Lyrics scrolling Automation¶
“Must” that the other applications do not have, it is that Gig Setlist Player assures the scrolling of the lyrics, synchronized with your interpretation.
In promter mode, you will find, in the middle of the screen, a white highlight zone where are the current lyrics that you are singing.
To do that, let’s go in the lyrics pane
In this pane, we have a second menu, on the left of the first one.
Now we are going to be able to adjust the speed of scrolling the text.
By default, the text will scroll when the Play button will be pressed, even if there is no audio file.
The speed of the scrolling is computed according of the tune duration and the number of lines in the lyrics file.
For example, a tune of 3 mn of duration which have a lyrics of 20 lines will scroll slower than a tune of 3 mn with a 100 lines of lyrics .
But this is not so linear, and, from time to time, you will have to increase or decrease the scroll speed.
For example, let’s take this tune, with an instrumental chorus of 8 bars long, between 2 verses.
He used to carry his guitar in a gunny sack Go sit beneath the tree by the railroad track Oh, the engineers would see him sitting in the shade Strumming with the rhythm that the drivers made People passing by they would stop and say Oh my that little country boy could play
Go go Go Johnny go Go Go Johnny go Go ...
In this previous example, you will probably have to decrease or stop the scrolling during the guitar chorus.
Now we have to store this action, thus we do not have to repeat it each time we play this tune.
Here, we are going to use the scrolling automation.