Learn Guitar Scales Faster With IPhone, iPad.

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You’ve always dreamed of being a great guitar player like Jimi Hendrix, David Gilmour or Jimi Page? All you ever wanted was playing like a star but incomprehensible scale charts are still holding you back? The Star Scales Pro or Star Scales HD app is here for you, to help you acquire proficiency and confidence in playing your guitar!

Instead of teaching complicated charts, Star Scales Pro or Star Scales HD app quickly helps you to master scale patterns, improve speed and accuracy, and build up muscle memory at the same time. In Star Scales Pro or Star Scales HD app each scale comes with fingering and note names in all positions on the fretboard, making it easy to master a pattern. More...

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About JoyApps

JoyApps s.r.o. is based in Bratislava, Slovakia. The company was founded in 2006, with the goal of creating music applications for mobile platforms. Their hope is to make practicing a fun and rewarding experience for every guitar player and student.

FAQ

  • Q.How can I learn and practice scales with Star Scales?

    Lets say you want to learn Pentatonic minor scale. First you will need to learn all 5 of its pattern shapes in the key of "a". When you are already familiar with these pattern shapes, and you can play them on your guitar, go to: Settings tab / Scale Names and select Pentatonic minor only. In Settings tab / Keys make sure all keys are selected. Now, go to the Practice tab and press the random generator button. It will generate a pentatonic minor scale in a random key and pattern for you, e.g.: g Pentatonic minor - 3rd pattern. Practice the scale pattern on your guitar for a min. of 20 minutes, and maximum 1 hour. Next day go to the Practice tab again and generate a new scale pattern for yourself, e.g.: c Pentatonic minor - 4th pattern. Continue like this every day, for about a month. After one month of practicing, you will gain a good knowledge of the Pentatonic minor scale in all keys, and you will feel comfortable with it on your guitar's fretboard. If you are already familiar with couple of scales and all their patterns, e.g.: Pentatonic minor, Pentatonic Major, Blues or Major (Ionian), select all these scales in the Settings tab and use the random generator in the Practice tab to generate a random scale with random key and pattern to practice any patterns from among these scales. Naturally, you can create any combination of scales and keys for practice.

  • Q.Where can I find empty string patterns?

    If a pattern is playable on empty strings, it can be shifted with the button.

  • Q. Why are patterns not arranged according to the fretboard?

    Patterns are always arranged according to the patterns order in base "C" key or "a" key. In all keys of one scale, pattern shapes remain the same as in the base key, they are only shifted on the fretboard. When a user learns pattern shapes of a scale in the base key, he will automatically know all the pattern shapes in all keys, they will only be shifted on the fretboard according to the current key, e.g.: 1st pattern shape of a Pentatonic minor starts on the fifth fret of the fretboard, while the 1st pattern shape of e Pentatonic minor starts on the 9th fret. The ninth fret is not at the beginning of the fretboard, but using this approach of keeping the pattern numbers for shapes in different keys, simplify the learning curve for pattern shapes of a scale.

  • Q.I "have an idea for improvement" or "am missing a feature". What can I do?

    Write us! and if we like your idea, we will add it to our Wish list. Until today a lot of user requests were implemented to Star Scales app.

Learn Guitar Scales Faster With IPhone, iPad

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT !!!: Because of the bug (StartUp Crash) in 3.5.0 the new version 3.5.1 was created. It takes some time until Apple team will approve a new version.
Thank you for your patience.
JoyApps team.


You’ve always dreamed of being a great guitar player like Jimi Hendrix, David Gilmour or Jimi Page? All you ever wanted was playing like a star but incomprehensible scale charts are still holding you back? The Star Scales Pro or Star Scales HD app is here for you, to help you acquire proficiency and confidence in playing your guitar!


Instead of teaching complicated charts, Star Scales Pro or Star Scales HD app quickly helps you to master scale patterns, improve speed and accuracy, and build up muscle memory at the same time. In Star Scales Pro or Star Scales HD app each scale comes with fingering and note names in all positions on the fretboard, making it easy to master a pattern.


