What's New

Happy New Year! We've started the New Year with a major update:
- The grand staff view was completely rewritten and supports the dark mode.
- We added a new screen 'Symbols' with note values/rests and more sections are coming.
- The Piano screen has a toggle to show/hide key names.

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App Description

Piano Companion is a music theory app which helps songwriters, producers, teachers and their students. It’s a flexible piano chords and scales dictionary with user libraries, reverse mode, the circle of 5ths, chord progression builder with common patterns. If you can’t remember the name of a piano chord or scale, this app helps you to find it by keys or using your external MIDI keyboard. For example, just press C, G and you will get C Major as the first piano chord in the search result. If you don’t see a piano chord or a specific scale, you can create a custom piano chord or scale and use it for chord charts or your user library.

The Piano Companion app shows chord and scale notes on the grand staff, degrees, relative scales, intervals, fingering for both hands in major and minor scales – and you can contribute your own custom fingering too. You can practice scales in different keys and clefs, practice progressions. Additionally, you can listen to how a scale or chord sounds in the loop or arpeggiated. You can see the list of compatible chords in the selected scale or list of compatible scales for a selected chord.

The app helps you to compose, practice progressions and experiment with different chord progressions using our Chord Progression Builder with relative or common chords.

Key features:

- 1500+ piano chords, up to 6th inversions such as major, minor, diminished, augmented, sevenths, etc.
- 10,000+ scales, such as Ionian (major), Aeolian (minor), Dorian, Phrygian, Lydian, Mixolydian, Locrian, Harmonic minor, Melodic Minor, chromatic, pentatonic, blues, etc.
- Chord Progression builder with scale patterns (chord sequencer)
- Interactive Circle of Fifths with grand staff and relative scales
- Ability to input your own custom chords and organize your own chord charts and library
- External MIDI keyboard support for reverse mode
- MIDI output (iOS) with the ability to connect your favorite DAW (Ableton, Garage Band, etc.) with Piano Companion
- List of available chords in Circle of Fifths, practice common chords.
- Popular key notations: English, Italian, German, Japanese, Russian, etc.
- Shows chord and scale in different octaves on the grand staff with treble and bass clef
- Displays compatible scales’ chords
- Displays similar and relative scales
- Analytical labels: Secondary Dominant and Secondary Leading-Tone
- Common degrees: Tonic, Supertonic, Mediant, Subdominant, Dominant, Submediant, Leading tone (in Major scale) / Subtonic (in Natural Minor Scale)
- Displays compatible chords’ scales
- Ability to create custom chords or modify existing ones
- Audio support: the ability to play a chord in the loop or arpeggio; ability to play a scale in the loop
- Arpeggio in the chord progressions
- Relative scale suggestions
- Relative chords in chord progressions
- You can create your own scale fingering and have the ability to use community scale fingerings
- User libraries with the ability to add scale or chord
- You can create your own chord libraries and chord charts
- Ability to create favorite scales
- Chord Intervals: Unison, Perfect Fifth, Major Third, Minor Third, etc.

Prompt support from the Piano Companion Team is guaranteed! We would also be happy to hear your suggestions for Piano Companion.


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Have questions? Community forum: http://forums.songtive.com or contact us at: [email protected]

