Concertmaster is a powerful piece of software, plenty of features. This page is a visual guide to Concertmaster's most common use cases. It's not meant to be exhaustive - in fact, it was planned to be a living, ever growing documentation.
How to listen to a recording
Concertmaster's basic usage is very, very easy: search for the composer; search for the work; choose a performance. That's it!
How to view the recording details
One of Concertmaster's key features is the detailed player. There's a multi-movement bar below and individual bars on the left panel:
How to set favorite recordings
You can set specific recordings as "favorites", clicking on the "heart" icon. They are always listed on the top left panel:
How to create playlists
Aside from "favorites", you can create playlists of specific recordings, clicking on the "plus" icon:
You can access your playlists clicking on the name "Favorites" on the top left corner. It's easy to rename or remove them too!
How to set favorite composers
You can create a list of favorite composers, just by clicking on the "heart" icon inside their boxes. To "unfavorite" them, click again. Your favorite composers can be found in the "heart" section of the composers' alphabetic index:
How to set favorite works
It's easy to group works of a specific composer in a "favorite" list. Just click on the "heart" icon. You can find them in the "Favorites" tab on the genre list:
How to start a radio station
In Concertmaster, a "radio station" is a session of constant, randomly chosen music. You can start a radio session just by clicking on the "On Air" button. Concertmaster will try to guess your taste and play some music accordingly. The "On Air" button remains bright red while the radio is playing. To end the session, click on the button again:
But you may want to start a more specific "station". For example, a radio session of works only by a determined composer. Just click on the "radio" icon inside the composer box:
Maybe you are willing to start a radio session of favorite works by a specific composer. Easy: click on the "radio" icon inside the "Favorites" tab:
The possibilities are endless. Here, we are starting a "station" of only favorite chamber music works. You can accomplish these more complex combinations using the radio tools on Concertmaster's top right corner: