Soundslice is the most advanced music education software on the web. If you run a site that displays music notation and/or tablature, we’d love for you to use our technology. Email Adrian at email@example.com.
The Soundslice player lets people view high-quality music notation and tablature, right on your web site, while listening to perfectly synced audio/video. It lets people slow down the audio, loop sections, transpose notation and even hear multiple performances of the same music. Everything is intuitive, seamlessly integrated and beautifully designed.
As a partner site, you embed Soundslice in your site using an
<iframe> — the same technology used to embed YouTube videos. This approach has many advantages, including:
Our backend is hosted on Amazon Web Services with redundant servers and a highly scalable infrastructure.
Soundslice pioneered the concept of “responsive” notation — music that wraps to fit your screen. Unlike in a PDF, Soundslice’s zooming features are notation-aware. That means, if you make the score bigger or smaller, we’ll intelligently fit just the right amount of music on each stave, re-rendering on the fly. This is possible because our music-engraving engine is tailor-made and runs entirely in your web browser.
From a partner’s perspective, this is great because it means our notation can work with whatever dimensions you want it to fit into. Want to show only a few measures at a time? No problem. Want to make Soundslice stretch across the entire browser window? That’s fine, too.
Music engraving — the art of positioning and drawing music notation — is a key piece of Soundslice’s technology. We’ve spent countless hours researching traditional practices, reading books and academic papers, and examining historical sheet music to help craft our own automated music engraving engine.
We’re proud of our engraving standards and are constantly working to improve the renderer to handle the thousands of special cases of music notation. Here’s a list of what our player can handle:
Note this is an incomplete list; if you have specific questions, please feel free to email us!
Our partners get a private area of soundslice.com where they manage notation, audio and video files. To create a Soundslice score, you upload existing notation in one of our supported formats (MusicXML, Guitar Pro and PowerTab — please feel free to request other formats). We instantly give you the embed code for the notation in our player.
Then, optionally, you can create one or more “audio sources” — real recordings that are synced with the notation. For each audio source, you provide syncpoints between audio and notation by using our slick, web-based syncing interface. Just tap on the keyboard on the “one” of each measure, and we automatically figure out the rest.
You can add, change and delete scores and recordings at your own pace, any time, using our system.
If you’d like to test this for free, sign up for our Soundslice For Teachers 15-day free trial. Soundslice For Teachers accounts and Soundslice licensing accounts have exactly the same functionality. The only difference is: teacher accounts may embed scores only on non-profit sites. If you want to embed on a commercial site, that requires a licensing agreement.
We’re proud to power the interactive notation for these great sites:
Beyond the amazing technology, here are a few business reasons why you should work with Soundslice:
Sound interesting? Email Adrian at firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us how you’d like to work together.