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Showing pitch names

Our “Show pitch names” feature automatically displays the pitch name of each note, directly next to the notehead. You can quickly toggle them on or off.

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This is handy for beginner students who are still learning to read music.

Curious to see how it works? Here’s an example you can play with.

Activating pitch names

To display pitch names, open the player’s settings menu and click the “Show pitch names” checkbox:

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If you don’t see this option, that means the slice owner hasn’t enabled the feature. (Slice owners, see here for how to enable the feature.)

In some cases, pitch names might already be visible when you first load a slice. That can happen if the slice’s creator decided to display the pitch names by default. If you don’t want to see them, you can toggle them off the same way you’d toggle them on.

Availability

You’ll only see the “Show pitch names” checkbox if the person who created the slice has opted into it.

Does this work with chords?

Yes indeed. In case of chords, we stack the pitch names on top of one another, so they remain easy to read.

Does this work with multi-voice music?

Yes indeed.

Is there a way to display other styles of pitch names, such as solfège (do, re, mi)?

Not at the moment, but we’re planning to add that feature in the future.