Chapman’s Handy Chord Namer

Use this page to learn about or experiment with simple to advanced jazz chords. You can play a chord on the keyboard and see its name displayed, then transpose or invert it. Or you can build a chord from its name and see how to play it, either in its raw form or with improved spacing.

You can share the currently displayed chord - click below and copy the link:


There is also a discussion on the merits of a standardisation of chord notation here.

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Name a chord from the notes

Start playing a chord by clicking the keyboard and see its name displayed in the box.


Play a chord from its name

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