4 Chord Songs is a free musical application that offers over 50 different 4 chord melodies which you can use when creating songs, witting lyrics or doing anything else that requires a little bit of inspiration and a little something to play in the background to give you tempo and rhythm. Changing the melody styles is very easy, and you can also change various other aspects like tempo, key and length.
Interface of 4 Chord Songs is very modern looking and it’s very simple to use. By default there will be 4 squares present at the center of the application, as you can see on the image above. Each one of these squares represents the amount of time that the basic melody, something similar to a chorus, will be repeated. Other important controls for the program are located at the bottom of the application and in the rest of the 4 corners of the top display. You can for example:
- Change between 50 different styles – bossa nova, slow rock, waltz, ballad etc.
- Increase or decrease melody tempo
- Pick a different key in which the melody will be playing
- Increase the length of the melody, mentioned a while back
Created songs can be saved, stored for later use, a classic menu for file manipulation and additional program settings is hidden in the top left corner under the small menu icon present there.
How to create short songs and melodies with 4 Chord Songs
Creating music with the help of 4 Chord Songs is actually very easy, all that you have to do is select one of the 50 different styles that are offered with this free short song creator adjust the song settings that you think have to be adjusted and see how it sounds, if you don’t like what you hear, repeat the procedure.
On the image above, we can see that the selected style is Heart Rock, with Tempo, Key and Length being pointed with arrows. Clicking on each one of these options is gonna cause the available options window to pop-up, similar to the one for Length, which we already described. Tempo is gonna speed up the song, while Key is gonna change the pitch, how the melody sounds.
Once you’re done with configuration, and you think that the song should now be perfect, all that’s left is to click on play, to see how exactly it sounds. If you think that something isn’t quite right, you can easily change things to the way they were before, or change them to something new. 4 Chord Songs is a useful application for all those who are interested in witting songs and music, because it can be used as an inspiration.
Select a melody style, flip through the songs options until you find something that you like, and then simply build up on that and write the entire song based on the foundations that you’ve set in 4 Chord Songs. Same thing could be done by those who are writing lyrics, which is pretty hard without having a tune playing in the background, fire up 4 Chord Songs and improve your creative process.