Topic: Getting access to other versions of a song

How do I get to see other versions of a song?  For instance, “That’ll be the day” by Buddy Holly has 15 versions but I only get to see the ‘preferred version’ but sometimes I like to see other options.  Please help, Mike 

Re: Getting access to other versions of a song

Hello, Michael, and welcome to Chordie.

When a song has more than one version available through Chordie's search engine, you'll see a string of Five Stars just over the Jango Player window on the right-hand side of the page. By default, it'll come up saying "Rated #1 of ___ Versions" for example. If you click the [+] box to the right of the site name where the first version is imported from, it'll take you to the #2 selection ... and so on.

I hope this is helpful; please let us know how it works out.     

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Re: Getting access to other versions of a song

Thanks to Tenement Funster for the answer to my question and 'yes' it was exactly what I was looking for.  I've been using Chordie for years now and I still think it's the best I have found.  In particular, it allows me to import material directly into Song Book which is the app I use on my phone and tablet and it also supports Chordpro which is a really bonus.  Keep up the great work and thanks again for the helping me out.  Mike     

Re: Getting access to other versions of a song

My pleasure, Michael ...

If you feel inclined, drop into the various conversations in the forums here, tell us a bit about yourself, your music, your gear, etc. And by all means feel free to take part in our conversations. TF     

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ELECTRICS:  EP Les Paul Custom Pro / Gretsch Streamliner G2420T / EP Thunderbird Pro IV bass
AMPS:  Peavey "TF" VK212 / Traynor AM150T / Fender Rumble 150
EFFECTS: Boss ME-80 Multi-effects / Ibanez WD7 wah / Grand Orbiter V3 Phaser

Re: Getting access to other versions of a song

Michael Bourke wrote:

In particular, it allows me to import material directly into Song Book which is the app I use on my phone and tablet and it also supports Chordpro which is a really bonus

That's what I do too; except with OnSong ... be interested to hear what you think of SongBook, as it was one of the apps I was looking at buying (and the price seems to have recently come down by almost half!!)

Cheers

Richard     

-[ Musician, writer, guitarist, poor singer ]-
My songs             http://neophytte.mine.nu/audio/
My Soundcloud   https://soundcloud.com/neophytte1
My YouTube         https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHnDpTAPTUE&list=PLhpGn51pPqN6q8kmuORnuWcAXRF1_b1zV

Re: Getting access to other versions of a song

Hi there Neophytte (where do you guys come up with these names??)  I've been using SongBook for a couple of years now and find it does pretty much everything I need.  I must admit I'm a fairly 'low end user' and have not tried to use many of the enhancements and font option that are available.  But for me and a couple of my friends it does the job very well.  I like the feature of being able to tap a chord symbol and see different inversions show up on the screen.  In fact, sometimes when a song I'm looking at mentions a chord I've never heard of I open a new song, type in the chord, then tap it to see just what the fingering is (if you get my meaning).  I also like the metronome option and the scroll is something I use all the time.  It's a bit fiddly to edit songs but once you get the hang of it things go quicker.  I'm aware that SongBook works perfectly on Apple products, pretty well on Android and not very well on the Microsoft platform,  A of mine mate had a Microsoft tablet but couldn't get SongBook to work properly so he bought an iPad and all was good.

I have not heard of OnSong but I'll look it up.  I went with SongBook because a couple of friends use it and told me about it.  So I didn't hunt for something, just took their suggestion.  I'm hope this is enough info for you but if you have other more specific     

7 (edited by neophytte 2018-11-26 05:02:09)

Re: Getting access to other versions of a song

Michael Bourke wrote:

Hi there Neophytte (where do you guys come up with these names??)

https://thesaurus.plus/img/synonyms/181/neophyte.png     

smile

Cheers

Richard

-[ Musician, writer, guitarist, poor singer ]-
My songs             http://neophytte.mine.nu/audio/
My Soundcloud   https://soundcloud.com/neophytte1
My YouTube         https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHnDpTAPTUE&list=PLhpGn51pPqN6q8kmuORnuWcAXRF1_b1zV

Re: Getting access to other versions of a song

Ah, meet another neophyte then.  Keep strumming'.     

Re: Getting access to other versions of a song

Michael Bourke wrote:

I've been using SongBook for a couple of years now and find it does pretty much everything I need.  I must admit I'm a fairly 'low end user' and have not tried to use many of the enhancements and font option that are available.  But for me and a couple of my friends it does the job very well.  I like the feature of being able to tap a chord symbol and see different inversions show up on the screen.  In fact, sometimes when a song I'm looking at mentions a chord I've never heard of I open a new song, type in the chord, then tap it to see just what the fingering is (if you get my meaning).  I also like the metronome option and the scroll is something I use all the time.  It's a bit fiddly to edit songs but once you get the hang of it things go quicker.  I'm aware that SongBook works perfectly on Apple products, pretty well on Android and not very well on the Microsoft platform,  A of mine mate had a Microsoft tablet but couldn't get SongBook to work properly so he bought an iPad and all was good.

