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  1. Printing Protections

    Noteflight allows any user to print any other users score or individual parts without notification to the composer. This is allowed via terms of service, but is not secure because any one an print and play your music without any notification or permission. A second point to this being un useful is that when a composer does block the "export" function, which includes exporting a pdf or individual parts, any one can still print out the pdf, making this confusing to users. Notelfight should revise their terms of service to allow a composer the right to allow their scores to…

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      under review  ·  0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Adequate HTML5 version because of the mandatory merge

      Since July 1st marks the end of the Flash version of NF, I've compiled the 10 most important complaints Flash users have made about the HTML5 version on the forums. There are good and bad things in both versions, and the really good things about Flash should be incorporated in HTML5 so that the editor is better, and so that the transition is as less traumatic as possible, for a large part of the community still uses the old version.

      These are my findings:

      1 - memory requirements improvement (urgent and topmost): many users, especially those that work on lap…

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        31 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

        Hi all,

        Are you finding that our editor is working better for you? What are some pain points that are still happening for you? We know that with very large scores, editing can still be slow.

        Thanks!

      • let long notes/tied note crescendo

        when i put a crescendo under a half note or longer there is no difference in volume

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          under review  ·  7 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Col Lengo And Bartok Pizz For String Instruments

          I've been wanting Col Lengo And Bartok Pizz On My Songs And I Really Feel That If you add this it will add some really cool sounding instruments!

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            2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

            For col legno, just use an expression text item and type the words.

            Bartok pizz. doesn’t exist as such but you can create one by combining the “Open” in the symbols menu with a short vertical line in the Lines menu – I had to drag the end points of the line carefully. Once you do one though, you can copy-paste (first, shift-click the note to select so that includes the line), or use the R command to repeat then change the pitches in the repeated ones. If you email support@noteflight.com we will send an image to show you.

          • Allow Changing of Instruments Mid-Staff

            For example, changing from xylophone to glockenspiel in a mallet part. I strongly urge you guys to add that feature, at least to crescendo. It would be extremely helpful when writing for marching/concert band, percussion ensemble, etc.

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              7 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

              This would be useful!

              For now, you can get the effect this way:

              1. Create all the staves/parts/instruments you’ll need for the whole piece.
              2. Create a system/line break, or page break, at the point you want the new section, or instrument change, to begin.
              3. Select all the unused measures before the switchover in one part, and use the ‘Hide/Show measures’ tool in the ‘measures’ palette to hide them.
              4. Likewise, select all the unused measures after the switchover in the other instrument, and use ‘Hide/Show measures’ to hide them.

              See: https://www.noteflight.com/guide/new#action-hideShowMeasure

              Note: the result will only appear correctly when you are in Page view.

            • 34 votes
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              • Allow fade in / out

                I am currently arranging a song that fades out at the end but the decrescendos are not working. I wish there was an option that would allow fade outs and or fade ins. I realize someone has already suggested this but it was declined. I'm suggesting this again because I personally believe that it would help the site.

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                • make forte piano (fp, fz, or sffz) and bell tones (fz) affect the sound quality.

                  i love bell tone like dynamics, and my favorite and bestest strength of music is dynamics.
                  it would be awesome if those dynamics weren't stagnant.

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                    under review  ·  5 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Allow you to hide tuplet barring.

                    It would be nice if you have a long section of triplets (or quintuplets or whatever) to be able to hide all the bars of "|----3----|" after the first group.

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                      under review  ·  7 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • support smarter MIDI import

                      Currently it only allows splitting by track or channel, with no ability to split by pitch range, nor any ability to specify a key signature (which I tried to set after importing, but the damage with the accidentals was already done apparently).

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                        under review  ·  11 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Noteflight Profile

                        With the profile information box right now we are able to post links to Facebook and Twitter and then also write about ourselves below that. What if in the area where you write about yourself you could do all of the same actions as in comments on scores? Things such as bold lettering and hyperlinks. For artists with websites it would be beneficial to have that ability so that 1) a link to their site stands out, and 2) so that whomever is selecting the link can just click it instead of having to copy, open a new tab, and…

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                          under review  ·  10 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Recommending feature.

                          Noteflight is a great website for composers, arrangers and music learners. It is very helpful and a great way to enhance in your musical knowledge. There are still some things we composers and arrangers would like for it, but overall it is great!
                          I would like it if there was a recommending feature where every Noteflighter member (crescendo and noncrescendo) had a recommend Noteflight codes on their home page.
                          They would recommend Noteflight to other people who have an interest in music, and give them one of the codes. If people do create an account they type in the code…

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                            under review  ·  7 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • More Instrument SECTIONS instead of just strings sections.

                            It'd be nice to have the concert sound but when you're only allowed to put 1 trombone, 1 trumpet, etc. it gets kinda frustrating... So having maybe brass and woodwind sections as well as the strings (which I hugely appreciate, thank you) would be nice. Just whenever you get around to it, thanks.

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                              under review  ·  4 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Custom playlists - "Noteflight Radio"

                              That way, I would get to do whatever I am doing and listen to music at the same time, and I wont have to keep on clicking to the next song. It will all be playing for you. And maybe, if you dont want to hear that song from the playlist, you can just press a button that says "skip."

                              Also I think you should be able to make them a public playlist or a private one, and people can favorite it too.
                              What do you think??

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                                under review  ·  3 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Improve Versions list options

                                it is really annoying to have a lot of versions. I want to delete some previous ones but I can't.

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                                • Custom Articulation / Beam Placement

                                  Please allow for accents to be placed above the staff, regardless of whether the stem is facing up or down. It is very unusual seeing accents below the staff! Thank you!

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                                    under review  ·  14 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Change the way time/key signature is applied

                                    Who wants just a single measure of 3/4 in a 4/4 piece or a single A major section in an E minor piece? Well not a lot of people, that's the point. Usually, when people make a time signature or key signature change they want that change to be permanent.

                                    It would be better if whenever you selected a measure and changed the time/key signature, that change applied to the rest of the piece instead of just that measure. In other words, you don't have to deselect the whole piece to apply a time signature or key signature change to…

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                                    • Crescendo Membership should be free

                                      Not everyone can afford the Crescendo Membership. It should be free either permanently or for a limited time

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                                      • allow a new score playes the imported midi dynamics note velocity !

                                        In other words, now Noteflight do not keep midi's dynamic velocity. It plays without dynamics.
                                        I could write on Noteflight the expression texts: piano or forte, or crescendo, etc, but when the midi file includes the dynamics, these dynamics are the best.
                                        Music on noteflight would sound more humanised.
                                        Thank you !

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                                        • Have A Rating System

                                          Have a 5-star rating system so you can see how much people like your music in addition to favorites and commeting

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