smartChord V7.5

⭐ Pretty nice piano to jam around. Just for fun πŸ™‚
β–« Switch between more than 120 instrument sounds
β–« Adjust number of visible keys
β–« Slider view to move quickly between the octaves


βœ… Synchronization: Option to allow deletion of song and set list files in the cloud, if the songs or set lists are deleted in smartChord


βœ… New color scheme


βœ… Fix tuner 5-string Banjo: Note name of the 5th peg was wrong


βœ… Other changes and fixes


❀ Special thanks to Ewa Wisniewski, Henk Oostrom, Ismael Venegas CastellΓ³ and Mick Burke for their contribution to this version.

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smartChord V7.4

⭐ Songbook improvements:
β–« Allows song info section also in full screen mode
β–« ‘Back to start’ starts with a delay if defined
β–« Smoother zooming
β–« Extra lines removed after TABs
β–« Direct link to the current ‘Set list’ via navigation menu
β–« Support for large online song imports via ‘s.mart Online Songbook Importer’ (http://www.smartchord.de/song/import)


⭐ Picking patterns
β–« Find picking patterns easier: filter the huge list (429) by entering a pattern finger sequence
β–« Favor picking patterns also in the picking pattern dialog


βœ… Set list: Direct link to the current song of the ‘Songbook’ via navigation menu


βœ… Scales: Option to choose scales with or without tonic


βœ… Tuner: Tune your instrument with the capo set


βœ… Tuning is shown everywhere with capo position if capo is set


βœ… Possibility to translate tips and hints


βœ… Chord progression, Fretboard quiz, Practice: Screen keeps on bright (no dimming anymore)


βœ… New picking patterns:
β–« PP 4/4 405 v2
β–« PP 4/4 405 v2 r
β–« PP 4/4 405 v2 r ab
β–« PP 4/4 424 v5
β–« PP 4/4 467 v2
β–« PP 4/4 492
β–« PP 4/4 493
β–« PP 4/4 494
β–« PP 4/4 495
β–« PP 4/4 496
β–« PP 4/4 497
β–« PP 4/4 498
β–« PP 6/8 636
β–« PP 6/8 637


βœ… Fixes Songbook:
β–« Conversion of German musical nomenclature for lines in ChordPro inline chord notation
β–« Remove whitespaces from song name on online import
β–« Show in ‘Playground’


βœ… Other changes and fixes


⭐ Preparation for Android 11 privacy improvements


❀ Special thanks to Henk Oostrom, Ian Hiscoe, Karlheinz Mackel, Martin Porubsky and Richard G. Riley for their contribution to this version.

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smartChord V7.3

⭐ New setting to define favorite chord types for all instruments at once


⭐ Enhancements for fingering favorites
β–« New option to treat a fingering as favorite, if the fingering pattern is equal to the fingering pattern of one of your fingering favorites
β–« New option to treat a fingering as favorite, if the fingering pattern is equal to the fingering patterns of the CAGED system
β–« Fingering favorites are preferred over other fingerings and listed first


⭐ New screen to get comprehensive help
β–« It searches within help pages, settings, tips and frequently asked questions
β–« Complex search terms can be logically linked with ‘AND’, ‘OR’, ‘(‘ and ‘)’
β–« The search also supports the wildcards ‘?’ for any character and ‘*’ for 0 or more characters
β–« You’ll find a link to this screen on each help screen


βœ… Possibility to translate help texts


βœ… Songbook
β–« Workaround to prevent duplicate song texts from Ultimate Guitar
β–« Handling custom chords with slash in name


βœ… Chord progression
β–« Option to keep the screen on
β–« Link to ‘Chord name’ in the navigation menu as shortcut to add chords from there


βœ… Chord name
β–« Support for beginners with inverse and slash chords


βœ… New chord types


βœ… Fix ‘Choose chord’: Sorting custom chord types


βœ… Fix ‘Table of content’: Search didn’t notice last changes in content


βœ… Other changes and fixes


❀ Special thanks to Ana Abigail Soriano, David Lind, David Murgatroyd, Federico Galeotti, Luiz Marcos Wal, Martin Braun, Martin Porubsky, Mike Walker, Peter Mott, Ric Shore, Roland Schippmann, Shaun Powell, Soham Dey and Thor Crowley for their contribution to this version.

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smartChord V7.2

⭐ Custom instruments
β–« Create additional instruments with their own instrument and chord settings
β–« Gives you the possibility to change very comfortably all the instrument settings (more than 20) at once
β–« They are seamlessly integrated and available in all features


⭐ s.mart Online Songbook Importer
β–« It allows you to import new songs comfortable via the browser of your computer
β–« Import a bunch of songs at once using the ChordPro directive {new_song}
β–« Find it here: http://www.smartchord.de/song/import
β–Ά Our video leads you through the import process: https://youtu.be/V7L-p4UzZWo


βœ… Instrument lists are sorted by language specific names


βœ… Option to hide notes on the piano


βœ… Fix Songbook: Share PDF generated a blank page


βœ… Other changes and fixes


❀ Special thanks to Dmitry Prokopenko, Frank Huster, Henk Oostrom, Kasey Starnes, Matthew Faris, Mike Mountain, Mike Walker, Robert Shamburger, Thomas Bourgon and Wojciech SkΓ³recki for their contribution to this version.

