Looping music is one of the best ways to practice. Get your instrument (or voice), loop a recording of your teacher (or favorite artist) and play along, trying to match their pitches, tone and timing.
On your computer, just click and drag anywhere to create a loop. Press play, and let the good times roll. (And roll, and roll…)
As you drag across the notes, we’ll automatically “snap” to notes, rests and barlines — making your loop nice and tight. And we’ll fade out the rest of the notation, letting you focus on the specific section.
Adjust an existing loop by clicking and dragging either its left or right edge.
To clear a loop, just click or tap anywhere in the notation.
Looping on mobile devices
To create a loop on a smartphone or tablet, first tap the “Loop” icon in the control bar. This will create a loop in whatever measure the playhead is currently in. From there, you can adjust the starting and ending points by tapping and dragging.
Play a looped area just once
If you’d like a selected passage to play only one time through, check this box in the “Play options” area of the player’s settings:
This might seem counterintuitive — to play a loop once — but it can be a powerful way to practice. At your own speed, you can start the same passage over and over without having to seek to the start of it each time.
How precise is the looping?
Loop precision depends on the type of audio that’s synced with the slice. Here are the various cases:
|Slice audio||Looping behavior|
|Audio-only (with “enhanced slowdown”)||Loops are perfect, to the level of audio sample, and will sound identical each time through.|
|Audio-only (without “enhanced slowdown”)||Loops are nearly perfect; their duration may differ by a few milliseconds each time.|
|Video||Slight delay between each loop iteration, depending on video quality and length of loop.|
|Synthetic||Loops are nearly perfect; their duration may differ by a few milliseconds each time.|
If you’re creating slices and want to enable the most precise loops possible, use an MP3 as opposed to a video. Or, hey, why not do both — offer a video and an MP3, and let people switch between them.