Soundslice makes beautiful, web-based music-learning software. Our goal is to be the best way to learn any piece of music.
Soundslice was created by two people, Adrian Holovaty and PJ Macklin, to solve a major pain point in their lives as musicians: the process of learning a piece of music is way too inefficient.
Like many amateurs, we don’t read sheet music well and rely on a combination of reading music/tablature, listening to recordings and watching videos when we learn a new piece. We wanted something that put all of that in one place, synced together, so we could hear the music while we viewed the corresponding notation. We also wanted to be able to hone in on particular parts of a piece — allowing us to loop and slow down specific parts. Hence, Soundslice was born.
We believe music can never be perfectly described in ink or pixels. Music is best learned by listening, not just by reading about it. That philosophy guided our creation of the Soundslice player — a hybrid audio player / notation viewer that syncs notation with real audio. With it, you can hear exactly how the music should sound as you see the exact notation that needs to be played. People all around the world love it.
Soundslice has three main parts:
The common thread is our state-of-the-art music player. Read about it here.
We also have some free stuff, like Soundslice Licks, where we post fully transcribed snippets of music, synced with performance videos, every day.
We’re incorporated in Chicago, Illinois, USA, as Soundslice LLC.
If you’d like to partner with us, please get in touch!
Adrian Holovaty runs Soundslice. He builds the technology, works with partners and directs product/business strategy.
PJ Macklin is our designer. He’s responsible for how our product looks, feels and works.
Thanks for checking us out, and please drop us a line if you have any questions, ideas or comments. We would love to hear from you!
The Soundslice team