How to use Chordify

From anywhere within Chordify you can get the chords for any song. You can search for songs in three ways:

  1. Search the YouTube, Deezer or SoundCloud catalogs all at the same time. Just type the name of your favorite song or artist!
  2. Upload a music file (MP3, M4A, OGG) from your computer.
  3. Paste a YouTube, Deezer or SoundCloud or link in the search/URL field.

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

Notice that the search results show you whether the song has been ‘CHORDIFIED’ before, or you have the option to ‘CHORDIFY NOW’. It also tells you the number of ‘jam sessions’ to this song.

Play along!

Press play and the song will start playing, the cursor points out the current chord. If YouTube is used as the audio source, the video plays simultaneously (in the bottom right corner). Every beat is represented by a square, and chord changes are denoted with chord labels.

When the song is played, the cursor (a darkened square) highlights the current beat position, telling you which chord to play at that position in the song. When a square doesn’t contain a chord label, the previous chord is still sounding. The dark bars point out the bar lines of the song. Chords can also be edited (or downloaded as PDF or MIDI file).


Chordify is automatically set with the DIAGRAMS tab selected, to show you how to play the chords of the song on GUITAR, UKULELE or PIANO (top left in image below). With the ANIMATED button (top right in the image below) selected the chords are shown in real time, while the OVERVIEW button shows you all the chords that appear in the song.


If you’re already familiar with the finger positions of the chords, you can switch to the CHORDS tab.

The more advanced player only needs the letters of the chords to know what to play. With the CHORDS tab selected you can see all the chords to the song at once, while the cursor shows you where you are.


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.

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.

Library management


Chordify library

Your library is divided into four sections – Chordified Songs, Premium Songs, Favorite Songs and Edited Songs – to help you find the songs you have been working on more easily! You can also use the search box in the right hand corner to find songs within each section or click on “Source” to filter songs based on which service you streamed them from or if you uploaded them from file. Alternatively, click on “Sort” to sort your songs alphabetically or by most recently added.


Chordify library filter

To remove or rename a song in your library, find the ellipsis icon “. . . ” on the right and click on it. As well as the options to remove and rename, you can click to buy the song on Amazon, or open it in editing mode.

You can favorite songs by clicking on the heart. If the crown icon is highlighted, that means Premium features have been unlocked for that song.

You can also manage library functions for each song on the chords page. Just look underneath the title in the top left hand corner for the heart and ellipsis icon.

Chordify song options


It is easy to share a chordified track with other users: use the share button par (pictured above) or 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.

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