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progression
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scales
13.22
72
midi
17.58
68
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companion
13.26
58
progressions
0.05
53
1
chords
16.66
25
4
piano chords
21.89
19
1
chord progressions
327
16
1
chord progression
0.00
11
chord wheel
25.70
10
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App name
Description
Piano companion is a music theory app which helps songwriters, producers, teachers and their students. It’s a flexible piano chords and scales dictionary with user libraries, reverse mode, the circle of 5ths, chord progression builder with common patterns. If you can’t remember the name of a piano chord or scale, this app helps you to find it by keys or using your external midi keyboard. For example, just press C, G and you will get C Major as the first piano chord in the search result. If you don’t see a piano chord or a specific scale, you can create a custom piano chord or scale and use it for chord charts or your user library. The Piano companion app shows chord and scale notes on the grand staff, degrees, relative scales, intervals, fingering for both hands in major and minor scales – and you can contribute your own custom fingering too. You can practice scales in different keys and clefs, practice progressions. Additionally, you can listen to how a scale or chord sounds in the loop or arpeggiated. You can see the list of compatible chords in the selected scale or list of compatible scales for a selected chord. The app helps you to compose, practice progressions and experiment with different chord progressions using our Chord progression Builder with relative or common chords. Key features: - 1500+ piano chords, up to 6th inversions such as major, minor, diminished, augmented, sevenths, etc. - 10,000+ scales, such as Ionian (major), Aeolian (minor), Dorian, Phrygian, Lydian, Mixolydian, Locrian, Harmonic minor, Melodic Minor, chromatic, pentatonic, blues, etc. - Chord progression builder with scale patterns (chord sequencer) - Interactive Circle of Fifths with grand staff and relative scales - Ability to input your own custom chords and organize your own chord charts and library - External midi keyboard support for reverse mode - midi output with the ability to connect your favorite DAW (Ableton, Garage Band, etc.) with Piano companion - List of available chords in Circle of Fifths, practice common chords. - Popular key notations: English, Italian, German, Japanese, Russian, etc. - Shows chord and scale in different octaves on the grand staff with treble and bass clef - Analytical labels: Secondary Dominant and Secondary Leading-Tone - Common degrees: Tonic, Supertonic, Mediant, Subdominant, Dominant, Submediant, Leading tone (in Major scale) / Subtonic (in Natural Minor Scale) - Displays compatible chordsscales - Ability to create custom chords or modify existing ones - Audio support: the ability to play a chord in the loop or arpeggio; ability to play a scale in the loop - Arpeggio in the chord progressions - Relative chords in chord progressions - You can create your own scale fingering and have the ability to use community scale fingerings - Custom chord libraries and chord charts - Ability to create favorite scales - Chord Intervals: Unison, Perfect Fifth, Major Third, Minor Third, etc. Has 1 year subscription for $1.99. Payment will be charged to your iTunes account at confirmation of purchase. Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24 hours before the end of the current period. Account will be charged for renewal within 24 hours of the end of the current period, and the cost of the renewal will be provided.
Subscriptions may be managed by the user. Auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user’s Account Settings after purchase. No cancellation of the current subscription is allowed during active subscription period. Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that publication. 
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Perfect Piano Companion
by GenuineHeather on 2021/03/01 16:48
I’ve used this app on and off for several years. It’s always been a great tool to have on hand, but it suffered from a few shortcomings. Not anymore. The latest update added the one feature I needed to make this app something I use daily, and that’s the ability to keep my iPad awake during use. My iPad is part of my studio setup; it’s connected to everything via MIDI. Now I can put Piano Companion on my iPad as a reference while I’m composing and I don’t have to worry about constantly reaching up to tap it to make sure it stays on. It seems like a small thing but it’s a game changer for me. I often come up with strange voicings while composing. Being able to look up and see what chord I’m playing at any moment is a big deal. The most recent build seems very stable and everything works just the way it should. I’m so happy Piano Companion has finally come of age as a professional tool I can use every day. Thanks!
Great quick reference library
by Debs Leigh on 2020/12/27 01:53
I use this app when I can’t remember how to play a chord on my keyboard. It’s great!
It is not that grate
by So dear/real name lily on 2020/08/13 20:36
You can not play a song that involves the end of the piano and middle keys at the same times but you can record tour song or ya but eser way a real piano is better .
Wonderful.
by Alizertz1q1q on 2020/07/12 05:42
There is a wealth of information at my fingertips. You certainly can find this info elsewhere but now I have my iPad next to my keyboard with quick access.
Great Learning Tool.
by Motohu on 2020/07/12 02:17
This app is like having a volume of books & charts in your pocket. Perfectly designed as both a comprehensive reference source & teaching tool. A must have for any piano student.
Fantastic app!
by Callyyhezisoner44-0 on 2020/07/12 02:06
This application is excellent, contains all basic information to start playing chords with a piano. Can even create your own songs!. .
Great
by Calooop on 2020/07/09 11:40
This app has helped get to know notes, chords, and scale by seeing them on paper. Great tool for beginners. And for the experienced. Thank you for making this app.
Great app just one small request
by Susie_3601 on 2020/07/09 11:37
This is a awsome app it runs great I just wish it had more chord progressions for minor scales I'm still new to piano so that would help alot
Much needed app for a beginner
by Mayzz00 on 2020/07/09 11:35
I really love this app because it’s helped me a great deal to quickly figure out certain chords without making it super hard. Thank you so much.
Love this app!
by Konstantin Valerio G on 2020/07/09 11:31
This is all you need! Scales, chord progressions, chords, even the circle of fifths wheel. Everything you will ever need all in one app! I can't live without it.
Amazing Reference
by Letitia R. Morrison\76 on 2020/07/09 11:29
This app has greatly supplemented my learning of the piano over the last several weeks. I save so much time not having to search for shapes of chords or scales.
Great Learning Tool
by NAyeon_311888 on 2020/07/09 11:25
This app is a fantastic reference for someone trying to familiarize chord structure and how those chords relate to their corresponding scales. Practice makes perfect!
Wonderful!
by Kimjkong666 on 2020/07/09 11:22
As a music major, any tools for learning scales/basic composition are always welcomed. With this app, the tools are all right there! I am very happy with my purchase of this app!
Great tool
by Timothy E. Dio on 2020/07/09 11:19
Love this! Has made composing and producing so much easier also improved my grasp on song building. What a great tool and addition too a great work flow! Sorry I am geekin out a little
Great app
by HenriCoransiza/321 on 2020/07/09 11:09
Wonderful app for composing! I do wish there was a way to record the chords you compose, rather than send as a midi file, a sound file would be more accessible. Other than that, it’s perfect!
Great for songwriting
by Busuamesers-086 on 2020/07/09 11:06
I use this app every day for songwriting. This app is as excellent tool to spur creativity as I sit at the piano trying to figure out interesting chord progressions, melodies, etc.
Wow.
by Busiawoners=-0 on 2020/07/09 11:01
I'm very picky about the apps I use regarding teaching music but this app is without a doubt the best I have ever seen. It is worth well more than the $6.99 I paid for the full version. Get this app!
Great informative chords
by Fillmesomecupsies\111 on 2020/07/09 10:46
As a new hobby, this information learned was 100% better than all I expected to learn. As a result my playing has greatly improving everyday. It has been well worth my time. Thanks, LT
Needs fixing
by somedude1722 on 2020/02/17 21:21
When I try to change the key to basic G major to look for scales it directs me back to C for some reason whether it’s by accident or on purpose. This app is broken
Samples
by Saeid Aghapour on 2019/10/19 11:58
I would love it if you could add a sample for each scale. It would make this perfect.
Crash issue - chord progression key change
by Werdrath on 2018/12/18 20:29
Great app in theory, but very confusing and many many pages to get lost in while just trying to get a couple chords noted down. Takes some getting used to
crash progression
by djtoothbrush on 2018/11/20 05:55
crashes all the time. ios updates too often. going back to windows.
