Setting Up a New Music Stand Account

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Welcome to Music Stand! Once Music Stand has been enabled for your church, we'll help you set up your Music Stand account, then show you how to open a plan, use notes on chord charts, and sync page turns.

The mobile app requires Android 3.2 or higher. If you don't have a mobile device but still want to use you can launch Web Music Stand from within Services.

First, download Music Stand from the Google Play Store, and then sign in using your Services login.

Login Screen

By default, Music Stand is set to dark mode. You can change it to the light mode by tapping the sun icon in the upper right corner.

Access a Plan

The Music Stand app sidebar is similar to the Services app, which shows your schedule and all plans. Tap a plan from My Schedule or find a plan by looking through the folders under Plans.

Sidebar

When you select a plan, you can view the order of service, access chord charts, and sync page turns with other devices.

Follow the Order of Service

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

Plan Order of Service
  1. Items with attached PDF files show a dropdown. Tap a song to view the chord chart then swipe, tap, or use a foot pedal to go to the next chord chart.
  2. The item description is shown on the item if enabled in the Settings.
  3. People with Editor and higher permissions can add and edit plan items.

Access Songs

Once you've opened a chord chart, tap the screen once to open the toolbar.

Open Toolbar

From the toolbar you can:

  1. Tap the song title to edit lyrics and chords or print the PDF file.
  2. Loop a section on the attached track, use the metronome, or make notes on the file.

Run a Session

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

From the sidebar, select the Sessions tab, where you can start a session or connect to one already started by a team member.

  1. 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.
  2. To join a session instead of starting one, tap Connect to a Session then choose the session available. Your Music Stand header will turn red, and you'll see the same pages as the device in control.

Once you've familiarized yourself with the main Music Stand features, you're ready for your first rehearsal! Email other team members to let them know about music stand.

Get Help and Support

If you need any help as you're getting set up, we are here to help you!

From the sidebar, tap Help.

Help Box

From the Help page you can:

  • View a list of helpful articles or updates for Music Stand Android.
  • Email our Support Team or view existing emails you've sent.
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