Okay, so that’s not actually the lyrics for the Ghosts of Navigators, but whatever, it’s still a great song.
As a fantasy metal composer with a very very very heavy classical leaning in my writing. I rely heavily on theory half the time I’m composing (and the other times I’m breaking rules intentionally for effect). So I know first hand this will help a lot of composers save time. I know that when I’m writing I don’t always have time to think “okay, so I’m at this chord, let’s list out every possible chord I can go to from here” even though I’d love to have that ability. There are just too many possibilities to do that every time. However I do a lot of choral writing in my pieces because it’s necessary for that “cinematic” feel that many symphonic metal composers go for, so it’s a useful tool.
This app is basically going to be released in stages, with the initial stages being kind of ugly aesthetically and more focused on functionality. The first phase, which I’m releasing today (Aug, 30, 2015) is going to be bare bones basic, with only roman numerals shown, no support for key choice, and no support for showing the notes associated, inversions, etc. The implementation of this app will be fairly straightforward for me as a developer, but it will take a lot of research and time to figure out every single possible chord possibility, for both major and minor scales.
The alpha/beta versions of this app will be free, but once it’s finished, I’ll be releasing it (since it will be the first of its kind) for a fair price, as this will be a valuable tool for any composer who wants to be able to have this kind of power at their fingertips.