TONALY: Write & practice music App Positive ReviewsChristian Hengst

TONALY: Write & Practice Music Positive Reviews

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AmazingThis is a really brilliant app to help you write songs in different keys. Could only play in the key of C before I got this. Now I can pretty much play in any major or minor key. Use it all the time with my keyboards and guitars..Version: 3.2.9

Possible UpdatesThis app is great for many different reason, but thought maybe it would be cool if you could change the chords up per measure and have triplet beats. This app is fun to tap the chords as the click track plays at different grooves almost like a sampler, it gives it that chopped sound that has and will always be so popular hip hop crowds. Would be cool to be able to record them as you tap them. I do understand that’s a great reason for the midi export but just a suggestion. Also, maybe I’m not smart enough to find it but is there a way to do inversions? Thanks keep making music fun..Version: 2.0.1

Amazing appThis is a great app and I feel very lucky to be alive in a time where musical tools like this are available. I would have given 4.5 stars if the extra scales (bought separately) were available in song mode like the modes as opposed to just borrowed chords. Will this ever be added by any chance? ..and 5 stars if the extra scales were included in the 4.99 price. Otherwise this app is incredible and I highly highly recommend to everyone..Version: 3.0.7

I really like this appThis app is fantastic for writing and integrating music theory. It is very well thought out and the deeper you go into it the more powerful it becomes. I would like to be able to change chord once per beat in certain instances. The app is restricted to two chords per bar and that can be a little frustrating. However overall it is fantastic value. I would not want to be without it. Unlike some apps it allows you to produce music without being too ‘paint by numbers’. It provides a great starting point and can comprehensively expand your musicality the more you use it. It is my secret weapon and I don’t want to share it. However this app deserves sharing and the developer deserves all the success he can get for this. It is a Labour of love and it shows!. Oh and the recent update has a template feature which is awesome!. I am a fan..Version: 3.1.1

Bass supportLove the app, would you please consider adding bass guitar support, keep up the good work! Update, wow Bass support already! Absolutely stellar work from the developer, thank you so much!.Version: 2.1.5

Best app I haveAbsolutely brilliant. Love it. I don’t know much about music theory, so this is particularly useful to continue songs I hadn’t been able to finish because I couldn’t find interesting chords. Also, super simple to use, beautiful and intuitive. Congrats!!.Version: 2.1.1

FeedbackAn « chords/scales compatibility » function could make this app complete (essential)! Thanks All Modes representation (notes of a mode pattern) on fretboard for every scale. Using degree mode on fretboard instead of notes..Version: 3.0.9

If I could be an ambassador I wouldI love this app so much I’ve literally plugged it to all my students and friends. Super fun to work with and makes the composition process approachable and fun. I recommend this app for anyone just starting out in music, people looking to brush up their chops, or musicians who are looking for teaching tools for their students ✨ I would give it a 5 if when exporting the PDFs it gave an option to have the chords notated with notes on the staff. I feel like that would bring the app to the next level..Version: 3.2.6

Thank you!As someone who has struggled with learning this type of thing for my entire life because of ADHD and some other similar issues, this has been a tremendous gift! I am very grateful to it’s developer to helping me finally be able to understand music theory a little more. I love music more than anything and have played in bands most of my life. This app is teaching me the things I have always yearned to be able to grasp and implement into my musical vocabulary. I can’t thank you enough for this app!.Version: 3.2.6

Great app!Very intuitive and logically laid out..Version: 1.1.3

I can’t get back to my songI was making a song and then I went to popular songs and clicked on one and now I can’t get back to my song. But the app is really good.Version: 2.0.1

An actually useful iOS musical tool.If your like me and have been making music in a DAW you will be probably brilliant at modern production and bad a traditional music theory, this bridges that gap at helps you to learn and absorb music theory at a useful level within your productions with a modern twist only available with iOS devices. This is the droid you are looking for..Version: 2.1.1

Astounding little appA fabulous learning tool. This is so wonder for me as I am learning more theory as a way to increase inspiration and capabilities in songwriting. It does so much that it took me a couple of tries to scratch the surface - and that’s all I feel I’ve done - of this swell little tool for viewing and learning theory in such a unique way. Also want to mention that I love the popular songs it will play through so you can see much of how they are constructed..Version: 2.2.3

An amazing tool to speed up songwritingThis app is to say the least incredible. Yes it does serve as a chord progressions maker but it has so much more to offer than just that. Any scales be it piano or guitar it has ready for you depending on what key or mode you’re in. I would recommend this to any songwriters who don’t have the full grasp on music theory since this will help familiarize you with the concept and speed up your creation abilities..Version: 2.0.4

Really good for filling in the gapsI really like the app, and it makes finding the right chord easier although chord building and alternative chords chord be better/simpler by just allowing the choice of notes for the chord, at the moment there’s only a bass note option. I have located octave options and I feel this is missed. My biggest problem is the saving. I’ve lost countless ideas due to the save feature be either faulty or badly designed, I can change the name and the last idea opens upon return but that’s it. I’ve tried several times but the save feature is big disappointment in such a very good app..Version: 3.0.6

Awesome appBrilliant set up and so easy to use. I’m a long time novice when it comes to actual musical information and am self taught so this is the perfect app to help me dive into a deeper understanding of building songs and finding more intricate ways to bring a melody to life. Thank you for the work you do, it’s inspiring the work I do.Version: 3.0.8

