Song Presentation Window

Purpose:

This is the main window of the software.

You can find additional information about using this window in the "Independent mode" description.

Description

1. Slide-show Pane. Every song theme is accompanied with a number of selected pictures, which can be displayed in a slide-show mode.

You can choose commands from the Main menu in order to see the slide show, or the next picture:

Main Menu\View\Slide Show;

Main Menu\View\Next Picture.

Also, you can change the slide-show speed using the Features tab of the Program Settings window.

2. Song Text Pane. You can customize the text parameters of lyrics  and its background by using the Song Presentation tab of the Program Settings window.

If the text of lyrics is too big and it can only be partially displayed in its pane, you can scroll it in the following two ways:

— By using your mouse. Place a mouse pointer on any area without the text. The cursor should become , press the left key of the mouse and hold it, thus the cursor should become . Move the text to the wanted place and release the left key of the mouse.

— By using the group of buttons

In addition, you can use  buttons allocated in the Navigation window element. They allow the quick moving to the left edge or to the right edge of the song text pane.

If the text considerably exceeds the size of its pane, this complicates the perception of the text. In this case, you can change the width of the pane moving the vertical splitter of this window. You can do it by using the left key of the mouse.

You can return the initial layout of the window choosing Main Menu\View\Optimum Layout, or press the Optimum Layout button, which is on the toolbar.

To the left of the text of lyrics, there is an area of synchronization indicators. This area is active and can be used for the choice of a current line using the mouse. If the mouse pointer is positioned within this area and the pointer looks like then the click sets the wanted line as the current one.

3. Word Pronunciation Buttons. You can hear the pronunciation of any single word. For this purpose, you have to bring the mouse pointer to the chosen word, and this invokes the appearance of two buttons with pictures of announcers over the word.

Then you have to click the wanted Man or Woman button with the left key of your mouse. Also, you can press several times the Space key and hear the word pronunciation by one announcer after another.

For the same purpose you can invoke the context menu byclicking the wanted word with the right key of the mouse: Context Menu\Say by Man(Woman)\Word

The note: In oral practice, prepositions merge with nouns. For example, "в лесу“ can be said as ”влесу". You can hear the natural pronunciation in audio fragments (a line, or a sentence).

4. Group of Playback Buttons

The Play/Pause and Stop buttons control the song playback, while the Start/Stop Listening Mode and the Customize Listening Mode buttons control Listening Mode (LM). The Stop button stops both the song playback and LM.

5. The Seeking Bar helps you to control the current position of the sound track. You can alter the current position as follows:
 

  • drag the slider with the left key of the mouse and then release it;
  • click with the mouse in the wanted position of the seeking bar.

The song text (lyrics) is synchronized to the audio. The slider indicates the position at the current sound track. If the current position occurs within audio boundaries of any line of the text, then this line becomes the current one.

6. The Activity Indicator can have three states:

The song is stopped.

The music is on, while the singer is silent.

The music is on and the singer is singing.

If you are in the Singing Mode, the activity indicator can not be in the third (last) state.

7. Group of Navigation Buttons

Using these buttons, you can change-over to the first line and to the last line of the text.

While using these two buttons, you can move for one line upwards, or downwards.

If the width of the song text is greater than its correspondent pane size, you can use these buttons to see the right edge and the left edge of the text.

 

 

 

 8. Volume Control of Song and Accompaniment

This control can only reduce the volume of any song and the volume of the accompaniment. The maximum volume can be customized using the sound volume control of the Windows operational system.

The song volume control as well as the accompaniment volume control has no relation to announcers’ volume control. The announcers’ volume can be customized only using the sound volume control of the Windows operational system.

The song and accompaniment volume control can help you to reach a balance between volumes of the song/accompaniment, the voice of announcers and your recorded voice. The software saves the volume of this control for any specific user.

 

9. Translation Pane of Current Sentence

The Sentence Translation pane has the text area of a translation and the Sentence Decomposition button. This button opens the secondary window, which in combination with the Translation area constitute Linguistic Teaching Decomposition.

This window is to be automatically closed if you switch to another current sentence.

10. Audio Fragments Group of Buttons

This group of buttons is used for any current fragment to be heard:

— a stanza;

— a sentence;

— a line.

Each audio fragment can be voiced by announcers or by a singer. Even when a fragment playback is on, you can stop it by pressing the same button.

The playback of fragments is programmed in accordance with a superseding principle, i. e. if you press the chosen button during the playback of any other fragment, this action stops the previous fragment and immediately a new chosen fragment begins to play.

You can press the audio fragment button even when a song (an accompaniment) playback is going on. This stops the playback, while the fragment starts to sound.