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

Ableton Link:
• Loop progressions in sync with many apps supporting Ableton Link

Audiobus and Inter App Audio:
• Record to GarageBand, Loopy, Beatmaker 2 and many more

MIDI support:
• 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

" helps (when it comes to chord progressions). It is so simple & that is its value." - Michael L

"I use and love Navichord!" - Ep Lipschitz

What’s New

Version 2.6.12

Fixed metronome occasionally skipping beats on some devices
Fixed one beat skip in AUM when using Ableton Link
Improved iCloud sync speed and robustness
Added Recently Deleted folder, so you can recover accidentally deleted songs via Files app
Fixed hanging notes for some MIDI devices
Improved MIDI learn - next / previous chord action can go to the next song section
Improved MIDI learn - next / previous section action loops around the song

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
256 Ratings

256 Ratings


Extraordinary Composition Tool

Navichord is simply the best songwriting software on the market. I’ve purchased and used every tool out there and nothing comes close. Navichord is based a Tonnetz music model and provides a framework to visualize and hear chord progressions and relationships between chords and melodies. Here are some of things I can do with Navichord: Quickly create a sophisticated chord progression, take an existing chord progression and see how to enhance it, easily create a melody based on a progression, change keys to get a new sound based on a common progression, build a complete song with any type of structure with the Section Builder, use Navichord’s built-in instruments - piano, strings etc., use with my MIDI keyboard. There’s a reason it has such a high rating - it’s incredible.

the Skin Horse ,


I downloaded Navichord Lite on a whim. After a day of playing with it, I purchased the full version. It's a fascinating way to explore chord sequences and harmonic progressions. I do have a few frustrations with it, however, chief among them is the fact that I can't share presets (the term the app uses for saved sequences) between the copy of the app on my tablet and the one on my phone. As soon as the developer adds that feature, I'll change my rating from four stars to five.

Also I should emphasize that working with the iPad version of the app and with the iPhone version are two very different experiences. The latter is much less versatile, and the fact that there is only room for the keyboard to show one octave at a time makes it hard to try out different melodic ideas over a set of chords. The video tutorials also seem to all deal with the tablet version. Even so, for me it would be well worth the $9 (I think that's what I paid for it), even if I didn't own an iPad.

Developer Response ,

Thank you for reviewing! 🙏
We listen - iCloud support is coming in the next version!

emohler ,

Powerful Tool

This thing is incredible. Its helpful on the iPhone but becomes a true composition tool on the IPad. It helps you feel your way through ideas and progressions, voicing, chord character, ....and it doesn’t get in the way. It has everything for someone who truly wants to develop a song idea from whole cloth. Can’t say enough.


Denis Kutuzov
55.3 MB

Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


English, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish

Age Rating


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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