TONALY: Write & practice music

TONALY: Write & practice music [Music] App Description & Overview

** 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!


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.


▶ 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!


▶ 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!


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


▶ 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.


▶ 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 (40-320bpm) 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.

▶ Scales

Available modes/scales:

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

▻ 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!

Please have a look at the apps privacy policy before you download it.

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NEW FEATURE: iCloud support! As of now, your data will be backed up in your iCloud. If you have more than one device, saved songs, musical preferences, and purchases will be synced across all devices. This feature will be enabled by default. This version also provides lots of smaller improvements and bug-fixes! The app is updated and improved regularly. Let me know what you think! Write feedback to

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- Great App!

I downloaded TONALY on a Friday, prior to traveling because I needed an app that would provide me with the circle of fifths for composition, and I was not disappointed. In fact, I was pleasantly surprised by how full this app is with features that help with composition and songwriting, in addition to the view of the circle of fifths. What’s more, you can change the length of chords a chords measures, and save your work to come back later to it. You can very quickly transpose your compositions to hear what they sound like in other keys. If you’re a musician without a background in music education, and even if you are, I would recommend this app be on your device! I’ve also used it to figure out chords to songs quickly, as I’m still learning to do that by ear. This is a very useful on-the-go composition tool, and easy to use for those who are not yet comfortable with theory or their instrument, yet wish to express themselves.

- 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.

- 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.

- 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.

- Keeps Getting Better

I love Tonally. I does all it claims to do as a basic songwriting tool. Think of it as a songwriting sketch pad. Pro features would include the ability to place a different chord on every downbeat (this would allow you to do chord walk ups or walk downs). Currently the app only allows you to subdivide the bar in half thereby placing chords on the 1 and 3. You can extend or lengthen the amount of time a chord plays however you are currently prevented from further subdividing or muting a potion of a chord after making the first subdivision. Furthermore I wholeheartedly agree with my fellow reviewers who have asked for the ability to make chord inversions. Inversions really affect the feel of a song and are a must. I envision Tonally one day being a stand-alone app giving songwriters the ability to fully write and arrange a song and then export a fully fuctional lead sheet. When that day comes expect my rating to jump to a five.

- worth every penny

i’m self taught on the keys for the past 2 years and just started taking lessons where i had to get my fingerings together with Scales. this App has been so helpful in learning how to transpose in all keys, and knowing my 1-7 in each key. the extra $2.99 for the scales is also a huge plus for those who are looking to diversify their sound and learn all types of scales. i also love the song writing mode that shows you what a typical chorus will start on in terms of key (cmaj verse, to a min bridge with a 6234 progression for instance). i recommend this to anyone who wants to better their playing. couple this app with lessons and you can really become deadly on the keys!!!

- Ehhh ....

Normally, I would give this app five stars. However, when I tried to export it as a midi file and add it to my GarageBand it starts making a noise that wasn’t happening on the app originally. I am not sure if that’s a branded sound effect for using the app or maybe somethings wrong with the app. I feel that with the limited amount of instruments that you provide I should be able to export it put it onto GarageBand and manipulated in which ever way I would like. Which would aid in making music a bit more. This would be really grateful for beginners (speaking for myself) but now I have to sit here and slightly struggle with making chords on the iPad. Maybe I’m doing something wrong please let me know what I can do to change the alien noise that I hear or let me know if it’s not going to stop. Or at least if this is a branded sound affect please let me pay for it to disappear, SOMETHING, just make it go away.

- Possible Updates

This app is great for many different reason, but thought maybe it would be cool if you could change the chords up per measure and have triplet beats. This app is fun to tap the chords as the click track plays at different grooves almost like a sampler, it gives it that chopped sound that has and will always be so popular hip hop crowds. Would be cool to be able to record them as you tap them. I do understand that’s a great reason for the midi export but just a suggestion. Also, maybe I’m not smart enough to find it but is there a way to do inversions? Thanks keep making music fun.

- if one more feature is added...

I really like this app. I don’t wanna waste the review to talk about what it can do because Chris’s tutorial videos are pretty informative on that note. But I like the developers to add (or I’d better say to complete) the chord section; When you click on the Chord Symbols under the left menu, it shows lots of great info. I first clicked on the square which contains the chord name thinking it plays the chord but I was wrong. Also, it shows the chord only in the first position on the fretboard. Personally I don’t mind to pay more for the app if these super useful educational improvements are added. So, I hope they add the following features: 1- when you click on the chord name, I like to hear how it sounds as well, 2- I’d also be able to change the chord position on the fretboard to see other inversions or chord options, “interactively”. PS: this can be added as a new option, something titled as Chord, in the menu with Songwriting, Scales, and Modes.

- Just wow.

This app is beyond astonishing and the ease of use for a beginner to a virtuoso is just incredible. I was skeptical going into the purchase due to the lack of attention to detail and disarray of previous apps but this is the PLATINUM standard in the what should be used for learning theory on a whim and combined with creativity is debate fully an absolute NEED in your arsenal when playing guitar/ writing or learning music in general. I can say with confidence that this is the pinnacle of an interactive and informative experience that can further your abilities as a musician with the proper work ethic. GET IT, you can’t regret it!

