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bunkas

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practice sessions
« on: July 28, 2015, 11:40:18 AM »
Hi,

new user.  I'd like to use setlist maker  to keep track of the songs we play in practice sessions as well actual shows.  Is there a sensible way of doing this?  I was thinking that 2 synchronised databases would work, one for shows and one for practices but doesn't look like i can do this.  Of course, I could make shows called 'Practice1, practice2,' etc, but this will give a misrepresentation of the smart lists in terms of times number of songs have been performed as opposed to practiced.

Hopefully this makes some kind of sense.

david

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Re: practice sessions
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2015, 12:09:59 PM »
You definitely don't want to use two databases, because then you will have to maintain separate copies of each song.

You can use the song colors, or a single, undated show, to keep track of which songs you want to cover at your next practice. But there's no way to keep a record of all your previous practices without affecting the totals. Is that the main problem here?

Designating some shows as practices is on my wish list, and if I added that feature, I could then exclude those shows from the totals.

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Re: practice sessions
« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2015, 12:14:22 PM »
thanks for coming back so quick,

yep,  thats the problem,  and it looks like the solution (as i envisaged it) is exactly as you do.

look forward to some kind of future update.
although in the meantime,  i'll make a multitude of shows called practice1 etc and hopefully in the future i'll be able to designate these as practice sessions by some kind of toggle switch.


thanks

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Re: practice sessions
« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2015, 01:35:20 PM »
Okay, I just added a vote to the wish list. Yes, I think you would be able to convert your practice shows at a later date, if it ends up working like I'm imagining it.