Version francaiseLa version francaise est-elle en projet ?.Version: 2.0.1

Fantastic app, very well thought outI came across this app via an advert on Instagram and, while I’m always sceptical about purchasing through a social media ad, this app has blown me away. It’s so well thought out and designed. I’ve been writing film music for a long time but chord sequences are always tricky to get right as there are so many options. This app is going to be very useful in solving that and providing me different ideas to further develop in my DAW. I immediately bought the two add-ons as they will also be useful for practising scales and exporting my songs. Excellent work, congrats to Christian for a brilliantly useful app..Version: 3.2.3

Great , but still it can be better :)I use this app on a daily base for my guitar practice. Very satisfied with simplicity and rich content. Something for future... would be great to add more of chord variations for guitars 🙌🏼 great job.Version: 3.1.0

GreatGreat app, but would be nice if we could use our own custom tunings for the guitar neck scale display or add extra strings for 7/8/9 string guitars.Version: 3.0.2

Could you please add the five guitar positions for scales and chords???I know that this app is not dedicated for guitarists. Nevertheless, should it be possible to add the five different positions for guitar then Circle of Fifths would replace a variety of different practicing apps for me. Same goes for piano fingerings: it would be amazing if these could be incorporated. Again another couple of books would be out of the window. Arpeggios as well perhaps??? That’s it from me!.Version: 2.1.2

Perfect butFirst off I love this app, very helpful and gives good insight if you are beginning your music theory/writing journey how ever there are some flaws. The app does not display chord for many scales melodic/alt etc. And it is kind of limited in the colors of music it helps you to use don’t be expecting an advanced app for jazz theory (it would be awesome if it was) but over all it is great and hope to see some updates that help with more harmony and jazz theory, I’m guessing jazz students are the majority of the people who downloaded this app. 🤩.Version: 2.0.1

Love this app + feature requestThis is my go-to app to find chord progressions and help with scales. Being able to AirDrop the chords straight from my phone into my DAW is amazing (and it works great with Logic). The only feature I would like is in the scales. I would like it to highlight all the note in the scale on the “keyboard”, without pressing the notes for it to play one by one. I can’t read sheet music well, so seeing all the notes written out that way doesn’t help me. Other than I love this app, keep up the great work!.Version: 1.1.3

Great App - If Only it Had Some Drum Beats!This is a fantastic app for learning and experimenting with composition. My only wish is that it had options to also add a basic drum beat, selected by genre (rock, blues, pop, etc.). That would make it a fully-fledged tool for creating quick backing tracks to improvise over. Such rhythm would give inspiration that a metronome alone cannot. Hopefully it’s a feature that could be added in the future!.Version: 3.2.9

Great app but one current problemFor some reason, I can’t buy the additional scales. It keeps prompting me to update my payment info, even though that’s all already correctly entered. It’s as if something has been updated on the iTunes side and the app is trying to connect to a part of it that doesn’t exist anymore. Developer, I’m happy to help you troubleshoot this if you want screenshots etc?.Version: 2.0.2

Awesome but...I’ve been with you guys since the beginning of your UJAM website days, even back then I was blown away by what you had accomplished! My hats off to you guys, first the site, then the virtual instruments (which are off the hook!!), and now this! Sheer brilliance!! You took the best of the song writing portion of UJAM and put it in an app, wonderful!!! Only a couple of things... 1st: (at least on my iPad anyway) when I exported the midi via email, I couldn’t write anything in either the subject line, or the body. 2nd: The bass note can’t be changed in a chord, only the root is available. It would be perfect if a multiple bass note function was offered. Other than those two things, well done!! Fantastic job!!! Musicman1099.Version: 2.1.7

AwesomeThis is exactly what I was looking for! I’m a guitar player looking to level up on music theory and I find these tools so helpful..Version: 3.1.0

Best of its kindI’ve tried lots of different apps for scale and chord reference, but this one is definitely my favourite. Very simple to use with a nice clear display. The option to export to midi is really handy as well. My only real niggle is that its choice of example chord progressions are not musically very common or logical progressions, and I think that is the one area the developer could give a little attention..Version: 1.1.5

FrictionlessThe interface for this app is flawless. Really easy to use and very dynamic. This is what every musician needs. I would love to see chord and scale diagrams implemented for guitar as well as piano..Version: 3.4.2

Great!Love having 80 plus scales in my pocket! The only thing I’d like to see is clickable notes on the guitar scale page with sound bites like the piano. Also, me being a simpleton, I’d like to see each scale shape individually instead of just all shapes on the fretboard (maybe in a separate menu). Not a big deal but seeing notes on the first fret confuse my poor brain 😂. Regardless, incredible work put into this app!!.Version: 3.2.8

ExcellentWell thought out app. One of the apps I use on a regular basis..Version: 3.3.0

Good App BUT...Overall, it’s a great app for getting your ideas down in a pinch. As someone who would consider themselves a beginner in music, it’s a great app to use in conjunction with learning the theory. I love the interface - it’s very slick! BUT...I think it’s a bit cheeky to put a paywall up on the extra scales after you’ve just bought the app. I’d understand if it was free to download but (and correct me if I’m wrong), there is was mention of having to pay extra to unlock the different scales. I know it’s only an extra £1.99 but still; It’s like ordering a burger and having to pay extra for the bun! It’s the only reason I’ve given it a 4 star rating instead of the 5 it deserves..Version: 2.0.1

Useful tool.... getting better!It's odd that the chord buttons only play the sound upon release and not when tapped..Version: 2.1.7

Just wow.This app is beyond astonishing and the ease of use for a beginner to a virtuoso is just incredible. I was skeptical going into the purchase due to the lack of attention to detail and disarray of previous apps but this is the PLATINUM standard in the what should be used for learning theory on a whim and combined with creativity is debate fully an absolute NEED in your arsenal when playing guitar/ writing or learning music in general. I can say with confidence that this is the pinnacle of an interactive and informative experience that can further your abilities as a musician with the proper work ethic. GET IT, you can’t regret it!.Version: 3.0.0

