smartChord V6.21.2

smartChord V6.21.2 – 2020-03-28
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⭐ s.mart Fretboard Trainer (still pre-release version)
▫ Shows correct answer on mistake
▫ Shows cheat hint on all modules
▫ Statistic summary
▫ Other smaller refinements


✅ Metronome: Shows status of loops and iteration when using the speed trainer


✅ Fix: Chord name and Fretboard Trainer had incompatibility with older devices


❀ Special thanks also to Matthias Coll and Uwe Fischbach for their contribution to this version.

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smartChord V6.21.1

⭐ s.mart Fretboard Trainer (still pre-release version)
▫ New input module ‘Microphone’. With this module you can play the answer with your instrument
▫ Option to play a buzzer if the answer is wrong
▫ Refinements and fixes e.g. for 5-string Banjo


✅ Fix: Removed audio file in songbook


✅ Other changes/fixes


❀ Special thanks also to Dave Murray, Derek Lichter, Roland Schippmann, Tarun Mudgal and Yuriy Medyany for their contribution to this version.

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smartChord V6.21

⭐ s.mart Fretboard Trainer
▫ In a pre-release version for subscribers and UNLIMITED customers (invisible for all others)
▫ Teaches you the notes on the neck of your instrument in a playful and effective way
▫ Different quiz types: Either identify notes or locate notes
▫ Different input/output modules: Fretboard, Piano, Text, Musical Notation, Sound
▫ Statistics to check your training progress (table and chart)
▫ Supports all instruments and tunings ▫ Supports all other relevant smartChord features (e.g. left handed fretboard or Solfège)

✅ Songbook: Improved lookup for audio files, if location has been changed (e.g. after synchronization)

✅ Fix: Set list crashed when adding PDFs and images into a empty one

❀ Special thanks also to Antoni Nicolau, Emory Keller, Jürgen Wernicke, Pavel Novák and Robert Hilverth for their contribution to this version.

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smartChord V6.20.3

✅ Songbook has now support for Bluetooth device and MIDI device (Android >= 6.0 Marshmallow)
▫ Uses the same Bluetooth and MIDI configuration as the set list
▫ Start/stop auto scrolling, metronome or the audio player
▫ Smooth scrolling

✅ Set list: New search tool to handle also large set lists

✅ Fix Songbook: Audio player had to be visible to play

✅ Fix Songbook: No more loop of search for audio dialogs when audio file does not exist anymore

✅ Fix Metronome: Option to keep the screen on either dimmed or bright

✅ Other changes/fixes

❀ Special thanks also to Christopher Noll, Karlheinz Mackel and Armin Schmitt for their contribution to this version.

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smartChord V6.20.2

✅ Set list notes:
▫ Add links to your stored items: chord progressions, songs, set lists, exercises, patterns, metronome and tone generator settings
▫ Add internet links

✅ Notepad: Support for internet links within notes

✅ Fix: Tempo of metronome couldn’t be changed by ‘+’ and ‘-‘

✅ Fix: Set list opening PDFs and images

✅ Other changes/fixes

❀ Special thanks also to Andre Messerschmidt, Arisio Costa, Francisco José Vela and Simon Thompson for their contribution to this version.

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smartChord V6.20.1

✅ Access to the ‘Table of content’ by the navigation menu


✅ Metronome: Option to keep the screen on either dimmed or bright


✅ Songbook: You can determine the scroll speed by editing a song (even below the limit of the seekbar)


✅ Fix: Chord diagrams are sometimes too narrow, when the setting ‘Frets per chord’ was small


✅ Fix: Practice: ‘Table of content’ didn’t show the name of the entries


✅ Fix: Practice asked too often for saving


✅ Fix: Audio player in ‘Notepad’ did not start the playback in every case


✅ Other changes/fixes


❀ Special thanks also to Benno Schoppel, Christopher Noll, Daniel Rothra, Daniel Südhof, Henk Oostrom and Thaddeus Steyskal for their contribution to this version.

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smartChord V6.20

⭐ Chords: Extended algorithm to show the formula according the music theory

Chord formula according the music theory


✅ Ear training: Mode so that automatically and continuously a new riddle is asked


✅ New chord: dim(7+)


✅ When changing between instruments, the appropriate bass or treble clef is set


✅ Info screen: Link to the smartChord user forum: https://smartchord.de/forum


✅ Fix: Bug in animation prevented scrolling in Set list and other animated views like tabulature view


✅ Fix: Print whole fretboard for arpeggios


✅ Fix: Songs are printed with chord diagrams again


✅ Many other changes/fixes


❀ Special words of thank go to Howard Brydle for his extremely thorough and comprehensive revision of the English translation


❀ Special thanks also to Enad Guraziu, Jean-Pierre Martin, Jon Åkerlund, Magdalena Haefs, Marc van Westerlaak, Rick Johnson, Rudy Gamberini, Shaun Powell, Walter Tuzi and Youssef Saad for their contribution to this version.

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smartChord V6.19.1

✅ Set list: Option to show/hide navigation buttons

✅ New color scheme

✅ Fix: Synchronization screen did not react

✅ Minor changes/fixes

❀ Special thanks also to Lari Natri, Rick Tucker and Roland Schippmann for their contribution to this version.

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smartChord V6.19

⭐ A tradução para o português está completa novamente (Portuguese translation is complete again)


⭐ Set list:
▫ Add images like photos of your sheet music
▫ Zoom into PDF and images. Individual zoom factor is persisted for each PDF and image
▫ Add notes to your set list items
▫ The ‘Break’ screen shows the notes (e.g. a joke or an anecdote)
▫ Collapse or expand the notes in the set list
▫ Smooth scrolling of songs and images
▫ Optimized handling of large PDF files
▫ Navigation buttons to switch between the songs/items


⭐ Songbook
▫ Allows to replace the fingerings and the chords of a song
▫ Option to sort the chords in the gallery by name or their occurrence in the song
▫ Songbook internet search: Option to show/edit the link


✅ Notepad: Menu item to share your notes


✅ New chords: maj7sus2, maj7sus4, maj9sus2, maj9sus4, 9sus2, 13sus2, mb11/b9


✅ Fix in ‘Table of content’: Deletion crashed on multiple selection


✅ Fix in Songbook: Behavior of scrolling delay indicator for short texts


✅ Fix in Songbook: Better results with search engine DuckDuckGo when no ‘Chord page’ was selected


✅ Fix: ‘Select directory’ didn’t show the arrow to switch to the parent directory in light themes


✅ A lot of other minor changes/fixes


▶ There is a video which gives ‘a great overview of smartChord’: https://youtu.be/3uqggsZpsLE


👥 smartChord user forum: We have installed a forum for smartChord users to ask questions, get answers, hold discussions and exchange ideas and opinions: https://smartchord.de/forum


❀ Special words of thank go to Rodrigo Duarte for completing the Portuguese translation. He did a really great and thorough job!!!
Um agradecimento especial a Rodrigo Duarte por concluir a tradução em português. Ele fez um trabalho realmente excelente e completo!!!


❀ Special thanks also to Denny Gäbel, Francisco José Vela Roncero, Joshua Nunez, Marc Barten, Michael Soots, Oded, Olav Stüwe, Paul Schoonderwoerd and Victor Osaka‎ for their contribution to this version.

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