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
▫ It analyzes the songs in your songbook or any other song found by the internet search
▫ It shows the set of chords and the key of a song
▫ It shows the chord progressions and also their keys
▫ It lets you create your chord progressions based on the ones detected
▶ Our video shows the use of the ‘Song analyzer’


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


✔ Songbook: Improved parsing of chord lines with brackets


✔ Synchronisation screens with uniform operation in terms of the cloud:
▫ Click on the ‘Folder’ button or the folder name to switch the folder
▫ 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


✔ 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
▫ (#11), (#13), (#5), (#9), (b11), (b13), (b5), (b7), (b9)
▫ 11(b5), 11(b9), 4(7), 6(11), 6(9), 6(add9)
▫ 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)
▫ 9(#5), 9(b5)
▫ augmented, b9(#5), dimb9, diminished
▫ j#9, j7, j7b5, j7sus, j7sus2, j7sus24, j7sus4, j9, jb9
▫ 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
▫ maj6, major, min, min11, min7, minor, sus24, sus42
▫ M, M(9), M11, M13, M6, M7, M7#5, M7#9, M7b5, M7b9, M7sus, M7sus2, M7sus24, M7sus4, M9, Mb9
▫ °#7, °11, °13, °9, Ø7
▫ They improve, among other things, the chord recognition in the songbook


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


✔ Songbook:
▫ Open ‘Song analyzer’ for the current song
▫ Menu restructured


▶ Our video shows the use of the Song Analyzer


✔ 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


✔ 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.

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

▫ It shows the set of chords and the key of a song

▫ It shows the chord progressions and also their keys

▫ It let you create your chord progressions based on the ones detected

Continue Readings.mart Song Analyzer

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
▫ It analyzes the songs in your songbook or any other song found by the internet search
▫ It shows the set of chords and the key of a song
▫ It shows the chord progressions and also their keys
▫ It lets you create your chord progressions based on the ones detected


✔ Backup: Option to additionally store the backup in the cloud


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


✔ 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)


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


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


✔ 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


✔ 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
✔ Circle of fifths: Alignment to the traditional one
✔ 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

smartChord V8.22

✔ Scale Name with context menu to:
▫ investigate a scale in the scale screen
▫ show the diatonic chords for the scale
▫ show the scale in the Fretboard Explorer
▫ add a scale to the scale favorites
▫ add a scale to the scale blacklist


✔ Key Identifier with context menu to:
▫ investigate a key in the scale screen
▫ show the diatonic chords for the key
▫ show the key in the Fretboard Explorer


✔ Circle of fifths:
▫ Menu item to show the fingerings for the chords on a dedicated screen
▫ Menu item to add the chords to the current chord progression


✔ Optimized chord diagram size


✔ Songbook: Optimized TAB detection


✔ Corrected scale D Dorian b9: Contains A instead of Ab


✔ Other improvements and fixes


❀ Special thanks to Christ Deva, Luiz Marcos, Michael Fischer, Scott Noroozi, Tobi Gelz and Uwe Fischbach for their contribution to this version

Continue ReadingsmartChord V8.22

smartChord V8.21.1

✔ Technical release with minor improvements and fixes like:
✔ Scale: Predefined filter for the ‘church modes’ and the most common scales
✔ Scale Name and Key Identifier: Fretboard range can be changed in the mode ‘Notes’ and on large screens
✔ Optimized chord diagram size
🐞 Fretboard trainer: Missing signs in staff
🐞 Chord name: Shortened 5th string can be muted again


❀ Special thanks to Emilio Polog, Hans-Peter Wegner, Leonid Shokarev, Manolo Ramirez Padilla, Robert Price, Scott Noroozi, Tobi Gelz, Uwe Fischbach and Uwe Tantz for their contribution to this version

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smartChord V8.21

Scale name:
▫ Determines the scale for a song or a chord progression
▫ Determines the scale also for an arbitrary set of chords or notes
▫ The set of chords can be entered as text or picked from the chord dictionary
▫ The notes can be entered either on the fretboard or on the piano
▫ If the scale cannot be determined unambiguously, the resulting list shows you:
◾ which scales are possible
◾ which notes are missing
◾ which notes do not belong to the scale
▶ Our video explains the Key Identifier, but the ‘Scale name’ works the same way: https://youtu.be/McveJtbFV2E

Identify scale for song


⭐ Songbook
The musical key is automatically determined by the Key Identifier:
◾ For every new song on the internet
◾ If you click on the musical key in the info section
◾ On ‘Edit information’


New directives to repeat blocks:
◾ New directive {bridge} shows the previous bridge block defined by {start_of_bridge} and {end_of_bridge}
◾ New directive {interlude} shows the previous interlude block defined by {start_of_interlude} and {end_of_interlude}
◾ New directive {pre_chorus} shows the previous pre_chorus block defined by {start_of_pre_chorus} and {end_of_pre_chorus}
◾ New directive {verse} shows the previous verse block defined by {start_of_verse} and {end_of_verse}
◾ New directive {tab} shows the previous tab block either defined by {start_of_tab} and {end_of_tab} or automatically detected
◾ Editor and online editor are supporting the new directive
https://smartchord.de/s-mart-songbook/#Repeating_blocks

