The play mode is designed to assist you during your live performance. Lyrics can either be auto-scrolled or displayed one page at a time. Bluetooth page turner pedals and MIDI footswitches may be used to move about the lyrics and go to the next song of a 'Setlist'.
The library panel will slide out to the left, the lyrics of the selected song will fill the entire screen. A playback slider appears at the bottom of the screen as the song begins to play.
Song One's settings/preferences offer the option to display a legal rights footer instead of a playback slider. Show the legal rights footer whenever you are projecting songs in public.
Song One offers two options to advance the lyrics. You may choose between 'Auto-Scroll' and 'Page Flip' in Song One's settings (preferences).
When 'Page Flip' is selected in Song One's settings (preferences) the lyrics will not be scrolled. PDF documents will be 'flipped' one page at a time. Native Song One document will be advanced according to the zoom level.
The playback slider appears when the lyrics are being auto-scrolled. The slider represents the scrolling position of the document and may be used to move about the lyrics.
When auto-scrolling is paused the lyrics can be scrolled manually (via swipe gestures). The slider will disappear to provide access to additional buttons:
Auto-scroll actions allow you to change the scrolling speed or pause the scrolling of the song temporarily. (Backing tracks will continue playing while the scrolling is paused.)
You may add up to 9 auto-scroll actions per song. To create more than one action tap on any of the numbers. (Song One arranges the sequence of the entered auto-scroll actions automatically according to their scroll positions.)
Traditional chord sheets feature the chord chart at the beginning of the song. This causes the chord chart to scroll out of view as the song progresses. Song One's 'smart scroll' option allows you to view an automatically updating chord chart while the lyrics are advancing. It is displayed at the bottom of the screen.
Song One uses section labels/tags to identify song sections (Intro, Verse, Chorus, etc.). When writing songs it is common practice to omit the lyrics of repeated song sections and refer to the previous sections with only the section label.
Song One offers a feature in its settings/preferences that automatically fills in the lyrics of the corresponding previous section: 'Auto-Fill Tagged Repeated Sections'.
You may wish to hide the playback slider/play mode footer when you work with PDF-based sheet music or when the 'Smart Scroll' Chord Chart and 'Auto-Scroll Actions' are not used.
To do so open Song One's app settings and: