Soundslice.com to expand to sheet music (standard notation) in the coming months

Anyone interested in music should take notice of the up and coming website http://www.soundslice.com/ created by two guitar players from Chicago, Adrian Holvaty and PJ Maklin.

The best way to really get a feel for the magic that Adrian and PJ have created here is t to see it in action.  Take a look at this annotated version of the popular youtube video 100 Riffs (A Brief History of Rock N’ Roll).

The Soundslice manifesto illuminates their mission and their goals. 

  1. Sheet music/tablature on its own can only get you so far. The best way to learn music is to listen to the original recording.
  2. “Kids these days” look to YouTube videos to learn all sorts of stuff. Let’s take advantage of that.
  3. Once somebody transcribes a song, nobody should ever have to do that work again.
  4. “Transcribing” has the connotation of being a geeky, intense, isolated activity. Let’s change that.

Sound-slice is very simple. Search for any YouTube video, and you’ll get an interface that lets you slow it down and make fine-grained loops. No need to log in for this basic usage. Then, if you log in with an account, you can annotate the video with tabs, chord charts, locations of your favorite licks or any other stuff you want. It’s a matter of creating “tracks” and “annotations.”


Now for the new information, according to the soundslice twitter account they are going to be expanding other, non-stringed, instruments in the coming months (not-years) through regular sheet music (standard notation). 

So there you have it. A few months and all musicians should be able to enjoy the magic of SoundSlice. 

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