Developer Denis Kutuzov has released Navichord – an iPad instrument for exploring chord progressions.
Navichord displays notes in both keyboard-style and grid-style arrangements. And it automatically displays chord names. This lets you play chords traditionally, or use chord ‘shapes’, which are consistent for playing the chord with any root note.
Here’s a video demo:
- Play simple chords with one finger from any root (minor, major)
- Play complex chords with just two or three fingers from any root (sevenths, ninths)
- Use the same chord shape for any root
- Discover interesting chord progressions
- Find chords matching a melody
- Find a melody matching chords
- Learn chord names easily
- Learn chord structure from the piano keyboard and play along
Kutuzov says that MIDI support is coming soon.
Navichord is available for US $.99 in the App Store.