The Star Scales Pro or Star Scales HD app will teach you one scale, and all its patters, at a time. It allows you to concentrate on one scale in all keys, and practice it until you sharpen your skills. You can switch between different keys, tunings, or playback mode, as well as create your favorite scale patterns, or find a particular one using the search bar tool.


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Enhance your guitar skills - rock with Star Scales Pro (HD)!

Features:

• Contains all blues, rock and jazz guitar scales

• Share one pattern of scale as image or all patterns of scale as pdf (by e-mail, or on Facebook, twitter, tumblr, etc.)

• Send exactly what you see

• Choose color or gray scale for shared files

• Zoom in/out of fretboard to view pattern

• Rotate fretboard to vertical position in portrait view

• Scroll over entire fretboard for better orientation

• Practice with Random scale pattern generator

• Easy orientation with Clustered scales

• Display/hide remaining notes of a scale, to view scale pattern in context with all other notes of a scale, or by itself

• Lowest string up option available for fretboard

• Entire fretboard scale pattern view in landscape mode

• Double length playback for root note of scale

• Choose right or left hand fretboard

• Scales for 6-string and 7-string guitars available

Star Scales Pro (HD)

All Guitar Scales

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Dynamic Fretboard

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Share Scales

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Add to Favorites

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Practice Scales

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View Guitar Scales With Patterns

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View Guitar Scales With Patterns

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Dynamic Guitar Fretboard

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Add Guitar Scales To Favorites

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Practice Guitar Scales

Practice Guitar Scales | Switch to iPad

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List Of Guitar Scales In Star Scales Pro (HD)

Base Scales

  • • Pentatonic Major - (Chinese Mongolian)
  • • Pentatonic Minor
  • • Blues
  • • Major (Ionian) - (Greek Lydian, Hypolydian, Ethiopian (A raray))
  • • Minor (Aeolian) - (Natural Minor, Pure Minor, Ancient Minor, Greek Hypodorian, Hypodorian, Ethiopian (Geez & Ezel))
  • • Minor Harmonic - (Aeolian major 7, Melodic Minor b6, Mohammedan)
  • • Minor Melodic - (Jazz Minor, Ionian b3, Hawaiian)


Pentatonic Scale Modes

  • • Pentatonic Major - (Chinese Mongolian)
  • • Pentatonic Suspended - (Pentatonic Neutral, Egyptian)
  • • Man Gong
  • • Ritusen - (Chinese 2)
  • • Pentatonic Minor


Pentatonic Others


  • • Pentatonic Dorian
  • • Pentatonic Dominant


Major Scale Modes


  • • Major (Ionian) - (Greek Lydian, Hypolydian, Ethiopian (A raray))
  • • Dorian - (Greek Phrygian, Hypomixolydian)
  • • Phrygian - (Greek Dorian, Hypoaeolian, Maqam Kurd, Major Inverse)
  • • Lydian - (Greek Hypolydian, Hypolocrian)
  • • Mixolydian - (Dominant 7th, Greek Hypophrygian, Hypoionian)
  • • Minor (Aeolian) - (Natural Minor, Pure Minor, Ancient Minor, Greek Hypodorian, Hypodorian, Ethiopian (Geez & Ezel))
  • • Locrian - (Half Diminished, Greek Mixolydian, Hypophrygian)


3 Notes per String Scales


  • • Major (Ionian) (3nps) - (Greek Lydian, Hypolydian, Ethiopian (A raray))
  • • Dorian (3nps) - (Greek Phrygian, Hypomixolydian)
  • • Phrygian (3nps) - (Greek Dorian, Hypoaeolian, Maqam Kurd, Major Inverse)
  • • Lydian (3nps) - (Greek Hypolydian, Hypolocrian)
  • • Mixolydian (3nps) - (Dominant 7th, Greek Hypophrygian, Hypoionian)
  • • Minor (Aeolian) (3nps) - (Natural Minor, Pure Minor, Ancient Minor, Greek Hypodorian, Hypodorian, Ethiopian (Geez & Ezel))
  • • Locrian (3nps) - (Half Diminished, Greek Mixolydian, Hypophrygian)


