How Chord Machine Works
There are seven chords in every major or minor key called the diatonic chords. These chords sound great together in almost any order and they are the foundation of all great pop and rock songs of the last century. Chord Machine uses these chords as well as:
possible chord progressions!
This means that you can play with Chord Machine all day and never see the same song twice! It also means that, on occasion, you'll get a chord progression that doesn't really work for you. That's why you have the option to edit. Just tap the lock icon underneath the chords you'd like to keep and shake it again to replace the chords you don't like!
Save Your Favorites for Later
After you've found the chords that inspire genius, it's up to you! Play it on guitar or press the piano button to see the chords on piano. Keep the key signature or use the arrows on the side to raise or lower the key. On a bus with no guitar? Just touch the chord diagrams to hear the progression! Strum it in 4/4! Pound it out on the piano in 6/8 doo-wap style! Fingerpick it! Palm mute it! Throw it out and start over! It's your song now!
Finally, when you've got your next hit press add to archive it with the rest of your favorites and come back to it later.
Chord Machine won't write your songs for you but it's a fun place to start and sometimes that's all you need!