Chord Wheel : User Guide

Chord Wheel on Nexus 7
Chord Wheel v5.0 on Nexus 7

In 'Chord Wheel', scales are displayed on the outer wheel. Scale tones are highlighted with colors, and a diatonic chord (or a mode) related to these tones can be set by touching these notes. To change a key of a scale, rotate the outer wheel.

Major

Half-step:
2212221

C Major Scale
Triads on C Major Scale
7th chords on C Major Scale

1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Tonic Super-Tonic Mediant Sub-Dominant Dominant Sub-Mediant Leading-tone
P1 M2 M3 P4 P5 M6 M7
0 2 4 5 7 9 11
IM iim iiim IVM VM vim viidim
IM7 iim7 iiim7 IVM7 V7 vim7 viim7♭5
Ionian Dorian Phrygian Lydian Mixolydian Aeolian Locrian

Minor

Half-step:
2122122

C Minor Scale
Triads on C Minor Scale
7th chords on C Minor Scale

1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Tonic Super-Tonic Mediant Sub-Dominant Dominant Sub-Mediant Sub-Tonic
P1 M2 m3 P4 P5 m6 m7
0 2 3 5 7 8 10
im iidim IIIM ivm vm VIM VIIM
im7 iim7♭5 IIIM7 ivm7 vm7 VIM7 VII7
Aeolian Locrian Ionian Dorian Phrygian Lydian Mixolydian

Harmonic Major

Half-step:
2212131

C Harmonic Major Scale
Triads on C Harmonic Major Scale
7th chords on C Harmonic Major Scale

Harmonic Minor

Half-step:
2122131

C Harmonic Minor Scale
Triads on C Harmonic Minor Scale
7th chords on C Harmonic Minor Scale

Melodic Major

Ascending

The Ascending Melodic Major scale is same as the Natural Major scale.

C Melodic Major Scale (Ascending)

Descending

Half-step:
2212122

C Melodic Major Scale (Descending)
Triads on C Melodic Major Scale (Descending)
7th chords on C Melodic Major Scale (Descending)

Melodic Minor

Ascending

Half-step:
2122221

C Melodic Minor Scale (Ascending)
Triads on C Melodic Minor Scale (Ascending)
7th chords on C Melodic Minor Scale (Ascending)

1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Tonic Super-Tonic Mediant Sub-Dominant Dominant Sub-Mediant Leading-tone
im iim IIIM+5 IVM VM vidim viidim
imM7 iim7 IIIM7+5 IV7 V7 vim7♭5 viim7♭5
Jazz Minor Dorian ♭9 Lydian Aug Lydian Dominant Melodic Major Locrian ♮2 Super Locrian

Descending

The Descending Melodic Minor scale is same as the Natural Minor scale.

C Melodic Minor Scale (Descending)

Ionian

C Ionian

1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Tonic Super-Tonic Mediant Sub-Dominant Dominant Sub-Mediant Leading-tone
IM iim iiim IVM VM vim viidim
IM7 iim7 iiim7 IVM7 V7 vim7 viim7♭5
Ionian Dorian Phrygian Lydian Mixolydian Aeolian Locrian

Dorian

C Dorian

1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Tonic Super-Tonic Mediant Sub-Dominant Dominant Sub-Mediant Sub-Tonic
im iim IIIM IVM vm vidim VIIM
im7 iim7 IIIM7 IV7 vm7 vim7♭5 VIIM7
Dorian Phrygian Lydian Mixolydian Aeolian Locrian Ionian

Phrygian

C Phrygian

1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Tonic Super-Tonic Mediant Sub-Dominant Dominant Sub-Mediant Sub-Tonic
im IIM IIIM ivm vdim VIM viim
im7 IIM7 III7 ivm7 vm7♭5 VIM7 viim7
Phrygian Lydian Mixolydian Aeolian Locrian Ionian Dorian

Lydian

C Lydian

1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Tonic Super-Tonic Mediant Sub-Dominant Dominant Sub-Mediant Leading-tone
IM IIM iiim ivdim VM vim viim
IM7 II7 iiim7 ivm7♭5 VM7 vim7 viim7
Lydian Mixolydian Aeolian Locrian Ionian Dorian Phrygian

Mixolydian

C Mixolydian

1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Tonic Super-Tonic Mediant Sub-Dominant Dominant Sub-Mediant Sub-Tonic
IM iim iiidim IVM vm vim VIIM
I7 iim7 iiim7♭5 IVM7 vm7 vim7 VIIM7
Mixolydian Aeolian Locrian Ionian Dorian Phrygian Lydian

Aeolian

C Aeolian

1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Tonic Super-Tonic Mediant Sub-Dominant Dominant Sub-Mediant Sub-Tonic
im iidim IIIM ivm vm VIM VIIM
im7 iim7♭5 IIIM7 ivm7 vm7 VIM7 VII7
Aeolian Locrian Ionian Dorian Phrygian Lydian Mixolydian

Locrian

C Locrian

1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Tonic Super-Tonic Mediant Sub-Dominant Dominant Sub-Mediant Sub-Tonic
idim IIM iiim ivm VM VIM viim
im7♭5 iiM7 iiim7 ivm7 VM7 VI7 viim7
Locrian Ionian Dorian Phrygian Lydian Mixolydian Aeolian
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