Yes. But in smartChord it is not an independent instrument at the moment. But there are 18 tunings for Viola Caipira added to instrument Viola.
The tuner has got different modes. One of it is the pitch pipe. To switch between tuner and pitch pipe, use the ‘Mode’ button in the left corner.
Sometimes another app is using the microphone and blocks the access to the microphone for other apps. Please close this app or if it is not clear which app blocks the microphone, close them all. If this does not help, reboot your phone.
In rare cases it has to do with the permissions. The ‘audio record’ permission is needed for the tuner. Maybe the permission has been revoked. There is
the possibility to withdraw permissions with Android 6 or higher. Please check: ‘Info’ -> ‘Permissions’ -> ‘Permissions’
The tuner is always in chromatic mode. So you can tune every other instrument like a zither, a Chapman Stick, a autoharp or piano.
Assume, that you have a song in ‘C’ and you need it two semitones higher:
– Move the lower ruler ‘C’ direct under the ‘C’ of the upper ruler
– Move the lower ruler two semitones to the left: Result is ‘D’
– Look at your song and replace the note of every chord by the note of the lower ruler direct below.
– If there is a Fm in your song, replace it by Gm
The songbook is empty because of license issues and the question: which songs should the songbook contain! Everybody would expect different songs. The solution is the internet. There are excellent resources. smartChord finds your songs out there.
Just use ‘Folder’ menu -> ‘New’ -> ‘Internet search’.
You can also google for a tab file collection and import them. Please see also our video for the import: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IGM0XnuwtC8
The internet search for songs does work on most websites. But not all are supported. smartChord can’t detect a song in the following cases:
– a website does not provide songs or lyrics as plain text. PDF files or images are not supported.
– the song text isn’t distinguishable from the other text on that page. But in this case there is a workaround:
— Copy the text from the web page
— Go back to the songbook
— Create a new song
— Edit the song text
— Paste the copied text into the ‘Edit’ screen
s.mart Songbook includes a ‘Set list’ feature to organize your songs and lyrics for performance or practice. Please see our video on YouTube:
There is an import functionality in the songbook. By the ‘Folder menu’ -> ‘Open | Manage’ you’ll get to the ‘Memory’ screen. There you can import songs in form of text files. However, not PDF or Word files, just pure text files like .crd, .tab, …. Please see our video on how to import songs:
The songbook can handle plain text (files). If you want to use PDF files, please use the ‘Set list’ feature. There you can organize your songs and PDF files.