Ultimate Circle Of Fifths

Ultimate Circle Of Fifths

By Christian Hengst

  • Category: Music
  • Release Date: 2017-12-17
  • Current Version: 1.1.1
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 22.66 MB
  • Developer: Christian Hengst
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
Score: 4.5
From 186 Ratings


This app allows you to easily compose great sounding chord progressions! It highlights the chords of a certain key in different colors. In this way you can see directly which chords are major, minor and diminished. This is very helpful for composing and practicing - no matter which instrument you are playing! For Songwriters: Create chord progressions with the help of the circle of fifths. You do not necessarily have to understand the theory behind it, the app will just help you to come up with cool chords! For Beginners: Get familiar with the circle of fifths. You can compose and practice chord progressions and visualize them in the circle. You can practice scales in different keys and clefs. Playback scales and train your ear. You have a keyboard which can be activated to display the tones of which the chord consists. For Pro's: Display and playback 4-note chords and practice scales from ionian to melodic minor. All Features: PROGRESSION MODE Compose progressions, playback them and see the chord relations within the circle of fifths. You can put together 4-8 bars and repeat them. In this way you can compose two parts (like verse and chorus) and hear how they sound like together! Export Progressions as MIDI file. You can tap in the playback tempo or adjust in manually (40 - 240 bpm). Playback progressions with or without click and/or piano. Practice progressions along with the circle of fifths. Your progressions will be visualized in the circle. There are some predefined common progressions or you can compose your own. You can pick chords from the current key for your progressions and adjust the mode to ionian, aeolian, dorian, phrygian, lydian, mixolydian, locrian or even harmonic and melodic minor. You can add additional tones within key to each chord. You can display either the chords, roman numerals or both. Quickly change the key for your progression. Once you've composed a progression you can quickly change the key for the whole progression. SCALE MODE Practice scales in different keys and modes. Available modes: - Ionian (major) - Aeolian (minor) - Dorian - Phrygian - Lydian - Mixolydian - Locrian - Harmonic minor - Melodic minor Practice scales in different clefs. Available clefs: - G clef - F clef - C clef You have three playback sounds: - Grand Piano - E-Piano - Synth Pad Settings: Display minor chords in small letters Display german note names (B will be H) Display 4-note-chords Playback chords on tap INFOS: - chord symbols and chord structures are explained - chords are displayed on the keyboard - some Wikipedia articles are linked



  • Great app one issue

    By Mitch2111111118
    I hope it’s not my phone but on the playback it like vibrates my speakers and distorts the sound. When I play regular music out of my speakers this doesn’t happen. Kind of like the volume is clipping or something.
  • Yes, worth it.

    This is an awesome app! I teach music for a living and it's productive and fun to use with students, but great for improvisational practice for myself as well. Is there a way to change the time signature? Maybe in an update? 😬 Phenomenal, still. Practical, user friendly and insightful.
  • Finally

    By Joy of six
    This is a music app that does everything it says.
  • Best Circle of Fifths App so far

    By Siriusvibes
    This app is really a nicely done music tool with a great UX. There are a few comments critical of aspects that it lacks to which I would comment give it a chance. The developer appears to be very responsive to suggestions and this is a first cut. We need great tools like this so let’s give them support so they can work on it to continue making improvements. I see a lot of potential for this tool and hope everyone can see this as well and support it. Spread the word. Great job! Looking forward to future versions. Thank you.
  • Great job

    By guitarplayahhh
    This is a question more than a review. Can I change between 4/4 and 3/4 beats.
  • A bang for the buck

    By Krishna Peri
    I almost never write reviews for apps but this one felt like it deserves a praise. The UI is very appealing with neat colors and the makers of this app clearly did their research on user base because it caters to both beginners and professionals. I’ve been a musician for about six years now and a UX designer for three, and this is the first time I’m seeing two of my favorite things blend into one awesome entity. At first even I thought if it’ll be worth spending the money for and now I’ve realized the vast possibilities this app has to offer. Sometimes I get writers block when trying to come up with a piece and cannot really place the next chord in the sequence and also I’ve had hard time getting my head around different modes. This app surprisingly has it all and I’d highly recommend any musician to check it out.
  • Ideas for new updates

    By Freshprinceofbethel
    App is pretty good and fun to use. I recommend getting it to anyone who wants a better understanding of progressions. I would hope to see in the future options for saving chord progressions, making chord progressions that are longer than 8 bars, and possibly different instrument sounds. I think these are all relatively easy additions. I would also recommend an option to use chords from the parallel minor or modal interchange. This would be a tremendously better app if it had that. It would be worth way more money. I would even pay in app purchase for it if it worked well. I'd rather see it free but people need money. This app is good and is updated pretty regularly. I'd give it five stars if they manage to bring my suggestions to life. I'm hopeful because these don't seem like they would be incredibly hard to add to the already good UI. I would also like to point out a glitch where if you exit to home screen out of the app while having a chord progression being played it can make a horrible spazz noise. Overall really good app that's actually worth the price I'd buy it again.
  • Limited

    By Cesco Runi
    Given the name I really thought this app would have more features and customizations, the length of the progression is only 4 or 8 bar and there’s no customization within the bar also I would have hope I could write a progression on c Ionian for example and then in the same progression being able to borrow chords from a different c mode, Dorian for example , but instead when I switch to Dorian mode the progression automatically switch to D Dorian , changes the relationship between the chords, understandable, but it would be useful to have the option to actually be able to mix chords from different modes of the same key.
  • Make a plugin for audio workstations

    By Julia bond
    I’d love to have this app at my disposal on Ableton! Please think about making a plugin!
  • Major or 7th chords all or nothing?

    By yobhsif
    I try not to review things before I’ve spent a good amount of time with them, but maybe the developer can help me out - is there no way to set progression mode to a minor key?? It seems like you can only switch from EVERYTHING major key to EVERYTHING 7th chords. Maybe there’s a good music theory-oriented reason for this (I bought this ap relatively ignorant of theory after all), but these seem like really basic things - especially the major/minor key signature aspect. All that said, I’m already enjoying and seeing the potential in the ap as is and fully intend to continue using it.