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Key signatures

Here’s how to edit key signatures using the Soundslice editor.

Choosing the bar

The easiest way to change a key signature is to click the key signature directly in your notation.

If, however, the key signature is C (in which case there’s no key signature to click!) or you want to change the key signature for a bar in the middle of a system (where there’s no existing time signature to click), then here’s how to do that. Select any of the notes or rests in that bar, then:

  • Click the key signature icon in the editor sidebar’s “Bar” panel .
  • Or: Search the editor for “Change key signature.”

Setting the key signature

Once you’ve done the above, this will open the key signature screen:


Here, you can choose the new time signature. You can also specify whether it should apply only to the current bar vs. all subsequent bars.

Key signatures for transposing instruments

If you edit a key signature for a transposing instrument, your options will be with respect to the instrument transposition.

For all other (non-transposing) instruments, the key signature options will be in concert pitch.

What happens to note spellings if I change a key signature?

We’ll automatically respell all notes within the bar(s) whose key signatures changed.

Does Soundslice support non-standard key signatures? Like, if I want to put accidentals on staff lines however I wish?

No. We only support conventional key signatures for the time being, you wild innovator, you.

Why is there no option for an A# or D# key signature?

Those key signatures are mainly theoretical and difficult for musicians to read. Just use Bb or Eb.