- It’s really good, but...

This app is great, it is a really good tool for musicians. Although I think it could use some improvements: 1.) The ability to use different chord voicings would be great and is definitely something that would be helpful. Maybe use the piano to change the voicing. 2.) the way you change chords on your chord progression was kind of unintuitive to me especially when I’m trying to listen to a chord in my progression and then listen to other chords to use or follow up with and then I accidentally replace the chord in the progression. I’m not sure how to you would go about doing this because I know app design is difficult.

- Fantastic!

The new update brought many nice features including the one crucial for me - the ability to use chords which are not in the current key (mode). I have a suggestion for a future version. Say that I want to add E and E7 to the Am key. And maybe A7, for transitioning to Dm. Those additional chords could be permanently added to the current circle by, for example, stacking them behind the diatonic chords with the same root. A long-press gesture (or something else) could be used for revealing all the non-diatonic chords at the presses root so that we can use, edit or remove them.

- Best Circle of Fifths App so far

This app is really a nicely done music tool with a great UX. There are a few comments critical of aspects that it lacks to which I would comment give it a chance. The developer appears to be very responsive to suggestions and this is a first cut. We need great tools like this so let’s give them support so they can work on it to continue making improvements. I see a lot of potential for this tool and hope everyone can see this as well and support it. Spread the word. Great job! Looking forward to future versions. Thank you.

- Good job!

Incredible app everything I have always looked for I understand chords I understand scales but I can get into the melodies I want this app allowed me to take my idea and put it forward into my music with little hassle quick easy and fun. I would add the if you guys could turn this into a plug-in for DAWs like Ableton or fl studio so then we can use directly in the program. Don’t get me wrong though that midi feature is flawless. I just want to use it in my DAW directly that would be cool. Thanks for this app makes a huge difference in my life.

- A priceless tool for the modern day songwriter

I study music and perform for a living as well as write my own music on the side. This is a wonderful tool that allows a visual learner like myself to see a chord progression and hear it at the same time. Instead of plinking chords for a half hour trying to find a groove, I can mess around with this for a bit until I find something I like and then bring it over to the piano. This app saved a ton of time for me and I am so glad I purchased it. This is an essential tool for me these days. I would highly recommend!

- Oh wow!

A major hats off to whoever made this app! I have been really trying to learn music theory so I can learn to play the guitar. What are the scales, what notes go well together, major, minor scales, etc... I downloaded this app not having major expectations. Then bamm! This is a very well developed app, it has all of that knowledge. You can go look at the notes in a key on keyboard, or switch to guitar (which I did). I thought, wow... but surely you don’t have it for a left handed and again... I was pleasantly surprised: they do! A big big big thanks. Miku

- like a musician’s sketchbook in your pocket

great app! recommend it to anyone, particularly those going through a bit of writer’s block who don’t really have all their music theory put together (like me, lol) only issues i have are spoiled ones. i wish there were ways to have chords play when i want them to. for example, if i’m writing in 4/4, i may want: chord I, chord II/III, chord IV, chord V here i would have my third chord progression come in on the second chord’s third and fourth beat, and there’s no way (that i know of) to do that... if it’s 4/4 then i only can use 4 chords. no more, no less. speaking of less, what if i want my third chord to hold out in place of a fourth chord? if i want to replicate that, i have to just repeat the chord in the fourth spot and it’s just not the same i feel like if there was a way to implement these improvements, it would make this app so much more dynamic and a true songwriters companion. no hate tho, i really like this app and would still recommend it!

- This app got WAAAAAAAY better

I downloaded this app a while back and used it maybe 3 times and haven’t used it since. I’m supposed to be writing a paper right now so naturally I’m going through every single app on my phone to procrastinate. I’m not sure when these guys updated this app but MAN I’m actually excited to use it for what it’s for. The navigation is improved and the quick tips are crazy helpful (so far). Not sure how much I spent on this but it couldn’t have been anything crazy. If you’re looking for an app that will give you a bit of inspiration chord-wise, this app is great.

- Very useful.

I’m loving this app. I’m not using it to compose music yet. I use it to convert music I want to play on guitar and piano to chord sheets and tabs. Doing this with the circle of fifths accessible makes this fast and relatively easy, and to be able to access related chords that are outside the key is a game changer. The flexibility in song construction (verse, chorus bridge, intro, outro, and much more) is important. The feature I need is to allow more chords to the bar. I can work around it by changing tempo but there are limits. Please consider this.

- Almost Prefect

The application works as advertised and well at that. The latest update makes it easier to compose an entire song for sure. The only reason I’m not giving this a 5 star rating is because we cannot change the duration of a chord in the timeline. If I want a chord to play for only 2 beats, I can’t do that. This seems like something that can be achieved by allowing the user to change the duration while assigning the chord’s value. Maybe a little handle or something. This alone would earn my 5thstar. A nice to have would be midi out feature.

- Love this app + feature request

This is my go-to app to find chord progressions and help with scales. Being able to AirDrop the chords straight from my phone into my DAW is amazing (and it works great with Logic). The only feature I would like is in the scales. I would like it to highlight all the note in the scale on the “keyboard”, without pressing the notes for it to play one by one. I can’t read sheet music well, so seeing all the notes written out that way doesn’t help me. Other than I love this app, keep up the great work!

