Piano players, from beginning students up through composers, will find many useful features in the Piano Companion PRO app (4.5/5 stars, all ages, currently priced at $4.99). This is an app that can support a musician’s growing abilities. From Amazon:
Piano Companion PRO is a flexible chord & scale dictionary with user libraries and reverse mode. Piano Companion PRO has a smart search, allowing you to find chords and scales for music by name. If you don’t remember the name of specific chords or scales, Piano Companion PRO helps you to search by keys.
Piano Companion PRO is an app for musicians of all levels – it helps you to grasp or refresh music theory since it shows chord & scale notes, degrees, related scales, treble/bass staff (stave), fingering for both hands in major and minor scales. You can listen to how a scale or chord sounds. Chords can be played arpeggiated. You can see the list of compatible chords in the selected scale. Chords and scales for music can also be included in custom user libraries, allowing you to create your own chord charts.
Piano Companion PRO‘s database contains wide set of base or lesser known chords such as: major, minor, c, cm, em, h7, d7, bm, gm, fm, a7, diminished (dim), suspended (sus), augmented (aug), fifth (5th), sixth (6th), seventh (7th), ninth (9th), eleventh (11th), thirteenth (13th). The total number of available chords is 1500+, up to 6th inversions.
Piano Companion PRO helps users to easily understand chords and improvise on the most popular pianos or keyboards: Casio, Yamaha, Roland, etc.
Watch our interactive Circle of Fifths (Lap of Quints) which helps you to better understand music harmony, theory and scale relations. Watch our video tutorials how to get started with Piano Companion: chords, scales for music and then try everything on most popular pianos: Casio, Yamaha, Roland, etc.
Using our chord progression builder and progression patterns together with MIDI export you can even create and listen to your own unique ringtones without advanced knowledge of music theory. With Piano Companion PRO you can compose your own ringtones right from your Android Phone or Android Tablet.
Piano Companion PRO key features:
– 1500+ piano chords, up to 6th inversions including: major, minor, diminished, suspended, augmented, c, cm, em, h7, d7, bm, gm, fm, a7, etc.
– 10000+ scales including Major, Minor, Chromatic, Pentatonic Blues/Major/Minor, Aeolian, etc.
– 12 root keys
– Chord Progression builder with scale patterns (chord sequencer)
– Interactive Circle of Fifths (Lap of Quints)
– Help to search available scale chords in Circle of Fifths (Lap of Quints)
– Key notations: English, Italian, Japanese, Russian, etc.
– Reverse chord & scale lookup
– Watch chord on the staff with treble and bass clef
– Watch scale on the staff with treble and bass clef
– Displays compatible scale’s chords
– Plays chords
– Plays scales
– Plays arpeggiated chords
– Audio support
– Relative scale suggestions
– Compatible scale chords
– Scale lookup with major & minor scale fingering
– Flexible chord & scale search using keyboard
– User libraries with ability to add scale or chord
– You can create your own chord charts
– Ability to create and search favorite scales
– MIDI In support for reverse scales/reverse chords screens
– Piano with MIDI In support (Android 3.1+ and USB-host)