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.
• 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.
A small but important update today… well, small on the surface, but huge under the hood. Definitely important, either way.
- A while back, a user discovered that some less common chords weren't transposing correctly, setting me on a path that I'd been considering for a long while: ripping out and re-implementing the core logic for finding chords in plain text. It was no small task, but has definitely made my life infinitely easier, improved the range of chords it can handle, and significantly reduced false positives. I haven't even gotten to the part where I'm making full use of the new capabilities for rendering charts yet, and I'm already impressed, so I hope you are too!
- The search bar in the chart list has been looking more and more out-of-date as iOS versions progressed, so I updated it to be more at home with search bars in other parts of iOS.
Thanks for using Progressions! If you need help or have suggestions, toss an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet @progressionsapp, and I'll do what I can!
Until next time!
Ratings and Reviews
I found Progressions about 3 years ago and have used it weekly since then. Brilliant for gigs and working with different vocalists.
I think this app is amazing, very happy with it.
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- Daniel Farrelly
- 6.2 MB
- Requires iOS 13.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 13.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 13.0 or later.
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