Over expected !!!I can see a huge amount of effort was put in developing to come up with an app that is both excelent in UX/UI design and professional music theories. Simple to navigate, lots of functions (even without the expansion), thorough guiding tour, ... One small recommendation is that I would love to see the note-by-note chord playback option (I don’t know how to call this) beside the default playback. Hats off for the dev team 👏.Version: 3.0.0

Super usefulI’ve loved using this especially for midi export of chords to use for raps and other great stuff. Would like to be able to select more chord options. 9ths 6ths etc :).Version: 1.1.3

The best music app on iosIt meets all my needs from writing songs to learning scales. There is still room for improvement but the author is really making it the best app on the market. If I could suggest two things it would be additional guitar chord positions and a tuner. I am happy to pay extra for this function but please make it the best music app ever with that tuner. It would be great if you could make it a polyphonic tuner (tune all strings at once). Well done!.Version: 3.0.3

Worth every pennyI’m self taught on the keys for the past 2 years and just started taking lessons where i had to get my fingerings together with Scales. this App has been so helpful in learning how to transpose in all keys, and knowing my 1-7 in each key. the extra $2.99 for the scales is also a huge plus for those who are looking to diversify their sound and learn all types of scales. i also love the song writing mode that shows you what a typical chorus will start on in terms of key (cmaj verse, to a min bridge with a 6234 progression for instance). i recommend this to anyone who wants to better their playing. couple this app with lessons and you can really become deadly on the keys!!!.Version: 2.2.4

TommeePlease make it IOS 9 compatible! I have an iPad Air 1 on iOS 9 and this app can run on it. I'm NOT updating a perfectly working iPad to ios 12. However on my iPhone 7 it is very good app..Version: 2.0.2

Circle of fifths appWould be better if full screen was available on my iPhone. The information at the top covers part of the wheel which is disappointing. Great otherwise.Version: 2.1.1

Overcharged for scale packLove the app so far - very quick and intuitive to use. Already have a couple of compositions saved and can jam out to the progression with my instruments to work on parts, etc. it would be cool to have more than one chord per measure, been using double time tempo to get around that. I purchased the additional scales pack and was overcharged. It said it was going to charge me $1.99, but I was actually charged $8.42. So buyer beware, you will be charged more than what is listed..Version: 2.0.1

Really cool app, needs more features for writing jazzSuper cool app, really easy to use, lots of flexibility. Maybe I’m missing something but this app doesn’t seem to support altered dominant chords. The song I’m working on right now uses a F7b13 and the closest chord I can find is F13. I’ll still give this app 5 stars because it’s fantastic!.Version: 3.0.8

*Help*It needs Single notes function to be playable with or without midi keyboard and single note recording needs arpeggios need a dlc or different app that does drum loops but for now single notes to be recorded would be a big help that way we can finish our songs using your app please im begging you i bought all items i need this app but i need those single notes too..Version: 3.0.7

This app got WAAAAAAAY betterI downloaded this app a while back and used it maybe 3 times and haven’t used it since. I’m supposed to be writing a paper right now so naturally I’m going through every single app on my phone to procrastinate. I’m not sure when these guys updated this app but MAN I’m actually excited to use it for what it’s for. The navigation is improved and the quick tips are crazy helpful (so far). Not sure how much I spent on this but it couldn’t have been anything crazy. If you’re looking for an app that will give you a bit of inspiration chord-wise, this app is great..Version: 2.0.2

I love it - must have for musicians of any level!I really enjoy the clear and easy layout - colors and general UI experience! I was wondering on the possibility to add modality when changing chords? (Like let’s hear how this G chord would sound if it was borrowed from Lydian or Phrygian for example) does that makes sense? Anyways great job, love the app :).Version: 3.0.0

Truly great appI have owned the app for a while now but hadn’t really taken advantage of all it has to offer until recently. There is so much you can do here and there is an excellent guidebook to help learn to do it. I am using the app as a scale practice tool, to try out new chord progressions and to better understand the circle of fifths. Really well done with great functions and very well designed graphics. Love it..Version: 3.2.0

Very good but…It would be nice to be able to split a bar into 4 beats instead of two so as to create a little bit more rythme.Version: 3.4.2

Finally Understanding TheoryThis is the best app I’ve used for learning theory!! It would be neat to support landscape mode and to have midi out so I can write a song and send the midi out from this app to another iOS app without the need to export a midi file. If this is possible I haven’t found out how to do it but if not I think A LOT of people would love that kind of feature in the future..Version: 2.0.1

GreatLove it but two suggestions - I wish I could filter the scales. I bought the expansion but I only need maybe 20 of the 80. Would be nice to hide the ones I don’t use often. Also I’d like to see the locrian aeolian mixed scale added, due to its prominence in metal..Version: 2.1.0

Great with 2 wishes1 - Would like to be able to see intervals on guitar fretboard. 2 - MacOs version..Version: 3.0.9

Amazing, simple beats intuitionA very useful tool for songwriters and anyone anxious to know what goes where and when, saving you hours of frustrating hunting the fretboard for that missing chord. Not to mention the optional keyboards lights up just where every chord is. What a bargain! And thanks guys for going the extra mile for slow minds like mine...Version: 1.1.2

Useful and IntuitiveThis is a great tool for anyone wanting to learn or create music. The interface is intuitive to the classical music and songwriting theories. Learning the circle of fifths and its place in the musical process is a breeze with the wheel UI feature. I love it. Primarily as a guitarist I was a little surprised that the Pentatonic and Blues scales were behind the paywall. I would have one or both of these available to new guitarists and have just bought the app. It’s a reasonable gesture to secure the investment of guitarists of all levels. The more advanced/versatile musicians will shell out for the rest of the library! I was ready to do so when I bought the app, but I was playing around before buying the add-on. Fantastic app 👍 10/10 would recommend..Version: 3.1.1

