smartChord V6.14

Songbook text editor extension:
◾ Easily add and edit ChordPro and smartChord specific directives
◾ Add picking patterns to a song (new directive {x_sccrd_ppat})
◾ The offline solution corresponds with our Online song editor, which allows you to edit your song in the browser of your computer: http://www.smartchord.de/song/edit

Songbook picking pattern support:
◾ Embed picking patterns within a song
◾ Tap on the picking pattern to show it or listen to it
◾ Create picking pattern exercises for the song

✅ Song information:
▫ Collapsed view shows in addition to the song name also the key, time signature, tempo and duration
▫ Easy tap to edit the information
✅ ‘Edit information’ screen (e.g. used in Songbook and Set list) is more handy now:
▫ It does not show empty information fields
▫ Additional information can be added by menu

✅ Print dialog with the option to print and share a song via PDF


✅ Info screen extended by:
▫ Link to the news on smartChord.de: https://smartChord.de/news
▫ Link to our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/smartChord


✅ Online song editor update (V1.3)
▫ Support for picking pattern
http://www.smartchord.de/song/edit


✅ Lot of minor changes/fixes


❀ Special thanks to Gerrit Horeis, Javier Barraza and Kip Kennedy for their contribution to this version.

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smartChord V6.13.2

✅ Songbook: Improved search for audio files
✅ Songbook: Manual scroll speed can now be 10 times slower
✅ Added chord type m6add11
✅ Fix: Scroll speed on older devices
✅ Minor changes/fixes


❀ Special thanks to Austyn Griffiths, Berthold Schäfer, Dmitry Prokopenko, Edson Siqueira, Jean-Pierre Martin, Javier Barraza and Rick Tucker for their contribution to this version.

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smartChord V6.13.1

⭐ Songbook: Start of scrolling can be optionally delayed.
▫ For a defined number of seconds or automatically determined by the visible scroll range and the song duration
▫ General setting for the default value
▫ Song specific setting


✅ Fix: scrolling in set list


❀ Special thanks to Michelle Levy-Benitez, Rainer Schoettgen, Rick Tucker and William Worrell for their contribution to this version.

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smartChord V6.13

⭐⭐⭐ Online song viewer ⭐⭐⭐
▫ Sing with your audience and show them the lyrics of the current song in any browser
▫ Present your song 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
▶ Our video shows the handling: https://youtu.be/LoZtCWNnwS4


⭐ Songbook
▫ Start and stop a song by double click anywhere on the song view
▫ Scrolling can be paused for a defined time with new directive: {x_sccrd_sbr:10}
▫ Scrolling starts with a delay of a 1/3 screen (so the first lines are longer visible)
▫ Time for automatic scrolling is taken from {duration} directive. Otherwise 3:30 is assumed
▫ Keep the result of a transposition as the original song
▫ Count in runs only when a song gets started and is ignored after a pause
▫ Number of count in beats depends on the songs time signature
▫ Time of count in depends on the songs tempo (BPM)
▫ Internet links can be added with new directive (e.g. {x_sccrd_href:https://youtu.be/IGM0XnuwtC8;Our songbook video})
▫ Pre chorus blocks can be defined with directives: {start_of_pre_chorus} and {end_of_pre_chorus}
▫ New color options to define the text and background colors for the pre chorus block
▫ If {chorus} directive has no text, the text of the {start_of_chorus:text} is shown instead
▫ Scroll speed is song specific


✅ Online song editor update (V1.2)
▫ Support for new directives/infos
▫ http://www.smartchord.de/song/edit


✅ Option to print chords and chord progressions black/white


✅ Bugfix: print chord progression


✅ Minor changes/fixes


❀ Special thanks to Andrea Bazzani, Frank Berens, Georg-Felix Radwanski, Kip Kennedy, Sherry Hunter and Stephan Andres for their contribution to this version.

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smartChord V6.12

⭐ 36 picking patterns for 5 string Banjo (now there are 415 altogether)

⭐ Songbook has got two new modes:
▫ ‘Just chords’ shows only the chords and the structure of a song. The chords are aligned in columns.
▫ ‘Lyrics’ shows only the lyrics and the structure of a song


⭐ Songbook supports new chord pages:
▫ www.bigbasstabs.com
▫ www.guitartabs.cc
▫ www.guitartabsexplorer.com
▫ www.mandotabs.com
▫ www.ukutabs.com
▫ www.yourchords.com


⭐ Songbook with different fonts to change the appearance of a song (Android >= 5.0)


✅ Songbook provides new song information properties:
▫ Dance
▫ Genre


✅ Songbook: lot of other minor improvements/fixes


✅ Online song editor update (V1.1): Support for new directives/infos


✅ New general chords print dialog with the option to
▫ print the chords
▫ share the chords via PDF
▫ define the number of chords per row


✅ Chord progression: The printout differs depending on the chosen TAB and prints either: Chord set, the bars with chords or the whole sequence of chords


✅ Playground allows portrait mode on large screens


✅ Songbook fix: There were extra line breaks e.g. when a ChordPro directive {comment_box} was used


✅ Minor changes/fixes


❀ Special thanks to Emanolito Leitner, Frank Berens, Moritz Wiedmann, Perry Spero, Ulrich Auer and Volker Neuss for their contribution to this version.

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smartChord V6.11

⭐⭐⭐ Online song editor ⭐⭐⭐
▫ The online song editor allows you to edit your songs comfortable in the browser of your computer
▫ Activate the ‘Edit song text online’ mode in the songbook
▫ Edit your song in the browser of your computer: http://www.smartchord.de/edit/song
▫ The online song editor supports:
◾ ChordPro and smartChord specific directives
◾ Syntax highlighting
◾ Search & replace
◾ Undo & redo
◾ Word-wrap support
◾ Full screen mode


⭐ Songbook
▫ Define the appearance with three different color schemes
◾ Bright
◾ Dark
◾ Printout
▫ New color options to define the colors for the text and background of: chorus, bridge, interlude, verse, default


▫ New directives to define blocks for interludes: {start_of_interlude} and {end_of_interlude}. Also new directives {capo} and {meta}
▫ Share a song as PDF (after printing, you are asked to share the PDF)

✅ New Balalaika folk tuning

✅ Minor changes/fixes

❀ Special thanks to Frank Berens for his contribution to this version.

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smartChord V6.10

⭐ Songbook
▫ New color options to beautify your songbook (Background, Chord, Text, Text Chorus, Text Bridge, Text Verse)
▫ ChordPro tag {chorus} shows the chorus block defined by {start_of_chorus} and {end_of_chorus}
▫ Labels of ChordPro tags are now visible: {start_of_chorus: Chorus label}, {start_of_verse: Verse label}, {start_of_bridge: Bridge label}
▫ Chord print fixed
▫ Printed document gets name of the song (Android >= 5.0)
❗ New setting if the chord diagrams shall be part of the printout

⭐ Practice:
▫ Share your exercises with your friends, other musicians or students
▶ There is a video about: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJkWR-szgjE

⭐ Set list: Synchronize your set lists with your cloud (Google or DropBox). Use it to synchronize them between your and your band mates devices

✅ Minor changes/fixes

❀ Special thanks to Olav Stüwe and Ralf Fellmer for their contribution to this version.

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smartChord V6.9.2

❗❗ Fix for viewing and filtering new scale pattern modes

✅ Songbook: Optimized parser

✅ Prettier chord printout

✅ Fix: Scale pattern showed fret ‘0’

✅ Minor changes/fixes

❀ Special thanks to Kip Kennedy for contribution to this version.

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