Suggester 2 : Chords & Scales 4+

Brilliant chord progressions

Mathieu Routhier

    • 4.4 • 63 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases


Get ready to take your songwriting skills to the next level with Suggester 2 - the ultimate app for creating powerful and emotive chord progressions! Whether you're a seasoned musician or a budding songwriter, this app will revolutionize the way you compose music, helping you to unlock new creative possibilities and reach new heights of productivity.

With its intuitive interface and cutting-edge features, Suggester 2 is the perfect tool for exploring the harmonic relationships between chords and discovering new musical ideas. Whether you're composing for piano, guitar or ukulele, this app will adapt to your needs, providing you with a wealth of powerful tools to help you create music that truly moves your listeners.

With Suggester 2, you can choose chords based on their harmonic function, using the powerful roman numeral notation to create progressions that are both dynamic and satisfying. This app will guide you every step of the way, suggesting chords that fit with your existing progressions and helping you to build your songs from the ground up.

But Suggester 2 isn't just about finding the right chords - it's also about creating tension and resolution, the heart of great music. With its ability to suggest chords that work together, this app is an essential tool for composers looking to create music that truly moves their listeners.

And if you're looking for inspiration, Suggester 2 has you covered there, too. With its library of classic chord progressions, you can draw on the rich history of music to create progressions that are both timeless and contemporary. Whether you're looking to recreate the sounds of your favorite songs or explore new musical styles, Suggester 2 has everything you need to create music that truly speaks to your soul.

And with its seamless integration with other apps and MIDI devices, Suggester 2 makes it easy to bring your music to life. Whether you're exporting your songs as audio, MIDI, or text, or using the app as an AudioUnit plugin (AUv3), you'll be able to create music that truly captures your vision.

Download Suggester 2 today and unlock the full potential of your songwriting skills! With its powerful features, intuitive interface, and endless creative possibilities, this app is sure to become your go-to tool for composing music.

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What’s New

Version 2.1.1

- resolved an issue with some pasteboard operations.

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
63 Ratings

63 Ratings

Brendan Beck ,

Very impressed

One of the few theory applications to do it right. I love writing progressions on this.

The voicing alteration page for the guitar alone can justify the $20 upgrade price.

The chord suggestion feature shows all of the chords that fit within the scale you have selected. It is helpful, but I wish there was an additional feature that gave actual suggestions (similar to what the TONALY app or Scaler 2 VST does). If this app had something like that, it was be the end-all solution for writing chord progressions.

Developer Response ,

Thank you for your feedback! I’m glad you like the app :)

Conticreative ,

Nice upgrade but confusing price structure

I loved Suggester and I can tell V2 offers more. However, I have no idea what I should buy. I have a policy that any subscription based app should include making me coffee in the morning and empty the kitty litter to be worth paying a monthly tax.
I don’t have a Mac, just an iPad Pro and an iPhone 15 pro max (or max pro, whatever).
What should I buy to get all the features without paying monthly? It looks like that’s an option but I don’t want to buy too much or too little and it’s not clear which is which.
That aside, the app is great. I guess I am using the free version?
If so, it’s pretty nifty even as it is (for those that can play piano, which I can).
The advantage of a chord app like Suggester 2 is mental bandwidth. I can play any progression in any key, yet if I come across something I like, it’s like writing in the sand. The app allows experimentation without fear of losing inspiration.

I do t know if S2 allows chord input from an external MIDI keyboard. If it does, then I’ll figure out the pricing and I’ll buy it. But I need to figure out what a “key” is and why each has two prices.

Actually, I am thinking of buying a Mac Mini, so maybe I should wait and get the key for both, assuming I got the pricing scheme right.

Developer Response ,

Hi! Yes, all these questions are answered inside the app. Look at the information displayed in the Keys page, which you can access easily by tapping Learn More. You can also access it from the Application Settings. There are one-time purchases available, which unlock all features permanently. This is what I recommend. A subscription is also available if that’s what you prefer. Please contact support if you have specific questions, I will be glad to answer them. Thanks!

chanel-no1 ,

Custom Chords from Keyboard

What’s really needed is custom chords enabling the user to define any chord from a keyboard and name it. For example closed and spread open chords. This is essential for jazz or orchestration. A few other apps have this. This is the main reason why I have not paid for v2. Also, it’s too difficult to define alt chords or move chords across the keyboard. I know it’s a lot of work to create and maintain an app, but adding custom is just really needed. Thank you for giving us Suggester.

I can’t test custom chords without paying. Also, the chord detection might be incorrect if substitute notes for chord tones. To me, chordpolypad has made it easy to input a custom chord using a fully visible keyboard.

Developer Response ,

You can do custom chords already in Suggester 2 :). Simply switch to the Custom tab in the Chord Builder section. You can select any interval you want. You can also use the Chord Detector section if you want to enter it yourself on the keyboard. Cheers!

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The developer, Mathieu Routhier, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

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