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Description

Suggester is a tool to assist in the creation of songs and chord progressions. This app will help you find chords that work together. It is efficient and fun; use it to build musical phrases that will carry emotion through tension and release.

Select chords for their harmonic function. The app makes full use of the roman numeral notation.

Simply touch a chord to hear how it sounds. Press the play button to hear the chord progression sequentially and adjust the playback speed.

You can work either forward or backward:
FORWARD - Pick a scale, then build your song from the chords that the app suggests. That's the quickest way to assemble chords that are compatible.
BACKWARD - From the catalog, pick a set of chords that you like. The app will tell you what scales it matches with. After you have selected the scale you want to use, the app can tell you what chords will fit in with the ones you entered before. That is extremely useful in jam sessions!

Pick chords and scales from our huge catalog. To go even further, you can create your own custom scales and custom chords.

To spice things up, you can borrow chords from parallel scales.

Explore new territories by using modulation.

Browse the classic chord progressions to find inspiration.

Use Drag and Drop to reorder chords. Hold your finger on an item for a second to start the drag operation. On iPad, you can also drag chords directly from the suggestions to anywhere in your progression.

Tap the note button on the left to change the duration.

Swipe a chord from right to left to delete it.

Export your documents as either a MIDI file or a text file.

Every sound generated with the app is also sent to the MIDI output, configurable in the Options. You can route these notes to another app on your device, an external MIDI port, or remotely to another computer by setting up a MIDI Network Session.

You can trigger chords through the MIDI input.

Use drag and drop between apps! ChordPadX and Suggester can communicate through drag and drop. You can also drag pads and chords into another app if it supports MIDI drag and drop.

Sync up your tempo with other apps with the help of Ableton Link.

You can choose between the english notation (C, D, E) and the fixed-do notation (do, re, mi).

In the free version, some of these features are locked. Reach full productivity by purchasing a Full Unlock. You only need to buy it once for all your iOS devices. To unlock your purchase on another device, select "Restore Purchases" in the Options. The macOS version is sold separately.

Instruments:
• Piano
• Electric Piano
• Vintage Electric Piano
• Organ
• Strings
• Guitar

Chromatic Harmony Devices:
• Secondary dominant chords
• Secondary leading-tone chords
• Tritone substitution
• Neapolitan chord
• Augmented sixth chords (Italian, French, German)
• Borrowed chords
• Modulation

Scale Types :
• Major (Ionian)
• Natural Minor (Aeolian)
• Dorian
• Phrygian
• Lydian
• Mixolydian
• Locrian
• Harmonic Minor
• Harmonic Major
• Jazz Minor
• Minor Blues
• Major Blues
• Prometheus
• Augmented
• Diminished
• Neapolitan Major
• Neapolitan Minor
• Persian
• Double Harmonic Major
• Altered Dominant
• Pentatonic Major
• Pentatonic Minor
• and more!

Chord Types :
• major triad (maj)
• minor triad (m)
• power chord (5)
• dominant 7th (7)
• minor 7th (m7)
• major 7th (M7)
• minor major seventh (mMaj7)
• half-diminished seventh (m7b5)
• 9th (9)
• minor 9th (m9)
• major 9th (Maj9)
• minor major 9th (mMaj9)
• diminished (dim)
• augmented (aug)
• suspended 2nd (sus2)
• suspended 4th (sus4)
• dominant eleventh (11)
• minor eleventh (m11)
• major eleventh (Maj11)
• dominant thirteenth (13)
• minor thirteenth (m13)
• major thirteenth (Maj13)
• and much more!

Additional features:
• Contains AudioUnit Extensions (Music Instrument and MIDI Processor).
• Compatible with Ableton Link.
• Support for the Dark Mode.
• Support for drag and drop between apps.
• Support for multitasking on iPad.

What’s New

Version 12.11.2

Resolved an issue that occurred when borrowing or modulating from a custom scale.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
312 Ratings

312 Ratings

Nuggins ,

opus

The developer continues to enhance this great music theory and musically creative app on a regular basis 🙏🙏🏿. I will summarize...you can condense two or three years of music theory into your work flow with this app . The app facilitates coherent expansive possibilities for chord progressions with control of note length ,voicing , even arppegiation and so rapidly assists in developing a robust basis for composition and also gives the ability to explore more adventurous chordal structures . This app facilitates rapid advances in work flow for those with some music theory and those who don’t.

It’s easy to use

I use this app to experiment with chord substitutions , most of which I don’t currently know so can’t play...this aspect adds novel feeling during composition.

Well worth the price for any composer in-fact cheaper than a few greasy chips..a kebab and a smelly taxi home . 🙏🙏🏿👍🎩🦄

Aardvarkguy ,

Just Plain Useful

This app is just plain useful. I have been making noises which occasionally resemble music for about the last forty years or so and I have never got on with music theory, until very recently and this app has a great deal to do with it! I now almost get it and - I hope -my material has improved/ is improving because of it. So thank you to the developer for the comprehensive nature of the contents of the app.

AJC62 ,

Great composition tool

This app is a great way of exploring chords associated with a key, for creating a song. It allows building a song with chord structure and hearing the result. It highlights all the chords that will work chromatically with the chosen key, and has ability to hear the options before and during selection process. Very flexible in the way that you use the app, to develop your required texture.

In-App Purchases

Full Unlock
Unlocks all features.
£12.99

App Privacy

The developer, Mathieu Routhier, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary based on, for example, the features you use or your age. Learn More

Supports

  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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