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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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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