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Tessitura Pro

By Ariel Ramos

This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.


The world of scales and modes just got more interesting! Tessitura Pro is a powerful tool for students, Jazz players, Arrangers and Composers. Study scales and modes like never before.
Tutorials and example videos available from within the app

In 1959, John Coltrane revolutionized music with his melodic pattern cycles in Giant Steps. Schoenberg defied tonality with his tone rows and Messiaen found the symmetry hidden in music structures with his modes of limited transpositions.

So who is going to be the next pioneer to change the course of music?
We don’t know but we’d love to help. That’s why we’ve created Tessitura Pro, an amazing tool that brings the entire world of scales, modes and melodic patterns at your fingertips.

Tessitura Pro is much more than a thesaurus of scales, modes and melodic patterns, it’s an interactive tool to study and practice like never before.

In Tessitura Pro you can create your own melodic patterns and include different kinds of approaches. Tessitura Pro comes loaded with collections of pre-made step-skip patterns that will make the creation of new music a breeze. Tessitura Pro will apply any pattern to the scale of your choice and write the music for you. The possibilities are endless.

Study the relationship between source structures and modes, learn about their interval distribution and find upper structures for jazz improvisation, chord voicings and arranging.

Tessitura Pro will help you become the master musician you’ve always wanted to be.
Get Tessitura Pro today and take your music theory knowledge to the next level!

Discover which Upper Structure Triads, Quartals, Sevenths Chords to use for improvisation and chord voicings building.

Do you want to learn where you can use the Major or Minor Pentatonics in a solo?
or how to use Upper Structure Triads in chord voicings or improvisation?
Do you want to practice technique and scales: Imagine Hanon in all keys, scales and modes, and then raise it to the power of 10!!
It's all in Tessitura Pro.

An endless source of materials to study and practice. Learn music structures from a new perspective. Understand the relationship between modes in structures over the circle of fifths or the circle of fourths. Tessitura pro includes hundreds of scales and modes.

Develop your ears and practice scales with or without approach notes, arpeggios, chords and any structure you can imagine. Use it as a source of inspiration for improvisation and composition. An app that takes on the world of music structures in a unique and profound way.

Some of the concepts you can study and practice with Tessitura Pro are:
Scale and Source Scales
Triads and 7ths chords
Approach notes
Upper Structure Triads
Upper Structure Quartals
Step Skip Patterns with Inversion and Retrograde
Chord-Tones vs Tensions
Rhythmic Variation and Hemiolas

What's New in Version 3.8.3

UI improvements


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Customer Reviews


The interface is not very intuitive, but once I watched the tutorial videos, I could finally start to see the tremendous potential this app has as a practice tool. Seems strange that you can only set the screen orientation when you first open the app - it would be nice to be able to switch between portrait/landscape while it is open. As a jazz trombone player, I also wish the range for bass clef practice patterns could go up higher than a G4. I would typically practice patterns up to F5 or so. Other than that, it's fantastic. An extrememly useful resource for anybody studying music theory or composition as well as an excellent practice tool.

Best Music App Ever! Watch the tutorials

This is an extensive app, great for theory and practice. Watch the tutorials and demos to see all the that it does. Simply endless and brilliant.

The simple yet effective graphing of the scales and how you get all the related modes by just rotating the graph around the circle is brilliant.

I've been looking for an app like this for a long time. If you want to understand and practice scales this is the app.

I can practice any scale in any mode, even scales I did not know existed.

The circle of fifths with the scales in it is awesome. And the patterns are really useful.

The fact that this app does not have thousands of reviews, puzzles me. I guess people just want to play games on their phones It is among the best apps for scales and modes I've seen.

Has potential

The app provides lots of content, just the interface is clumsy and not intuitive. It feels like a chore to use. For example.. first glance at the guitar neck view and you get the idea. An needed improvement... if the user could customize a workspace ..or create several to guide the scope of what you they want tot work on. For example. Show a scale mode in whatever key and the chord triads that go with it..

Tessitura Pro
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • $5.99
  • Category: Music
  • Updated:
  • Version: 3.8.3
  • Size: 10.3 MB
  • Languages: English, Spanish
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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