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Implement QWERTY (abcdefg) Note input (like Sibelius and Finale have)

+14 votes
asked Sep 30, 2016 in Notion Feature Requests by jamesclark12 (420 points)
Title says it all. When using Sibelius (since V2) and Finale (since 2004) for me, I've been inputing notes via left hand on the keyboard, right hand on the num pad, right hand selecting note value (quarter/eighth/etc) and left hand can hit abcdefg and [SPACE] for slur extensions, tie extensions, etc.

This is the main feature that holds me back from using Notion full time. I still have Sibelius open every day due to this lack of input. I know the default uses keys around here for note values, but since the option is there to use Sibelius layout (keypad) anyway, why not have the option to override and allow note input via qwerty in addition to midi?

It's advertised as an "on the go" option for laptops and such, but who uses a mouse cursor for note input? I can't imagine how long that would take!

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+5 votes
answered Oct 6, 2016 by mattcaprio (147,560 points)
selected Dec 11, 2016 by ghasenbeck
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+2 votes
answered Feb 21, 2017 by ChrisS23 (13,770 points)
This is now implemented as from Notion 6.1
Choose QWERTY in Preferences>Step Time - and also see Help>Shortcuts to see which keys do what

0 votes
answered Jun 14, 2017 by Rudi_UK (760 points)

Good show guys - relally appreciated as it is such a time saver! smiley