Description recommended 7 Chords as one of the "five most essential iPhone applications for musicians"!

7 Chords was recently featured by Apple on the iTunes store front page in "New and Noteworthy".

"If you’ve always wanted to improve your knowledge of guitar chords or music theory, look no further than 7 Chords." - Jonah Bayer,

"Nowhere can you find [the chords] laid out in a simpler, more straight-forward way than with 7 Chords. Plus, it’s only a buck ninety-nine." - Georges Papas,

"I have just reveived my bachelor's degree in jazz performance. I have used many other chord finders over the years and none have really been this good." - Stringsalive20, User Review

"I've been playing for 20 years. This is by far the best learning aid I have ever used. Great job!" - Freddy47, User Review

7 Chords is a comprehensive library of guitar chords for your iPhone that is suited for beginners as well as for intermediate guitar players.

Unlike most other programs 7 Chords uses the clear and understandable tab notation you already know from your guitar book / fingering chart. Picking a chord is very easy: just pick the base tone and variety of the chord on the pick-wheel, then select the voicing by sliding through the chord pages.

7 Chords shows chord name, the frets to play, the fingers to use (including information like barré) and also the actual tones played. The chord dictionary contains more than 1500 of the most common guitar chords for your electrical or acoustic guitar.

Supported chord varieties are: sus2, sus4, 5, +, 6, 7, 7sus4, o7, 7b5, 7+5, 7b9, 7#9, maj7, 9, 11, 13, m, m6, m7, m7b5, mMaj7, m9, +9, maj9, Cmaj7b5.

Simply tap or double tap the chord to hear it on your iPhone speaker.

What's New

Version 1.8

Complete redesign using newest iPhone technologies.

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5

32 Ratings

32 Ratings

Got it for free, would have paid if I would have known it was so good!


I got this and Guitar reference Pro for free. Guitar reference Pro is by far the most knowledgeable and has much more information regarding chords/scales/triads, etc. HOWEVER, if you are looking for a guitar app that just lets you hear and see which chords are which, then this is your app! Instead of making you wait for some silly QT video to load for you to hear a note played one time?, this app lets you hear it right away either strummed slowly string by string or by double tapping hear it strummed quickly! Fantastic...***the only other thing I would suggest is letting you practice strumming by sliding your finger across the strings too see what it sounds like when strumming from bottom up****developers take note***

Good product


I bought this app because I was intrigued. The quality of the app is way beyond the cheap price. I have had more than a decade of experience with guitar, and I have just received my bachelor's degree in jazz performance. I have used many other chord finders over the years and none have really been this good.I have never seen one that was portable and actually could arpeggiate the chords. I think it could cover some more chord types, but the ones it covers are accurate. A great tool for any guitarist. Just remember it is a tool for learning; try to learn what you can from it. It is important not to rely on chord charts and to just know them. EXCELLENT VALUE!!!

Simple and accurate


THERE ARE INVERSIONS!! Slide your finger left or right across the tablature to view various inversions...

I am a piano player but I like to write songs on guitar. This application makes it a breeze to learn chords on guitar. WOW I am amazed how detailed it is. Some great features include inversions of each chord. Learn to play A major in with the root 3rd or 5th on the bottom. This is so usefull for me since I can play basic chords but nothing cool or complex, YET! Also I appreciate the fact that u can hear the chord and it is strummed nice and slowly so you can make out each string. 4stars!! How come no 11th chords??


Stefan Wundrak
7.9 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, French, German, Spanish
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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