Welcome to Musical Scales and Chords
This site is geared to playing musicians and composers. We developed some tools while playing and composing that helped us in our work. At first the tools were just a list of relationships that we used to help us find scales and chords. After a while, the lists became too long, so we implemented some macros in Excel to find more chord relationships.
We decided to share our tools with you. We hope you find them useful.
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There are reasons that learning scales has traditionally been a part of learning to make music. With any instrument, practicing them regularly will increase fluidity of motion and connection with the instrument. Being able to move through different scales with little effort makes it much easier to pick up musical material in any key and play it. Understanding the idea of keys and how they are built makes it easier to transpose music, and allows an artist a sense of useful structure when trying to compose music.
Enables you to browse our Musical Scale Database. The database provides information about scale structure, harmonized chords and related scales.
Searches the chord database for chords that have a specific set of notes. It allows flexibility on the key tone of the chord or on the complexity of the chord.
Analyses your song or chord to progression. It allows you to identify underlying scales to the progression and suggests new chords to resolve your song.
Put together a "soup" of notes, scales and chords that sound well together, to get a list of chords that fit your requirements.
The tools on this website are useful for almost any instrument. We developed chord chart images for guitar and piano. You can also hear the chord sounds in guitar voicing or piano voicing.
Chords and their relationship with scales are universal. If you understand these relationships you can use them on any instrument.
Oct/2015: Chord database expanded to 84.000+ chords for guitar and piano.
Sep/2015: Scales-chords.com presents the Chord Namer. Give the chord right name for any combination of notes.
Apr/2015: Scales-chords.com presents the Mic chord finder. Play a chord to your device and our app will try to find out what chord you are playing.
Mar/2015: Scales-chords.com presents the Auto Guitar Chord Shapes Calculator
Feb/2015: Scales-chords.com presents the Chord Finder for Guitar and Piano
Jul/2014: Chord information now show what scales the chord fits.
Feb/2014: New responsive design to improve the usability on mobile phones or tablets.