You need to be logged in to post on the forum
Topic Options
Index
#441966 - 12/01/17 05:43 PM [Beginners Forum] Adding Lyrics
saxmaniac Offline
Newbie

Registered: 11/02/09
Posts: 11
Loc: Queensland, Australia
I've spent well over an hour trying to get line based lyrics entered into a song and am still nowhere... I've watched the video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=joU7xrWDXbQ and found it next to useless. It's four years old. Once I open the Notation window there is no "beige" editing area referred to in the video. I have been able to add NOTE based text but that is not what I'm after. Is there a guide somewhere to doing something which should be simple?

Top
#441986 - 12/01/17 07:14 PM [Beginners Forum] Re: Adding Lyrics [Re: saxmaniac]
jford Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/20/00
Posts: 10527
Loc: Pensacola, Florida
Which version of BIAB are you using? I thought that line based lyrics were not supported anymore in recent versions and older files needed to be converted to bar based lyrics.
_________________________
John

HP Win10Pro-64, 8GB
ASUS Win10Pro-64, 16GB
HP Win7Pro-64, 8GB

H/W-Behringer U-Phoria UMC404HD, Casio Kbds
S/W-BB/RB2018/Sonar/Reaper/Studio One/Samplitude/MixBus/Notion/Finale/Noteworthy/NI Komplete/Halion/Garritan/IK
Web-http://www.sus4chord.com

Top
#441988 - 12/01/17 07:17 PM [Beginners Forum] Re: Adding Lyrics [Re: saxmaniac]
Noel96 Offline
Veteran

Registered: 10/31/08
Posts: 13431
Loc: Australia
As John says, line-based lyrics haven't been used by the program for a couple of years. The video that you watched is relevant to pre-2015 versions of BIAB (if I recall correctly).

If you are running a recent version of BIAB, it's bar-based lyrics that are now used.

For a detailed explanation of bar-based lyrics go to 25:00 minutes on the below Youtube clip at PG Music Inc.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZCRt2hQ137M

Also, the Big Lyrics Window might be useful for you too when it comes to display chords and lyrics.

Lastly, there's a Lyric Document Window that allows for the lyrics to be displayed in a text document format.

Hope this helps.

Regards,
Noel


_________________________
LINKS TO MY BIAB/RB SONGS


Top
#442009 - 12/01/17 08:41 PM [Beginners Forum] Re: Adding Lyrics [Re: jford]
saxmaniac Offline
Newbie

Registered: 11/02/09
Posts: 11
Loc: Queensland, Australia
Hi John, Noel. Yes, I'm using BIAB 2017 for Mac. Ummmm, it seems to me that it might have been a good idea for BIAB to either pull that video down and replace it with something more up-to-date / relevant. I found it (the video) on the support page and ended up battling for a long time to get it to do something that it no longer does. I'll follow up by looking at that video you linked to Noel. Thanks, Darrin

Top
#442011 - 12/01/17 09:20 PM [Beginners Forum] Re: Adding Lyrics [Re: saxmaniac]
saxmaniac Offline
Newbie

Registered: 11/02/09
Posts: 11
Loc: Queensland, Australia
Ok thanks Noel, I took a look at that video - it did help in that I did manage to get lyrics in using it (bar by bar). Ive bookmarked it for further reference on other matters that without doubt will arise. (e.g. now that I've got the lyrics in I've spend 40 minutes trying to get the lyrics to increase in size in the lead sheet. Nothing I do in the lead sheet / notation windows - including the options window which has options that appear to be for use with formatting the lead sheet seem to have any affect whatsoever. I can cause change on other elements in the lead sheet (font on other elements of the page) but not the lyrics. They're so small as to be almost unreadable.
This program (BIAB) appears to have a ton of features but coming to grips with it is like pulling teeth...

Top
#442113 - 12/02/17 12:02 PM [Beginners Forum] Re: Adding Lyrics [Re: saxmaniac]
Noel96 Offline
Veteran

Registered: 10/31/08
Posts: 13431
Loc: Australia
Hi Darrin,

Glad to read we're getting somewhere.

Now to make the bar-lyrics text bigger....

Although I use BIAB (Windows), I suspect the process is the same for you on BIAB (Mac).

Go to the link below to a post that I created in 'Tips and Tricks'. This will help.

http://www.pgmusic.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=442115&#Post442115

Regards,
Noel


_________________________
LINKS TO MY BIAB/RB SONGS


Top
#448444 - 01/01/18 12:03 PM [Beginners Forum] Re: Adding Lyrics [Re: saxmaniac]
lhenze Offline
Newbie

Registered: 02/09/17
Posts: 6
Hi all, thank you for this thread! I keep forgetting how to enter bar lyrics.

If anyone else is in the same boat, here's how, extracted from the video that Noel referenced above.

1) Be sure you are in (normal) “Chord Sheet” view
2) Select with your cursor the first bar you want to add a lyric to
3) Choose Views: Chord Display >> Layers >> Bar Lyrics
4) A space will open up above the selected chord, where you can input text.

Top
#448456 - 01/01/18 12:49 PM [Beginners Forum] Re: Adding Lyrics [Re: saxmaniac]
TerriQ Offline
Newbie

Registered: 10/18/06
Posts: 9
Loc: West Dorset, UK
Hi,

I'm doing the same. However I noticed something strange. I select the lyric box above the chords (as instructed), which changes colour and input lyrics. So lyrics are above the chords. But when I select 'lead sheet' the lyrics are below the chords, which is where I want them. This was really confusing, so I'm now in-putting lyrics 'below' the chord and then when 'lead sheet' is selected, the lyrics are in the same place. Also found that generating an intro 'after' lyric input, works better.

