Pick out individual notes in addition to chords

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  • Official comment
    Henry

    Hi Robert,

    Thanks for your message. Chordify is generally aimed at beginner level musicians who are learning chords, and wanting to practice these chords with suitable songs. 

    We're currently mainly focused on extracting chord data from songs—our algorithm is not at a point where it can reliably transcribe individual melody lines, so riff-based songs/solos are not compatible with the service. Apologies for any inconvenience.

    All the best.

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  • David

    I would like to see this feature also.  Sometimes you hear a chord that has an unusual bass note.  Chordify shows just "C", for example, but the bass is not playing C.  I would like to see the actual decomposition into individual tones being played. Alternatively, an option to segment out the bass line would be great.  

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  • Robert Irvine

    Hi,

    I just joined and, to be honest, from the little I have seen and experienced so far, this is a very basic application (too much so, it would seem), made all the worse because of chords that are just plain wrong or are nowhere near where they should be (in terms of timing). Some of it is shocking, although the timing resolution offered by the app is dismally unhelpful. With such basic errors, I would actually go as far as to say that this app is dangerous; to the extent that for inexperienced guitarists, they may well find that it stifles their musical development.

    Of course, your comments are equally valid; although more relevant for more experienced players. This app fails miserably in this respect, which for a lot of songs renders it almost useless. I can't see how the very basic underlying structure employed by the app could support riffs of any significance. In fact, I've watched a couple of simple riff-based songs and the chords that are presented served only to confuse matters. I dread to think what a track by the likes of Stevie Cai, Neil Zaza, etc., would look like. Then again, I just got here; so perhaps I am missing so much in terms of how this thing works.

    You guys, on the other hand, posted these messages eight months ago. It doesn't seem to me that anything has been done about your suggestions. Is this correct?; and also, did you receive any feedback regarding your requests? If you could share your experiences, I'd appreciate it; as I would think, would many other users. Thanks in advance.

    Kind regards,

    Robert

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  • David

    Well, yeah, it's pretty basic.  I still find it valuable for getting chords for obscure songs.  (For popular songs, much easier and more accurate just to find the chords online.)  Sometimes gives a helpful starting point.  I do wish it was better though, and could isolate the instruments better.   

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  • Gretta

    It makes sense that it won't automatically pick up single chords, but it would be a nice feature to add in chords manually under the "Improve" tab. Maybe having one bar for chords and one for single notes / melodies. 

    I agree it's a very important part of the song, and even beginners should be able to start to recognize notes the more they play.

    This feature would be a huge improvement.

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  • Roman Herink

    Vážení zkušení uživatelé a tvůrci, obracím se na vás s žádostí o radu: jak pomocí chordifů vytvořit svůj vlastní zpěvník nejen s akordovými značkami, ale i texty, např. V textovém editoru?
    Používám aplikace Office nebo mohu doporučit něco jiného finančně dostupného

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  • Sarah

    Seriously, I've paid for two months' worth of this service and feel ripped off. What a snore. Doesn't take a lot to sync 4 basic chords to a video, guys. This is really weak. If you could really harness the full breadth of the guitar composition into this interface, it would be well worth it. Otherwise, I feel like I could've worked all this out on my own. Anyone else feel the same?

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  • Robert Irvine

    I think it's best to remember what Henry (see above) pointed out some time ago: "Chordify is generally aimed at beginner level musicians who are learning chords". Hence, for up and coming guitarists at this particular stage in their learning process, Chordify has a valid role to play. However, a good many of guitarists get through the chord learning and changing process very quickly. Then, having exhausted this material, they start to look for more information and details surrounding the chords they have learned. Simply put, at this stage, they have outgrown their elementary beginner's status and should probably be looking elsewhere for learning materials, rather than on Chordify.

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  • Eduardo Aguirre

    I agree with Gretta above. Lacking this capability, I did a manual workaround of printing the page and with pencil added the bass notes like this. Chord/Bass note I.e D/F#

    Couldn’t put a simple bass note (with no chord). 

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