- Overcharged for scale pack

Love the app so far - very quick and intuitive to use. Already have a couple of compositions saved and can jam out to the progression with my instruments to work on parts, etc. it would be cool to have more than one chord per measure, been using double time tempo to get around that. I purchased the additional scales pack and was overcharged. It said it was going to charge me $1.99, but I was actually charged $8.42. So buyer beware, you will be charged more than what is listed.

- Astounding little app

A fabulous learning tool. This is so wonder for me as I am learning more theory as a way to increase inspiration and capabilities in songwriting. It does so much that it took me a couple of tries to scratch the surface - and that’s all I feel I’ve done - of this swell little tool for viewing and learning theory in such a unique way. Also want to mention that I love the popular songs it will play through so you can see much of how they are constructed.

- Limited

Given the name I really thought this app would have more features and customizations, the length of the progression is only 4 or 8 bar and there’s no customization within the bar also I would have hope I could write a progression on c Ionian for example and then in the same progression being able to borrow chords from a different c mode, Dorian for example , but instead when I switch to Dorian mode the progression automatically switch to D Dorian , changes the relationship between the chords, understandable, but it would be useful to have the option to actually be able to mix chords from different modes of the same key.

- Major or 7th chords all or nothing?

I try not to review things before I’ve spent a good amount of time with them, but maybe the developer can help me out - is there no way to set progression mode to a minor key?? It seems like you can only switch from EVERYTHING major key to EVERYTHING 7th chords. Maybe there’s a good music theory-oriented reason for this (I bought this ap relatively ignorant of theory after all), but these seem like really basic things - especially the major/minor key signature aspect. All that said, I’m already enjoying and seeing the potential in the ap as is and fully intend to continue using it.

- Don’t usually write reviews

But I love this app. Since the quarantine I don’t have access to my piano so this makes for a great way to compose. One note of feedback is it would be great if you could let the instruments do some sort of riffs like the guitar can do in GarageBand when you play chords so there is a little more of a creativity dimension when composing. And maybe even add a drummer as a metronome option. Other than that great job.

- Perfect but

First off I love this app, very helpful and gives good insight if you are beginning your music theory/writing journey how ever there are some flaws. The app does not display chord for many scales melodic/alt etc. And it is kind of limited in the colors of music it helps you to use don’t be expecting an advanced app for jazz theory (it would be awesome if it was) but over all it is great and hope to see some updates that help with more harmony and jazz theory, I’m guessing jazz students are the majority of the people who downloaded this app. 🤩

- Truly great app

I have owned the app for a while now but hadn’t really taken advantage of all it has to offer until recently. There is so much you can do here and there is an excellent guidebook to help learn to do it. I am using the app as a scale practice tool, to try out new chord progressions and to better understand the circle of fifths. Really well done with great functions and very well designed graphics. Love it.

- Awesome but...

I’ve been with you guys since the beginning of your UJAM website days, even back then I was blown away by what you had accomplished! My hats off to you guys, first the site, then the virtual instruments (which are off the hook!!), and now this! Sheer brilliance!! You took the best of the song writing portion of UJAM and put it in an app, wonderful!!! Only a couple of things... 1st: (at least on my iPad anyway) when I exported the midi via email, I couldn’t write anything in either the subject line, or the body. 2nd: The bass note can’t be changed in a chord, only the root is available. It would be perfect if a multiple bass note function was offered. Other than those two things, well done!! Fantastic job!!! Musicman1099

- *Help*

It needs Single notes function to be playable with or without midi keyboard and single note recording needs arpeggios need a dlc or different app that does drum loops but for now single notes to be recorded would be a big help that way we can finish our songs using your app please im begging you i bought all items i need this app but i need those single notes too.

- This app is really useful

I honestly think I’ve written the best chord progression I’ve ever made with the help of this app. I love that you can write is more experimental scales, like harmonic minor. There are a few things that I would love to see in this app that would change my review to 5-Star: -Change how many chords are in a chord progression. I really want to work with 32 chords. You can only do 4 and 8 now. -Add a seventh on to a single chord without having to make all of them sevenths. You can currently only do this with some of the scales, I believe. -Save chord progression to the app. -Change which octave a chord is being played in. I really want to be able to use this app on the go whenever I’m bored and not sitting beside a piano or my PC. I think these things would really help the app become more useful.

- Great app! Except one big missing part!

I love how the app is helping us to find good matching chords to help us start making songs, but I think this app is missing one big part of song writing! The writing part! I really hope this app could let us take notes for lyrics and ideas while we play the chords in the app. Except that, this app is very handy and motivative thanks!

- This app is amazing

Yes it has in app purchases but i dont care ill pay money for things that give lots of value. This app deserves it. Im sick of modes and other rare scales being under appreciated and underused. Theres so many more possibilities with music than just the C major scale. Come on, modes are where its at i cant wait to dive into the exotic scales section. Thank you for making this app.

- Good idea and pretty interface but...

