I so agree with Paul, another user who is irritated with ScoreCloud not displaying accidentals which are repeated at another octave within a bar, whether in the same chord or in a following beat. It's just plain wrong to assume that a C sharp played at one octave doesn't need an accidental later on in the bar when played at a different octave. Accidentals only refer to the line or space they first occupy until the following bar-line is crossed: just look at any reputable music publisher's output to check that. Moving up or down or beyond the bar-line means they have to be re-entered. This is what I teach my school class - how can I use ScoreCloud with them when the application itself doesn't obey the rules?
At the moment I'm notating some singing warm-ups which repeat a semitone higher every four bars. This puts me in need of lots of accidentals and I'm getting sick and tired of putting in all these extra accidentals that ScoreCloud won't display.
Of course, I'd be in a better frame of mind if I could work out how to transpose just four bars to a new key without the entire score going up with them. But there just doesn't seem to be a way of doing that.
Equally incorrect is the latest habit of making the last bar a full bar when there is an anacrusis. The anacrusis and the last bar are supposed to fit together to make a full bar so that when you repeat it they join without the need to cancel any extra beats. However all the notation programmes seem to have got very lazy over this one for some reason and I can't find a single one that will allow me to select that as the default behaviour.
But maybe I'm wasting my precious Easter break even trying this because I can't get ScoreCloud to save anything at all at the moment - I just keep getting error messages. I've tried copying and pasting into a new document with no joy. My scores have been open for several hours now. I won't be able to shut down my computer and I'm even nervous of putting it to sleep!
Time to learn how to use Sibelius or go back to my old faithful Finale, perhaps. At least in those applications the songs I have managed to save in previous sessions don't go red in the sidebar, as they do in ScoreCloud, typically the one at the top of the list, and refuse to open.
And being able to save to a hard drive would be helpful in adopting it as a middle school programme because it's always awkward persuading kids to open up a new personal web account. I'm not sure I'm really allowed to guide them through that at all because they are putting their personal details out there.
ScoreCloud is a brilliant programme, oozing potential. For a while I would use it when in a hurry even though my school wants me to use Sibelius because it was simply quicker for something straightforward; but I don't have enough time to waste on incorrect and malfunctioning things like this.
Any solutions out there? I so want to be thrilled with the application again!