Tom Brun (tom47)
|Posted on Friday, May 03, 2002 - 12:50 pm: || |
Can anyone tell me if I should be able to print sheet music with both the Left and Right hands as well as the lyrics? I am able to display the lyrics without a split but when I split the left and right hands for the piano, the lyrics disappear. I know that this can be done manually ( one word at a time ) but I already have the lyrics in the midi file. I could save plenty of time if I could just display the lyrics that are already there.
I imported the midi file from Cakewalk's Music Creator 2002. The lyrics as well as the split appear when using that program but I can't seem to do this in Midinotate.
The fact that Midinotate allows each note to be split between the Treble and Bass clef makes a tremendous difference in how accurate the sheet music appears.
Mark Walsen (markwa)
|Posted on Friday, May 03, 2002 - 1:20 pm: || |
You're right, the lyrics do disappear when you use the Split Hands command. This is not good. I will fix this.
If the MIDI file has lyrics in a separate track, then just use the Split Hands first. Then use the Prepare Sing-Along Part to merge the lyrics with the right-hand piano staff track that is created by Split Hands.
If the MIDI file already has the lyrics in the piano track, then you can work-around the problem as follows. In your MIDI sequencer, copy that piano+lyrics track to a second track. Remove the lyrics from the piano track. Remove everything from the second track except the lyrics. Now you have a MIDI file like the one described in the previous paragraph. Use the Split Hands command, then the Prepare Sing-Along Part command.
After you use the Prepare Sing-Along Part command, you will want to unhide the left-hand piano staff.
This is just a work-around, and awkward at that. I'll fix the Split Hands command so that it keeps the lyrics.