This looks like a good idea and definitely the kind of tool I need, but I am currently having 2 issues with the app as I use it through a Bluetooth amp to jam on the tracks. - the playback volume cannot be changed while using the app. I have to switch to another app (My MP3 player) to increase or decrease the volume and go back to that guy. - I can’t switch to another app while playing back the chords. It causes the playback to immediately stop.

- Great songwriting tool, with one minor flaw

This app has been incredibly useful for my songwriting, and I can’t recommend it enough. One feature I would pay money for would be iCloud sync. I would love to be able to start a song on one device and finish on another. Cloud sync would also keep a copy of your songs safely stored, in the event that you lose your phone. Thank you for this amazing app!

- Please fix this

The look is really good, the functionality is superb, but FIX the freaking sound issue already!!! EVERYTIME I try to use this app there’s crackling noise, sometimes the distortion turns this app not useful at all. I tried the fix button in the troubleshooting section and 5 seconds later, the noise and distortion came back. PLEASE, PRETTY PLEASE, FIX THIS! I so want to like this app!

- Excellent with new update

I have been waiting eagerly for the developer to add the feature whereby one can add a chord not within the current key. Now that this feature has been added I feel like the app is now in a way complete, at least for me. This is a capability that is an integral option for the more serious composer. Great work laddie.

- Fantastic tool that takes away the pen and paper

The circle of fifths is a fantastic tool period. I memorized it and drew it out for years but now I don’t have to do that if I ever need to look at it and utilize it. Not only that but this app will play scales and progressions giving instant feedback for ideas. I love it and use it all the time. Wish I had it sooner.

- Thanx guys/gals for a great app

I truly appreciate the concept and presentation you folks put together in this app. I find it to be very intuitive and useful for learning and for sparking my creativity in regards to chords /voicings and progressions. I would gladly pay along the way for new features/functionality as you work it in. A quick suggestion: The popular song section is a great idea. Maybe add a section for common song forms. Strophic, Verse/Bridge, Verse/Chorus, Verse/Chorus/Bridge, 12 bar blues etc.... With a example of a song using the corresponding form. Just my two cents. If there is anything I could do to help, let me know. Thanks again

- Easy and Diverse

I never write reviews, but I'm happy enough with the product, that a positive review is easily justified. I remember paying for something with this product. Either the app itself or an upgrade to more functions: regardless, it was nominal, and I'm always using it, as a reference or to experiment with, while writing.

- Really cool app, needs more features for writing jazz

Super cool app, really easy to use, lots of flexibility. Maybe I’m missing something but this app doesn’t seem to support altered dominant chords. The song I’m working on right now uses a F7b13 and the closest chord I can find is F13. I’ll still give this app 5 stars because it’s fantastic!

- Great app, missing some important features, though

The app offers a variety of features that are super useful for composing a tune, however there are some features that are either hard to find or navigate through, the biggest one for me being that you can’t change the length of chords, only the general time signature. This really limits your options when you’re getting creative.

- Very cool app

Very good for song writers! Please add more flexibility w the grid.. (I.e. being able to put chords in any part of a bar) This app can be a go to song idea machine for musicians before We record them.. also say I have a chord progression playing, u guys should make it so that when The user switches to scales the user can write a melody also.

- Great App period

I’ve been around a long time. Not only is this the most complete and useful Circle of Fifths tool that I’ve seen in book, or application format, it’s just a great app all around. It introduces user interface paradigms that should become part of iOS and the Mac, and that’s saying a lot. Steve would be proud.

- I like it but...

It doesn’t have the whole circle of fifths. It just shows the basic keys. Ever thought about putting in the harmonic minors? I keep hearing music in the key of Dm but you don’t list Dm, I think it’s the harmonic minor of F, and since I’m not sure, I have to lol to other resources to verify my info. My lack of understanding music theory is one thing, trying to make music is another. I’m grateful I found your app but I think I would use other resources first before I bought yours. Best wishes.

- Very useful, but battery issues

Really intuitive app that I enjoy using! However it seems this app really taxes my phone as it gets hot almost immediately and dims the screen on my device. Perhaps some process can be disabled while the screen is static?

- Saving doesn’t work

I love this app but i try to save the songs i make and it doesn’t work. I’m sure i’m doing it the right way because i’ve looked on the website and followed that tutorial, and i’ve also deleted the app and reinstalled it to try again but nothing seems to work. Please get back to me on this.

- Bad bug

Hi this app is so good but have a bug. When you select a chord and see that on the piano its ok but when select on the 🔈 to hear that again the chord be changed on piano scale . for example you select dMinor when you wanna hear that again and selwct on the 🔈 chord on piano gonna be changed .plz fix that and i fix my language 😁✌🏽

- Great app and highly recommend! But just one thing...

Why were the key signatures taken out when I switch to the Harmonic minor? It helped out so much when it showed the Roman numerals and the key on the staff. I like the idea of the parallel minor chords thing, but I wish that didn’t take away from displaying solely the harmonic minor on the circle.

- It’s not that intuitive

I enjoy playing with it and it is helpful in knowing what chords go great together. It’s hard to use though. It’s not intuitive... like I try to do one thing and I can’t when once I could but because I’m on another page thing I can’t do what I could before. It’s just frustrating. I would buy this if I knew it would work better.

