If you are preparing a part for voice, here are several tips that you should find useful.
To prepare a chord chart such that below, see instructions for Chord Chart:
To display a Karaoke or voice part on the screen in a large font size for easy reading from a distance:
To add one or more verses of lyrics by typing them in, directly inside the Musician window:
To merge lyrics with notes, from an external text editor, or from the Window text clipboard:
To extract the lyrics from a Musician score, for pasting into an external document:
To place a pair of parentheses around a note, to show that it is sung in some verses, and not others:
|Add the left and right parentheses as two separate free text objects, as shown below.
To instruct Musician to repeat a section during playback according to the number of verses:
To display the first verse of lyrics under the vocal melody notes, but display remaining verses at the bottom of the page:
|With the Page Layout tool, reserve enough room at the bottom of each page for the additional lyric verses.
|Add the additional verses as page text at the bottom of the page. You should add this as page text rather than as free text, because free text is anchored to specific beats in measures, which might shift around as you refine the score.
To open, edit, and save Karaoke (.kar) files:
|To open a Karaoke file, use the Open command in the File menu, and select a file that has the Karaoke .kar filename extension.
|To view Karaoke formatting, such as line breaks for phrases of lyrics, choose the Show Karaoke Line Breaks command in the Lyric Menu.
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In the Lyrics Palette (SHIFT+L), click the Show Karaoke Line Breaks button.
|To add or change Karaoke line breaks and paragraph breaks, add backward or forward slash characters ("\" or "/") at the end of the lyric in each verse for the line or paragraph break. For details, see Working with Karaoke (.kar) Files.
|To save a Karaoke file, use the Export as MIDI or Karaoke File command in the File menu, and choose Karaoke (.kar) as the file type.