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 19 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 2.6.6

iPhone X and iOS 11 ready
Fixed an occasional crash on scale change
Minor bugfixes

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5

12 Ratings

12 Ratings

An Essential iOS Music App!

RiseAscend - #MTSTPBlog

5 stars for this App, as well as for the Developer.

Navichord has been essential to my iOS music production and I certainly recommend it to anyone who needs rich and realistic chord progressions in their music.

There is only one other midi-chord app in the store that can even compare. However, recently I have been instinctively pulling up Navichord to begin my chord progressions.

Further, when I reported the midi-output bug a few days ago, the developer was very professional and responsive - and as you can see, the update was fixed within days.

RiseAscend #MTSTPBlog

Intuitive informative and useful


This is one of the apps for iPad that are starting to be come completely valid production and performance tools. Whether you're a music theory noob or you are classically trained, this tool just makes sense. In addition to playing melodies and chords it's useful for teaching chord progressions.

Essential for Songwriting & Performance


This is the best Chord sequencer I have used on iOS. It's very intuitive in the sense that you don't need to have a lot of knowledge in music theory to use Navichord. In fact, it'll assist in easily learning how to use the Roman numeral system of chord progressions and creating interesting melodies to go with them. It's fast, it's fun and for advanced users it has MIDI routing to specific channels. A great way you might take advantage of this is, let's say you have three instruments on three tracks, Navichord can route the root notes to the bass (channel 1), chord notes to the piano (channel 2) and the melody notes to a synth lead (channel 3). Basically allowing you to control and play all three with Navichord - giving you the sound of a full arrangement with a few taps. It even works well synced over WiFi with macOS when paired through Apple's Audio/MIDI app. An Essential songwriting tool for the studio as it's an excellent MIDI controller. It's also Universal! Traveling and don't have your iPad but want to jam? iPhone has you covered. Hope this helps you decide based on some key features I've enjoyed. Party on!


Denis Kutuzov
56.1 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
Rated 4+
© Denis Kutuzov


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