Tonality: Piano/Guitar Chords

Tonality: Piano/Guitar Chords

By Bryce Hostetler

  • Category: Music
  • Release Date: 2019-06-13
  • Current Version: 7.0.1
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 95.79 MB
  • Developer: Bryce Hostetler
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
Score: 4.97674
From 43 Ratings


"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 and adding more features. 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. CHORDS: - 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, extension, or any combination of these - Reverse search for chords containing certain notes (on piano or fretboard) - Sort chords by key, number of pitches, key span, and more - 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 and tuning forgiveness. GUITAR CHORD CHARTS: - View guitar chord charts for all chords (even custom ones) - Fully interactive – swipe across the strings to play each voicing - Supports multiple guitar tunings and other instruments such as ukulele, mandolin, banjo, and bass - Generation by traits such as fret range and number of fingers used - Left-handed option SCALES: - Scale dictionary with over 500 scales - Commonly used piano scales and fingerings - 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, and more - View scale degrees and note names - View ascending and descending versions - View scales on a piano and in the staff Three MIDI AUv3 PLUGINS CHORD/SCALE IDENTIFICATION: - Open "Tonality: Chord Identification" as an Audio Unit MIDI processor and view the names of the piano chords/scales you play in real time CHORD PADS: - The "Tonality: Chord Pads" AUv3 allows you to send MIDI to other apps - Full control of the voicing: you can edit individual notes' octaves and velocities - Grid sizes from 2x2 to 9x9 - MIDI trigger mappable with MIDI learn capability - MIDI triggers can be set to affect the velocity of the chord - Supports drag and drop to reorder chord pads - Custom presets can be saved and shared across AU hosts - Useful as a songwriting and composition tool as well as for live performance: you can try out chord progressions or load the chords to your favorite song GRAND STAFF - View MIDI input in a grand staff (treble/bass clef). Also displays chord names in real time and lets you select the key signature to use CIRCLE OF FIFTHS: - 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.) EAR TRAINING: - 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 MUSICAL TERMS DICTIONARY: - View musical terms and their definitions/illustrations - Tempo, symbol, articulation, dynamics, and more CUSTOMIZATION: - Create your own chords, scales, fingerings, ear training levels, and dictionary terms - 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 (great for beginning musicians) - Choose note naming (English or Solfège) - Set speed for scales and length for chords



  • Hands down one of the most useful apps ever created. It covers all aspects of theory.

    By keefthedozer
    Amazing amazing amazing!!! Can’t say enough good things about this. Not only is this a writing and learning tool it is also an instrument.
  • Fits Perfectly into my workflow

    By Djdickdnakzifkf
    This app fits perfectly into a few of my workflows. Keep it open on my phone next to the keyboard when I’m writing songs; the chord ID is so useful! I’m a guitar player but have been enjoying trying to write on piano. Often will accidentally stumble on a few keys that sound nice together and now I can get the name of the chord and if it’s 7th, sus, add 4...etc along with variation or inversions and a very straightforward diagram showing the combination of keys to play for each. It’s already helped so many times. And all has been a bonus, something I didn’t even know I needed. The main features I bought it for were chord pads I can customize and use in AUM and all the music theory info is right there so I can learn what I’m doing and experiment without stopping the jam. Lots more but I’m still learning what this app can do. The Developer seems to keep adding features to make MIDI setup smooth which shows me he’s got his finger on the pulse and this will be an app that continues to be excellent!
  • Amazing app

    By Frrl100967
    What can I say. This app is really good, in my book the best. I have Suggester, chord poly pad, ultimate circle of fifths and more, almost any app that deals with music theory but this one beats all of them. It is really that good. Not that the others are not good but this one is by far the best. The developer reads all our suggestions to improve the app. Check the audiobus forum so can read more about it
  • Music Theory and Midi Chord Pads

    By cmruko
    This is a great app and totally worth the money. On sale it’s a steal. Constantly being updated and improved. It’s very versatile. You can.... Create a set of custom midi chord pads or pads in a set scale instantly, find out what chord or scale your playing in real time, search/see/hear a ton of chords and scales, etc. Excellent AUv3 and standalone resource, tool, and controller.
  • Pretty cool but...

    By Mehmui
    I use this primarily for chord pads. Which works pretty good but please add. - sustain hold i often want chords held an indefinite amount of time as they are triggering arps and long pads. - there is no octave up or down per chord. Or easy invert. - i cant trigger the pads from an external midi keyboard ie atom piano roll inside aum really handy to rearrange chord changes just by using single notes - please have presets full of chords - i think the done button should be on the same page as chord selection in addition to the edit chord window. Itd be a lot faster to dial up a bunch of chords. Thanks!
  • The ultimate chord/scale swiss army knife

    By walkie1984
    This app is amazing. I bought it for the AU chord detection, but the developer just keeps on adding new features. It's now a fantastic chord and scale reference that includes both keys and stringed instruments, a fully customizable AU chord pad tool for triggering chords in other apps, a AU grand staff viewer, an interactive Circle of Fifths reference that is super useful for experimenting with different chord progressions, and even an ear trainer! This is one of the most versatile and useful music apps I own, and the developer is very active and responsive on the Audiobus forums. Super easy recommendation.
  • Best Music App Tool I Own, period!

    By Eriptron
    Update: Wow, that update was fast! 🤓👍 —- I didn’t even get through their list of features before I bought it! This is going on both my iPad and my iPhone. My only complaint is that the sound fonts sound cheesy but that’s what I got it for. The acoustic piano sound font could be better.
  • Amazing app

    By kittenonthe keys
    I love this app! Its organization makes it super easy to find chords/scales, especially with reverse searches. The chord identification is especially cool (basically you can play chords and the app will identify them). I loved making some of my own chords and I love the graphics. 10/10 would recommend.
  • Great new music reference and production app!

    By Brock_Harris
    I purchased this app two weeks ago around the day it was released. Since then, there have been two solid updates. One was expanding it's use to AUv3 and MIDI In, the other included the Circle of Fifths as a visual reference tool. I recommend this app for practicing with your instrument, as well as for referencing MIDI notes on plugins in whatever iOS DAW setup that you use. I'm looking forward to using Tonality as it grows, along with any potential upcoming music apps that have this level of response and detail.
  • Awesome all inclusive tool

    By Kat D 3456
    This has everything! It would have been so useful in my college days. I use it now with my piano students and theory students, and love that it has so much that will last them a very long time. Chord scales, chords, scales and fingerings, circle of fifths and more!