I’m trying to finish a song but when try to add a 20th line only the melody section appears, and I can’t add any chords. If I try to add a 21st line I don’t get the melody or chord sections. I tried it with another song and it happened on the 19th line instead of the 20th. If I start a new song and just add rows right away I can get 21 full rows, but the 22nd is a problem. This happens in both Chrome and Firefox.
Good god. I’ve certainly made long tabs before, but never to that extreme.
I just tested it, the entire section where Hookpad usually is goes black when I hit 23 lines. Nothing else weird happened, except for the sudden black rectangle.
Is 20 lines really extreme? The song is only about 2 and a half minutes long at this point (It’s in 3/4 at a tempo of 174 BPM), and will likely be less than 4 minutes long when I’m done. I suppose I could convert it or rewrite it in 6/4, which would halve the number of lines, but that would make editing more difficult (try converting a 3/4 song to 6/4 and you’ll see what I mean). And anyway the greater problem would still remain. I mean, is it really THAT uncommon for someone to write a 5 or 6 minute song?
Yeah you’re definitely pushing the limit here. Flash also starts to slow down after that many lines as well. Since Hookpad is really meant for creating the skeleton/foundation of a song, just the basic chords and melody as opposed to a final polished final product, we recommend separating your tabs into sections (i.e one for a chorus, one for a verse). It makes it easier to manage.