Creating and managing practice lists
Practice lists let you organize slices for quick and easy access. Got a daily warmup routine? Keeping a to-do list of licks you’re trying to memorize? Want to track your repertoire so you remember to freshen it up regularly? Practice lists are designed for all of these situations and more.
Only customers in a paid plan can create practice lists. But every Soundslice user gets a free practice list called “Bookmarks,” whether you pay us or not.
Creating practice lists
To create a practice list, log into your Soundslice account and go to your practice homepage, which you can access by clicking Practice in the left navigation:
From here, click the “New practice list” button. You’ll see a page like this:
Enter a name, click “Create practice list” and you’re done.
Adding slices to a practice list
You can add a slice to a practice list in a few different ways:
- From your practice homepage, find the practice list and click “Add slices.” You’ll be able to select from all the slices you’ve created.
- From the practice list’s individual page, click “Add slices.” You’ll be able to select from all the slices you’ve created.
- From a slice page, click “Practice lists” at the top of the page, then click the icon next to the practice list you’d like to add it to:
Note: This last method works for any slice you can access and isn’t limited to slices you’ve created yourself. That includes slices from the community, slices that have been shared privately with you and slices in courses you’ve purchased — all are eligible for use in your practice lists. Nice!
Changing slice order
In a practice list, you can reorder the slices however you see fit. The main benefit of reordering your slices is that it gives you control over the “previous” and “next” links when viewing a slice in the list.
To reorder the slices in a practice list, go to your practice homepage, find the specific practice list and click “Edit” to the right of its title. On the next page, click and drag the left edge of any slice up and down.
Note: Whenever you add a slice to practice list, it will be added to the end of the list by default.
You can rename any slice in a practice list, to make it easier for you to find and understand.
This is especially useful if the slice was created by somebody else. For example, perhaps you purchased a course from our store but the course’s slices use names like “Part 4(b)” that don’t make sense in other contexts.
To rename a slice in a practice list, edit the practice list and click “Rename” next to the slice in the list:
This renaming will only apply in the context of this practice list, and the new name remains private to you.
To reset the name to its original slice name, click “Rename” and delete the custom name you’d entered.
Types of practice lists
Our practice lists system is deliberately open-ended. To inspire you, here are some ideas on how you can use it:
- Warm-up exercises
- My daily routine
- Pieces I want to learn
- Pieces I’m working on
- Pieces I’ve mastered (but should freshen up from time to time)
- My guitar repertoire vs. my piano repertoire
- July 9 gig setlist
Is there a limit on how many practice lists I can create?
No, you’re limited only by your imagination.
What happens if I create a practice list, then downgrade to the free plan?
Your practice list and all practice history will remain viewable to you — but the practice list will be in a read-only state. This means you won’t be able to rename the practice list, add slices to it, remove slices from it, reorder slices, etc.
What happens if I add somebody else’s community post to a practice list, then that person unpublishes the slice?
You won’t be able to access the slice anymore, but your practice history will remain.
If I add somebody else’s slice to one of my practice lists, will the slice’s owner find out?
No — practice lists are private. Nobody can access your practice lists.