Chord Forge is for anyone who wants to explore and discover chord progressions with a fresh twist. A dream come true for songwriters of all levels, it gives you access to an expanded set of base chords that work together in a chord progression. Break free from the boundaries of the minor and major scales and drop evocative color into your songs.
Tapping the magic of modal interchange, Chord Forge makes this part of music theory easily accessible to anyone. You don’t need to grasp the subtleties of theory here, but it can make it easier for you to get up to speed if you decide to dive into it later.
Select the key or scale of your song and start experimenting at your leisure, either directly on the iPad or on your instrument using the chord chart as guide and inspiration.
- Easy and inspirational user interface
- Expand chord selection from the minor and major scales to Lydian, Mixolydian, Dorian, Phrygian and Locrian
- Preview chords in the app or play them on your instrument
- Assemble chord progressions and parts using the chord progression builder
- Select from basic triad chords or from extended chords including the seventh
Through the in-app purchase:
- Use chords from all twelve keys, mix and match
- Quickly transpose your progression, emulating a capo on a guitar
- Send notes using MIDI to any compatible app (such as GarageBand) with optional virtual MIDI support to record your ideas or to access a variety of sounds
Improved some internals and fixed an issue affecting MIDI playback.
Ratings and Reviews
Very helpful app
This app finally made the concept of modes and borrowed chords click. It has a great interface to easily try different chord progressions, and keep a record of them for future reference. The free version lets you explore the features of the app in the key of C so you know exactly what you’re getting if you decide to buy the rest of the keys.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.