TONALY: Write & practice music

TONALY: Write & practice music

TONALY: Write & practice music

By Christian Hengst

  • Category: Music
  • Release Date: 2017-12-17
  • Current Version: 3.0.9
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 82.46 MB
  • Developer: Christian Hengst
  • Compatibility: iOS 11.0+
Score: 4.8
From 3,346 Ratings


** 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 file 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 ▶ 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). ▶ No registration (account) needed! Please have a look at the apps privacy policy before you download it.


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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!
By szelenak

Won't let me save

I had a song created and lived it and when I went to go back and look at it to record, it was gone.
By MikleTween

Must have for musicians

Very nice features with a beautiful and simple design. Definitely fun to play around with!
By seannnji

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.
By Byjtrogers

Awesome but missing a notepad

Please please please add a note pad feature
By AmaroRay

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.
By JoeTheAppleGuy

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
By cags9

Fantastic app for songwriting and composition

When I first purchased this app over a year ago, I thought it was great. But the additional features and functionality have enhanced the app into “daily driver” status. It has turbo-charged my ability to leverage my knowledge of music theory. The app makes it dead simple to transpose into a different key, but also to explore different chord voicings. As a guitarist, toggling on the virtual fretboard is such a thoughtful touch; I can immediately see how to play an unfamiliar chord, and even cycle through alternative chord shapes! Amazing! I was using four different apps to do what TONALY does in one app. I’m producing songs more quickly and more interesting and unique songs that deviate from cookie-cutter chord progressions. TONALY makes it easy to see what chords work in a key. Modal interchange used to be a creative stumbling block. By the time I figured out what chords I could used, the musical idea was gone. This app removes the “figuring it out” and gets the mechanics of music theory out of the way of inspiration. As a result, I’m actually learning more music theory and expanding my chord vocabulary. TONALY makes it crazy easy to explore chords I normally wouldn’t use because I can audition them in the context of a chord progression I’m creating, and then toggle on the virtual fretboard to see how to play it on my guitar. It makes it dead simple to quickly explore the nuances and moods different chord voicings and chord qualities can evoke. I’ve used TONALY to revised a couple of dozen songs ideas I had abandoned years ago and fix songs that weren’t working. It was a great exercise because TONALY allowed me to quickly run through the checklist of things I can do if I feel a song isn’t working (change the key, change the mode, add tension chords, use modal interchange, word painting). The ability to share songs and create chord charts of your song made pushed it to “daily driver” status for me. I use it practically every day. While I prefer the iPad version of the app (more screen real estate), the iPhone version is pretty great, too. Especially when inspiration hits and I’m away from my guitar. My songwriting partners and I have been astonished with how quickly we can complete the skeleton of a song using TONALY. Although I prefer to write chord progressions before adding melody and lyrics, TONALY is a great tool if you’re a “lyrics first” songwriter. I recommended the app to a couple of singers I collaborate with who do not play instruments or read music. After explaining the Nashville number system to them, they are now using TONALY to create the songs they hear in their heads. They’ve become better collaborators, too. I love this app. It has become indispensable to me, an integral part of my songwriting workflow. The developers deserve major kudos for bringing this to us and continually improving it. Thank you!!
By BlkjaxSEA

Great app!

Im using this app to learn circle of fifths. So far its helping me get a better understanding. I would like to see bluetooth midi support added in a future update, so i can play my bluetooth midi keyboard. overall this app is legit!

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.
By Goodnte


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