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How to Grant Yinkos Hymns Manager the Microphone Permission on Safari

Posted on: September 4th, 2023 by Olu No Comments

Hi folks,

In this post, we cover how to grant the Microphone permission to Yinkos Hymns Manager (YHM) on iOS devices e.g. the iPhone. In order to record live songs with the Yinkso Hymns Manager on an iOS device, it is necessary to grant the website the Microphone permission.

If you find that you’re unable to use YHM to record live audio on the iPhone, then it could be because the Yinkos Hymns Manager website hasn’t been granted the Microphone permission. To grant this permission, follow these steps.

 

Open https://hymns-manager.yinkos.com in Safari.

Click on AA button on bottom left of browser tab.

 

 

 

Click on Website Settings.

 

 

 

Under Microphone, check if the text to the right says Allow. If not, click on Microphone, then click Allow. Then click on Done.

 

 

 

 

Now you can return to the app. you should be able to record songs live henceforth.

That’s all for now. Till next time, happy hymns management.

How to manage hymn records with Yinkos Hymns Manager

Posted on: August 17th, 2023 by Olu No Comments

Hi folks,

In this article, we will cover how you can use Yinkos Hymns Manager (YHM) to manage record of hymns selected for your church services on specific dates.

In YHM, we call these Hymn Records. The advantages of using YHM to store hymn records are

1. Ease of use – is that it’s very easy to view all hymn records
2. Search – it’s very to search for particular hymn numbers and know what dates that hymn was selected

 

How to view all Hymn Records

Once logged in to YHM, you can access Hymn Records by clicking on Hymn Records on the home screen.

Alternatively, you can click on Hymns Management > Records on the top menu.

 

You will see a list of all hymn records grouped by date.

For each date, you will see all the hymn numbers chosen, including the position and hymn number (Hymn).

You can edit a hymn record by clicking the Edit icon.

To delete a hymn record, click the Delete icon. A confirmation dialog will be displayed.

If there is an audio recording for that hymn available, the Listen button will be active

You can click on the Listen button to view an audio player dialog and play the hymn. This can be useful when practicing songs.

If there is no audio recording, then the Listen button would be disabled.

 

Adding a new Hymn Record

You can add a new hymn record by clicking the Add button.

you can then fill out the details on the Hymn Record detail screen and click Save.

You can also create or update hymn records through the suggestions screen. Click here to find out how to use Hymn Suggestions.

 

How to search for hymn records

To search for a hymn record, enter the hymn number in the search bar and click the search button or press Enter.

You will see results showing all dates the hymn was chosen and the position it was chosen for.

To show all records, removing any search criteria, click Show all records

In this article we have covered how to manage hymn records using YHM, including how to create records, search for records, edit and delete records and listen to audio recordings of your hymns. Hope this has been helpful. Till next time, happy hymns management.

How to suggest hymns using Yinkos Hymns Manager

Posted on: August 16th, 2023 by Olu No Comments

Hi folks,

In this article we will cover how to suggest hymns with YHM (Yinkos Hymns Manager).

First you visit the Suggestions screen. You can do this by clicking Suggest Hymns from the home screen.

 

Alternatively, from the top menu, click Hymns Management > Suggestions.

 

On the Hymns Suggestions page, you can suggest hymns for a given date by setting the selection mode and target date, then clicking Suggest.

Selection Mode means the approach you want to use to suggest hymns. There are 3 selection modes available:

1. Random
2. From Previous Selections
3. From Suggestions File.

We will explore these modes.

Random – suggest hymns randomly from certain sections of the Celestial Church of Christ hymn book. You can customise the sections by setting the Hymn Config in the Settings screen. You can see the sections being used by clicking on the Hymn Sections accordion in the page. YHM makes sure you don’t repeat hymns too often.

From Previous Selections Рsuggest hymns based on songs you have selected in the past. This can be very useful if you want to make sure you choose hymns that are familiar to your choir. In this mode, YHM would usually suggest hymns that were picked in a certain time range before the target date. By default this is between 63 and 120 days  before the target date. You can customize the time range on the Settings screen under the section: Time range for suggesting from Previous Hymns

From Suggestions File – suggest hymns based on songs from a Suggestions file you have uploaded to app Settings. This is useful if your choir has a list of hymns they are familiar with and would like to pick their hymns from that list. Click here to find out how to set up a suggestions file.