Brilliant Shortcut to Music TheoryJust purchased this after seeing an ad on Instagram. Some customers make note of the additional in-app payment calling it a negative. It’s an extra £2.99 for a tonne of extra content, well worth it! £6.98 for the lot?! Yes please. Beautiful UI, customisable, and works really well. Will help anyone looking to learn more about keys and chord progression all in one place. It’s earned it’s place on my homepage 😆.Version: 3.0.4

This literally changed the way I write, play, and hear music!The circle of fifths always escaped me, or the paper charts I drew were slow and cumbersome. I could figure it out with a piano, but it took time. This lets you variate chords, build sections, and transpose really easily. I recommend it to everyone who makes music or wants to understand it better..Version: 3.2.1

Great appIt’s a great app but I wish there was a ukulele fretboard and chord diagram. Please add this and more instruments. Also a way to distinguish the root note of chords displayed on fretboard or piano would be nice. Keep up the good work..Version: 2.1.4

Great app but could do with key change options in songwriter modeThis is a great app, but it would be good if it had a key change option for songwriter mode, so you could have a section in a different key. Perhaps hidden away in the menu to keep it simple for people who don’t want it..Version: 2.1.1

Keeps Getting BetterI love Tonally. I does all it claims to do as a basic songwriting tool. Think of it as a songwriting sketch pad. Pro features would include the ability to place a different chord on every downbeat (this would allow you to do chord walk ups or walk downs). Currently the app only allows you to subdivide the bar in half thereby placing chords on the 1 and 3. You can extend or lengthen the amount of time a chord plays however you are currently prevented from further subdividing or muting a potion of a chord after making the first subdivision. Furthermore I wholeheartedly agree with my fellow reviewers who have asked for the ability to make chord inversions. Inversions really affect the feel of a song and are a must. I envision Tonally one day being a stand-alone app giving songwriters the ability to fully write and arrange a song and then export a fully fuctional lead sheet. When that day comes expect my rating to jump to a five..Version: 3.0.7

Amazing app! Great composition tool!This is the best song composition tool that I’ve found on the iPad so far. Intuitive and simple, it allows for even those without a knowledge of music theory to create songs that shine. If I had one suggestion for a future feature, it would to add the ability to move song sections around on the edit screen. Hopefully that feature is coming! Thanks so much for the great app and keep up the terrific work!.Version: 3.2.6

Oh wow!A major hats off to whoever made this app! I have been really trying to learn music theory so I can learn to play the guitar. What are the scales, what notes go well together, major, minor scales, etc... I downloaded this app not having major expectations. Then bamm! This is a very well developed app, it has all of that knowledge. You can go look at the notes in a key on keyboard, or switch to guitar (which I did). I thought, wow... but surely you don’t have it for a left handed and again... I was pleasantly surprised: they do! A big big big thanks. Miku.Version: 3.0.6

Fantastic tool that takes away the pen and paperThe circle of fifths is a fantastic tool period. I memorized it and drew it out for years but now I don’t have to do that if I ever need to look at it and utilize it. Not only that but this app will play scales and progressions giving instant feedback for ideas. I love it and use it all the time. Wish I had it sooner..Version: 1.1.3

Whoever made this deserves a noble prize!!Excellent tool for learning chords, scales and a handy song builder!! I’ve discovered my inspiration all over again learning basic chord progressions that fit and jamming scales over the top!.Version: 2.0.2

School price deal?Hi just wondering if you would do a deal for schools purchasing this for their students?.Version: 2.0.1

My favourite song writing toolI never normally write app reviews but felt compelled to come on here and say how much this tool improves my songwriting. Normally, I bang out a rough tune on the piano. Then I put all the rough chords into Tonally and listen really closely whilst humming the tune. I always find I can make some tweaks to the chord progression to get it just right. Then I export the midi from Tonally into Logic or GarageBand and can feel confident I don’t need to mess around more with the chord structure in the DAW. Can wait to see new features in the future (I guess 4 chord changes per bar is my top pick)..Version: 3.2.9

GoodI don’t give 5 starts because it’s quite confusing, and on the songwriting part, all the chord appear as major scale! And To do a minor Chrod progression or even a tritote! And on the suggestion always says about the Ionian scale. A part of than it’s great! Kind regards.Version: 3.0.4

Almost perfect songwriting toolThis has been my go to songwriting tool for a while. I find it great for sketching out and experimenting with new ideas and scales. I have to knock off one star because of not being able to share my files between my phone and tablet via iCloud. That would make it the perfect tool for me..Version: 3.0.6

Very useful.I’m loving this app. I’m not using it to compose music yet. I use it to convert music I want to play on guitar and piano to chord sheets and tabs. Doing this with the circle of fifths accessible makes this fast and relatively easy, and to be able to access related chords that are outside the key is a game changer. The flexibility in song construction (verse, chorus bridge, intro, outro, and much more) is important. The feature I need is to allow more chords to the bar. I can work around it by changing tempo but there are limits. Please consider this..Version: 2.0.1

Almost but needs a few small changes.A great app. I wish it had a selection for six string bass. I also wish for more chord voicing and configuration. Still it is a good application..Version: 3.0.1

Awesome, but..Hey Christian, love this app and have been using it for a while now. However, I really enjoyed using the experimental modes (e.g incorporating the harmonic minor into my progressions). I can’t seem to find where to activate experimental modes. Is this still a feature in the new update? Cheers!.Version: 2.0.1