Extremely helpful and I wish I found it sooner!!
by brownrICE1233 on 2018/10/30 06:25
Within the time that I have discovered this application to now i can already tell how valuable of a resource this is going to be, especially taking university level music classes. Any struggling student just take the time to look for other resources to develop the necessary skills and with so much information to learn it can be an extremely daunting task. However Piano Companion has all that information and more within the basic version alone, including a virtual piano, Chord Progression generator, and even a Chord Dictionary! The only suggestion I have is redesigning the presentation of the info, particularly in the Chord Dictionary section where it has lots of helpful things like piano diagram of the chords along with quality and an audio snippet of said chord when tapped on, however there is an overwhelming amount of information all at once when taking into account the diatonic chords, 9th, 13th chord, etc. When i opened the app initially i was immediately intimidated by it but after really looking through it i was able to decipher what i needed vs what was there because it simply exists. Cutting out the fluff with help streamline the use of the app and the user will have a much more straightforward experience, no explanation or intimidation (ideally). Still overall I believe this application will give me the boost i need in my classes and really improve/expand my knowledge as a musician. 10/10 would recommend.
Invaluable app
by Ben Efitofadoubt on 2018/05/04 14:42
Give it a try, and you will see why I recommend buying the full app. It is a purchase that pays for itself many times over.
Very helpful!!
by V2R on 2018/03/09 01:46
This is a must-have tool for music students and teachers.
Major 7 is missing, midi save not working
by Tmidiman on 2017/06/04 21:55
I was really hoping this would be the piano app I was looking for. I create my own chords and I need a mind I file when I'm done. Imagine my surprise when I found they didn't even have a major 7 chord in their dictionary. I tried to add one, it shows it's there, but it's not available in progressions. Then there was no midi export as they stated, well the button doesn't work. I don't mind paying top dollar for a good app, if it works. This One's not there yet.
Fabulous Resource
by kazmyr on 2017/05/27 02:21
I love that the chord selected also shows what it looks like on both treble and bass clef for easy music writing. A bit clunky but a boatload of info is worth it.
Great Help
by icantfaill88 on 2017/05/17 13:57
Awesome app
Best App
by Joseelio on 2017/05/08 21:56
Extremely useful!
Decent
by 😇DØ'S‡DØN'TS👿 on 2017/05/02 20:55
Needs update, it freezes and shuts down abruptly at times.
Best piano app ever
by Street Casanova on 2017/04/11 18:20
Download Now
Great but lacking
by 3azifpiano on 2017/03/23 00:30
A great app but lacking some features and buggy at times.
I love this app!
by Nannybumpo on 2017/03/12 07:18
This app has helped me immensely as I learn to play the piano. Having this information at my fingertips is amazing. If you're learning piano, you should get it!
Great for songwriting
by GbNicholson on 2016/12/15 01:17
Great for mapping out chord progressions for songwriting!best app for your money
A ton of chords + scales
by ShredFaster on 2016/11/03 11:31
I love this app! So useful for writing music, and also just fun to play around with :)
Very useful app
by Jimmy2603 on 2016/10/26 15:57
I download this app so I could try out different chord progression on the go. Even without purchasing anything, this app has been an excellent, convenient, and helpful.
Great
by phantasmical on 2016/09/09 01:59
Excellent but I prefer to get it on an Apple computer. And I will...
Best app I've found
by Kallmejae on 2016/08/06 12:18
This is awesome it helps me alot
Best piano chord
by Cheyyish on 2016/07/19 15:25
This app has everything you need for looking up piano chords, even has a reverse piano chord finder, awesome app
Useful
by Danzen7 on 2016/07/06 19:37
When you can't think at the top of your head of the name of certain chords, Piano Companion is very helpful!
Gr8 app
by Z ah why on 2016/07/06 12:49
App is very useful 👍🏾
👍🏼
by _ReisPieces_ on 2016/06/23 14:22
This app is very good and helpful. It gives you all the chords you could possibly play and even gives you a piano to play on. Even a reverse look up and many other helpful things. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ for this app.
What it does for you.
by OhItsJustJose on 2016/04/28 02:13
This app does not teach you theory. I figured I'd get this out of the way. This app assumes you have some theory knowledge and gives you a VERY GOOD reference book in the form of an app.
So incredible
by MisterSoultine on 2016/03/19 11:13
This app has made the piano come alive again for me. So much info and so easy to work with. My second paid app in 5 years!
Perfect
by ivanlesko on 2016/03/10 17:56
Absolutely perfect. The chord library has more chords than any other app I found. Will definitely buy pro.
It has helped me to study and learn music
by slaphost on 2016/02/23 05:28
I have been using a few apps to train my music theory knowledge. I use this one to interact with to learn the progressions, scales and chords.
Wasted my money
by Mongo2112 on 2016/02/16 03:23
I bought the Pro upgrade thinking I could easily chart out songs. Every time I try to put in the notes I need, it gives me pages of alternative chords and won't just takes the notes that I know are correct. I get it that this is a benefit for some, but when you need a simple way to get a song charted verbatim, this is useless. I don't need theory or inversions, I need to chart chords. I wasted $5. I don't care about the money as much as the need for a tool to get work done. I have a pile of songs to learn and I don't read staff or know piano. I just know what I hear and can play it. I just need to chart it and move on... Any apps out there that can do this?
Soooo helpfullll!!!!
by Cookie3515 on 2016/02/05 21:02
If you been playing for awhile and still are trying to understand the basic and the history of it I would recommend this
Loved it.
by Schneidercorn4life on 2016/01/31 04:20
new update to it doesn't even allow me to open it, loved it when it worked though. iPhone 5s 8.4
Awesome
by Bank just on 2015/12/29 02:27
👍🏾
Awesome Reference App!!!
by Babarambaba on 2015/12/27 12:58
I purchased this app as a reference tool since I took piano lessons as a kid, quit, and still can't play piano. Although it's a bit confusing to navigate at first, I can now see the true value of it!
Very Comprehensive app!
by GuitarWorld on 2015/12/20 15:37
I like the app! It is a great reference guide. It has every scale known to man and possibly some aliens. It can be a bit clumsy to navigate through, but there is so much in the app I'm not sure how that would be improved. Take the time and learn it. Enjoy!
Very useful!
by Zheyulzy on 2015/11/14 06:21
Love it! And use it almost everyday! Thank you!
Great Tool
by Flduh on 2015/11/11 17:30
Very useful for referencing chords and scales quickly. I would highly recommend it.
Great
by DJ Strudel on 2015/10/20 22:01
The interface feels unintuitive at times, but overall the app does pretty much exactly what I need it to do.
Mike
by Michael David R on 2015/08/24 04:24
I am finding this program very useful
Best for Songwriting & Beginner Theory
by zinchiang on 2015/07/26 23:53
Super comprehensive and logical layout. I use it for my song writing every day when I need to look something up. My friend uses it to learn theory. Pretty nifty little tool that packs in a bunch of features although a phone screen is such a small space to view all of the information on.
Great!
by DerekShelby on 2015/04/17 20:41
This app working great for me, it's been pretty clutch.
Worthless
by Thisgamesucks1000 on 2015/02/12 06:19
The first thing I tried to do was change the root note and it said I needed to upgrade to do it. Unless your dream is to only be able to hear a C Major, don't waste your time
Free version not worth it
by RadioRain on 2015/01/02 15:23
Useless unless you pay for even basic functionality.
Not user friendly
by Tlengman on 2014/12/25 18:57
Lots of bugs
Analysis class made easier
by Wendoid on 2014/11/30 21:13
" how to notate a B9 chord with the 9th in the bass" "What chords can one make with these 5 notes? "Why does this chord resolve to this?" These ?'s and many more made easier to answer with this app. Never attempt first time analysis of a major work without it.
Pocket Chords
by College Criminal on 2014/11/08 19:44
Perfect for a beginner or anyone to be honest
Writing and decoding music
by musicmanENG on 2014/10/21 16:45
I use this app most when I am about to set up a score of music. The shear amount of information in this free app is incredible. I used this app on multiple occasions to figure out what key a score was written in and what type of scales were used in runs. Let me provide an example, from the movie The Terminal, the main soundtrack is written in a D minor key, and towards the end of the song the lead clarinet plays a D genus diatonicum veterum correctum (yes this is a real thing) scale pattern. Application is very helpful
Great app
by Scrabble Jack on 2014/10/15 21:35
Exceptionally useful app for the musician on the go! Love it!
