What's New

This version adds improved iOS 8 support.

App Description

Scales are elementary to all musicianship. They provide flavor and harmonic structure, but are at the same time fairly complex. ScaleMaster is designed to help in several key areas concerning scales. It lists over 200 scale types in all keys and shows them in music notation. There are four different clefs available (treble, bass, alto and tenor).

To help visualization ScaleMaster offers four virtual instruments (bass, guitar, mandolin and piano). These instruments are fully playable and feature overlays that show scale degree or position of notes in the current scale. All instruments can be shifted into different positions and are a lot of fun just to play around with.

Scales are listed by name in a master list that also contains additional information like rating and type. The notation display is automatically updated with each new selection. Light text coloring as well as the scale type indicator help easily distinguishing between different types.

With ScaleMaster's chord matching feature an extensive list of chords can be matched to appropriate scales. Matches are displayed in the notation view with chord tones highlighted in red. On play the entire scale is played with the chord at the end. Chord matching comes in very handy when trying to determine which scales to use in improvisation and gives a number of alternatives to one's go-to scale choices.

Designed for the beginning musician as well as the professional, ScaleMaster has become a staple app for many musicians and is an excellent tool towards advancement in theory and scales in particular. It makes an easy task of looking up a scale in seconds, getting a taste of its flavor and finding out how to play it.

Features:
- intuitive interface
- 211 different scales
- 4 different scale views
- virtual banjo, bass, guitar, mandolin and piano instruments
- alto, bass, tenor and treble clefs
- adjustable positions for all instruments
- adjustable tuning for all string instruments
- fully supports landscape and portrait orientations
- lockable interface
- semitone indicators
- scale rating
- scale type indicator
- support for left-handed players
- chord/scale matching
- displays note names, scale index or degree
- adjustable playback directions
- high quality banjo, bass, guitar, mandolin and piano samples
- support for sound libraries
- History Popover
- Global transposition for horn players
- Presets for common banjo, bass, guitar, mandolin tunings
- Support for 4 and 5 string banjo
- Support for 4, 5 and 6 string bass
- Hi-res graphics for Retina®


Please make sure to contact us directly at the email address listed below with any issues or suggestions as we are not privy to comments in most countries. For more screenshots and several videos of the application in action, please visit the website indicated below.

iPad Screenshots

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App Changes

  • June 24, 2011 New version 2.0.1
  • July 19, 2011 New version 2.0.2
  • August 06, 2011 New version 2.0.3
  • August 21, 2011 New version 2.1
  • September 05, 2011 Price decrease: $9.99 -> $6.99
  • September 06, 2011 Price increase: $6.99 -> $9.99
  • September 22, 2011 New version 2.2
  • September 29, 2011 New version 2.2.1
  • October 20, 2011 New version 2.2.4
  • February 02, 2012 New version 2.2.5
  • March 28, 2012 New version 2.3.0
  • May 01, 2012 Price decrease: $9.99 -> $6.99
  • May 09, 2012 Price increase: $6.99 -> $7.99
  • September 19, 2012 Price increase: $7.99 -> $9.99
  • October 26, 2012 New version 3.0.0
  • November 11, 2012 New version 3.0.1
  • November 27, 2012 New version 3.0.2
  • December 13, 2012 New version 3.0.3
  • December 21, 2012 New version 3.0.4
  • January 04, 2013 New version 3.0.5
  • January 25, 2013 New version 3.0.6
  • February 18, 2013 Price decrease: $9.99 -> $7.99
  • February 22, 2013 New version 3.1.0
  • February 28, 2013 Price increase: $7.99 -> $9.99
  • March 01, 2013 New version 3.1.1
  • March 02, 2013 Price decrease: $9.99 -> $5.99
  • March 15, 2013 Price increase: $5.99 -> $7.99
  • April 11, 2013 New version 3.2.0
  • April 27, 2013 Price decrease: $7.99 -> $4.99
  • April 30, 2013 Price increase: $4.99 -> $7.99
  • May 08, 2013 Price decrease: $7.99 -> $4.99
  • May 15, 2013 Price increase: $4.99 -> $7.99
  • July 08, 2013 New version 3.2.1
  • July 12, 2013 Price decrease: $7.99 -> $5.99
  • July 15, 2013 New version 3.2.2
  • July 31, 2013 Price increase: $5.99 -> $7.99
  • August 04, 2013 Price decrease: $7.99 -> $5.99
  • August 10, 2013 Price decrease: $5.99 -> $0.99
  • August 12, 2013 Price increase: $0.99 -> $4.99
  • September 04, 2013 Price increase: $4.99 -> $6.99
  • September 10, 2013 New version 3.2.3
  • September 18, 2013 New version 3.2.4
  • December 05, 2013 New version 3.2.7
  • June 22, 2014 Price decrease: $6.99 -> $4.99
  • July 09, 2014 Price increase: $4.99 -> $5.99
  • October 14, 2014 Price decrease: $5.99 -> $4.99
  • November 28, 2014 Price decrease: $4.99 -> $2.99
  • December 02, 2014 Price increase: $2.99 -> $4.99
  • March 18, 2015 New version 3.5.0