Re: Lyrics to ChordPlay
Reply #1 –
sorry buddy, but I don't think anything like that exists at the moment.
I imagine matching the lyric to its note could be something of a challenge too.
I was going to say:
I have a correction:
In the .Developer Tools group in the User Tools dialogue there is a tool called nwctxt File Explorer (nwsw) that has access to the entire song as nwctxt rather than simple clip text.
This means that it is definitely possible to access the lyrics with a user tool.
Using arrays to match lyric syllables with notes should be possible. I imagine a 2 part array:
part 1 contains the notes/chords on the staff - perhaps just as some kind of position marker...
part 2 contains the lyric syllables (chords)
The tool steps through the arrays, copies the lyric syllables in turn, and then inserts them as text entries into the appropriate locations of the nwctxt as defined by part 1 of the array. Finally, it all gets written it back to the editor.
If I was actually a programmer I would be happy to do this as an exercise, but seriously, I can't write code to save my life so it would have to be up to someone with those skills and the time and interest to take it on.