Any explanation would be appreciated. Am I doing it right?

Top
#448495 - 01/01/18 05:08 PM [Beginners Forum] Re: Adding Lyrics [Re: saxmaniac]
Lesley55 Offline
Apprentice

Registered: 12/14/17
Posts: 112
Is there a way to get two lines of lyrics, or to use note based lyrics and bar based lyrics at the same time?

Top
#449260 - 01/05/18 09:14 AM [Beginners Forum] Re: Adding Lyrics [Re: saxmaniac]
TerriQ Offline
Newbie

Registered: 10/18/06
Posts: 9
Loc: West Dorset, UK
Hi All,
I've had to revert to inserting lyrics above the chords as instructed by BIAB Mac, because otherwise it creates problems with generated endings. But as I previously said, when you select the lead sheet, lyrics are in the usual place 'below' the chords - where they should be. Is there any reason why BIAB has made this so confusing? If I'm reading from a printed music sheet, I have to remember to insert lyrics in BIAB in the opposite position!

Terri

Top
#449301 - 01/05/18 11:40 AM [Beginners Forum] Re: Adding Lyrics [Re: saxmaniac]
Noel96 Offline
Veteran

Registered: 10/31/08
Posts: 13431
Loc: Australia
Terri,

On the lead sheet with the Windows version of the program, if one prefers the lyrics above the chords so that they match the chord sheet, this is controlled under Print options.

I'm not sure if this is the same on the Mac version but it would be worth having a look at.

Regards,
Noel


Attachments
lead sheet lyric position.JPG


_________________________
LINKS TO MY BIAB/RB SONGS


Top


Moderator:  Andrew - PG Music, PeterGannon 
PG Music News
Video - Audio Driver Setup Tutorial for Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows

Watch this video for a quick tutorial on setting up your audio drivers in Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows! Video link: http://www.pgmusic.com/?vid=t0_CHbjWrLA

Video - Band-in-a-Box®: Count-in & Metronome Tutorial

Our latest video release is our Band-in-a-Box®: Count-in & Metronome Tutorial! By default, Band-in-a-Box® has a two bar count-in. Watch this tutorial for a quick explanation of all the options available within this feature! Click here to watch...

#TipTuesday - Adding Motion and Dynamics to your String Tracks

Join our forum, and you'll be surrounded by some AMAZING Band-in-a-Box users! Like DeaconBlues09, who recenty shared their own "Tip" to our Tips & Tricks forum - check it out! Post: Adding motion and dynamics to your string tracks

Thanks for sharing, DeaconBlues09!

Band-in-a-Box 2018® pour Mac - French Release!

Nous avons été très occupés à travailler sur Band-in-a-Box® durant l'année 2017, celà s'est traduit par la création de plus de 50 nouvelles fonctionnalités ainsi que l'apport d'une incroyable collection de nouveaux contenus, à savoir: des RealTracks, des SuperTracks MIDI, des Études d'Instruments, des Boucles, des Prestations d'Artistes, des Préréglages Amplitube et styles associés, des RealTracks dans les 12 tonalités et une Notation Guitare Hi-Q!

http://www.bandinabox.com/bb.php?os=mac&lang=fr

Band-in-a-Box® 2018 für Mac - German release!

Wir waren fleißig und haben über 50 neue Funktionen und eine erstaunliche Sammlung von neuen Inhalten, mit RealTracks, MIDI SuperTracks, Instrumental Studien, Loops (Schleifen), Künstler Performances, Amplitube Presets und dazugehörenden Styles, 12-Tonarten RealTracks und Hi-Q Gitarren Notation, hinzugefügt!

www.bandinabox.com/bb.new.php?os=mac&lang=de

Video - Activating Band-in-a-Box® for Mac®

Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Mac® comes with your own unique activation code that you must add to the program within 30 days. Not sure how? Watch this quick video: http://www.pgmusic.com/?vid=RI1rK19uXIs

Write a Song with Xtra Styles PAK 5 for a Chance to WIN!

You could WIN $150 PG Bucks when you enter our Xtra Styles PAK 5 Song Contest!

All you need to do is add Xtra Styles PAK 5 to your Band-in-a-Box® 2018 library (on sale for just $29 until August 31st!), write a song using one if the 160+ professionally mixed styles included, and submit it to our Xtra Styles Contest! Songs submissions are accepted until September 30th - with the 4 winners being announced in early October!

Click here for complete contest rules and information.

Learn more about Xtra Styles PAKs: Windows | Mac

Forum Stats
27831 Members
51 Forums
53002 Topics
439904 Posts

Max Online: 2434 @ 11/14/17 12:37 AM
Newest Members
Alan Herring, boblev, JohnMaxwell, yeto, Damian Lluch

27831 Registered Users
Top Posters (30 Days)
Al-David 149
David Snyder 132
Janice & Bud 118
MarioD 117
Noel96 108
animarorecords 107
Greg Johnson 104
Deryk - PG Music 99
beatmaster 92
Kent - PG Music 90
Today's Birthdays
clinton, PgFantastic