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Customize Your Practice with Custom Track Playlists

Published on 31 Jul 2019

Did you know that with your Individual or Full Choir subscription to Choral Tracks you can create playlists of tracks you need to practice? Have a few different shows or programs you need to prepare for? No problem, you can create a playlist for each of them and we’re going to walk you through exactly how to do that.

Creating a Playlist

Start by logging in to your Choral Tracks account by clicking the “Login” link in the main menu and entering your email address and password, and then click “Login” button. After you’re logged in to your account you can start creating playlists. There are three ways to create playlists, we’ll go over all of them and you can use whichever way works best for you.

First, we’ll go over how to create an empty playlist, then we’ll talk about how to create a playlist while on a song page, and finally how to create a playlist from a song queue. We’ll go over each step for whether you’re on your phone, tablet, or computer.

How to Create an Empty Playlist

On A Computer

Hover over your name in the upper righthand corner and click “My Playlist”. After the page loads enter the name of the playlist you’d like to create in the “Create New Playlist” field and click the “Save Playlist” button. A “Playlist Created Successfully” message will appear. You’ve now created a new playlist and you can start adding tracks to it.

On A Phone or Table

Tap the menu icon, then tap the plus icon to the right of your name, and then tap “My Playlist”. After the page loads enter the name of the playlist you’d like to create in the “Create New Playlist” field and tap the “Save Playlist” button. A “Playlist Created Successfully” message will appear. Your playlist has been created and you can start adding tracks to it.

Make More Playlists

If you want to make another playlist enter its name in the “Create New Playlist” field and click or tap the “Save Playlist” button.

How to Create a Playlist from a Track

Either search for your song by clicking “Search” at the top of the page and entering the song’s title, or in the navigation menu click on Mixed Voices, Treble Voices, or TB Voices under Voicing, or click on Masterworks. Then either click or tap on the song name or the “Explore” button to go to the song you need to practice and find the track you need.

On the right side of the track there are three dots, click or tap on them to open the track’s sub-menu. Click or tap the “Add To Playlist” link. In the pop-up window enter the name of the playlist you’d like to create in the “Create New Playlist” field and click or tap the “Save Playlist” button. Your playlist has been created and the track has been added to it.

How to Create a Playlist from a Song Queue

Either search for your song by clicking “Search” at the top of the page and entering the song’s title, or in the navigation menu click on Mixed Voices, Treble Voices, or TB Voices under Voicing, or click on Masterworks. Then either click or tap on the song name or the “Explore” button to go to the song you need to practice and find the track you need.

On the right side of the track there are three dots, click or tap on them to open the track’s sub-menu. Click the “Add To Queue” link. That track has been added to your queue and will start playing right away. Add the other tracks from that song that you need, then click or tap on the queue icon in the audio bar to view your song queue. Click or tap the “Save Playlist” button in the upper right corner of your queue. In the pop-up window that opens enter the name of the playlist you’d like to create in the “Create New Playlist” field and tap the “Save Playlist” button. Your playlist has been created with the songs that were in your queue.

Add Tracks to Your Playlists

Now that you have your playlist(s) created you can start adding tracks to it. To add a track, navigate to the song you need to practice and find the track(s) you need. On the right side of the track there are three dots, click or tap on them to open the track’s sub-menu. Click or tap the “Add To Playlist” link. In the pop-up window click or tap on the playlist you’d like this track added to. You’ll see a success message pop-up that says “Song Added to Playlist”.

How to View, Edit, and Use Your Playlists

Your playlists have been created and tracks have been added to them, now to start using your playlists! Navigate to your playlists by either:

  • On a Computer - Hovering over your name in the upper righthand corner and click “My Playlist”.
  • On a Phone or Tablet - Tapping the menu icon, then tap the plus icon to the right of your name, and then tap “My Playlist”.

When the My Playlists page loads, you’ll see all of your playlists listed in the order that they were created (oldest to newest).

Rename a Playlist

To edit a playlist’s name, click or tap the pencil icon of the playlist you’d like to rename. Type the new name for your playlist in the pop-up window that opens and click or tap the “Save Playlist” button.

Delete a Playlist

To delete a playlist, click or tap the trash can icon for that playlist. In the pop-up window that opens you’ll be asked if you’re sure you want to delete the playlist – click or tap the “Yes” button to delete the playlist.

View and Edit Tracks in a Playlist

Viewing Tracks

To view the tracks in a playlist, click or tap the plus icon for that playlist, the tracks will appear below the playlist in the order that they were added to the playlist.

Removing Tracks

To remove a track from a playlist, click or tap the trash can icon to the right of the track name. Click or tap the “Yes” button in the pop-up window that opens to remove the track from your playlist. 

Listening to Tracks

To listen to the tracks in a playlist, click the play icon for the playlist you’d like to listen to. The first track in the playlist will start playing and you’ll see the audio bar appear at the bottom of your screen.

Using the audio bar you can:

  1. Use your mouse or finger to move the playhead forward or backward for a track
  2. Go to the next or previous track
  3. Pause / play the current track
  4. Change the tempo to be slower or faster (more about this found in this blog post)
  5. Change the volume
  6. Share the track to Facebook or Twitter
  7. View the current playlists queue
    1. In the queue you can click on whatever track you’d like to listen to next. 
Reviewing the Choral Tracks Audio Bar Icons

Questions?

We hope you enjoyed this tutorial and that it helps you improve your practicing. Let us know if you have any questions by either leaving them here in the comments or sending us an email.
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