Chords and Scales lets you explore chords, scales, chord progressions and compose songs in intuitive and interactive way. It helpful for musicians from beginners to experts and allows you to understand musical structures and find inspiration.

All chords and scales can be played ascending, descending and harmonically and are shown on virtual piano and staff. The root note and inversion of the chords can easily be changed. App also includes song composer that allows you to easily layout chords progressions and recommend chords based on selected scale.



Large chord collection;
Large scale collection;
Chord progressions collection;
Song composer with chord recommendations
Audio playback support for everything;
Piano view for chords and scales
Staff view for chords and scales
Find chords by the root and inversion, notes on staff or piano keys;
Find scales by the root or piano keys;
Interactive circle of fifths;
MIDI in and out support;
Scale fingerings for both hands.
Simple and intuitive.


User Reviews

I'm a piano teacher of 15 years and have more and more students who want to play chords and improvise. This app is a perfect resource for them. I like it because it's thorough but at the same time very simple.

I am new to piano, familiar with some scales, and chord progressions but this app will really help me to understand and explore various combinations. I pair this app with additional learning material online to help me fully understand the math / science behind the music.

This app is great for understanding scales, chords, chord progressions, and the circle if fifths. I like the easy to use interface. It only includes common scales and chords. I have another app that has tons of complicated and confusing scales that I've never heard of much less can pronounce. I just wanted something to show me the common scales and chords, and this app does it. It also sounds the chord or scale.

It gives you so much when you’re stuck composing. I’m relatively new to music theory, and for me, this makes everything I’ve been learning about chords super clear.

I have taught piano for 33 years. This is the best app for any level student. It is so easy to use and kids love it when I use the iPad in their lesson.

What’s New

Version 4.4.1

- Fixed few bugs and crashes in song view;
- Song loop settings is persisted now;
- Fixed a crash where app could stuck crashing if updated from very old version.

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
4.6K Ratings

4.6K Ratings

nowaysteveistaken ,

Amazing tool!

This app is phenomenal. I have played piano for nearly 15 years and the large library of scales helped me to be able to improvise melodies and to pick out accurate melody from existing songs within minutes. I can now play many intermediate level songs by ear with only a chord structure after only a few minutes of tinkering on the piano. I could tell within 5 minutes of downloading the app that it was very high quality so I quickly upgraded to the full version, and $7 is nothing for the huge library this offers. If you are just learning the keyboard, practicing theory, ear training, or and advanced musician, this is a great app. I was amazed over and over at how this app took me to the next level of playing within minutes. I do not work for the company, this is a legitimate review. I am a huge skeptic and rarely write reviews. I am truly impressed with this app and will recommend it to my friends and any beginning musician. Well worth the up graded price.

Songcreator777 ,

One of the best useful apps ever!

For learning piano this app is indispensable and well worth the $4.99 to have it all. As a visual learner you can quickly see the patterns and make sense of the use of fingering, especially with scales. I can even practice memorizing scales when away from an actual piano. Plus you have everything you need on the screen - if you want to know the musical notation but also want to see where it is on the piano keyboard its all there - plus you can play it back. When practicing scales you can choose whether it's the notes or the finger numbers that appear on keyboard. You would have to spend at least $35 to find a paperback chord book that still wouldn't contain all of this without it being too large of a book. Bravo to the team that took the time to develop this app - thanks for that!!!

Bransenj ,

A MUST HAVE for musicians

This might be the single most important resource for musicians, especially self taught musicians who learn and play by ear. I don't know how I made it without the tools in this simple yet powerful app but now that I found it I'm opening up my skill set to new and ascended heights. The wealth of scales available is exhaustive and the song feature is an added bonus. I was looking for an option to play a set of notes and it would tell you what chord it is and which inversion. But I find the challenge of discovering the chord on my own to be a powerful learning experience so in a way I'm happy it's not there. Get the full version if you're serious about your musicianship.


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40.5 MB

Requires iOS 12.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


English, German

Age Rating
In-App Purchases
  1. Full version $6.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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