Knowledge of scales is essential when improvising, chord construction and writing music. Guitar Scales Power will help any level guitar player learn scales, improve their playing and is a great scale reference. All scales listed below are included (no in-app purchases).

• Scales are shown in positions covering the fretboard in any key
• Scale and note playback with great sound
• Practice scales by playing with playback loops (full position or one octave)

Scale position playback speed is adjustable; notes highlight as played to aid in learning. Practice playing with looping scale position to master the position and build muscle memory. Start slow and increase speed as you improve.

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.

Pentatonic etc: Major & Minor Pentatonic, Blues, Major Blues
Major scale modes: Ionian, Dorian, Phrygian, Lydian, Mixolydian, Aeolian (Relative Minor) and Locrian
Minor scales: Harmonic Minor, Melodic Minor Ascending (Jazz Minor)
Symmetrical scales: Chromatic

• Easy to use
• Notes can be displayed showing the letter, interval and fingering
• Swipe across strings to play scales
• Direction of swipe determines ascending or descending playback
• Tap on a note to play it
• Shows CAGED system chord shape for scale positions
• Supports alternative tunings
• Guitar fretboard display (vertical or horizontal)
• Right or Left handed guitar display
• iPhone - zoom in/out to see complete fretboard
• Universal App – use on iPhone, iPod touch or iPad
• Nothing to unlock - all is available for free!

What’s New

Version 2.3

New scale playback loop function; practice positions by playing with adj. speed loop.

Performance and UI improvements.
Thanks for the feedback and reviews!

Ratings and Reviews

4.0 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

spacetravler ,

Guitar scales power

One of the best apps I have. Ease of use is just that easy.
I play a lot and after about 2weeks using, I've learned over 6 scales and , makes playing to backing tracks to scale super easy. Keep it up guys.

Rosemarie and Chuck ,

I don’t recommend, bought app, didn’t buy adds!

So I gave this free app a bad review because it came with adds but it was after I purchased Guitar Scales & Chord Power. I didn’t realize the picture in the icons were identical and I was opening the free version with adds. So the developer was kind enough to reach out to me and suggest I delete the free version and how to tell the 2 apps apart. The free app is great to see how it works and play around with but I recommend buying Guitar Scales & Chord Power, I love it. Here is my first review below, my apologies to the developer:

I can’t tolerate buying an app and then to find Google advertisements constantly running only to distract you from what you want to be doing. I can see free apps having advertisements but I didn’t see anywhere when I purchased this app that it came with ADVERTISEMENTS!

My bad!!! It would probably help if the developer changed the picture so it would be easy to differentiate between the 2 the apps. I am super happy I bought the paid app!

Nedley01 ,

Latest version wreaked a great app

I liked this a lot and suggested it to friends but with the latest version it buggy. It's stuck on landscape, you no longer can move your view up and down the fretboard and there is extra info that might be nice if you could toggle it off but right now it just makes the fretboard view smaller.

Developer Response ,

Sorry to hear you had a problem updating to version 2.0. We would like to help with the issues you described. If you have a problem with Guitar Scales Power please contact support from within the app or email: so we can help.


Thomas Gunter
19.4 MB

Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2019 Thomas Gunter


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