Behind any audio work of art lies a stave equipped with cleverly placed notes. This arrangement is not random and takes a lot of practice, imagination as well as many hours of studying. Nowadays, specialized computer applications give you the possibility to learn the ways of sound from the comfort of your desktop and Musical Scales makes no exception.
Simple interface with interactive keyboard
Running the application brings up a window split into three sections. All modifiable options are found at the top of the screen where you can set the tempo, octave, scale, rhythm and several more settings.
The lower section of the screen is taken up by a fully interactive keyboard, but only with the mouse, with no possibility to set hotkeys for a more comfortable approach.
The section in the middle is what gets most of your attention. It basically represents a stave fitted with musical notes placed according to options you choose in the upper section.
Vast content but limited usability
Each played sound highlights a note, as well as a key from the lower section. Unfortunately, there is no option that lets you view the name of each note on the stave, nor to place custom ones in order to experiment and make your own work of art.
Moreover, pressing keys plays the specific sound, but does not show you what note it is. You are limited only to viewing and experimenting with different combinations of rhythms with scales, with no practicing possibilities.
To end with
Taking everything into consideration, we can say that Musical Scales possesses useful info on music but does not really know how to share it with you. Its design is simple and easy to work with, but with limited practicing options it's hard not to look away after a few lessons.