SongLeader - Live!
The real power of SongLeader is found when using it live for a live performance or worship set. It gives you the flexibilty to jump between songs, change key, add a new song or highlight repeats very easily. All of the followers will keep in step with the leader (unless you turn off automatic updating of course).
The software is designed to work well with keyboard, mouse and touchscreen so there are often multiple ways of doing things. The following table show how to operate aspects of the software using different modes.
|Moving between songs||Click on or touch the song in the song list||To go to the next song in the list press the space
bar or press the down (Song mode only) or right arrow
To go to the previous song in the list press the up arrow (Song mode only) or left arrow
|Moving between blocks
(block mode only)
|Click on the desired block||To go to the next block the space
bar or press the down arrow
To go to the previous block press the up arrow
moving beyond the beginning of a song will select the last block of the previous song.
moving beyond the end of a song will select the first block of the next song.
|Transposing the current song||Click on the Transpose Up or Transpose Down button||Press + to transpose up and - to transpose down|
|Capo movement (chords only)||Click on the Capo Up or Capo Down button||Press [ to move the capo down and ] to move the capo up|
|Toggle Updates Mode||Click on the Updates button to toggle between Live and Manual mode||Press the F9 key to toggle between Live and Manual mode|
|Toggle Song/Block Mode||Click on the Mode button to toggle between Song and Block mode||Press the F8 key to toggle between Song and Block mode|
|Transmit current song (Manual mode only)||n/a||Press the Enter key to transmit the current song to the followers|
|Blank the screen (no song)||n/a||Press the Esc (escape) key to clear the current song|
|Toggle fullscreen mode||Double-click in the song display area to toggle fullscreen mode||Press the F10 key to toggle fullscreen mode|
|Highlight a repeat verse/chorus||Click on or touch the section (verse/chorus/bridge) of the song you are going back to. The section is highlighted in a fading colour for 1 second on all screens||n/a|
Live mode vs Manual Mode
Normally you would use SongLeader in live mode, but there are circumstances when you would not want this to happen. Some examples we can think of are:
- You are in the middle of a set and you think the next song is not what
you want but you are not sure where to go next.
- Toggle to manual mode and flick through the songs until you find the one you want
- Toggle back to live mode or hit the Inform button (or press Enter) to update all the followers
- Someone has just started one of the songs in the chorus or 3rd verse and you are not sure which one of 3 it is so you need to flick through and find the right one.
- You just prefer using manual mode!
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