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Lyrics Input (English Voice)

Original article: CeVIO AI ユーザーズガイド ┃ 歌詞の入力(英語ボイス)

For English Voices, notes lyrics are assigned to "Do Re Mi Fa So La Ti" according to the scale by default.

(You can change the default lyrics, for example to "La", via "Default lyrics" in "Song Settings" of Options.)

Lyrics can be input for each note, or for all notes at once.

Input Lyrics

Double click on a note in the "Edit Score" of adjustment tool to enter the note.

You can also use the F2 key to enter the selected note. After entering lyrics in the input state, press Enter to submit the lyrics.

If you press Tab instead of Enter after entering lyrics, you can continue entering lyrics for the next note.

The characters that can be input are half-angle English characters, ., ', - and $ (falsetto symbol).

* Characters that cannot be sung out are shown in red. Special symbols such as vowel devoicing symbol and falsetto are allowed.

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- can be used to divide a word (and its phonemes) into multiple notes.

For example, holy can be divided into two parts ho and -ly; tenderly can be divided into four parts ten, -der, -ly and -.

* Only - extends the preceding phoneme. Alternatively, inputting tenderly as two notes, such as tenderl and -y, will automatically assign phonemes. 1

Enter Lyrics Collectively

This can be called from the "Song" menu, the right-click menu on the piano roll or the shortcut key F8 .

When "Space-Separated" is selected, the lyrics will be assigned to multiple notes by entering characters separated by half spaces.

When "1 note with 1 syllable" is selected, words separated by half spaces will be automatically divided by syllables again, and one syllable will be assigned to one note.

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Falsetto Symbol

If the lyrics contain a $, the note will be sung in falsetto.

* Depending on the character and the pitch of the note (e.g., a note with a low pitch), it may not be falsetto.

Other Special Symbols

Input Phoneme Symbols

In phoneme input mode, vocalizations can be specified in phoneme units.

When entering lyrics, you can switch to phoneme input mode by using "Enter Lyrics with Phoneme" in "Other Operations" via the piano roll right-click menu, the "Song" menu, or using the shortcut key Ctrl+P .

In phoneme input mode, the background of the lyrics input field changes to a blue-grey colour and keeps this colour in subsequent input.

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The "English phonemes palette" is displayed in phoneme input mode.2 Click on a character in the palette to enter a phoneme symbol, then press Enter or close the phoneme palette to commit the change.

Phonemes are separated by a 1-character wide space or a 1-character wide ,. If there is confusion between syllables, use | to divide them (e.g. y,e,s|a,i).

If a character that does not exist in the phoneme palette is entered, the character will be treated as the wrong symbol (shown in red) and the note will not be sung.

  1. Translator's note: (if the understanding is correct) Specifically, when tenderly is divided into tenderl and -y, if the phoneme is not automatically divided, the phoneme assigned to the previous note would be "t,eh,n,d,axr,l" and the latter note would be "iy". However, because the phonemes are automatically divided, the phonemes assigned to the previous note are actually "t,eh,n,d,axr", and the phonemes assigned to the latter note are "l,iy". In addition, in this example, the phonemes that are automatically divided are the correct division, because the segmentation point of the word "tenderly" is ten·der·ly, and the divided position should be ly, pronounced "l,iy". 

  2. Translator's note: For a comparison table of the phonemes used in CeVIO with IPA, see the section "List of Pronunciation Symbols" from Words Registration and Pronunciation (English Voice). 

Last update: November 23, 2023
Created: November 23, 2023