smartChord V11.0

⭐ Customizable toolbar:
◾ Customise a toolbar to have quick access to your favorite functions
◾ Available on nearly every screen like Songbook, Song-Writer, Chords, Editor or even the home screen
◾ Available on Android 7 or later
◾ Toolbar customizing screen:
▫ Reachable on every screen via menu ‘⁝ -> Toolbar’
▫ Add, move or remove the tools via drag’n’drop
▫ Activate-/deactivate the toolbar
Toolbar documentation

✔ Android 14 compatibility

🐞 Chord Progression: Change capo

🐞 Circle of Fifths: music sheet wasn’t always updated correctly with naming method ‘Solfege’

✔ A lot of other improvements and fixes

❀ Special thanks to Björn Wilde, Hagler Ducley Brito, Henk Oostrom, Scott Noroozi, Tonio Ene, Vittorio Bernardini and William Liu for their contribution to this version

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smartChord V10.16

⭐ Songbook: song search improved

Optimized song detection

Bookmarks for your inspiration
▫ Predefined list of song pages with the top-rated songs and artists
▫ Screen to maintain your own bookmarks with your favorite song pages

◾ Progress bar shows when song recognition is complete

◾ ‘Reload’ button, in case the song recognition does not work the first time

◾ Quick switch to search for ‘Chords’ or ‘TAB’ (tablature)

✔ Documentation:

◾ List of recently created or modified articles so you can stay up-to-date

Getting started with the Songbook

Songbook for singers

🐞 Songbook: Workaround for Android before 6.0

🐞 Table of Contents: Wrong filter preset

✔ Minor improvements and fixes

❀ Special thanks to Alberto Torres Gutiérrez, François Amaral, Harry Fehlemann, Jonathan Olson and Keith Layton for their contribution to this version

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smartChord V10.15

Songbook for piano:

◾ Get the piano chord charts with the fingerings for the song’s chords

◾ Get the piano chord either in a zoomable grid or horizontally scrollable gallery

◾ Clicking on a chord in the song text opens a dialog with the piano chord chart

◾ Possibility to change the chord in the song

◾ Clicking on a piano chord chart plays the chord

◾ The option ‘Piano mode’ activates the ‘Songbook for piano’

Documentation

Song Writer:

◾ Get the piano chord charts with the fingerings for the song’s chords

◾ Clicking on a piano chord chart plays the chord

◾ The option ‘Piano mode’ shows the piano chord chart in the chord gallery

Documentation

✔ Piano: Fine-tune the number of keys with +/- buttons

✔ Chords: Clicking on the piano plays the chord

✔ Chord details: Clicking on the piano plays the chord

✔ Circle of fifths:
◾ Clicking on the chord diagram plays the chord
◾ Clicking on the piano plays the chord

✔ Instrument translator:
◾ Clicking on the chord diagram plays the chord
s.mart Instrument Translator is released on Google Play

✔ Scale screens: Menu items to show the scale in the playground or piano

🐞 Chord Progression: Transpose works again

🐞 Notifications on Android 13 and newer

✔ A lot of other improvements and fixes

❀ Special thanks to Andreas Arbeit, Cristian Rauta, Marcos Giovane, Peter Fresser and Somrata Sarkar for their contribution to this version

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smartChord V10.14

⭐ Instrument translator:

◾ Translates the fingering from one instrument or tuning to another instrument or tuning

◾ It’s easing the learning process for musicians who are proficient in one instrument and want to learn or switch to another

◾ It allows you to enter the notes or fingering on the instrument you are familiar with

◾ The reverse chord finder finds the resulting chords for the notes entered

◾ The chord dictionary presents the possible fingerings for the resulting chords

◾ It translates from one of the approx. 40 supported string instruments and the piano to another

◾ It supports any tuning

◾ The reverse chord finder is configurable and also looks for inversions, slash chords, incomplete or rootless chords

