Automatic modes for Notes Heads

Flat provides different modes for the notes heads: you enable a mode and we automatically apply the set of rules to your complete sheet music. Modes currently include automatic colors (Boomwhackers color scheme) and shapes (Notes names, Shape Notes - Aiken).

Summary

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Boomwhacker mode Document > Layout settings > Notes heads Layout
Notes names mode Document > Layout settings > Notes heads Layout
Solfege (with ti) mode Document > Layout settings > Notes heads Layout
Solfege (with si) mode Document > Layout settings > Notes heads Layout
Shape Notes (Aiken) mode Document > Layout settings > Notes heads Layout

How to use these automatic modes?

To enable one or multiple modes, click on the Layout Settings icon in the document toolbar, open the Notes heads settings and choose the modes that you want to use.

Use notes heads modes

Examples

Here are some examples of the automatic modes applied to a scale:

Color: Boomwhackers

Boomwhackers

Shape: Notes names

Notes names in the notes heads

Shape: Solfege with Ti

Solfege with ti in the notes heads

Shape: Solfege with Si

Solfege with ti in the notes heads

Shape: Aiken

Shape note

Do type

You can choose wether to use movable do or fixed do.

Fixed Do

With the fixed do, the color/shape used with a note will only depends on its pitch. A G will always be displayed with a So in Fixed do.

Fixed do

Movable Do

With the movable do, the color/shape used with a note will depends on the pitch and the key signature’s tonic. A G with a G major key signature will be displayed with a Do in movable do.

Movable do

Combined modes

Pro Tip: You can combine a color mode and a shape mode, for example, the notes names and the Boomwhackers colors:

Combined modes

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