New database feature: keywords shown in lyrical excerpts

For the past month or so, I’ve been slowly working on a new feature for the song database.

Until now, keyword searches of the database have been somewhat unsatisfying in that, to see the context of the keyword for each matching song, users had to follow links to the external sites where the songs’ lyrics are displayed.

As of today, excerpts containing the first occurrence of the keyword are displayed for each song on the search results page. For example, if you do a search for “mitochondria,” you can see how this term is incorporated into songs for which online lyrics are available.

I hope this feature will make it easier for teachers to find songs appropriate for their classes.

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