Scales are elementary to all musicianship. They provide flavor and harmonic structure, but are at the same time fairly complex. ScaleMaster Pro is designed to help in several key areas concerning scales. It lists over 200 scale types in all keys and shows them in music notation. To help visualization ScaleMaster Pro offers 9 virtual instruments. These instruments are fully playable and feature overlays that show scale degree or position of notes in the current scale. All instruments can be shifted into different positions and are a lot of fun just to play around with.
Scales are listed by name in a master list that also contains additional information like type. The notation display is automatically updated with each new selection. Light text coloring as well as the scale type indicator help easily distinguishing between different types. Scale configurations are saved in exercise documents that can be shared. Each document is set to a specific instrument and saves scale information as well as instrument position. Documents also allow for instrument recordings. These can be adjusted in speed and used as play-along exercise. Additional playback functions include count-in and auto-reverse.
With ScaleMaster Pro's chord matching feature an extensive list of chords can be matched to appropriate scales. Matches are displayed in the notation view with chord tones highlighted in red. On play the entire scale is played with the chord at the end. Chord matching comes in very handy when trying to determine which scales to use in improvisation and gives a number of alternatives to one's go-to scale choices.
Designed for the beginning musician as well as the professional, ScaleMaster Pro has become a staple app for many musicians and is an excellent tool towards advancement in theory and scales in particular. It makes an easy task of looking up a scale in seconds, getting a taste of its flavor and finding out how to play it.
Banjo, Bass, Cello, Double Bass, Guitar, Mandolin, Piano, Viola, Violin
• Document based
• All common clefs
• 211 different scales
• Semitone indicators
• Chord/scale matching
• Exercise Recording
• Adjustable positions for all instruments
• Adjustable tuning for all string instruments
• Support for left-handed players
• Full general MIDI instrument library
• Extensive In-app and online documentation
• File transfer via AirDrop, Email, Message and iTunes File Sharing
• Split View support on newer iPads
• Virtual MIDI
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This version adds some improvements in exercise recordings and fixes a minor graphic issue.