Here’s how to notate harmonics using the Soundslice editor.
Soundslice supports harmonics in both normal and tablature instruments.
Setting a harmonic
- Select a note. (It doesn’t matter if you select it within the tablature staff or the standard-notation staff.)
- Click the “Toggle natural harmonic” icon in the editor sidebar’s “Tablature” menu , or search the editor for “Toggle natural harmonic.” Or use a keyboard shortcut.
Removing a natural harmonic
- Select the note that has the natural harmonic. (It doesn’t matter if you select it within the tablature staff or the standard-notation staff.)
- You’ll see the natural harmonic icon in the current notations panel. Click that icon to remove the natural harmonic marking.
How a harmonic affects notation and playback
In a tablature instrument: If you add a natural harmonic to a note, then its written and sounded pitches will both be altered according to the fret/string and instrument tuning. (Our system knows how each possible natural harmonic affects each note on a fretboard.) Also, we will put angle brackets around the note in tablature, and the note in standard notation will use a diamond notehead:
In a non-tablature instrument: If you add a natural harmonic to a note, we only change its notehead.
Artificial harmonics in tablature
At the moment, our editor only supports natural harmonics — not artificial harmonics. Our rendering engine does support artificial harmonics, but the only way to create them is by importing a file that contains that notation. We plan to add native editor support for artificial harmonics soon.