You can use Pensato simply as a learning tool or to build up scale progressions while composing music. The main idea was to make an app that focused on scale progressions instead of chord progressions, allowing you to evolve your music with more richness and interest than if you were to stay in one key. Open up Pensato in front of you while composing music and easily visualize chords in various scales to help you write interesting progressions.
*** FEATURES ***
• Library with over 1400 different scales and modes.
• Includes standard 7-note scales as well as scales ranging from 3 to 12 tones.
• Explore simple minor/major scales or more advanced blues, diminished, bebop and exotic scales.
• A Smart-Finder allows you to plug in notes on a piano and find all the scales that contain those notes. This is a great way to find scales that match a melody.
• A Smart-Suggestion page shows you all closely-related scales to the previous scale in your list.
• Use the circle of fifths to easily add closely related scales.
• See all chords contained in a given scale (either simple triads or full 4-note chords).
• View the notes of the scale on a piano keyboard. Great for learning new scales or easily referencing familiar scales.
• Easily transpose all scales and notes.
• Built in synthesizer lets you audition chords and scales.
• Press and hold a chord to view its notes.
• Add scales to your list so you can see what notes and chords they share. This is a great way to transition from scale to scale.
• Your scale progression and settings are saved when you restart the app.
• Customizable UI allows you to hide the piano notes, scale names or chords.
• A “focus” mode allows you to remove all the UI so you can focus on the chords and notes.
• Ability to add a random scale to your list. Great for inspiration or for starting out a new song.
• Beautiful modern minimal UI design. Focus on the content, not the interface.
• Universal iPhone/iPad app.
• Press and hold a chord name to see its notes
• Audition scales and chords by pressing and holding. Remember to turn on “Play sounds” in the settings.