Smart sol-fa notation editing + transcription

sol2snd Features and Tips

This page describes some of the things you can do with sol2snd. Try it yourself with the demo or see a recorded demo. If you need help with writing sol-fa try the "Writing a sol2snd Tune" page.

DaCapo al Fine

When the leading section and trailing section are identical, you can use DaCapo al Fine in stead of repeating it.

Layout 1

In layout 1, separate entire parts with blank lines.

Half note lengths

You can save space by halving the note lengths.


When adding lyrics, separate syllables with a hyphen (-) if they belong to separate notes. Add '^' between words if they belong to the same note. Add an extra space if a word extends for an extra note. Learn more about lyrics at "Adding lyrics to a sol2snd tune".

Merge parts on staff

In staff notation output, there is the two parts per staff option.

Toggle layout

Toggle layout swithces between an arrangement to help find chords and an arrangement to help read entire parts.

Repeat a section

If adjacent sections are identical, you can surround one with repeat symbols in stead of writing it out.

First and Second Endings

For adjacent sections that are nearly the same except for different endings, you can use repeat with a second ending block.

Layout 2

In layout 2 all the corresponding lines of each part go together. A blank line separates sets of 4 parts.

Time Signature

Time signature sets the number of beats in a bar.


Set the upbeat using "Start on".

Line size

Use Line size to set the number of beats per line

MIDI sequence output

You can get your tune as a MIDI sequence and select an instrument for each part.

Percussion styles

For the MIDI sequence output of a tune you can choose a percussion style to go with it.


sol2snd attempts to transcribe other score formats that you upload into sol-fa notation. has some public MIDI tunes to get started with.

Remove tiny rests

You may need to clean up the imported output using 'Remove tiny rests'.

Layout 3

In layout 3 each part gets a label. This is useful if a tune does not have exactly 4 parts.


Use the credits field to name the composer(s) and/or lyricist(s) or add other information to the sheet. See "Adding Credits".