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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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smartChord V8.18

⭐ Fretboard trainer


▫ Three new quiz types to learn scales:
◾ Identify scales
◾ Locate all notes of a scale
◾ Locate all fretboard positions of a scale


▫ Get the chords and scales optionally represented in musical notation and learn them along the way
▫ Learn the fretboard string by string with the new option to limit quizzes to a subset of strings


✔ Scale:
▫ Uniform way to select a scale
▫ New option for direction: Ascending – Ascending & descending – Descending


✔ Uniform use of the note circle for note selection


❗❗ Basic chords list reduced


🐞 Circle of fifths crashed on some selected tunings
🐞 Songbook: Remove capo did not work in every case


✔ Other improvements and fixes


❀ Special thanks to Andy Lopez, Dominique Portalier, Lena Schütten, Philibob Gossimer, Pisarev Oleg, Scott Noroozi and Stefano Tranchini for their contribution to this version

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smartChord V8.17

⭐ Scale:
▫ Modes for each scale
▫ ‘Note-circle’ to visualize the distribution of a scale
▫ Select the scale either from your favorites, the modes or the whole scale list
▫ Swipe gesture on the musical notation changes the scale
▫ Button to show the scale in the scale-circle


✔ New ‘Note-circle’ view to select the root notes e.g. for the scales


✔ Home-screen:
▫ Dialog to define the tools on the home-screen in one step
▫ Short description for each tool


✔ Songbook: Support for changes on chords-and-tabs.net


✔ Picking pattern: Improved handling of muted strings


✔ 13 new 8-string tunings for Lap Steel Guitar


✔ Screenshot is automatically created for an error report initiated from the menu


✔ Other improvements and fixes


▶ Our new video shows how to get any song with chords & tabs – in 10 seconds


❀ Special thanks to Emilio Polog, Glenn Homes, Henk Oostrom, Keray Rainer, Konstantin Paus, Lena Schütten and Xavier Fornari for their contribution to this version

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HOW TO GET ANY SONG – IN 10 SECONDS

s.mart Songbook HOW TO GET ANY SONG YOU WANT – IN 10 SECONDS

⭐ Find your songs in the greatest internet song catalogs
⭐ Without registration or account
⭐ Not limited to one catalog
⭐ Regardless of the instrument
⭐ Store your songs with chords and tabs for offline use
⭐ You automatically get your favorite fingerings for your instrument and tuning
⭐ Regardless of the instrument the song was provided for

s.mart Songbook: Chords & Tabs & Lyrics

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smartChord V8.16.1

⭐ Songbook: New supported website for chords & tabs: https://acordesweb.com


🐞 Circle of fifths and scale-circle: Empty chord gallery and a lot of error toasts when using solfége


✔ Other improvements and fixes


❀ Special thanks to Doug Kutzli, Henk Oostrom, Jared Garcia, Jackie Oriol, Mike Williams and Peter Edlund for their contribution to this version

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