TONALY: Write & practice music 4+

Based on the circle of fifths

Christian Hengst

    • #6 in Music
    • 4.8 • 4.9K Ratings
    • $7.99
    • Offers In-App Purchases

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Description

** No. 1 music app in more than 20 countries **

Write songs, find chords, and learn scales based on the circle of fifths! For every skill-level!


FOR WHOM?

This app is for musicians of all kinds, songwriters, and producers. Beginners and advanced. No matter if it's your intention to get better on your instrument or playfully find chords and inspiration for your songs or productions.


WRITE SONGS & FIND CHORDS

▶ Chords within a key are highlighted, they will sound great together, just combine them.
▶ Lookup how chords are played on the guitar, piano, ukulele, or bass guitar! With Left-Hand mode!
▶ Export songs as MIDI and use them in Ableton, Reason, Garage Band, or any other DAW.

▶ Thirds? Fifths? Mixolydian??? Don't panic! You don't need to know or learn any music theory!


PRACTICE & LEARN

▶ Learn chords and scales*, get easy access to music theory!
▶ Practice your own songs or popular songs. Analyze them and understand chord relations.

▶ Learn how chords and scales are played on the guitar, piano, ukulele, bass guitar, violin, viola, or cello! With Left-Hand mode!
▶ Display the names of the scale tones in the staff. Improve your sight-reading!
▶ Display scale patterns (intervals) in the staff. Learn scales more effectively!

*basic scales are included, unlock more than 80 additional scales as Add-on if you are hungry for more!


MIDI EXPORT

Export songs as MIDI and work with them in Ableton, Garage Band, or any other digital audio workstation.


PDF EXPORT*

Export chords as PDF lead sheet. Get your songs printed, share PDFs with your bandmates or simply bring the sheets to the rehearsal. Lead sheets are an excellent way to make your music playable for other musicians!

*available as Add-on


PROS AND TEACHERS

▶ Have fun with modal interchange and customized chords!
▶ Check out chord statistics related to the current mode.
▶ Display and playback 4-note chords in the circle of fifths.
▶ Use the app to teach your students and let them practice chord progressions and scales.


FURTHER FEATURES

▶ Song templates: Common Pop-, Jazz-, and Blues templates are integrated
▶ Share & collaborate
Share song links with bandmates or your teacher. Receivers can open and work on them in the TONALY app.

▶ Chord symbols and chord structures are explained.

▶ Integrated instruments: guitar, piano, ukulele, bass, violin, viola, and cello in different tunings.

▶ Interactive keyboard
Check out melodies or practice scales on the go.

▶ Interactive circle of fifths

▶ Display chords, roman numerals, Nashville numbers, and colors.

▶ Transposed playback for Bb or Eb instruments.

▶ List of popular songs

▶ Songwriting
Easily pick chords out of the circle of fifths. Create custom chords, change time signature (4/4, 3/4, 6/8, 7/8, 5/8), change the tempo (40-350bpm), and adjust the flexible song structure.
Once you've composed a song, you can quickly change the key to find the right one for you.

▶ Scales

Available modes/scales:

▻ Ionian (Natural major)
▻ Aeolian (Natural minor)
▻ As well as Dorian, Phrygian, Lydian, Mixolydian, Locrian, and Major & Minor pentatonic.

▻ Unlock more than 80 additional scales as Add-on.

Different clefs:
▻ G clef
▻ F clef
▻ C clef

▶ Different playback sounds:

▻ Grand Piano
▻ Acoustic Guitar
▻ E-Bass
▻ E-Piano
▻ Synth Pad

▶ App settings:

▻ Four color themes, including a color blind theme.
▻ Display minor chords in small letters.
▻ Display 4-note-chords.
▻ Display german note names (B will be H).
▻ Data can be backed and synced by iCloud.

▶ No registration (account) needed!

What’s New

Version 3.4.5

Fixes a problem with the display of numerals and chord names. Optimizes the display of more than two chords per bar. The app is updated and improved regularly. Let me know what you think! Write feedback to support@tonaly.app

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
4.9K Ratings

4.9K Ratings

GuyGotchu ,

Absolutely Brilliant (two suggestions, though)

Hats off to the developer(s). This app is so well thought out and designed. I’m absolutely in love with it. A great tool for learning, songwriting, and deconstructing popular songs for making your own arrangements.

One thing I’d really like to see added is more in depth archive options when you save songs. I’m in the process of building out covers I know and would love the ability to tag songs to a genre, artists, etc. and be able to type in a search bar to jump right to it. It would also be nice to be able to add custom text fields above song parts. If I could just type in the first line of lyrics for versus, choruses, so on that’d be awesome. Then this app will be dang near perfect! 🤙

There are options to export out to PDF lead sheets so you could still use this app as a tool for building a good archive system yourself, but the app design and functionality is so beautiful I don’t wanna leave it.

Developer Response ,

Awesome! Thanks for your review! I'll keep your suggestions in the back of my head for future updates! Stay tuned!

wckreation ,

Fun and super helpful for writing songs!

Great little app, very helpful for composing and actually hearing chord progressions back for those who don't have relative and perfect pitch. The only thing is that I would love for more customizations of the chords, namely inversions (even in combination with four note chords) and different rhythms that aren't 4/4. Right now, the root of the chord is always on the bottom. Inversions add a different color to the chord and are very widely used in songs and compositions. Some chords in the context of a certain progression just aren't the same sound without inversions. As for rhythms, it would be helpful for more control over how many bars a progression is and how many beats are in a bar. Right now, it's always 4 beats to a bar. Either 4 or 8 bars. I don't think adding different time signatures would be incredibly difficult nor adding custom length of bars any amount between (2-8). Also, adding chord changes within a bar would be awesome. That would add more complexity, sure, but the app for have so much value for making fully realized chord progressions for a song or composition. Other than those things, a solid app with lots of potential for improvement. I'm sure the inversions and rhythms features can be included in a future update.

Developer Response ,

Hey wckreation, thank you for your detailed feedback! The latest update of the app includes a more flexible song structure, as well as different time signatures! Enjoy!

Freshprinceofbethel ,

Ideas for new updates

App is pretty good and fun to use. I recommend getting it to anyone who wants a better understanding of progressions. I would hope to see in the future options for saving chord progressions, making chord progressions that are longer than 8 bars, and possibly different instrument sounds. I think these are all relatively easy additions. I would also recommend an option to use chords from the parallel minor or modal interchange. This would be a tremendously better app if it had that. It would be worth way more money. I would even pay in app purchase for it if it worked well. I'd rather see it free but people need money. This app is good and is updated pretty regularly. I'd give it five stars if they manage to bring my suggestions to life. I'm hopeful because these don't seem like they would be incredibly hard to add to the already good UI. I would also like to point out a glitch where if you exit to home screen out of the app while having a chord progression being played it can make a horrible spazz noise. Overall really good app that's actually worth the price I'd buy it again.

Developer Response ,

Hey Freshprinceofbethel, your suggestions were brought to life 😊Check out the latest update!

In-App Purchases

80+ Scales
Unlock more than 80 scales
$2.99
PDF lead sheet export
Export PDFs of your songs
$3.99

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