Using Playlists (Jukebox)
Sometimes you may want to keep an ordered list of songs in a collection, where the playback of each song continues after the previous song. Such a collection of songs is called a playlist in Composer.
The most obvious use of a playlist is for listening enjoyment, to listen to several songs-- perhaps ones you have arranged yourself-- in sequence.
Another use of a playlist is to play different parts of a larger musical piece, where each part is kept in a separate Notation .not file. These might be movements of a sonata or orchestral piece. Or, they might be numbers of a simple suite of children's music.
The Playlist feature is also very helpful for organizing your practice sessions. You can keep groups of songs together in separate playlists to quickly access them for practice sessions. Composer keeps the last saved version of the songs as the one in the playlist, so you will have instant access to the last settings for each song in your playlist.
The following screen shot shows the first song ("Minuet") in the playlist playing. The next song ("RhapsodyInBlue") will play immediately after the first song completes.
The topics that follow describe:
|How to organize songs in a playlist.|
|How to play songs in a playlist.|
|How to move playlists.|