smartChord V7.12

⭐ Songbook:

  • Different ChordPro style delimiters to be able to see the chords more clearly: Brackets ‘[Am]’, spaces ‘ Am ‘ or underscores ‘_Am_’
  • Predefined color schemes for normal and dark background (‘Songbook appearance -> Reset’ for existing users)
  • Optimized scrolling if the intelligent line break isn’t active
  • There is new documentation for the s.mart Songbook. It is worth a glance: https://smartchord.de/s-mart-songbook


⭐ Drum machine:

  • 234 drum patterns: You shared your drum patterns with us. We have collected them and made them available for download
  • Covers a lot of genres: Blues, Disco, Funk, Jazz, Pop, Reggae, Rock, …
  • ‘Download’ button in the ‘Table of contents’ to download and import the drum pattern collection
  • Preview in the ‘Table of contents’ of the drum machine makes it much easier to select an adequate drum pattern


▶ Our video shows how to use the drum machine:


✅ Table of Contents: More natural sort order especially if the item name contains numbers


✅ Speed trainer: Possibility to reduce the speed


✅ Fix: Select ‘cloud’ as ‘data source’ for song import


✅ Fix: Color scheme preview


✅ Other changes and fixes


❀ Special thanks to Harry Fehlemann, Marilyn Leahy, Marius Bleeke, Serkan Gürses, Stepan Efremov, Tom Geldner and Troy Cox for their contribution to this version

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smartChord V7.11

⭐ Songbook: Options to get the whole song on one screen
▫ Multi column layout
◾ Option to present a song in 1, 2, 3 or 4 columns
◾ It is song specific and can differ from song to song
◾ Supports intelligent line break with zooming
◾ Needs Android 7 or newer


▫ Compact song view mode
◾ New ‘Mode’ presents the song in ChordPro style, where the chords are in the same line of the lyrics


▫ Buttons for ‘Info’, ‘Line break’, … are staying visible in ‘Just chords’ or ‘Lyrics’ mode
❗ Fix: DropBox synchronisation
❗ Fix: Update the song when changing the mode


✅ Simple ‘drum kit’ to jam around. Just for fun 🙂
▫ Use up to 16 percussion instruments in parallel
▫ Choose between more than 40 percussion instruments
▫ Create multiple drum kits and sync them between your devices


✅ Drum machine:
▫ Possibility to use the same instrument with different volume or velocity
▫ Button to get a drum kit for the drums in the drum machine


✅ Metronome: New lower limit of 4 BPM


✅ Other changes and fixes


❀ Special thanks to Eugene Mih, Henk Oostrom, Jose Climent, Lee Lawrence and Mike Mountain for their contribution to this version

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smartChord V7.10.1

✅ Optimized gallery and grid sizes for chords, scales and arpeggios


✅ Optimized printout for chords, scales and arpeggios


❗ Scale freeze: Workaround for Android bug on some devices


❀ Special thanks to Fernando G. Rojjas, Neil Stretton, Santi Chacon and Wayne Minor for their contribution to this version

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smartChord V7.10

⭐ Changes in appearance of chords, scales, arpeggios and the circle of fifths
▫ New option to apply the color scheme either to intervals or notes. With the new option, you can get always the same color for the same note
▫ New option to show semitones on the fretboard smaller. This helps your orientation on the fretboard a lot
▫ Consistent coloring according the chord and scale formula


⭐ Three new arpeggio pattern modes:
▫ 2 notes per string pattern
▫ 3 notes per string pattern
▫ 4 notes per string pattern


❗ Now there is just one general setting for what kind of information is shown on the fretboard. It’s the same for chords, scales and arpeggios


❗ New setting groups ‘Name settings’ and ‘Appearance’. Some settings have been moved to the new groups


✅ Scale and Arpeggio with improved usability and optimized pattern overview


✅ Synchronize categories


✅ Piano: Option to show color scheme together with the note name


❗ Scale: Fixed patterns with fret range bigger than 12


❗ Scale: Fixed update screen after scale change


❗ Arpeggio: Fix for more complex chords like 13sus4


✅ Fix: Keep categories when synchronizing songs or set lists


✅ Many other changes and fixes


❀ Special thanks to Christoph Lanz, Henk Oostrom, Leo Müller, Liam Gotch and Santi Chacon for their contribution to this version

