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New notation feature: Small noteheads

Posted by Adrian Holovaty on February 6, 2018

For those of you creating slices, we’ve added support for small (cue-sized) noteheads.

Screenshot of notation

Some people like to use these to specify notes are optional — for example, optional harmonies.

You have two ways to use small noteheads in your slices. First, using our notation editor, select a note or notes, then click the “Small notehead” icon.

Screenshot of UI

Second, for those of you notating in other programs and importing MusicXML into Soundslice, you’ll be happy to know that our MusicXML importer now detects small noteheads and does the right thing.