Riffstation have just announced a beta release of a new web based app that you can use with any YouTube video and analyse the chord progressions in realtime. Now don’t expect this app to magically tab out your favourite riffs, that would need some kind of programming black magic, but it does do a good job of getting the basic chords so you can at least get an idea of the key, progression etc. in order to help you transcribe the song further. Or maybe you just want the chord progression to jam along on your acoustic. By the way you can also switch between Guitar, Ukulele and Piano! Anyway it’s pretty clever and Riffstation have even created a fun parody band video that explains all of the features of the web app so just head over to http://play.riffstation.com/ and press play!
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