smartChord V7.14

✅ Notepad:
▫ Option to improve audio recording quality
▫ Expandable and collapsible notes
▫ Support for copy & paste
▫ Audio player is now part of the toolbar
▫ Starts editing at the end of the note


✅ Create notes in the notepad with a link to your item from each ‘Folder’ menu. Use it for instance to document your ideas about certain items.
▫ Chord progression
▫ Fretboard Trainer
▫ Metronome
▫ Pattern
▫ Playground
▫ Practice
▫ Set list
▫ Songbook
▫ Tone generator


✅ Songbook:
▫ New directives to embed links to your item like chord progressions, notes, exercises, …
▫ Editor got menu items to create these links
▫ New color options to define the text and background colors for the {highlight:} directive
▫ Fix: Replace chord didn’t update the song text
▫ Fix: Switching player to ‘automatic’ shows the right player again


✅ Custom tunings with just two strings are allowed (could make sense with activated setting ‘Rootless chord voicings’)


✅ Favorite fingerings are always preferred during sorting


✅ Chord name fix: Range switched accidentally


✅ Other changes and fixes

▶ There is a new video that explains the fretboard trainer


❀ Special thanks to Dominik Janiec, Eric Snoddy, Glenn Homes, Josef Metzger, Martin Hägerås and Paul Aussem for their contribution to this version

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smartChord V7.13

⭐⭐⭐ Rootless chord voicings ⭐⭐⭐

▫ Consider the new option to allow rootless chord voicings if…

  • you play instruments with fewer strings like a Cigar Box Guitar or a Ukulele
  • you’re playing in a band and the bass player will play the root note
  • you like this ‘jazzy’ sound

Rootless chord voicings…

  • ❗❗ are active by default for instruments with three or four strings
  • are shown in the features ‘Chord’ and ‘Choose chord’ if the option is activated
  • can be allowed by option in ‘Chord name’
  • can be added to the fingering favorites
  • are valid in the ‘Fretboard trainer’ if the option is activated
  • are used in the ‘Songbook’ if the option is activated

⭐ Chord name
▫ Option to allow rootless chords
▫ Possibility to add rootless chord voicings to fingering favorites
▫ Replaced context menu with buttons in the toolbar
❗ New sort order of the chord name list

⭐ There is a new manual describing the handling of chords in smartChord


⭐ Drum machine:
▫ 311 drum patterns: You shared your drum patterns with us. We have collected them and made them available for download


✅ Songbook: New section in documentation ‘how to get the best fingerings


✅ Other changes and fixes


❀ Special thanks to Rolf Puchtinger, Ron Beaver and Sébastien Streit for their contribution to this version

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