smartChord V6.9

⭐ Three new scale pattern modes:
◾ 2 notes per string pattern
◾ 3 notes per string pattern
◾ 4 notes per string pattern

⭐ 92 picking patterns for Ukulele (now there are 379 altogether)

✅ New overview screen with all arpeggio patterns for a chord

✅ Songbook: Added DuckDuckGo as an alternative search engine for new songs

✅ ‘PLUS Tuner’ has now the possibility to store unlimited custom tunings

❗❗ Fix: Diatonic chords for the scales where incomplete

✅ Fix: Scale pattern shows fret ‘0’ if needed

✅ Fix: Audio Player stopped working after editing the song text

✅ We relaunched www.smartChord.de – with a frequently asked questions section

❀ Special thanks to Derek Lichter, Fritz Müller, Kevin Heinze, Octavio Moreno, Paul Lowing, Péter Barna and Simone Sapienza for their contribution to this version.

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10 Android Apps for Musicians to Record, Tune, and More

makeuseof.com wrote

“smartChord is an absolute treasure trove for musicians. It’s mostly aimed at guitarists or those who play other stringed instruments, but there’s so much here that almost anyone will find it useful.

The app offers over 15 tools. You get information on playing chords, arpeggios, and scales. There’s a transposer so you can easily change the key of any piece of music. An ear training game helps you learn the sound of notes and chords. The songbook lets you download music for almost any song you can find online. The playground gives you a virtual guitar to practice on. There’s so much here.

All the basic functions are free, and you can add even more with a paid upgrade.

Download: smartChord (Free, premium version available)”

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smartChord V6.8

✅ 58 new picking patterns (>= “PP 470+”; now there are 287)

✅ Pattern: Switch pattern easily by gesture (you can define by settings to switch just between favorites)

✅ Pattern: Option to play the TAB by touching the TAB view

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

✅ Songbook: Shows target note names when transposing

✅ Synchronization: Better user guidance

✅ New Chords: 7/#11, 7add4, 11b9, 13sus4, aug7, add2add4, madd2add4, maj6/7, m/maj9, m/maj11, m/maj13, m7add4

✅ FAQ: New information screen with frequently asked questions

✅ Fix: Deleted favorite patterns and favorite fingerings are now removed on synchronization

✅ Other changes/fixes

❀ Special thanks to Adam Beaudoin, Emanolito Leitner, Slawomir Herman and Thomas Kjolsing for their contribution to this version.

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smartChord V6.7.2

✅ 52 new picking patterns (“PP 2/4 202 ab”, >= “PP 4/4 462”, >= “PP 6/8 613”)

✅ Synchronize favorite patterns and favorite fingerings individually

✅ Favorite fingerings are defined for a tuning, but independent from an instrument

✅ Songbook: Chord diagrams are part of the printout, if you have the chord gallery displayed

✅ Enter BPM direct per number

✅ Fix: Pattern ignored rests when playing

✅ Fix: Songbook had problems to detect the notes SOL# and SOLb

✅ Fix: Request permissions for external storage to do automatic backup on a reinstallation

✅ Other changes/fixes

❀ Special thanks to Andrea Bazzani, Hunter Dryden, Leo Müller, Matt Brunt, Ulrike Nehring and Vern Wilfinger for their contribution to this version

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5 Awesome Mobile Guitar Apps to Make You a Guitar Master

maketecheasier.com wrote

“While a beginner may only be concerned with the five major chords, there are thousands of playable chords on a six-string guitar. (And that’s not even counting power chords.) Keeping track of all those chords along with all possible fingerings can be difficult even for a seasoned guitar player. Thankfully, using smartChord means you don’t have to.

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smartChord is the ultimate chord referencing app. It contains almost all possible chord types and fingerings for guitar and other string instruments. The app supports both left- and right-handed players and has different modes to suit the user’s skill level. In addition, the app boasts lots of other useful features like scale and arpeggio training. One of the most useful (and interesting) features of the app is the reverse chord finder. This feature allows you to nominate the fingering, and the app will identify which chord that fingering relates to.”

