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Using more than one word in an attribute field

There's no reason you have to be satisfied with using just a single word when marking the attributes of your songs. You miight indeed want to use several in each attribute field, because it will give you more flexibility and creativity in music selection.

Let's consider the song, "Layla" by Eric Claptan. We'll mark the Genre field of the song with the following group of words:

Early British Classic Rock LadysName

The following items could now be used in your master log, and they would cause the song to be found in TuneStacker:

Random Genre *Early*
Random Genre *"Early British"*
Random Genre *British*
Random Genre *Classic*
Random Genre *Rock*
Random Genre *"Early British Classic"*
Random Genre *"British Classic"*
Random Genre *"Lady's Names"*

As you can see, this song can now be included any time you want to play, among others, a "Rock" song, a "Classic Rock" song, a "British Classic," an "Early British Classic," or even when doing a show with titles that are all "Lady's Names."

The secret is the use of wildcards and quotation marks. A wildcard character * placed at both ends of a word or phrase tells TuneStacker to find it regardless of where it resides in the group of words. Quotation marks let TuneStacker look for more than one word at the same time. Putting a phrase in quotes, and surrounding it on both sides by wildcard characters, tells TuneStacker to find a phrase, regardless of where it exists in the Genre field.

Nor are you limited to a single attribute. You can go totally crazy with this stuff. Picture a search that looks like this:

Random Genre *"Early British"* Tempo "Medium Fast" Rating C Gender Male Comment "Jukebox Classics"

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