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- Awesome app

Brilliant set up and so easy to use. I’m a long time novice when it comes to actual musical information and am self taught so this is the perfect app to help me dive into a deeper understanding of building songs and finding more intricate ways to bring a melody to life. Thank you for the work you do, it’s inspiring the work I do

- It’s fantastic!

I have searched and searched for something as good as this. The price is fair and the app is really user friendly. This has made music production so much easier and the export to Midi functionality is super great! All rounded great app for musicians and producers!

- Excellent Music Tool but has some slight issues

The app is well thought out and useful but I can hear random static noises when playing chords and there is a bit of lag. Overall it’s not too big of an issue and the app does exactly what it claims to do. Had these issues not appeared, this would’ve been a 5/5.

- I can’t get back to my song

I was making a song and then I went to popular songs and clicked on one and now I can’t get back to my song. But the app is really good

- Whoever made this deserves a noble prize!!

Excellent tool for learning chords, scales and a handy song builder!! I’ve discovered my inspiration all over again learning basic chord progressions that fit and jamming scales over the top!

- Song writing ease

Makes learning your progressions so much faster, Easy to use when my guitar isn’t near and I want some backing for lyric creation. 3/3 👍🏽’s from me

- Awesome, but..

Hey Christian, love this app and have been using it for a while now. However, I really enjoyed using the experimental modes (e.g incorporating the harmonic minor into my progressions). I can’t seem to find where to activate experimental modes. Is this still a feature in the new update? Cheers!

- Almost but needs a few small changes.

A great app. I wish it had a selection for six string bass. I also wish for more chord voicing and configuration. Still it is a good application.

- Great

Great app, but would be nice if we could use our own custom tunings for the guitar neck scale display or add extra strings for 7/8/9 string guitars

- Really nice app.

Well done on the app. It’s a pleasure to use. Is there a way to pick which inversion of the chord to voice out? That would be incredible and very useful.

- Good

Any chance of allowing custom note editing for each chord? So you can make custom sus chords, clusters, etc?

- Love this app - No more glitches during playback woo!

Hi there - this app is super great and very intuitive. Thanks!! “I’m also experiencing some glitching in the sounds during playback. I’m using an iPhone 6Plus and not currently connected to any Bluetooth device.” Thanks for fixing this issue!! Still a great app 😋✌🏻 Cheers!

- Excellent app ! A must have if you love music theory

A must have if you love music theory

- School price deal?

Hi just wondering if you would do a deal for schools purchasing this for their students?

- Great tool

Very useful addition to learning

- Great app!

Very intuitive and logically laid out.

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- Needs this feature

One of my favorite apps. Love the save feature, now I can save my creations. The one thing it’s missing is the ability to alter the minimum amount of beats per chord. The metronome works so that each chord gets a minimum of 4 clicks before it switches to next user inputed chord. There should be a way to edit this so that some chords, still locked into the tempo, can switch faster, maybe I only want my Bm for half the bar, and then an A chord for the other half. An edit feature where I can adjust the “length” that a chord rings out over the metronome would make this app perfect.

- I absolutely love this app but...

I wish there was a feature to record notes, voice and other instruments along with the progressions. Sometimes when I'm singing and freestyling with the chords on the go If I don't record it I instantly forget and regret my life choices. I tried using the recording feature on my phone but I can't hear the chords in the app when it's on; and if I use a different device to record the sound isn't as crisp as I'd like it to be. It you are able to add this feature I'd appreciate it. Oh would you also be able to add chord notations I'm sorry if I'm asking for alot 😅. Either way I still love this app.

- Impeccable app

I can’t find much more to say but this: excellent tool for any musician / enthusiast. Kids love noodling around with it, I use it seriously as a music writing aid, doubles as a great learning tool.

- Awesome

This is exactly what I was looking for! I’m a guitar player looking to level up on music theory and I find these tools so helpful.

- Great with 2 wishes

1 - Would like to be able to see intervals on guitar fretboard. 2 - MacOs version.

- Feedback

An « chords/scales compatibility » function could make this app complete (essential)! Thanks All Modes representation (notes of a mode pattern) on fretboard for every scale. Using degree mode on fretboard instead of notes.

- Good tool

First of all, thank you for this amazing app. It’s easy to use, super helpfull for songwriting and has a good flow/intuitive design. On another subject, I would like to know what’s the synth « sound patch » your using? I really like the sound and Im trying to find something similar on my Roland, Im getting close, but not exactly! Thanks, it would be appreciated :)

- Good but buggy

The App is great The App needed to be forced shut twice in a day. Not very stable

- Almost perfect songwriting tool

This has been my go to songwriting tool for a while. I find it great for sketching out and experimenting with new ideas and scales. I have to knock off one star because of not being able to share my files between my phone and tablet via iCloud. That would make it the perfect tool for me.

- Thank you TONALY.

This app is incredible. Honestly I’ve just been looking for an all encompassing app for modes and scales. The layout is so neat. One thing I do wonder though... is there a way I can like move the scale chart while the audio plays the scale? I’d love to be able to practice all positions of the scale without having to put my guitar down to scroll it to the right or left.

