Scott Richard Cooley Music Publishing is proud to offer to you free of charge an e-book that shows you how to easily sing and play any Scott Cooley song on a guitar.  The first volume of the Scott Cooley songbook is now available from the links below. It shows you the chords and lyrics for every song from the first 10 studio albums released on Scott Cooley Records.  It is designed to alleviate the issue of having to scroll vertically to view an entire song by displaying roughly half of a song on the left page and the rest on the right page.  Should you ever want to record a version and release it for sale, use the simple form on the Licensing page of this site to get permission.

Viewing a whole two-page song on one screen

Important!  For optimum viewing when learning and performing a song, you will want to display even-numbered pages on the left and odd-numbered pages on the right by enabling the following two view setting options:

  • Two Page View
  • Show Cover Page in Two Page View

Depending on your settings, opening a PDF file will typically display a single page view by default. However, since each song is displayed on two pages, you will want to adjust the settings to enable viewing two pages at the same time so that you do not have to scroll. This allows you to view the entire song in a single window side by side, so that when you open any song, its first page is on the left pane and its second page is on the right pane.

To view entire song (both pages at once):

  1. Download the songbook by saving the file, then open the PDF from the location on your computer you downloaded it to. For example, double-click the Scott Cooley Lyric and Chord Songbook Volume One.pdf file icon from your desktop or downloads folder.
  2. The songbook opens in Adobe Acrobat (or equivalent PDF viewing software program).

  3. On the main Acrobat menu, select View > Page Display.
  4. On the Page Display submenu, ensure Two Page View and Show Cover Page in Two Page View are selected.
  5. When selected, a check mark appears to the left of each menu item option to indicate it is enabled.

    When you click on a song title from the left sidebar Bookmarks menu, both of its pages are displayed in the main content pane at right, as shown below:

    Now you can play and sing the entire song by reading from top to bottom, left to right.  If you choose to download and then print the songbook, opening to any page after the introductory section will display the first half of the song on the left, and the last half of the song on the right, so you can place it on a standard music stand and have the entire song available without having to turn the page mid-song.

Scott Cooley,
Jul 10, 2020, 11:55 PM