AlternativeTo Logo

    ChordPulse Alternatives

    ChordPulse is described as 'handy backing band software for music practice, inspiration, improvisation, and pure fun with music. Play and sing along with ChordPulse. Use it as a full accompaniment, a drum machine with bass, a metronome with chords, and more' and is a Music Production App in the Audio & Music category. There are more than 10 alternatives to ChordPulse for Windows, Mac, Linux, iPhone and iPad. The best alternative is MMA, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like ChordPulse are Impro-Visor (Free, Open Source), Band-in-a-Box (Paid), JJazzLab (Free, Open Source) and Chord Pad (Paid).

    This page was last updated Jan 24, 2022

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      “MMA—Musical MIDI Accompaniment” is an accompaniment generator. It creates MIDI tracks for a soloist to perform over from a user supplied file containing chords and MMA directives.
      Most users think MMA is a great alternative to ChordPulse.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      Impro-Visor (short for “Improvisation Advisor”) is a music notation program designed to help jazz musicians compose and hear solos similar to ones that might be improvised. The objective is to improve understanding of solo construction and tune chord changes.
      show more
      Some users think Impro-Visor is a great alternative to ChordPulse, some don't.


    1. Band-in-a-Box is an intelligent automatic accompaniment program. You can hear and play along to many song ideas and go from "nothing" to "something" in a very short period of time with Band-in-a-Box as your "on demand" backup band.
      show more
      Most users think Band-in-a-Box is a great alternative to ChordPulse.
    2. JJazzLab is a free Midi-based application which automatically generates backing tracks (a musical accompaniment) for any song. It’s a jam buddy to have fun improvising, learn new stuff or just practice your instrument. It’s also a great tool for teachers.
      • Windows
      A chord sequencer with 300+ great sounding styles. Allows you to create chord progressions and backing tracks in minutes. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tBRlJDuavk0.


      • Windows
      The music software Ludwig automatically arranges your songs with a few clicks. Accompanying parts fit the melody well. Automatic Chords. Pop, Rock, Jazz, Country, Classic.
      • Windows
      Described as chord sequencer it lets you quickly create chord progressions, play them in many styles, transpose, adjust tempo, change instruments. Great for practicing. I used it for improving my scales on guitar and I have to tell it is amazing.
      show more
    3. Songsmith generates musical accompaniment to match a singer’s voice. Just choose a musical style, sing into your PC’s microphone, and Songsmith will create backing music for you.
      show more
      • Windows
      Busker is a complete set of tools to create musical arrangements from sheet music (chords + melody staff). It uses Yamaha compatible styles (thousands can be downloaded for free) for auto-accompaniment.
      show more
      • FreemiumProprietary
      • iPhone
      • iPad
      Are you a practice-savvy musician? Get the perfect music practice app to help you organize, focus, and track your practice progress.
      show more
    Showing 10 of 10 alternatives