About Soundslice

Soundslice makes beautiful, web-based music-learning software. Our goal is to be the best way to learn any piece of music.

The background/philosophy

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.

The products

Soundslice has three main parts:

  1. Soundslice Marketplace, where we sell video lessons and transcriptions.
  2. Soundslice For Teachers, where music teachers create interactive lessons to supplement in-person teaching.
  3. Soundslice licensing, where we license our technology to other companies.

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 guitar licks synced with performance videos, every day.

The business

Soundslice makes money in three ways: charging for Soundslice For Teachers memberships, taking a small cut of store sales and licensing our technology.

We’re incorporated in Chicago, Illinois, USA, as Soundslice LLC.

If you’d like to partner with us, please get in touch!

More information

Read our blog for product and company news. You might also be interested in our FAQ and Help section.

We post updates on Twitter and Facebook. We also have a YouTube channel. And we post guitar lick transcriptions on Instagram.

Thank you

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!

Happy practicing,
The Soundslice team
Chicago, USA