Kodály notation

Flat allows you to display Kodály notation, that is generated directly from the content of your score.

Enabling Kodály notation

To enable Kodály notation, you need to open the instrument settings. You can do so by clicking on the instrument button on the left on the toolbar, then click on “Manage instruments”. You can also click on the instrument name on the score.

Opening Instrument Settings

Instrument Settings

From there, you can configurate the Kodály notation:

Kodaly Settings

Display type

You can either choose to display notes as letters (do re mi fa so la ti), or as hand signs.

Letters Hand Signs

Do type

You can either choose to use a Fixed Do or a Movable Do. If you use a Fixed Do, the solfege notation will match the actual pitches that are sung. A “C” will be called a “Do”. If you use a Movable Do, the solfege notation will depend on the key. The tonic will be called a “Do”. For instance, if you are singing in “G”, the “G” will be called a “Do”, and The “A” will be called a “Re”.

The source singing pitch is the “original” pitch of the song. The recommended singing pitch is the pitch that will be used for students to sing the song.

The Kodály notation is automatically transposed based on the source and recommended singing pitch if you use a Fixed Do.
On this example, the source singing pitch is “C”, and the recommended singing pitch is “G”: Transposed Kodály


When you print the score, you will probably want to get rid of the normal staff, to only keep the Kodály notation. To do so, just tick the “Only print Kodály” checkbox.

Transposed Kodály

Here is the result, with only the Kodály notation:

Kodály only

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