Mapping Tonal Harmony Pro 4+

Play-along & Music Theory


    • 4.3 • 52 Ratings
    • $19.99
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Think Harmonically! Backing tracks with full harmonic analysis and an interactive harmony map. Upper Structures, Target Notes, Reharmonization & more.

Mapping Tonal Harmony Pro is the most INNOVATIVE and EXTENSIVE music tool for musicians out there. This app is invaluable for students of all levels, as well as professional performers, composers, arrangers, and teachers. There are plenty video tutorials and an online manual accessible within the app.

The ANALYZER ADD-ON is here! An A.I. tool like no other.
The Analyzer can do an entire harmonic analysis of any song/piece from a text file. Finds key centers, pivot chords, secondary dominants, modulations, etc.
Import MusicXml files directly from iReal Pro

Play-along, Practice Improvisation. Reharmonize any song with the tap of a button. Create 12-keys workouts to practice. Study Target Notes and Upper Structures.
Print Scores with Full Harmonic Analysis, or just as the chord changes or Export as MIDI.
Play-along in different styles with the option to personalize chord voicings, styles including several piano comping, bass lines and rhythm variations to choose from. The only play-along that uses functions and chord-chordscales pairings to create the accompaniment track.
Map templates with different styles from Jazz to Traditional Harmony and Contemporary Harmony.

The app comes loaded with jazz workouts, jazz harmony, traditional harmony and jazz standard progressions. Also available on ready to import into the app: 1000+ Jazz Standards Progressions, 1000+ Jazz Standards Reharmonized and The complete Bird Bebop Progressions. All fully analyzed by savvy musicians with tons of experience.

Study Tonal Harmony like never before! Learn all functions and cadences in all keys.
Write your own music using a map that reveals the secrets of tonality.
Use it as a Fake Book on your gig or Practice Improvisation.

You can do all this and much more with Mapping Tonal Harmony Pro. You will not find anything like this on the market today.
This app is a no-brainer for musicians and music teachers.

Some reviews of Mapping Tonal Harmony Pro:
"...This app wins our strongest recommendation for an app so far." - Berklee Groove
" app that blew my mind." NoteTreble
"If only Brian Wilson had this music app when he ..." - FeedmyApp
"I've been looking for a harmony/chords/tonal app that is functional, deep enough, and with a great interface. Well, I'm not looking any further. This app just blew me away... " - KVR
" App I’d never teach high school (or college) music theory without!"
"An innovation beneficial to students, teachers, and composers alike..." - NoBrainerAppReviews

So, what can you do in Mapping Tonal Harmony Pro?
• Create Harmonic Progressions and Songs.
• Load Chord Progressions, Songs & Jazz Standards.
• Study Harmony from the Beginning, to the most Advanced concepts used by Bach, Beethoven, Bill Evans and John Coltrane.
• Practice Ear Training and Learn Functions in every Key
• Practice Improvisation using it as a Play Along
• Study Jazz Standards
• Study Classical Pieces
• Learn Classical Functional Notation
• Learn Jazz Functional Notation and Arrows and Brackets Analysis
• Study Modulations: Common Tone, Common Chord & Direct
• Learn ALL harmonic functions and cadences in ALL Keys in Major and Minor
• Chord-Scales for every function
• Learn classical concepts such as the Neapolitan 6, the German augmented six, secondary dominants, etc
• Learn jazz concepts such as the SubV7, the related IIm7, the passing half diminished, etc
• Create and Print Scores & Workout Sheets in any key, notated as Chord Progression and/or Functionally
• Transpose the Map to fit your instrument’s transposition
• Balance voices independently and concentrate in the study of Bass-Lines, Inner-Lines and any other combinations
• Work in THREE different modes: Browse Mode, Progression Mode, Audio Mode
• Create Progressions using Song Structure with Section, Repeats, Intros, First Endings and Exits
• Teach your Harmony Class with ease using your favorite audio tracks, performers and composers

What’s New

Version 10.1.3

More robust analyzer.
Bug fixes:
1. Analyzer now interprets some odd chord symbols without mistakes.
2. Playing sprite sometimes not clearing on the map bug fixed.

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
52 Ratings

52 Ratings

cmkadmin ,

What I hoped

Exactly what I needed to compliment Suggester for building harmonies! However, one glaring issue….. I like seeing the visual keyboard. A lot. When I select a chord from the map, it appears as expected in the voicing keyboard in the top panel. However, when I am playing a song, the chords do not appear in the voicing keyboard as the song plays. Why not? This a big miss.

I am on version 9.5 now, and it still doesn’t work. The keyboard just sits there on whatever chord you hit last on the map. The notes do not change as the song is playing.

Developer Response ,

The new 6.15.1 version with the fix is already waiting for review. Please considering updating your review once you've tried it. Thanks

AlteredDominant ,

Could be cool….but

I got the free Play-Along version of this app and liked it a bit more than IReal. I then paid $9.99 to download the 1300 song jazz catalog. It is for the most part a very comprehensive catalog. I then read on the app that if I bought the Pro version, I would keep all of my songs and be able to use them in the Pro version. This does not seem to be true, or it is not entirely evident how to get them to show up on the IOS version. I found this to be highly disappointing and am now considering this a waste of money! I really wanted to like this better, but the fact that I can’t access the songs that I ALREADY bought from them seems like wack. I emailed the contact information for the company and never received a response either. When I go to files on my IPad, there is no file under these two apps with songs in them???? Where are they? I could change my opinion on this I find out that there is a solution.

I also find the “information” dialogue box that pops up every time you touch practically anything on this app to be tiresome. Perhaps there is a way to make this blue box stop popping up? Also, for the most part, on the IPad, I just want to play some songs for practice and have them sound good. I appreciate that the app does some better stuff than IReal, but I don’t really see the benefit of the whole mapping visual display of the computer thinking etc. since it is really quite small and I am trying to play while the song is going along.

Some Bass Player ,

Features for iPad are not the same as listed

The features in the list are for the desktop version, not the iPad version. You can’t browse “hundreds” of standards, there is maybe a dozen and you cannot import the fake book xml files that contain others, as you can on the desktop version. So, it has interesting features but unless you want to enter a bunch of songs by hand, you are stuck with the songs and progressions that are already in the app. Kinda a drag because the accompaniment play-along ability of the app is great, way way better than iRealB, better sounds and better comping. Hopefully in the future you can import files on the iPad version and load up the xml fake book files provided by the publisher.

update as of 06/22

sooooo many bugs and inconsistencies make this program more frustrating than useful, in v8 slash chords do not work, there is no “pedal point” option when you click on the chord per the docs.

The documentation does not reflect different platforms, it talks about right clicking…on an IPad???

This program has reached Band-in-a-Box level interface crime, it’s probably only useable by the guy who wrote it, or someone that wants to devote a lot of time to figuring out how things work via trail and error. Better off getting the free player app instead for simple playback.

Developer Response ,

Hi, version 8 is completely new. Try it and let us know what you think. Check it out:

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