Composing with Noteflight
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Composing with Noteflight
Composing with NoteflightJennifer SusinMusic TechSummer 2010What is Noteflight?Noteflight is an online music writing app which will help you compose and share your own music!Noteflight.comWhy should I know about Noteflight? You will be using Noteflight to write down and share your warm-up composition your lesson group. This presentation will help you set-up your page and make it easier for you to put your ideas into music we can read together!LETS GET STARTED! Open up your internet browser and enter www.noteflight.com into the address bar at the top of the screen.
This will take you to the noteflight homepage.
Next, we will need to sign-up to use noteflight.
Signing up for noteflightOn the noteflight homepage click the Sign-up now Button.
On the next screen you will choose Get a free account
Then Click SubmitFirst enter your e-mail address. (If you dont have one, ask your parents if you can use theirs.)
Then click on the drop down menu and pick the title that represents you.Next, copy the blue letters into the bottom space.If all of the information was filled in correctly you will get this screen
It tells you to check your e-mail to complete the sign-up process.
Write your user name and password down somewhere so you remember it!Create a user name and password.Make sure you check the second box. Or else you will get this message!
We can now begin to compose!In the top left corner of every page you will see the new score button. Click on this so we can begin our first song
When this window comes up, choose shared and hit OK. You are choosing shared because your classmates and I will want to see your compositions later.At the top of your score (your music) you will see some important menus and information.
The New Score buttonYour user nameThe music editing menusThe browse buttonIn the next few slides you will see how these buttons help us to write our music.
Lets set up your scoreClick on the first measure of the bottom staff. It will turn orange.Next click on the score drop-down menu and select remove staff.You will be left with one treble clef staff.Next, lets make this piece of music for your instrument. I am making mine for Alto Saxophone today. Click on the staff.Select the Score menu again.Select change instrument
When this window comes up select your instrument and hit OK.
Once you have changed the instrument, click on the staff again and hover your mouse over the staff. It should look like thisIf you click on the staff where you want to put the note, noteflight will put a note where you tell it to!
Notice, I had a quarter note selected. Watch what happens when I click on the whole noteIt changes to a whole note!!