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Performing with SongSheet - Introduction

Basic usage

In the following sections various features are described that allow you to be as hands-off the iPad as possible. However, it is worth first going over a few basics.

First, you can simply swipe between your songs. Swipe from right to left to go to the next song in your set list (or library). Swipe in the opposite direction to go to the previous song.

When editing a song, auto scrolling or playing a backing track, SongSheet will not allow you to swipe to the next or previous song.

Secondly, if you tap on a stanza it will highlight and SongSheet will automatically scroll the screen if necessary to ensure the entire stanza is visible. Highlighted stanzas will automatically be displayed on an external screen, if available.

Finally, to maximize screen real estate for your song, you can toggle the navigation bar on and off by tapping with two fingers anywhere over the song view.

The timeline controller

At the bottom of the screen you will notice another region reserved for what we call the timeline controller. This is the area in which you configure arrangements, auto scroll and backing tracks. By default nothing is configured for a song and it looks like this:

screenshot - no timeline configured

You can tap on the button at the far right to select between the various modes outlined in the following sections.

If you don’t need this controller, you can hide it. Starting from the very left side of the screen, swipe to the right and the controller will be hidden.

To show the controller again, swipe in from the right edge of the screen.

Remote control

If you pair a Bluetooth foot pedal controller to SongSheet, you can use it to step through the stanzas or switch between songs. Additionally, with SongSheet Remote on your iPhone or iPod Touch, you gain the ability to remotely control SongSheet with configurable gestures.

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