smartChord V11.6

⭐ Set List

◾ Scrolling PDF and images:
▫ Auto-scroll works for PDF and images, for which a duration has been specified
▫ Option to activate auto-scroll for PDF and images
▫ ‘Start’ button to start the auto-scroller if the option is not active
Documentation

◾ Improved image viewer:
▫ Images are zoomable and movable
▫ Scrolling by fingers, Bluetooth or MIDI devices
▫ Double tap to fit into screen

◾❗ Behaviour change: The toolbar of the Songbook remains displayed if it is pinned and no full screen mode is active

✔ New documentation:
Chord progression overview
How to use chord progressions

🐞 Set List PDF viewer scrolling pages for some PDFs

✔ Other improvements and fixes

❀ Special thanks to Frits Boogaarts, Gerrit Horeis, Manuel Almonacid, Marcos Perico Lospalotes, Michelle Croissant and Steve Clerckx for their contribution to this version

Continue ReadingsmartChord V11.6

smartChord V11.5

⭐ Set List PDF viewer:
◾ We have significantly improved the display of PDF files. The new version also fully supports multi-page PDF files.
◾ ❗ Unfortunately, the zoom factor of the new version is not compatible with the old version.
◾ ❗ If you have zoomed PDF files, they will no longer be displayed identically with the new version and you will have to correct the zoom factor in each case.
◾ ❗ We will support both versions for a transitional period and you can switch between them in the settings

⭐ Set List supports the online song viewer:
◾ Sing with your audience and show them the song or just the lyrics in any browser
◾ Present the songs of the Set List in any browser at http://www.smartchord.de/song (e.g. the one of your smart TV)
◾ Shows automatically the current song
◾ Different themes for daylight or in the dark pub
◾ Optimized text size by one to four columns
Documentation

⭐ Set List supports automatic lookup for audio files if their location has been changed

🐞 Chords: Enter ‘aug’ chords

✔ Other improvements and fixes

❀ Special thanks to Blaise Ardouin, Frank Dreibrodt, Josh Bezaire, Manuel Almonacid and Raz Kandel for their contribution to this version

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smartChord V11.4

⭐⭐⭐ Triads is released ⭐⭐⭐

◾ Fretboard view showing the whole neck with all the triad positions

◾ Option in settings to allow muted strings

◾ Option in settings to limit the notes of the triad to the range of one octave

◾ Option to limit the triads to a subset of strings shows the names of the strings

◾ A click on a chord chart or the piano plays the notes of the triad

◾ Available in the shop

s.mart Triads released

Documentation

✔ A lot of other improvements and fixes

❀ Special thanks to Brian Witowski, Dmitry Borodin, Kevin Lewellen, Manuel Almonacid and Mark Heathcote for their contribution to this version

Continue ReadingsmartChord V11.4

smartChord V11.3

⭐⭐⭐ Triads feature as pre-release for subscribers and unlimited customers ⭐⭐⭐

◾ Triads allow you to simplify complex harmonies, understand musical structure, train your musical ear and create diverse soundscapes

◾ Triads for
▫ major, minor, augmented and diminished chords
▫ root position, first inversion or second inversion

◾ Option to limit the triads to a subset of strings

◾ Get the triads either in
▫ a horizontally scrollable gallery
▫ a zoomable grid
▫ the overview screen

◾ Works for every instrument and tuning

◾ Optional piano to see chord or inversion

◾ The chord charts show either
▫ Notes
▫ Intervals
▫ Relative notes
▫ Fingerings

◾ Triads can also be defined as fingering favorites

Documentation

✔ Piano: Note name and degrees according to the ‘Names’ setting Fretboard info
◾ Notes (Settings): Note names according to your settings
◾ Notes (Theory): Note names according to the music theory
◾ Intervals
◾ Relative notes

✔ Home-screen: Menu item to sort the tools by name

✔ Tools selection: The tools are sorted by name

✔ Songbook: Three new fonts (AzeretMono)

✔ Documentation:
Tools
Transpose songs

🐞 Set List, Songbook: Title bar was visible in full-screen mode

✔ Other improvements and fixes

❀ Special thanks to Adriano Maria Elena, Brian Witowski, Eugene W. Maxwell, Frank Dreibrodt, Jim Winery, Mario Ravlić, Mark Heathcote, Simone Denaro, Viorel Postica and Wolfgang Göttler for their contribution to this version

Continue ReadingsmartChord V11.3

smartChord V11.2

✔ Chord Pad
Transpose the pad
Sort the pad
Remove duplicate chords
◾ Piano shows the notes of chords
◾ Available in the shop
s.mart Chord Pad released

✔ Tap BPM
◾ Tap tempo dialog is now available as tool for the home screen
◾ A quick way to calculate tempo by tapping along with the rhythm

✔ Song Analyser: Complete support for Solfege and Nashville Number System

🐞 Songbook: Problems to replace a chord if the song was in Solfege

✔ Other improvements and fixes

❀ Special thanks to Adriano Maria Elena, Dave Schneider, Ernst Wolf and Tommy Illgner for their contribution to this version

Continue ReadingsmartChord V11.2

smartChord V11.1

⭐ Chord Pad

◾ Multi-purpose tool to
▫ compose and experiment with chord progressions
▫ accompany a song
▫ jam around and have fun 🙂

◾ Add single chords or add the chord set from a song or chord progression

◾ Choose from 100 instruments for the sound of each chord

◾ The volume can be selected individually for each chord

◾ Multi-touch support to play several chords at the same time

◾ Easily rearrange with drag and drop

◾ Colors according to your color scheme

◾ Optional full-screen mode

◾ Optional Piano to play melodies. Together with the piano, the result is something like an accordion

◾ Storage to save and organize your pads including the Table of Contents

◾ Share your pads with your bandmates or friends

◾ Sync your pads between your devices

◾ Add links to a pad in songs and notes

◾ Open the Chord Pad with the chords of a song, chord progression, Circle of Fifths, Song Writer…

Documentation

✔ Songbook: Option to define the default player which will be shown when no specific player or player input has been selected

✔ Home screen tools definition
◾ Tools are filterable by categories: Composing, Dictionary, Learning, …
◾ Buttons to select or deselect all

✔ Table of Contents: Search field with auto-completion from history of previous searches

🌈 Home screen:
◾ Possibility to set the color of the tool icons
◾ Documentation: https://smartchord.de/docs/general/appearance/home-screen

✔ Documentation:
Getting started with smartChord

🐞 Capo: The fingerings were not updated in every case when the capo was changed

🐞 Key Identifier: Problems removing a chord

🐞 Chords: Note buttons shows also Solfege and Nashville Number System again

🐞 Simplify chords: Shows also chords according to Solfege and Nashville Number System

✔ A lot of other improvements and fixes

❀ Special thanks to Adriano Maria Elena, Ken Cowie, Lena Schütten, Manfred Leitner, Marcos Galletero Romero and Scott Noroozi for their contribution to this version

Continue ReadingsmartChord V11.1

smartChord V11.0

⭐ Customizable toolbar:
◾ Customise a toolbar to have quick access to your favorite functions
◾ Available on nearly every screen like Songbook, Song-Writer, Chords, Editor or even the home screen
◾ Available on Android 7 or later
◾ Toolbar customizing screen:
▫ Reachable on every screen via menu ‘⁝ -> Toolbar’
▫ Add, move or remove the tools via drag’n’drop
▫ Activate-/deactivate the toolbar
Toolbar documentation

✔ Android 14 compatibility

🐞 Chord Progression: Change capo

🐞 Circle of Fifths: music sheet wasn’t always updated correctly with naming method ‘Solfege’

✔ A lot of other improvements and fixes

❀ Special thanks to Björn Wilde, Hagler Ducley Brito, Henk Oostrom, Scott Noroozi, Tonio Ene, Vittorio Bernardini and William Liu for their contribution to this version

Continue ReadingsmartChord V11.0

smartChord V10.16

⭐ Songbook: song search improved

Optimized song detection

Bookmarks for your inspiration
▫ Predefined list of song pages with the top-rated songs and artists
▫ Screen to maintain your own bookmarks with your favorite song pages

◾ Progress bar shows when song recognition is complete

◾ ‘Reload’ button, in case the song recognition does not work the first time

◾ Quick switch to search for ‘Chords’ or ‘TAB’ (tablature)

✔ Documentation:

◾ List of recently created or modified articles so you can stay up-to-date

Getting started with the Songbook

Songbook for singers

🐞 Songbook: Workaround for Android before 6.0

🐞 Table of Contents: Wrong filter preset

✔ Minor improvements and fixes

❀ Special thanks to Alberto Torres Gutiérrez, François Amaral, Harry Fehlemann, Jonathan Olson and Keith Layton for their contribution to this version

Continue ReadingsmartChord V10.16

smartChord V10.15

Songbook for piano:

◾ Get the piano chord charts with the fingerings for the song’s chords

◾ Get the piano chord either in a zoomable grid or horizontally scrollable gallery

◾ Clicking on a chord in the song text opens a dialog with the piano chord chart

◾ Possibility to change the chord in the song

◾ Clicking on a piano chord chart plays the chord

◾ The option ‘Piano mode’ activates the ‘Songbook for piano’

Documentation

Song Writer:

◾ Get the piano chord charts with the fingerings for the song’s chords

◾ Clicking on a piano chord chart plays the chord

◾ The option ‘Piano mode’ shows the piano chord chart in the chord gallery

Documentation

✔ Piano: Fine-tune the number of keys with +/- buttons

✔ Chords: Clicking on the piano plays the chord

✔ Chord details: Clicking on the piano plays the chord

✔ Circle of fifths:
◾ Clicking on the chord diagram plays the chord
◾ Clicking on the piano plays the chord

