The Soundslice Blog

New animated guitar fretboard

Posted by Adrian Holovaty on October 2, 2014

We’ve just launched an awesome new feature for guitarists, bassists, mandolinists and players of any other string instruments: an animated fretboard display.

You’ll now see a "Fretboard" button at the bottom of any Soundslice score that has at least one tablature part. Click that button, and you’ll see a guitar fretboard at the bottom of the interface.

Screenshot of interface with fretboard

The fretboard highlights the currently playing notes, along with all of the notes in the currently playing measure. This is great for getting a visual sense of how to play a given passage.

Here’s an especially nice feature: if you drag across the notation to make a loopable selection, the fretboard will change in real time to show you all the notes used within the selection. It’s super useful for seeing how a lick is laid out on the instrument.

Here’s a video of me demonstrating the feature:

The fretboard is available now on all Pitch Perfect transcriptions and for all of our partners. You can play around with it on our 100 Riffs tab. Enjoy!