ScaleBank: Guitar Scales 4+

Learn, Play, Backing Tracks

Better Notes, LLC

Designed for iPad

    • 4.7 • 414 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



ScaleBank puts scales in your pocket. Major, minor, pentatonic. Play guitar better, design new riffs and practice anywhere.

Includes acoustic and electric guitars, plus full support for left-handed players.

Scroll up and down a full 24-fret fretboard, while you play crisp, clear audio samples of dozens of scales and patterns.

Support for Major, Minor, Melodic Minor, Melodic Major, Whole Tone, Pentatonic Major, Hexatonic Blues (you might call it "Pentatonic Blues", or just "Blues", but there are six notes, so it's "Hexatonic"), Pentatonic Minor, major modes like Dorian, Phrygian, Lydian, Mixolydian, Locrian. Exotic scales like Egyptian, Persian, Hirajoshi, and more.

Many of ScaleBank's features are free but, for just $4.49 per month, a ScaleBank All Access subscription provides full access to all scales, patterns, and drills, plus full access to thousands of expert-curated chords in ChordBank, plus full access to TabBank, where you can build your own personal library of editable, printable guitar tabs.

If you decide to purchase a subscription to ScaleBank All Access, an initial payment will be charged to your iTunes account. Your subscription will automatically renew unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24 hours before the end of the current subscription period. Your account will be charged for renewal within 24 hours prior to the end of each subscription period, at a rate of $4.49 per month.

You can turn off auto-renewal at any time via your iTunes Account Settings.

You can find our privacy policy at, and our terms of service at

We hope ScaleBank helps you play your best, learn, practice, and play guitar the way you've always wanted to. If you enjoy the app, or have suggestions to make it better, please let us know at Thanks!

What’s New

Version 2.0.8

- New drills for ARPEGGIOS! (Thank you for all the notes asking for arpeggio drills—keep writing to let us know which drills can best help your practice routine!)
- Scale patterns now include versions with open strings, plus versions all the way up to the 24th fret!
- Adds chromatic scale fingering patterns—let's see some speedy warm ups!

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
414 Ratings

414 Ratings

Treadfall ,

Great app!

Simply put, It’s a great app. Not only allows you to practice scales in any position on the neck, but allows you to visually see alternate scales which fit over your compositions. This app is extremely helpful to find triads and have you thinking out of the box for soloing and riffing. Where it shines for me is coming up with interesting chord progressions that wildly depart from anything my thinking brain could imagine or muscle memory could auto find.
The free version is outstanding but the $2.99 upgrade really makes this app shine. It’s a simple to use creation tool that far exceeds its design usage of a jam along scale instructor. If you are a visual thinker like me, it can open new worlds. Give it a go.

Swade83 ,

Great App! Poor “App Support” for How-to!

It is a very well-made app and extremely useful. However, I had to take off a full star because of a very sketchy website instructions. If you click on to write a review you get an option to see app support. The App Support page is very very basic and leaves unanswered questions. The Q&A page is a joke; it does not ask questions relevant to the app. I could come up with quite a number of useful questions that would actually pertain to questions that users may find unclear. Furthermore, this app support could be drastically improved by adding how to videos for each feature. I am convinced they would sell many more premium Versions if they simply took a little time to make their app support site much more useful.

Nejdiehndnd ,

New go-to app

I hesitated to spend $2 on the premium version but thought to myself, why not, it’s only $2. now that i have it i would easily buy it again for $100. i’m gonna say that one again. i would wholeheartedly be willing to spend $100 on this app if i ever needed to buy it again. this app completely blew my expectations out of the water. everything i need to refer to for notes, scales, modes, and everything in between is found in this app. 15/10 rating. i want to marry the person who made this thing but i am already humbled and intimidated by their intelligence.

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