Ultimate Circle Of Fifths

Ultimate Circle Of Fifths

By Christian Hengst

  • Category: Music
  • Release Date: 2017-12-17
  • Current Version: 1.1.5
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 22.43 MB
  • Developer: Christian Hengst
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
Score: 5
From 790 Ratings


Don't panic! You don't need to know any music theory, this app will help you to come up with great chords for your songs, practice music and master your instrument! FOR SONGWRITERS & PRODUCERS: 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. ▻ Export your work as MIDI file and use it in Ableton, Garage Band or any other DAW. ▻ Learn how chords can be played on the piano! ▻ 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! AS PRACTICE TOOL: Get familiar with the circle of fifths, practice progressions, scales and master your instrument. ▻ Compose and practice chord progressions and visualize them in the circle of 5ths. ▻ Practice scales in different keys and clefs. ▻ Playback scales and train your ear. ▻ You have an expandable keyboard which can be activated to display chords and scales. FOR PROS AND TEACHERS: ▻ Display and playback 4-note chords and practice scales from ionian to melodic minor. ▻ Use the app to teach your students the circle of 5ths and let them practice chord progressions and scales. SHARE YOUR WORK: We would love to see what you've created with the help of the Ultimate Circle Of Fifths app! Share a photo, video or recording with the hashtag: #ultimatecircleoffifths ALL FEATURES: ▻ Progression Mode Compose progressions, playback them and see the chord relations within the circle of fifths. You can put together 4-8 bars and repeat them. In this way you can compose two parts (like verse and chorus) and hear how they would sound like together! Export progressions as MIDI file. You can tap in the playback tempo or adjust in manually (40 - 240 bpm). Playback progressions with or without click and/or piano. Practice progressions along with the circle of fifths. Your progressions will be visualized in the circle. There are some predefined common progressions or you can compose your own. You can pick chords from the current key for your progressions and adjust the mode to ionian, aeolian, dorian, phrygian, lydian, mixolydian, locrian or even harmonic and melodic minor. You can add additional tones within key to each chord. You can display either the chords, roman numerals or both. Once you've composed a progression you can quickly change the key for the whole progression. You have three available playback sounds: - Grand Piano - E-Piano - Synth Pad ▻ Scale Mode Practice scales in different keys and modes. Available modes: - Ionian (major) - Aeolian (minor) - Dorian - Phrygian - Lydian - Mixolydian - Locrian - Harmonic minor - Melodic minor Practice scales in different clefs. Available clefs: - G clef - F clef - C clef ▻ Settings Display minor chords in small letters Display german note names (B will be H) Display 4-note-chords Playback chords on tap ▻ Infos - chord symbols and chord structures are explained - chords are displayed on the keyboard - some Wikipedia articles are linked Please have a look at the apps privacy policy before you download it.



  • Awesome app!

    By shayne008
    Really enjoy this app plus all the different modes. One small suggestion is to make a way to rename the midi files.
  • 666th Review

    By cherryglazerr
    Only leaving a review to make the number of reviews 666. Great app though
  • Fun and super helpful for writing songs!

    By wckreation
    Great little app, very helpful for composing and actually hearing chord progressions back for those who don't have relative and perfect pitch. The only thing is that I would love for more customizations of the chords, namely inversions (even in combination with four note chords) and different rhythms that aren't 4/4. Right now, the root of the chord is always on the bottom. Inversions add a different color to the chord and are very widely used in songs and compositions. Some chords in the context of a certain progression just aren't the same sound without inversions. As for rhythms, it would be helpful for more control over how many bars a progression is and how many beats are in a bar. Right now, it's always 4 beats to a bar. Either 4 or 8 bars. I don't think adding different time signatures would be incredibly difficult nor adding custom length of bars any amount between (2-8). Also, adding chord changes within a bar would be awesome. That would add more complexity, sure, but the app for have so much value for making fully realized chord progressions for a song or composition. Other than those things, a solid app with lots of potential for improvement. I'm sure the inversions and rhythms features can be included in a future update.
  • One of the best music iOS apps ever made

    By Bank of America_Knoxville
    Title says it all. Absolutely stunning development and layout of a crucial aspect of music theory. Brilliant.
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    By Dr. Swice
    needs the following: ability to save progressions so they can be worked on later more progressions and proper names of them
  • No sound

    By Somepersonwhowastedmoney
    Paid for the app, I cannot make the sound work at all. Somewhat needed for this kind of app
  • Good job!

    By Damon Pauk
    Incredible app everything I have always looked for I understand chords I understand scales but I can get into the melodies I want this app allowed me to take my idea and put it forward into my music with little hassle quick easy and fun. I would add the if you guys could turn this into a plug-in for DAWs like Ableton or fl studio so then we can use directly in the program. Don’t get me wrong though that midi feature is flawless. I just want to use it in my DAW directly that would be cool. Thanks for this app makes a huge difference in my life.
  • Dope but definitely would like more

    By Swim'n Bird
    Would like more scales :)
  • A priceless tool for the modern day songwriter

    By Erohs1
    I study music and perform for a living as well as write my own music on the side. This is a wonderful tool that allows a visual learner like myself to see a chord progression and hear it at the same time. Instead of plinking chords for a half hour trying to find a groove, I can mess around with this for a bit until I find something I like and then bring it over to the piano. This app saved a ton of time for me and I am so glad I purchased it. This is an essential tool for me these days. I would highly recommend!
  • Love this app + feature request

    By josiahshow
    This is my go-to app to find chord progressions and help with scales. Being able to AirDrop the chords straight from my phone into my DAW is amazing (and it works great with Logic). The only feature I would like is in the scales. I would like it to highlight all the note in the scale on the “keyboard”, without pressing the notes for it to play one by one. I can’t read sheet music well, so seeing all the notes written out that way doesn’t help me. Other than I love this app, keep up the great work!