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100+ scales at the tip of your finger.

Superb! ★★★★★

Finally! The perfect scale app! Very thoughtfully and simply organized user interface. Not loaded with special features. But hard to imagine finding a better delivery system. I will use this to workout on both piano and bass.

by BuffaloShrimp

Very helpful! ★★★★★

This app is helping me learn better intonation in my upright bass studies. Thanks so much!!!!!

by Thomas Burgett

A unique and incredible teaching tool! ★★★★★

I lecture in music, recording and composition at a large institution (dBs Music, Plymouth, UK) in both FE and HE sectors and Patrick's apps are just incredible for teaching with. There are plenty of coders writing music apps in the App Store but his show the unique musical insights only an expert and practicing musician would have. Amazing stuff. Amazing value. You will turn to these apps time and time again. Buy.

by Phineas Head

Great App ★★★★★

Very awesome scales app, I use it while I DJ and play sax, very easy to read and switch between scales.

by DJ David Soto

100+ scales, notatable on any root in treble, alto, tenor or bass clef.

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Transpose with a touch, to any root note, in treble, alto, tenor or bass clef. Simply touch and drag up and down on the staff to select the root note, slide right for sharp, left for flat, or slide up and down on the right or left of the screen for constant sharps and flats.

Use the mute button to transpose the scale without hearing the root note.

Transpositions for Ab, Eb, Bb, F, G, D, A, and E instruments. Play along with the written notes. It automatically plays your transposed pitch with you. (and shows it on the piano)

See the scale notated correctly, with double sharps and flats as needed. For example, Gb minor has a B double flat, not an A.

Have the scale played in a wide variety of ways.

Choose from 13 rhythmic patterns.

Select 0, 2, or 4 beat count-off before the scale starts to playback.

Choose a range to play, from one to five octaves.

Select if you want it to loop continuously, or play through just once.

Choose if you want the scale played forward and backward (up and down), or just forward.

Select if you want the top and/or bottom notes repeated (with a pause between repetitions).

Listen and watch the piano keys highlight as it plays up and down the keyboard.

The musical notation is written in black and white, or in chalk on a chalkboard.

Screenshots

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Included scales:

Common
  • Major
  • Natural Minor
  • Harmonic Minor
  • Melodic Minor - Ascending
  • Melodic Minor - Descending
  • Whole-Half Diminished
  • Half-Whole Diminished
  • Whole-tone
  • Chromatic
Modes
  • Ionian
  • Dorian
  • Phrygian
  • Lydian
  • Mixolydian
  • Aeolian
  • Locrian
Jazz
  • Major Pentatonic
  • Minor Pentatonic
  • Blues
  • Blues Modified
  • Blues Phrygian
  • Blues Diminished
  • Bebop
  • Bebop Major
  • Bebop Dominant
  • Bebop Minor
  • Bebop Minor 2
  • Harmonic Major
  • Phrygian Dominant
  • Lydian Dominant (Overtone)
  • Lydian Augmented
  • Augmented
  • Half Diminished 1
  • Half Diminished 2
  • Diminished Whole Tone
  • 6th Mode of Harmonic Minor
  • Neapolitan Major
  • Neapolitan Minor
  • Harmonic Neapolitan Minor
  • Prometheus 
World
  • Algerian
  • Arabian
  • Byzantine
  • Hawaiian
  • Hindu
  • Hungarian or Egyptian
  • Indian
  • Indian Minor
  • Jewish or Spanish
  • Oriental
  • Persian
  • Romanian Bocovia
  • Romanian Major
  • Romanian Minor
China
  • Bi Yu
  • Chaio
  • Kung
  • Youlan
Japan
  • Han-kumoi
  • Hira-joshi
  • Honchoshi Plagal Form
  • Iwato
  • Kokin-joshi, Miyakobushi
  • Nohkan
  • Ritsu
  • Sakura Pentatonic
  • Sansagari
  • Taishikicho, Ryo
Hindustani Thaats
  • Bilaval
  • Khamaj
  • Kafi
  • Asavari
  • Bhairavi
  • Kalyan
  • Todi
  • Purvi
  • Marva
  • Bhairav
Composers
  • Prokofiev
  • Scriabin
  • Shostakovich
  • Verdi Enigmatic
  • Verdi Enigmatic - Ascending
  • Verdi Enigmatic - Descending
Messiaen Modes
  • Mode 1 - Whole Tone
  • Mode 2 - Half-Whole Diminished
  • Mode 3
  • Mode 3 Inverse
  • Mode 4
  • Mode 4 Inverse
  • Mode 5
  • Mode 5 Inverse
  • Mode 6
  • Mode 6 Inverse
  • Mode 7
  • Mode 7 Inverse
  • Truncated Mode 2
  • Truncated Mode 3
  • Truncated Mode 3 Inverse
  • Truncated Mode 5
  • Truncated Mode 5 Inverse
  • Truncated Mode 6
  • Truncated Mode 6 Inverse

Interface Guide

Selecting a Pitch

Using the Staff: Simply touch and drag up and down on the staff to select the note, slide right for sharp, left for flat, or slide up and down right or left of the note for constant sharps and flats.

Using the Piano: Swipe to move the keyboard, tap to play notes, touch & hold then slide to glissando. When you glissando up the keyboard, notes will be notated with sharps, when you glissando down, notes will be notated with flats. When you tap specific notes they will be notated in the most common accidental for that note. ie: Eb rather than D#, F# rather than Gb.

Concert / Written Pitch

You will always hear the concert pitch for the written pitch based on the selected instrument's transposition.

Instrumental Transpositions

Transpositions are provided for Ab, Eb, Bb, F, G, D, A, and E instruments.

Play along with the written notes. The app will automatically play the transposed (concert) pitch with you.

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