iPhone Screenshots

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iPad Screenshots

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App Changes

  • December 15, 2012 Initial release
  • February 07, 2013 New version 2.0
  • February 23, 2013 New version 2.1
  • March 13, 2013 New version 2.2
  • March 15, 2013 New version 2.21
  • April 17, 2013 New version 2.24
  • May 15, 2013 New version 3.0.905
  • May 15, 2013 Price increase: $1.99 -> $2.99
  • August 14, 2013 New version 3.5
  • September 09, 2013 New version 4.0
  • September 13, 2013 New version 4.1
  • October 09, 2013 New version 4.2.922
  • October 28, 2013 New version 4.3.1023
  • November 05, 2013 Price increase: $2.99 -> $3.99
  • November 18, 2013 New version 4.4.1113
  • December 21, 2013 New version 4.5.1216
  • January 18, 2014 New version 4.6.114
  • April 09, 2014 New version 4.7.404
  • April 30, 2014 Price decrease: $3.99 -> FREE!
  • May 02, 2014 Price increase: FREE! -> $3.99
  • June 27, 2014 New version 4.8.511
  • July 15, 2014 New version 4.9.710
  • August 20, 2014 New version 4.10.89
  • September 19, 2014 New version 4.11.9092
  • October 09, 2014 New version 4.12.9222
  • October 23, 2014 New version 4.13.1013
  • December 07, 2014 New version 5.0.1126
  • December 16, 2014 Price decrease: $3.99 -> FREE!
  • December 17, 2014 Price increase: FREE! -> $3.99
  • January 06, 2015 New version 5.1.1212
  • February 12, 2015 Price increase: $3.99 -> $4.99
  • February 14, 2015 Price decrease: $4.99 -> $1.99
  • February 15, 2015 Price increase: $1.99 -> $3.99
  • June 13, 2015 New version 5.2.5193
  • July 19, 2015 Price decrease: $3.99 -> $0.99
  • July 20, 2015 Price increase: $0.99 -> $3.99
  • July 22, 2015 New version 5.3.715
  • July 29, 2015 New version 5.3.7152
  • August 02, 2015 Price decrease: $3.99 -> $0.99
  • August 03, 2015 Price increase: $0.99 -> $3.99
  • August 11, 2015 Price decrease: $3.99 -> $0.99
  • August 12, 2015 Price increase: $0.99 -> $3.99
  • August 21, 2015 Price decrease: $3.99 -> $0.99
  • August 24, 2015 Price increase: $0.99 -> $3.99
  • September 01, 2015 New version 6.0.825
  • September 07, 2015 Price decrease: $3.99 -> $1.99
  • September 08, 2015 Price increase: $1.99 -> $3.99
  • September 14, 2015 Price decrease: $3.99 -> $0.99
  • September 15, 2015 Price increase: $0.99 -> $4.99
  • September 17, 2015 New version 6.0.9133
  • September 18, 2015 Price decrease: $4.99 -> $3.99
  • November 22, 2015 Price decrease: $3.99 -> $0.99
  • November 30, 2015 Price increase: $0.99 -> $4.99
  • December 10, 2015 Price decrease: $4.99 -> $0.99
  • December 13, 2015 Price increase: $0.99 -> $4.99
  • January 17, 2016 New version 6.1.110
  • February 24, 2016 New version 6.2.215
  • July 11, 2016 New version 6.4.705
  • July 15, 2016 Price decrease: $4.99 -> $3.99
  • July 17, 2016 Price increase: $3.99 -> $4.99
  • November 06, 2016 New version 6.7.1112
  • December 20, 2016 New version 6.8.1216
  • June 14, 2019 New version 6.26.1213
  • June 14, 2019 Price increase: $4.99 -> $5.99
  • June 14, 2019 Price increase: $4.99 -> $5.99
  • June 15, 2019 Price increase: $4.99 -> $5.99
  • June 15, 2019 Price increase: $4.99 -> $5.99
  • June 15, 2019 Price increase: $4.99 -> $5.99
  • June 17, 2019 Price increase: $4.99 -> $5.99
  • August 17, 2019 New version 6.30.804
  • August 17, 2019 Price increase: $5.99 -> $7.99
  • September 26, 2019 New version 6.31.924
  • October 03, 2019 New version 6.32.102
  • October 15, 2019 Price decrease: $7.99 -> $5.99
  • November 12, 2019 Price increase: $5.99 -> $7.99
  • December 03, 2019 New version 6.40.1130
  • December 10, 2019 New version 6.40.1201
  • January 14, 2020 New version 6.50.113
  • January 14, 2020 Price increase: $7.99 -> $11.99

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