D’Addario and Planet Waves have released Scale Wizard, a complete guitar scale and arpeggio library for iPhone and iPod touch. Our friends at Audiofile Engineering have developed the application. The scale library comes courtesy of our own by Marc Schonbrun.
Scale Wizard puts a massive library of guitar scales, modes and arpeggios into the palm of your hand. This revolutionary app will help you unlock the secret of guitar scales, modes and arpeggios in any key, for any position on the guitar.
Offering over 10,000 patterns, left-handed view and alternate tunings, Scale Wizard is the most complete scale application on any platform. With an interface truly optimized for iPhone and iPod touch, you can swipe your finger up and down the fretboard to hear ascending and descending scales or tap the screen to hear individual notes. You’ll hear the scales, modes and arpeggios come to life, played by a skilled professional guitarist. Multiple positions of each scale, mode and arpeggio exist, to ensure that you’ll always find a unique way to apply your new-found knowledge.
Scale Wizard has the following features:
- More than 10,000 scale, mode and arpeggio shapes
- Basic Major, Minor, Harmonic Minor, Melodic Minor, Major and Minor Pentatonic, Blues and Chromatic scales
- Modes for Ionian, Dorian, Phrygian, Lydian, Mixolydian, Aeolian and Locrian
- Unbelievable advanced, jazz and world music scales including Harmonic Major, Enigmatic, Man Gong, Ritusen and Hungarian scales
- Major, Minor, Dominant, Diminished and Augmented arpeggios, including 7th chords arpeggios
- User-selectable display of note names, intervals or fingerings
- Left-handed viewing option
- Supports 8 different alternate tunings
- “Swipe to play” functionality
- Switch on “big stretches” for unique, challenging fingerings
- Works in both portrait or landscape mode for the ultimate in flexibility
Scale Wizard is available now for $1.99 from the Apple iTunes Store.
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