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!
I had a song created and lived it and when I went to go back and look at it to record, it was gone.
Very nice features with a beautiful and simple design. Definitely fun to play around with!
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.
Please please please add a note pad feature
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.
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
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!!
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!
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.