Uploading PDF/Sheet Music Just Got Easier!

Some customers prefer using sheet music over chord charts. Now when adding a song or creating your custom view of a song, you no longer need to go to “Advanced Mode” to upload your PDF. After entering your song title or view title, simply click the “Upload PDF/Sheet Music” tab and drag and drop your file. Then from the same screen you can change the Display option from the chord chart to the PDF you just uploaded. One of our goals at WorshipTeam.com is to make your life easier and we feel this is another step in that direction!

Below you can see in 3 easy steps how to upload your PDF/Sheet Music:

Once uploaded you can change the Display by simply selecting the file and clicking Save:

Now when you add this view to your set, you and your team will see the PDF/Sheet Music instead of the chord chart!

Audio Now Available on WT Mobile!

“Will there ever come a time when we can play the set on a mobile device?”

YES – The time has come! We have heard loud and clear from our customers the need to play their sets while away from their computers. Now when viewing your set, or a song within your set, you will see a Play button on WT Mobile. Simply click the play button and within a few moments it will be “music to your ears”.

Windows Mobile users will be prompted to install the music player from the WT Mobile login screen. iPhones, iTouches and Blackberries work without any additional software or configuration.

Aside from the obvious benefit of mobile access as you are traveling, in your car or at the office, WT Mobile audio means that most teams no longer need to worry about burning CDs, downloading mp3s or audio files and such. Most mobile devices have stereo mini-jacks/ports that can feed into a church sound system, an audio docking station (such as iHome etc), car or home stereos. Your audio is now portable and you can practice with it, listen to it, and take it with you as far as your mobile connection can go. This is a wonderful advantage for worship teams, musicians and worship leaders. And it is all legal and completely included with your Worshipteam.com subscription at no extra cost, meaning you don’t have to worry about additional purchasing of licensing or listening resources for your team to have access to audio.

WT Mobile – Access WorshipTeam.com Anywhere!

We are pleased to announce the launch of WT Mobile!

Now WorshipTeam.com is available on your iPhone, Blackberry, Windows Mobile or other smart phones and devices. With quick, easy access you will be able to view your upcoming events and sets. You can even view the lyric sheets/chord charts for songs in your set! Last minute phone calls or emails are a breeze with your teams contact information just a click away.

Simply type in “worshipteam.com” in your mobile web browser to get started with WT Mobile!

Worship Team Members Tutorial

Now the worship team members who are added to your group have a customized video tutorial that can help them get up and running in just a few minutes with Worshipteam.com. See the tutorial here:
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Hope that helps those who want some online video help with quickly getting familiar with our service.

New Display Option while Browsing Songs

While browsing songs in WorshipTeam.com you have probably noticed a plus (“+”) symbol next to certain song titles. This indicates multiple versions of the same song are available.

By default, the “Tree View” option is on as shown here:

Once you click the tree control (plus symbol “+”) next to the song title you will see a list of the various versions below:

You now have the option to remove the tree controls and view all versions instantly. Simply un-check the “Tree View” option as shown here:

You will notice in the above picture that when the “Tree View” is turned off you will see songs listed multiple times with the associated “View Name” listed after the song title. The system will remember your view preference for returning visits to the site.

If you like seeing a separate line for each version of each song, then you can always turn the “Tree View” off by unselecting that checkbox. If you like all the versions of the same song included neatly under the song “tree” (plus symbol), then make sure you select the “Tree View” checkbox.

In this way, you can views the way you like to.

Blessings
Kim Gentes

Worshipteam.com

New Quick Start Tutorials

We have just added 3 brand new Quick start tutorial videos. These are just a few minutes each, and cover the most important aspects of the Worshipteam.com service. Right from the start, users can see how to quickly add people, build a worship list, place it in an event on the calendar, and assign people to the event. These basic steps will have you up and running Worshipteam.com quickly and easily.

The three new videos added are :

  • Add People – this shows you how to quickly add your people and build your teams/group.
  • Get Ready For Sunday – run through the 3 basic steps to preparing for your Sunday morning and practices by, selecting songs/building a set, assigning the set to the calendar, and assign people to the event.
  • Getting Started with Worshipteam.com – get overview of all the major sections, features and functions of the entire service. A great tour of the entire site.

Here is an example of the tutorial video. This is the “Get Ready For Sunday” quick start video.

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These tutorial videos are available on the dashboard (landing page) immediately after you login to your Worshipteam.com account.

In addition, we have added 6 new tutorials regarding main sections or Worshipteam.com, including a tutorial video for: Calendar, Songs, Sets (worship lists), Documents, Communicate and People. These are available by selecting the (?) question mark icon on the main page of each section and clicking “Watch Video”.

New Song Resources Tab

Worshipteam.com is the central place for all your planning and preparation for worship. It provides built in lyrics, chord charts and full length audio for thousands of popular songs. But you may be interested in getting additional resources for various team needs. For example, if you loved the recent worship song “Hosanna” by Paul Baloche and are interested in buying a full CD that includes that song, you can use the “Resources” tab on the song for options for find where you can get any specific product or resource related to that song. For example, the user below went to the “Hosanna” song page and moused-over the “Resources” tab and sees the following:

The “Resources” tab reveals various products that are related to that specific song. Clicking on the image of that product will launch a browser page to bring you to that resource should you be interested in purchasing it, as below:

Additionally, the resource tab includes a link to possible digital versions of the song, such as AmazonMP3 songs. If you wanted to purchase the downloadable mp3 for the “Hosanna” song, you would select the “AmazonMP3” link at the bottom of the resources tab list on the Hosanna song (see the first image in this blog entry). This will lead you to the Amazonmp3 page on which the individual song can be purchased.

The goal here is to provide a single location where you can find resources for your songs should you need more than that lyrics, chord charts and online full length audio.

Latest Hillsong Project Added

We continue to add content weekly into the site. This last week, we added Hillsong latest release from London “Hail To The King”. The songs from that album are now live, with lyrics, chord charts and full audio online in Worshipteam.com.

Blessings
Kim