Ultimate Circle Of Fifths by Christian Hengst (Universal)
Released: Dec 17, 2017
Version: 2.0.1
Size: 76 MB
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Ultimate Circle Of Fifths

Christian Hengst
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!


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!


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.


▶ 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.


▶ Composing
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.

Available modes:
▻ Ionian (major)
▻ Aeolian (minor)
▻ Dorian
▻ Phrygian
▻ Lydian
▻ Mixolydian
▻ Locrian
▻ 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
▻ E-Piano
▻ 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).

▶ Infos

▻ Chord symbols and chord structures are explained.

▶ No registration (account) needed!

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

What's new in version 2.0.1
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)
Screenshot #1 (iPhone)
Our verdict: Great!
  • + Ultimate Circle Of Fifths is a highly rated app (5-star).
  • + Ultimate Circle Of Fifths is currently ranked #4 in paid Music apps for iPhone, as well as #7 in paid Music apps for iPad.
  • + It is also the 217th most popular paid iPhone app, as well as the 238th most popular paid iPad app (all categories combined).
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