Opening the iTunes Store.If iTunes doesn't open, click the iTunes application icon in your Dock or on your Windows desktop.Progress Indicator
Opening the iBooks Store.If iBooks doesn't open, click the iBooks app in your Dock.Progress Indicator

iTunes is the world's easiest way to organize and add to your digital media collection.

We are unable to find iTunes on your computer. To download the free app Scale Variator Free by Berklee College of Music, get iTunes now.

Already have iTunes? Click I Have iTunes to open it now.

I Have iTunes Free Download
iTunes for Mac + PC

Scale Variator Free

By Berklee College of Music

Open iTunes to buy and download apps.


Scale Variator Free gives you a chance to try and test the features of Berkleemusic's powerful guitar app before you buy the full version. The free version is limited to the key of A.

The Scale Variator guitar app from, the online school of Boston's renowned Berklee College of Music, allows you to instantly create, hear, and practice interesting guitar scale patterns that typically take hours to write out by hand. This easy-to-use app cuts out the tedium and lets you concentrate on what matters most: playing!

This is not just a scale dictionary; it is a revolutionary app that will empower you to manipulate your favorite guitar scales and take your soloing lines and guitar neck knowledge to the next level. An essential tool for players of all levels. Practicing guitar has never been this much fun!

Scale variations are the foundation of any method of study to acquire more interesting improvisation ideas. They are the secret weapon, like The Modern Method For Guitar, that Berklee guitarists have been employing in their practice routines for years!

App features include:

- Scales based on time tested, Berklee methodology (both modal and parallel versions for each): Major, Minor, Minor Pentatonic, Japanese Pentatonic, Harmonic Minor, Harmonic Major, Melodic Minor, Whole Tone, Diminished
- Ability to "variate" the scale of your choosing using four variation buttons to create interesting sequences that move up through each position at a chosen scale interval
- Standard notation/TAB
- Swipe/Tap to switch to any scale position/mode
- High fret option that will transpose scale patterns to accommodate different size fretboards (acoustic/electric, 15-24 frets)
- Option to highlight roots (modal or parallel)
- Four choices of octave displacement
- Audio playback with note highlighting
- All variations and scales can be set to ascending or descending
- Metronome with three click sounds, highly variable tempo, and ability to change accent (which also updates the notation bar lines for easier reading)
- Ability to remember the last variation that you have been practicing
- Shake iPhone to reset the scale
- A help tutorial

All features are available and ready to use in the full version of Scale Variator, available worldwide for $4.99 USD.

iPhone Screenshots

iPhone Screenshot 1
iPhone Screenshot 2
iPhone Screenshot 3
iPhone Screenshot 4
iPhone Screenshot 5

Customer Reviews

Great app!

Interesting app that differs from most others. Very quick to get new fingerings in both tab and regular notation. I've played guitar for 15 years and found it very helpful and best of all it's free!!!! If your learning music or want to expand your chops, get this!!!!

Great teaching app

I love how the app allows you to continually vary the most mundane scales into fresh practice routines.

Love it

Use it everyday

Scale Variator Free
View in iTunes
  • Free
  • Category: Music
  • Released:
  • Version: 1.1
  • Size: 3.7 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller:

Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.1.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Customer Ratings

Current Version:

More iPhone Apps by Berklee College of Music