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 phone (Premium feature).
- Paste a YouTube, Deezer or SoundCloud link in the search field.
You can upload music files by tapping ‘IMPORT A SONG’ in the Android App, and ‘IMPORT’ in the iOS App, as seen in the images above.
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’.
Tap the play icon and the song will start playing. The cursor (a darkened square) indicates 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 playing the cursor 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 represent the bar lines of a song. Chords can also downloaded as PDF or MIDI files.
Chordify is automatically set with the ‘CHORDS’ tab selected on the app, to show you an overview of the chords as they appear in the song.
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.
With the ‘VIEW’ button (top left in the image above), you can switch to ‘DIAGRAMS’. This shows you how to play the chord itself on your selected instrument:
It is easy to share a chordified track with your friends.
Android: Tap the ‘Share’ icon in the top right hand corner (circled red in the image below):
iOS: Tap the ‘Options’ icon in the top right hand corner (circled red in the image below), and you have the option to share:
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: firstname.lastname@example.org! 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 on our FAQ page.
And you can post any suggestions on our Feature Requests page.