Using Playlists (Jukebox)

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Using Playlists (Jukebox)

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Sometimes you may want to keep an ordered list of songs in a collection, where the playback of each song continues after the previous song.  Such a collection of songs is called a playlist in Musician.


The most obvious use of a playlist is for listening enjoyment, to listen to several songs-- perhaps ones you have arranged yourself-- in sequence.  


Another use of a playlist is to play different parts of a larger musical piece, where each part is kept in a separate Notation .not file.  These might be movements of a sonata or orchestral piece.  Or, they might be numbers of a simple suite of children's music.


The Playlist feature is also very helpful for organizing your practice or performance sessions.  You can keep groups of songs together in separate playlists to quickly access them for your sessions. Musician keeps the last saved version of the songs as the one in the playlist, so you will have instant access to the last settings for each song in your playlist. You can use Musician's Pitch-to-Command feature to control playback from your MIDI instrument, and avoid having to use your computer mouse or touch-screen to control the playback of the songs in your Playlist.


The following screen shot shows the first song ("Minuet") in the playlist playing.  The next song ("RhapsodyInBlue") will play immediately after the first song completes.




The topics that follow describe:

B832How to organize songs in a playlist.
B832How to play songs in a playlist.
B832How to move playlists.