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WHAT IS NOTEFLIGHT?
Noteflight is an online music composition tool. It allows you to write, listen to, save, and print original musical scores. Other such programs cost hundreds of dollars, but noteflight consists of many of the same features for free. In noteflight, you can choose from 19 different instruments to write for, save up to ten scores, and share your scores with other users.

HOW CAN I USE IT?
This is a great tool for integrating technology into music composition lessons. Noteflight can be used for something as simple as creating a rhythmic ostinato, or as complex as composing a woodwind quartet. It gives students a chance to see what it is like to be a modern-day composer, creating music on a computer rather than with pencil and paper. It also allows students to hear what they are creating in real time, which will in turn allow them to make immediate changes and corrections so that the final product is exactly what they want.

WHY I USE NOTEFLIGHT
I chose to share this tool because I love having students compose their own music, and they love it too. Often, students will write notes and rhythms and not understand exactly what it will sound like. Using a tool like noteflight, they think it, see it, and hear it all together. It truly makes their thoughts come alive. Using composition software requires installation onto multiple computers, which is very tedious. Because Noteflight is completely online, it saves time and file space. Each student can create their own free account, and their scores are saved to the noteflight servers rather than the school's computers.


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