I love songwriting helper Apps. ProChords helps you find the next chord. I was using it last night and it definitely helped me make a progression I wouldn’t have thought of on my own. It’s a bit more than your standard App at $8.99 and keep in mind your still doing to have to work hard to create a song.

“ProChords is a hand held road map of chords from 9000 songs. So if you are working on a song Fx. “Am7, Em7, Am7, Em7″ and don’t know how to get out of the loop. Tab it into ProChords and you will instantly know 31 different ways to continue. It makes it fun to explore odd chord progressions and get inspiration for more original songwriting” –

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  1. Do we need an app for every thing? Whatever happened to the art of listening and figuring it out for ourselves?


    1. I agree on some level… no gear will improve you music as much as piano, guitar or voice lessons.


  2. i totally agree but sometimes a little help is welcome :)


    1. I know what you mean … but since I stopped playing in a ‘Bamd” situation ( a l-o-n-g time ago), I realized how much music is often the result of magic moments that just don’t happen as much when it’s just an individual and a bunch of plugins! And even if the music is coming I sometimes just get bored of …well …me.

      Apps like these sometimes bring an odd surprise back into the equation … not as fulfilling IMO to the group aesthetic, but hey. Try it, it really works!



  3. wow! I just can’t imagine myself using it… I started to study music when I was 7, now I’m 26 and for me is all intuitive and always know the chords I want and… I just need a piano! Anyway, I have studyed harmony as well but at the moment didn’t use it for writting my music.


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