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Manual

1. Select a scale:

Tap the "Scales" - button. A list of scales and intervals is then displayed, arranged in different categories. Tap a scale-name to activate it. A polygon will be generated within the circle on the screen, each of its outer angles corresponding to the tones of the selected scale. The tonic of the scale is shown in red, while the other notes of the scale are displayed in orange.

 
2. Play the selected scale:

Tap the “Play" - button. Depending on the default settings, the scale will be played back ascending and descending, only ascending or only descending.

See below: 11. Settings menu

 
3. Transpose a scale:

Tap and hold the dark grey spot of the inner disc. Turn the polygon until the spot points to the name of the desired keynote. Note that the polygon and the grey spot will rotate in conjunction. The new tonic is displayed in red and the other notes of the scale are displayed in orange. Tap the "Play" - button to hear the scale in the new key.

 
4. Change the notes of a scale:

Simply tap one corner of the polygon and drag it to a new position. The polygon will modify itself like a rubber band. You can drag any of the outer corners of the polygon (except for the tonic) to another free position of the circle of fifths.

 
5. Delete a note:

To delete an individual note from the scale, drag the corresponding corner into the centre of the disc.

 
6. Change the keynote within a scale to show relative scales:

Tap one of the arrow buttons in the toolbar at the bottom. Thus, the tonic of a scale can be shifted within the scale to show possible relative scales. Tap the "Play " - button to hear the scale beginning with the new tonic.
Hint: The Sa-ring indicates the names of the corresponding relative note names Sa-Re-Ga-Ma-Pa-Da-Ni and thus allows easily detect possible relative scales.

See below: 11. Settings menu & FAQ - What is the purpose of the Sa ring?

 

Please note:

• The arrow buttons change the tonic within the scale, in order to detect possible relative scales.

• Moving the polygon by dragging the grey spot transposes the entire scale.

See above: 3. Transpose a Scale

 
7. Compose new scales and intervals:

In order to allow EasyScale to indicate already stored scales or intervals, create them in ascending order: start with the tonic, then add higher note(s).

Scales: First turn the dark grey spot to specify the tonic of the scale. Then add further notes by tapping their names on the circle of fifth. Finally tap the tonic. A polygon will be displayed, whose outer corners correspond to the notes of the new scale.

Intervals: To create simple intervals, turn the dark grey spot to the position of your chosen root-note, then tap the desired next note. If you also wish to include the higher octave of the root-note, finally tap the tonic. The name of the interval is displayed in the main window. Scales & Intervals: Tap “Reset” to clear all notes (lines or polygon) and set the keynote to “c”. Tap “Undo” to cancel the last step.
Hint: To play a scale e.g. as a descending arpeggio, move to the settings menu and choose the corresponding adjustment.

See below: 11. Settings menu

 
8. Save your own scales:

After creating your own scale, tap the "Save" - button, enter a name for the new scale, and then tap the "Save" - button again. Your own scales are stored separately in the "My Scales" folder. If a scale already exists in the factory-scale-list, you cannot save it under a new name.


9. Change the name of a saved scale:

Tap on the "Scales" - button, followed by the “My Scales" - button. Tap the blue arrow of the scale name you wish to edit. Enter the new name and tap "Save". If a scale already exists in the factory-scale-list, you cannot save it under a new name.


10. Delete one of your own saved scales:

Tap the "Scales" - button, followed by the “My Scales" - button. Tap the "Edit" - button. Tap the red symbol of the scale. Finally tap "Delete". Factory-scales cannot be deleted.

 

11. Settings menu:

Tap the "Settings" - button, then choose your desired setting from the menu:
Scale Play Order: Up, Down, Up / Down

Scale Play Speed: Use slider to change the tempo

Sa-Ring Display: Hide, Show

The Sa-ring is an additional ring, displayed on the edge of the scale disc and the circle of fifths. The Sa-ring indicates the names of the corresponding relative note names Sa-Re-Ga-Ma-Pa-Da-Ni, commonly used in India. With the help of the arrow keys this ring can be turned.

See FAQ: What is the purpose of the Sa ring?


12. Select instrument:

Tap on the "Settings" - button and then on “Instrument". Select your desired instrument from the list comprising piano, guitar, vibraphone or sitar.


13. Help:

Open the "Settings" menu, then tap on “Help".


14. Display EasyScale version number:

Tap on the "Settings" - button followed by the "About" - button. You will see the version number displayed beneath the EasyScale logo.


15. Recommend EasyScale:

If you are pleased with EasyScale, tap on the "Settings" - button followed by the "About" - button and select “Recommend us to a Friend". You can then e-mail it to a friend.


16. Rank EasyScale at the App Store:

Tap on the "Settings" - button followed by the "About" - button and select “Rank us in the App Store" to rank EasyScale in the App Store.


17. Info & contact Devime:

Choose the "Settings" - button followed by the "About" - button and select "Email us" to send us an email.

Visit our website to get more information: Tap "Settings" followed by the "About" - button, then tap "Visit www.devime.com". 

 

Have fun with EasyScale!

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