Who Uses This Software?

Music composition, music schools, and worship market.


Average Ratings

12 Reviews

  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall

  • 4 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 4.5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $49.00/year/user
  • Free Version
    Yes
  • Free Trial
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
  • Support
    Online

Vendor Details

  • Noteflight
  • www.noteflight.com
  • Founded 2008
  • United States

About Noteflight

Noteflight online music notation software let's you edit, print, and playback music on any device.


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Noteflight Features

  • Attendance Management
  • Class Management
  • Online Registration
  • Practice Log
  • Repertoire Management
  • Scheduling
  • Student Management

Noteflight Reviews Recently Reviewed!


Capterra loader

Not what you should recommend to a begginer, but a really powerfull tool to write on the fly!

Aug 07, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

2 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: What I like the most is the fact that you can write your sheet music on the fly, and if you happen to have a limited pc/mac/notebook, you wont have to deal with the problem of installing any new software over your already compromised storage size,and since the engine is mostly midi, if you want to just reproduce your what you wrote on a piano or a guitar, it will work just fine.

Cons: The program, for the commercial standard, is too simple, if you want to add vst plugins, it's almost impossible, things like writing up a score for an orchestra makes your browser go really slow unless you have a last generation equipment. So for people who work with heavy instrumentation, it's going to be difficult to work with.

Also,when you reach for this kind of software, you want to use with your students, and this software is obviously focused on people who actually knows how to write and read music, a first timer will find all the options confusing,and the toolbar at some point, tiresome.

Overall: Since I reached out to this software for the mere purpose of teaching it was a double edge blade on my classes, we had to drop out the use of it for teaching purposes, but instead, I gained a powerful tool to write on my tours and trips around the world, whenever I went without my laptop, once you got the hang out of all the options, the time changes, the bar additions etc it is really wonderful to write, if you come with an Idea and you are over your friends but you NEED to write it down, its trully perfect, then you can export the project via midi or xml and continue your process with another software just fine

Music Made Easy

Aug 22, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality
Likelihood to Recommend: 8.0/10 Not
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Pros: I love how easy it is to pull up what you need, and once you get going you can type the notes on your QWERTY keyboard and the corresponding notes will appear. Although I am still learning features and tricks, it makes learning music the way I do (by listening to the playback of the notes and articulations to help with tricky rhythms) easy. With a few exceptions, I have been able to get the general idea of many complicated songs by using this software. I like being able to adjust the tempo and playback speed (which helps when rehearsing what I've written).

Cons: One of my major gripes with Noteflight is that the playback doesn't always play back articulations, slurs and ties the way that they should be. The main reason I use Noteflight is to test out rhythms and music, and to put in slurs and ties, accents and the like to see what they would sound like at performance level. However, the playback usually ignores slurs and ties and re-articulates the notes even when they are meant to be connected.

I also don't like how hard it is to switch from writing notes to writing rests, but that may just be because I am using a mouse and keyboard rather than Midi input.

I do also wish that the playback was of a higher audio quality with realistic sounding instruments.

Overall: My overall opinion of this software is very positive. I like being able to access my scores from anywhere with an internet connection, so work and listen on the go.

Capterra loader

Used to compose music for AP Music Theory class.

Jul 17, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: I like how easy it is to format the music because it's all automatic, as well as the fact that it loads very quickly on all computers. Additionally, the ability to play back the music you compose makes it infinitely easier to understand what you're writing (albeit the MIDI playback isn't as quality as having actual players).

Cons: Sometimes it's hard to navigate the software because there are so many different functions. Also, if I remember correctly you can only have 10 scores saved, and you have to start deleting them if you want to do more, which is frustrating because sometimes you have many projects that you start and plan on finishing but can't.

