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Learn to sing, line by line

Make focusing your learning on small parts of a song as easy as one-click
This doc helps you learn to sing a new song by training you to repeat — and then repeat, repeat, and repeat — a given part of a song until you have it just right. Whether you’re working on getting the pitch, tone, timing, or anything else right, repeating a section and working in small chunks through a song is a very effective in helping you learn a song quickly.
ℹ️ How to use this doc
Set it up
Copy this doc
and sign into Spotify on Coda. You’re signed in if you see “Never Gonna Give you up here:
Never Gonna Give You Up
Else, follow the instructions in the above video on how to sign in.
Add your song and choose a device to play it on
Add and time your lyrics — this takes just one play-through of the song
Play!
You’re ready to go. Visit the “Sing along!” section to play the song from the start or any individual line. Lines are highlighted as you go, karaoke-style.
Choose what/where to play
🎼 Choose song:
"Hallelujah" by Leonard Cohen
Add new song
💻 Choose device:
Punit-Shah-MacBook
Refresh active device list
ℹ️ Help, my device isn’t showing up!
Refresh to show your active playback devices, e.g. phone or computer with open Spotify apps.
Mobile devices are finicky — you may need to hit “play” briefly on your phone’s Spotify app if you’ve paused the music for a few moments. This will bring the device back online and re-activate the play buttons in this doc.
A. Add and timestamp the lyrics
ℹ️ Instructions: How to setup a song
To sing along, you’ll first need to add the song’s lyrics and set each line’s time. Do this by:
1. Add lyrics: Finding the lyrics online and pasting it into the table. It should magically split into multiple rows!
2. Play: Click “Play from beginning”
3. Set time: When you hit the respective line, click the “Set” button on that row. It’ll record the timestamp.

Play from beginning
Pause
Advanced settings
⏲️ Seconds offset, to account for internet lag. Change this if timing seems constantly off
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Play
Set time
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Timestamp
Lyric
1
Play from here
Set
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1 sec
2
Play from here
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3 secs
Now I've heard there was a secret chord
3
Play from here
Set
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8 secs
That David played, and it pleased the Lord
4
Play from here
Set
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12 secs
But you dont really care for music, do you?
5
Play from here
Set
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20 secs
6
Play from here
Set
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21 secs
It goes like this, the fourth, the fifth
7
Play from here
Set
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25 secs
The minor falls, the major lifts
8
Play from here
Set
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30 secs
The baffled king composing Hallelujah
9
Play from here
Set
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34 secs
10
Play from here
Set
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37 secs
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
11
Play from here
Set
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44 secs
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
12
Play from here
Set
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57 secs
13
Play from here
Set
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59 secs
Your faith was strong but you needed proof
14
Play from here
Set
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1 min 4 secs
You saw her bathing on the roof
15
Play from here
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1 min 8 secs
Her beauty and the moonlight overthrew her
16
Play from here
Set
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1 min 16 secs
She tied you to a kitchen chair
17
Play from here
Set
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1 min 20 secs
She broke your throne, and she cut your hair
18
Play from here
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1 min 25 secs
And from your lips she drew the Hallelujah
19
Play from here
Set
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1 min 30 secs
20
Play from here
Set
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1 min 31 secs
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
21
Play from here
Set
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1 min 41 secs
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
There are no rows in this table

B. Sing along!
Play from beginning
Pause
Search
Play
Timestamp
Lyric
Notes
1
Play from here
1 sec
2
Play from here
3 secs
Now I've heard there was a secret chord
3
Play from here
8 secs
That David played, and it pleased the Lord
4
Play from here
12 secs
But you dont really care for music, do you?
5
Play from here
20 secs
6
Play from here
21 secs
It goes like this, the fourth, the fifth
7
Play from here
25 secs
The minor falls, the major lifts
8
Play from here
30 secs
The baffled king composing Hallelujah
9
Play from here
34 secs
10
Play from here
37 secs
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
11
Play from here
44 secs
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
12
Play from here
57 secs
13
Play from here
59 secs
Your faith was strong but you needed proof
14
Play from here
1 min 4 secs
You saw her bathing on the roof
15
Play from here
1 min 8 secs
Her beauty and the moonlight overthrew her
16
Play from here
1 min 16 secs
She tied you to a kitchen chair
17
Play from here
1 min 20 secs
She broke your throne, and she cut your hair
18
Play from here
1 min 25 secs
And from your lips she drew the Hallelujah
19
Play from here
1 min 30 secs
20
Play from here
1 min 31 secs
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
21
Play from here
1 min 41 secs
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
There are no rows in this table

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