Composition archive

Noteflight Supports American Composers Forum NextNotes High School Composition Awards Program

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Noteflight is proud to partner with the American Composers Forum to support their NextNotes High School Composition Awards. NextNotes is a national program designed to nurture the next generation of creative voices in music composition – in any genre! Students in grades 9-12 are invited to apply with a single composition in any genre or […]

Noteflight ‘One Man Band’ Contest Winners

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We are pleased to announce the winners of our One Man Band Contest! For this contest, we invited composers to participate by writing or arranging a duet or trio and recording themselves playing each part using Noteflight’s Live Audio Recording feature. The voting was in the hands of the Noteflight community where members voted for […]

Behind the Notation: Instrument Transposition

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While using Noteflight, perhaps you have wondered: “why can’t I make the key signature different in my clarinet part?” Or perhaps you clicked “Add Part” or “Change Instrument” in the Staff menu, and you wondered about the popup window that appears, with its three options: Instrument key, Instrument octave, and Score octave. This article explores […]

Noteflight Inspires Music Education from High School through College

Stephanie Noteflight Story

At Noteflight, we love the opportunity to hear how our software has been instrumental (pun intended) in one of our users’ musical development. Stephanie Evans is a prime example of how a little inspiration can lead to a great musical journey with Noteflight. Stephanie’s Story Initially, I started using Noteflight when I was a freshman […]

Playing Techniques and How to Write Them, Part 2: Percussion

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The world of percussion is vast and varied: any sound-producing object, hit with any other object, can be called percussion. Percussion lends itself to alternate playing techniques: there are usually several ways to hit a percussion instrument to make it sound good in different ways. We provide some of the most common instruments and their […]

Noteflight Helps Modernize Jazz Education

Shed The Music

Noteflight is excited to showcase Bob Habersat and Paul Levy from Shed the Music! Not only have they utilized Noteflight and its media sync capabilities to the fullest, but they are helping to modernize jazz education. What is Shed the Music? Shed the Music was started by Bob Habersat and Paul Levy, two high school […]

“I want to compose a piece. What should I do?” A Composing Starter Kit

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One story we hear from our users goes something like this: “I’ve always wanted to compose, but I just didn’t have the right tools… with Noteflight I can jump right in and start writing music!” We love hearing this, of course, but is it always that simple? Once you know how to enter notes and […]