I absolutely love this app but...I wish there was a feature to record notes, voice and other instruments along with the progressions. Sometimes when I'm singing and freestyling with the chords on the go If I don't record it I instantly forget and regret my life choices. I tried using the recording feature on my phone but I can't hear the chords in the app when it's on; and if I use a different device to record the sound isn't as crisp as I'd like it to be. It you are able to add this feature I'd appreciate it. Oh would you also be able to add chord notations I'm sorry if I'm asking for alot 😅. Either way I still love this app..Version: 3.2.0

Needs this featureOne of my favorite apps. Love the save feature, now I can save my creations. The one thing it’s missing is the ability to alter the minimum amount of beats per chord. The metronome works so that each chord gets a minimum of 4 clicks before it switches to next user inputed chord. There should be a way to edit this so that some chords, still locked into the tempo, can switch faster, maybe I only want my Bm for half the bar, and then an A chord for the other half. An edit feature where I can adjust the “length” that a chord rings out over the metronome would make this app perfect..Version: 2.0.3

Great App!I downloaded TONALY on a Friday, prior to traveling because I needed an app that would provide me with the circle of fifths for composition, and I was not disappointed. In fact, I was pleasantly surprised by how full this app is with features that help with composition and songwriting, in addition to the view of the circle of fifths. What’s more, you can change the length of chords a chords measures, and save your work to come back later to it. You can very quickly transpose your compositions to hear what they sound like in other keys. If you’re a musician without a background in music education, and even if you are, I would recommend this app be on your device! I’ve also used it to figure out chords to songs quickly, as I’m still learning to do that by ear. This is a very useful on-the-go composition tool, and easy to use for those who are not yet comfortable with theory or their instrument, yet wish to express themselves..Version: 3.2.0

Almost PrefectThe application works as advertised and well at that. The latest update makes it easier to compose an entire song for sure. The only reason I’m not giving this a 5 star rating is because we cannot change the duration of a chord in the timeline. If I want a chord to play for only 2 beats, I can’t do that. This seems like something that can be achieved by allowing the user to change the duration while assigning the chord’s value. Maybe a little handle or something. This alone would earn my 5thstar. A nice to have would be midi out feature..Version: 2.0.1

I love this app!I’ve been using this app for about a week now and it’s amazing! It’s what I’ve been looking for and didn’t even know it. It’s made songwriting SO MUCH EASIER, and everything in the app is so smooth and great to use. Honestly worth every penny. The MIDI export works great too!.Version: 1.1.1

Don’t usually write reviewsBut I love this app. Since the quarantine I don’t have access to my piano so this makes for a great way to compose. One note of feedback is it would be great if you could let the instruments do some sort of riffs like the guitar can do in GarageBand when you play chords so there is a little more of a creativity dimension when composing. And maybe even add a drummer as a metronome option. Other than that great job..Version: 3.0.7

Such a time saverI used to spend hours coming up with chord progressions and going back and forth from the Hooktheory books but now with this I don’t even have to have my MacBook to come up with the bones of a song. It really allows me to concentrate on the feeling of the chords rather than the theory of why they work together and speeds up my productions 1000%.Version: 1.1.3

Excellent Music Tool but has some slight issuesThe app is well thought out and useful but I can hear random static noises when playing chords and there is a bit of lag. Overall it’s not too big of an issue and the app does exactly what it claims to do. Had these issues not appeared, this would’ve been a 5/5..Version: 1.1.1

Such a Useful App!Just bought the app and loving it! I would like to suggest that notes of the scale wheel which aren’t in the scale be less saturated, just like the Songwriting and Modes wheel. Example 1. The G Major scale would show C (G) D A E B F# where Db Ab Eb Bb F are greyed out. Example 2. Highlight the G Major Pentatonic G A B D E where as C & F# are slightly greyed out. Also, show Intervals actually on the Scale wheel somewhere..Version: 3.1.1

Just one issue...I really like this app. It’s beautifully designed with an easy elegant workflow. I’ve tried a bunch of similar apps and this is the stand-out of the bunch. There’s just one issue that stopped me giving it five stars — and other people might not be bothered by it at all. The issue is this: it comes with a handful of useful scales, but many of the scales you’d probably want to use — common scales like the pentatonic, etc. only come as part of an inter-app purchase. The add on isn’t expensive and I’d be happy to pay a higher price for an app that included the other scales, but the way it is at the moment I feel like the app is crippled when you buy it, so you’re manipulated into buying the add-on. Just sell the whole thing for one price and it’s a solid five star app..Version: 2.0.1

Missing ability to change b to # on iPadGreat app! Latest update adds the ability to display chords in the circle as either b or # (e.g. Ab or D#), but this functionality seems to be missing from the ipad version and only works on iPhone. Would love if the developer could fix this..Version: 3.4.5

GoodAny chance of allowing custom note editing for each chord? So you can make custom sus chords, clusters, etc?.Version: 1.1.2

Good toolFirst of all, thank you for this amazing app. It’s easy to use, super helpfull for songwriting and has a good flow/intuitive design. On another subject, I would like to know what’s the synth « sound patch » your using? I really like the sound and Im trying to find something similar on my Roland, Im getting close, but not exactly! Thanks, it would be appreciated :).Version: 3.0.4

Song writing easeMakes learning your progressions so much faster, Easy to use when my guitar isn’t near and I want some backing for lyric creation. 3/3 👍🏽’s from me.Version: 1.0.3

