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Octavian Basics

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Listen, learn, and practice your music theory essentials!

Discover the Major and minor scales, their chords, and the circle of fifths. Explore intervals, solfège, scale modes, and more – in five languages. All presented on a single iPad screen with useful and easily accessible options for display and playback. Ideal as an instructional tool for schools, classes, tutors, and choirs.

Features include:

• Piano playback of scales and chords
• Major and minor scales on any root note
• Chords for each scale degree, with added sevenths and inversions
• Circle of fifths navigator
• Scale modes (Ionian, Dorian, Phrygian, etc.)
• Note label options include intervals, steps, semitones, and solfège
• Solfège systems: Fixed, Movable, Kodály, Sato, and Tonic Sol-fa
• Playback settings include transpose, repeat, and tempo
• Compatible with the Color Music® system

Since 2009, Octavian has been the authoritative music theory app on the App Store – now that app has been distilled into a single page. Octavian Pro is still available, with over 500 scales, more than 100 chords, progressions, and more.