smartChord V9.7.1

βœ” Android 13 compatibility


βœ” Set-List-Link: Permission for ‘Location’ was needed for WifiDirect, but isn’t needed in Android 13 anymore


βœ” Lyrics pad: Ability to search for ‘Meaning like’


β–Ά Our video shows the use of the Lyrics pad: https://youtu.be/IwCTPSkHzqc


🐞 Lyrics pad: Correct handling of spaces in the Word-finder


🐞 Tips: Checkbox to deactivate tips wasn’t visible anymore


🐞 Circle of fifth: Wrong text color if setting ‘Color scheme binding’ was active


βœ” Other improvements and fixes


❀ Special thanks to Bill Liddell, Carsten Bruns, Fred Worm, Lothar Email and Piet Thecrank for their contribution to this version

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s.mart Lyrics Pad

s.mart Lyrics Pad is an inspiring tool for poets, rappers, lyricists, and songwriters. It allows you to keep track of your ideas and provides a Word-Finder to help you find the right words. Whether you’re looking for a rhyme, synonym, antonym, or a word with a specific meaning, beginning, or end, the Word Finder has you covered. It supports English and Spanish and has databases with millions of words for these languages. You can also use keywords to organize your text.

  • For your effective work the search results are sorted by their rating and the number of syllables sorted.
  • Unfortunately, the Word Finder supports only English and Spanish. However, word databases with several million words are available for these languages.
  • You can use keywords to better structure the text.
  • Adjectives
  • Antonyms
  • Consonant match
  • Homophones
  • Kind of
  • Part of
  • Meanings
  • Near rhymes
  • Nons
  • Synonyms
  • Similar sounds
  • Words by pattern
  • Rhymes

BTW – The Word-Finder is also available in the Songbook and Notepad of smartChord: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=de.smartchord.droid

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smartChord V9.7

βœ” Fretboard trainer: New option with which you have to specify chords for any fingering


βœ” Tables of contents: New option to sort the items by the part of the name after the ‘-‘. This can be useful if you build your items e. g. according to the scheme ‘title – artist’ and want to sort by artist


βœ” Songbook YouTube player: Changing the playback speed also affects the scrolling speed


🐞 Lyrics pad: Word-finding result was sometimes not visible


βœ” Other improvements and fixes


❀ Special thanks to David SansΓ³, Jens Martin, Manfredo Leitner, Philip A Edyvean, Richard Riley and Roland Schippmann for their contribution to this version

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smartChord V9.6.1

βœ” Songbook:
β–« Possibility to import songs from an arbitrary folder on Android 11 and newer
β–« IP address for online tools is also visible when using large system fonts
β–« IP address also listed in the help


🐞 Songbook editor: monospaced font


❀ Special thanks to Henk Oostrom, Max Welte and Tomasz Cichawa for their contribution to this version

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smartChord V9.6

⭐⭐⭐ Lyrics pad ⭐⭐⭐
β–« The new Lyrics pad is an inspiring tool for poets, rappers, lyricists and songwriters. With it you’ll easily keep all your ideas and the Word-Finder will help you with the right words. No matter if you are looking for a rhyme, a synonym, an antonym or even a word with a certain meaning or beginning or end.
β–« Unfortunately, the Word Finder supports only English and Spanish. However, word databases with several million words are available for these languages.
β–« In a pre-release version for subscribers and UNLIMITED users
β–« For your effective work the search results are sorted by their rating and the number of syllables sorted
β–« You can use keywords to better structure the text
β–« You can easily print or share your lyrics
β–« The Word-Finder allows to search for:
β—Ύ Adjectives
β—Ύ Antonyms
β—Ύ Consonant match
β—Ύ Homophones
β—Ύ Kind of
β—Ύ Near rhymes
β—Ύ Nons
β—Ύ Part of
β—Ύ Rhymes
β—Ύ Similar sounds
β—Ύ Synonyms
β—Ύ Words by pattern


