Wrong Notes Given in the Key Signature

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Reflow for the new iPad.

How comes if I'm composing in the key of D that the C# and the F# notes are "heard" and "read" as C natural and F natural? It keeps thinking that I'm composing in the key of C no matter what key I use (be it flats or sharps) to compose in. Why is this happening? I've tried everything to solve the problem but, no luck. It was working fine when I first downloaded the program about a day ago.

Here is what I did:
1. Created a new file by pressing the "+" sign.
2. Chose the guitar as my instrument and named the file "Guitar Song".
3. Double tapped the stave and tapped on "Key Signature" and then tapped on "D major".
4. On the bottom right menu where there is the choice for note values I tapped the "quarter note" icon to imput a note on the staff to the tone of C#.
5. Now the note, instead of automatically becoming a C# due the fact that it is in the key of D Maj, instead becomes a naturalized C, as like the C in C Maj. The same happens when I imput values for F. Also, this same problem can be reproduced with every key signature that I try.

Any help or resolutions would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
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Jacob Hall

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Hi,

First of all, thanks for your report.

The problem is the way Relfow handles keys at the moment. It tries to keep notes sounding the same whatever key you use. We will be adding some tools to help you transpose a song written in a key to another particular key so you don't need to bother with flats and sharps.

Concerning the quarter note button on the Reflow iPad keyboard, you're right, there is a problem with it. It should insert the note in the key you are working, without considering sharps and flats of the key. This will be fixed as soon as possible!

Hope this helps,

Regards
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Thank you for taking the time to assess my situation. I'll be looking forward for an update in the future. I wish you the best of success!
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Sorry for my english i m french! I want to write a score in the key of Gb so with 6 flats but it s impossible to put the note G ! Reflow put F# ! How can I do ? Thank you.
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It's weird that it's not using flats since you are composing in the key of Gb. Since composing in a flat signature should never produce a sharp it should have not displayed F# but instead Gb. The only way to get a G note in the key of Gb is to:

1. Line up the cursor with the ledger line or space where you want to put the G note.
2. Instead of pressing the "quarter" note symbol to insert a note use the "natural" symbol to insert a note.

This should naturalize Gb to G. At least in theory. It seems that no matter what key I compose in every note acts as though I'm always composing in the key of C Maj. You're lucky yours is at least working correctly.
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Éric

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Thank you Jacob for you answer but it doesn t work ! If i use thé key of Gb Reflow put g natural even if I don t use the quarter button.
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@Eric, are you working with Tablature or Standard Notation ?
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Éric

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Hello Sebastien I work with standard notation without tablature