Here’s how to add and remove clefs using the Soundslice editor.
Setting an initial clef
When you add a track, you can specify the track’s initial clef in the “Add track” screen.
Changing a clef at a barline
The easiest way to change a clef is to click the time signature directly in your notation.
This will bring up the “Set clef” screen. Just click one of the clefs to make the change:
If, however, you want to change the clef for a bar in the middle of a system (where there’s no existing clef to click), select any of the notes or rests in that bar, then:
- Click the clef icon in the editor sidebar’s “Bar” panel .
- Or: Search the editor for “Change clef.”
Adding an inner-bar clef change
To change the clef in the middle of a bar — as is common within piano music, follow these steps:
- Select the first note that would be affected by the clef change.
- Click the clef icon in the editor sidebar’s “Bar” panel , or search the editor for “Change clef.”
- You’ll see the “Set clef” screen. Choose your clef.
Removing an inner-bar clef change
If you no longer want an inner-bar clef change:
- Click the clef (the one that starts the inner-bar clef change).
- You’ll see the “Edit clef” screen. Choose the clef active at the start of the bar.
- Our system will work out that the clef change is no longer necessary, so it will automatically be removed.
If I change the clef for existing music, do I need to change my notes in any way?
No. Soundslice will automatically recalculate the notes’ staff lines according to their pitches and the new clef.
Do I need to worry about adding cautionary clefs at the end of a system?
No! Soundslice will add these automatically, depending on how your notation is layed out on a particular device.
What about percussion clefs?
Percussion clefs are special, just like percussionists themselves are special. You can’t change an existing non-percussion track to use a percussion clef. When you create a track that’s a percussion track, or import music that uses percussion, we’ll use a percussion clef automatically.