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Noteflight

Postby Jan » Mon Nov 09, 2009 8:30 pm

I don't know if it was mentioned here before, but I recently discovered Noteflight. It is a web service for music notations and is based on Flash. I don't know much - or better: nothing - about notation editors, so I can't say if it's good compared to other applications, but for me Noteflight is perfect: it is simple enough, buut seems to have the capability of fairly complex scores. I also like the possibility of sharing and working together. But what's best is that I finally get to catch up on my very rusty notation skills. :D

So, if you don't know Noteflight yet, it might be worth a look.
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Re: Noteflight

Postby Michael » Thu Nov 12, 2009 9:21 am

Some initial thoughts.

I don't like the idea of my unfinished or unpublished compositions being kept on someone else's server. This alone rules out Noteflight for me.

As for collaborative work, all the established standalone notation editors support import and export of multiple file formats, so working with other musicians on any score is easy. Therefore I see no advantage in using Noteflight for collaboration.

Bearing in mind the importance of timing, I anticipate an online system such as Noteflight will be unable to match the standalone editors in some key areas. For example, I use Nted which allows me to create a score by playing a midi keyboard controller. How would this feature be reliably implemented over an internet connection?

Interesting, but I'll be sticking with Nted :-)
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Re: Noteflight

Postby SR » Thu Nov 12, 2009 11:29 am

It seems like a handy tool for me if I'm in a situation where I need to capture an idea but am not in my ideal environment (at home). Perfect if I'm at work and just need to jot something down.

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Re: Noteflight

Postby timmyw3ar » Mon Nov 16, 2009 2:24 pm

Thanks for the link. I really like this site.

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Re: Noteflight

Postby Jan » Fri Nov 27, 2009 6:33 pm

Michael wrote:Some initial thoughts.

I don't like the idea of my unfinished or unpublished compositions being kept on someone else's server. This alone rules out Noteflight for me.

As for collaborative work, all the established standalone notation editors support import and export of multiple file formats, so working with other musicians on any score is easy. Therefore I see no advantage in using Noteflight for collaboration.

Bearing in mind the importance of timing, I anticipate an online system such as Noteflight will be unable to match the standalone editors in some key areas. For example, I use Nted which allows me to create a score by playing a midi keyboard controller. How would this feature be reliably implemented over an internet connection?

Interesting, but I'll be sticking with Nted :-)


I understand what you mean. I usually don't do much notation stuff and for what I need it (quick notes for small ideas), Noteflight is sufficient.
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Re: Noteflight

Postby nathan » Wed Dec 09, 2009 7:11 pm

Interesting idea...thanks for the post!


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