The Chord Wheel
By Chord Wheel
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The best-selling book is now an iPhone App at last.
***** THE CHORD WHEEL; The Ultimate Tool for All Musicians *****
The Chord Wheel is a revolutionary device that puts the most essential and practical applications of chord theory into your hands.
This tool will help you:
UNDERSTAND CHORDS - Know the 'when, why and how' different chords work together.
IMPROVISE & SOLO - Talk about chops! Comprehend key structure like never before.
TRANSPOSE KEYS - Instantly transpose any progression to any key.
COMPOSE MUSIC - Watch your songwriting blossom! No music reading is necessary.
"I have given this information in lectures for years, but it's great to just tell people to go to your website and buy this thing. It's an amazing way to understand tonality and harmony."
- Bonnie Hayes, Songwriter “Have a Heart” and “Love Letter” from Bonnie Raitts’ multi-platinum, multi-Grammy ‘Nick of Time’
"This is the kind of device that players of any instrument can use to enhance their musical understanding. Chord and key relationships are inseparable, and learning these relationships is a must in becoming a successful musician."
- Alan Remington, Orange Coast College Music Dept.
The word of mouth from the first 100,000 customers as well as recommendations for countless teachers worldwide has made The Chord Wheel the most successful device of its kind. Countless testimonials from users (see Amazon.com for numerous examples) assure you that this will help you in your quest to become a better musician. This product is intended for beginners and intermediate students; if you can rattle off the chords of a ii-V7-I progression in the Key of Bb and know whether a C7 sound good in this key without thinking about it, you may not need it. For the rest of us, here is the answer.
Though it's still primarily intended for musicians, the iPhone App version allows users to depress the wheel's cells and hear the chords played back in the instrument and chord voicing selected in the 'Settings' page. The result is an entertaining song composer that allows you to play chord progressions without any musical knowledge whatsoever. For musicians, it allows your ears to hear the relationships between chords and key.
The real deal. This is the ORIGINAL! "Chord Wheel" finally brought to the iPhone. I've been using the original printed version of The Chord Wheel (published by Hal Leonard) for over three years, and this app version is even better! The guitar and piano chord voicings make it even more useful for noodling out pleasing new chord progressions for new songs. I'm using it on my iPad2 (with 2x scaling) and it works great, looks great! As a guitar-and-voice songwriter with absolutely no music theory background, I'd pretty much given up on myself ever learning music theory in this lifetime. Amazingly, The Chord Wheel is releasing me from the constraints of that limitation and making sense of it, as I noodle around creatively experimenting with new chord progressions for new songs. Unlike GarageBand, where I'm sometimes limited to a constrained subset of chords, Chord Wheel offers the full range of chords, they are all available, but there's a mapping that shows me what's going to work well together and why. Great app! Helps you bust out of your old habits and discover new musical combinations and progressions. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! A great creativity tool for any songwriter or musician!
This app is designed for intermediate and above level players. If you do not know how to find C, C7, Cmaj7, Cm, and Cm7 chords already, then I wouldn't bother with this app just yet. This app is designed to help you find those "breath of fresh air" chords which will help you resolve your progressions. This app will not tell you which notes are in a chord! So if anything, this app would be a hinderance to you. Learn all your notes on a piano and or guitar. Then learn the five previously mentioned chords/triads. Once you get a basic understanding of where all the chords are and how to find them, learn some basic progressions such as I-IV-V and III-VI-II-V-I. If you are not familiar with anything I just mentioned, then this app really won't help you much since you will still have to know where to find the chords on piano or guitar. With that being said, this app has really helped me resolve a few progressions I've been working on. I have found this app very useful.
Wonderful app for vocalists and Solfège
I am vocalist who is trying to learn solfeggio. I purchased Jim Fleser's book, "The Chord Wheel", (published by Hal Leonard), and this app. LOVE them both.
I sing in a choir, and have difficulty finding the lower harmony part, as I sing alto. My habit is to sing the melody, or soprano part. My whole reason for learning Solfège is to try to find and hit a lower, harmonizing note. The great thing about this app, for me, is that when I play the sequence of ascending notes in a scale, (each one a chord), I can hit the root note of the key. It is the fact that the scales ascend in chords that makes it easy for me to find my starting note. That is why I use this app, rather than a piano app, when I am singing with a choir.
The book and app are great for trying to add solfeggio prompts to musical scores. For example, if I am in the key of D, I set the dial to the key of D. Then, I can see at a glance, that
I - Do - D
ii - Re - E
iii - Mi - F sharp
IV - Fa - G
V - So - A
vi - La - B
vii - Ti - C sharp
I also learned a lot about major scale diatonic 7ths. Thanks for the app!