Song words

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Song words

Postby Argee » Fri Nov 20, 2009 4:01 pm

How can I put words under a tune line rather than above (using"")?

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Re: Song words

Postby cwalshaw » Fri Nov 20, 2009 4:34 pm

Hi,

Use the "w:" field.

It's not universally available, but abcm2ps (and software that uses it, like AbcExplorer) make it quite easy.

There are thousands of examples in the tune search (just search for "w:") - one picked at random is
http://abcnotation.com/tunePage?a=www.laymusic.org/music/bicinia/vita/allparts/0003

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Re: Song words

Postby Argee » Wed Nov 25, 2009 12:52 pm

I'm using Abc Navigator 2. Should that show words,using the W: field?

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Re: Song words

Postby Chris P » Sat Dec 05, 2009 7:30 pm

If you are using quotes for comments rather than for chords, then the rules (briefly) are this.
"^comment" = above the stave
"_comment" = below
"<comment" = to left of note
">comment" = to right

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Re: Song words

Postby hudsonlacerda » Tue Dec 08, 2009 3:22 pm

W: (capital letter) is to show the lyrics verses after the music piece.
w: (small letter) is to align the syllables below the notes.

Here is an example:

Code: Select all

X:1
T:Lyrics example
W:Lyrics below the music,
W:each verse in a line.
W:
W:An empty W: line starts
W:a new strophe...
W:
W:This is the end
W:of the example.
K:C
L:1/4
|: c d e f | g a b c' :|
w: 1.~do re mi fa so la ti do
w: 2.~ut re mi fa ut re mi fa


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