βœ” Songbook: The Word-Finder can be used in the song edit screen too


βœ” Notepad: The Word-Finder can also be used in the notepad edit screen


βœ” Translations for all languages


🐞 Songbook: transposition of slash chords


🐞 Improved media search with just one character


🐞 Problems to share files via GoogleDrive when changing the folder


βœ” Other improvements and fixes


❀ Special thanks to Andrea Bazzani, Michael Taube, Rudy Gamberini and Werner Albert-Schneider for their contribution to this version

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smartChord V9.5

⭐ Songbook:
β–« New option to transpose a song using the capo and keep the fingerings


β–« New option to enable swipe gesture left and right to switch to the next or previous song


β–« Directives to repeat blocks:
β–« ‘Block’ directives can be used to select a special block by naming it (e.g. {verse:Verse 1})
β–« Please see https://smartchord.de/s-mart-songbook/#Repeating_blocks
β–« Song editor menu with new items to repeat blocks


β–« Dependent on the ‘Songbook ‘mode’, relevant options are disabled (e.g. ‘Show chords’ in mode ‘Just chords’)
🐞 Updated categories were not visible in the table of contents
🐞 Open ‘Song analyzer’ didn’t select the current song of the songbook
🐞 To change the metronome setting it was necessary to open the songbook again


βœ” 22 new light and dark themes with the following colors:
β—Ύ Alien
β—Ύ Coral
β—Ύ Cornflower
β—Ύ Gold
β—Ύ Grey
β—Ύ Laurel
β—Ύ Lavender
β—Ύ Meteorite
β—Ύ Mushroom
β—Ύ Mustard
β—Ύ Royal

β–« Dedicated screen for switching between the 36 themes – including a preview


🐞 Some buttons did not show that they were disabled


βœ” Other minor improvements and fixes


❀ Special thanks to Gerrit Horeis, Luiz Fernando Laux, Luiz Marcos, Pete Koschnick and Scott Noroozi for their contribution to this version

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smartChord V9.4.1

βœ” Scale fretboard screen: The fretboard range can be changed if none of the ‘Pattern’ modes is selected


🐞 Songbook: The ‘Printout’ color scheme is used again for printing


🐞 Missing E in C Dominant 7th scale


🐞 With some themes, the text of slide switches was hardly or not at all readable


βœ” Other minor fixes


❀ Special thanks to Christ Deva, Harry V. Boggan, Henk Oostrom, Paji Can, Paul Schoonderwoerd and Scott Noroozi for their contribution to this version

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smartChord V9.4

⭐ Songbook:
β–« Predefined color variants for the blocks (‘Verse’, ‘Chorus’,…)
β–« Preview screen for the color variants
β–« 21 predefined color variants for the dark mode
β–« 20 predefined color variants for the light mode
β–« 2 predefined color variants for the printout
β–Ά Our video shows how to make your songs more beautiful and clearer: https://youtu.be/okp1BFHFs0w


βœ” Scale Name and Key Identifier:
β–« Option to show also the scales/keys which are not complete


βœ” Song analyzer:
β–« Ability to enter a song text or edit it in the text editor
β–« Option to paste the song text from the clipboard
β–« New plugin app released: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=de.smartchord.droid.plus.songanalyzer


βœ” Chord: Now you can also enter “add” and “dim” chords in the text field


🐞 Create or edit an existing note in the notepad with a link to your item from each ‘Folder’ menu. Use it for instance to document your ideas about certain items.
β–« Chord progression
β–« Fretboard Trainer
β–« Metronome
β–« Pattern
β–« Playground
β–« Practice
β–« Set list
β–« Songbook
β–« Tone generator
🐞 Chord progression: Adding a special fingering was not possible under certain conditions
🐞 Songbook: Marking text did not work on some Android versions


βœ” A lot of other improvements and fixes


β–Ά You can reach us on YouTube via the new YouTube alias @smartChord: https://www.youtube.com/@smartChord


❀ Special thanks to Charles Boehnlein, John Glass, Jod R. Leio, Lena SchΓΌtten, Roan Vandermeer and Tiemo Norman for their contribution to this version

Continue ReadingsmartChord V9.4

smartChord V9.3

βœ” Circle Of Fifths and Scale Circle:
β–« Option to show the piano to visualize the chords
β–« Optimized sound: the chords are played as long as you tap the chord
β–« Option to enable playing chords
β–« Chord gallery, piano, staff and the circle are synchronized and the selection is visible