A hack for music composition and so much more!!It really is! I am a choir director and sometimes my guys are not too adept in music theory. I use this to compose lead sheets and it saves me sooo much time when teaching them new songs!! The fact that you can export chord arrangements into a comprehensible pdf lead sheet just blows my mind!! Other only complaint that I have is that we play a lot of world music, and some island music are in 2/4 or 2/2. Please add those time signatures to the app, I would never need another program (app/computer) for composing again if it had those two time signatures. Please add them !!.Version: 3.4.5

Need helpHaving issue while exporting midi to my laptop DAW (ableton Live) because its doesn’t open .....Version: 1.1.0

Great! but...This app is great! But I am struggling to create a chord sequences with more than four chords in it, I just want to add two chords in double time over the last bar of a line, is this possible?.Version: 3.0.4

Thanx guys/gals for a great appI truly appreciate the concept and presentation you folks put together in this app. I find it to be very intuitive and useful for learning and for sparking my creativity in regards to chords /voicings and progressions. I would gladly pay along the way for new features/functionality as you work it in. A quick suggestion: The popular song section is a great idea. Maybe add a section for common song forms. Strophic, Verse/Bridge, Verse/Chorus, Verse/Chorus/Bridge, 12 bar blues etc.... With a example of a song using the corresponding form. Just my two cents. If there is anything I could do to help, let me know. Thanks again.Version: 3.0.9

Really useful appA really useful and well engineered app with an intuitive interface. Currently using it to learn modes. When I saw the multiple instrument setups and different tunings I was pretty excited as I thought I’d be able to use it with my lap steel guitar by just setting up the standard 6 string guitar with the C6 tuning I use. Would it be possible to allow custom tunings, or at least allow a 6 string C6 tuning (which is very popular btw). Tuning is CEGACE low to high. If I could do that it would be at least 5 stars 🙂..Version: 3.2.0

Fantastic!The new update brought many nice features including the one crucial for me - the ability to use chords which are not in the current key (mode). I have a suggestion for a future version. Say that I want to add E and E7 to the Am key. And maybe A7, for transitioning to Dm. Those additional chords could be permanently added to the current circle by, for example, stacking them behind the diatonic chords with the same root. A long-press gesture (or something else) could be used for revealing all the non-diatonic chords at the presses root so that we can use, edit or remove them..Version: 2.0.1

Like a musician’s sketchbook in your pocketGreat app! recommend it to anyone, particularly those going through a bit of writer’s block who don’t really have all their music theory put together (like me, lol) only issues i have are spoiled ones. i wish there were ways to have chords play when i want them to. for example, if i’m writing in 4/4, i may want: chord I, chord II/III, chord IV, chord V here i would have my third chord progression come in on the second chord’s third and fourth beat, and there’s no way (that i know of) to do that... if it’s 4/4 then i only can use 4 chords. no more, no less. speaking of less, what if i want my third chord to hold out in place of a fourth chord? if i want to replicate that, i have to just repeat the chord in the fourth spot and it’s just not the same i feel like if there was a way to implement these improvements, it would make this app so much more dynamic and a true songwriters companion. no hate tho, i really like this app and would still recommend it!.Version: 2.0.2

Good but buggyThe App is great The App needed to be forced shut twice in a day. Not very stable.Version: 3.0.7

The best app I have ever usedI am an amateur songwriter and have always struggled with music theory. This wonderful app unlocks new sounds and options to me whenever I want them. I absolutely love the app and am thankful to the people that created it..Version: 1.1.2

Fantastic App but one Issue for me...I love this app, I use it mainly for just finding chord sequences to use to put into a looper and noodle over which is does fantastically... but only in certain scales, I wanted to do the same but in a minor/major blues scale and paid £1.99 to unlock the extra scales thinking it would allow me to put those scales in Songwriter mode, but unfortunately this isn’t the case, the only problem in a otherwise brilliant app. And the new revamp of the app improved it tenfold !.Version: 2.0.1

Really nice app.Well done on the app. It’s a pleasure to use. Is there a way to pick which inversion of the chord to voice out? That would be incredible and very useful..Version: 1.1.2

It’s really good, but...This app is great, it is a really good tool for musicians. Although I think it could use some improvements: 1.) The ability to use different chord voicings would be great and is definitely something that would be helpful. Maybe use the piano to change the voicing. 2.) the way you change chords on your chord progression was kind of unintuitive to me especially when I’m trying to listen to a chord in my progression and then listen to other chords to use or follow up with and then I accidentally replace the chord in the progression. I’m not sure how to you would go about doing this because I know app design is difficult..Version: 2.0.1

Thank you TONALY.This app is incredible. Honestly I’ve just been looking for an all encompassing app for modes and scales. The layout is so neat. One thing I do wonder though... is there a way I can like move the scale chart while the audio plays the scale? I’d love to be able to practice all positions of the scale without having to put my guitar down to scroll it to the right or left..Version: 3.0.4

This app is amazingYes it has in app purchases but i dont care ill pay money for things that give lots of value. This app deserves it. Im sick of modes and other rare scales being under appreciated and underused. Theres so many more possibilities with music than just the C major scale. Come on, modes are where its at i cant wait to dive into the exotic scales section. Thank you for making this app..Version: 3.0.4

Fantastic learning tool, has a great opportunity for MIDI controlLove everything about this app - MIDI export is a great feature but I would love to see it go one step further and add inter-app control along with real-time MIDI output via WiFi or lightning cable..Version: 1.1.0

Almost got it!.....I like the layout of this with its colors to denote different scales and chord types. It is not quite as intuitive to use as it could be though. It’s good that all of the church modes are there but it would have been nice if they could refer to a single note and not jump about as they do at present. Yes I can keep moving the Tonic (say a ‘G’) back to the beginning but instead, could I also have the option to lock a G to the Tonic and then have the key signatures re-arrange themselves according to the mode type? Also include where semitones are present in a scale would be nice. I agree that some of the chord progression choices are bit strange; I was always told to steer clear of III One thing I’d love is the ability to have more than one chord in a single bar (measure). The harmonic rhythm at the end of a phrase often speeds up to 2 chords in a bar as in a ‘turnaround’ or the vi-ii-V-I for example. Some more exotic scales would be nice as well:-) I like this app - keep up the good work..Version: 1.1.5

