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Description

This app allows you to easily compose great sounding chord progressions! It highlights the chords of a certain key in different colors. In this way you can see directly which chords are major, minor and diminished. This is very helpful for composing and practicing - no matter which instrument you are playing!

For Songwriters:

Create chord progressions with the help of the circle of fifths. You do not necessarily have to understand the theory behind it, the app will just help you to come up with cool chords!

For Beginners:

Get familiar with the circle of fifths. You can compose and practice chord progressions and visualize them in the circle. You can practice scales in different keys and clefs. Playback scales and train your ear.

You have a keyboard which can be activated to display the tones of which the chord consists.

For Pro's:

Display and playback 4-note chords and practice scales from ionian to melodic minor.

All Features:

PROGRESSION MODE

Compose progressions, playback them and see the chord relations within the circle of fifths. You can put together 4-8 bars and repeat them. In this way you can compose two parts (like verse and chorus) and hear how they sound like together!

Export Progressions as MIDI file.

You can tap in the playback tempo or adjust in manually (40 - 240 bpm). Playback progressions with or without click and/or piano. Practice progressions along with the circle of fifths. Your progressions will be visualized in the circle. There are some predefined common progressions or you can compose your own. You can pick chords from the current key for your progressions and adjust the mode to ionian, aeolian, dorian, phrygian, lydian, mixolydian, locrian or even harmonic and melodic minor.
You can add additional tones within key to each chord.
You can display either the chords, roman numerals or both.
Quickly change the key for your progression. Once you've composed a progression you can quickly change the key for the whole progression.

SCALE MODE

Practice scales in different keys and modes. Available modes:

- Ionian (major)
- Aeolian (minor)

- Dorian
- Phrygian
- Lydian
- Mixolydian
- Locrian
- Harmonic minor
- Melodic minor

Practice scales in different clefs. Available clefs:

- G clef
- F clef
- C clef

You have three playback sounds:

- Grand Piano
- E-Piano
- Synth Pad

Settings:
Display minor chords in small letters
Display german note names (B will be H)
Display 4-note-chords
Playback chords on tap

INFOS:
- chord symbols and chord structures are explained
- chords are displayed on the keyboard
- some Wikipedia articles are linked

What's New

Version 1.1.2

Smaller improvements for this version:

- MIDI files are now given a proper export name and the correct file extension (.mid instead of .midi)
- Whether haptic feedback is given back is now based on the iOS core settings
- A way to fix sounds without closing the app if they are distorted (found in the "info" section > troubleshooting). Sounds can sometimes be distorted when a Bluetooth connection or Headphone connection was disconnected...

Enjoy! And as always: happy to hear your feedback and ideas!

Be creative, have fun composing and practicing!

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5

292 Ratings

292 Ratings

Ideas for new updates

Freshprinceofbethel

App is pretty good and fun to use. I recommend getting it to anyone who wants a better understanding of progressions. I would hope to see in the future options for saving chord progressions, making chord progressions that are longer than 8 bars, and possibly different instrument sounds. I think these are all relatively easy additions. I would also recommend an option to use chords from the parallel minor or modal interchange. This would be a tremendously better app if it had that. It would be worth way more money. I would even pay in app purchase for it if it worked well. I'd rather see it free but people need money. This app is good and is updated pretty regularly. I'd give it five stars if they manage to bring my suggestions to life. I'm hopeful because these don't seem like they would be incredibly hard to add to the already good UI. I would also like to point out a glitch where if you exit to home screen out of the app while having a chord progression being played it can make a horrible spazz noise. Overall really good app that's actually worth the price I'd buy it again.

Developer Response

Hey Freshprinceofbethel, thank you for your feedback! Everything you've just said is on my roadmap! Stay tuned!

A bang for the buck

Krishna Peri

I almost never write reviews for apps but this one felt like it deserves a praise. The UI is very appealing with neat colors and the makers of this app clearly did their research on user base because it caters to both beginners and professionals. I’ve been a musician for about six years now and a UX designer for three, and this is the first time I’m seeing two of my favorite things blend into one awesome entity.
At first even I thought if it’ll be worth spending the money for and now I’ve realized the vast possibilities this app has to offer. Sometimes I get writers block when trying to come up with a piece and cannot really place the next chord in the sequence and also I’ve had hard time getting my head around different modes. This app surprisingly has it all and I’d highly recommend any musician to check it out.

Best Circle of Fifths App so far

Siriusvibes

This app is really a nicely done music tool with a great UX. There are a few comments critical of aspects that it lacks to which I would comment give it a chance. The developer appears to be very responsive to suggestions and this is a first cut. We need great tools like this so let’s give them support so they can work on it to continue making improvements. I see a lot of potential for this tool and hope everyone can see this as well and support it. Spread the word.

Great job! Looking forward to future versions. Thank you.

Information

Seller
Christian Hengst
Size
23.8 MB
Category
Music
Compatibility
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Languages
English, German
Age Rating
Rated 4+
Copyright
© 2017 - 2018 Christian Hengst
Price
$2.99

Supports

  • Family Sharing

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

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