I sent these features request to the developer in the contact form but decided to share here, let’s see what you guys think:
-There should be the option to hide/show annotations.
-There should be the option of “annotation layers” such as “performance notes” and “practice notes” for example, or simply layer 1, 2, 3, 4 (...) with an “add annotation layer” buttom. Possibly even the option to “rename annotation layer” and create personal templates. Sometimes you want to take note of what your teacher told you to do in a phrase, or the tempo you are practicing some measures, but you don’t need to see that when you are actually playing the piece. The other way around is valid as well: when you want to read the notes you took during a class, maybe you don’t want to see your fingerings...
-Create a set list but being able to add only some pages of a book. For example: right now if I create a setlist and include a book with “12 etudes”, but in that setlist I only need etudes number 2 an 7, I could possibly go to page>ordering>change page ordering> delete all the other 20 pages I don’t want one by one. The BIG problem is that it erases those pages from the original file as well. And honestly it is simpler to just add the ones I want... Often when I play recitals I will only play some of the movements of a piece, and this software lacks this feature!
-One workaround (but doesn’t solve all problems) is to duplicate the file, delete undesired pages. But the annotations on a duplicated file can’t be editted! I either copy it with no annotations, or they will be there for good.
-Further on the feature above: it should give you the option to “add notes taken on this setlist to the original file” and “notes taken on this setlist don’t change the original file”. Or even “notes taken on this page/file will/won’t affect the original file” (so each piece can have a different behavior within the same setlist. For example, you may play the same piece with more than one group/orchestra, and in each group the interpretation differs. In that case I wouldn’t want my editions to show up in the original file! But that doesn’t mean I don’t want to be able to see the notes I have taken on the original file in the past, such as fingerings. This would be equivalent (with paper) of 1)using the same score for different orchestras, 2)using a copy of the score (with all annotations) from one orchestra to the other or 3) using the same edition of a score for both orchestras but each one having it’s own annotations over the blank edition. The option I mentioned above “add notes taken on this setlist to the original file” and “notes taken on this setlist don’t change the original file” would be the equivalent of copying a whole concert folder, or copying all the bowings made by the section leader to the other desks - but still allowing other musicians to make changes of their own...
-The “mail/print” option is too hidden! I have to go “catalogue>selectpiece>info>”mail/print”. That buttom should be in the top menu when you touch in the middle of the score! Plus it would be more intuitive if it was just an icon like the one from iOS (square with an arrow pointing up), so when you click that it should prompt with THREE options: 1) Pdf file only 2) pdf with editable writings (piascore format) 3) pdf with writings (non-editable).
-Option of adding an audio annotation! This would make your app a whole lot more valuable, so a student can quickly add a reminder of what a techer is saying during a class, or specifically record a couple measures that he is practicing to hear how it is sounding, or whatever. These could be a “play” icon floating on the score (and on the practice layer, of course!).
-by the way, the recording funcion doesn’t work well at all. The audio level is too low, I can’t choose at which point in the audio I’ll start listening, I can’t rename audio files (ex. “first day of practice” or “second theme with rubato” or whatever).
-please add a cloud storage option, such as sync to icloud or google drive.
so... are those reasonable requests?
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