Fun and super helpful for writing songs!Great little app, very helpful for composing and actually hearing chord progressions back for those who don't have relative and perfect pitch. The only thing is that I would love for more customizations of the chords, namely inversions (even in combination with four note chords) and different rhythms that aren't 4/4. Right now, the root of the chord is always on the bottom. Inversions add a different color to the chord and are very widely used in songs and compositions. Some chords in the context of a certain progression just aren't the same sound without inversions. As for rhythms, it would be helpful for more control over how many bars a progression is and how many beats are in a bar. Right now, it's always 4 beats to a bar. Either 4 or 8 bars. I don't think adding different time signatures would be incredibly difficult nor adding custom length of bars any amount between (2-8). Also, adding chord changes within a bar would be awesome. That would add more complexity, sure, but the app for have so much value for making fully realized chord progressions for a song or composition. Other than those things, a solid app with lots of potential for improvement. I'm sure the inversions and rhythms features can be included in a future update..Version: 1.1.5

A priceless tool for the modern day songwriterI study music and perform for a living as well as write my own music on the side. This is a wonderful tool that allows a visual learner like myself to see a chord progression and hear it at the same time. Instead of plinking chords for a half hour trying to find a groove, I can mess around with this for a bit until I find something I like and then bring it over to the piano. This app saved a ton of time for me and I am so glad I purchased it. This is an essential tool for me these days. I would highly recommend!.Version: 1.1.3

Please fix thisThe look is really good, the functionality is superb, but FIX the freaking sound issue already!!! EVERYTIME I try to use this app there’s crackling noise, sometimes the distortion turns this app not useful at all. I tried the fix button in the troubleshooting section and 5 seconds later, the noise and distortion came back. PLEASE, PRETTY PLEASE, FIX THIS! I so want to like this app!.Version: 1.1.2

🤘Seems really good. I’m always looking for new and useful music phone apps. Stuff like the key finder, tabs app, chords and scale apps etc. This seem cool. Easy way to view related chords when writing and even sketching song ideas when writing new ideas. Trying to find out though how to change key part way through the song, for say a bridge section. Surely it allows you to do this. Developer, how do I do this without it causing the rest of the song to follow suit and change to the new key?.Version: 2.0.1

This app is really usefulI honestly think I’ve written the best chord progression I’ve ever made with the help of this app. I love that you can write is more experimental scales, like harmonic minor. There are a few things that I would love to see in this app that would change my review to 5-Star: -Change how many chords are in a chord progression. I really want to work with 32 chords. You can only do 4 and 8 now. -Add a seventh on to a single chord without having to make all of them sevenths. You can currently only do this with some of the scales, I believe. -Save chord progression to the app. -Change which octave a chord is being played in. I really want to be able to use this app on the go whenever I’m bored and not sitting beside a piano or my PC. I think these things would really help the app become more useful..Version: 1.1.2

First classThis has become a wonderful app to expand one’s musical awareness and play with structures on. A lot of effort has gone into making it clear, responsive, and reversible, so that one can try different ideas and hear them out. It is well worth the money that the developer is asking, and I am grateful to Christian Hengst for taking the trouble to craft and maintain it..Version: 3.0.6

Great toolVery useful addition to learning.Version: 3.0.8

A very useful toolSometimes you start composing from a melody, but other times you just want to set some chords and craft a melody from there. This a useful tool to sketch the chords you need. It displays the chords from the scale you want, and you choose where to put them in a verse. It is a lot of functionality for such small app. Worth the price definitely..Version: 3.2.3

Brilliant app but one request for the developerThis is an extremely well implemented app which has evidently had a lot of thought put into it. One request. The current bar in the song view is shown by highlighting the beats with a small moving white indicator. Unfortunately, this is both tiny and faint and is very hard to see. These beat indicators would benefit either from enlargement or perhaps being red rather than white. It would also be helpful to highlight the chords, as is done in the circle, so that the progress of the song can be followed more easily..Version: 2.0.4

Must have appThis app is one of the must have apps for songwriting .. credit to the developers who are constantly adding new features and not ruining previous versions by doing so .... well worth a couple of pounds ... keep it up thanks 👍.Version: 3.2.8

Help?I’m quite need to this app and it really does look very nicely designed. I’m a beginner and would love to learn how to write a song. I know a good amount of songs and I’ve been inspired to make one Is there a section that gives you tab or tells you how to play each chord? Because I’m not having a good amount of luck with that, if there isn’t a section like that I believe there should be as I also believe this app will go quite far for the developers and those who use it..Version: 3.0.6

ExcellentBeautifully designed, a joy to use and a very useful tool for any songwriter..Version: 3.2.0

Amazing!Always wanted something like this!.Version: 2.0.1

This is exactly what I looked for!Such a gem for learning guitar and songwriting! Everything is well put together and nicely built and user interface is awesome. Can’t wait for chord notation feature. Personally, as a guitar learner, I’d love to find triads schematic right in the app. One small feature request from me is to have a metronome as an option to enable from scales view. Thank you for putting effort into building this app! Worth every penny!.Version: 3.4.3

Excellent app ! A must have if you love music theoryA must have if you love music theory.Version: 1.1.5

