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I have great news for our fellow music teachers. We just introduced the Kodály notation in Flat.
Let's take this classic french song, "Au clair de la lune".
Let's open the instruments settings.
On the bottom, you can see on the entry for Kodály notation. If you open it, it looks like this:
You can either choose to display notes as letters (do re mi fa so la ti), or as hand signs.
You can also select the source singing pitch and the recommended singing pitch. The source singing pitch is the "original" pitch of the song. Here it is "C". The recommended singing pitch is the pitch you will use with your students to sing the song. For now, we will set it to the same value than the source pitch.
Here is the result:
You can see that the Kodály notation is displayed below the normal notation, in a fashion similar to the TAB staff for guitars. If you make changes on the normal staff, the changes will be immediately synchronized on the Kodály staff.
On the top left, you can see the source and the recommended singing pitches.
On the top right, there is the list of pitches in the song, with the last note of the song being inside the parenthesis. This list is refreshed when you save the score and refresh the page.
Recommended Singing Pitch
Now let's change the recommended singing pitch to "G".
Here is the result:
You can see that the transposition is automatically performed for the Kodály notation.
And here is how it looks like if we use the hand-sign notation:
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.
And here you go:
I hope this new notation will help you create awesome pedagogical content! If you have any feedback regarding this new feature, please drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cyril & The Flat Team