Chords and Scales lets you explore chords, scales, chord progressions and compose songs in intuitive and interactive way. It helpful for musicians from beginners to experts and allows you to understand musical structures and find inspiration.

All chords and scales can be played ascending, descending and harmonically and are shown on virtual piano and staff. The root note and inversion of the chords can easily be changed. App also includes song composer that allows you to easily layout chords progressions and recommend chords based on selected scale.



* Large Chord collection
* Scale collection
* Chord progression collection
* Song composer with chord recommendations
* Audio playback support
* Piano view for chords and scales
* Staff view for chords and scales
* Find chords and scales by the notes they contain
* Interactive circle of fifths
* Simple and intuitive


User Reviews

I'm a piano teacher of 15 years and have more and more students who want to play chords and improvise. This app is a perfect resource for them. I like it because it's thorough but at the same time very simple.

I am new to piano, familiar with some scales, and chord progressions but this app will really help me to understand and explore various combinations. I pair this app with additional learning material online to help me fully understand the math / science behind the music.

This app is great for understanding scales, chords, chord progressions, and the circle if fifths. I like the easy to use interface. It only includes common scales and chords. I have another app that has tons of complicated and confusing scales that I've never heard of much less can pronounce. I just wanted something to show me the common scales and chords, and this app does it. It also sounds the chord or scale.

What's New

Version 3.0

Major upgrade this time. A lot of new features, important fixes and improvements. Hope you enjoy and let us know about any feedback you have.

• Added recommended chords for song in major and minor;
• You can now add chords from progressions in songs with no chords;
• Added piano view at the bottom of song view;
• Added more instrument sounds - electric piano, honky tonk, accordion and string ensemble;
• Sometimes staff lines would gone missing. After countless attempts we finally tracked down the bug and fixed it. Thank you all for the reports and sorry that it took so long;
• Fixed chord view toolbar items were squashed sometimes;
• Fixed when sometimes app would crash when upgrading;
• Fixed minor and dominant bebop scales, they were mixed up with each other.

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
1.9K Ratings
1.9K Ratings

A MUST HAVE for musicians


This might be the single most important resource for musicians, especially self taught musicians who learn and play by ear. I don't know how I made it without the tools in this simple yet powerful app but now that I found it I'm opening up my skill set to new and ascended heights. The wealth of scales available is exhaustive and the song feature is an added bonus. I was looking for an option to play a set of notes and it would tell you what chord it is and which inversion. But I find the challenge of discovering the chord on my own to be a powerful learning experience so in a way I'm happy it's not there. Get the full version if you're serious about your musicianship.

so much better than expected


the developer packs a lot of features into this that I didn’t see coming. There are some UI things that could be fixed though. Like when adding chords in composition mode, there’s only the slightest indication that you added the chord you selected. Besides that, this app surprised me w how useful and intuitive it is

Great Tool For Musicians!!

Better beards

This is a very handy resource for all musicians. Even if you are well versed in music theory, this can be a great tool when you are suffering from writers block. Simply listening to a key in its different modes can easily strike up an idea for a melody or riff. We are the only ones standing in the way of our true potential.


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59.1 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, German
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© Janis Kirsteins
In-App Purchases
  1. Full version $4.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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