Note: if a hymn recording is available for a suggested hymn, then the suggestion is displayed in green font, otherwise it is displayed in black font.

For each suggestion, we display the section of the Celestial Church hymn book that the hymn belongs.

For each suggestion, we display a Save button. If you want to save the suggestion as a hymn record, all you have to do is click Save.

Also, if a hymn has already been selected and stored for a given position on a given date, then we display the stored hymn number along side the suggestion.

 

That’s all for now. Till next time, happy hymns management.

How to use Yinkos Hymns Manager to suggest hymns from a preferred list of hymn numbers

Posted on: August 15th, 2023 by Olu No Comments

Hi folks,

In this article we talk about how to use Yinkos Hymns Manager (YHM) to suggest hymns from a known list of hymn numbers. Your choir may have a list of hymns they know well and would like to choose from for future services. You can use YHM to easily choose from this list by following these steps.

First, create a Suggestions File containing the preferred list of hymns. A suggestions file is a csv file with a single column hymn. Under that column you list the hymn numbers. E.g.

hymn
636
618
616
603

Next, launch the YHM app, log in, and go to the Settings screen by clicking Settings in the top menu.

 

On the Settings screen, under Hymn Suggestions File, click on Add Suggestions File. If you have already uploaded a suggestions file in the past, then you should click Update Suggestions File.

 

On the Add/Update Hymns Suggestions File, choose the file and click Save.

That’s it. You have set up YHM to suggest hymns from your preferred hymn numbers.

To use these suggestions, go to the Suggestions screen, set the target date, and importantly, set the Selection Mode to From Suggestions File.

That’s all for now. Till next time, happy hymns management.

How to add hymns with Yinkos Hymns Manager

Posted on: February 16th, 2023 by Olu No Comments

Hi folks,

In this article we will cover how to add hymns or any other kind of songs with Yinkos Hymns Manager.

First, log in to the app.

Go to the Hymns screen by clicking the Hymns button or by clicking on Hymns Management > Hymns from the top menu.

Next, click the Upload button. You will be taken to the Add a new hymn screen.

Enter details for the hymn/song and select the audio file. You can enter just hymn number if creating a hymn entry. You can also enter a custom title.

Click Save when done.

That’s all you need to add a hymn with Yinkos Hymns Manager.

Till next time, happy music management.

How to record music with Yinkos Hymns Manager

Posted on: February 11th, 2023 by Olu No Comments

Hi folks,

In this article we will cover how to record hymns with Yinkos Hymns Manager.

First, log in to the app.

Go to the Hymns screen.

Next, click the Record button

You will be taken Record a new hymn screen

To start recording, press the Start button

If doing this for the first time, the browser will ask for your permission to record using your microphone. Make sure you grant permission. Once recording has started, you will see a message Recording… appear.

Once you have finished recording your music, press the stop button

To play your recording, press the Play button. A player will appear and play the song.

If you’re happy with the song, then enter the title of the song and version. Then click Save.

That’s all you need to record a song with Yinkos Hymns Manager.

Till next time, happy music management.

Yinkos Hymns Manager is launched

Posted on: July 22nd, 2022 by Olu No Comments

Hi folks,

We’re pleased to announce the launch our latest web application called Yinkos Hymns Manager.

Yinkos Hymns Manager helps you manage your church hymns. It provides a number of very useful features, including

  • Providing a central repository for storing audio files e.g. recorded hymns, anthems, or other music.
  • Allowing a team of users to access all hymns created by the group.
  • Recording of hymns sung on specific dates.
  • Suggesting hymns for future events.

You can use Yinkos Hymns Manager on any device that has a web browser, be it on a desktop, laptop, mobile phone or tablet.

To access the app, visit Yinkos Hymns Manager website.

Find out how it works by watching the Intro Video below.

As always, we like to know what you think about the game. Feel free to contact us.

Enjoy.