Pick out individual notes in addition to chords



  • Official comment

    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


    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,


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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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