OnSong Manual

Song Viewer

The song viewer is where your songs appear. You can load a song or set into the view using the Songs Menu.

Navigate your song and set by swiping up and down or left and right. OnSong displays songs vertically on the screen. This means to view the contents of the song, you can scroll the screen up and down. You can flip between songs in your set by swiping left and right. This model lets you know exactly where you are at in a set.

While swiping is the standard method of navigating documents on mobile devices, it is challenging to perform these functions while playing an instrument. The song viewer also features areas of the screen that can be tapped for navigation called Navigation Zones and Hot Corners


If you are using a text-based chord chart, you can also tap on chords to open the Chord Inspector. This lets you see different ways to play the chord on various instruments.

While you can change the action that is performed when you tap on a chord in Settings » Live Settings » Chord Playback, tapping and holding on the chords will always open the Chord Inspector.


If you are using Lyrics Projection, you can tap on sections of lyrics to choose what is displayed on the connected video display. The currently selected section is highlighted using a colored bar on the left side of the screen. You can change the color of this bar in Settings » Display Settings » Song Viewer » Vertical Position Indicator.

You can tap and hold sections in the song viewer to open the Section Mapping Menu. This menu allows you to map Scenes and MIDI Events to a section of the song. In previous versions this was assigned to the section by its placement in the song. In OnSong 1.999 and greater, new section assignments are set to the named label and stanza. For instance, MIDI and scenes assigned to the first part of Chorus 1 will stay with the Chorus even if its position changes.

When the section is selected, the scene is set and the MIDI events are sent.


You can change the way your chord charts appear using the Style Preferences Menu which changes the font and styles for the chord chart. You can also change the page layout using the Layout Screen found in the Navigation Editor in the Utilities Menu.

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