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smartChord V7.9

⭐⭐⭐ Categories to classify and filter your items like songs or drum patterns
▫ Create and maintain your own categories
▫ Assign the categories to your items
▫ Filter your items by one or more categories
▫ Each item type may have different categories
▫ A category can be used in multiple item types
▫ Category ‘Genre’ is predefined but changeable
▶ Our video shows how to use categories: https://youtu.be/XBHYoUeMKA4


⭐ New set list export:
▫ Option to export as text or HTML
▫ Option to include the whole songs or just the lyrics
▫ Option to include ‘table of content’
▫ Option to include notes
▫ Export as text can be used e.g. to share it with your audience or to copy it into the clipboard
▫ Export as HTML can be used to open it in a browser to print it or create a PDF file


✅ New set list import


✅ Notepad
▫ Accepts shared texts and adds it as a note
▫ Copy a note to the clipboard


✅ Fix Songbook: Crashed on some old devices


✅ Fix Share: Allows to overwrite existing items


✅ A lot of other minor changes and fixes


❀ Special thanks to Barth Harrington, Chris Elstrodt, Emory Keller, John de Jong and Martin Porubsky for their contribution to this version.

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smartChord V7.8

✅ Individual ‘Auto save’ option for the different items like songs or notes


✅ Drum machine: Improved handling


✅ Set list: Improved search handling


✅ New chord types


✅ Fix: Edit song online


✅ Fix: Renaming of items


✅ Other changes and fixes


❀ Special thanks to Claudio Dossetti, Emory Keller, Henk Oostrom, Manfred Thyssen, Marc van Westerlaak, Marius Bleeke, Martin P. Daniels and Steve Marshall for their contribution to this version.

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smartChord V7.7.1

❗ Fix Drum Machine: Replacing instruments didn’t work anymore
❀ Special thanks to Thomasa Velin and Zdenek Musil for their contribution to this version.

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smartChord V7.7

⭐ Songbook now with an integrated Drum Machine
▫ Integrated drum machine to play the drum patterns for the musical accompaniment
▫ Minimized drum pattern view
▫ Individual drum pattern and BPM for each song
▫ New button to switch between the four possible players:
◾ Audio player
◾ Drum machine player
◾ Metronome
◾ YouTube player
▫ You can use the players also if they are hidden
▫ Option to select the player automatically
▫ Extended menu to add, change or remove a drum pattern
❗ The Metronome is now one of the players and can be controlled as the other ones


⭐ Drum machine
▫ Run the Drum Machine in the background to have it in other smartChord features or apps


✅ A lot of other changes and fixes


❀ Special thanks to Dean Eisen, Rick Johnson, Tim Schäfer and Winfried Schneider for their contribution to this version.

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smartChord V7.6

⭐⭐⭐ Drum machine ⭐⭐⭐
▫ Use up to 16 percussion instruments in parallel to create your drum patterns
▫ Use them for the musical accompaniment for your songs
▫ Use the Drum machine as rhythm trainer
▫ Choose between more than 40 percussion instruments
▫ Share your drum patterns with your friends, other musicians or students
▫ Sync your drum patterns between your devices
▫ Use the speed trainer to increase your speed
▫ Use the timer to control your practice time


✅ Piano:
▫ Optimized multi touch handling
▫ Option to move the visible range by octaves or single keys
▫ Option to show just active note names
▫ Option to highlight ‘C4’
▫ One additional key in each key range to play the complete octave even on the smallest range


✅ Notepad editor:
▫ Menu item added to insert a link to a saved drum pattern
▫ Button to pause the spoken note


✅ Fixed: Some links where not clickable anymore e.g. in the Notepad


✅ Lot of other changes and fixes


❀ Special thanks to Andre Messerschmidt, Bernhard Kumpf, Leonardo Frassetto, Sandeep Kowdley, Steven Vargas, Tobias Schulte and Victor Osaka for their contribution to this version.

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