My Lyric Book
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Every singer as an A4 folder of songs they bring to rehersal, but now they can have all of their lyrics with them all the time, on their iPhone. You can also create setlists of songs which can be edited and reordered. Setlists and individual songs shared with the rest of the band by email, iMessage, Airdrop, or print them out.
Rather than searching online for other other people's versions of songs, this app displays your lyrics, which you've formatted as you want them on your computer. You can create them in Pages 09, Doc, pdf, rtf or txt format [Unfortunately Apple don't yet allow apps to use the new Pages 5 format - this should be resolved in a future iOS update] then simply transfer them to your phone using the iTunes file transfer system (on the Apps tab for your device). While primarily designed for singers, the new improved pdf handling makes PDF scores look amazing, so the whole band can get in on the act.
Not only does My Lyric Book remember your lyrics and set lists, but songs can be tagged with a tempo for the built in metronome, or linked to tracks in your iTunes library so you can refer to a recorded version or play a backing track from within the app. You can even send midi patch changes, so selecting a song programs your keyboard for you!
If the rest the band is using the app too, then you can all sync up, so that the band leader can select songs and have them automatically selected on everyones screens. (Note this DOES NOT distribute the lyrics, but selects each band member's version, so each band member can see their own parts as they've set up their devices).
Of course your lyrics look even better on an iPad, but an iPhone or iPod has plenty of screen space to display lyrics and you can always have it in your pocket.
You can use Airturn BT-105(http://www.airturnaffiliate.com/idevaffiliate/idevaffiliate.php?id=157) or Pageflip Cicada pedals to scroll through your lyrics. You can select what each pedal does in the Settings app, though note that if you only have two pedals they're probably numbered 1 and 3 - that's just how the BT pedals work.
NOTE: No lyrics are included with the App. It displays lyrics you've already prepared.
You can swipe to advance to the next song, or back to the previous one.
You can email songs to yourself as attachments.
If the auto-rotation gets in the way, remember you can turn it off in preferences.
Normally you can't delete songs incase you wipe it by accident during a gig (ouch!). You need to enable this in preferences too.
To rename a set-list just click on it while in edit mode.
Check the "support" link at the top this page for more info.
IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS FOR THOSE STRUGGLING TO ADD LYRICS:
To add lyrics to the app first connect your device to iTunes
Select your device in the left hand bar
Select the Apps tab which shows the Apps installed on your device, along with your iOS home screen.
Scroll down to the bottom where you'll find and area marked "File Sharing"
Select the My Lyric Book App in the File sharing area
Drag and drop your files into the area labeled Documents.
They will then be copied to the device and appear in the Lyric Book App.
For more help check:http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4094?viewlocale=en_US&locale=en_US
If you have any problems, then email me before leaving a negative review - I want the app to work great for you, and can usually sort out any problems. I can't reply directly to reviews, but most of the issues raised, could have been resolved by an email (email@example.com)
What's New in Version 1.9.2
Works with PDFS
Seems to do everything that I want to do just fine. PDF files imported from iTunes work great and I can turn pages with my AirTurn pedal just fine (selling point for me).
The only request i would have, is that you give the user the option to get rid of the lame page turn animation. I'm sure the developers are quite happy with it, but I find it to be tacky and annoying when I am using it. My PDF files are white text on black background to be more pleasant on the eyes on a dark stage and the white flash that is generated when pages turn is a big turn off.
I've always used PDF files so formatting has never been my issue. Overall pretty good. There are some enticing features that seem to be intermittent. I perform in a duet so we both have My Lyric Book. We (try to) use the Bluetooth sync so that either of us can change to the next song. It loses the connection too often. It doesn't seem to work at all in iOS9. We also sometimes have a different chart (mine might have chord symbols while my partner's might not). By using the exact same file name the sync should pull up the proper chart for each of us. Sometimes works, sometimes doesn't.
Nice... It'll Suffice.
If you use this App in its most basic form for Poetry or Song Lyrics like I do, you'll love it. It's clean and organized. To earn 5 stars from me, there'd have to be a fix; keeping the same formatting that I've implemented in WORD--sometimes, it gets lost, i.e., the spacing(s) between the title verse go away when transferred which means (if I want it how I want it, aesthetically, then I have to tweak the document in WORD prior to transfer. And, if at first I don't succeed, then I try, try again. It's nice; it'll suffice.
- Category: Music
- Updated: Sep 29, 2014
- Version: 1.9.2
- Size: 1.5 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Ian Stephenson
- © dctsystems
Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.