Navichord first came to iOS over 2 years ago and has been consistently updated ever since. What’s strange here is that Navichord is already a universal app unlike its freeĀ lite version that first appeared just over a year ago. Now, the developer, Denis Kutuzov, has brought it to the iPhone, as a separate app it its own right. This new version for iPhone is priced at $2.99 against the iPad version at $7.99, so if you do already own the iPad version, and for some reason you need or want to get this version of the app it isn’t a huge jump up to get this.

I’m not entirely sure that I get this version of the app though, unless I’m missing something really obvious. If I am, please let me know.

If you don’t know Navichord, it is basically a songwriting tool for making music theory easier. It has Ableton Link so that you can loop progressions in sync with other apps, and you can trigger chords from your MIDI footswitch.

Here are the main features:

  • Play simple chords (minor, major) with one finger from any root note
  • Play complex chords (sevenths, ninths) with just two or three fingers from any root note
  • 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 your chord progressions
  • Find chords matching a selected scale
  • Ableton Link:
  • Audiobus and Inter App Audio:
  • MIDI support:
    • Connect to soft synths via virtual MIDI
    • Connect to hardware synths and external keyboards
    • Send MIDI control messages from keys and pads

Navichord is on the app store now and is priced at $2.99: