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Waay: Learn music theory for iOS

Developer's Description

Music theory can be empowering, exciting, and one of the biggest tools in your creative arsenal. Whether you already play an instrument or are just learning, Waay teaches you how to stitch notes together into melodies, chords, and even songs. Read what experts and users are saying about Waay:

"The app is very smooth, and a great resource for learning more about music theory. I found the scale exercises to be very helpful, and I suspect I'll go back to them as a way of keeping those skills sharp."

Sean Garland (App reviewer at iOS MARS)

"This is a really helpful app. I have been an amateur musician for many years and your circle of fifths explanation is the best I've ever heard. Thanks for putting this app together and sharing it with the world!"

Tony Smith (Amateur musician)

"If you want a solid introduction to the kind of practical music theory that will get you writing songs that make harmonic sense, then Waay looks like a good place to start."

John Walden (App reviewer at Music App Blog)

"If only the theory class I dropped out of was as easy and engaging! This is definitely the best way to learn theory. Waay to go!"

Rob Davis (Guitarist)

"Whether you are a beginner or someone who wants to brush up on their music theory skills, I would recommend Waay!"

Lisa Chan (Pianist, singer, and music instructor)

You're writing a new song, but keep getting stuck. What chords sound good together? What melody fits those chords? Waay helps you master these skills with its interactive exercises, video lessons, and progress tracking tools.

Waay teaches applied music theorystuff you can take straight to your instrument and use. Want to know what notes sound good together? Waay covers that in the first course called "Melodies." Want to know which chords fit well together, and how to build any major, minor, or diminished chord? That's what the second course, "Chords," is all about.

Using a combination of bite-size video lessons and interactive exercises, Waay takes you from the basics of notes, steps, and keys all the way through chords, chord progressions, and more. Here's what else you get with Waay:

Music theory tailored for beginners and aspiring songwriters

Video lessons with many musical examples

Interactive exercises on keys, intervals, scales, and more

Built-in tools to track your progress

No connection required! Perfect for your subway commutes and plane adventures.

And here's what you'll learn:

Course 1: "Melodies"

8 video lessons, 9 interactive exercises

Notes and steps: What are the 12 notes in music and how do we talk about them?

Intervals: Steps, half-steps and moving between notes

Keys: Learn what notes sound good together and hear audio examples

Scale building: Build your own major and minor scales from scratch

Songwriting: Learn how you can use theory to write music

Circle of fifths: The super-fast way to build scales and more

Melodies: How to apply music theory knowledge to writing melodies

Course 2: "Chords"

8 video lessons, 11 interactive exercises

Chord foundations: Learn about thirds and fifthsthe building blocks of chords

Building chords: Build any major, minor, or diminished chord with just two intervals

Songwriting: Hear how a song can be built from a melody by adding just the right chords

Magic formula: What chords sound good together? You'll learn that here

Chords in major and minor keys: How do you find that perfect progression for your songs?

Also included:

Relative major: How are major and minor scales related? And why should we care?

Fast minor scales: Learn how to build minor scales fast

Get in touch through tenkettles.com if you have any questions. We'd love to hear from you!

Full Specifications

What's new in version 2.4.1


Release November 19, 2019
Date Added November 19, 2019
Version 2.4.1

Operating Systems

Operating Systems iOS
Additional Requirements Requires iOS 9.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


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