Song Master

"The musician's learning assistant"

Song Master gives you the tools to learn your favorite songs directly from the recording and to practice them efficiently.

Seek Insight

Seek insight into the songs that move and inspire you. Learn from your heroes and masters. Stop being frustrated by not finding transcriptions to the songs you want to play. Song Master will break the songs down and give you the chord progressions to any recorded song. This is a great tool that can help you develop your ear and become a more confident musician.


Get an overview of how a song is structured. Focus on a particular section. Jump to other sections to see how they vary.


Song Master uses machine learning to analyze and determine the song's chords. Song Master can recognize a broad range of chords from plain major and minor chords to suspended, diminished, and 9th chords. The bass note played with a chord can have a dramatic affect on the combined sound, so Song Master will will also tell you the bass note.


Song Master analyzes the song and determines the location of beats and bar lines.


Songs are also analyzed to determine their KeyTime Signature , and Tempo. The Tempo displayed is an estimate of the tempo at the current measure; this is useful for songs that aren't locked to a hard bpm.

Controller Track

The Controller track is used to send Midi and OSC messages to external Midi devices and applications. For example, send "patch" change messages to an external guitar processor at key points in a song.

Notes Track

The Notes (text) track provides a place for you to enter song lyrics, analysis notes (i.e. "Solo using D Aeolion"), and any contextual notes you find useful (i.e. "Flanger On"). I will dynamically grow to display up to four lines of text.

Practice to Acquire

Knowing the chords to a song is just the beginning. Using Song Master, you will be able to slow songs down and begin learning them at a reasonable tempo. You'll be able to loop sections until you get them into your fingers and then gradually increase the tempo until you can comfortably play at the desired tempo.


Easily slow down difficult parts of a song to help hear the part clearer and begin to learn and play.


Tune the song instead of re-tuning your instrument. If a song is tuned a semitone lower than normal, SongMaster can raise the pitch of the song a semi-tone so it will match your instrument’s tuning. Vocalists can adjust the pitch of the song to match their vocal range. With Auto-Pitch, Song Master will determine the amount of pitch-correction necessary to bring it to common 440 Hz tuning


Practice a part slowly at first and gradually increase the tempo each time through the loop. You can also have it automatically advance to the next set of beats or bars after playing a set number of loops.


The Phrase Trainer simplifies learning to play a section by slowing the song down and gradually increasing the tempo. You specify the starting and ending tempos and the amount to increase the tempo after each play.


The Key Trainer will rotate through a series of key changes. Great for improving you ability to transpose and solo over changing key centers. Select from a set of predefined chord sequences (i.e. cycle of 5ths) or define you own.


Using the stem/part mixer, you can isolate or solo individual instruments (Vocals, Drums, Bass, Piano, and the Rest) to hear the part more clearly or mute it and play along with the rest of the band.


A built in metronome will automatically sync to the beat of the song or it can be put into Solo mode so you can use it to practice in isolation.


Use Playlists to group your songs. For example, create a playlist for songs your are currently working on, one for songs you want to work on, create another for the set list of your next gig. Practice running through the entire set and Song Master will automatically load the next song when a song finishes.


The Song Info Panel provides links to learn more about the (1) song, (2) album, and (3) artist

User Comments

I'm really impressed by the accuracy and the number of chord types it recognizes--way better than similar programs I've used in the past!

As a vocal coach, Song Master's ability to change a song's pitch so I can make it fit my student's vocal range and the ability to mute the recorded vocal (giving us unlimited backing tracks) has been invaluable for my students.

After using Song Master for a short amount of time, I noticed a significant improvement in my ability to hear chord types and chord progressions. It's also great to mute the vocal track and practice soloing over a chorus or verse section.

Download Song Master

Latest version: 1.6     Release notes

Try out Song Master today
If you have not purchased Song Master, you can still try out all of Song Masters' features, but you will be time-limited to 15 minutes per run and you won't be able to save any changes you make.

System Requirements
  • Windows: 10, 8,1, 7 SP1
  • Apple Intel: macOS 10.14 or higher
  • Apple M1: macOS Monterey (12.0)
  • 64-bit processor
  • 4GB Ram minimum (8GB recommended)

Supported audio file formats: mp3, m4a, flac, ogg, wav, aiff, wma