Don't panic! You don't need to know any music theory to use this app. The app will help you to come up with chords for your songs, practice music and master your instrument!
FOR SONGWRITERS & PRODUCERS:
Stuck for new ideas? You're not sure which chords will sound good together? This app will help you!
▶ Chords of a key are highlighted, they will sound great together, just combine them.
▶ Learn how chords are played on the piano or guitar!
▶ Export songs as MIDI file and use it in Ableton, Garage Band or any other DAW.
▶ Thirds? Fifths? Mixolydian??? Don't panic! You don't need to know or learn any music theory, just play around with the app and you'll find out what will sound good together!
AS PRACTICE TOOL:
Get familiar with the circle of fifths and modes, practice progressions, scales and master your instrument.
▶ Compose songs or practice chord progressions. Check out the chord relations within the circle of 5ths.
▶ Check out how chords are played on your instrument with the expandable piano or guitar fretboard.
▶ Check out chords of popular songs, analyze and practice them.
▶ Practice scales in different keys and clefs. Basic scales are included — Unlock more than 80 additional scales if you are hungry for more!
▶ Playback scales and train your ear.
▶ Display the traditional circle of fifths with parallel minor chords.
FOR PROS AND TEACHERS:
▶ Display and playback 4-note chords in the circle of fifths. Have fun with modal interchange or customized chords! Check out chord statistics related to the currently active key.
▶ Use the app to teach your students the circle of 5ths and let them practice chord progressions and scales.
Easily pick chords out of the circle of fifths. Create custom chords which are out of the key, 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.
▶ A continuously growing list of popular songs
Check out what popular songs look like in the circle of fifths. Practice and analyze them, see directly which chords are off key.
▶ Piano & Guitar fretboard
Check out how chords and scales are played on the piano or guitar. Check out melodies or practice scales on the go with the interactive keyboard.
▶ Share & collaborate
Share song links with your friends, your teacher or band colleagues. Receivers (iOS only) can open and work on them in their Ultimate Circle Of Fifths app.
▶ MIDI export
Export songs as MIDI file and work with them in Ableton, Garage Band or any other digital audio workstation.
▶ Save songs
Save your favorite compositions on your device! Work on them later, share or export them as MIDI.
▶ Traditional circle of fifths
As the Ultimate Circle Of Fifths highlights the key in the "Songwriting" mode. You can also display the traditional circle of fifths with the parallel minor chords in the "Scale" mode of the app.
▶ Scales and modes
Practice scales of different modes in any key.
▻ Ionian (major)
▻ Aeolian (minor)
▻ more than 80 additional scales with the optional "Scales Pack"
Practice in different clefs:
▻ G clef
▻ F clef
▻ C clef
▶ Chords and roman numerals
You can display chords, roman numerals or both.
▶ Different playback sounds:
▻ Grand Piano
▻ Acoustic Guitar
▻ Synth Pad
Practice, compose with our without a click. Adjust volume levels individually.
▶ App settings:
▻ Transpose playback for Bb or Eb instruments.
▻ 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).
▻ Chord symbols and chord structures are explained.
▶ No registration (account) needed!
The applications Ultimate Circle Of Fifths was published
in the category Music on 2017-12-17 and
was developed by Christian Hengst.
The file size is 76.00 MB.
The current version is 2.0.1 and works well on
11.0 and high ios versions.
Rewritten from scratch! Tons of new features!
▶ Modal Interchange - Compose songs with chords of another key or create custom chords. Get chord statistics, related to the currently selected key.
▶ More bars and the possibility to create a song structure with a chorus, verse, etc.
▶ Optional: More than 80 additional scales.
▶ Traditional Circle Of Fifths: The key will not be highlighted, and the minor parallels will be displayed.
▶ Save your favorite songs.
▶ Share songs and collaborate with friends or band colleagues.
▶ A guitar fretboard.
▶ An interactive keyboard to check out melodies or practice scales on the go.
▶ List of popular songs to practice and analyze.
▶ Change time signature.
▶ Now with 320bpm as max. tempo
▶ A transposition feature for Bb and Eb instruments.
▶ Four color themes, including a color blind theme.
▶ Improved sound playback and an acoustic guitar sound.
Additional improvements in 2.0.1
▶ Even more stable sound playback
▶ Correct chord statistics
▶ When the traditional mode is active, the app will not display the key in the staff anymore
▶ Current row repeat will be displayed during playback
▶ Smaller improvements
Watch out, installing this version will delete your composition and settings! Remember them! (Only if you have app version 1.1.5 or lower)
What I’ve been looking for in an app for a long time, it’s exactly what a songwriter needs to help formulate chord progressions that visually makes sense
This app is super helpful, even if you aren't trying to write songs! It has many uses, and I love to open this app when I have my guitar out to help improve my playing. One thing that could be improved is maybe the chords on guitar. Some chords are more complicated then necessary. The C chord, for example, is way more complicated than it should be. I don't mind, however, because I can still grab chord charts online :P
Nice job. I just saw your App on Instagram purchased it and I am using it like a pro, Especially to replace other apps that held back on key useful features. Thanks guys.
Find all the chords I need when I need them it’s great for anyone who needs to learn theory
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.
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.
Very cool app. Nice design and interesting features. The sounds are great. An excellent tool.
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.
love the app. would love to add some features in for the chord progression mode -- can we change the time allotted for each chord? sometimes i want it to take up more than one bar, and sometimes i want it to take up less. help? :)
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.
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
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!
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.
A must have if you love music theory
Very intuitive and logically laid out.
Any chance of allowing custom note editing for each chord? So you can make custom sus chords, clusters, etc?
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.
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.
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
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.
This app is one of the best investments I’ve made this year just knowing that I have this in my pocket it’s mind blowing. Now I am really able to work on musical ideas and inspirations.
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.
This is a very useful tool, just wish it was more guitar focused.
Just used this in conjunction with GarageBand to make some grooves and songs for the last day ! Music App of the Year!!! Kudos will recommend to other starving musicians and artist and basement bands !!!
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
I’m not sure if it’s because of my phone or my earjack but the feedback sound, sounds super staticky for me. I really like how there’s different functions on this app and would love to continue using it but I’m not sure with the sound quality that the app is giving me.
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.
I think its pretty cool but I really wish there were secondary dominants
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.