Songs, Arrangements, Keys, and Files
Add Songs complete with different Arrangements, Keys, and any Attachments you want!
Add a Song
- To add a new song, click add a song. You must be at least an Editor to add songs.
- To edit a song, click the name of the song.
You can go directly to an arrangement tab within that song by clicking the arrangement name.
As you type the name of your song, we search CCLI's database of songs, which provides copyright information and more. Find the song you are wanting to add and highlight it.
If you don't like the results of the search, click outside the search results to ignore them.
Fill out any details you may want, including Song Tags, Arrangement Details, and Keys. If you've linked to your paid SongSelect account, and it includes chord charts, you can choose to import them. Click Accept to add your song and go to the Song page.
- Click Edit to change the Song Title, CCLI#, Author, Copyright, Administration, Notes, or Themes. If this song has a CCLI#, most of this information is imported from CCLI's database.
- The All Arrangements tab is where you manage information that applies to all arrangements of your song. This tab includes Files, Schedule, and Tags.
- You can create a different arrangement for each version of your song. Arrangements are usually named after a specific recording or a ministry in your church. Attach files to specific arrangement, so when you add that arrangement to a plan, only the files for that arrangement show.
- Click on the Arrangement Title, Length, BPM, or Meter to edit them directly. You can tab between them, and hitting enter will save automatically.
- Add a sequence to this arrangement.
- If you already have files you want to upload, or you get your files from other sources, you can attach them here.
- Enter lyrics & chords to create PDFs which will be transposed to any key you add.
- Add Keys and manage files in each key box.
- Use the filter to select dates and see the dates of each plan that used this particular arrangement.
- Assign Tags to this arrangement to help you filter later.
- Notes are only visible on the Arrangement Page, and they are separate from the Song Notes.
- If you no longer plan to use a song, archive it, so it doesn't come up in searches. You can use a filter to view archived songs later. If you want to complete delete a song, including all its arrangements and files, click the trashcan icon. This is not undoable and should only be used if you've never used that song since this option deletes the history of the song as well.
- To delete an arrangement and all its files, click the trashcan icon. This is not undoable and should only be used if you've never used that arrangement since this option deletes the history of the song as well.
To add new Arrangements, click Add beneath your Arrangements in the left sidebar.
- Give your arrangement a descriptive title, like the name of a recording or artist or a ministry in your church, to help you differentiate it from other arrangements you might add in the future.
- Add Length, BPM, or Meter if you know it now, or easily enter it later.
- Set any tags. Any that are required will be marked.
- If you've integrated with a SongSelect account, you have the option to import lyrics.
When you click Submit, your arrangement will be created, and you'll be prompted to add a key.
After adding a new Arrangement, you'll be taken to the Add Key box.
To add keys to an Arrangement, click Add Key to the right of existing keys on the Arrangement Page.
Click any key in the key navigation to scroll to that key and see its files.
- Set the start and end key. Most songs with a CCLI# have a default key which will already be set. If your song has a key change and ends in a different key, set that here.
- The Description is commonly used to note which key is the original, which key a certain worship leader prefers, or which is the preferred congregational key, but you can also leave this blank.
- If your key is a harder key for guitarists, add an alternate key to get Capo versions of chord charts. Any chord charts made using our Lyrics and Chords Editor will give you charts in the main key and any alternate keys you add to a plan.
- If you've integrated with a SongSelect account that includes chord charts, you might have the option to import them. You can import chord charts in the main key and any alternate keys.
- If you've integrated with a PraiseCharts account, you'll have the option to import any purchased files for this arrangement or key.
Edit Key Information
To edit a key, click the key itself and edit its settings from the key popup.
All keys you've added to this arrangement are listed underneath and also act as navigation. Click a key to scroll to it.
To delete a key, click the key itself and click *Delete*. All files will be deleted from the arrangement, and deleting a key cannot be undone.
The most obvious way to add or import files is to click the + button next to 'Files'. You'll then have the option to upload your own files, link to popular song libraries on the internet including iTunes and YouTube, or import files from SongSelect, PraiseCharts, or RehearsalMix.
The easiest way to upload your own files is to drag them from your computer onto a key, arrangement, or song files box.
You can move files within an arrangement by dragging to the other boxes or even onto the navigation buttons underneath.
Move files to other arrangements or to the Song level by dragging onto tabs. If you drag a file from a key onto another arrangment tab, it will be attached to the same key in the new arrangement, even if it has to create the key to do so.
To delete a file, hover over it, click the pencil, then choose *Delete*.
You can also hover over the file and type x to delete the file.
Copy files (instead of move) by holding down the option/alt key while you drag.
Where should I put my files?
- Files you attach at the Song level will be available for all arrangements and all keys. This is generally not recommended. Instead, switch to a specific arrangement tab. If you have existing files already attached to the song, you can simply drag them from the song onto any arrangement tab on the left to move them.
- Files you attach to an Arrangement will be available for that specific arrangement and all keys within it. Lyric files should usually be attached to the arrangement since the lyrics won't change when you choose different keys.
- Files you attach to a Key will only be available for that arrangement and that key. It is usually best to attach chord charts directly to a key. Then when you add a song to a plan and choose a key, only the chord chart for that key will appear. If you upload audio files and plan on transposing them, attach those to the key.