Have you ever arrived at a performance only to discover that the singer has decided to change the key at the last minute? Sure, you could sit down and transpose your prepared charts, but that takes time: time that you might not have available at that moment.

And what about those folders of chord charts you have sitting on your shelf, taking up space? Surely there’s got to be a better system for storing all that sheet music.

Progressions is an app for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad, which allows you to store, organise and transpose simple chord charts, enabling you to use your device as a customised music display, or simply as a catalogue of the songs that you love to play.

You only need a basic understanding of chords for this app to transform the way you store written music, making the app perfect for beginners and professional musicians alike.

Charts are entered as completely free text, and can include song lyrics, notes about the song, shorthand instructions, section titles, etc. Progressions cleverly isolates the chords within the chart, allowing it to be transposed into any key you choose.

Progressions Features:
• Easily enter chord charts with lyrics or notes, or import text files.
• Create “sets” of charts for playing from in performances or practice sessions.
• Transpose charts to any key, on the fly.
• Print charts wirelessly using AirPrint.
• Send PDF copies of charts via email.
• Adjust display settings such as brightness, auto-lock and font size.
• Backup and restore your charts database.

What’s New

Version 2021.2

I had a few people write in to tell me about the stuff that they've been dealing with in Progressions recently, so here's an update dedicated to them. I really appreciate it when I hear from people using the app, even if it's because of a bug.

- Despite being a fairly rudimentary thing, the ability to rename sets has been something that Progressions has lacked for a long while. Too long. So when I got asked to add the feature again recently, I took the opportunity to dig in and provide a way to do it: tap the edit button on the list, and then edit the name right there in the navigation bar. No muss, no fuss.

- If transposition involved changing a natural chord to a flat or a sharp, bass notes were getting updated twice. The number of characters in the chart's text would change, and the way that the code for transposing charts to know where it up to would get out of alignment. The good news is that someone spotted it, let me know, and I dug in to find the cause and rooted it out. Problem solved.

- I've also seen a bunch of crashes happening during transposition, so I went through it and did what I could to stop the crashes from happening by making sure it didn't try to mess with strings outside of their bounds. Between this and the last fix, transposition should be back to being rock solid again… I just hope saying so doesn't jinx it.

Thanks for using Progressions! I love to hear from you all, so if you need help or have suggestions, toss an email to or tweet @progressionsapp, and I'll do what I can!

Until next time!

Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
3 Ratings

3 Ratings

Rumboliver ,

Betsy available

I found Progressions about 3 years ago and have used it weekly since then. Brilliant for gigs and working with different vocalists.

Folk Family ,

Love it!!

I think this app is amazing, very happy with it.

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The developer, Daniel Farrelly, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer's privacy policy.

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