- Amazing app

I barely write a review but this app really deserves it! I was really surprised how much you got for this price. It’s working perfectly smooth and has many options. For me as a beginner to guitar this helps me a lot! Thank you! You did a really good job!

- Over expected !!!

I can see a huge amount of effort was put in developing to come up with an app that is both excelent in UX/UI design and professional music theories. Simple to navigate, lots of functions (even without the expansion), thorough guiding tour, ... One small recommendation is that I would love to see the note-by-note chord playback option (I don’t know how to call this) beside the default playback. Hats off for the dev team 👏

- I love it - must have for musicians of any level!

I really enjoy the clear and easy layout - colors and general UI experience! I was wondering on the possibility to add modality when changing chords? (Like let’s hear how this G chord would sound if it was borrowed from Lydian or Phrygian for example) does that makes sense? Anyways great job, love the app :)

- Great

Love it but two suggestions - I wish I could filter the scales. I bought the expansion but I only need maybe 20 of the 80. Would be nice to hide the ones I don’t use often. Also I’d like to see the locrian aeolian mixed scale added, due to its prominence in metal.

- Useful tool.... getting better!

It's odd that the chord buttons only play the sound upon release and not when tapped.

- Great app

It’s a great app but I wish there was a ukulele fretboard and chord diagram. Please add this and more instruments. Also a way to distinguish the root note of chords displayed on fretboard or piano would be nice. Keep up the good work.

- An amazing tool to speed up songwriting

This app is to say the least incredible. Yes it does serve as a chord progressions maker but it has so much more to offer than just that. Any scales be it piano or guitar it has ready for you depending on what key or mode you’re in. I would recommend this to any songwriters who don’t have the full grasp on music theory since this will help familiarize you with the concept and speed up your creation abilities.

- Finally Understanding Theory

This is the best app I’ve used for learning theory!! It would be neat to support landscape mode and to have midi out so I can write a song and send the midi out from this app to another iOS app without the need to export a midi file. If this is possible I haven’t found out how to do it but if not I think A LOT of people would love that kind of feature in the future.

- Version francaise

La version francaise est-elle en projet ?

- Mesure

À moins que je ne me trompe, on ne peut mettre deux accords dans une même mesure..

- Amazing!

Always wanted something like this!

- Such a time saver

I used to spend hours coming up with chord progressions and going back and forth from the Hooktheory books but now with this I don’t even have to have my MacBook to come up with the bones of a song. It really allows me to concentrate on the feeling of the chords rather than the theory of why they work together and speeds up my productions 1000%

- I love this app!

I’ve been using this app for about a week now and it’s amazing! It’s what I’ve been looking for and didn’t even know it. It’s made songwriting SO MUCH EASIER, and everything in the app is so smooth and great to use. Honestly worth every penny. The MIDI export works great too!

- Great idea, lacklustre features

Was looking for a tool to help me write songs, saw the advertisement on Instagram and it seemed like something I’d be interested in... I really hope there are more features in the future like changing from 4/4 to 3/4 and doing more than just 8 bars. More chord variations would be great too.... Very disappointed in this app because it has potential but feels extremely barebones. I wouldn’t be so critical if this was a free app... unfortunately it is not. I hope the developer updates this app with features so I can re-review the app and use it for writing music.

- Fantastic learning tool, has a great opportunity for MIDI control

Love everything about this app - MIDI export is a great feature but I would love to see it go one step further and add inter-app control along with real-time MIDI output via WiFi or lightning cable.

- Need help

Having issue while exporting midi to my laptop DAW (ableton Live) because its doesn’t open ....

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- Great tool for songwriting!

Templates give you great inspiration to get started; the ability to mix and match chords to your liking helps you fine tune the tone. An absolute songwriters tool, especially while on the go! It’s a savior for someone like me, that doesn’t play any instrument.

- Great application

Last time I reviewed it I claimed there were lots of crashes, especially when trying to use the interactive piano and I guess it was just my device because after a while it stopped crashing.

- Great app but

There must be some technical issue, for some reason it ran down my battery with 5 hours of background activity. I don’t understand why the app needs to run *at all* in the background but it certainly shouldn’t be wasting 38% of my battery in 5 hours!!! Other than that, the app is fantastic, I’ve used it for about a year now to write many songs but it looks like it’s a bad option if it’s going to waste this much battery unless I kill it every time!!

- Who Made This App?!

You’re an absolute genius. Thank you. By far the greatest app on my phone. I don’t like paying for apps but this one is priceless. The knowledge it gives you in real time takes most people, like me, a lifetime to learn. If you are a Music Producer, this is a necessity.

- I don’t normally write reviews but...

This application has finally gifted me access to the knowledge I have been trying to fully learn for years. It’s simple and intuitive design is easy to figure out for beginners to masters. Extremely handy for songwriters of any eastern scale genre!

- So far it’s solid

So far this app is pretty solid, I’m getting more aware of music theory as a language and to be able to see what might or could be next and being able to interact with it makes expressing myself and progressing my skills an easier process. One thing i would have liked to see or “hear” is realistic instrument sounds, Clicking the chord i chose and playing it on keys or guitar doesn’t match up well. So saying that, anyone who isn’t able to refer the apps musical to a real life instrument could detour them away from what could have actually been a very nice project. Just my two cents, thanks to the team that’s behind this app,

- A go-to app!