Minor Harmonic Scale Modes


  • • Minor Harmonic - (Aeolian major 7, Melodic Minor b6, Mohammedan)
  • • Locrian #6
  • • Ionian #5 - (Ionian Augmented)
  • • Dorian #4 - (Romanian, Romanian Minor, Dorian #11, Misheberakh)
  • • Phrygian Major - (Phrygian Dominant, Mixolydian b9 b13, Mixolydian b2 b6, Balkan, Spanish Gipsy)
  • • Lydian #2
  • • Ultralocrian - (Locrian bb7, Diminished)


Minor Melodic Scale Modes


  • • Minor Melodic - (Jazz Minor, Ionian b3, Hawaiian)
  • • Phrygian Natural 6 - (Locrian #6, Dorian b9, Javanese)
  • • Lydian Augmented - (Lydian #5)
  • • Lydian Dominant b7 - (Mixolydian #4, Mixolydian #11, Overtone)
  • • Mixolydian b6 - (Major Melodic, Mixolydian b13, Aeolian #3, Aeolian Dominant, Hindustan, Hindu)
  • • Aeolian b5 - (Semilocrian, Half Diminished #2, Locrian #2)
  • • Altered Dominant - (Super Locrian, Ravel, Diminished Whole-Tone, Locrian b4)


Harmonic Major Scale Modes


  • • Harmonic Major - (Ionian b6)
  • • Dorian b5 - (Locrian #2 #6)
  • • Phrygian b4 - (Superlocrian natural 5, Superphrygian)
  • • Lydian b3 - (Jazz Minor #4, Jazz Minor #11, Lydian Diminished)
  • • Mixolydian b9 - (Mixolydian b2)
  • • Lydian #2 #5 - (Lydian Augmented #2)
  • • Locrian bb7 - (Locrian diminished 7)


Neapolitan Scale Modes


  • • Neapolitan - (Neapolitan Major, Jazz Minor b2)
  • • Leading Whole-Tone - (Lydian Augmented #6, Lydian #5 #6)
  • • Lydian Augmented Dominant - (Lydian #5 b7, Mixolydian #5 #11, Mixolydian #4 #5)
  • • Lydian Dominant b6 - (Lydian b6 b7, Mixolydian #11 #13, Mixolydian #4 b6, Lydian Minor)
  • • Major Locrian - (Mixolydian b5 b6, Mixolydian b5 b13, Locrian #2 #3, Arabian)
  • • Semilocrian b4 - ( Locrian natural 2 b4)
  • • Superlocrian bb3


Neapolitan Minor Scale Modes


  • • Neapolitan Minor - (Neapolitan Major b6, Harmonic Minor b2, Phrygian maj7)
  • • Lydian #6
  • • Mixolydian Augmented - (Mixolydian #5)
  • • Hungarian Gipsy - (Aeolian #4)
  • • Locrian Dominant - (Locrian #3, Oriental b6, Mixolydian b5 b9 b13, Mixolydian b2 b5 b6)
  • • Ionian #2
  • • Ultralocrian bb3


Double Harmonic Scale Modes


  • • Double Harmonic Major - (Ionian b2 b6, Double Harmonic, Bizantine, Major Gipsy, Charhargah)
  • • Lydian #2 #6
  • • Ultraphrygian - (Phrygian b4 bb7, Ultralocrian natural 5)
  • • Hungarian Minor - (Harmonic Minor #4, Lydian b3 b6, Double Harmonic Minor, Algerian, Minor Gipsy)
  • • Oriental - (Mixolydian b5 b9, Mixolydian b2 b5)
  • • Ionian Augmented #2 - (Ionian #2 #5)
  • • Locrian bb3 bb7


