smartChord V7.17

⭐Songbook with extended MIDI support


✅ Select a song by a MIDI device
▫ Songbook switches your songs on MIDI commands SongSelect
▫ New directive to define the song number {x_sccrd_midiSongSelect:<number>}


✅ Control a MIDI device from the Songbook
▫ New directives to add MIDI commands which are sent to a MIDI receiver when
◾ opening a song: {x_sccrd_midiOpen:<midiCommand1>, <midiCommand2>, …}
◾ closing a song: {x_sccrd_midiClose:<midiCommand1>, <midiCommand2>, …}
▫ New setting to define the MIDI receiver


✅ New ‘MIDI’ setting category, which embraces the MIDI settings valid for the ‘Songbook’ and ‘Set list’
▫ MIDI device which sends events to control the ‘Songbook’ and ‘Set list’
▫ Mapping between the MIDI events and the actions to control the ‘Songbook’ and ‘Set list’
▫ MIDI device which receives commands from the ‘Songbook’
▫ New option to deactivate MIDI connections


✅ New simple ‘MIDI test’ tool. It shows the MIDI messages received from a MIDI device or allows to send messages to a MIDI device


✅ Songbook editor supports new midi directives


✅ New documentation for the MIDI support


✅ Share your chord progressions with friends, other musicians or students
▶ There is a video about sharing:


✅ Auto completion from history
▫ Song internet search
▫ YouTube video search


✅ Undo and redo in the editor for songs and notes


✅ Scale name fix: Change of tuning didn’t update the fretboard


✅ Other minor changes and fixes


Online song editor update (V1.6) with support for midi directives


❀ Special thanks to Antonio Guerra, Con Tastsidis, Guillaume Rodriguez, Jorgo De Groof and Thomas Karstens for their contribution to this version

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smartChord V7.16.1

✅ Fix: Sorting in ‘Table of contents’ with active category filter
✅ Fix: Number of printed chords were limited in Songbook
✅ Fix: Timer wasn’t readable on some devices
✅ Other minor changes and fixes


❀ Special thanks to Gian Müller, Glenn Homes and Nikolai Bardukow for their contribution to this version

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smartChord V7.16

⭐⭐⭐ Songbook with support to simplify chords ⭐⭐⭐
▫ New screen ‘Simplify chords’ shows the chords of a song and their simplified chords
▫ Complex chords do have multiple possible simplifications
▫ Simplification level can be selected individually for each chord
▫ Pre-selected are the simplest chords or your favorite chords (according to settings)
▫ Simplification can be made undone by calling the menu item ‘Simplify chords’ again


✅ Gesture support:
▫ Home screen:
◾ Swipe left: Open last screen
◾ Swipe right: Open ‘Navigation menu’
◾ Swipe up: Open ‘Add tools’ screen
◾ Swipe down: Open ‘Settings’
▫ Table of contents:
◾ Swipe right: Back
◾ Swipe left: Open selected item
▫ Notepad:
◾ Swipe right: Back
◾ Swipe left: Delete selected item
▫ Arpeggio and Scale fretboard:
◾ Swipe right: Previous pattern or back if not in ‘Pattern’ mode
◾ Swipe left: Next pattern
◾ Swipe down: Open ‘Settings’
▫ Other screens without scrolling elements do have gesture support for ‘Back’ and/or ‘Settings’


✅ New chord types and fixed ‘-‘ chord


✅ Fix: Metronome was shown too narrow in the songbook


✅ Lot of minor changes and fixes


❀ Special thanks to Gian Müller, Glenn Homes, Hotte Schmiegelt, Hubert Egger, Jan Hovancik, Matthew Heinly, Philibob, Ramon Haack, Roland Schippmann and Stefano Tranchini for their contribution to this version

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