Add and Remove Multiple Verses




Often a section is repeated, or the entire form is repeated, and each time through different text is sung over the same music. To display lyrics in a multi-line fashion, the lyric must be of type Verse.


To Add Multiple Verses


  • From the Input Palette , select Verse from the Lyric Type drop list and either Below Staff or Between Staves from the Lyric Position drop list.
  • Below Staff will position the lyrics using the symbol spacing settings from the system. Between Staves will center the lyrics between the staff that the lyrics are in, and the staff directly below. If you are entering lyrics into a Grand Staff, or a four voice arrangement (such as a hymn or a barbershop quartet), we recommend using the Between Staves setting.
  • Add lyrics as discussed in the Add Remove Lyric topic. Verse Numbers will automatically be added when a new verse is added to the staff.
  • When all the notes on a track have lyrics, pressing the space bar or the Tab key advances the lyric cursor to the next verse.
  • You can continue to fill up all 16 verses simply by typing from the keyboard.
  • You can also click the lyric cursor below existing lyrics (or in an area that is not currently occupied by a lyric) to add a new verse.

  • If the lyrics are too high or too low in the score and they were entered using the Below Staff or the Above Staff setting, you can adjust them by inspecting the system and editing the symbol spacing or you can edit the entire layout.



To Add a Verse Above the Staff and a Verse Below the Staff


Some vocal styles have two independent lines of music on one staff, each singing different text. The line sung by the upper voice should go above the staff, and the line sung by lower voice should go below the staff.



  • To add the upper line, from the Input Palette, select Verse from the Lyric Type drop list and select Above Staff from the Lyric Position drop list.
  • Enter the lyrics in the staff.
  • To add the lower line, from the Input Palette, select Verse form the Lyric Type drop list and select Below Staff from the Lyric Position drop list.
  • Enter the lyrics in the staff.
  • If the lyrics are too high or too low in the score and they were entered using the Below Staff or the Above Staff setting, you can adjust them by inspecting the system and editing the symbol spacing or you can edit the entire layout


To Remove a Verse


Selecting and deleting all of the lyrics in a verse including the verse number will remove the verse. Subsequent verses will replace the deleted verse. To redo a verse without moving subsequent verses, do not remove the verse number.


To Edit a Particular Verse


Be sure the application is in Insert Mode, then select the Lyric button in the Input Palette (just as if you are entering a new lyric). Select Verse from the Lyric Type drop list.


Move the lyric cursor over a word in the verse you want to edit, and then click and release the mouse. A text box should appear with the old verse selected.



Type a new verse to replace the old one and hit the Return key. Press the space bar to proceed to the next lyric (as usual).