The Filter bar and menu allow you to narrow down the songs shown based on Music, Content, Tags, and History. Filters are applied instantly, and then you can take action on the filtered results.
Check out the following video for more information on how to search and filter songs, and then see the rest of the article for more details.
Search for a Song
You can search for a song by title or by CCLI number.
Search By Title
Type the title or part of the title into the search bar, and then press Enter to return a list of songs with those words in the title.
After you have your filtered list of songs, you can expand a song to see the available arrangements.
Search by CCLI Number
To search for a song by CCLI number, use the Universal Search bar at the top of the page.
To filter the song list using other criteria, click Filter at the top left of the Songs page.
You can also type f to quickly open and close the filter menu.
The Filter menu is broken up into four main tabs. Select a tab to see its filters.
You can filter by any combinations of start and end key, major/minor, BPM and meter.
You can filter by any combination of lyrics, themes, arrangement, author, and copyright date.
The Lyrics filter searches just the lyrics and excludes chords and performance notes that might be interspersed with lyrics to make a chord chart. For example. Searching for "Amazing" will work even if the original text is "A[G]maz-ing" as part of a chord chart.
If you remove a filter term, make sure that the term is removed from the search bar, otherwise, your next term will search for songs with no results for that term.
You can search the history of when songs were last scheduled and when they were created. You can also choose to show archived songs or arrangements.
If you want to pin a filter so that it shows every time you go to the Songs page, click the triangle next to the filter in the search box, and then click Pin.
Pinned filters will turn yellow.
To unpin the filter, expand the filter and click UnPin or click Remove to remove it completely.
Knowing the logic of how filters work can help you apply some more advanced filters in different ways.
Sometimes you want to find a song that has Option A and Option B, and sometimes you want to find a song with Option A or Option B.
- When you select options within a single filter, you can imagine those options are joined together with the word OR.
- When you add additional filters, you can imagine the word AND between them.
In the above example, Christmas and Hymn are part of the same tag type, so selecting both means that the filter returns a list of all songs with either of these tags. Sunday Service is set in a different filter, so this narrows down the list to Christmas songs or hymns used any time in a Sunday Service.