Vendor Response

by Noteflight on July 18, 2018

Hi Adelyn, Thanks so much for reviewing Noteflight! We really happy that you enjoy creating music using our site! Just a head's up that if you need to create more than 10 scores, you can always upgrade from your free Noteflight Basic account to Noteflight Premium for just $49/year, which allows you to have unlimited scores, the ability to record live music right in your score, create groups in our community and more! Find out more here: https://www.noteflight.com/premium. Thanks again for the review!

When it comes to "freemium" music notation software, NoteFlight soars above and beyond expectations.

Mar 19, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: -It's in-browser software that is compatible with Mac, PC, and tablets.

-Cloud storage allows you to create sheet music anywhere you have a device and an internet connection.

-Jam-packed with features that are accessible through a customizable toolbar, allowing you to only see features you need and not be overwhelmed by too many bells and whistles.

-Ability to seamlessly export files in a variety of types, such as PDF and MIDI.

-The free version of the software allows you access to features that most other free notation software doesn't, such as customizable text and extended musical markings.

Cons: -It's very powerful for in-browser software, resulting in occasional slowdowns and hiccups, with rare complete crashes.

-Some features are hidden behind keyboard commands only, and can be difficult to discover without research on your part.

-AutoSave feature doesn't always back up saves. This, paired with rare crashes, means there is always a small risk of loosing work.

Overall: Simple music notation, wherever I may be.

Great for students!

Nov 02, 2018
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: I have the edu plan that integrates with MusicFirst and I love the way students can share their scores with me and I can help them edit the scores. The export features are great (it can even export directly to Soundtrap)! A feature I just recently discovered is the ability to use different colors. As a teacher this is great to mark different sections very clearly in a score for young students.

Cons: Many of the features are rather difficult to find and the software does have a bit of a learning curve. Also, I would really like an automatic numbering feature for verses of lyrics.

Simple Enough Notation App for Nonprofessionals

Dec 11, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Up and running immediately online with no app to download. I was able to create a very simple piano exercise and print it out in about an hour.

Cons: I would like to be able to add piano fingerings correctly. As of now, I have a lot of trouble doing so.

Overall: As a piano teacher, I often want to give a student a specific type of scale exercise, or even notate their compositions. With persistence, I've been able to do those tasks, and even notate a couple of short compositions of my own. The longer I use it, the more efficient I get.

While I have not tried inputting a score from a recording, the option is there. I continue notating one note at a time, using copy and paste to speed up my work.

I have used NoteFlight for four years and I am satisfied enough to continue. I don't want to invest hours of time learning a more complex software when I can do what I need with NoteFlight.

Works in a Pinch

Nov 21, 2018
4/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I can compose multiple tracks and use them for classroom performance.

Cons: It is difficult to compose. There are not many instrument choices and the playback doesn't always match what's written.

Overall: I use this when I'm in a pinch. My school doesn't have composition software, so this gets the job done. It allows me to create simple compositions for students to play, but I am limited with what I can do. The free version only gives you 10 composition spots.

is a fun a new experience in music learning

Jun 11, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: is an easy and intuitive software to use, which allows you to create and edit your own files, as well as share them with other users.

Cons: it's all in English, which if you occupy it somewhere where you do not speak English, it can be somewhat difficult for students to use

Overall: allows to make classes more entertaining and educational, giving students the opportunity to create some small musical scores and see how their work can be appreciated by other members of the same educational unit as the web community

Capterra loader

Noteflight Review

Aug 06, 2018
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: I liked being able to easily transpose music, and it was also helpful that there would be MIDI playback of each note when I inputted it in the music.

Cons: The functions were all icons that needed to be learned and it wasn't very easy for a beginner to understand it.

Love Noteflight

Dec 11, 2018
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: This product is free and easy to use once you get the hang of it!

Cons: The learning curve is very steep and it can be frustrating to navigate at the start

Noteflight Review

Nov 29, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: Noteflight allowed us to make a class in college, where we could share compositions with others

Cons: The software has an incredibly steep learning curve.

Amazing software!

Oct 12, 2016
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: I love that I can compose online and easily share! The editor is very intuitive and the user guide made it easy to learn how to use.