βœ” New sound options for all instruments
β–« Acoustic Grand Piano
β–« Bright Acoustic Piano
β–« Electric Grand Piano
β–« Church Organ
β–« Reed Organ
β–« Rock Organ


βœ” A further set of chord notations mainly used in South America


βœ” Table of contents: Possibility to add categories


βœ” Possibility to add single chords or chords from chord progressions and songs:
β–« Chord Progression
β–« Fretboard Trainer
β–« Key Identifier
β–« Scale Name


βœ” Home screen: Instruments icon shows the currently selected instrument


🐞 Drum Machine: Workaround for an Android bug on older devices


βœ” A lot of other improvements and fixes


❀ Special thanks to Gerd Altmann, Joachim Grams, Louis Poels, Luiz Fernando Laux, Manuel Almonacid and Stefan Heinze for their contribution to this version

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smartChord V9.2

⭐⭐⭐ World first: Song analyzer is released ⭐⭐⭐
⭐ New ‘Song analyzer’ detects the chord progressions and keys of every song
⭐ Write your songs based on the chord progressions of successful songs
β–« It analyzes the songs in your songbook or any other song found by the internet search
β–« It shows the set of chords and the key of a song
β–« It shows the chord progressions and also their keys
β–« It lets you create your chord progressions based on the ones detected
β–Ά Our video shows the use of the ‘Song analyzer’


⭐ A further set of chord notations mainly used in South America
β–« (#4), (11/b5), (11/b9), (13/#11), (13/b9), (4/7), (b13/b5), (b9/#5)
β–« 7(#11), 7(#9/#5), 7(11), 7(4), 7(9/#11), 7(9/#11/13), 7(9/#5), 7(9/11), 7(9/b5)
β–« 7(b5/#9), 7(b5/b13), 7(b5/b9), 7(b9/#5), 7(b9/13), 7+(#11), 7+(#11/13)
β–« 7+(#5), 7+(#9), 7+(11), 7+(13), 7+(13/#11), 7+(2), 7+(2/4), 7+(4), 7+(6), 7+(6/9)
β–« 7+(9/#11), 7+(9/#11/13), 7+(9/13), 7+(9/4), 7+(b5), 7+(b5), 7+(b9), 7+(b9), 7+(sus), 9(#11), 9(4)
β–« m(#11), m(#13), m(#4), m(#6), m(#9), m(11), m(13), m(2), m(2/4), m(4), m(6), m(6/11), m(6/9)
β–« m(7), m(7+), m(9), m(9/11), m(9/b5), m(b11), m(b11/b9), m(b13), m(b4), m(b5), m(b6), m(b7), m(b9)
β–« m(sus), m7(11), m7(4), m7(6), m7(9/#5), m7(9/11), m7(9/b5), m7(add4)
β–« m7(b5/b9), m7(b9/b5), m7+(#9), m7+(9), m7+(b9)
β–« They improve, among other things, the chord recognition in the songbook


βœ” Songbook: Improved parsing of chord lines with brackets


βœ” Synchronisation screens with uniform operation in terms of the cloud:
β–« Click on the ‘Folder’ button or the folder name to switch the folder
β–« Click on the cloud provider logo to switch between the cloud providers


🐞 Cloud: Handling of invalid folder names


🐞 Edit screen: Use of the floating action button crashed the app


βœ” Other improvements and fixes


❀ Special thanks to Alexey Molchanov, Emil Sinclair, Jonathan Olson, Luiz Fernando Laux, Martin P. Daniels, Nuno Moura and Steve Battig for their contribution to this version

