Soundslice Tutorial

Video Tutorial for Soundslice

In this Soundslice tutorial, I’ll go over different features in order of usefulness… I’m a big fan of Soundslice and I was glad to find it – and then discover that it is feature-rich and reliable on a variety of devices (mobile and desktop).  Soundslice supports adjustable bpm playback, transposition, looping and even customizable playback instruments!


Tempo & Looping

I write a lot of guitar and bass tabs for my private students.  When I send a student their assignments (usually via email), I recommend they practice the tabs on repetition with a metronome.  This is a great way to develop new skills on any instrument and tabs make it easier to convey performances to students who don’t read classical notation.

Then, I discovered which allows students to practice EXACTLY the way I’ve always recommended – using a metronome, repeating with incrementally faster tempos (bpm).  With Soundslice’s looping feature, students can target difficult passages more easily, too!  But, I wish I’d had a good Soundslice tutorial to help me get started.  So…

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Transposing & Count-Ins

Let’s continue this Soundslice tutorial by looking beyond the most obvious features (that I described in the first video, above). Since has many additional features loaded into the “Settings” panel, let’s start there.  This panel is accessible from the “cog” icon in the lower right-hand corner and offers up a variety of awesome capabilities including:

  • Transpose
  • Zoom
  • Count-In
  • Full Screen
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Realtime Playback Animation

Soundslice has realtime fretboard and keyboard animations that will visually represent the frets/keys to play as you follow the tab or notation.  This feature is reliable on mobile devices as well as desktop browsers and can be a big help to beginners.  There’s also the ability to open a track mixer and set volume levels for each instrument (Yes, Soundslice supports multiple tracks!) as well as your metronome volume.  Students can also customize different instruments for playback and left handed players can switch the orientation of the fretboard animations.

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