Hungarian Scale Modes


  • • Hungarian - (Hungarian Major, Lydian Dominant #2, Mixolydian #9 #11, Lydian #2 b7, Mixolydian #2 #4)
  • • Superlocrian bb6 bb7
  • • Harmonic Minor b5
  • • Superlocrian #6
  • • Jazz Minor #5
  • • Dorian b9 #11
  • • Lydian Augmented #3 - (Lydian #3 #5)


Diminished Scale Modes


  • • Diminished - (Wholestep - Halfstep)
  • • Octatonic - (Halfstep - Wholestep)


Whole Tone Scale


  • • Whole Tone - (Exatonic, Anemitonic)


Augmented Scale Modes


  • • Augmented
  • • Augmented Inverse


Enigmatic Scale


  • • Enigmatic Ascending
  • • Enigmatic Descending


Bebop Scales


  • • Bebop Major
  • • Bebop Dorian
  • • Bebop Dominant
  • • Bebop Minor
  • • Bebop Locrian

User Reviews

  • ★★★★★ Print out

    Awesome app. Being able to print out the scales as a PDF is a big plus by Jeff Petroff
  • ★★★★ Good App

    I'm enjoying this app it has easy fingering and shows you your root notes in each scale!! Plus you've all the modes!! by champtko
  • ★★★★★ Best Guitar APP

    Best guitar app available, I never write reviews but I really like this app. by Fabio Silvestre
  • ★★★★★ Very Well Done

    Just started using this today. Nice graphics and sound. I had been confused by the interval numbering but sent a message to the developer and got an explanation the same day. Very good app. by TaylorPlayer
  • ★★★★★ Amazing App!!!

    The best I've seen. by Anthony LaGrassa
  • ★★★★★ This is crazy hot

    I been looking for you where have you been all my guitar life App, but seriously I have been looking at scale charts and trying to figure the pentatonic scales out for some time now and this made it happen really great top notch App what I really needed and more worth every bit of what I payed for it. by Eric IQ
  • ★★★★★ Love it!

    Love the look and easy navigation! by HeIsGood29
  • ★★★★★ Great app for intermediate level guitarist!!

    If you're into learning scales, this app will play tons of them, show you fingering on the fretboard, and allow you to "pluck" them out manually. Nice graphics and several different approaches to help you become proficient with scales.If you're into learning scales, this app will play tons of them, show you fingering on the fretboard, and allow you to "pluck" them out manually. Nice graphics and several different approaches to help you become proficient with scales. by Thetorz
  • ★★★★ good app

    Simple app that does one thing very well, which is help users learn scales. Just what I wanted by sofi789
  • ★★★★ good app

    Simple app that does one thing very well, which is help users learn scales. Just what I wanted by sofi789
  • ★★★★★ GREAT PATTERN RECOGNITION TOOL

    “I have several nice guitar apps and this is the one I use most to practice scales because it breaks the learning down into manageable chunks. Because of this it goes beyond just a mere reference. It’s unique learning aid!” by H. Krinkle

    "Finally a scale program where You don't feel like you have to be Neo "the One" to read.(the matrix-streaming green digits if you didn't get the reference)." by gruzzledog by gruzzledog
  • ★★★★★ VERY EASY TO USE AND READ

    “It’s great that there is a scales app now that is actually very easy to read. Each pattern stands out on it’s own and you just slide back and forward between the different patterns. I can see myself using this a lot. I also have the guitar toolkit but if it’s scales you want to learn and practice, I thing this app is pretty much the best.” by Chinster-uk
  • ★★★★★ VERY GOOD APP. GET IT!

    “Visually delightful. Functionality simple, intuitive and highly useable. Well done for making this app I guess its programming skill that makes it seem so simple, easy and straightforward. I know it isn’t, as other apps have not come close with functionality, style and utility The big Q is one for me: will I finally crack this blind spot, ie making some sense out of the fretboard, understanding scales solos and modes and all that jazz (well blues at least)” by Hypnotized by this beautiful app

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