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ChordMaps2 is a music app for iPad which allows musicians, songwriters, music educators, and students to explore and improvise chord progressions, melody lines, and bass lines, in both major and minor keys, most of the time tapping with just one or two fingers.

The most powerful feature of ChordMaps2 is that users can explore and play common chord progressions by touching chord locations on one of the "musical maps."

You can work with ChordMaps2 as a...

Songwriter - to explore melody lines, bass lines, and chord progressions when you are away from your guitar or keyboard.

Music Educator - to demonstrate principles of music theory, (including major and minor scales, diatonic and secondary chords, common chord progressions like IV-V-I, ii-V-I, I-vi-IV-V, I-V-vi-IV, etc.). You can also create spontaneous ear-training exercises, and explore melodic lines and chord progressions with students in an interactive environment.

MIDI Musician - to tap out chord sequences, which are then played by one or more of the synth apps on your iPad, or you can send the MIDI information out through a MIDI interface to a computer running a digital audio workstation (DAW) like GarageBand or Logic Pro.

How ChordMaps2 Works...

ChordMaps2 is a MIDI controller. It works by being paired with a synthesizer app that generates sound. (Example synth apps include ThumbJam, SampleTank, bs-16i, Nave, iM1 and many more.) ChordMaps2 sends the MIDI signals: the synth app responds to the MIDI information and creates the audio signals.

Video demonstrations of ChordMaps2 are found at the website. (Click the Developer Website link or visit Mugglinworks.com/ChordMaps2).

What’s New

Version 1.16

This update provides a "Strumming Option" when playing chords, allowing for simple strumming and fingerpicking.

This adds an interesting playing technique to ChordMaps2.

Suggestion: Set the chord locations to play only the bass note. After playing the chord location (bass note) with your left hand, play strummed chords or finger style patterns by sliding or tapping on the strum area with your right hand.

Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
2 Ratings

2 Ratings

Être Humain ,

Un petit bijou

Couplé à des apps instruments virtuels de qualité (iSymphonic par exemple), je compose avec un orchestre symphonique sous les doigts. Parfait pour m’aider à explorer des idées harmoniques sur le pouce !

Du coup, j’ai aussi acheté son petit frère « ChordMapMidi » qui reprend le même concept sur iPhone.

Kitusai ,

Compagnon de composition

Belle appli très pédagogique pour explorer des progressions d'accords.
Pour ceux qui ne lisent pas les descriptions : il s'agit d'une app puissante pilotant tout instrument que vous voulez sur l'iPad ou l'ordinateur mais elle ne produit aucun son par elle-même.
Les nombreuses options d'assignation midi permettent de conduire un orchestre entier.
L'aide intégrée, la doc en ligne et le site Internet qui offre de nombreuses aides théoriques constituent un écosystème très didactique.


Malcolm Mugglin
8.6 MB

Requires iOS 9.1 or later. Compatible with iPad.



Age Rating
10,99 €


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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