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The greatest songs are yet to be written … by you.
Start with a lyric, melody, chord progression, rhythm or a quick recording of anything.
Combine these ideas into chord charts without worrying about production or notation. Just finish the song in the way it comes to you.
Share your song with other VCVCBC users to work on a song together. Export your chord charts as PDFs over email or Dropbox. Add your finished songs into your OnSong set lists.
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This is where the magic happens. It’s never been easier to combine lyrics and chords together. Just tap to add a chord, and drag to move it. No more mashing spacebars!
• Record an audio demo for each section, or record a quick demo of the entire song
• Record a melody and/or rhythm idea for as many lines as you wish
• Easily play your song by tapping through your chords when you don’t have (or don’t play) your guitar
• Rename, reorder, or duplicate lines + sections
• Easy song transposition
Full-screen mode for live performance
Want to just record something fast? Record a quick idea with one tap, and develop it into a full song when you’re ready.
When you’re ready to share your song, VCVCBC makes it easy.
• Share VCVCBC files to collaborate with your songwriting friends
• Save songs as PDFs, text or ChordPro files, either directly to Dropbox or over email
• Create MIDI or audio files from your melody and rhythm ideas
• Export songs directly into OnSong to create your original set lists
• Print directly to any AirPrint-compatible printer
Write or copy lyrics into VCVCBC. When you’re ready to add chords, your space between lines will determine the sections. For your convenience, a great rhyming dictionary is built-in (requires online connectivity).
When there’s a melody in your head, you want to get it recorded before it’s lost. Figure out the key and scale fast with the simple voice keyboard. We’ll highlight the key and scale, but leave all the notes, just in case. Or, if you prefer the comfort of the piano keyboard, it’s here for you as well.
Select a key, and choose from one of our 20+ chord progressions to get started. Want more control? Make your own chords with our easy and powerful chord builder. Strum the on-screen guitar strings to try your own strumming patterns.
Standard, easy-to-use drum pads help you record a rhythm fast. Use one of four built-in kits to get a quick feel of the rhythm you’re after.
Some ideas just need to get out without worrying about a tempo, but sometimes you want to be more precise. Open the metronome, set a level, and tap to set the tempo quickly. Need to record exactly at 143 BPM? Do it.
ORGANIZE YOUR MUSIC
Browse through your ideas by type. Sort them by title, date, key or tempo. Pull down a bit to search through your ideas and songs.
Here’s a fun songwriting exercise. Hit the inspiration button to randomly generate a quote, joke or phrase. Try to write a song based on it.
For support, inquiries or general merriment, contact us at email@example.com.
We've tweaked the PDF export process to better align your chords!
New in 2.2:
Hey, songwriters! Your chord sets are now saved with your chord and song ideas! You can also now merge sections together with the "Remove Section Break" option on song lines. We've also prevented your device from falling asleep while recording. Don't worry. We've allowed it to go to sleep when you've finished. :)
The Inspiration feature has also changed sources. We hope it inspires you to write something great!
If you're enjoying VCVCBC, please consider leaving a 5-star review to help others find it, and enable us to continue improving it! Be sure to check out vcvcbc.com for support, tutorials and more!
Ratings and Reviews
Big city but great idea
I wish I wish I wish this app wasn't bugging out on me.
What a great concept! Start a song from a lyric, I Melody, a rhythm, or jump right into a full song. Add in the ability to choose any word and have a rhyming dictionary pop up. Add in the ability to record the whole song attached to lyrics or record each segment of the song separately four instance, just record the verse or just record the chorus since you might not have one of the other fully complete. Great ideas here! I love the fact that you can export the song directly into one of my favorite apps of all time… OnSong.
You can even strum guitar chords within the app in case you don't have an instrument with you. Super cool!
This app is so buggy though that the sound keeps shutting off. It's not syncing with Dropbox, it took me forever to figure out how to change the key of my song which happened by accident. When I go to delete a song idea, the song still up here until I exit from the program in return.
Again amazing app if it just worked.
Could be great, but...
This app needs an update. Please fix the instrumental and vocal record button. It doesn't work. And please add more instrumental effects. Thanks!
Everything you need in a songwriting app
I have always played music and always "wrote" music, but was so unorganized that I never really WANTED to sit down and right and I never had a clear idea of the structure of my songs (I would just end up improvising a lot).
VCVCBC has changed EVERYTHING about the way that I write music, for the better. The app has everything you could think of that would be helpful to have in a songwriting app. It even has a rhyming feature for when you need to find that word that fits. it lets you record melody ideas on top of the lyrics you write.... place chords where they should go in your songs... even give you ideas of what chords will work together.
I went from barely writing at all to writing all of the time thanks to VCVCBC. I would definitely recommend it to anyone interested in writing songs.
- Ben Thornburg
- 24.3 MB
Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 9+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
- © 2012-2015 Ben Thornburg
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.