I never leave reviews but use this app almost daily. This is an amazing tool for songwriting and deconstructing songs for practice. Changing modes is a breeze and it’s great for learning scales. Love the thoughtful features that allow midi as well- huge time saver and really well designed. Kudos!

- Need the new scales available in songwriting mode!!

Love this app! I’ve been using it for almost three years now and it helps my process so much! It’d be a dream to have the new scales available in songwriting mode! At the very least the pentatonic scales. Thanks for all you do!!

- Great tool, great design

Elegantly designed and easy to use. There’s a wealth of information and utility here. Nice little touches like the next chord in the sequence flickering before it plays. A few small translation quirks in English, but no doubt they’ll get smoothed out in future updates.

- Love the app. One suggestion

I feel as an end user that there should be a “start new progression” feature. Like I get the let me hear others songs. But I may just want to jump in and start creating. Anyway. Thanks. Appreciate your doing what you did. Is very functional and the price is great

- The best

This app shows the interplay of the scales, modes, and progressions in the circle. It is great for songwriters, music students and theorists. Works well for all instruments; plus works great as a backing track to get down the basics of scales and modes. Also great for improvising basics. A must have for all music students.

- Beautiful and functional

Please don’t stop song playback when I switch scales. I have a song playing in C major then I switch to the Scales view and switch to the C major pentatonic scale and then the playback of the song stops

- Great developer who cares about feedback

Please add auv3 support, this would be awesome for playing scales and sending to other plugins. I posted a negative review of v1 and made a comment about colorblind accessibility. The developer took this feedback and in v2 released this feature. This is a gem of an app backed by a first class developer. Great work!

- Yes, worth it.

This is an awesome app! I teach music for a living and it's productive and fun to use with students, but great for improvisational practice for myself as well. Is there a way to change the time signature? Maybe in an update? 😬 Phenomenal, still. Practical, user friendly and insightful.

- Great..but not yet perfect!

Love this app! It’s super helpful for beginners. The only reason I gave it 4 stars is because it does not have a zoom feature. I have bad eyes and it can be very hard to see the scales when I’m any distance away from the screen. If they add this feature I will update my review to 5 stars :)

- Cool but shallow

Nice interface but doesn’t run very deep. Being able to borrow chords is pretty clutch as well as come up with something other than a standard 4 bar progression. An option to invert the chords and borrow chords from other modes would make it way more solid. Also, the internal audio engine sounds like it’s clipping/sample of the piano sound very crappy.

- Great but needs work

The app is fantastic and the UI is aesthetically pleasing! Except it be great to have the progression keep on playing when I play the song from the music app on the phone. As well as allowing me to exclude certain chords if for example I want to include a rest or sustain a note for one or two measures.

- Very cool and helpful

I would like to be able to step through the notes on tab mode to give me time to figure out the chord. As far as I can see you can only slow the bpm down but you can’t pause. Other than that, totally worth buy.

- Fantastic!

Great for music theory, song writing, or just jamming with friends. Packs a TON of functionality into the app without it feeling cluttered, with helpful tips on how to use all the features. And I've never experienced any bugs. Very impressed. 👍👍


So honestly I haven’t even really used it that much but I do indeed know exactly what this system accomplishes and that it does it well. Really a great tool! In a nutshell this app will show you exactly how your chords should change and how it interacts with “beadgcf” or (the circle of fifths) rendering the way we think about music into a new form of algebra (if you get me), appropriately without having to think too hard and that’s really cool. The scales bank and chord shapes puts my thick chart book in my pocket. Thank you for this app.

- Not as efficient as intuitive type composition

I am what music theologians would call an “intuitive type” composer. If I am either sleep deprived or preoccupied, this app compensates quite well for the shortage in attention span / our of touch with my senses...

- The best app that helps musicians

So I just got this app. And I can’t get enough of it!!!! It is a powerhouse!!! Extremely helpful for me as a songwriter. I hear some chords in my head, I use the app to remember them and then it develops in the entire songs. Love it so so much!

- Great tool to develop melody

Great app😀 Only wish I could somehow sing a melody above the recorded progression but also have that record in the app simultaneously. It could be a great foundation for melodic development and ultimately lyrics!! It would also be great if you could get more rows of progressions too. I realize that you can repeat the rows of progressions, but even two more rows and you would have the ability to fully compose a song with a bridge/intro/outro. Now it’s kind of just verse chorus. Now that would be 5 star! Nonetheless fantastic app for the sake of theory! Thanks for all the hard work!!

- Fantastic.

I Feel This is the best app you could ever have as a songwriter ,on the go or just sitting there . Love the new features. Feel as if I should pay more . You have made a must have App . Hope you min award !!

