Suggester – Chord Progression Tool and Musical Scale Reference

I found this great app through the “genius” function on my phone. It’s been super helpful, and I’m looking forward to using this more for writing, brainstorming, and working through dryspells.

Suggester, by Mathieu Routhier,  is a tool to assist in the creation of songs and chord progressions. This app will help you find chords that work together. It is efficient and fun; use it to build musical phrases that will carry emotion through tension and release.

Simply touch a chord to hear how it sound like. Press the play button to hear the chord progression sequentially and adjust the playback speed.

You can work either forward or backward:
FORWARD – Pick a scale, then build your song from the chords that the app suggests. That`s the quickest way to assemble chords that are compatible.
BACKWARD – From the catalog, pick a set of chords that you like. The app will tell you what scales it matches with. After you have selected the scale you want to use, the app can tell you what chords will fit in with the ones you entered before. That is extremely useful in jam sessions!

When you`re satisfied, save your experimentations for later reference. Export them by email.

In the free version, some of these features are locked. Reach full productivity by purchasing a Full Unlock. You only need to buy it once for all your devices. To unlock your purchase on another device, select “Restore Purchases” in the Options.

Included with the app:
Scale Types : Major (Ionian), Minor (Aeolian), Dorian, Phrygian, Lydian, Mixolydian, Locrian and Whole Tone.
Chord Types : Major triad, Minor triad, 6th, 7th, 9th, minor 6th, minor 7th, minor 9th, Major 7th, diminished, augmented, add9, suspended 2nd, suspended 4th, minor add9, 7th suspended 2nd, 7th suspended 4th.

Additional features:
– Supports device rotation.
– Optimized for Retina Display.
– Compatible with iPhone and iPad.


3 Responses to “Suggester – Chord Progression Tool and Musical Scale Reference”

  1. I just DL’d this, thanks. It looks very useful.

  2. manwithaxe Says:

    Cools suggestion, didn’t know about this app.

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