It's surprising how seamless it works. This would be the sort of thing 18-24 months ago that we'd argue Flash would hold over traditional web. Not anymore.
EDIT: With a bit of JS and audio hacking you could actually replace the synthetic sounds with something from here: http://soundfonts.homemusician.net/ I'm sure they plan to add additional "soundfonts" as they call them later on. Can only assume that piano works best.
Adrian @ Soundslice
It works in iOS and in any modern version of chrome.
I'm always amused when worlds collide (Django the framework, Django the musician, Soundslice the product). Thanks for the nice words. :)
Also of note (haha) is http://www.noteflight.com/ which has a fully functional Flash editor and is slowly but surely reaching feature parity on a beta HTML5 version. I'm excited that there's competition in the space - it can only lead to great things!
Here's an example: http://www.soundslice.com/tabs/2865/adrian-holovaty-everythi...
Now they've launched a sheet-music player that's featured on the homepage. Adrian has posted an article about it on his blog: http://www.holovaty.com/writing/soundslice-sheet-music/
Currently, only they transcribe the sheet-music, via their Pitch Perfect program: http://www.soundslice.com/pitch-perfect/
I would love to practice guitar with something like this. Hopefully they start to offer more songs.
That's my hope as well. It's good to see someone attempting to compete with ultimate guitar, which lets be honest, hasn't done a damn thing to improve their site in the last 10 years.
I won't lie, I've totally stagnated in playing because most learning resources are awful.
Aren't there any services out there for sharing of music played alongside the sheet, just like they do in the example, mostly for classical music?
This is on the licensing page. So not being open-source is now a strong selling point these days, apparently.
Also, this looks like a pretty kick-ass sheet music engine. I've never thought about it before, but using HTML and CSS for responsive and stylable sheet music seems like an excellent fit. If only this tech was open source!
Two lines should be visible at all times, possibly even with a continuous vertical scroll. (And in case I'm missing something and two lines are visible on larger displays: Make it zoom.)
As an instrumentalist, I'd probably like a more touch friendly interface so I don't have to drop my equipment (bow, pick, etc.) to pick up my mouse and just finger the interface.
The issue went away after disabling HTTPS everywhere and restarting FF.
FF 27.0.1 on Win7 x64.
Ok, let's assume SoundSlice never adds any feature that Guitar Pro doesn't have already, never goes after a different market, never interacts with customers differently, etc. etc. Just doing it in a browser is a very interesting thing. With just a little more love it looks like it will be fully mobile ready. And you can embed SoundSlice in any page on the web. They seem to be more interested in making the raw technology and partnering with others - who knows, maybe there will be music players for musicians with a "learn this" button. And Soundslice is two-person company, with one codebase, versus Arobas' 20 people and different apps for every platform. Totally different cost structure.
The Youtube section I think was the drawcard for me, really neat UI.
Any reason you didn't go with lilypond or some other existing solution? (Reading a bit more on your site it sounds like licensing the rendering is part of your business model. I may have answered my own question.) Also, I'm glad you using Behind Bars. It's a great reference.
One comment: I think your tuplets can use some work. They seem too large to my eye and sometimes they are too far from the beam or notes (see about 8 measures from the end in the auld lang sine). Tuplet numbers are allowed to collide with the staff lines. However Gould recommends that they not be wholly within the staff.