◾ The note colors follow the color scheme and the selected chord

◾ Documentation: https://smartchord.de/docs/instrument-translator/instrument-translator-overview/

🐞 Songbook internet search: Workaround to handle corrupt song pages on cifra

🐞 Songbook: Scrolling on rare conditions

🐞 Chord name: Not all note names were visible without a selected chord

🐞 Play chord sounds in some screens

✔ A lot of other improvements and fixes

❀ Special thanks to Andreas Arbeit, Daniel Ruíz Mojica, Marcos Giovane, Martin Wiesenhofer, Peter Fresser and Yves Sancho Oliver for their contribution to this version

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smartChord V10.13

✔ Settings are searchable. The keyword search provides a quick overview of the available settings

✔ Chord name:
◾ Fingering colors follow the color scheme binding for the selected chord
◾ Optional notes of a chord are marked in red

✔ Chord in mode ‘Scale’: Click on the scale name to change the scale. Click on the scale icon to open the scale in the scale tool

✔ Songbook: Chord gallery new long-click option to add or to remove the fingering from favorites

✔ Set list: Layout optimizations

✔ New documentation:

◾ General appearance: https://smartchord.de/docs/general/appearance/
◾ Piano: https://smartchord.de/docs/piano/piano-overview/

🐞 Songbook: Automatic scroll speed after editing a songtext

🐞 Songbook: Key Identifier and Scale Name called with the wrong chord order

🐞 Songbook internet search: Workaround to handle corrupt song pages on chords-and-tabs.net

🐞 Categories have been lost when you save a song that is running the set list

🐞 Rootless chords didn’t enforce to have the bass note in slash chords

✔ A lot of other improvements and fixes

❀ Special thanks to Alberto Torres Gutiérrez, Marcel Brouillet, Rob D. Schaefer, Stefan Manns, Thomas Fiebich and William G. Jordan for their contribution to this version

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smartChord V10.12

Chord diagrams: Option to mark open strings with a rectangle

Fretboard Trainer:
◾ Possibility to select single scales with tonic
◾ More scale selection possibilities (https://smartchord.de/docs/scales/scale-selection/)
◾ Optimized layout for large answer lists

Set list:
◾ Import is possible from an arbitrary folder on the device
◾ Larger font

Piano:
◾ Possibility to show the note names on all keys belonging to a chord or scale
◾ Possibility to change the base note of a chord or the tonic of a scale

Notepad: More scale selection possibilities (https://smartchord.de/docs/scales/scale-selection/)

File importer: Menu entry to set smartChords app specific folders for import

✔ We have dedicated a separate chapter to chord inversions: https://smartchord.de/docs/chords/chord-inversions/

🐞 Set list: Export and print showed a blank page when ‘No content’ was selected

✔ A lot of other improvements and fixes

❀ Special thanks to Alberto Torres Gutiérrez, Anshela Sanabria, Monkey Do, Patrick Senac, Rob D. Schaefer, Ron Rijnenberg and Somsavath Norindr for their contribution to this version

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smartChord V10.11.1

🐞 Major fixes in chord diagrams for lefties
🐞 Songbook: Workaround to handle corrupt song pages on Ultimate-Guitar
🐞 Songbook: Transposing failed in some cases after transposing several times
🐞 Set list import listed the contents multiple times
🐞 Fretboard Trainer: Training mode ‘Lab after Lab’ asked correct answered notes too often
✔ Other minor fixes
❀ Special thanks to Jon Hoekstra, Laurent Haricot, Victor Rodt and Vittorio Bernardini for their contribution to this version

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smartChord V10.11

Songbook:
◾ Optimized print and share
◾ Possibility to print and share a song with one of the Songbook color schemes: Light, Dark, Printout
◾ Workaround to handle corrupt song pages on Ultimate-Guitar
◾ Workaround to handle duplicate song texts on Ultimate-Guitar

