Add lyrics


Feature Toolbar Icon Default Keyboard shortcut
Lyrics Text Dot Ctrl + L or + L

What are the lyrics?

Lyrics are words that make up a song usually consisting of verses and choruses. The writer of lyrics is a lyricist. On Flat, you can easily write lyrics under your notation using our Lyric tool, available in the Text toolbar.

Getting started with Lyrics on Flat

To start writing lyrics under your music notation, focus the note where you want to start adding your lyrics, then open the “Text” toolbar and click on the Lyrics icon.

You can input lyrics like regular text, pressing space will go to the next note or rest. To learn more about the keyboard shortcuts available, check out the list below.


Lyrics Keyboard Shortcuts

Go to the next lyric Space or or Enter
Go to the previous lyric
Add a new verse / Go to the next verse
Go to the previous verse
Add a space within a lyric + Space
Add a hyphen after the lyric -
Exit the Lyrics mode Esc
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