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We really want to hear from our users! This is where you can submit your ideas to us, request a new feature, tell us what you like or dislike about Noteflight, and find out what our current plans are!

NOTE: If you are having a technical problem, please email support@noteflight.com rather than posting here.

  1. 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…

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  2. 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.

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  3. Quindicesima / 15ma as notation option

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

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  4. 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).

    68 votes
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  5. 68 votes
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  6. 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.

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  7. 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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  8. add 5x7 or 5½x7 to the page size menu for flip folder pep and marching band

    PLEASE add this size for those of us that arrange for marching/pep band.

    currently this requires working in letter landscape then doing tricks with adobe .pdf

    it would be best if it could print in the center of the paper to ensure maximal use of the sheet [different printers have different margins] with a box drawn around the chart to size for easy cut-out

    nice-to-have would be 2 up on a page to save paper

    61 votes
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  9. 60 votes
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  10. 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

    59 votes
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  11. create a 5-line percussion staff that includes instruments like triangle, tambourine, and shakers/maracas.

    I'm working on a song for my band class and I'd like them to hear the actual sounds of a triangle and tambourine rather than a splash cymbal and a closed hi-hat. These are standard instruments and need to be added to a dedicated percussion staff. We also need to be able to have the snare and the bass drum playing different rhythms at the same time on the staff. This is how percussion parts are written.

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  12. Make dotted slurs/ties

    Basically, since you sometimes need to slur/tie across the beginning of repeats, but you don't always need to slur/tie at the end of the repeat section back to the first note, we need dotted slurs/ties so that you can show you don't do them the second time. If that makes any sense. I need them for a piece I'm doing, and Noteflight doesn't have them yet.

    58 votes
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  13. 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…

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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….

  14. 54 votes
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  15. 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!

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    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!)

  16. 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!

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  17. 50 votes
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  18. Noteflight's guitars are very limited compared to actual guitars

    There are many things missing under Noteflight's guitar to-do list but one thing I find slightly annoying is that distorted guitars don't sound very distorted; and it makes it harder to write music in a more metal style or harder rock. On top of that, Several effects are missing such as Pick scraping, and bend-releases, and those can be very vital in filling the emptier part of songs.

    Another thing is that there should be a picked bass option to give a more rock feel to some of the pieces rather than the basic electric bass and the Rock-electric bass…

    49 votes
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  19. Noteflight Festival!!!!! :D

    Ok this isn't my idea but I definitely think it would be cool if there was a festival on noteflight! It should be on a voted topic (or the admin could pick it) every week or so and last for like a month. There could also be a tab on the browser page for it for the most favorites and newest.I think it would be cool because it could get newcomers noticed and it would be fun :D

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  20. 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…

    47 votes
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