This page covers the Chord Genome Project's core features.
The videos and articles below explain how to:
- Add and remove chords for searching.
- Use filters to narrow down the results.
- Navigate and manage song results.
- Decide what chord to practice next.
If you run into any bugs while using the platform, please let me know.
And happy strumming.
How to Use the Chord Genome Project
Song Search (Adding Chords)
The Chord Genome Project allows you to search for songs based on the chords they use. This section explains how to correctly add and remove chords on the Search page.
Genre & Decade Filters (Beta)
You can limit song results by genre and decade. This is very useful if you only want to play 1950’s Rock…or 1980’s Pop. This section explains how to use these filters – and why they’re beta.
Force Last Chord Filter (Gold)
This Gold feature allows you to force the chord of your choice to always appear in the results. If you do a search of A, B, C – using this filter ensures every song includes C major.
Wildcard Filter (Gold)
With the Wildcard filter, you’ll find tens of thousands of songs that are – by definition – one chord away from being playable. Every search uses the chords you know, plus one more.
Navigating Song Results
Learn how to sort and organize the thousands of playable songs you find. This section also explains how to troubleshoot “bad” songs that have been edited or removed in the past.
The Next Best Chord (Library)
Located in your Library, the Next Best Chord is a powerful feature that can help make your practice laser-focused. Discover what new chord unlocks the most new music. And start practicing.