Set List:
◾ Add Notes as set list entries. Use a note entry to make a joke or address the audience, or indicate a change of instrument, tuning adjustments, equipment requirements, or other specific details
◾ Optimized set list export and print
◾ Export ‘Internal’ does include now the images and PDF files beneath the songs
◾ Menu item to print a set list
◾ Possibility to export and print a set list with the Songbook color schemes: Light, Dark, Printout

Editor: Text capacity increased

✔ New documentation:

Scales
Set List
Song Analyzer
Fretboard Explorer
Key Identifier
Lyrics Pad

🐞 Notepad: Link to songs opened Chords screen instead of Songbook. Link to Chords screen uses now protocol ‘scrd’: Chord: F5

✔ A lot of other improvements and fixes

❀ Special thanks to Burkhard Brodda, Jon Hoekstra, Jürgen Schulz-Ohlberg, Keith Layton, Konstantin Paus and Roy Sanchez for their contribution to this version

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smartChord V10.10

✔ Notepad:
◾ Add Images
◾ Add YouTube videos
◾ Menu items to collapse or expand all notes
◾ New editor menu items to add links to chords, scales, picking patterns

✔ Scale:
◾ New button to define scale favorite
◾ More scale favorites visible on large screens

✔ Songbook: internet search optimized

🐞 Editor made problems on some devices (song editor, lyrics pad, song writer, notepad)

🐞 Scale favorites: Drag’n’drop works again

✔ Other improvements and fixes

❀ Special thanks to Alberto Torres Gutiérrez, Anthony Steele-Perkins, Arjen Westdijk, Glenn Holmes, Jonathan Olson, Konstantin Paus, Lynne Whitehorn, Marcello Casali, Nick Gassman, Paul Schoonderwoerd and Victor Osaka for their contribution to this version

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smartChord V10.9

✔ Notepad:
◾ New way to organize notes for different items
▶ Watch our video about the notepad and the notes

✔ New documentation:
Notepad
Fretboard trainer
Piano

? Set list: Problems to add songs into an empty set list

✔ Other improvements and fixes

❀ Special thanks to John Madsen and Levin Laysor for their contribution to this version

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smartChord V10.8

✔ Chord and Chord details: Option to display a resizable piano, which shows either the respective chord or fingering

✔ Chord dictionary: Add and remove chord types from favorites

✔ Chord name: Selecting a chord name will change the note names and intervals accordingly

✔ Songbook:
◾ Easily add songs from not supported web pages: Select the song text and use the context menu ‘Create song’
◾ The elapsed scroll time is now the time taken to reach the current line

✔ Cloud folders are sorted by name

✔ Cloud- and File-explorer: Switch to the parent folder with the back key

? Cloud- and File-Explorer: Icons visible also on bright themes

✔ Other improvements and fixes

❀ Special thanks to Alberto Torres Gutiérrez, Ginger Hawkins, Henk Oostrom, Luiz Marcos, Marcel Brouillet, Martin P. Daniels and Paolo Ventafridda for their contribution to this version

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smartChord V10.7.2

✔ Songbook:
◾ The scrolling time is displayed in the upper right corner. By tapping it you can change the duration of the song
◾ By tapping on the seconds of the scroll delay you can change it
◾ Possibility to import songs from an arbitrary folder on Android 13 and newer
? Corrections for manual scrolling and optimization for auto-scrolling


✔ Other improvements and fixes


❀ Special thanks to Abel Castilhos, Alberto Torres Gutiérrez, Dave Schneider, Davy Houpert, Henk Oostrom, Jesse Cabell, Sergio Jover, Stefan Heinze and Volker Kratschmann for their contribution to this version

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smartChord V10.7.1

✔ Metronome: Shows the total duration of an exercise with Speed-trainer

✔ Songbook: Internet song search improved for devices older than Android 8

? Songbook: Some songs could not be opened

✔ Other minor improvements

❀ Special thanks to Andrés Lopéz, Jean-Pierre Martin, Justin Billington, Rolando Chicas and Stefan Heinze for their contribution to this version

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