I have not heard of OnSong but I'll look it up.  I went with SongBook because a couple of friends use it and told me about it.  So I didn't hunt for something, just took their suggestion.  I'm hope this is enough info for you but if you have other more specific

Interesting - I think I narrowed my search to the two options of "OnSong" and "SongBook", and found that I'd previously downloaded the first when it was a "free release" for some reason - I'd discounted it at the time, but then had a play and opened up a wider world ... mostly because the older folks I jam with kept giving me paper copies of their songs, and I ended up with a very large folder full of songs ...

BTW: welcome aboard!!

Cheers

Richard     

-[ Musician, writer, guitarist, poor singer ]-
My songs             http://neophytte.mine.nu/audio/
My Soundcloud   https://soundcloud.com/neophytte1
My YouTube         https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHnDpTAPTUE&list=PLhpGn51pPqN6q8kmuORnuWcAXRF1_b1zV

Re: Getting access to other versions of a song

I'm with you on the collection of paper versions......I'm over it!  My friend and I rehearse on Tuesday nights but only play for friends and the occasional 'open mic'.  But having the tablet means no more paper, no more light problems at night, no my breeze problems etc etc.  I still have an old briefcase full of books and sheets but I'll slowly put the ones I want into SongBook and then shred the rest.  By the way, SongBook also has a hand internet search link.  I like Chordie because it allows me to import directly to SongBook with the chord notations in place.  Easy peasy.     

Re: Getting access to other versions of a song

Michael Bourke wrote:

I'm with you on the collection of paper versions......I'm over it!  My friend and I rehearse on Tuesday nights but only play for friends and the occasional 'open mic'.  But having the tablet means no more paper, no more light problems at night, no my breeze problems etc etc.  I still have an old briefcase full of books and sheets but I'll slowly put the ones I want into SongBook and then shred the rest.  By the way, SongBook also has a hand internet search link.  I like Chordie because it allows me to import directly to SongBook with the chord notations in place.  Easy peasy.

Sounds good - can you synchronise with DropBox or iCloud?

I think OnSong has a search facility, but I've tended to download a copy, fix any issues then pop the song into my DropBox account (using an "artist_songtitle.crd" style of naming convention) and synchronise it from there, as I also use "SongSheet Generator" on my Mac (and/or PC) which allows me to make PDF's for the older folk, as they haven't got the app ... (although I'm slowly talking them around to it) ...     

-[ Musician, writer, guitarist, poor singer ]-
My songs             http://neophytte.mine.nu/audio/
My Soundcloud   https://soundcloud.com/neophytte1
My YouTube         https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHnDpTAPTUE&list=PLhpGn51pPqN6q8kmuORnuWcAXRF1_b1zV

12 (edited by Tenement Funster 2018-11-26 11:48:25)

Re: Getting access to other versions of a song

Michael Bourke wrote:

(where do you guys come up with these names??)

Great question, Michael ... Tenement Funster was a nickname slapped on me by a band mate in university days over 40 years ago. It's the title of a song off of Queen's "Sheer Heart Attack" album, and my buddy Alan thought the song's character was descriptive of me ... it stuck.

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Re: Getting access to other versions of a song

Well, hello to Tenement Funster.  I guess these names tend to go back in time like you said.  Strangely, I don't seem to have any lasting nicknames (poor bugger me!)
Now, Neophyte, going back to our discussion about SongBook.....yes it does link to Dropbox but again, I'm a bit of a dinosaur when it comes to that stuff.  I can usually bumble around and do what I want but it usually takes four coffees and lots of swearing.
On a different matter, I notice that Neophyte is in Perth but is that Perth, Western Australia?  There's a number of Perths around the world.  I live in Wodonga which is on the border between New South Wales and Victoria (Australia).  And to Tenement Funster, I guess most of those places are a mystery to you just like Novo Scotia is to me.  Nevertheless, music breaks down all boundaries.  Nice to chat.     

14 (edited by neophytte 2018-11-27 06:33:04)

Re: Getting access to other versions of a song

Michael Bourke wrote:

Now, Neophyte, going back to our discussion about SongBook.....yes it does link to Dropbox but again, I'm a bit of a dinosaur when it comes to that stuff.  I can usually bumble around and do what I want but it usually takes four coffees and lots of swearing.

Heh - I know what you mean - trying to set up my bluetooth pedal had the same effect ....

Michael Bourke wrote:

On a different matter, I notice that Neophyte is in Perth but is that Perth, Western Australia?

That's the one!! Good to have another Aussie onboard!! smile

Michael Bourke wrote:

I live in Wodonga which is on the border between New South Wales and Victoria

I think we went there one time when we visited the Mountain ... I was about 10 and Dad got lost ... in the days when crossing the Nullabor required a 4WD ...

http://neophytte.mine.nu/photo/1975-00-00-mortimer_photos/images/img482.jpg

Cheers

Richard

-[ Musician, writer, guitarist, poor singer ]-
My songs             http://neophytte.mine.nu/audio/
My Soundcloud   https://soundcloud.com/neophytte1
My YouTube         https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHnDpTAPTUE&list=PLhpGn51pPqN6q8kmuORnuWcAXRF1_b1zV