Scales are central to music. Intervals are central to scales. Tuning intervals is a complex process that must constantly be refined by the musician.
Scale Master was designed by professional musicians and educators and developed by experienced software consultants and is a tool providing transparency to intonation deficiencies so that tuning is faster and more accurate.
Through the use of "droning" sounds across various intervals, Scale Master provides a means of practicing intonation.
Who can use Scale-Master?
- Musicians (Professional and Amateur) striving to further perfect their tuning ability
- Student Musicians just starting to come to grips with the challenges of Just Intonation within the ensemble
- Band, Orchestra and Choral Directors looking for a way to help their ensembles "HEAR" what "In Tune" is
- Music Theory, Music Appreciation and General Music teachers wanting to demonstrate scales, intervals, patterns and intonation
How it works:
Using Equal Tempered tuning, select a root pitch and octave, then select the scale interval above the root pitch and select "Play". The generated droning sound will be a real-time interval based on Just Intonation producing the greatest resonance.
There are a total of 780 droning renderings available for the first release.
Beyond simple drones, you can also select a scale mode to display. The corresponding intervals will be high-lighted allowing easy, visual recognition of scale patterns. Scales included are:
- Natural Minor
- Harmonic Minor
- Whole Tone
- Major Pentatonic
- Minor Pentatonic
There is also a scale "Auto-Play" function that will play the droning root and the corresponding scale interval in half notes at quarter=60bpm allowing the musician to work with tuning and harmonizing in real-time.
There are a total of 420 scale configurations available for the first release.
What Others are Saying:
"I think your app will be widely useful, better and more convenient than the typical tuner. It also will be a good
companion tool for users of my 'Breakfast' Intonation practice booklet."
"This new app looks wonderful to me, Gil!! A great teaching tool not only for trombonists but also for music theory
and many more applications for musicians. Great idea!!"
Tom Senff - Trombone Professor and Trombonist with Stan Kenton Orchestra
"WOW! I like this a great deal. I teach AP Music theory. I think this would be tremendously helpful with drilling
Rob Optiz - High School Band Director
"When my students use this, they seem to adjust automatically in the correct direction."
Private Trombone Instructor