The Chordify toolbox has a lot of fun Premium tools! You might have seen them on the toolbar while jamming to your favorite tracks, but just didn’t know what they were actually for. In this blog post we’re going to take you by the hand, and explain every feature so you can improve the quality of your jams.
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As you can see in the figure above, the Transpose tool is the first feature you encounter on the toolbar after the rewind and the play button. This cool tool has two functions: The first is showing you in which key the song you want to jam to is written.
If you’re a more advanced ukulele, guitar, or piano player this will help you to improvise while playing along. It also has some benefits for other instruments like bass, and even vocals since now you know in which field the game is played.
The second function this feature has in store for you is what you would expect in the first place when you read the name. Yes, it can transpose the key of the song you are jamming to up and down, depending on which arrow you use.
This could be helpful if you would like to adjust the chords to your voice range, or you just want to have easier chord diagrams. Mind you that the feature transposes the key and the chords, but not the sound of the song that you hear in our player.
To the right of the Transpose feature you see the Capo tool. The capo is a movable nut that you can use up and down the guitar neck to artificially transpose the range of your instrument in real life. Well you don’t have to do it in the analog dimension of course, since we have it digitally as a tool. This has a few advantages.
For starters you can move the digital capo up and down the fretboard to see if this will provide you with some cool chord diagrams. After that you can place the real life capo on your guitar and jam along. The second advantage is that the Chordify capo can provide you with some less finger breaking diagrams.
“Yeah, you mentioned that already.” True, but you don’t need a real capo to play the easier chords. Keep that in mind. Also, don’t forget that our tool just shows you the transposition of the chords that we provide, it doesn’t change the pitch of the song you playback on the player.
Moving on to the neighbour of the Capo feature. The Song tool may deceive you a bit with its name, but once you know what it’s all about, you’ll find the term we use for this feature spot on. Imagine that you love to play along with a song, but you just don’t want the original sound to be very loud, or maybe muted.
Why? Because maybe you just used the Capo, or Transpose feature, and want to play along with the new chord diagrams, but don’t want to be distracted by the original sound. This is the place where you can manage the volume of the song in the player.
Next to the Song tool you’ll find the Chords feature. This does exactly the same thing as the Song button, only this time you manage the volume of the piano MIDI chords you can use to check if you’re in the right key. That’s all there is to it.
Do you know what BPM stands for? Beats Per Minute, that’s what. And with that being said you can probably figure out what this feature does. With it you can speed up or slow down the player and the chord diagram playback. This way you can practice part of the song at a slower or faster pace.
Slower if you want to learn it, but still have troubles with the fast pace in which the chords switch from one to another. Fast if… Well let’s say you just want to challenge yourself. Using this tool changes the speed of the song in the player as well as the chord diagram playback.
We’re almost through the toolbar, and things are getting better and better. This next feature is the Loop tool. The Loop is made for… Yup looping. Just select a part of a song and loop it until you’ve mastered the chords. Easy peasy lemon squeezy!
MIDI stands for Musical Instrument Digital Interface. The main function of MIDI is to exchange data between digital musical instruments and computers. So by downloading the chord progression in MIDI we help you as a producer to use the chords in you digital audio workstation (DAW) software, with any instrument you like.
This last tool kind of speaks for itself. Printing a chord progression could be very practical when you want to limit your screen time, or are heading for a place where the internet connection is bad. Although you could save songs in your setlists, and access them offline.
We’re through the features in the toolbar, but there’s just one more cool function you can use to your advantage to improve your jams. You can find the Setlist in the left upper corner.
Setlist is a way of saving, and categorizing songs so you can access them fast and easy. Once saved you can use a Setlist on- and offline. Pretty cool, huh? That’s what we thought. Alright, that was the guide to the Chordify Toolbox. Use our Premium features wisely. Happy jamming!