You give WaayFinder notes, it gives you all the keys and modes that fit. Top matches come first! Filter results by scale type, listen to any scale (or note) with a tap, look up keys by name, and more.
Maybe these notes are a melody you came up with, and you want to know what key they're in—to help you write another section of the song, pick chords, or write some harmonies. WaayFinder is here to help!
How does it work? Let's say you enter the notes C, G, and A. The best match is C major—but it could also fit A minor, G major, and more. WaayFinder shows you all those possibilities, but highlights the best matches so you know where to start.
* Finds matching keys. You give WaayFinder notes, it shows all the scales and modes that match, in order of best fit.
* Scales and modes. Filter results by scale or mode. Supports major (Ionian), natural minor (Aeolian), harmonic minor, Dorian, Phrygian, Lydian, Mixolydian, and Locrian.
* Integrated audio. Listen to any note or scale with a tap. Great for getting a quick reference pitch!
* Scale look-up. Quickly look up—and listen to—the notes for any key.
* Tutorial. In-app tutorial gets you up and running in a flash.
* Enharmonic mode. Display keys that match any enharmonic equivalents of the notes you entered (e.g., Bb will match A#)
* Special note keyboard allows for speedy input.
WaayFinder is made in Toronto, Canada by Ten Kettles—the one-person (and two dog) company behind Waay, hearEQ, and Beat Mirror. I deeply believe in empowering *you* to make your best music, and that approach imprints itself into all my apps. There are no ads, no sneaky data collection, just honest music education. :)
Questions, comments, or feedback? Get in touch anytime at alex[at]tenkettles[dot]com and I'll (almost always) get back to you by the next business day. -Alex
Just a minor update today: the "Join the newsletter" button now points to the updated Ten Kettles newsletter page. Got any feedback, questions, or comments about WaayFinder? Get in touch anytime at alex[at]tenkettles[dot]com. -Alex
Ratings and Reviews
This is the Waay
By far the fastest way to figure out the key of a song AND help you learn the scales. The clean design and accessible features are very appealing.
If you aren’t already near your instrument of choice, tap any note in the app to hear it. Transcribing for a non-technical musician has never been easier!
So Very Useful!
This is a perfect utility for musicians of any level, especially if you’re a songwriter or composer with an intuitive sense of musicality, but a limited knowledge of music theory. And Ten Kettles is a thoughtful developer who designs apps with beautiful—and logical—interfaces. I highly recommend all their apps.
Data Not Collected
The developer does not collect any data from this app.
Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More
- Ten Kettles Inc.
- 3 MB
- Requires iOS 13.6 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 13.6 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 13.6 or later.
- Age Rating
- © 2021 Ten Kettles Inc.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.