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VocalCD

VocalCD is a CD player for Windows 3.1 with a very unique feature: It can display the lyrics of a song as the song is played. You can find more information about this shareware program on the VocalCD homepage.

Song Lyrics

Unfortunately the lyrics of songs are not stored on the audio CD itself, so seperate lyrics files have to be created for each album. This means you have to type in the text of the song, and then indicate the timing of the words.

Scrolling Lyrics Archive

This is where the Scrolling Lyrics homepage comes in.... This is the place to look for lyric files, request lyric files for your favorite albums - so you will be notified by email when the album has been added - and to contribute the lyric files you have created for your own albums to the rest of the world.

Look for your favorite albums

You can search for lyric files by artist, album title, genre or language. You can download lyric files by clicking on the links of the albums you want. The downloaded files are zip files, which you should unzip into the songs/trade directory, after which you use VocalCD's import function. See the VocalCD Help file for more details.

To get you started...

Hop on The Lyric Ring to find lyrics to songs:


The Lyrics Ring

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Alternatively, here is a list of sites containing lyrics for lots of different kinds of songs. If there are no lyric files in this archive yet, browse this list for the lyrics you are looking for and the process of making your own lyric files won't be quite as cumbersome. You can also use search engines like Yahoo, Nerd World Music Lyrics or one of the other search engines to look for lyrics or homepages about your favorite artist. These pages often contain lyrics as well. Try Internet Music Links for instance. You could also join the alt.music.lyrics Newsgroup and try your luck there. Afterwards, don't forget to submit the files you create to this archive!

The possibilities are endless

VocalCD has an amazing range of features, which are outlined on the VocalCD homepage. But I would say the scrolling lyrics feature is the most exciting one. With the latest versions of the program it is possible to display multiple (up to 10) different text lines, for instance for duets, backing vocals etc.
Be creative! For instance, as suggested by Shelley Levine, you could use one line for the actual lyrics, and another line to indicate the guitar chords of the song. A great idea of you want to sing and play the song yourself or with a group of friends. Turn off the volume, get a big monitor, or maybe you can hook up your computer to a TV.
Or, you could use one line for the actual lyrics, and another line for the translation of the lyrics into your own language, if the songs are in a foreign language. Please let me know if you can think of more creative uses of the program.


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