuous feedback that can be very useful in productivity scores. In this feedback I want to talk about collections feature. It would be helpful if you could hold the CTRL key to select more than one item alternately. Today you can use the SHIFT key to sequentially select items. Another very useful feature would be the ability to drag and drop the item on the collection. Or also, click the right mouse button and select the…

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