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 are played on the guitar, piano, ukulele or bass guitar! 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!
Export songs as MIDI file and work with them in Ableton, Garage Band or any other digital audio workstation.
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.
▶ 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.
▶ 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
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 (40-320bpm) 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.
▻ Ionian (Natural major)
▻ Aeolian (Natural minor)
▻ As well as Dorian, Phrygian, Lydian, Mixolydian, and Locrian.
▻ Unlock more than 80 additional scales as Add-on.
▻ G clef
▻ F clef
▻ C clef
▶ Different playback sounds:
▻ Grand Piano
▻ Acoustic Guitar
▻ 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).
▶ No registration (account) needed!
New features and improvements:
▶ As of now, you can adjust the position of a scale on the guitar, bass, ukulele fretboard if it is not displayed all over the fretboard. You can set this under the settings of the on-screen instrument. Just drag the scale horizontally to change the position.
▶ The interactive piano finally has a piano sound instead of the synth sound it had before.
As well as smaller bugfixes and optimizations.
The app is updated and improved regularly. Let me know what you think! Write feedback to email@example.com
Ratings and ReviewsSee All
A bang for the buck
I almost never write reviews for apps but this one felt like it deserves a praise. The UI is very appealing with neat colors and the makers of this app clearly did their research on user base because it caters to both beginners and professionals. I’ve been a musician for about six years now and a UX designer for three, and this is the first time I’m seeing two of my favorite things blend into one awesome entity.
At first even I thought if it’ll be worth spending the money for and now I’ve realized the vast possibilities this app has to offer. Sometimes I get writers block when trying to come up with a piece and cannot really place the next chord in the sequence and also I’ve had hard time getting my head around different modes. This app surprisingly has it all and I’d highly recommend any musician to check it out.
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!
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 PurchasesSee All
- Christian Hengst
- 85.2 MB
Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- © 2017 - 2020 Christian Hengst
- In-App Purchases
- 80+ Scales $2.99
- PDF lead sheet export $3.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.