This just got in! The new Chordify app for Android is out! “Wait what? Didn’t you guys have an Android app already,” we hear you ask out loud. And yes, you are right. But this is an even newer version with many extras and adjustments. Now you can learn to make music even more efficiently while enjoying all the comforts.
What’s new about the Chordify app? That’s what we’re going to tell you in detail. Buckle up, because it’s quite a lot.
Metronome and Chord Playback
Of course it’s great if you get all the chords with your favorite track, but of course you also want to know in what kind of rhythm and at what tempo you have to play them. Instead of guessing, you can now simply turn on the metronome tool. It clearly shows when you have to strike which chord. In addition, with the chord playback function you can now also hear how this chord sounds.
Click on a triad and watch what happens. You hear a clear representation of the chord. For example the G. Very handy if it goes too fast, or you can’t hear clearly what kind of chord is being played because of the sound effects that are used. If you still can’t hear it right, we also added a volume control for both metronome and chord playback. Now you can turn the loudness of the song down and one of the tools up. Pretty handy.
Sometimes you have songs that sound very easy and then suddenly you see all these Bb, F# and Abm chords in front of you in the app. What do you do? Often this is due to the tuning of the guitar in the song.
When a track is in Eb, it means that the band is tuned one semitone lower. Something that happens a lot in grunge and metal tracks.This can be easily solved with the transpose tool. You can see in which key a song is written and you can transpose tones up or down. Do this until you find a chord progression that is convenient to you.
Another thing you can do when a song is written in a key that you find difficult is to use the capo tool. The capo is a clamp with which you flatten all strings in a certain position. What you actually do is shift the ridge (top of the guitar neck).
By applying the capo- or the transpose tool you keep the intervals between the chords, while you have a more accessible chord progression. Try it out for yourself on the new app, don’t forget to place your real-life capo after you’ve found a good position for it.
Faster, slower or in a loop? Whatever you want!
Imagine you are playing along with a song and suddenly everything is going so fast that you feel overwhelmed. No problem! In the new app, you can speed up or slow down the track. Once you have mastered the chord progression, but you still need some practice turn on the loop tool.
The loop tool helps you rehears a specific part of a track. This allows you to set the number of bars you want to repeat. Very handy if you want to learn a song part by part. First you play the verse ten times in a row and then you go to the chorus and the bridge. Whatever you want, it’s all possible with this new function.
Sheet music as it should be
Are you going to a cabin in the woods for the weekend where there is no wifi, or are you just old school? It doesn’t matter, because with the export tool you can simply download the chords of your favourite songs in PDF files. So you can read them from all your devices without having to log on to internet, or you can just print them out. Can it be any easier? Probably not.
Download the new Android app here – Happy jamming!