Advanced Search

The advanced search form can be found by clicking on the “Advanced Search” item in the “Music” menu or by clicking on the “Advanced Search” link on the song list page.

  1. Simple Search: Go back to the simple search options.
  2. Keywords:  Include words here to find songs that include those words in any searchable field.  This is the same field described in Simple Search.
  3. Filter by Dance styles:  You can choose to filter songs that are tagged as any of a set of dances or to filter songs that are tagged as all of a set of dances.  Click on the any or all buttons to go between these two modes and choose dances from our list of supported dance styles by click on the dance style control and either typing in dance styles or choosing from the list presented.
  4. Include Inferred:  When this box is checked, we’ll include songs that have been inferred to be appropriate to a style of dance via a match of tempo and related dances.  This will pull in songs that no-one has explicitly tagged with a dance style, but which may be fun to dance to in that style.  For more information on this option, please read the Quality Over Quantity post.
  5. Filter by Tempo: Enter a tempo in beats per minute in either or the both of the minimum tempo and maximum tempo boxes.  If you leave the minimum tempo box blank, the filter will include all songs with tempi up to the maximum tempo.  If you leave the maximum tempo box empty, the filter will include all the songs with tempi faster than the minimum tempo.  If you think in Measures (or Bars) per Minute rather than beats per minute, use the tempo counter to convert.
  6. Filter by tags: You can filter by musical genre, tempo, style or other tags by using the Include/Exclude tag controls. Click on any of the tag icons to them and choose the tags to include or exclude.  Learn more about the music4dance tagging system on our Tag Definition, Tag Editing, and Tag Filtering pages.
  7. Filter by My Activity: You must create an account and be signed in for this feature to work.  The options are as follows:
    • Exclude all songs I marked as DON’T LIKE:  Filter out all of the songs that you have explicitly marked as don’t like by clicking the heart icon to toggle it to the broken heart state.  This is the default when you are signed in.
    • Include only songs I marked LIKE: List the songs that you have explicitly marked as like by clicking the heart icon to toggle it to the heart state.
    • Include only songs I tagged: List all of the songs that you have tagged in any way, this includes tagging it with a dance or adding any other kind of tag.
    • Exclude all songs I marked as LIKE: Filter out all of the songs that you have explicitly marked as like.
    • Exclude all songs I tagged: Filter out all of the songs that you have tagged
    • Include only songs I marked DON’T LIKE: List all of the songs that you have marked as don’t like.
    • Exclude all songs I marked as LIKE: Filter out all of the songs that you have marked as like.
  8. Filter by Music Service: If you are interested in only songs that have been indexed in one of our supported music streaming/purchase services, click on one or more of these checkboxes.
  9. Sort By: Choose Title, Artist, Tempo or Dance Rating, Last Modified, When Added, Energy, Mood, Strength of Beat, or Closest Match to sort by that column and Ascending or Descending to order the sort alphabetically, numerically, or by data as appropriate.
  10. Search: Perform the advanced search based on the settings you’ve specified.
  11. Reset: If you want to start over, the Reset button will clear the form.