Using the visual trombone
Learning trombone with Soundslice? We offer a trombone visualization, showing you the slide position for each note. This visualization updates in real time as your music plays.
If you’ve ever used other trombone visualizations or diagrams, you’ll feel right at home here. The positions are labeled from left to right, and the thick yellow line in the middle represents the current slide position.
To turn on the trombone visualization, view a piece of music in Soundslice and click this icon in the controlbar:
If you don’t see this icon in the controlbar, this means the person who created the slice hasn’t opted into showing the trombone visualization. If they haven’t activated this in the slice, you won’t be able to use this feature. Here’s information on how to enable the trombone visualization in a slice you’ve created.
Support for the F attachment (trigger)
For notes that use the trigger, our visualization will light up the trigger mark at upper left. You can see this in the fourth note of the following example:
What do the 2V, 3V, 4V, 5V and 6V mean?
Those are the slide positions if the trigger is active. These positions are different than the standard (trigger-less) positions.
Some notes can be played in multiple positions. How does the visualization know which position to use?
This is specified by the person who created the slice. Our player has a default position for each note, and the slice creator can override this on a per-note basis. See here for more information.
Why don’t I see the trigger when I look at the visualization?
To keep the interface uncluttered, we only display the trigger if it’s used at least once in the particular music.