It all starts with Chordify’s search feature that allows you to search for songs in three ways:
- Search the YouTube, Deezer or SoundCloud catalogs all at the same time. Just type the name of your favorite song or artist in the search field!
- Upload a music file (MP3, M4A, OGG) from your computer (Premium feature).
- Paste a YouTube, Deezer or SoundCloud 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.
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 a 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 the image below). With the 'ANIMATED' button selected (top right in the image below), the chords scroll in real time, while the 'OVERVIEW' button shows you all the chords that appear in the song.
The more advanced player only needs the names of the chords to know what to play. With the 'OVERVIEW' tab selected, you can see all the chords to the song at once, while the cursor shows you where you are.
It is easy to share a chordified track with your friends: use one of the sharing options (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. You can find our most frequently asked questions here.