Find the perfect chord voicing for your songs on the piano!
Thanks to a specially developed algorithm, the app can show you more than 2,500 chords. Simply select a chord root on the left, chord type in the middle, the chord type addition on the right, and explore the chords with “Piano Chords Compass”!
The App features:
- The displayed chord type notation and chord set fully compatible with the GarageBand smart instruments;
- A unique option that lets you listen to each displayed chord with authentic grand piano sound;
- Drag&Drop selected chords into GarageBand (for your own compositions);
- Drag&Drop lets you move your selected chord, either as written notes or as a keyboard representation, into editors to create your own songbooks;
- Supported treble clef and bass clef for written notes;
- Supported chord inversions;
- Supported 56 chord types:
Maj, Maj 6, Maj 7, Maj 9, Maj 11, Maj 13, Maj Maj7, Maj Add9,
Min, Min 6, Min 7, Min 9, Min 11, Min 13, Min Maj7, Min Add9,
Dim, Dim 6, Dim 7, Dim 9, Dim 11, Dim 13, Dim Maj7, Dim Add9,
Aug, Aug 6, Aug 7, Aug 9, Aug 11, Aug 13, Aug Maj7, Aug Add9,
Sus2, Sus2 6, Sus2 7, Sus2 9, Sus2 11, Sus2 13, Sus2 Maj7, Sus2 Add9,
Sus4, Sus4 6, Sus4 7, Sus4 9, Sus4 11, Sus4 13, Sus4 Maj7, Sus4 Add9,
5, 5 6, 5 7, 5 9, 5 11, 5 13, 5 Maj7, 5 Add9,
- Volume control,
- Retina graphics.
macOS Mojave improvements.
Ratings and Reviews
Best method for a newbie to understand and learn chords!
Learner, this for me, best method to understand and learn chords! The best way to learn anything is by doing. This app combined with my midi keyboard through garage band was perfect for REALLY understanding chords and learning for instance the subtle sound differences between types eg. Fsus4 and Fsus2, can immediately see, play and HEAR the nuances. Simple instructions right on this Apple App page (above), more videos available—have not explored that option, found no need with clear diagrams above. Wish all the other app-makers here made their apps so immediateely accessible.
Great, but one suggestion...
This app is great and does what it says it does; I use it frequently while writing music! However, I think an added feature to drag and drop a .midi file of the chord would be an excellent idea. I realize this would be a lot of .midi files to create and assign to each chord, but I think it would be worth it!
Love, Love, Love this app !! I have been a piano and organ player for 1 year; but lacked the ability to figure proper note locations; and completely execute it in order to create a song properly. Now i have the resources to help me. Thank you; so very much for creating this app/program.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.