Introducing the Random note picker

December 4, 2011

Here’s a little web app that I put together for quizzing my university students on their scales. (The music majors all have to pass a scale exam, playing randomly-selected major and minor scales.) I hope it’s useful to somebody out there:

  • Quiz students (or yourself) on scales, arpeggios, fingerings, key signatures, ii-V7-I patterns, chord voicings, or whatever. Click “Show options” to pick which notes you want to include.
  • Set “How many?” to 12, and generate 12-tone rows.
  • Set “How many?” to three or four, and generate chromatic or diatonic motives for inspiration for your compositions or improvisation practice.
  • Or whatever.

As always, feel free to contact me with bug reports, feature requests, or mockery of my humble coding skills.



  1. Moshe Stekel

    Auto-progress functionality is missing: image a guitar practice – both the hands are busy. Just let the user specify the interval he wants the generator to proceed from one note to another automatically(optionally of course).


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