Great app
by pianowave on 2014/08/06 08:40
This is what I wanted
Lovin It
by EternalBlessings on 2014/08/02 18:24
Thank you so much for creating this app. Great work!
Perfect
by Piano shawty on 2014/07/29 22:04
A-1
App de piano
by Anibeto on 2014/06/27 14:08
Está muy interesante, me agrada la cantidad de acordes que puedo encontrar aquí y me gustaría que la versión completa fuera gratis!!! Saludos
Lifesaver
by Chase A. Milli on 2014/05/14 15:50
I would be failing my music theory class if I didn't have this app as a reference. Very quick and easy to pick up and use. 5 stars.
Great App
by Al Turner on 2014/04/06 15:06
I really love this app. Great for a quick reference.
Great music learning tool
by ShinyDiscoBall on 2014/03/06 06:52
Great for learning chords, chord structures, and hearing how they sound.
Best music app!
by QNBoss on 2014/02/24 09:32
I love this app and it is very, very useful!
Thank you
by Nutty Kimtuts on 2014/02/18 02:10
This is amazing work. A perfect musical reference.
Music theory's best friend
by Honest Abe Ph.D on 2014/02/12 21:44
This app is awesome!! It's very helpful. I only have a couple months of music theory but this is a great reference guide, highly recommend this app
Ugh.
by Loch7 on 2014/01/02 22:52
Waste of time.Does not work.
I like.
by alohakika on 2013/11/25 19:21
Excellent version of a music encyclopedia. High five.
Love it
by AW1296 on 2013/11/14 20:13
This is a great tool.
Useful
by lauranewmanshow on 2013/11/14 04:10
Great for writing music and finding chords. Very useful and user friendly.
Love it
by Worm scworm on 2013/11/07 02:08
This is amazingly positively great
Great tool!!!
by Rotciv217 on 2013/11/02 16:12
Amazing app! Thanks
Not bad
by Regency at Kahala on 2013/10/18 01:00
Good app.
The best!
by A7XBFMVKSE on 2013/10/06 22:12
This app is perfect. It has everything I want. Chords, scales, EVERYTHING. This app is so helpful. Thanks!
Excelent it makes easy to study
by Pablo Mune on 2013/09/28 01:26
The best program to learn music
Awesome
by Brennanib on 2013/07/26 03:45
Awesome great app
Nice
by ListenAtWork on 2013/07/23 16:14
Very nice and helpful app
Brilliant!
by Nkhan909 on 2013/07/22 23:32
Chords, scales and more. Simply superb. Can clearly tell a lot of time was spent on this. A great learning tool! Simply awesome!
Simply fantastic
by Shakin Moracas on 2013/07/20 23:28
So so so useful. Basically a chord dictionary and beyond. Great for people taking music theory! Use it for melodic dictation practice!
Back to singing again
by Poppie2413 on 2013/07/14 04:58
I love this App I'm getting back to singing again after being out for a long time this helps me run though my vocal exercise thank you APP
Great
by Gobles2400 on 2013/07/05 03:51
The best app for piano playing!
Awesome!!
by KevBot0024 on 2013/06/30 01:06
Having this on my phone makes life soooo much easier!!!
10/10
by Kit Kat1234 on 2013/06/28 04:33
God bless this it makes my life a lot simpler
Great.
by jonvomit on 2013/06/21 00:52
Easy to use, gets you wanting to compose instantly. Better than piano lessons. Actually with this app handy, a sneaky novice like me could probably give piano lessons.
Arod
by Arod1pilot on 2013/06/12 19:50
Haven't used it much but so far it's good
So helpful
by Poppyseedds on 2013/05/26 21:48
Thank you! :)
Great App!
by SholaThaGenius on 2013/05/13 21:13
As a music producer this Comes in handy
Cool :)
by FAMILYTHERAPY! on 2013/05/08 04:07
I use to know all the chords as a young young child 7-9 yrs old. This is exactly what I'll need to learn them again and in no time ill not only play the guitar a little and a little piano! Then to get writing!
Perfect
by Big pupilsssss on 2013/05/07 22:08
Nice job, takes care of all my needs
Good, but am I missing something?
by State00 on 2013/05/03 15:35
Very cool, awesome to compile chords when on the go without an instrument. But am I missing something? Every time I hit a chord in the dictionary, it takes me to a details screen. Makes it annoying to go back and forth when you're comparing chords. Does the pay version allow you to stay on the main dictionary screen and strike chords in sequence without taking you to the details?
Perfect Piano Companion
by GenuineHeather on 2021/03/01 16:48
I’ve used this app on and off for several years. It’s always been a great tool to have on hand, but it suffered from a few shortcomings. Not anymore. The latest update added the one feature I needed to make this app something I use daily, and that’s the ability to keep my iPad awake during use. My iPad is part of my studio setup; it’s connected to everything via MIDI. Now I can put Piano Companion on my iPad as a reference while I’m composing and I don’t have to worry about constantly reaching up to tap it to make sure it stays on. It seems like a small thing but it’s a game changer for me. I often come up with strange voicings while composing. Being able to look up and see what chord I’m playing at any moment is a big deal. The most recent build seems very stable and everything works just the way it should. I’m so happy Piano Companion has finally come of age as a professional tool I can use every day. Thanks!
Extremely helpful and I wish I found it sooner!!
by brownrICE1233 on 2018/10/30 06:25
Within the time that I have discovered this application to now i can already tell how valuable of a resource this is going to be, especially taking university level music classes. Any struggling student just take the time to look for other resources to develop the necessary skills and with so much information to learn it can be an extremely daunting task. However Piano Companion has all that information and more within the basic version alone, including a virtual piano, Chord Progression generator, and even a Chord Dictionary! The only suggestion I have is redesigning the presentation of the info, particularly in the Chord Dictionary section where it has lots of helpful things like piano diagram of the chords along with quality and an audio snippet of said chord when tapped on, however there is an overwhelming amount of information all at once when taking into account the diatonic chords, 9th, 13th chord, etc. When i opened the app initially i was immediately intimidated by it but after really looking through it i was able to decipher what i needed vs what was there because it simply exists. Cutting out the fluff with help streamline the use of the app and the user will have a much more straightforward experience, no explanation or intimidation (ideally). Still overall I believe this application will give me the boost i need in my classes and really improve/expand my knowledge as a musician. 10/10 would recommend.
Great app
by HenriCoransiza/321 on 2020/07/09 11:09
Wonderful app for composing! I do wish there was a way to record the chords you compose, rather than send as a midi file, a sound file would be more accessible. Other than that, it’s perfect!
Wonderful.
by Alizertz1q1q on 2020/07/12 05:42
There is a wealth of information at my fingertips. You certainly can find this info elsewhere but now I have my iPad next to my keyboard with quick access.
Great informative chords
by Fillmesomecupsies\111 on 2020/07/09 10:46
As a new hobby, this information learned was 100% better than all I expected to learn. As a result my playing has greatly improving everyday. It has been well worth my time. Thanks, LT
Great Learning Tool.
by Motohu on 2020/07/12 02:17
This app is like having a volume of books & charts in your pocket. Perfectly designed as both a comprehensive reference source & teaching tool. A must have for any piano student.
Amazing Reference
by Letitia R. Morrison\76 on 2020/07/09 11:29
This app has greatly supplemented my learning of the piano over the last several weeks. I save so much time not having to search for shapes of chords or scales.
Invaluable app
by Ben Efitofadoubt on 2018/05/04 14:42
Give it a try, and you will see why I recommend buying the full app. It is a purchase that pays for itself many times over.
Much needed app for a beginner
by Mayzz00 on 2020/07/09 11:35
I really love this app because it’s helped me a great deal to quickly figure out certain chords without making it super hard. Thank you so much.
Crash issue - chord progression key change
by Werdrath on 2018/12/18 20:29
Great app in theory, but very confusing and many many pages to get lost in while just trying to get a couple chords noted down. Takes some getting used to
Wow.
by Busiawoners=-0 on 2020/07/09 11:01
I'm very picky about the apps I use regarding teaching music but this app is without a doubt the best I have ever seen. It is worth well more than the $6.99 I paid for the full version. Get this app!