- Please make one for guitar

Good app but I misread when it said for all instruments I assumed this meant guitar. While the theory and progressions apply to all instruments the app is specifically for keyboards. Would be great (for me) if this was modified for guitar with chords and scales with diagrams. But well done and easy on the eyes. Not too much theory just enough

- Great app

Great app super useful I have been looking for something like this for a very long time finally found something that’s useful. I have a request and for the Ableton link which would help immensely thx

- Keys sounding crackle like

This app was amazing until the recent update I’m assuming? Now when a note is played it plays along with a crackle sound as if the speaker on my phone were to be going out. However this is not the case. Music plays through my phone speakers just fine. This app is the only issue.

- Awesome for music production

This app is powerful for generating chord progressions. You can create multiple sections of chord progressions of varying length and repetitions. I would gladly pay for the ability to play chord inversions, or have more control over the placement of chords.

- Awesome review

This app is sooo very helpful. Former piano player learning guitar. Usually trying to visualize the circle on my piano while playing my guitar! Now trying to learn the relationships of the l, IV, V and full circle on guitar not referring to piano. This makes it so easy to practice. Wonderful. Thx.

- Great tool, one add one

If the developers are reading this. It is a great app, very user friendly, the only suggestion is add more choices for chords. I could not do Dominant 7ths with flat 13ths or 6/9 chords, #11’s etc. We need as many choices as possible to create the music we decide.

- Very well designed app!

Is there a way to change the octave of the piano? There's too much low end in the default octave for me. Outside of that it's the perfect tool for on the go song writing. 👌🏾

- An Outstanding App, But........

Not being able to use 1/4 and 1/16 notes when splitting bars is frustrating. Also, when all the scales are unlocked, why can I not use them in Songwriting mode? This is an instant recommendation, otherwise.

- More chords please 🙏🏻

This app is amazing, though I have run into some limitations with composing complex jazz chords such as Dominant7b9. Would love to see an expansion of the chord customization feature to build/edit any intervals desired.

- Great app and very responsive developer!

This app is the best Circle of Fifths style music theory app I have yet found, and as a bassist and tenor guitar player I greatly appreciate the fact that it's not just all about piano and six string guitars.

- Awesome!

This is a fantastic learning tool. I only have 2 issues so far. 1 it crashes if I change to another app. Works great till i change apps. 2 please add the feature to keep the same root note when in the modes section. Shifting all the notes up to start on a different root really does nothing when trying to learn the modes. It’s a drag to have to move my root note back every time I change mode. 5 stars as soon as you change the issue with the modes root note!

- Fantastic Songwriting Tool and Theory Playground

I love everything about this app. Is there a way to select different chord inversions that I am missing? If not will this feature be available soon?

- Fantastic Experience

I’m an absolutely beginner to music theory, and I’m just giddy with this app. Incredibly fun. It takes a bit to figure everything out, but once I got the hang of it, man. Really great. Thanks for this guys.

- Great App

For someone who doesn’t know how to play major and minor chords or place them in orders that will sound good together such as myself 😂😂😂😂 I love this app, it taking my production to another level

- Add moveable and fixed Do, and playback when screen is off.

Please add functionality of playback when screen is off.

- WOW!!!

I rarely leave reviews, but anyways this is exactly what I needed, from minor, major, 7th, 9th chords etc. To a virtual keyboard inside. This app has it all. Thank you for this app, My music theory is getting better now.

- Songwriting tool

As a songwriter this app is a easy open up and check some options on where u can go next if ur stuck or just a great study guide ! ❤️ it

- JohnKillinger

This app is awesome. You can use it for so many things. It’s so handy to use as a songwriter and it’s a great practice App for scales. I would recommend this app to anyone from beginner to advanced. Great job

- Great app one issue

I hope it’s not my phone but on the playback it like vibrates my speakers and distorts the sound. When I play regular music out of my speakers this doesn’t happen. Kind of like the volume is clipping or something.

- Lifesaver

I have had a ton of songs that I’ve written lyrics to just wither away, collecting dust because I just couldn’t seem to find the right chords to accompany them.

- App is great!

I love using this app, but one glaring issue is that the app doesn't distinguish chords like Cmaj7 and C7! Hopefully this gets fixed soon! Other than that, the app is super helpful for song writing, testing chords, looking at scales on the go, and much more!

- Changing my review

Just followed a tutorial and everything seems to work fine now.

- Music made easy

As an aspiring producer and artist, this makes playing in key and elaborating on scales of any sound way way way way easier. Best music generating app to date.

- Amazing app

Wow! I almost never take the time to write a review but this app is amazing. For someone that loves to write songs but whose piano skills are limited, this is just a dream come true. Thank you!!!

- This app it’s perfect

I just got it and I love it. The think I knows its the you guys dint put guitar sounds in to it but I’m pretty sure you guys working on it all ready it’s just more then perfect

- Super glitchy *_*

Really enjoyed using this app the first day I got it, but now when I load it, only a blank screen shows up and I cant retrieve any of my songs. Beautiful interface,Would love to give this a higher rating but my phone is brand new and this shouldn’t be happening.

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The applications TONALY: Write & practice music was published in the category Music on 2017-12-17 and was developed by Christian Hengst [Developer ID: 720186475]. This application file size is 76.46 MB. TONALY: Write & practice music - Music app posted on 2020-10-19 current version is 3.2.0 and works well on IOS 13.0 and high versions. Google Play ID: de.christianhengst.circleoffifths

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