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).

Join thousands of happy producers all over the world. #1 music app in 20 countries.

"Excellent iOS chord and harmony exploration app."

"Top iOS MIDI Performance App"

"Killer iOS Music App"


• No Ableton Link
• No Audiobus and Audiobus Remote
• No Inter-App Audio
• 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

What's New

Version 2.6.7

Workflow improvements
- Voicing is preserved when changing chord root from the chord picker
- Chord octave control made visible in Pads mode for iPad
- Added audio latency control (set to maximum to avoid audio artifacts)

- Added new purple theme
- Switched to standard app review dialog

- Fixed color theme not restored on startup
- Improved stability

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5

10 Ratings

10 Ratings

This is an essential app for any serious IOS musician.


First, I want to thank the developer for allowing us to try this amazing app before buying it. Now, I know I will buy the full version on payday. But i wanted to review it as I know this helps many other folks considering it. If you are reading this, the first thing you need to do, is download it. You will love it! I immediately went to the Pads screen and selected Choirs for the sound patch playing. Oh my! The sound of the Choir patch is incredible for a free trail app. Not only that, you can select a totally different patch for the main on screen keyboard. I love the ability to rapidly press panic if anything is out of whack, which hasn't happened, but its nice to know its there.
The developer is fully involved in receiving feedback and also providing feedback over at the AudiBus forum. Google it and there you will be amazed at how much other users can teach you and how the developer is seeking to assist with making this app the very best app for chords and for many other uses you can think of. For me, being a one man band type of musician, i love the idea of just using the ipad to play several synths in reatime. For one, I like using Midiband 3.1 and i plan to use Navichord to trigger variation changes, chord changes, and even play a melody all from one single app controlling Midiband. That to me is huge!!! I know not many folks know about Midiband, but it is available in the app store for pennies. It turns your iPad into a full blown arranger keyboard workstation. And Navichord is going to make it even sweeter. I cant wait for all the updates that are planned for the amazing app. I will buy the full version for sure!

Great app


I love this app


Denis Kutuzov
54 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+
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