It's tough to learn music by ear, and the chord and tab charts that people post online aren't always totally reliable, so the Riffstation app is a good alternative option. The app, which was developed by legendary guitar manufacturer Fender, automatically assess the content of songs and breaks their chord progressions down accurately, and that impressive technology is now available for free on desktop.
Riffstation breaks down MP3 or CD tracks, so its practicality in light of the streaming music revolution is potentially limited. In order to drum up enthusiasm for the app, Fender decided to make it free for desktop.
Not only does Riffstation offer accurate chords, but users can also slow down songs, transpose them into different keys, select portions to loop, and view chord shapes so they can learn chords they've never played before.