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smartChord V7.1.1

βœ… Fix: Chord name crashed in landscape mode

βœ… Fix: Metronome crashed in background mode on some devices

βœ… Smaller changes and fixes


❀ Special thanks to Antonio Fraga, David Lokan, Henk Oostrom, Ilona Weißhuhn, Max di Fresco and Stefan Bomnueter for their contribution to this version.

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smartChord V7.1

⭐ Custom chords
β–« New screen to create your own chords
β–« They are seamlessly integrated and available in all features (e.g. in a song)
β–« You can also use it to rename existing chords to your naming convention
β–« New and easy way to request a new chord type for smartChord
β–« ‘Custom chords’ is a new chord type filter beneath ‘All’, ‘Basic’ and ‘Favorite’
β–« Custom chords are part of the synchronization between your devices


βœ… Metronome
β–« Background mode supports timer
β–« Background mode supports count in
β–« Echo removed in background and dimming mode
β–« Workaround for Android bug (played sound on every Android notification)


βœ… Songbook and Set-List are using complete screen in full screen mode


βœ… Fretboard trainer does not play the note/chord anymore, if input module is microphone


βœ… Fix Songbook: hide ‘Info’ section on switch to full screen mode


βœ… Fix Songbook: Add song to set list


βœ… Fix: ‘Scale Fretboard’ shown on whole screen if TAB view is hidden


βœ… Fix: Timer plays sound when time’s up


βœ… Other changes and fixes


❀ Special thanks to Artiom Donoga, Charles Kangethe, Dean Eisen, Eugene Mih, Franz Armbrust, Johann Kraus, Majid Hindi, Martin Porubsky, Michael Hill, Neville Cope, Patrick Murphy, Paul Abbott and Shaker Huda for their contribution to this version.

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smartChord V7.0.1

βœ… Fix: Metronome crashed in dimming mode

βœ… Fix: Select button in ‘Table of content’ to accept multiple selections was disabled

βœ… Other smaller changes and fixes

❀ Special thanks to Aklan Akdağ, Heikki Herva and Marco Di Palo for their contribution to this version.

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smartChord V7.0

⭐ ‘Table of content’ mode
β–« If activated, the screen ‘Table of content’ is opened before the feature itself. There you can select one of the stored items to open it with the feature. If we take the songbook as an example. With the ‘Table of content’ mode activated, the ‘Table of content’ is shown if you start the songbook. There you can select a song and the Songbook is started and shows the song. If you go ‘Back’ from the songbook, the ‘Table of content’ is shown again.
β–« With the ‘Table of content’ mode deactivated, the songbook is started immediately with the last song. To open the ‘Table of content’, you have to use the menu item ‘Open | Manage’ from the ‘Folder’ menu.
β–« The mode is affecting:
β—Ύ Chord progression
β—Ύ Fretboard Trainer
β—Ύ Metronome
β—Ύ Notes
β—Ύ Pattern
β—Ύ Playground
β—Ύ Practice
β—Ύ Set list
β—Ύ Songbook
β—Ύ Tone generator


⭐ Drag’n’drop support for more convenience
β–« Reorganize and reorder the home screen (menu ‘Reorder’)
β–« Set list
β–« Notepad
β–« Scale favorites


βœ… Auto save option to store items like songs or notes automatically when leaving the corresponding screen


βœ… We could enhance the YouTube quota. Everybody can now use the YouTube search for videos to embed them into songs


βœ… Showcase for the most important functions and GUI concepts


βœ… Tooltips for most of the buttons (long press on the button)


βœ… Set list: Start songs by double click


βœ… Welcome wizard


βœ… First optimizations for Chromebook


βœ… Fix: Songbook A-B repeat and changed playback speed


βœ… A lot of other changes/fixes


❀ Special thanks to Alistair George, Francisco JosΓ© Vela, Matt Faris, Paul Schoonderwoerd and Tarun Mudgal for their contribution to this version.

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smartChord V6.23.1

βœ… Fix: Songbook YouTube search did not present the result on some devices

βœ… Fix: Fretboard quiz ‘Find all notes’ does not acknowledge each correct answer some times

❀ Special thanks to Dmitry Prokopenko for his contribution to this version.

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smartChord V6.23

⭐ Songbook supports YouTube videos
β–« Link to a YouTube video within a song
β–« Embedded YouTube player to show the video
β–« Special search to find the YouTube video for your song (at the moment it is unfortunately limited to subscribers and UNLIMITED customers, as YouTube has a limited quota to access their data)
β–« Option to synchronize the start/stop for the YouTube player
β–« Duration of a song is automatically set by the duration of a video
β–« New directive to define the YouTube video id {x_sccrd_yt:19JVc76ExkY}


βœ… Fretboard Trainer: Sound was to quite and it crashed, when capo was set outside the quiz range


βœ… Two new tunings for Portuguese Guitar: ‘Portuguese Lisboa’ and ‘Portuguese Coimbra’


βœ… Online song editor update (V1.5) with support for YouTube directive (http://www.smartchord.de/song/edit)


βœ… Other changes/fixes


❀ Special thanks also to Evgenij Neuwirt, Hugo Maia and Maria AmΓ©lia for their contribution to this version.

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