I created a nice solution for myself in the end using multiple ‘hidden’ marker tracks and using the Num Keypad on the keyboard as navigation input. I decided to leave my mouse buttons for tool selection.
So I have my main marker track with all song sections that I alway keep visible. Then I have 6 other marker tracks that I call ‘section type’ marker tracks which appear and become activated with the following keys.
These keys don’t do anything but make that ‘section type’ marker track visible and active.
Then I set up keys 1,2,3,0,dot as Zoom Cycle 1,2,3,4,5 so I can go to up to 5 markers on any of these tracks.
I set up the Enter key to hide any visible ‘section type’ marker tracks, and then make my main marker track active again.
So it works like this…
If I want verse 1, I type 4-1-Enter. By ending with Enter, it resets things back to normal.
If I want chorus 3, I type 6-3-Enter.
Or if want to quickly scan all the chorus’s
type 6, then scan with 1,2,3, then back to normal with Enter.
In a college job, I use to add receipts on a Numpad without looking, so my Numpad skills are pretty good without looking.
Also this works nice, because the key strokes will be the same for every song. First key gets me section type. second key gets me the occurrence, and Enter returns back to main marker track and hides any visible section type marker tracks.
It’s also easy to setup. Just make the main marker track as normal. The only extra work is you then simply option drag each cycle marker down to it’s appropriate section type maker track, and change the id number.
Thanks to everyone for all their help in setting this up!