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smartChord V6.7.1

❗❗Fix: Pattern filter was not selectable on some devices

✅ Pattern: Optimizations for small displays

✅ Songbook: Optimized line width in line break mode for different font size settings

✅ Songbook: Menu item to open tuner with the tuning of the song

✅ Set list: Optimized memory handling, when viewing PDF files

✅ Chords: Limit of setting ‘Max. frets per chord’ raised from 6 to 8

✅ Many minor changes/fixes

❀ Special thanks to Axel Heubach, Leo Müller, Martin Schumacher, Ryan Wiest, Steve Crook, Tom Tcheng and Tarun Mudgal for their contribution to this version.

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smartChord V6.7

⭐ The new app ‘s.mart Pattern’ for picking patterns is released ⭐
◾ It’s a dictionary, a sound explorer and a trainer
◾ Learn and discover easy and legendary picking patterns
◾ Have a look at the huge list of picking patterns for beginners and fingerstyle professionals
◾ Compare them and listen to the difference
◾ Apply the patterns to your songs, chord progressions or each other chord list and listen to the result. A song sounds totally different with a new pattern
◾ Get the result as a TAB view and look how the different fingerings are played
◾ Create exercises to practice the patterns
◾ Benefit from the speed trainer and timer
◾ Favor your patterns
◾ Save the patterns and the chords for later use
◾ Sync your patterns and chord lists between your devices
◾ Fully integrated into smartChord
◾ Free for subscribers and unlimited customers
◾ Link to the store: market://details?id=de.smartchord.droid.plus.pattern
▶ There is a video about ‘s.mart Pattern’: https://youtu.be/i78ELlVbtto

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smartChord V6.6

⭐⭐⭐ New s.mart app for picking patterns as pre release for subscribers and unlimited customers ⭐⭐⭐
◾ Learn and discover picking patterns
◾ At the end there will be more than 200 picking patterns for beginners and fingerstyle professionals
◾ Compare them and listen to the difference
◾ Apply the patterns to a chord list and listen to the result
◾ Get the result as a TAB view and look how the different fingerings are played
◾ Save the pattern and the chords for later use
◾ Sync your patterns and chord lists between your devices
◾ Create exercises to practice the patterns
▶ There is a new video about the pattern app: https://youtu.be/9y5RVRq8nwg

✅ Chord progression: Fixes and better user guidance

✅ Undo and redo in ‘Edit’ screen

✅ Tuning of the current instrument isn’t changed, if a chord is added or replaced for a song or chord progression with different tuning

✅ Tempo of a new exercise or chord progression is set to the last setting

✅ Exercises from “Practice” feature are now part of the synchronization

✅ Fixed: Multiple standard tunings in the favorite tuning list

✅ Added chord type m7/b5/b9

✅ New color scheme

✅ Many minor changes/fixes

❀ Special thanks to Gaétan Dorion, Mark Saltzman, Matt Faris and Taigen Graham for their contribution to this version.

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smartChord V6.0

⭐ New tabulator view to show the notes of scales, exercises, arpeggios, …

⭐ Quick switch between your stored items like songs, set lists, exercise, …

◾ There is a ‘History’ button on top beneath the ‘Folder’ menu
◾ It opens a list with your items, sorted by the time you have used it the last time. It’s just a click to open the item.

⭐ Easy way to configure the content of the home screen

◾ It allows all tools to be part of it. Also Backup, Synchronizing, …
◾ Use clicks or long clicks to add or remove tools from and to the home screen
◾ Button to “Fade in/out” is replaced by the menu item ‘Add tools’

✅ Note names on the scale fretboard screen

❗❗ Fix: Saving a song in the set list overwrites song in the songbook

✅ Lot of minor changes/fixes

❀ Special thanks to Andreas Anwar, Barth Harrington, Henning Steiner, Max Howard-Evans, Rick Tucker and Wayne Evans for their contribution to this version.

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