Tonality: Piano/Guitar Chords by Bryce Hostetler (Universal)
Released: Jun 13, 2019
Version: 8.2.1
Size: 96 MB
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Tonality: Piano/Guitar Chords

Bryce Hostetler
"Best music app tool I own, period!"
"Never downloaded an app so fast in my life"
"Excellent app for music theory. It is brilliantly supported by the developer who is continually updating it... The app is indispensable for the reference and learning of music theory."

The ultimate chord, scale, and music theory reference tool for musicians of all skill levels. Tonality allows you to view and hear a large database of piano/guitar chords and scales. You can run Tonality as an AUv3 MIDI receiver and view piano chords that match MIDI input you route to it, or as a MIDI source and send chords to other apps.

NOTE: Tonality will always be a one-time purchase with free upgrades. All IAPs are for tips only.

- Chord dictionary with over 1,000 chords for piano and guitar
- Listen to a piano chord by tapping on it, or arpeggiate by swiping left or right
- Search for chords by root, quality, and/or extension
- Reverse search for chords containing certain notes (on piano or fretboard)
- Sort chords by key, number of pitches, etc.
- View different inversions and omittable notes
- View a table of related scales (especially useful for jazz musicians learning to improvise)
- Chord identification - record a chord through your device's microphone and Tonality will transcribe and identify it. Options include overtone rejection.

- View guitar chord charts for all chords (even custom ones)
- Swipe across the strings to play each voicing
- Supports multiple guitar tunings and instruments
- Generate voicings by criteria such as fret range and number of fingers used
- Left-handed option

- Scale dictionary with over 500 scales
- Search for scales by root and name
- Reverse search for scales containing certain notes on a piano
- Sort scales alphabetically, by key, by number of pitches
- View scale degrees and note names
- View ascending and descending versions
- View scales on a piano and in the staff

- Open "Tonality: Chord Identification" as an Audio Unit MIDI processor and view the names of the piano chords/scales you play in real time
- Record identified chords and export as text/MIDI
- Add chords via catalog, scale chords, or fretboard
- Full control of the voicing: you can edit individual notes' octaves and velocities
- Grid sizes from 2x2 to 12x12
- Strum bar for performing arpeggios or individual notes
- MIDI trigger mappable with MIDI learn capability
- Automation parameters for footpedal control
- CC mapping on XY axes
- Multiple velocity sensitivity modes
- Supports drag and drop to reorder
- Custom presets can be saved and shared across hosts
- Patchstorage integration for community sharing
- View MIDI input in a grand staff. Also displays chord names in real time and lets you select the key signature to use

- Interactive circle of fifths: view key signatures and scales for major and minor keys
- Jump to relative or parallel keys
- View scale chords in the selected key (I, ii, iii, etc.)

- Learn to recognize notes, melodies, intervals, chords, and scales by ear!
- After each session, you can view what gave you trouble and create a level with just those things
- View detailed statistics about each training session and your training history

- View musical terms and their definitions/illustrations
- Tempo, symbol, articulation, dynamics, and more

- Special keyboard for typing chord symbols (and previewing them in real time)
- Works wherever the iOS keyboard does

- Create your own chords, scales, fingerings, ear training levels, and definitions
- Change color scheme
- Choose the playback instrument (piano, electric piano, guitar, or any .sf2 file)
- Choose whether to hide "weird" chords like B# major
- Show only basic chords/scales (for beginning musicians)
- Choose note naming (English or Solfège)
- Set speed/length of playback

What's new in version 8.2.1
Minor bug fixes and improvements (thank you to all beta testers!)
+ Improve chord recognition
Ear Training:
- Fix potential crash when arpeggiating prompts on some devices

––––––––– Previously in Version 8.2 (Nov 12, 2020) –––––––––
Chord Pads:
+ Add footpedal support with automation parameters for next pad, previous pad, etc.
+ Automation parameter for global velocity slider
+ Scrollable menu buttons in horizontally compact environments
- Fix rare bug when editing custom chords

+ Add ability to detect inversions of input chords

+ Add new standard tuning (CGDAEG)
+ Reduce the amount of loading indicators displayed when scrolling through guitar charts in the main table

Chord/scale AU:
+ Add ability to display results as piano, guitar, or both (like in standalone)
+ Scrollable menu buttons in horizontally compact environments
- Fix export view dismissal in iOS 12 and below

+ New fifths-based color scheme (try it out on the circle of fifths!). This replaces the old default scheme, but it can be reverted in settings.
+ More flexible superscripting in custom chord names – multiple sections can be superscripted. Use ^{text} rather than ^text.
+ More lenient parsing when typing in scale degrees
+ Add 7(#9b13) to default library
+ Reduce battery usage
+ Add tip section in settings
Screenshot #1 (iPhone)
Our verdict: Good
  • + Tonality: Piano/Guitar Chords is a highly rated app (5-star).
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