Filtering on the Songs Page

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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 can be pinned so they're automatically applied when you first load the page. Filtered results then allow you to take targeted actions using the action bar.

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.

Search

Search by CCLI Number

To search for a song by CCLI number, use the Universal Search bar at the top of the page.

Add Filters  

To filter the song list using other criteria, click Filter at the top left of the Songs page.

Open filters

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.

Music

You can filter by any combinations of start and end key, major/minor, BPM and meter.

Music filters
Content

You can filter by any combination of lyrics, themes, arrangement, author, and copyright date.

Content filters

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.

Tags

You can filter songs by tags or tag groups.

From the Tag tab, choose any combination of arrangement or song tags to filter the songs list. You can filter by tags that you want included or don't want included.

Tag filters

You can also change the tag for a specific filter type from the search bar.

Tag from search bar

To find songs with any tag in a particular tag group, use a Tag Group filter.

Tag group filters

Edit tags or tag groups using the Edit Tags button at the bottom of the Tags filter tab.

History

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.

History filters

Pinned Filters

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

Pinned filters will turn yellow.

To unpin the filter, expand the filter and click UnPin or click Remove to remove it completely.

Unpin filters

Common Pinned Filters

Here are some examples of how you can use pinned filters together with tags to easily find the songs that you need:

  • Add a Christmas tag to your Types, and then deselect it to exclude Christmas songs from your filter the rest of the year.
  • Add a new Tag Group called Library (or Ministry), with tags for multiple song libraries to easily switch between them.
  • If different worship leaders have their own songs, add a Leader Tag Group to easily switch between leaders.

Filter Logic

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.
Filter logic

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.

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