Great tool
by Timothy E. Dio on 2020/07/09 11:19
Love this! Has made composing and producing so much easier also improved my grasp on song building. What a great tool and addition too a great work flow! Sorry I am geekin out a little
Wonderful!
by Kimjkong666 on 2020/07/09 11:22
As a music major, any tools for learning scales/basic composition are always welcomed. With this app, the tools are all right there! I am very happy with my purchase of this app!
Fantastic app!
by Callyyhezisoner44-0 on 2020/07/12 02:06
This application is excellent, contains all basic information to start playing chords with a piano. Can even create your own songs!. .
Great app just one small request
by Susie_3601 on 2020/07/09 11:37
This is a awsome app it runs great I just wish it had more chord progressions for minor scales I'm still new to piano so that would help alot
Great
by Calooop on 2020/07/09 11:40
This app has helped get to know notes, chords, and scale by seeing them on paper. Great tool for beginners. And for the experienced. Thank you for making this app.
Love this app!
by Konstantin Valerio G on 2020/07/09 11:31
This is all you need! Scales, chord progressions, chords, even the circle of fifths wheel. Everything you will ever need all in one app! I can't live without it.
Great for songwriting
by Busuamesers-086 on 2020/07/09 11:06
I use this app every day for songwriting. This app is as excellent tool to spur creativity as I sit at the piano trying to figure out interesting chord progressions, melodies, etc.
Great quick reference library
by Debs Leigh on 2020/12/27 01:53
I use this app when I can’t remember how to play a chord on my keyboard. It’s great!
Great Learning Tool
by NAyeon_311888 on 2020/07/09 11:25
This app is a fantastic reference for someone trying to familiarize chord structure and how those chords relate to their corresponding scales. Practice makes perfect!
Very helpful!!
by V2R on 2018/03/09 01:46
This is a must-have tool for music students and teachers.
It is not that grate
by So dear/real name lily on 2020/08/13 20:36
You can not play a song that involves the end of the piano and middle keys at the same times but you can record tour song or ya but eser way a real piano is better .
Samples
by Saeid Aghapour on 2019/10/19 11:58
I would love it if you could add a sample for each scale. It would make this perfect.
Writing and decoding music
by musicmanENG on 2014/10/21 16:45
I use this app most when I am about to set up a score of music. The shear amount of information in this free app is incredible. I used this app on multiple occasions to figure out what key a score was written in and what type of scales were used in runs. Let me provide an example, from the movie The Terminal, the main soundtrack is written in a D minor key, and towards the end of the song the lead clarinet plays a D genus diatonicum veterum correctum (yes this is a real thing) scale pattern. Application is very helpful
Needs fixing
by somedude1722 on 2020/02/17 21:21
When I try to change the key to basic G major to look for scales it directs me back to C for some reason whether it’s by accident or on purpose. This app is broken
crash progression
by djtoothbrush on 2018/11/20 05:55
crashes all the time. ios updates too often. going back to windows.
Best for Songwriting & Beginner Theory
by zinchiang on 2015/07/26 23:53
Super comprehensive and logical layout. I use it for my song writing every day when I need to look something up. My friend uses it to learn theory. Pretty nifty little tool that packs in a bunch of features although a phone screen is such a small space to view all of the information on.
Wasted my money
by Mongo2112 on 2016/02/16 03:23
I bought the Pro upgrade thinking I could easily chart out songs. Every time I try to put in the notes I need, it gives me pages of alternative chords and won't just takes the notes that I know are correct. I get it that this is a benefit for some, but when you need a simple way to get a song charted verbatim, this is useless. I don't need theory or inversions, I need to chart chords. I wasted $5. I don't care about the money as much as the need for a tool to get work done. I have a pile of songs to learn and I don't read staff or know piano. I just know what I hear and can play it. I just need to chart it and move on... Any apps out there that can do this?
👍🏼
by _ReisPieces_ on 2016/06/23 14:22
This app is very good and helpful. It gives you all the chords you could possibly play and even gives you a piano to play on. Even a reverse look up and many other helpful things. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ for this app.
Good, but am I missing something?
by State00 on 2013/05/03 15:35
Very cool, awesome to compile chords when on the go without an instrument. But am I missing something? Every time I hit a chord in the dictionary, it takes me to a details screen. Makes it annoying to go back and forth when you're comparing chords. Does the pay version allow you to stay on the main dictionary screen and strike chords in sequence without taking you to the details?
Major 7 is missing, midi save not working
by Tmidiman on 2017/06/04 21:55
I was really hoping this would be the piano app I was looking for. I create my own chords and I need a mind I file when I'm done. Imagine my surprise when I found they didn't even have a major 7 chord in their dictionary. I tried to add one, it shows it's there, but it's not available in progressions. Then there was no midi export as they stated, well the button doesn't work. I don't mind paying top dollar for a good app, if it works. This One's not there yet.
Soooo helpfullll!!!!
by Cookie3515 on 2016/02/05 21:02
If you been playing for awhile and still are trying to understand the basic and the history of it I would recommend this
Very useful app
by Jimmy2603 on 2016/10/26 15:57
I download this app so I could try out different chord progression on the go. Even without purchasing anything, this app has been an excellent, convenient, and helpful.
Back to singing again
by Poppie2413 on 2013/07/14 04:58
I love this App I'm getting back to singing again after being out for a long time this helps me run though my vocal exercise thank you APP
Very Comprehensive app!
by GuitarWorld on 2015/12/20 15:37
I like the app! It is a great reference guide. It has every scale known to man and possibly some aliens. It can be a bit clumsy to navigate through, but there is so much in the app I'm not sure how that would be improved. Take the time and learn it. Enjoy!
Cool :)
by FAMILYTHERAPY! on 2013/05/08 04:07
I use to know all the chords as a young young child 7-9 yrs old. This is exactly what I'll need to learn them again and in no time ill not only play the guitar a little and a little piano! Then to get writing!
I love this app!
by Nannybumpo on 2017/03/12 07:18
This app has helped me immensely as I learn to play the piano. Having this information at my fingertips is amazing. If you're learning piano, you should get it!
What it does for you.
by OhItsJustJose on 2016/04/28 02:13
This app does not teach you theory. I figured I'd get this out of the way. This app assumes you have some theory knowledge and gives you a VERY GOOD reference book in the form of an app.
Awesome Reference App!!!
by Babarambaba on 2015/12/27 12:58
I purchased this app as a reference tool since I took piano lessons as a kid, quit, and still can't play piano. Although it's a bit confusing to navigate at first, I can now see the true value of it!
So incredible
by MisterSoultine on 2016/03/19 11:13
This app has made the piano come alive again for me. So much info and so easy to work with. My second paid app in 5 years!
Fabulous Resource
by kazmyr on 2017/05/27 02:21
I love that the chord selected also shows what it looks like on both treble and bass clef for easy music writing. A bit clunky but a boatload of info is worth it.
Lifesaver
by Chase A. Milli on 2014/05/14 15:50
I would be failing my music theory class if I didn't have this app as a reference. Very quick and easy to pick up and use. 5 stars.
Great.
by jonvomit on 2013/06/21 00:52
Easy to use, gets you wanting to compose instantly. Better than piano lessons. Actually with this app handy, a sneaky novice like me could probably give piano lessons.
Useful
by Danzen7 on 2016/07/06 19:37
When you can't think at the top of your head of the name of certain chords, Piano Companion is very helpful!
Perfect
by ivanlesko on 2016/03/10 17:56
Absolutely perfect. The chord library has more chords than any other app I found. Will definitely buy pro.
The $h!t!!!!
by ScoobRoc Ur favs. favorite. on 2013/03/19 04:55
This product is amazing and beyond helpful... As a producer It has speed up my work flow 100%.... Still not buying cause I'm a cheap mother$&cker!! But if I win the lottery... I will buy.. Believe that!!!
Decent
by 😇DØ'S‡DØN'TS👿 on 2017/05/02 20:55
Needs update, it freezes and shuts down abruptly at times.
Great
by DJ Strudel on 2015/10/20 22:01
The interface feels unintuitive at times, but overall the app does pretty much exactly what I need it to do.
