The world of scales and modes just got more interesting! Tessitura Pro is a powerful tool for students, Jazz players, Arrangers and Composers. Study scales and modes like never before.
Tutorials and example videos available from within the app

In 1959, John Coltrane revolutionized music with his melodic pattern cycles in Giant Steps. Schoenberg defied tonality with his tone rows and Messiaen found the symmetry hidden in music structures with his modes of limited transpositions.

So who is going to be the next pioneer to change the course of music?
We don’t know but we’d love to help. That’s why we’ve created Tessitura Pro, an amazing tool that brings the entire world of scales, modes and melodic patterns at your fingertips.

Tessitura Pro is much more than a thesaurus of scales, modes and melodic patterns, it’s an interactive tool to study and practice like never before.

In Tessitura Pro you can create your own melodic patterns and include different kinds of approaches. Tessitura Pro comes loaded with collections of pre-made step-skip patterns that will make the creation of new music a breeze. Tessitura Pro will apply any pattern to the scale of your choice and write the music for you. The possibilities are endless.

Study the relationship between source structures and modes, learn about their interval distribution and find upper structures for jazz improvisation, chord voicings and arranging.

Tessitura Pro will help you become the master musician you’ve always wanted to be.
Get Tessitura Pro today and take your music theory knowledge to the next level!

Discover which Upper Structure Triads, Quartals, Sevenths Chords to use for improvisation and chord voicings building.

Do you want to learn where you can use the Major or Minor Pentatonics in a solo?
or how to use Upper Structure Triads in chord voicings or improvisation?
Do you want to practice technique and scales: Imagine Hanon in all keys, scales and modes, and then raise it to the power of 10!!
It's all in Tessitura Pro.

An endless source of materials to study and practice. Learn music structures from a new perspective. Understand the relationship between modes in structures over the circle of fifths or the circle of fourths. Tessitura pro includes hundreds of scales and modes.

Develop your ears and practice scales with or without approach notes, arpeggios, chords and any structure you can imagine. Use it as a source of inspiration for improvisation and composition. An app that takes on the world of music structures in a unique and profound way.

Some of the concepts you can study and practice with Tessitura Pro are:
Scale and Source Scales
Triads and 7ths chords
Approach notes
Upper Structure Triads
Upper Structure Quartals
Step Skip Patterns with Inversion and Retrograde
Chord-Tones vs Tensions
Rhythmic Variation and Hemiolas

What’s New

Version 3.9.1

Now compatible with iPhone X

Ratings and Reviews

3.8 out of 5
10 Ratings

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Pereshaped ,

Great but..

It’s a fabulous musical aid. Thank you.

Would be nice to hear the scale...source patterns against the chord or subs.

Would love to switch off the metronome before playback.

a synthgeek ,

Handy dandy app

I came across this app by sheer chance and find it an excellent resource for developing on ideas.

xinaes ,

Interesting and useful, some room for improvement.

It is indeed an interesting model for exploring scales and modes. I would recommend it to anyone interested. An iPad on a music stand with tools like this is really helping me start to piece together my heretofore fragmented knowledge of tonal music.

I’d like to see some custom descriptions in the info pane. For example in the case of harmonic minor, it could describe its character and relationship to natural minor, rather than just filling in the numbers in a default sentence about number of modes/transpositions (of course, it could still revert to the current form as default in cases without specific overrides). It would also seem helpful to allow tapping to play notes on the key/fretboard, and perhaps the staff as well. Might run the risk of being fiddly on smaller models, but on the 12.9” iPad it should work pretty well without requiring any changes to the layout.

The interface can still occasionally be a bit unintuitive. I think I’m fairly used to it now, and I don’t know what it was like before, but having brought one of the mDecks bundles, I’m afraid the UX & UI is generally not as great as it could be. I’ve had more problems with Mapping Tonal Harmony Pro, perhaps I’ll get ‘round to reviewing that as well.

The graphics could do with a bit more polish; not a big deal, but things like notes on the staff look a bit blocky... seems like a quick pass by a dedicated designer might not go amiss. I’m not a big fan of the general colour scheme or typography, but that’s pretty subjective and also not really important.


13.4 MB

Requires iOS 9.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.


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