What's New

New features and improvements:

▶ As of now, you can adjust the position of a scale on the guitar, bass, ukulele fretboard if it is not displayed all over the fretboard. You can set this under the settings of the on-screen instrument. Just drag the scale horizontally to change the position.
▶ The interactive piano finally has a piano sound instead of the synth sound it had before.

As well as smaller bugfixes and optimizations.

The app is updated and improved regularly. Let me know what you think! Write feedback to [email protected]

App Description

FOR WHOM?

This app is for musicians of all kinds, songwriters, and producers. Beginners and advanced. No matter if it's your intention to get better on your instrument or playfully find chords and inspiration for your songs or productions.


WRITE SONGS & FIND CHORDS

▶ Chords within a key are highlighted, they will sound great together, just combine them.
▶ Lookup how chords are played on the guitar, piano, ukulele or bass guitar! With Left-Hand mode!
▶ Export songs as MIDI and use them in Ableton, Reason, Garage Band or any other DAW.

▶ Thirds? Fifths? Mixolydian??? Don't panic! You don't need to know or learn any music theory!


PRACTICE & LEARN

▶ Learn chords and scales*, get easy access to music theory!
▶ Practice your own songs or popular songs. Analyze them and understand chord relations.

▶ Learn how chords are played on the guitar, piano, ukulele or bass guitar! With Left-Hand mode!
▶ Display the names of the scale tones in the staff. Improve your sight-reading!
▶ Display scale patterns (intervals) in the staff. Learn scales more effectively!

*basic scales are included, unlock more than 80 additional scales as Add-on if you are hungry for more!


MIDI EXPORT

Export songs as MIDI file and work with them in Ableton, Garage Band or any other digital audio workstation.


PDF EXPORT*

Export chords as PDF lead sheet. Get your songs printed, share PDFs with your bandmates or simply bring the sheets to the rehearsal. Lead sheets are an excellent way to make your music playable for other musicians!

*available as Add-on


PROS AND TEACHERS

▶ Have fun with modal interchange and customized chords!
▶ Check out chord statistics related to the current mode.
▶ Display and playback 4-note chords in the circle of fifths.
▶ Use the app to teach your students and let them practice chord progressions and scales.


FURTHER FEATURES

▶ Share & collaborate
Share song links with bandmates or your teacher. Receivers can open and work on them in the TONALY app.

▶ Chord symbols and chord structures are explained.

▶ Interactive keyboard
Check out melodies or practice scales on the go.

▶ Interactive circle of fifths

▶ Display chords, roman numerals, Nashville numbers, and colors.

▶ Transposed playback for Bb or Eb instruments.

▶ List of popular songs

▶ Songwriting
Easily pick chords out of the circle of fifths. Create custom chords, change time signature (4/4, 3/4, 6/8, 7/8, 5/8), change the tempo (40-320bpm) and adjust the flexible song structure.
Once you've composed a song, you can quickly change the key to find the right one for you.

▶ Scales

Available modes/scales:

▻ Ionian (Natural major)
▻ Aeolian (Natural minor)
▻ As well as Dorian, Phrygian, Lydian, Mixolydian, and Locrian.

▻ Unlock more than 80 additional scales as Add-on.

Different clefs:
▻ G clef
▻ F clef
▻ C clef

▶ Different playback sounds:

▻ Grand Piano
▻ Acoustic Guitar
▻ E-Bass
▻ E-Piano
▻ Synth Pad

▶ App settings:

▻ Four color themes, including a color blind theme.
▻ Display minor chords in small letters.
▻ Display 4-note-chords.
▻ Display german note names (B will be H).

▶ No registration (account) needed!

Please have a look at the apps privacy policy before you download it.

iPhone Screenshots

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iPad Screenshots

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App Changes

  • December 17, 2017 Initial release
  • December 18, 2017 New version 1.0.1
  • June 28, 2018 New version 1.1.5
  • June 28, 2018 Price increase: $1.99 -> $2.99
  • January 07, 2019 New version 2.0.1
  • January 07, 2019 Price increase: $2.99 -> $3.99
  • June 15, 2019 New version 2.1.1
  • August 28, 2019 New version 2.1.2
  • September 05, 2019 New version 2.1.3
  • September 05, 2019 Price increase: $3.99 -> $4.99
  • September 11, 2019 New version 2.1.4
  • September 24, 2019 New version 2.1.6
  • September 27, 2019 New version 2.1.7
  • September 27, 2019 Price decrease: $4.99 -> $3.99
  • September 30, 2019 Price increase: $3.99 -> $4.99
  • October 05, 2019 New version 2.1.8
  • October 09, 2019 New version 2.1.9
  • October 15, 2019 New version 2.2.0
  • October 21, 2019 New version 2.2.2
  • November 26, 2019 New version 2.2.3
  • December 10, 2019 New version 2.2.4
  • December 17, 2019 New version 2.2.5
  • December 23, 2019 New version 3.0.0
  • December 31, 2019 Price decrease: $4.99 -> $3.99
  • January 03, 2020 Price increase: $3.99 -> $4.99
  • January 03, 2020 New version 3.0.1
  • January 11, 2020 New version 3.0.2

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