ScaleViz was designed to burn the Major, Minor and Dominant, Chord, Arpeggio, Pentatonic and Scale Modes into your mind, so they become part of you, visualising the various patterns will become second nature and in turn your brain will transfer the information to your fingers as muscle memory.

The Shape Trainer shows you visually how Fretboard mastery works, you will not even have to think to link the chords, arpeggios and scales together, you will see it happen right in front of your eyes simply by browsing the virtual guitar fretboard in the Shape Trainer…

You will see how the Major, Minor and Blues Major pentatonic scales fit together. How the relative Minor chords and the Major, Minor and Dominant arpeggios fit inside the Ionian, Mixolydian and Aeolian Scale Modes, which all wrap around the Pentatonic's, and how all of these sit on top of Octave patterns and the CAGED system, and hear any pattern or shape played for you by simply tapping the push pins in the main menus.

Best of all… This will all happen without you even realising, as ScaleViz shows you how all of these patterns combine to create a unique map of your guitar fretboard, VISUALLY!

Tap the ScaleViz Logo from the welcome screen to get to the info section, where you can find out how to use just five patterns to get to any mode in any key or find out more information on the features included...

Tap the Major, Minor or Dominant Picks from the welcome screen to get to the main menus...

Tap the sticky notes to go to the shape trainer, while in the Shape Trainer tap your device left or right to cycle between, Octave, Chord, Arpeggio, Pentatonic and modal patterns in position. Tap the middle of your device to browse your selected shape up your fretboard.

ScaleViz has been described as one of the most in-depth guitar guides available for the iPhone and now this amazing app is truly universal, after 5 years in development and a life times study the iPhone version has been updated and the Apple TV version comes as a Universal purchase, ScaleViz gives discount for educational facilities and supports family sharing.

Simply browsing through the Virtual Guitar Fretboard for just a few minutes a day will save you hundreds, if not thousands of hours of study, guaranteed.

Mastery of ScaleViz will give you the knowledge you need to master your fretboard, and immediately know which notes to use over which chord, you will learn the relationships between the chords and see how they are built visually, how modes work, how Major, Minor and Dominant chords are related to each other and much, much more…

This version is for iPhone and Apple TV.

Not got an Apple TV v4 yet? Are you looking for the Universal version? Simple You can find this in another Store Listing called ScaleViz Universal.

Any questions, suggestions, comments, support or general enquiries please feel free to contact me, my mail box is checked frequently.

What’s New

Version 2.0.1

Code updated for iOS 11, Swift 4 and all new devices, Icon changed to differentiate between Universal (blue icon) and iPhone (black icon) / Apple TV version. I am here to help you shred! So if you have any comment or suggestions I welcome your feedback.

Note I am an independent app developer and your genuine feed back helps and motivates me to continue development, so please feel free to contact me and I will respond.

Remember to tap the ScaleViz logo on the welcome screen to access details on navigation, how to find your way around the virtual fretboard, hear the patterns played, and much more...
Thanks for supporting ScaleViz!

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
5 Ratings
5 Ratings
Karmicfreak ,

A great way to jump from playing cowboy chords to soloing

The theory shown in this app makes it easy to find your way around the fretboard with the information you already know if you know your basic chords. By shifting those chord forms to different positions on the neck, you can find the scales they belong to in a much less abstract way. Recommended for any guitarist looking to start jumping beyond the first three frets.

Developer Response ,

Hello Karmicfreak awesome way of describing ScaleViz, and thank you for your support.

First John ,

Good but not complete

In that I cannot get the chord viz portion of the app to open on iPhone 4.... It shows it @ start up, but will not allow me to open that portion of the program.
If I could access that, would likely score a 5 :(

Developer Response ,

Hello First John, ScaleViz has now been updated for all new devices including, iPhone 7, iPad Air, tvOS and all others. The tvOS version is available as a Universal purchase to all original purchasers of ScaleViz, which has been rebuilt from the ground up, ChordViz is now included in the ShapeTrainer section as all Octaves are now shown for all Scale, Chord and Arpeggio positions, the original version is still available for users that still have an iPhone 4 (which ScaleViz was original developed for) and ChordViz can be accessed by tapping the ScaleViz logo, if you still have a iPhone 4, for newer devices tapping the intro page logo will now take you to the information section, where you can view help and detailed information about the shapes. Thank you for supporting ScaleViz.

Tml71 ,


This is a great app to help you understand theory. I've read many books and this app clearly explains how to apply it to guitar. Lots of information! Great job!!

Developer Response ,

Wow, thats awesome, thanks very much, your review makes it sound like all those years of studying music theory have paid off and are now being passed on in an easy to digest manor, remember to get your free Apple TV v4 version, enjoy the iPhone update and thanks for supporting ScaleViz.


Shane Hogan
86.2 MB
Requires iOS 9.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Apple TV.
Age Rating
You must be at least 17 years old to download this app.
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