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Trumpet and horn in F fingering

Brass fingering is a visual guide for placing one's fingers on the instrument valves to generate the different notes. This type of notation makes it easier to read and teach scores for brass instruments.

Making your lives easier is why we're happy to announce this new feature for trumpet and horn in F in Flat. To enable brass fingering, just go to your Instruments settings:

Enable brass fingering in Flat

Below you can find a step-by-step tutorial on how to use this feature in our platform:

Brass fingerings: Automatically generated fingerings for trumpets - Flat
Flat allows you to generate valve number notation for trumpets. When enabled, these are automatically updated as you edit the score. . Flat Help Center

Trumpet fingering

To dig deeper on how to interpret and use trumpet fingering, we have a great resource for you πŸ‘‡πŸΌ

Trumpet Fingering: Charts and Tips for Learning
Get the must-have chart for trumpet fingering and valuable tips for learning and teaching this amazing instrument.

Horn in F fingering

If you are interested in learning more about how the different notes are produced in the horn in F and get some great horn in F fingering charts, this is the article for you πŸ‘‡πŸΌ

Horn in F Fingering
Get the must-have chart for horn in F fingering and valuable tips for learning and teaching this amazing instrument.

Roman numerals text input

In a nutshell, Roman numerals is a notation system that gives you all the details about the chords in a musical piece, covering their characteristics, inversions, and connections with other chords and the song's key.

To master this topic, we've crafted this guide for you:

A Comprehensive Guide to Understanding Roman Numerals in Music
Discover what Roman numerals are in music, why we use them, how to interpret them, and download an easy-to-understand chart to master this topic.

The option to add Roman numerals into your scores in Flat has been available for a while now.

πŸ’‘Below you can find a step-by-step tutorial on how to use this feature πŸ‘‡πŸΌ

Help - Music notation software
Select the position you want to bind with a chord, click on the Roman Numeral button, and just type it.. Flat Help Center

The fresh news this month is that we've added a new text-based way of inputting Roman numerals to facilitate faster workflows.

Inserting Roman numerals in Flat

The system now displays the Roman numerals it reads from your score to the left of the text input.

Displaying Roman numerals in Flat

Rests within beams

In music, beaming means grouping notes in a measure together using horizontal lines called beams.


✨ Beams replace the individual stems on each note, making the notation simpler and clearer to read.

If you want a simple guide on how and why we use beams in music notation, this is the article for you:

What is beaming in music?
Discover what beams are in music with this easy explanaition. Get tips for using this feature in our notation software, plus discover our latest enhancement: displaying rests inside beams.

This month, we've added the possibility of having rests within the beam connecting 8th notes.

Several rests inside a beam

You can enable this option in the beaming pattern tool, located in the note toolbar.

Display rests inside beams

New music fonts

Until recently, our choices for music fonts were limited to just two options: Bravura and Petaluma.


We've added many new music fonts to Flat, thanks to the SMuFL standard. You can now choose from a total of 11 fonts to use in your compositions, giving you a range of styles and looks for your music.

✨ We're excited to offer you a broader selection to enhance your creative experience on Flat.

As there are now a range of fonts to choose from, we've redesigned our font selection interface:

Choosing your music font in Flat

Android app

Flat is an excellent platform for hosting and sharing your music globally. By linking your social media profiles, you can bring your audience closer to your musical journey. This feature was initially available on the web platform and is now also accessible in the Android app, making it even more convenient for you to connect with your listeners across different devices.

By the way, if you want to learn how to make the most out of Flat to promote your music, check out this guide πŸ‘‡πŸΌ

A Composer’s Guide to Effective Music Marketing & Promotion
Learn how to effectively market and promote your music, and develop a strategy to boost your musical career.

Flat Community News

November challenge

For this challenge, we invited you to write a haiku and then compose a score that personifies your poem in Flat. The essence of a haiku lies in its ability to capture a moment, emotion, or scene in a concise and impactful way.

πŸ”₯ We'll announce the winner very soon, so stay tuned! Find out more here.

New articles

If you haven't read them yet:

✍🏽 Trumpet Fingering: Charts and Tips for Learning

✍🏽 A Comprehensive Guide to Understanding Roman Numerals in Music

✍🏽 What is beaming in music?

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