Are you struggling with chords for your track?
Get inspired and start writing chords like a pro with Navichord. Navichord is a musical instrument and a songwriting tool making music theory a breeze.
Create lush chord progressions.
Loop progressions in sync with other apps.
Trigger chords from your MIDI footswitch.
Join thousands of happy producers all over the world. #1 music app in 23 countries.
"Excellent iOS chord and harmony exploration app."
"Top iOS MIDI Performance App"
"Killer iOS Music App"
• Play simple chords (minor, major) with one finger from any root
• Play complex chords (sevenths, ninths) with just two or three fingers from any root
• Play 28 musical scales from any key
• Compose easily with Roman numeral chord names
• Use the same chord shape for any root
• Discover interesting chord progressions
• Find chords matching a melody
• Find a melody matching chords
• Learn chord structure from the piano keyboard and play along
• Quick save discovered chords to chord pads
• Save chord progressions
• Find chords matching selected scale
• Loop progressions in sync with many apps supporting Ableton Link
Audiobus and Inter App Audio:
• Record to GarageBand, Loopy, Beatmaker 2 and many more
• Connect to soft synths via virtual MIDI (Animoog, Thumbjam, Magellan, Sampletank and many more)
• Connect to hardware synths and external keyboards
• Send MIDI control messages from keys and pads
"The update to version 2.0 just made this an almost new app in terms of functionality. Everything from the pad layouts, scales, new graphics to the sounds work together really well. Also, the new sounds are really, really good (great strings and choir samples). IMHO that this app just quadrupled in value with this free update." - Music-311
"Thanks for such an awesome app, I love that it lets you intuitively visualize and experiment with a "Tonnetz" layout, and better understand Neo-Riemannian theory - as such, Navichord is the perfect gateway from abstract, heady harmony concepts to immediate and practical music being played- a priceless possibility! And it looks beautiful and the tones are great, to boot" - RepentHarlequin73
"This is really a nice, simple, clean app. I love the way you laid out the UI and I especially like that single notes can be tapped first and then dragged seamlessly between notes to produce the chord, then back to another single note if desired. For what it's worth, here are five stars... ***** This app will replace several other more expensive "chord progression lab" apps that I own because I think it's UI design is excellent and perfect for my needs." - ZenLizard
"Find using the harmonic grid more intuitive than a piano keyboard, being able to press in the middle of three circles to get major and minor chords is genius. Experimenting with chord patterns and having the chord name at the top and the root and other keys displayed on the keyboard, is helping me get my head around more complex chords." - mister-rz
"Downloaded the app when I read about it on dischord. I'm really happy...looks like a great app to explore chord variations." - Jonathan Paran Aran
"Read about it on Synthtopia. Bought it just now, love it already. Thanks Denis!" - Dominik Assig
"Excelente app para aprender acordes y armonia." - R3dhood
"It can definitely be a source of inspiration." - Luca
"...it helps (when it comes to chord progressions). It is so simple & that is its value." - Michael L
"I use and love Navichord!" - Ep Lipschitz
Fix frozen screen on some iOS versions.
Ratings and Reviews
Absolutely love this app
This is such a great little app for working out chords and progressions to fit under melodies. MIDI capabilities are great, and being able to switch keys, switch modes/scales, and alter harmony structures is first class.
What will take this app to six stars is being able to export your progressions/songs as MIDI or mp3. It would definitely be worth the time/money investment. Inter-app audio sort of works, but MIDI export will be so much better as then I can switch out the sound.
Great app and great customer service,
I had a little issue were I couldn’t connect to the computer and Denis got back to me very quickly
Having awsome fun controlling reasons synths and things
I'm in 7th heaven..excuse pun....would like to be able to save sets and give file names to recall...also an undo feature ..maybe I'm missing something? Very happy with this app.
Developer Response ,
Thank you! Saving is possible in the Settings/Preset menu. There is no 'undo' yet, but I will add it to the development list!
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- Denis Kutuzov
- 58.2 MB
- Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 8.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
English, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish
- Age Rating
- © Denis Kutuzov
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