By pressing the LYRICS/SCORE button a first time, you can see
the song's lyrics in Style Play mode, lyrics and chord abbrevia-
tions in the Style Play and Song Play modes. By pressing it a sec-
ond time, you can see a traditional score in the Song Play mode.
Open the Lyrics page by pressing the LYRICS/SCORE button
once. This page shows the lyrics in Style Play mode, lyrics and
chord abbreviations in the Song Play mode.
Viewing lyrics and chords with Songs
You can see the following types of lyrics and chords:
Lyrics contained in a Standard MIDI File or Karaoke™ file
as Lyrics events, or in an MP3 file with Lyrics (in ID3 for-
mat – see www.id3.org).
Lyrics contained in a ".CDG" file, loaded with an MP3 file
with the same name. When a ".CDG" file exists in the same
directory as an MP3 file, and shares exactly the same name,
it will be loaded with the "MP3" file.
Lyrics contained in a ".TXT" file, loaded with a Standard
MIDI File, Karaoke or MP3 file with the same name. When
a ".TXT" file exists in the same directory as a Standard
MIDI File or MP3 file, and shares exactly the same name, it
is loaded with the ".MID" or "MP3" file (see "Text files
loaded with Standard MIDI Files and MP3 files" on
Lyrics contained in a ".TXT" file linked to the latest-
selected SongBook Entry (see "Linked .TXT" on page 189).
When no lyrics data is contained in the Song, or linked to a
SongBook Entry, you can see lyrics contained in a ".TXT"
file loaded at any time after selecting a Song (see "On-the-
fly TXT loading" below).
This is the priority of lyrics data shown in the display:
CDG file contained in the same folder as the MP3 file, over-
TXT file linked to a SongBook Entry, overriding...
iii) TXT file contained in the same folder as the Standard
MIDI File or MP3 file, recalled by a SongBook Entry, over-
Lyrics events contained in the Standard MIDI File or MP3 file.
Hint: If you do not want to see the TXT file or the CDG file, and
prefer to see the Lyrics data, rename or delete the TXT or CDG file,
or move it to a different folder.
Viewing lyrics with the Styles
Lyrics can be associated to a Style as a ".TXT" file. When in this
page, you can see:
• Lyrics contained in a ".TXT" file linked to the latest-selected
Style-based SongBook Entry (see "Linked .TXT" on page 189).
• Lyrics contained in a ".TXT" file loaded after selecting a Style
(see "On-the-fly TXT loading" below).
The Lyrics page in detail
Lyrics will be shown only if they are compatible with a standard
format that Pa300 can understand.
While the Song is playing, Lyrics contained in a Standard MIDI
File or MP3 file scroll in the display. Chord abbreviations (if any)
will appear above the lyrics, in time with the music (depending
on the status of the "Chord" button). Lyrics at the current posi-
tion are highlighted.
If the text has been loaded as a ".TXT' file, it will not scroll auto-
matically while the Song is playing back. You must scroll it with
the VALUE DIAL or the vertical scrollbar. As an alternative, you
can use the footswitch, with the Text Page Up or Text Page Down
functions assigned, to scroll (respectively) to the previous or
next text page.
To exit from this page, either press the LYRICS/SCORE button
two times, or press the EXIT button.
Chords contained in the Standard MIDI File (if any). This indi-
cator may be easier to read than chords shown within the lyrics.
When changing the Master Transpose, chord abbreviations con-
tained in a Standard MIDI File are transposed, and correctly
shown in the display. Master Transpose must be activated on the
Player, but not on the Keyboard (this can be done in the Global >
Tuning > Transpose Control page).