SimpleChord
SimpleChord
4.2.2.345

5.0

SimpleChord free download for Mac

SimpleChord4.2.2.345

31 July 2009

Quick chord reference for musicians.

Overview

Note: SimpleChord is not being sold anymore and is listed only for people who had purchased it in the past.

SimpleChord is part tool and part toy. It's a chord reference and composition tool for Mac OS X. It can show chords, play them, and order them into progressions, and it doesn't end there.

  • Many Musical Possibilities - From power chords to jazz, it's all there.
  • Your Composing Assistant - Arrange chord progressions right in the application to try out new sounds or use it to create accompanyment.
  • Have iPod, Will Travel - Chord dictionary and saved progressions can be exported to your iPod.
  • Works with MIDI keyboards - Use a MIDI keyboard peripheral to find chords that work with your melodies.
  • Print and go - Print out progressions for easy learning when you're away from the computer.
  • Reverse Lookup - Punch in the keys, find out the chord.
  • Right on time - Convenient metronome and tempo-finder tools built-in.

What's new in SimpleChord

Version 4.2.2.345:
  • Fixed bug with looped playback of progressions

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26 Reviews of SimpleChord

Archiethearchiver
06 June 2009
Version: 4.2

Most helpful

I downloaded this app and, although it says it is version 4.2, the app is actually version 4.1.
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Archiethearchiver
06 June 2009
Version: 4.2
I downloaded this app and, although it says it is version 4.2, the app is actually version 4.1.
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5
Kevin-Olson
03 December 2006
Version: 4.0
I enjoy this app because it does just what it says, very easily. I can hear the chord, see it diagrammed on the keyboard, assemble it into a progression, then export that out as a midi file. It works very well, and the developer is very responsive. Great learning tool, fun to just play around with, too.
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5
Macsterdam
27 July 2006
Version: 4.0
Been using this for a long time now and it just gets better and better. Great program, great support. 5 stars doesn't do it justice :D
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5
Ed-perry
21 June 2006
Version: 3.3.1
I have used SimpleChord for a year now and find it to be really valuable as a sketch tool to rough out ideas to be fully developed later in Logic Pro. First, it's rock solid; it's never crashed on me. With low machine overhead, it runs on my fairly old portable, so i can work anywhere. The user interface is simple letting me get a lot of work done quickly on developing chord progressions. I can play with some ideas, get a good idea of what I want, then go to Logic Pro to flesh out the songs.
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@a
12 June 2006
Version: 3.3.1
I would love to seee MIDI export as well as an AudioUnit plugin to use with host apps.
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5
Ronwalk
19 April 2006
Version: 3.3
What a wonderful little program; elegant, useful. It's meant to do just what it's meant to do. In addition to it's technical workings, it's also beautifully designed. It's obvious that somebody's paying attention with a high level of consciousness. I'm really pleased.
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Kgpat
15 March 2006
Version: 3.3
I like the software and found myself using it, so I purchased a registration on March 10th. I waited and waited for the code to be sent, then I figured it's the weekend so I'll give it a couple of days. Now it's March 15 and I still don't have my code. I have emailed the developer twice with no response. Maybe thru MacUpdate I can get a response.
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4.5
Feature
23 February 2006
Version: 3.2.6
Superb, simple, easy to use program. great for finding those forgot chords without interrupting your work flow with over complicated features! chord progression is a welcome bonus too 9/10
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Crappyrealbasicmadesoftware
11 February 2006
Version: 3.2.6
I'll stick with a more professional tool from a more main stream company as opposed to a little shareware product that may or may not be there tomorrow.
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Anonymous
13 August 2005
Version: 3.1.3
Right now the link is working ok.
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Anonymous
11 August 2005
Version: 3.1.3
Right now the 3.1.3 version link download a "no mountable file systems"
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4.75
Anonymous
12 July 2005
Version: 3.0
This is a really good learning tool. Progressions are a great addition. But v.3 no longer recognises input from my midi keyboard
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Dan Grover
12 July 2005
Version: 3.0
It's been a year since SimpleChord 2 was released. Since then, you've provided lots of suggestions. I've listened to all of them and implemented three of the most requested features in version 3.0: chord progressions, inversions, and a reverse lookup. It's even better now -- and hopefully will continute to get so. Thanks to all of you who have supported the development of this app!
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Joshua7
10 February 2005
Version: 2.3.2
This looks nice. If it could display a guitar fret board as well that would be even better (Or show the chord formation at least)
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4.25
Spamguy
14 August 2004
Version: 2.2.1
SimpleChord is an excellent program and toy. Unfortunately, I don't find it very useful for my composition. SC needs the ability to perform chord inversions. You don't want my tunes to be all I chords, do you? :) This feature alone would sell me. The feature to play programmable chord progressions would make me pay ANY price!
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4.5
John Davis
08 August 2004
Version: 2.2
I recently downloaded the 2.1.1 version of Simple Chord and let me just say that I love it. I was very happy to find such software on the net. I studied keyboarding in college but only got so far. I find it boring and cumbersome to look up each chord in books. Simple Chord makes it easy because all the chords are at your finger tips. Its really cool and helpful. I have my keyboard hooked up to my Imac and pipe it through GarageBand. All I have to do is look at the lited keyboard in Simple Chord then practice the same fingering positions on my key board. Good Stuff. Thank you Wonder Warp for aiding in my continuing education. Sincerely John Davis, SD
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Dan Grover
21 July 2004
Version: 2.1
If you've used SimpleChord in the past, and didn't care much for it, you should really take a look at the latest version, SimpleChord 2. More useful, stable, and fun. It works with MIDI keyboards, you can keep favorites, even compile a chord database onto your iPod!
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3
Anonymous
25 March 2004
Version: 1.7.1
Dude get a grip or atleast high speed internet access
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Communicator
25 March 2004
Version: 1.7.1
Why can't anyone compress their disk images??????? It takes an extra step to download. PLEASE, COMPRESS YOUR ".DMG'S"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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5
12 March 2004
Version: 1.6.1
This is GREAT!! Only one thing would help me more. Making the keyboard float above all other windows. Animator
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Anonymous
08 March 2004
Version: 1.6.1
I'm only getting a text coded web page when I double click the download option. I was just wondering if and how could I go about downloading Simple CHords1.6 because I would like to try it.
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5
Michael Dippery
06 March 2004
Version: 1.6.1
Great program! Makes finding chords simple and easy!
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5
Anonymous
04 March 2004
Version: 1.6
Excellent! Just what I need for a guy who can't play piano but composes anyway.
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5
James-Lumgair
02 March 2004
Version: 1.5
Excellent! If it came out yesterday it would have been even better as i needed an app just like this! But still, i will use it in the future no doubt! u get 5 stars from me too!
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5
Heiliger
22 February 2004
Version: 1.0
Perfect for a guy like me who likes to play the piano or compose a GarageBand tune, but cannot read/write sheet music. Great app all around.. nice GUI.. very clean... perfect companion to GB.
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5
Anonymous
21 February 2004
Version: 1.0
Great program. Does as says, interface is perfect. Excellent job, receives my 5 stars
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$12.95

5.0

App requirements: 
  • Intel 32
  • PPC 32
  • Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later
License: 
PaidOne-Time Purchase

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