The newest update to AudioTheory Guitars is here. This update adds in an exciting new feature – the ability to automatically load chords when selecting a scale preset.
So how this works
The major and minor scales (as well as the modal variants) all contain seven notes. Each of these notes is also the root for a chord that can be played as part of this scale. However, as we go through the scale from positions 1 through to 7 we swap between a pattern of major/ minor and 1x diminished chords at a fixed interval defined by the scale type.
For example a major scale goes...
I – major
ii – minor
iii – minor
IV – major
V – major
vi – dim
The good news is that when using the auto load feature you don't have to worry too much about how the set of chords is constructed or the variations between scale types and modes. All you need to do is choose a desired scale from the selector and the rest will take care of itself!
These chords are of course not the only chords that will be compatible with your scale (and AudioTheory Guitars also includes many alternate shapes that can be swapped in) but it should be a great starting point when learning scales and finding compatible chords.
All updates are free for owners of AudioTheory Guitars. If you purchased directly then you can download the latest version from your Gumroad account.
For Steam users, new updates can be downloaded through the Steam client.
For new customers, you will be purchasing and downloading the latest version.