✔ Instrument translator:
◾ Clicking on the chord diagram plays the chord
s.mart Instrument Translator is released on Google Play

✔ Scale screens: Menu items to show the scale in the playground or piano

🐞 Chord Progression: Transpose works again

🐞 Notifications on Android 13 and newer

✔ A lot of other improvements and fixes

❀ Special thanks to Andreas Arbeit, Cristian Rauta, Marcos Giovane, Peter Fresser and Somrata Sarkar for their contribution to this version

Continue ReadingsmartChord V10.15

smartChord V10.14

⭐ Instrument translator:

◾ Translates the fingering from one instrument or tuning to another instrument or tuning

◾ It’s easing the learning process for musicians who are proficient in one instrument and want to learn or switch to another

◾ It allows you to enter the notes or fingering on the instrument you are familiar with

◾ The reverse chord finder finds the resulting chords for the notes entered

◾ The chord dictionary presents the possible fingerings for the resulting chords

◾ It translates from one of the approx. 40 supported string instruments and the piano to another

◾ It supports any tuning

◾ The reverse chord finder is configurable and also looks for inversions, slash chords, incomplete or rootless chords

◾ The note colors follow the color scheme and the selected chord

◾ Documentation: https://smartchord.de/docs/instrument-translator/instrument-translator-overview/

🐞 Songbook internet search: Workaround to handle corrupt song pages on cifra

🐞 Songbook: Scrolling on rare conditions

🐞 Chord name: Not all note names were visible without a selected chord

🐞 Play chord sounds in some screens

✔ A lot of other improvements and fixes

❀ Special thanks to Andreas Arbeit, Daniel Ruíz Mojica, Marcos Giovane, Martin Wiesenhofer, Peter Fresser and Yves Sancho Oliver for their contribution to this version

Continue ReadingsmartChord V10.14

smartChord V10.13

✔ Settings are searchable. The keyword search provides a quick overview of the available settings

✔ Chord name:
◾ Fingering colors follow the color scheme binding for the selected chord
◾ Optional notes of a chord are marked in red

✔ Chord in mode ‘Scale’: Click on the scale name to change the scale. Click on the scale icon to open the scale in the scale tool

✔ Songbook: Chord gallery new long-click option to add or to remove the fingering from favorites

✔ Set list: Layout optimizations

✔ New documentation:

◾ General appearance: https://smartchord.de/docs/general/appearance/
◾ Piano: https://smartchord.de/docs/piano/piano-overview/

🐞 Songbook: Automatic scroll speed after editing a songtext

🐞 Songbook: Key Identifier and Scale Name called with the wrong chord order

🐞 Songbook internet search: Workaround to handle corrupt song pages on chords-and-tabs.net

🐞 Categories have been lost when you save a song that is running the set list

🐞 Rootless chords didn’t enforce to have the bass note in slash chords

✔ A lot of other improvements and fixes

❀ Special thanks to Alberto Torres Gutiérrez, Marcel Brouillet, Rob D. Schaefer, Stefan Manns, Thomas Fiebich and William G. Jordan for their contribution to this version

Continue ReadingsmartChord V10.13

smartChord V10.12

Chord diagrams: Option to mark open strings with a rectangle

Fretboard Trainer:
◾ Possibility to select single scales with tonic
◾ More scale selection possibilities (https://smartchord.de/docs/scales/scale-selection/)
◾ Optimized layout for large answer lists

Set list:
◾ Import is possible from an arbitrary folder on the device
◾ Larger font

Piano:
◾ Possibility to show the note names on all keys belonging to a chord or scale
◾ Possibility to change the base note of a chord or the tonic of a scale

Notepad: More scale selection possibilities (https://smartchord.de/docs/scales/scale-selection/)

File importer: Menu entry to set smartChords app specific folders for import

✔ We have dedicated a separate chapter to chord inversions: https://smartchord.de/docs/chords/chord-inversions/

🐞 Set list: Export and print showed a blank page when ‘No content’ was selected

✔ A lot of other improvements and fixes

❀ Special thanks to Alberto Torres Gutiérrez, Anshela Sanabria, Monkey Do, Patrick Senac, Rob D. Schaefer, Ron Rijnenberg and Somsavath Norindr for their contribution to this version

Continue ReadingsmartChord V10.12

smartChord V10.11.1

🐞 Major fixes in chord diagrams for lefties
🐞 Songbook: Workaround to handle corrupt song pages on Ultimate-Guitar
🐞 Songbook: Transposing failed in some cases after transposing several times
🐞 Set list import listed the contents multiple times
🐞 Fretboard Trainer: Training mode ‘Lab after Lab’ asked correct answered notes too often
✔ Other minor fixes
❀ Special thanks to Jon Hoekstra, Laurent Haricot, Victor Rodt and Vittorio Bernardini for their contribution to this version

Continue ReadingsmartChord V10.11.1