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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Sometimes, you just don’t have enough space to set up a full drum kit. Maybe you’re traveling, or you moved into a college dorm for your freshman year. It could also be that you want a small, inexpensive set of pads so that you can practice in your bedroom, instead of having to go all the way down to the basement to whale on the actual kit.

Jazz - America's Art Form

Although jazz music today is played and enjoyed around the world, it originated in the United States over a century ago. It has been described as the only art form unique to the United States. Although most of us know jazz music when we hear it, it can be difficult to define, as there have been many different styles of jazz during the past century. Even the origin of the word ‘jazz’ is not known for sure.

Tips for Playing Rock Bass

Rock bass-guitar players incorporate numerous musical styles to create powerful bass lines that match the intensity of the drums. If you are a beginner bass player, find a music instructor who can teach you the fundamentals of bass playing. Once you have the basics down, use the following tips to improve your rock bass style.

Why Scales Are Important if You Want to Learn Music

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.

Scale Navigator

Enables you to browse our Musical Scale Database. The database provides information about scale structure, harmonized chords and related scales.

Chord Identifier

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.

Chord Progression Analyser

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.

Ultimate Chord Finder for Guitar and Piano

Put together a "soup" of notes, scales and chords that sound well together, to get a list of chords that fit your requirements.

Notes:

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.

Major updates:

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.

 
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Tools Map

Chord Namer

Find the right name for ANY chord. Input the notes and optionally the key and lowest pitch (for inversions) and get the right name for that chord.



Live Chord Finder (Mic)

Beta Online chord finder using your device mic. Play the chord to your device and our app will try to name the chord. No external plugins required. Real time graph of played notes.



Live Guitar Tuner (Mic)

Beta Online live guitar tuner with no external plugins required.
Note spectrum real time sketch.
Tunning resolution of 1/17th of a halftone and range from D2 to F4.



Guitar Chord Calculator

The Chord Calculator lets you find all reasonable combinations of a chord voicing/shape on the guitar frets. You may specify your own chord (notes) or select a standard chord.



Chord Finder

Our chord finder for guitar and piano lets you search chords that fit a set of notes, go well together with other chords and fit the music scales you want.



Scale Finder

Helps you find the scales that fit a particular melody or chord progression. Use this tool to complete your song or to identify the correct scales to solo.



Chord Progression Analyser

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.



Chord Identifier

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.



Scale Navigator

Enables you to browse our Musical Scale Database. The database provides information about scale structure, harmonized chords and related scales.



Chord Database

Our chord database has all types of chords, alternative designations and alternative charts. Piano chord charts also available!




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