Music theory's best friend
by Honest Abe Ph.D on 2014/02/12 21:44
This app is awesome!! It's very helpful. I only have a couple months of music theory but this is a great reference guide, highly recommend this app
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Piano companion is a music theory app which helps songwriters, producers, teachers and their students. It’s a flexible piano chords and scales dictionary with user libraries, reverse mode, the circle of 5ths, chord progression builder with common patterns. If you can’t remember the name of a piano chord or scale, this app helps you to find it by keys or using your external midi keyboard. For example, just press C, G and you will get C Major as the first piano chord in the search result. If you don’t see a piano chord or a specific scale, you can create a custom piano chord or scale and use it for chord charts or your user library. The Piano companion app shows chord and scale notes on the grand staff, degrees, relative scales, intervals, fingering for both hands in major and minor scales – and you can contribute your own custom fingering too. You can practice scales in different keys and clefs, practice progressions. Additionally, you can listen to how a scale or chord sounds in the loop or arpeggiated. You can see the list of compatible chords in the selected scale or list of compatible scales for a selected chord. The app helps you to compose, practice progressions and experiment with different chord progressions using our Chord progression Builder with relative or common chords. Key features: - 1500+ piano chords, up to 6th inversions such as major, minor, diminished, augmented, sevenths, etc. - 10,000+ scales, such as Ionian (major), Aeolian (minor), Dorian, Phrygian, Lydian, Mixolydian, Locrian, Harmonic minor, Melodic Minor, chromatic, pentatonic, blues, etc. - Chord progression builder with scale patterns (chord sequencer) - Interactive Circle of Fifths with grand staff and relative scales - Ability to input your own custom chords and organize your own chord charts and library - External midi keyboard support for reverse mode - midi output with the ability to connect your favorite DAW (Ableton, Garage Band, etc.) with Piano companion - List of available chords in Circle of Fifths, practice common chords. - Popular key notations: English, Italian, German, Japanese, Russian, etc. - Shows chord and scale in different octaves on the grand staff with treble and bass clef - Analytical labels: Secondary Dominant and Secondary Leading-Tone - Common degrees: Tonic, Supertonic, Mediant, Subdominant, Dominant, Submediant, Leading tone (in Major scale) / Subtonic (in Natural Minor Scale) - Displays compatible chordsscales - Ability to create custom chords or modify existing ones - Audio support: the ability to play a chord in the loop or arpeggio; ability to play a scale in the loop - Arpeggio in the chord progressions - Relative chords in chord progressions - You can create your own scale fingering and have the ability to use community scale fingerings - Custom chord libraries and chord charts - Ability to create favorite scales - Chord Intervals: Unison, Perfect Fifth, Major Third, Minor Third, etc. Has 1 year subscription for $1.99. Payment will be charged to your iTunes account at confirmation of purchase. Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24 hours before the end of the current period. Account will be charged for renewal within 24 hours of the end of the current period, and the cost of the renewal will be provided.
Subscriptions may be managed by the user. Auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user’s Account Settings after purchase. No cancellation of the current subscription is allowed during active subscription period. Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that publication. 
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Perfect Piano Companion
by GenuineHeather on 2021/03/01 16:48
I’ve used this app on and off for several years. It’s always been a great tool to have on hand, but it suffered from a few shortcomings. Not anymore. The latest update added the one feature I needed to make this app something I use daily, and that’s the ability to keep my iPad awake during use. My iPad is part of my studio setup; it’s connected to everything via MIDI. Now I can put Piano Companion on my iPad as a reference while I’m composing and I don’t have to worry about constantly reaching up to tap it to make sure it stays on. It seems like a small thing but it’s a game changer for me. I often come up with strange voicings while composing. Being able to look up and see what chord I’m playing at any moment is a big deal. The most recent build seems very stable and everything works just the way it should. I’m so happy Piano Companion has finally come of age as a professional tool I can use every day. Thanks!
Great quick reference library
by Debs Leigh on 2020/12/27 01:53
I use this app when I can’t remember how to play a chord on my keyboard. It’s great!
It is not that grate
by So dear/real name lily on 2020/08/13 20:36
You can not play a song that involves the end of the piano and middle keys at the same times but you can record tour song or ya but eser way a real piano is better .
Wonderful.
by Alizertz1q1q on 2020/07/12 05:42
There is a wealth of information at my fingertips. You certainly can find this info elsewhere but now I have my iPad next to my keyboard with quick access.
Great Learning Tool.
by Motohu on 2020/07/12 02:17
This app is like having a volume of books & charts in your pocket. Perfectly designed as both a comprehensive reference source & teaching tool. A must have for any piano student.
Fantastic app!
by Callyyhezisoner44-0 on 2020/07/12 02:06
This application is excellent, contains all basic information to start playing chords with a piano. Can even create your own songs!. .
Great
by Calooop on 2020/07/09 11:40
This app has helped get to know notes, chords, and scale by seeing them on paper. Great tool for beginners. And for the experienced. Thank you for making this app.
Great app just one small request
by Susie_3601 on 2020/07/09 11:37
This is a awsome app it runs great I just wish it had more chord progressions for minor scales I'm still new to piano so that would help alot
Much needed app for a beginner
by Mayzz00 on 2020/07/09 11:35
I really love this app because it’s helped me a great deal to quickly figure out certain chords without making it super hard. Thank you so much.
Love this app!
by Konstantin Valerio G on 2020/07/09 11:31
This is all you need! Scales, chord progressions, chords, even the circle of fifths wheel. Everything you will ever need all in one app! I can't live without it.
Amazing Reference
by Letitia R. Morrison\76 on 2020/07/09 11:29
This app has greatly supplemented my learning of the piano over the last several weeks. I save so much time not having to search for shapes of chords or scales.
Great Learning Tool
by NAyeon_311888 on 2020/07/09 11:25
This app is a fantastic reference for someone trying to familiarize chord structure and how those chords relate to their corresponding scales. Practice makes perfect!
Wonderful!
by Kimjkong666 on 2020/07/09 11:22
As a music major, any tools for learning scales/basic composition are always welcomed. With this app, the tools are all right there! I am very happy with my purchase of this app!
Great tool
by Timothy E. Dio on 2020/07/09 11:19
Love this! Has made composing and producing so much easier also improved my grasp on song building. What a great tool and addition too a great work flow! Sorry I am geekin out a little
Great app
by HenriCoransiza/321 on 2020/07/09 11:09
Wonderful app for composing! I do wish there was a way to record the chords you compose, rather than send as a midi file, a sound file would be more accessible. Other than that, it’s perfect!
Great for songwriting
by Busuamesers-086 on 2020/07/09 11:06
I use this app every day for songwriting. This app is as excellent tool to spur creativity as I sit at the piano trying to figure out interesting chord progressions, melodies, etc.
Wow.
by Busiawoners=-0 on 2020/07/09 11:01
I'm very picky about the apps I use regarding teaching music but this app is without a doubt the best I have ever seen. It is worth well more than the $6.99 I paid for the full version. Get this app!
Great informative chords
by Fillmesomecupsies\111 on 2020/07/09 10:46
As a new hobby, this information learned was 100% better than all I expected to learn. As a result my playing has greatly improving everyday. It has been well worth my time. Thanks, LT
Needs fixing
by somedude1722 on 2020/02/17 21:21
When I try to change the key to basic G major to look for scales it directs me back to C for some reason whether it’s by accident or on purpose. This app is broken
Samples
by Saeid Aghapour on 2019/10/19 11:58
I would love it if you could add a sample for each scale. It would make this perfect.
Crash issue - chord progression key change
by Werdrath on 2018/12/18 20:29
Great app in theory, but very confusing and many many pages to get lost in while just trying to get a couple chords noted down. Takes some getting used to
crash progression
by djtoothbrush on 2018/11/20 05:55
crashes all the time. ios updates too often. going back to windows.
Extremely helpful and I wish I found it sooner!!
by brownrICE1233 on 2018/10/30 06:25
Within the time that I have discovered this application to now i can already tell how valuable of a resource this is going to be, especially taking university level music classes. Any struggling student just take the time to look for other resources to develop the necessary skills and with so much information to learn it can be an extremely daunting task. However Piano Companion has all that information and more within the basic version alone, including a virtual piano, Chord Progression generator, and even a Chord Dictionary! The only suggestion I have is redesigning the presentation of the info, particularly in the Chord Dictionary section where it has lots of helpful things like piano diagram of the chords along with quality and an audio snippet of said chord when tapped on, however there is an overwhelming amount of information all at once when taking into account the diatonic chords, 9th, 13th chord, etc. When i opened the app initially i was immediately intimidated by it but after really looking through it i was able to decipher what i needed vs what was there because it simply exists. Cutting out the fluff with help streamline the use of the app and the user will have a much more straightforward experience, no explanation or intimidation (ideally). Still overall I believe this application will give me the boost i need in my classes and really improve/expand my knowledge as a musician. 10/10 would recommend.
Invaluable app
by Ben Efitofadoubt on 2018/05/04 14:42
Give it a try, and you will see why I recommend buying the full app. It is a purchase that pays for itself many times over.
Very helpful!!
by V2R on 2018/03/09 01:46
This is a must-have tool for music students and teachers.
Major 7 is missing, midi save not working
by Tmidiman on 2017/06/04 21:55
I was really hoping this would be the piano app I was looking for. I create my own chords and I need a mind I file when I'm done. Imagine my surprise when I found they didn't even have a major 7 chord in their dictionary. I tried to add one, it shows it's there, but it's not available in progressions. Then there was no midi export as they stated, well the button doesn't work. I don't mind paying top dollar for a good app, if it works. This One's not there yet.
Fabulous Resource
by kazmyr on 2017/05/27 02:21
I love that the chord selected also shows what it looks like on both treble and bass clef for easy music writing. A bit clunky but a boatload of info is worth it.
Great Help
by icantfaill88 on 2017/05/17 13:57
Awesome app
Best App
by Joseelio on 2017/05/08 21:56
Extremely useful!
Decent
by 😇DØ'S‡DØN'TS👿 on 2017/05/02 20:55
Needs update, it freezes and shuts down abruptly at times.
Best piano app ever
by Street Casanova on 2017/04/11 18:20
Download Now
Great but lacking
by 3azifpiano on 2017/03/23 00:30
A great app but lacking some features and buggy at times.
I love this app!
by Nannybumpo on 2017/03/12 07:18
This app has helped me immensely as I learn to play the piano. Having this information at my fingertips is amazing. If you're learning piano, you should get it!
Great for songwriting
by GbNicholson on 2016/12/15 01:17
Great for mapping out chord progressions for songwriting!best app for your money
A ton of chords + scales
by ShredFaster on 2016/11/03 11:31
I love this app! So useful for writing music, and also just fun to play around with :)
Very useful app
by Jimmy2603 on 2016/10/26 15:57
I download this app so I could try out different chord progression on the go. Even without purchasing anything, this app has been an excellent, convenient, and helpful.
Great
by phantasmical on 2016/09/09 01:59
Excellent but I prefer to get it on an Apple computer. And I will...
Best app I've found
by Kallmejae on 2016/08/06 12:18
This is awesome it helps me alot
Best piano chord
by Cheyyish on 2016/07/19 15:25
This app has everything you need for looking up piano chords, even has a reverse piano chord finder, awesome app
Useful
by Danzen7 on 2016/07/06 19:37
When you can't think at the top of your head of the name of certain chords, Piano Companion is very helpful!
Gr8 app
by Z ah why on 2016/07/06 12:49
App is very useful 👍🏾
👍🏼
by _ReisPieces_ on 2016/06/23 14:22
This app is very good and helpful. It gives you all the chords you could possibly play and even gives you a piano to play on. Even a reverse look up and many other helpful things. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ for this app.
What it does for you.
by OhItsJustJose on 2016/04/28 02:13
This app does not teach you theory. I figured I'd get this out of the way. This app assumes you have some theory knowledge and gives you a VERY GOOD reference book in the form of an app.
So incredible
by MisterSoultine on 2016/03/19 11:13
This app has made the piano come alive again for me. So much info and so easy to work with. My second paid app in 5 years!
Perfect
by ivanlesko on 2016/03/10 17:56
Absolutely perfect. The chord library has more chords than any other app I found. Will definitely buy pro.
It has helped me to study and learn music
by slaphost on 2016/02/23 05:28
I have been using a few apps to train my music theory knowledge. I use this one to interact with to learn the progressions, scales and chords.
Wasted my money
by Mongo2112 on 2016/02/16 03:23
I bought the Pro upgrade thinking I could easily chart out songs. Every time I try to put in the notes I need, it gives me pages of alternative chords and won't just takes the notes that I know are correct. I get it that this is a benefit for some, but when you need a simple way to get a song charted verbatim, this is useless. I don't need theory or inversions, I need to chart chords. I wasted $5. I don't care about the money as much as the need for a tool to get work done. I have a pile of songs to learn and I don't read staff or know piano. I just know what I hear and can play it. I just need to chart it and move on... Any apps out there that can do this?
Soooo helpfullll!!!!
by Cookie3515 on 2016/02/05 21:02
If you been playing for awhile and still are trying to understand the basic and the history of it I would recommend this
Loved it.
by Schneidercorn4life on 2016/01/31 04:20
new update to it doesn't even allow me to open it, loved it when it worked though. iPhone 5s 8.4
Awesome
by Bank just on 2015/12/29 02:27
👍🏾
Awesome Reference App!!!
by Babarambaba on 2015/12/27 12:58
I purchased this app as a reference tool since I took piano lessons as a kid, quit, and still can't play piano. Although it's a bit confusing to navigate at first, I can now see the true value of it!
Very Comprehensive app!
by GuitarWorld on 2015/12/20 15:37
I like the app! It is a great reference guide. It has every scale known to man and possibly some aliens. It can be a bit clumsy to navigate through, but there is so much in the app I'm not sure how that would be improved. Take the time and learn it. Enjoy!
Very useful!
by Zheyulzy on 2015/11/14 06:21
Love it! And use it almost everyday! Thank you!
Great Tool
by Flduh on 2015/11/11 17:30
Very useful for referencing chords and scales quickly. I would highly recommend it.
Great
by DJ Strudel on 2015/10/20 22:01
The interface feels unintuitive at times, but overall the app does pretty much exactly what I need it to do.
Mike
by Michael David R on 2015/08/24 04:24
I am finding this program very useful
Best for Songwriting & Beginner Theory
by zinchiang on 2015/07/26 23:53
Super comprehensive and logical layout. I use it for my song writing every day when I need to look something up. My friend uses it to learn theory. Pretty nifty little tool that packs in a bunch of features although a phone screen is such a small space to view all of the information on.
Great!
by DerekShelby on 2015/04/17 20:41
This app working great for me, it's been pretty clutch.
Worthless
by Thisgamesucks1000 on 2015/02/12 06:19
The first thing I tried to do was change the root note and it said I needed to upgrade to do it. Unless your dream is to only be able to hear a C Major, don't waste your time
Free version not worth it
by RadioRain on 2015/01/02 15:23
Useless unless you pay for even basic functionality.
Not user friendly
by Tlengman on 2014/12/25 18:57
Lots of bugs
Analysis class made easier
by Wendoid on 2014/11/30 21:13
" how to notate a B9 chord with the 9th in the bass" "What chords can one make with these 5 notes? "Why does this chord resolve to this?" These ?'s and many more made easier to answer with this app. Never attempt first time analysis of a major work without it.
Pocket Chords
by College Criminal on 2014/11/08 19:44
Perfect for a beginner or anyone to be honest
Writing and decoding music
by musicmanENG on 2014/10/21 16:45
I use this app most when I am about to set up a score of music. The shear amount of information in this free app is incredible. I used this app on multiple occasions to figure out what key a score was written in and what type of scales were used in runs. Let me provide an example, from the movie The Terminal, the main soundtrack is written in a D minor key, and towards the end of the song the lead clarinet plays a D genus diatonicum veterum correctum (yes this is a real thing) scale pattern. Application is very helpful
Great app
by Scrabble Jack on 2014/10/15 21:35
Exceptionally useful app for the musician on the go! Love it!
Great app
by pianowave on 2014/08/06 08:40
This is what I wanted
Lovin It
by EternalBlessings on 2014/08/02 18:24
Thank you so much for creating this app. Great work!
Perfect
by Piano shawty on 2014/07/29 22:04
A-1
App de piano
by Anibeto on 2014/06/27 14:08
Está muy interesante, me agrada la cantidad de acordes que puedo encontrar aquí y me gustaría que la versión completa fuera gratis!!! Saludos
Lifesaver
by Chase A. Milli on 2014/05/14 15:50
I would be failing my music theory class if I didn't have this app as a reference. Very quick and easy to pick up and use. 5 stars.
Great App
by Al Turner on 2014/04/06 15:06
I really love this app. Great for a quick reference.
Great music learning tool
by ShinyDiscoBall on 2014/03/06 06:52
Great for learning chords, chord structures, and hearing how they sound.
Best music app!
by QNBoss on 2014/02/24 09:32
I love this app and it is very, very useful!
Thank you
by Nutty Kimtuts on 2014/02/18 02:10
This is amazing work. A perfect musical reference.
Music theory's best friend
by Honest Abe Ph.D on 2014/02/12 21:44
This app is awesome!! It's very helpful. I only have a couple months of music theory but this is a great reference guide, highly recommend this app
Ugh.
by Loch7 on 2014/01/02 22:52
Waste of time.Does not work.
I like.
by alohakika on 2013/11/25 19:21
Excellent version of a music encyclopedia. High five.
Love it
by AW1296 on 2013/11/14 20:13
This is a great tool.
Useful
by lauranewmanshow on 2013/11/14 04:10
Great for writing music and finding chords. Very useful and user friendly.
Love it
by Worm scworm on 2013/11/07 02:08
This is amazingly positively great
Great tool!!!
by Rotciv217 on 2013/11/02 16:12
Amazing app! Thanks
Not bad
by Regency at Kahala on 2013/10/18 01:00
Good app.
The best!
by A7XBFMVKSE on 2013/10/06 22:12
This app is perfect. It has everything I want. Chords, scales, EVERYTHING. This app is so helpful. Thanks!
Excelent it makes easy to study
by Pablo Mune on 2013/09/28 01:26
The best program to learn music
Awesome
by Brennanib on 2013/07/26 03:45
Awesome great app
Nice
by ListenAtWork on 2013/07/23 16:14
Very nice and helpful app
Brilliant!
by Nkhan909 on 2013/07/22 23:32
Chords, scales and more. Simply superb. Can clearly tell a lot of time was spent on this. A great learning tool! Simply awesome!
Simply fantastic
by Shakin Moracas on 2013/07/20 23:28
So so so useful. Basically a chord dictionary and beyond. Great for people taking music theory! Use it for melodic dictation practice!
Back to singing again
by Poppie2413 on 2013/07/14 04:58
I love this App I'm getting back to singing again after being out for a long time this helps me run though my vocal exercise thank you APP
Great
by Gobles2400 on 2013/07/05 03:51
The best app for piano playing!
Awesome!!
by KevBot0024 on 2013/06/30 01:06
Having this on my phone makes life soooo much easier!!!
10/10
by Kit Kat1234 on 2013/06/28 04:33
God bless this it makes my life a lot simpler
Great.
by jonvomit on 2013/06/21 00:52
Easy to use, gets you wanting to compose instantly. Better than piano lessons. Actually with this app handy, a sneaky novice like me could probably give piano lessons.
Arod
by Arod1pilot on 2013/06/12 19:50
Haven't used it much but so far it's good
So helpful
by Poppyseedds on 2013/05/26 21:48
Thank you! :)
Great App!
by SholaThaGenius on 2013/05/13 21:13
As a music producer this Comes in handy
Cool :)
by FAMILYTHERAPY! on 2013/05/08 04:07
I use to know all the chords as a young young child 7-9 yrs old. This is exactly what I'll need to learn them again and in no time ill not only play the guitar a little and a little piano! Then to get writing!
Perfect
by Big pupilsssss on 2013/05/07 22:08
Nice job, takes care of all my needs
Good, but am I missing something?
by State00 on 2013/05/03 15:35
Very cool, awesome to compile chords when on the go without an instrument. But am I missing something? Every time I hit a chord in the dictionary, it takes me to a details screen. Makes it annoying to go back and forth when you're comparing chords. Does the pay version allow you to stay on the main dictionary screen and strike chords in sequence without taking you to the details?
Perfect Piano Companion
by GenuineHeather on 2021/03/01 16:48
I’ve used this app on and off for several years. It’s always been a great tool to have on hand, but it suffered from a few shortcomings. Not anymore. The latest update added the one feature I needed to make this app something I use daily, and that’s the ability to keep my iPad awake during use. My iPad is part of my studio setup; it’s connected to everything via MIDI. Now I can put Piano Companion on my iPad as a reference while I’m composing and I don’t have to worry about constantly reaching up to tap it to make sure it stays on. It seems like a small thing but it’s a game changer for me. I often come up with strange voicings while composing. Being able to look up and see what chord I’m playing at any moment is a big deal. The most recent build seems very stable and everything works just the way it should. I’m so happy Piano Companion has finally come of age as a professional tool I can use every day. Thanks!
Extremely helpful and I wish I found it sooner!!
by brownrICE1233 on 2018/10/30 06:25
Within the time that I have discovered this application to now i can already tell how valuable of a resource this is going to be, especially taking university level music classes. Any struggling student just take the time to look for other resources to develop the necessary skills and with so much information to learn it can be an extremely daunting task. However Piano Companion has all that information and more within the basic version alone, including a virtual piano, Chord Progression generator, and even a Chord Dictionary! The only suggestion I have is redesigning the presentation of the info, particularly in the Chord Dictionary section where it has lots of helpful things like piano diagram of the chords along with quality and an audio snippet of said chord when tapped on, however there is an overwhelming amount of information all at once when taking into account the diatonic chords, 9th, 13th chord, etc. When i opened the app initially i was immediately intimidated by it but after really looking through it i was able to decipher what i needed vs what was there because it simply exists. Cutting out the fluff with help streamline the use of the app and the user will have a much more straightforward experience, no explanation or intimidation (ideally). Still overall I believe this application will give me the boost i need in my classes and really improve/expand my knowledge as a musician. 10/10 would recommend.
Great app
by HenriCoransiza/321 on 2020/07/09 11:09
Wonderful app for composing! I do wish there was a way to record the chords you compose, rather than send as a midi file, a sound file would be more accessible. Other than that, it’s perfect!
Wonderful.
by Alizertz1q1q on 2020/07/12 05:42
There is a wealth of information at my fingertips. You certainly can find this info elsewhere but now I have my iPad next to my keyboard with quick access.
Great informative chords
by Fillmesomecupsies\111 on 2020/07/09 10:46
As a new hobby, this information learned was 100% better than all I expected to learn. As a result my playing has greatly improving everyday. It has been well worth my time. Thanks, LT
Great Learning Tool.
by Motohu on 2020/07/12 02:17
This app is like having a volume of books & charts in your pocket. Perfectly designed as both a comprehensive reference source & teaching tool. A must have for any piano student.
Amazing Reference
by Letitia R. Morrison\76 on 2020/07/09 11:29
This app has greatly supplemented my learning of the piano over the last several weeks. I save so much time not having to search for shapes of chords or scales.
Invaluable app
by Ben Efitofadoubt on 2018/05/04 14:42
Give it a try, and you will see why I recommend buying the full app. It is a purchase that pays for itself many times over.
Much needed app for a beginner
by Mayzz00 on 2020/07/09 11:35
I really love this app because it’s helped me a great deal to quickly figure out certain chords without making it super hard. Thank you so much.
Crash issue - chord progression key change
by Werdrath on 2018/12/18 20:29
Great app in theory, but very confusing and many many pages to get lost in while just trying to get a couple chords noted down. Takes some getting used to
Wow.
by Busiawoners=-0 on 2020/07/09 11:01
I'm very picky about the apps I use regarding teaching music but this app is without a doubt the best I have ever seen. It is worth well more than the $6.99 I paid for the full version. Get this app!
Great tool
by Timothy E. Dio on 2020/07/09 11:19
Love this! Has made composing and producing so much easier also improved my grasp on song building. What a great tool and addition too a great work flow! Sorry I am geekin out a little
Wonderful!
by Kimjkong666 on 2020/07/09 11:22
As a music major, any tools for learning scales/basic composition are always welcomed. With this app, the tools are all right there! I am very happy with my purchase of this app!
Fantastic app!
by Callyyhezisoner44-0 on 2020/07/12 02:06
This application is excellent, contains all basic information to start playing chords with a piano. Can even create your own songs!. .
Great app just one small request
by Susie_3601 on 2020/07/09 11:37
This is a awsome app it runs great I just wish it had more chord progressions for minor scales I'm still new to piano so that would help alot
Great
by Calooop on 2020/07/09 11:40
This app has helped get to know notes, chords, and scale by seeing them on paper. Great tool for beginners. And for the experienced. Thank you for making this app.
Love this app!
by Konstantin Valerio G on 2020/07/09 11:31
This is all you need! Scales, chord progressions, chords, even the circle of fifths wheel. Everything you will ever need all in one app! I can't live without it.
Great for songwriting
by Busuamesers-086 on 2020/07/09 11:06
I use this app every day for songwriting. This app is as excellent tool to spur creativity as I sit at the piano trying to figure out interesting chord progressions, melodies, etc.
Great quick reference library
by Debs Leigh on 2020/12/27 01:53
I use this app when I can’t remember how to play a chord on my keyboard. It’s great!
Great Learning Tool
by NAyeon_311888 on 2020/07/09 11:25
This app is a fantastic reference for someone trying to familiarize chord structure and how those chords relate to their corresponding scales. Practice makes perfect!
Very helpful!!
by V2R on 2018/03/09 01:46
This is a must-have tool for music students and teachers.
It is not that grate
by So dear/real name lily on 2020/08/13 20:36
You can not play a song that involves the end of the piano and middle keys at the same times but you can record tour song or ya but eser way a real piano is better .
Samples
by Saeid Aghapour on 2019/10/19 11:58
I would love it if you could add a sample for each scale. It would make this perfect.
Writing and decoding music
by musicmanENG on 2014/10/21 16:45
I use this app most when I am about to set up a score of music. The shear amount of information in this free app is incredible. I used this app on multiple occasions to figure out what key a score was written in and what type of scales were used in runs. Let me provide an example, from the movie The Terminal, the main soundtrack is written in a D minor key, and towards the end of the song the lead clarinet plays a D genus diatonicum veterum correctum (yes this is a real thing) scale pattern. Application is very helpful
Needs fixing
by somedude1722 on 2020/02/17 21:21
When I try to change the key to basic G major to look for scales it directs me back to C for some reason whether it’s by accident or on purpose. This app is broken
crash progression
by djtoothbrush on 2018/11/20 05:55
crashes all the time. ios updates too often. going back to windows.
Best for Songwriting & Beginner Theory
by zinchiang on 2015/07/26 23:53
Super comprehensive and logical layout. I use it for my song writing every day when I need to look something up. My friend uses it to learn theory. Pretty nifty little tool that packs in a bunch of features although a phone screen is such a small space to view all of the information on.
Wasted my money
by Mongo2112 on 2016/02/16 03:23
I bought the Pro upgrade thinking I could easily chart out songs. Every time I try to put in the notes I need, it gives me pages of alternative chords and won't just takes the notes that I know are correct. I get it that this is a benefit for some, but when you need a simple way to get a song charted verbatim, this is useless. I don't need theory or inversions, I need to chart chords. I wasted $5. I don't care about the money as much as the need for a tool to get work done. I have a pile of songs to learn and I don't read staff or know piano. I just know what I hear and can play it. I just need to chart it and move on... Any apps out there that can do this?
👍🏼
by _ReisPieces_ on 2016/06/23 14:22
This app is very good and helpful. It gives you all the chords you could possibly play and even gives you a piano to play on. Even a reverse look up and many other helpful things. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ for this app.
Good, but am I missing something?
by State00 on 2013/05/03 15:35
Very cool, awesome to compile chords when on the go without an instrument. But am I missing something? Every time I hit a chord in the dictionary, it takes me to a details screen. Makes it annoying to go back and forth when you're comparing chords. Does the pay version allow you to stay on the main dictionary screen and strike chords in sequence without taking you to the details?
Major 7 is missing, midi save not working
by Tmidiman on 2017/06/04 21:55
I was really hoping this would be the piano app I was looking for. I create my own chords and I need a mind I file when I'm done. Imagine my surprise when I found they didn't even have a major 7 chord in their dictionary. I tried to add one, it shows it's there, but it's not available in progressions. Then there was no midi export as they stated, well the button doesn't work. I don't mind paying top dollar for a good app, if it works. This One's not there yet.
Soooo helpfullll!!!!
by Cookie3515 on 2016/02/05 21:02
If you been playing for awhile and still are trying to understand the basic and the history of it I would recommend this
Very useful app
by Jimmy2603 on 2016/10/26 15:57
I download this app so I could try out different chord progression on the go. Even without purchasing anything, this app has been an excellent, convenient, and helpful.
Back to singing again
by Poppie2413 on 2013/07/14 04:58
I love this App I'm getting back to singing again after being out for a long time this helps me run though my vocal exercise thank you APP
Very Comprehensive app!
by GuitarWorld on 2015/12/20 15:37
I like the app! It is a great reference guide. It has every scale known to man and possibly some aliens. It can be a bit clumsy to navigate through, but there is so much in the app I'm not sure how that would be improved. Take the time and learn it. Enjoy!
Cool :)
by FAMILYTHERAPY! on 2013/05/08 04:07
I use to know all the chords as a young young child 7-9 yrs old. This is exactly what I'll need to learn them again and in no time ill not only play the guitar a little and a little piano! Then to get writing!
I love this app!
by Nannybumpo on 2017/03/12 07:18
This app has helped me immensely as I learn to play the piano. Having this information at my fingertips is amazing. If you're learning piano, you should get it!
What it does for you.
by OhItsJustJose on 2016/04/28 02:13
This app does not teach you theory. I figured I'd get this out of the way. This app assumes you have some theory knowledge and gives you a VERY GOOD reference book in the form of an app.
Awesome Reference App!!!
by Babarambaba on 2015/12/27 12:58
I purchased this app as a reference tool since I took piano lessons as a kid, quit, and still can't play piano. Although it's a bit confusing to navigate at first, I can now see the true value of it!
So incredible
by MisterSoultine on 2016/03/19 11:13
This app has made the piano come alive again for me. So much info and so easy to work with. My second paid app in 5 years!
Fabulous Resource
by kazmyr on 2017/05/27 02:21
I love that the chord selected also shows what it looks like on both treble and bass clef for easy music writing. A bit clunky but a boatload of info is worth it.
Lifesaver
by Chase A. Milli on 2014/05/14 15:50
I would be failing my music theory class if I didn't have this app as a reference. Very quick and easy to pick up and use. 5 stars.
Great.
by jonvomit on 2013/06/21 00:52
Easy to use, gets you wanting to compose instantly. Better than piano lessons. Actually with this app handy, a sneaky novice like me could probably give piano lessons.
Useful
by Danzen7 on 2016/07/06 19:37
When you can't think at the top of your head of the name of certain chords, Piano Companion is very helpful!
Perfect
by ivanlesko on 2016/03/10 17:56
Absolutely perfect. The chord library has more chords than any other app I found. Will definitely buy pro.
The $h!t!!!!
by ScoobRoc Ur favs. favorite. on 2013/03/19 04:55
This product is amazing and beyond helpful... As a producer It has speed up my work flow 100%.... Still not buying cause I'm a cheap mother$&cker!! But if I win the lottery... I will buy.. Believe that!!!
Decent
by 😇DØ'S‡DØN'TS👿 on 2017/05/02 20:55
Needs update, it freezes and shuts down abruptly at times.
Great
by DJ Strudel on 2015/10/20 22:01
The interface feels unintuitive at times, but overall the app does pretty much exactly what I need it to do.
Music theory's best friend
by Honest Abe Ph.D on 2014/02/12 21:44
This app is awesome!! It's very helpful. I only have a couple months of music theory but this is a great reference guide, highly recommend this app
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midi
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