Updates to LDS Music Website

by Larry Richman on December 31, 2012

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Music.lds.org is one of the most visited sections within LDS.org, averaging more than 1.5 million page views a month and it has been updated with more music and more features. Here are some of the new or improved features you’ll love:

Interactive music player. Listen to hymns and songs or use it to play songs for family home evening or to learn new hymns. If you want to practice the soprano, alto, tenor,  or bass part, you can play it alone or at a higher volume with the other parts. If the music is too high or too low, you can transpose it to a different key, then play it or print out the new version for performing. The music player now has new features that make it easier to use. The major drawback is that now it requires Flash, so it will not work on some mobile devices (like Apple iOS smartphones and iPads) without additional software.

Download Church hymns and songs to your computer or mobile device. These can be accessed through the large music library, which includes lyrics and sheet music. For example, the Liahona collection lets you see and print music in many languages from magazines dating back to 1990. Playlists and downloads are available in Spanish, Portuguese, French, and English.

Learn to conduct music or play a keyboard or organ. See the online courses with multimedia examples.

Library of choir music. Access music that can be used without cost. For example, the entire Savior of the World music can be downloaded, complete with ideas on stage production and costumes.

Guidelines. See the FAQ section for answers to questions like standing for national anthems or performing popular LDS-themed music in sacrament meetings.

Search. The whole music section is searchable by text, title, composer, number, topic, or even scripture.

See the Help section for tips on using the site. Future plans include more language support, more music, and more submissions from members.

Learn more in the article “New Rhythm for Church Music Website.”

Also learn about the “LDS Music Mobile App” which does work on Apple devices, but has a much more limited set of features.

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