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ScaleMaster is an excellent tool towards advancement in theory and scales in particular, making it easy to look up a scale in seconds, getting a taste of the flavor of a particular scale by listening to it, or finding out how to play it on one's instrument.
Scales are elementary to all musicianship. They provide flavor and harmonic structure, but are at the same time fairly complex. ScaleMaster is designed to help in several key areas concerning scales. It lists over 200 scale types in all keys and shows them in music notation. There are four different clefs available (treble, bass, alto and tenor). Additionally scale degrees are shown qualified by the interval to the root. To help visualization there are four virtual instruments (banjo, bass, guitar, mandolin and piano). These virtual instruments feature overlays that can show scale degrees or position of a note in the current scale and can be shifted to all available positions. Features 211 scale types Virtual banjo, bass, guitar, mandolin and piano instruments Alto, bass, tenor and treble clefs Adjustable positions for all instruments Adjustable tuning for all string instruments Semitone indicators Scale rating Scale type indicator (i.e., pentatonic) Support for left-handed players Chord/scale matching Displays note names, scale index or degree Adjustable playback directions High quality banjo, bass, guitar, mandolin and piano samples History VIew Global transposition for horn players Presets for all common banjo, bass, guitar, mandolin tunings Support for 4 and 5 string banjo Support for 4, 5 and 6 string bass Hi-res graphics for Retina displays Localized help Academic discounts available Localized into Chinese, Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish and Swedish