How to use Chordify

How do you use Chordify?

Get your chords!

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If you visit the Chordify webpage, you will be greeted with the dialogue shown here. This dialogue allows you to do three things:

  1. Search the Deezer, SoundCloud or YouTube catalogues all at the same time. Just type the name of your favourite song or artist!
  2. Upload a music file from your computer.
  3. Paste a Deezer, SoundCloud or YouTube link in the search/URL field.

Chordify will then automatically extract the chords from the song and display them to you in a simple way. It’s like karaoke for your fingers!

Get your beats!

When you press playplay the song will start playing, with the cursor pointing out the current chord. If YouTube is used as the audio source, the video is played simultaneously. Every beat is represented by a square, and chord changes are denoted with chord labels. When the song is played, the cursor (a dark square) highlights the current beat position, telling you which chord to play at that position in the song. When a square does not contain a chord label, the previous chord is still sounding. The dark bars point out the bar lines of the song.


The chord interface is designed to be intuitive, but we assume that you know what chord labels are. However, if you are learning to play guitar, ukulele or piano and you aren’t yet familiar with chord labels, you can press the diagram button in the top right hand corner of the tool bar. guitarDiagram Chordify will then show you how to play the chords of the song on guitar, ukulele or piano.

Get your loops!
You can navigate through the song by clicking on any of the squares. The music player will then jump to that position in the song, and playback from that beat on. Similarly, you can select a sequence of chords, and the selection will loop until you click the “ignore” or “remove” button.

Looping in Chordify

As well as the mouse, a keyboard can also be used to control playback: hitting the space bar will start or stop playback and the arrow keys can be used to move the cursor.

It is easy to share a chordified track with other users: just copy the URL from the address bar, and paste it into a message to send to someone else. Personal music files cannot be shared with other users, hence Chordify cannot be used to redistribute music other than through streaming services like YouTube and SoundCloud.

The Chordify team is continuously striving to improve your Chordify experience. If something doesn’t work as you would expect it to, please contact us! We are actively working to make Chordify as good as possible, and we are always interested in user feedback.

Frequently asked questions

You can find our most frequently asked questions on UserVoice.