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Sharing slices: A guide

Soundslice is the best way to learn from music notation and recordings, and we love to see people sharing their creations. In this guide, we’ve compiled some pointers (and requests) about how to best share slices with other musicians.

Publish to your channel

The easiest way to share slices is via your Soundslice channel. Think of it as a blog, YouTube channel or Instagram page — but specifically for your musical ideas. It’s public and totally free to use, both for people creating and consuming.

Every Soundslice account has its own channel. You can access it by clicking your user image at the upper right of any page, then clicking “Your channel.”

To publish a slice to your channel, open the slice and click “Share” at upper right, then select “Publish to channel.” You’ll be able to add a description and specify whether people can post comments or cover versions.

After you publish, anybody who follows you will get an email notifying them of your post. They’ll also see it in their own Soundslice timeline. And your slice will be visible on your channel and in our site’s search engine.

Everything you publish to your channel is public, so you can also copy the slice’s URL and send it to anybody directly (via email, text, social media, blog posts, etc.).

Share the URL privately

If you don’t want to post to your channel, you can share slices privately if you have a Plus plan.

To do this, open the slice and click “Share” at upper right, then select “Share link.” Choose “Enable sharing of this link,” and your slice will be marked as shareable.

Once you’ve done that, you can simply copy and paste the slice’s URL and send it to whomever you’d like to send it to. They won’t need a Soundslice account to be able to access it. The slice will not appear on your channel or in search results — unless, of course, you’ve also posted it to your channel.

Share video screengrabs on social media

Though video screengrabs aren’t the best way to learn, they can be a fun way to put your slices “out there” on social media. Video snippets and images of slices can be entertaining, and if you’re a teacher looking for students, they can be a nice way to market yourself.

For example, our official Soundslice Instagram account frequently posts videos of featured slices.

We don’t have a built-in way to export slices as videos; you’ll need to use separate screencapturing software to do this.

A tip: if you post a screenshot or a video screengrab of a slice to social media, include a link to the slice itself somewhere near the post (e.g., YouTube description, Instagram bio, etc.). Otherwise people might not realize there’s a fully featured learning experience for them to use.

Since we work hard on the technology and are mindful about piracy, we have some nitpicky rules about this method: