The Interactive Chord Wheel is an implementation of one of the most basic and significant music theory, Circle of fifths on Android. This app is uniquely designed to represent the relationship between a scale and a chord. In the screen of this app, the Circle is made up of several concentric rings, which provides various information. By rotating the 2 rings, inner and outer, the needed information can be got easily.The outer most ring shows information on the scale such as a tonic, a dominant, a sub-dominant, a relative minor, a relative major, and a progression of the degree. The next outer ring shows a series of notes name ordered by the progression of 5th, and the root note of a scale can be set by rotationg this ring. When rotating the outer ring, the inner ring rotates also. The next ring shows a degree of a note and a diatonic chord in that scale. By rotaing the next ring, a chord can be set. If a note name of the outer ring is touched, then a diatonic chord, of which the root note is the note, is set. Instead of the inner chord ring, a key progression ring can be displayed which is very useful when transposing a song to another key. At the center of the concentric rings, a signiture of the scale is displayed. The direction of the circleThe direction of the key progression on a circle can be set to a CW or a CCW direction by a user.Switchable Inner WheelThe inner wheel can be switched when it is needed. A chord wheel, a transpose wheel, and a interval wheel are avalable.
ScaleA major scale and 3 minor scale and church modes are available. The scale tones can be distinguished by its background color. A diatonic chord of the scale can be set by touching one of its scale tones.Diatonic Scale ChordBoth triads and 7th chords are supported for each scale.
Chord WheelChord wheel is uniquely designed to represent the relationship between a scale and a chord. Most diatonic chords are available. The chord tones can be distinguished by its background color or its mark.Transpose WheelFor transposing, a ring of key progression can be displayed instead of a chord ring.
Interval WheelIntervals of notes can be found out easily and quickly. Just switch the inner wheel to an interval wheel.Inversion of a ChordThe inversion of a chord can be played by clicking a button, and also can be seen through the piano view.
Notation SystemThere are various ways of naming note names. In this app, CDEFGAB, CDEFGAH, and Fixed-Do systems are supported. Also, you can set a prefered accidental, a sharp(＃) or a flat(♭).PianoInformation about a scale or a chord is shown on a 2-octave sized mini piano. It can be played by touching the keys.
GuitarInformation about a scale or a chord also can be shown on a guitar fretboard. Its tunable.Colors / MarksThe tones of a scale and a chord are associated with the 7 colors of the rainbow. For example, the 1st note is red, and the 7th note is violet.Also, marks such as ●, △, ★, ◎ represent that its 1st, 3rd, 5th, 7th note.
Clef / SignatureA signature of the scale is showed at the center of rings. A clef can be set to a treble of a bass.When the center is touched, user-defined action is performed.SoundsThe sound of a scale and a chord can be played. A chord sound can be played arpeggio pattern or not. Piano, E.Piano, and Guitar sounds are included. The bundled sounds are recorded in high quality.
Available scalesMajorNatural / Harmonic / Melodic MinorIonianDorianPhrygianLydianMixolydianAeolianLocrianAvailable chordsMajor (Triad)Major 7thMajor 6thMajor 7th aug 5thMajor aug 5th (Triad)Suspended 2nd (Triad)Suspended 4th (Triad)Minor (Triad)Minor 7thMinor 6thMinor Major 7thDominant 7thDominant 7th aug 5thDominant 7th flat 5thDominant 7th sus 4thDiminished (Triad)Diminished 7thMinor 7th flat 5th