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My Songbook Collection is an application that allows the user to save song lyrics. This Application can be used to save songs with their guitar chords. Your song book collection can create a slide presentation for each song. The user can create a playlist to practice.
The home page contains seven important features. The user can save all the songs in the collection as a text file. The user can back up all the songs and all the playlists. The user can restore song and playlist from backup. The user can use a simple built-in metronome for practice. The user can browse through the list that catalogs all the songs. The user can create playlists to practice or for presentation. The user can also enter new song to the collection.
A NEW SONG
Use the ‘add’ button from the home page to add a new song to your collection. To add a new song, enter the title of the song. When entering a new song. Enter each song part (verse, chorus, intro…) so that you can use the full screen feature. IMPORTANT SUGGESTION: Leave two spaces between each note to facilitate note detection.
You can create a playlist to practice or for a presentation. To use the full screen feature, every songs in the playlist must have all their parts labeled (verse, chorus, intro…). To select a playlist, click on the playlist name, clicking a song will only select one song, not the whole playlist. You can add (edit, or delete) playlist. You can remove song from playlist. You can move the songs upward and downward.
FULL SCREEN MODE
To use the full screen, choose the ‘full screen’ icon from the song page or the playlist page. If a song does not have all the parts labeled correctly (verse, chorus, intro…) the full screen feature will not launched. All the songs in a playlist must have all their parts labeled correctly to access the full screen features. To add the songs parts, simply click the ‘edit’ icon from the song page. TIP: When using a song that has a chorus, add the chorus after each verse.
SAVE SONG AS TEXT FILE
In the home page, the ‘document’ icon allows the user to save all the songs in the database as a text document. (You can also save a single song as a text file by accessing the ‘document’ icon of the song page)
BACKUP SONGS AND PLAYLISTS
Use the ‘save’ button from the home page to save the songs and playlists from the collection. The user can back up all songs in the database. The playlist in the database has to be saved separately; the user simply has to save the backup as .playlistBackup (FILENAME.playlistBackup).
RESTORE SONGS AND PLAYLISTS
Use the ‘upload’ button from the home page to restore the songs and playlist from the collection. The user can restore songs and playlists by choosing the appropriate file.
OTHER IMPORTANT FEATURES
You can change the key signature of the song by using the ‘#’ or ‘b’ icon from the appbar. You can change the notation from ‘Do, Re, Mi.…’ to ‘C, D, E…’ You can remove notation from a song to view simply the lyrics. And you can also delete a song from you collection if you decide no longer to keep it. NOTE: if you want to change the key signature permanently you the ‘save’ icon from the song page.
To use can use the metronome button from the home page for practice session if they need a metronome. Set the tempo by using the slider or up and down arrow. Change the time signature by using the list (3/4, 4/4…)
Use preferences under settings to change notation from “C, D, E…” to “Do, Re, Mi…” You can also remove slide number in full screen mode in preferences.
SEARCH YOUR COLLECTION
You can also search any song that is in the database.
For more information about the application features, go to the help page.
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- Songs with lyrics and guitar chords
- English and latin notation (C, D, E) and (Do, Re, Mi)
- Fullscreen feature for presentation
- Built in Metronome for practice
- Chord Dictionary
- Save songs and playlist
- Restore (upload) songs and playlist
- Search song collection
- Increase/decrease song key signature (Transpose)
- Remove notation from song (lyrics only)
- Create playlist for practice and presentation
- Save all songs as textfile