Love this app - No more glitches during playback woo!Hi there - this app is super great and very intuitive. Thanks!! “I’m also experiencing some glitching in the sounds during playback. I’m using an iPhone 6Plus and not currently connected to any Bluetooth device.” Thanks for fixing this issue!! Still a great app 😋✌🏻 Cheers!.Version: 2.0.3

It’s fantastic!I have searched and searched for something as good as this. The price is fair and the app is really user friendly. This has made music production so much easier and the export to Midi functionality is super great! All rounded great app for musicians and producers!.Version: 3.1.1

Really excellent :)Could not be done better. Thanks very much!!!.Version: 3.3.0

Great App!!!Christian has developed something special. It’s a very helpful and inspiring tool for songwriting. Everything is organised in a user friendly way. Excellent..Version: 3.3.1

Great inspiration toolPerfect for finding some new inspiration and getting basic ideas mapped out fast. Super easy to use. Love it!!.Version: 2.0.1

A bang for the buckI almost never write reviews for apps but this one felt like it deserves a praise. The UI is very appealing with neat colors and the makers of this app clearly did their research on user base because it caters to both beginners and professionals. I’ve been a musician for about six years now and a UX designer for three, and this is the first time I’m seeing two of my favorite things blend into one awesome entity. At first even I thought if it’ll be worth spending the money for and now I’ve realized the vast possibilities this app has to offer. Sometimes I get writers block when trying to come up with a piece and cannot really place the next chord in the sequence and also I’ve had hard time getting my head around different modes. This app surprisingly has it all and I’d highly recommend any musician to check it out..Version: 1.1.1

GreatWas writing feedback but... Just found the functionality I was looking for. Is there a desktop version of this?.Version: 3.2.3

Amazing appI barely write a review but this app really deserves it! I was really surprised how much you got for this price. It’s working perfectly smooth and has many options. For me as a beginner to guitar this helps me a lot! Thank you! You did a really good job!.Version: 3.0.1

MesureÀ moins que je ne me trompe, on ne peut mettre deux accords dans une même mesure...Version: 2.0.1

Lefty’s finally get a look inThis has long been one of the most useful guitar tools I’ve ever had, really helping me expand my understanding of scales and modes. Today I’ve received an update which allows me to see the scales on a left handed fretboard. As a lefty, I cannot express how many years I’ve been waiting for such a thing; Well, actually I can, 20 years! Awesome app, thanks.Version: 2.2.4

Ideas for new updatesApp is pretty good and fun to use. I recommend getting it to anyone who wants a better understanding of progressions. I would hope to see in the future options for saving chord progressions, making chord progressions that are longer than 8 bars, and possibly different instrument sounds. I think these are all relatively easy additions. I would also recommend an option to use chords from the parallel minor or modal interchange. This would be a tremendously better app if it had that. It would be worth way more money. I would even pay in app purchase for it if it worked well. I'd rather see it free but people need money. This app is good and is updated pretty regularly. I'd give it five stars if they manage to bring my suggestions to life. I'm hopeful because these don't seem like they would be incredibly hard to add to the already good UI. I would also like to point out a glitch where if you exit to home screen out of the app while having a chord progression being played it can make a horrible spazz noise. Overall really good app that's actually worth the price I'd buy it again..Version: 1.1.1

BrilliantIf your a musician or a producer, get this cheap app. It’s nothing special on the exterior but it helps so much with little things in songwriting and production. Probably the best feature is being able to export to midi which I use so I have A midi instrument that plays the basic chords to reinforce any song. This app could do with more features but I’m sure they will add them soon and for the price of this app, it’s amazing..Version: 2.0.0

Best Circle of Fifths App so farThis app is really a nicely done music tool with a great UX. There are a few comments critical of aspects that it lacks to which I would comment give it a chance. The developer appears to be very responsive to suggestions and this is a first cut. We need great tools like this so let’s give them support so they can work on it to continue making improvements. I see a lot of potential for this tool and hope everyone can see this as well and support it. Spread the word. Great job! Looking forward to future versions. Thank you..Version: 1.1.1

Impeccable appI can’t find much more to say but this: excellent tool for any musician / enthusiast. Kids love noodling around with it, I use it seriously as a music writing aid, doubles as a great learning tool..Version: 3.1.1

Great app! Except one big missing part!I love how the app is helping us to find good matching chords to help us start making songs, but I think this app is missing one big part of song writing! The writing part! I really hope this app could let us take notes for lyrics and ideas while we play the chords in the app. Except that, this app is very handy and motivative thanks!.Version: 2.2.2

If one more feature is added...I really like this app. I don’t wanna waste the review to talk about what it can do because Chris’s tutorial videos are pretty informative on that note. But I like the developers to add (or I’d better say to complete) the chord section; When you click on the Chord Symbols under the left menu, it shows lots of great info. I first clicked on the square which contains the chord name thinking it plays the chord but I was wrong. Also, it shows the chord only in the first position on the fretboard. Personally I don’t mind to pay more for the app if these super useful educational improvements are added. So, I hope they add the following features: 1- when you click on the chord name, I like to hear how it sounds as well, 2- I’d also be able to change the chord position on the fretboard to see other inversions or chord options, “interactively”. PS: this can be added as a new option, something titled as Chord, in the menu with Songwriting, Scales, and Modes..Version: 3.2.3

Good job!Incredible app everything I have always looked for I understand chords I understand scales but I can get into the melodies I want this app allowed me to take my idea and put it forward into my music with little hassle quick easy and fun. I would add the if you guys could turn this into a plug-in for DAWs like Ableton or fl studio so then we can use directly in the program. Don’t get me wrong though that midi feature is flawless. I just want to use it in my DAW directly that would be cool. Thanks for this app makes a huge difference in my life..Version: 1.1.3

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