A while back I was alerted to the Noteflight website. Self-described as “Music notation for a connected world,” Noteflight provides an attractive alternative to traditional notation software. It is extremely intuitive and files can be easily shared with the click of a button. I think this provides a lot of possibilities for teachers, composers, bloggers, and students. For example, I can embed a score I’ve created right into this post for you to view, play, and print:
(Plus, I just discovered that if I make changes to the original score, it is automatically reflected in the embedded file!) I’m having fun experimenting with the possibilities and look forward to utilizing this resource more in the future. There’s also quite a collection of shared notation files from other users, but a limited search function makes it pretty difficult to find the useful or relevant files.
If you have any ideas for how you can utilize this site with students, please feel free to share!