Easy to use app that will help you learn scales, chords and the relationship between them. Metronome will help improve your timing and rhythm when practicing chords and scales. Practice playing with looping scale position to master the position and build muscle memory. Scale exercises to play along with that will improve your finger dexterity and ability to improvise. Start slow and increase speed as you improve.

• Display and playback scale positions and chords covering the fretboard
• Scale position and exercises loops with adj. playback speed (full position or one octave)
• Chord and scale info including which work best together
• Chord and scale notes show the letter name, interval and fingering
• Metronome with drum and click voices
• Circle of Fifths shows common chords in each key
• Create PDF diagrams of scales (positions or full fretboard) & chords (full fretboard)
• Show vertical or horizontal fretboard
• Universal app - Purchase once and use on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch
• All features included! - no in app purchases

Play scales and chords by swiping across strings; direction of swipe determines ascending or descending playback. Play scale position and exercises loops by tapping loop buttons. Chords and scales can be played at the same time allowing you to hear how a scale sounds played over a chord.

Learn scales by playing along with five patterns that cover the fretboard for each scale. Scale positions correspond to the popular CAGED system. The CAGED system chord shape for the current position of a scale is displayed to help you learn and remember scale positions in any key.

Metronome with click and drum voices, beat subdivisions and tap to set BPM (10 - 400). Time signatures: 2/2, 1/4, 2/4, 3/4, 4/4, 5/4, 3/8, 6/8, 7/8, 9/8, 12/8.

Create 8.5” x 11” PDF diagrams (color and b&w versions) of scale positions or all notes on a full fretboard; also, all chord notes on a full fretboard. Easy to print, save & share PDFs with iBooks, email, AirDrop & Messages.

Circle of Fifths will help you compose music, learn key signatures and transpose songs to a different key. Common chords for a key shown below; tap a chord to see it on a fretboard inside the Circle of Fifths.

• Scale/chord playback - chose from 5 instruments & set volume independently
• Notes highlight on fretboard when played
• Shows CAGED system chord shape for scale positions
• Right or Left handed guitar
• 48 alternate tunings
• iPhone - zoom in/out to see complete fretboard
• iPad shows three fretboards: full (scale or chord), scales and chords
• No ads

Pentatonic etc: Major & Minor Pentatonic, Blues (Minor Blues), Major Blues
Major scale modes: Ionian, Dorian, Phrygian, Lydian, Mixolydian, Aeolian (Relative Minor) and Locrian
Harmonic Minor modes: Harmonic Minor, Phrygian Dominant (Spanish Gypsy)
Melodic Minor modes: Melodic Minor Ascending (Jazz Minor), Dorian b2 (Javanese), Lydian Augmented, Lydian Dominant (Overtone), Mixolydian b6 (Hindu), Locrian Sharp2 (Half-Diminished), Super Locrian (Altered)
Symmetrical scales: Chromatic, Half/Whole Diminished (Octatonic), Whole/Half Diminished, Whole Tone
Miscellaneous scales: Bebop Dominant

Major: Major, maj7, maj9, maj13, 6, add9, 6/9
Minor: m, m7, m9, m11, m13, m6, m(maj7), m7b5
Dominant: 7, 9, 11, 13, 7sus4
Altered Dominant: 7b5, 7#5, 7b9, 7#9
Other Chords: Augmented, dim, dim7, Power, sus2, sus4

Standard, Std. Half Step Down, Std. Full Step Down, Drop D, Drop C#/Db, Drop C, Drop B, Drop A#/Bb, Drop A, Drop G#/Ab, Drop G, Drop F#/Gb, Drop F, Drop E, Double Drop D, Double Drop C#/Db, Double Drop C, Open A, Open A Alt., Open A Slide, Open C, Open D, Open E, Open F, Open G, Cross-note A, Cross-note A Alt., Cross-note C, Cross-note D, Cross-note E, Cross-note G, Asus4, Csus2, Dsus2, Dsus4 (Dad-Gad), Esus2, Esus4, Gsus2, Gsus4, E Modal, Bruce Palmer Modal, All Fourths, Baritone, C6, Dad-Gad (Dsus4), Dad-Dad, Dobro, Lute, New Standard

What’s New

Version 2.3.5

Circle of Fifths - tap a common chord for a key to see it on a fretboard inside the Circle of Fifths screen
Scale Info - tap a recommended chord to see it on the chord fretboard
Chord Info - tap a recommended scale to see it on the scale fretboard
Performance improvements

Thanks for the feedback and reviews!

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
61 Ratings

61 Ratings

TaylorPlayer ,

Wonderful app

This is really the clearest and easiest to use guitar scales and chords app I have found. Especially good on iPad, where you can have multiple scales and chords onscreen together if you would like.
Lots of scales are included, the layout is clear and simple and there are good exercises to work through to help learn everything.
You can save out PDFs of anything you want in case you want to build a printed book.
I have learned more from this app than all the other similar apps I have bought and I highly recommend it. Works very well.

CarbonFiberGuitar ,

Well Designed, Very Useful App

I’ve had this app for a few years now. It’s one of a few apps I use every day. It was useful to me as an absolute beginner, and has become more useful as an early intermediate.

I’m using this on an iPad Pro 12.9. It is a ‘horizontal’ only app on iPad, but works in both horizontal positions, so is OK for us left-handers. Would be nice if it worked in all orientations like the iPhone version.

Their privacy policy is decent. I’ve been deleting a lot of apps now that Apple requires them to disclose their spyware policies. This app is staying on my device, but I would prefer they gathered no data at all.

I have forgotten how much I paid for the app, but whatever it was, I’ve gotten my money’s worth. I’m really glad this is a paid app, and not a subscription, as I never subscribe to any apps.

TylerTheWonderBoy ,


This may be the only app that many people may need for practicing scales and arpeggios. Take a couple minutes to learn how it’s laid out and that will convince you. I have several apps for my iPad and Mac for creating scales and fingerboard patterns that overlap in functionality but none compare to this one in terms of functionality and simplicity for learning scales and chords. Kudos to the developer for providing relevant functionality without adding complicating features!

App Privacy

The developer, Thomas Gunter, 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 Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

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