Scales Lexicon

100+ scales at the tip of your finger.

Excellent resource!!! ★★★★

I wanted an app that could quickly show me the notes from many different scales and this app nails it! I purchased this along with another app that was £4 more expensive than this and to be honest i prefer this one.

by A bloke from Yorkshire

Great reference tool for musicians ★★★★★

This program couldn't be simpler to use while providing a database of scales from the European classical tradition, jazz and pop, world music, and even the modernist world of Messiaen. Transposing keys is a snap, while the ability to vary tempo, register, number of octaves, and rhythmic pattern makes this an invaluable practice tool. Already one of my favorite music apps.

by Joshcello

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

Scales Lexicon for iPhone
Download on the App Store

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.

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 notes highlight as it plays up and down the scale.

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


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Included scales:

  • Major
  • Natural Minor
  • Harmonic Minor
  • Melodic Minor - Ascending
  • Melodic Minor - Descending
  • Whole-Half Diminished
  • Half-Whole Diminished
  • Whole-tone
  • Chromatic
  • Ionian
  • Dorian
  • Phrygian
  • Lydian
  • Mixolydian
  • Aeolian
  • Locrian
  • 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 
  • Algerian
  • Arabian
  • Byzantine
  • Hawaiian
  • Hindu
  • Hungarian or Egyptian
  • Indian
  • Indian Minor
  • Jewish or Spanish
  • Oriental
  • Persian
  • Romanian Bocovia
  • Romanian Major
  • Romanian Minor
  • Bi Yu
  • Chaio
  • Kung
  • Youlan
  • 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
  • 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