Chord Sketch lets you create a chord progression with a sequence of chord diagrams in a simple, tappable interface. You can hear your chords strummed with just a tap so you can compose when away from your guitar. Create your own chords or look up chords by root note and chord quality. Document existing songs, or create a new progression that will become the basis for a new song. Or just hear what that hard-to-reach chord should sound like.
Share your chord progressions with AirDrop or your favorite file manager, or create an image of the progression.
Updated for newer devices.
Ratings and Reviews
Bare-bones basic chord diagram creator
I searched all over for an app that lets you draw your own chord diagrams and, for some reason, this seems to be a feature left out of most guitar apps. I need it because my guitar teacher has me write out chord diagrams for homework. This app is as basic and stripped down as you can possibly get. It does one thing and one thing only: it lets you sketch out chord diagrams in a progression. You are given a picture of a fretboard segment upon which you can place dots. A selectable number sits next to the diagram so you can designate the number of the fret position. There is a text box at the top for you to name the chord. This is not a chord dictionary, and nothing us automated. It does not name the chord for you or offer any sort of help or reference. After you've saved your chord, it displays it in a progression next to your previous chords. You can save multiple progressions. Like I said, it's very bare-bones. But it's simple and it works.
Not quite what I’m looking for
It does create custom chords and allow you to export the image. The image has a time stamp at the top that somehow needs to be suppressed (or manually cropped out). Most chord symbols I’m seen have the fret lines end at the first and sixth strings. These are non standard (they cross the first and sixth strings). The zero fret (showing open and muted strings) have string lines and should not. You cannot mark a muted string with an ‘x’. The chord name should be displayed above the chord diagram, not below. You should be able to control the font size of the chord name so when you shrink the image down to paste it in a Pages document, it is not too small to read. You need to be able to control the number of frets. Most chord symbols have 5. This app always has 6. I’m sure there may be times when 6 is needed. It may be good to have 4 at times, too. You may want to allow the dots to be black. The lines could be bolder, too. When you shrink the image down in a Pages document, it needs to be small but still see the chord diagram and read the name of the chord.
Fantastic for writing chord diagrams
I have scoured the Internet and have downloaded tons of useless applications, I don’t read music and everything I do is by ear. I had a need to write a bunch of court diagrams. There are tons of applications out there but none of them let you sketch your own chords, this app is fantastic. It is easy to use. If they had a pro version I would certainly spend the money to pay for it.
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- Peter Slavich
- 28.1 MB
- Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 10.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip.
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- © 2015 Peter Slavich
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.