Song, chord and setlist management: ChordView
For anyone involved in a worship band, using chord charts (lyrics with chords), I am very happy to tell you a new tool has just become available: ChordView.
ChordView is aimed at sharing songs with your band or multiple bands in a church. It is a simple tool that allows for easy handling of chord charts, using a nice web interface. Some features:
- Your entire song database remains online, and can be edited by whomever you give access to songs in your group
- Songs can be viewed online, or downloaded as PDF files with a nice, readable layout
- Songs can be easily transposed, or a capo position can be added
- Songs can be grouped and organized in set lists for worship services or other worship events.
- Songs used in setlists can be moved to a different key for just that set, or a capo can be added
- Set lists can be downloaded as a PDF, containing a setlist page, and all songs played in the set
- Lyrics of setlists can be extracted and downloaded in a single text file, to make importing them in your projector software possible.
Some feature we seek to add later on are:
- Inviting users to your group
- Improved organizing using song tagging
- Comments in songs for how they are played
- Links to YouTube to listen to songs you do not know yet
- Setlist/worship service sharing
- Integration with specific projector software programs
- ...and much more. Please share your ideas with us!
If you like the sound of this, I suggest you check it out for yourself on http://www.ChordView.com. You can simply click on "Try the demo" and use that account for a minute to see if you like it.
As you may have guessed, I have been working on the project myself. I am very curious what you think about it. Feel free to ask me if you need any help. And please let us know something about your experiences with ChordView.
ChordView is still in beta phase. This means we are very open to suggestions on your behalf.
I realize this is still in BETA, but will it be a paid service or free?
It will be free, at least for some time to come.
If ever it will become a paid or partially paid (for specific extra functionality) service, there will definitely be a way to export your songs and setlists.
That was my question, too. Thanks for clarifying. Looking forward to trying it out!
Originally Posted by ryanrotman