Singscope Music Functions User Guide Addendum

This document presents extra functions we added to Vocal Warm Up Exercises Feature Pack for supporting imported MusicXML lead sheets. It is an addendum for the original “Music Functions User Guide”.

The functions described in this document is part of Vocal Warm Up Exercises Feature Pack. It is an in-app purchase item. Before purchasing the item, you can activate the free trial version and check if the function is suitable for your use. If you'd like to activate the free trial or purchase the item, please visit our In-App Store in Singscope app.

1. My Song Book

When transferring a song's lead sheet file to Singscope for the first time, the app creates “My Song Book” folder under the “Contents” page and save the imported file in that folder, as shown in the screenshot.

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Tap open the “My Song Book” folder to show the lead sheet file.

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Tap open a file item to load the lead sheet in Singscope. All the functions for Vocal Warmup and Exercise are available for your song's lead sheet. In the follow up sections, we will describe additional functions for the imported lead sheet. For the original music functions, please refer to the user guide below:

Music Functions User Guide

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2. Lead Sheet Files

In the “My Song Book” page, we provide basic functions to manage the imported files.

Use the Edit function to arrange the order of the lead sheet files in the folder. The Edit function is available in the popup menu from the Menu button at top-right corner.

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Slide leftward a file item to reveal three buttons: Delete, Rename, and Share.

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Tap the Delete button to move the file to the “Deleted” folder. The file in the “Deleted” folder will be permanently deleted after 25 days. Before that, you can still go to the “Deleted” folder page to “Recover” it.

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Tap the Rename button to change the item's “song title” and “information about this song”.

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Tap the Share button to share the file using AirDrop, another app, or any service available on the device.

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3. Mixer Panel

Tap the Mixer button to show the mixer panel. We can adjust the playback volumes using sliders on the panel.

Melody channel is for instrument playback according to the music notes described on the sheet music.

Chord channel is for instrument playback according to the chord symbols marked on the sheet music. We currently support simple Chord Play Mode as shown in the screenshot. The mode can be switched in real time during playback, by tapping the mode button. Currently we are working on more chord playing styles, and will make available in our future app updates.

Vocal channel is for playback of your singing voice recording.

For iPhone, there is an Output section with buttons for selecting playback output channel, either to Speaker, or to Receiver (the earpiece when you use iPhone as a handset during a phone call).

*1. When the Play function is active, the settings for all three channels are applied. When the Microphone function is active and picking up your singing voice, only the settings of two channels, Melody and Chord, are applied for the playback of instrument sound.

*2. When you are singing and recording with Microphone function without using earphones or headphones, it is recommended to use Receiver to avoid playback of instrument sound being picked up by the microphone and interfere the analysis of your singing voice. If you'd still like to use the Speaker for playback, please turn down the volume to be as small as possible.

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4. Music Tools

Tap the Music Tools button to show a popup menu. The menu contains two sections.

The Adjust Notes Highlighting section contains three settings for positioning the pitch highlighting on the graph relative to the pitch described by musical notes on the sheet music. For some singing voices like typical male voices, the actual pitch frequency could be an octave lower then the pitch described by musical notes. This difference can be compensated by setting to “Octave Lower”. Sometimes you may want to try practicing an octave higher or lower, and again, this can be done by choosing a suitable setting.

The Music section includes two functions:
Change Tempo and Change Key.

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Change Tempo is for adjusting the speed of singing. This can be done by modifying the value of Metronome Mark on the sheet music.

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Change key is for applying music transposition to the sheet music, and that shifts all notes upward or downward by a specified number of semitone steps.

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5. Sheet Music Page

Tap the Sheet Music Page button to maximize the sheet music window to fill most of the workspace.

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In this sheet music page view, you can pan-and-zoom the page using typical touch gestures such as drag and pinch. For a sheet music with multiple pages, you can slide to turn the page. On iPad, it shows the full page by default. Most Singscope functions, including Microphone and Play, are still accessible in this view.

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