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.

Chord Search

Our guitar and piano chord database has over 84.000 chords and 500.000 chord charts. Just enter a chord name, we'll try to understand what you're searching for ;)

Slash Chords: How to Play Them And When To Use ThemSlash Chords: How to Play Them And When To Use Them

Have you ever been scanning through a chord chart, only to come across two chords separated by the forward slash (/) symbol?

Whether you’re a self-taught beginner or a classically trained performer, you’re bound to run into these funny looking chords from time to time. And depending on your experience with them, a few questions might spring to mind …

7 Problems Only Beginner Guitarists Understand7 Problems Only Beginner Guitarists Understand

When learning any new skill, you're bound to hit a few roadblocks that will leave you frustrated and demoralized. Learning to play the guitar is no exception and it comes with its own set of unique problems. Veteran players know them all too well but they'd also be the first to tell you that once you overcome them, it only gets better. Those beginning to learn to play the guitar will certainly experience these 7 problems, but with some practice, they thankfully won't last long.

Jazz - America's Art FormJazz - 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 BassTips 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.

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 Analyzer

Interprets your song or chord progression. Identifies underlying scales of 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.