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smartChord V9.1

⭐ A new set of chord notations mainly used in South America
β–« (#11), (#13), (#5), (#9), (b11), (b13), (b5), (b7), (b9)
β–« 11(b5), 11(b9), 4(7), 6(11), 6(9), 6(add9)
β–« 7(#5), 7(#9), 7(6), 7(9), 7(b13), 7(b5), 7(b9), 7+(9), 7/#9, 7/b9, 7M, 7sus(13), 7sus(9), 7sus(b9)
β–« 9(#5), 9(b5)
β–« augmented, b9(#5), dimb9, diminished
β–« j#9, j7, j7b5, j7sus, j7sus2, j7sus24, j7sus4, j9, jb9
β–« m#7#9, m#7b9, m(maj11), m(maj13), m(maj7), m(maj9), m6(9), m7(#9), m7(9), m7(b5), m7(b9), m7/b9/b5, m7M, mM7
β–« maj6, major, min, min11, min7, minor, sus24, sus42
β–« M, M(9), M11, M13, M6, M7, M7#5, M7#9, M7b5, M7b9, M7sus, M7sus2, M7sus24, M7sus4, M9, Mb9
β–« Β°#7, Β°11, Β°13, Β°9, Ø7
β–« They improve, among other things, the chord recognition in the songbook


βœ” Improved synchronization:
β–« Synchronization can now be done in one step
β–« Comparison is done automatically
β–« The upload can be defined by an option
β–« The comparison result is shown as an overview view
β–« The detailed list with the items to be synchronized can be shown optionally
β–« The cloud provider can be selected in the general settings and in the settings of the synchronization
β–« The login and logout are also possible in these settings


βœ” Songbook:
β–« Open ‘Song analyzer’ for the current song
β–« Menu restructured


β–Ά Our video shows the use of the Song Analyzer


βœ” Table of contents: Timestamps are now hidden by default, but can be displayed using the new option


🐞 Song synchronization: We accidentally changed the extension of the song file in the last update. It is now ‘sccrd’ again


🐞 Chords: Link ‘Change filter’ was broken


βœ” Minor improvements and fixes


❀ Special thanks to Andrew Mitterholzer, Bruce Reirden, Luiz Fernando Laux and Henk Oostrom for their contribution to this version

Continue ReadingsmartChord V9.1

s.mart Song Analyzer

⭐⭐⭐ World first: Song analyzer ⭐⭐⭐

The Song Analyzer detects the chord progressions and keys of any song.

It inspires songwriters and composers to write their own songs based on the chord progressions of successful songs.

β–« It analyzes the songs in the s.mart Songbook or any other song found in the internet search

β–« It shows the set of chords and the key of a song

β–« It shows the chord progressions and also their keys

β–« It let you create your chord progressions based on the ones detected

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smartChord V9.0

⭐⭐⭐ World first: Song analyzer ⭐⭐⭐
⭐ New ‘Song analyzer’ detects the chord progressions and keys of any song
⭐ Write your songs based on the chord progressions of successful songs
❗❗ It is a pre-release version that is limited to subscribers and UNLIMITED customers for the time being
β–« It analyzes the songs in your songbook or any other song found by the internet search
β–« It shows the set of chords and the key of a song
β–« It shows the chord progressions and also their keys
β–« It lets you create your chord progressions based on the ones detected


βœ” Backup: Option to additionally store the backup in the cloud


βœ” Choose chord: Allows to enter the complete chord name including slash chords


βœ” General settings ‘Names’: New option to hide or show the octaves for the notes in the tuning (E-A-D-G-B-E or E2-A2-D3-G3-B3-E4)


βœ” Table of contents: Pre assignment of the category dialog with the values of the selected items


βœ” Set list: A changed duration of a break is deposited in the set list


βœ” Songbook: internet search optimized


🐞 Workaround for an Android bug: Popup menus do not appear for the first items in some lists e.g. in the Key Identifier


βœ” A lot of other minor improvements and fixes


❀ Special thanks to Chris Drexler, David Carv, Luiz Marcos, Martin P. Daniels and Scott Noroozi for their contribution to this version

Continue ReadingsmartChord V9.0

smartChord V8.22.2

🐞 Workaround for incompatibilities on devices with Android 4.x
βœ” Circle of fifths: Alignment to the traditional one
βœ” Other minor improvements and fixes


❀ Special thanks to Brigitte Laskowski, Cristian Navarrete, Glenn Weaver, Juan Tafur and Luiz Marcos for their contribution to this version

Continue ReadingsmartChord V8.22.2