How do you use Chordify?
Get your chords!
If you visit the Chordify webpage, you will be greeted with the dialogue shown above. This dialogue allows you to do two things: either upload a music file from your computer, or paste a SoundCloud or YouTube link in the URL field. Chordify will then automatically transcribe the chords from the supplied audio source and display them to you.
Get your beats!
When you press play the song will start playing, with the cursor pointing out the current chord. If YouTube is used as 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 and you aren’t yet familiar with chord labels, you can press the guitar diagram button. Chordify will then show you how to play the chord labels of the song on the guitar.
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 start or continue playback from that beat on. Similarly, you can select a sequence of chords, and the selection will loop until you click the “ignore loop” button (the lemniscate next to the playback controls).
Next to the mouse, a keyboard can also be used to control playback: hitting the spacebar will start or stop playback, and the arrow keys can be used to move the cursor.
It is easy to share a choridified track with other users: just copy the URL in the address bar, and provide it to someone else. Personal music files cannot be shared with other users, and are locked to the browser session of the uploader. Hence, Chordify cannot be used to redistribute music, other than through streaming services like YouTube and SoundCloud.
The Chordify team is continuously improving your Chordify experience. If something doesn’t work as you would expect it to, please contact us! We are working actively 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.