Setting Up a New Music Stand Account

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Welcome to Music Stand! Once you've enabled the app, we'll help you set up your Music Stand account by showing you how to open a plan, make and share notes on chord charts, sync page turns, and use Music Stand on the web if you don't have a mobile device.

Download Music Stand from the Apple Store and sign in using your Services login.

Login Screen

The mobile app requires iOS 8.4 and up.

The Music Stand app is laid out in a similar way as Services: the sidebar works as a dashboard, holding your schedule, all plans and songs, as well as an option to start a session with members of your team.

Follow the Order of Service

The plan is laid out as it's shown in Services.

Plan Order of Service
  1. Boxed information is the Item Description
  2. Items with attached PDF files show a dropdown
  3. Depending on your permissions, you could add to the plan

Tap an item to view the chord chart.

If the item is two pages, turn your device to see both pages on the screen.

Chord Chart in Landscape

View the next item on the Order of Service then swipe, tap, or use a foot pedal to go to the next chord chart.

Share Notes with Team Members

Tap the screen to open the toolbar. Loop a section on the attached track, utilize the metronome, or make notes on the chord chart.

Open Toolbar

Tap the pencil to open the annotations toolbar.

Use Annotations Toolbar

Write notes, highlight sections, erase notes, or type using the tools.

Choose Done to save your notes.

A teammate can choose to view your annotations and even combine yours with theirs!

View Others' Annotations

Tap your name at the top of the chord chart and choose whose annotations you'd like to view.


Sessions allow team members to sync page turns with one person in control of changing the pages.

On the sidebar, choose the sessions tab to start or connect to a session.

Session Options in Sidebar

1. Control a Session

When you start a session, you'll see a green Music Stand header as well as a list of those who have joined your session.

The green header is shown on the device of the person controling the page turns.

View Connections

Close the session at any time.

2. Join a Session

To join a session instead of starting one, tap Connect to a Session then choose the session available.

Connect to a Session

When you connect to a session, your Music Stand header turns red, and you'll see the same pages as the device in control.

Connected to a Session
Music Stand on the Web

If you don't have a mobile device but still want to use Music Stand, hover over rehearse in any plan and choose Music Stand to launch Web Music Stand.

Plan page

Music Stand will load and open the first available chord chart in the plan.

Web Music Stand page

Use the toolbar at the bottom to return to the plan, go to the next song, make notes, or adjust settings.

The down arrrow icon hides the toolbar, so you can see the whole screen.

Once you've familiarized yourself with that flow, you're ready for your first rehearsal! Email other team members notifying them of Music Stand!

Get Help & Support

If you need any help as you're getting set up, we are here to help you! The best way is by tapping Help in the sidebar. When you tap that, you'll see this helpful dialog box:

Help Box
  1. View a list of helpful articles based on Music Stand.
  2. Email our Support Team or view existing emails you've sent.
  3. Open the Services app to the plan you're currently viewing.
  4. See what's new in Music Stand!
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