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. Learn relations between chords and scales. Play along on the on-screen piano keyboard. Save chords to pads. Oh, it is also a powerful MIDI controller with every key and pad being a configurable XY pad (full version).
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"Excellent iOS chord and harmony exploration app."
"Top iOS MIDI Performance App"
"Killer iOS Music App"
LITE VERSION LIMITATIONS
• No Ableton Link
• No Audiobus and Audiobus Remote
• No Inter-App Audio
• No MIDI
• Limited user preset slots
• 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
Audiobus and Inter App Audio (full version):
• Record to GarageBand, Loopy, Beatmaker 2 and many more
MIDI support (full version):
• 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
"I'm really exited about this app, it's very useful and creative. the scales that you can choose are abundant. The easy settings & alternative scales, help you create song and melodic idea's in an instance, without bothering your workflow." - Subliminal Noize
"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
"It can definitely be a source of inspiration." - Luca
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Ratings and Reviews
Does not compute¿
Select a chord and watch as the chord becomes the new tonic. Usually, a few more rules are needed to setup a tonal area. Among a few choice subdominant minor chords decide on one. Before the phrase is finished there are as many new tonic as there are chord changes. As clever as the system is, a setup to show relationships of the old key to the new or the new tonic to the old. When the Roman numerals show up the expectation for a discernible pattern to be drawn. Hearing the changes while in a search for harmony that fits, may train the ear to listen for the progression better. I just need more to make me believe I have a clue of what's going on. One of the examples had upper structures which was cool but I don't know how that was accomplished.
Mathematical chord progressions made easy
Found a great progression less than a minute of using the app. Easy to navigate and understand. It is useful to find progressions, but it lacks MIDI export. MIDI export would be the reason I purchase the full version. Though I may just buy it anyway to support the developer.
Crashes on 2018 iPad Pro 12.9”
The app looks like it’s going to open and immediately crashes without allowing anything to be pressed
- Denis Kutuzov
- 52.6 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
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.