{start_of_verse:Verse 1}
A                   C
This is verse 1
{end_of_verse}

{start_of_bridge:Bridge}
A    C      E    F  Fm
This is the bridge
{end_of_bridge}

{start_of_pre_chorus:Pre chorus}
A    C      E    F  Fm
This is the pre chorus
{end_of_pre_chorus}

{start_of_chorus:Chorus}
A    C      E    F  Fm
This is the chorus
{end_of_chorus}

{start_of_interlude:Interlude}
A                       C
This is the interlude
{end_of_interlude}

{start_of_verse:Verse 2}
A                   C
This is verse 2
{end_of_verse}

{bridge:Bridge repeated}

{pre_chorus:Pre chorus repeated}

{chorus:Chorus repeated once}

{interlude:Interlude repeated}

{verse:Verse 2 repeated}

{chorus:Chorus repeated twice}


✔ Chord progression: Button to replace chord or fingering


✔ New Tuning: Russian Open G


🐞 Add/replace a chord did work just the first time


✔ Other improvements and fixes


❀ Special thanks to Frank Müller, Haisam Ido, Isidro Zúñiga, James Thomas, Paul Schoonderwoerd and Simone Sapienza for their contribution to this version

Continue ReadingsmartChord V8.21

smartChord V8.20

⭐ New tool: Key Identifier
▫ Determines the key for a song or a chord progression
▫ Determines the key also for an arbitrary set of chords or notes
▫ The set of chords can be entered as text or picked from the chord dictionary
▫ The notes can be entered either on the fretboard or on the piano
▫ If the key cannot be determined unambiguously, the Key Identifier shows you:
◾ which keys are possible
◾ which notes are missing
◾ which notes do not belong to the key
▶ Our video explains the Key Identifier: https://youtu.be/McveJtbFV2E


✔ Songbook: Menu item to open the Key Identifier with the chords of the song

✔ Chord progression: Menu item to open the Key Identifier with the chords of the chord progression


✔ Fretboard trainer: Plays notes in quizzes of the mode ‘Note’ (if the ‘Play sound’ option is active)


🐞 Sharing: The share link didn’t open smartChord on some devices
🐞 Scale name: Fixed sound
✔ Other improvements and fixes


❀ Special thanks to Hakkie de Groot, Hans Kaiser and Philip Fagét for their contribution to this version

Continue ReadingsmartChord V8.20

s.mart Key Identifier


⭐Determines the key for a song or a chord progression
⭐Determines the key also for an arbitrary set of chords or notes
▫ The set of chords can be entered as text or picked from the chord dictionary
▫ The notes can be entered either on the fretboard or on the piano
▫ If the key cannot be determined unambiguously, the Key Identifier shows you
◾ which keys are possible
◾ which notes are missing
◾ which notes do not belong to the key

Continue Readings.mart Key Identifier

smartChord V8.19.1

✔ Technical release with minor improvements and fixes


✔ Chords: Favorites are marked with a star in the ‘Simplify chords’ dialog


✔ We have updated the manual describing the handling of chords and fingerings in smartChord: https://smartchord.de/chords


❀ Special thanks to André Giroud, Colin Coutts and Miguel Pires for their contribution to this version

Continue ReadingsmartChord V8.19.1

smartChord V8.19

⭐ Redesign of the ‘Chords’ screen – the chord reference:
▫ Clearer user interface
▫ Chord dictionary integrated so that more than 1200 chord types are available
▫ Enter the root and bass by the ‘note circle’
▫ Always visible text field to enter the chord type or to filter the chord type list
▫ New spinner to filter the chord types:
◾ Dictionary
◾ Expert
◾ Advanced
◾ Beginner
◾ Custom
◾ Favorites
◾ Augmented
◾ Diminished
◾ Suspended
◾ 13th
◾ 11th
◾ 9th
◾ 7th
◾ 6th
▫ Your custom chords are always appended when a filter is applied


✔ Circle of fifths:
▫ A click on the scale view shows the scale in the ‘Scale’ screen
▫ Chord names completed for Major/Ionion scale when showing triads


✔ New option for small devices to make the home-screen scrollable and the texts readable in any case


❗❗ Only general settings are still accessible via the home-screen


🐞 Songbook: Sometimes the drum machine played the wrong sounds
🐞 Fretboard trainer & Circle of fifths: Fixed musical notation on large devices
✔ Other improvements and fixes


❀ Special thanks to Gustaf Norman, Hans Sta, Jakov Gacina, Piotr Czerniejewski, Scott Noroozi, Sergei Nikiforov and Stefano Tranchini for their contribution to this version

Continue ReadingsmartChord V8.19