How to use

Finding a song

You can find a song by title or artist name through the search field on any Songle page. You can also browse tracks by artist, or find recently analyzed songs directly. There are more options available from the Artists, Songs, and Ranking drop-down menus on any Songle page, or you can try out our recommendations on the home page.

Once you see a list of songs, by hovering the mouse over the play symbol (triangle) on the left of song titles, you can play back a preview of the chorus.

Registering songs

If your favorite song is not yet in Songle, consider registering it on the Song Registration page in the Songs menu. You can specify a URL of an mp3 file on the Web separately, as well as a page that contains links to mp3 files. Please note that it will take a while for Songle to finish analyzing the songs you registered before you can enjoy them on Songle.

Browsing songs by similarity

If you would like to be more adventurous, you can browse songs via the similarity graph on the home page. The graph is a radially-connected network in which songs of similar vocal timbre are connected to a song in the center, marked by a red play symbol. Click to make one of the songs the center song, or click the center song to listen to it in the Songle music player.

Listening to a song in the Songle music player

Besides the usual play and stop buttons, Songle music player is equipped with buttons for jumping to adjacent chorus or repetitive sections.
The player mainly consists of the Song Outline at the top and the Detailed View in the lower part.
You can enjoy listening to music with the aid of visualization of various information.

The Song Outline

This pane provides a full-length view of the current song. Click and drag the range selection and playback position sliders to adjust what portion of the song you want to listen to and to display in the Detailed View.

The Detailed View

This pane displays the section of the song selected via the range slider in the Song Outline. You can also move the playback position slider in this pane.

Correction of estimation errors

If you find any estimation errors, you can add annotations to correct them easily. Editors for four types of music scene descriptions (Beat Edit, Chord Edit, Melody Edit, and Chorus Edit) can be switched between by clicking the tabs displayed at the bottom of the player. The following command can be commonly used in all the editors.

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[Ctrl]+[Z] Undo operation
[Ctrl]+[Y] Redo operation
[Ctrl]+[S] Save current annotations

Click Key Help (right under the title of a song) for more information.

Beat Edit

In this mode, metronome sounds are generated at beat positions in synchronization with the playback. At the bottom of the pane, five candidate estimations are displayed. Even if the current beat-tracking estimation is incorrect, one of the candidates is often correct. So the easiest way to correct the beats is often to choose one of the alternative candidates by clicking on it.

The larger triangles represent beats at the beginning of a musical measure. If you select such a beat, a number above the triangle indicates the number of beats in the measure. You can circulate the number from 1 to 12 by clicking it repeatedly.

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Shift + click Insert a new beat
← and → Select a beat
DELETE or BACKSPACE Delete a selected beat
[Shift]+[←] and [Shift]+[→] Move a selected beat to the left/right
[↑] and [↓] Specify a selected beat as the first beat (bar line), or change the number of beats per measure
[C] Centering(Move a selected beat to the middle of the adjacent beats)
[E] Extrapolation(Extrapolate a new beat at the right of a selected beat)
[S] Smoothing(Execute smoothing for beat positions displayed in the pane)
[H] Half-beat shift(Execute half-beat shift for beat positions displayed in the pane)
[B] Bar(Play back a measure in which the playback position exists)

Alternatively, in the tapping mode, you can directly input beat positions by tapping the [1] and [2] keys rhythmically in synchronization with the playback of the song. You are then recommended to use the smoothing function.

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[1] Input the first beat position (bar line)
[2] Input a beat position other than the first beat

Chord Edit

In this mode, synthesized chord sounds are generated in synchronization with the playback of a target song. You can intuitively correct chord names and boundaries by using the mouse: when you click on a chord symbol, you can choose the chord from a list of the most probable alternatives, or you can click Other to insert a different chord label.

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[Shift]+click on a chord boundary Delete the chord beginning at the boundary
[Shift]+click on a chord Create a new chord at the position you clicked on
click+drag a chord boundary Move the chord boundary

Melody Edit

In this mode, synthesized melody sounds are generated in synchronization with the playback. If you find recognition errors, please specify the range you would like to correct by dragging the mouse. Then, you can make a new (corrected) note in the selected range by clicking the correct pitch. If you press the [Backspace] or [Delete] keys in the selected range, the musical notes within the range will be deleted.

Chorus Edit

You can correct chorus and repetitive sections by using the mouse. These sections can be moved left and right by clicking and dragging them. You can also expand or shrink these sections by dragging the section boundaries. Use the Insert and Delete buttons at the bottom of the pane to insert or delete sections.

Log-in function

Songle supports [[OpenID|]] to enable users to log in. The following functions are available only for logged-in users.


Operation requirements