How to play a Karaoke
Select "Play Karaoke"
in the "Score" menu.
If only one staff with lyrics is defined,
it is used.
If you have defined several staves, you are asked
to choose between them. If you click "All", they will be
The Karaoke display window opens, and the
You can see scrolling text. The part
to be sung is displayed in red.
If you notice a delay between what you
hear and what is displayed, it is probably due to an incorrect digital
output configuration" and manually adjust the time offset (this
value can vary from one computer to another).
Under Windows, the lyrics may display jerkily.
For smoother operation, try changing to Optimized mode in the
"Configuration>digital output configuration".
Display of the scrolling line:
In the case of a multi-voice karaoke,
the upper part divides itself into as many lines as there are
Display of notes:
If you select this option, the notes of
the staff being played are displayed.
You can adjust the height of this display zone
by clicking on the little red triangle and dragging it up or
To change the font used in the scrolling
line, click on it and choose the new font (this can also be done
through the global setup menu).
The complete text of your staff is displayed,
with the sung part highlighted. If you have several staves with
words, you can change the text by clicking on the ">>" button or
the tab key.
Different buttons allow you to adjust your karaoke:
they all have keyboard equivalents:
karaoke (or space bar): restart the music from the beginning
(or left/right arrow): increase or decrease the playing speed
(page up/page down): increase or decrease the size of the text
(up arrow/down arrow): transpose the music in semitone steps
volume (+,-): change the volume of the associated staff
Some keyboard keys have specific functions:
P or F: switches the window to full screen mode
Home/End: changes the height of the scrolling line
C: centers or justifies left the whole text
N: activates or deactivates the staff display