smartChord V8.15.1

βœ… Scale: Size optimized view
βœ… Scale: Scale chart is resizable
βœ… Color scheme is active even if ‘Diagram info’ is set to ‘Nothing’
🐞 Songbook: video player covered song text
βœ” Minor improvements and fixes
❀ Special thanks to Philibob Gossimer, Sean Hartigan and Stefano Tranchini for their contribution to this version

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smartChord V8.15

⭐ Circle of fifths
β–« Option to get triads, 7th or 9th chords
β–« Option to show the chord charts
β–« Option to show the scale on the fretboard
β–« Shows sheet music for the chords

Circle of fifths


⭐ ‘Scale-circle’. New innovative mode of the Circle of fifths
β–« It shows the chords for all 7 degrees: either triads, 7th or 9th chords
β–« It can be used with each scale which does have all 7 degrees
β–« There are more than 300 scales beneath the modes of the major scale like Dorian, Lydian or Mixolydian

Scale-circle


βœ… Songbook: Automatically creates custom chords when not built-in chord types are used


βœ… Songbook: Support for chord names with brackets and comma (e.g. C7(no3,b5))


🐞 Songbook: Crashed on devices with Android 4.1.x


🐞 Problem to create custom chords starting with a note name

smartChordDroid-V8.15


βœ” Other improvements and fixes


❀ Special thanks to Alberto Ruiz IbargΓΌengoitia, Christ Deva, Glenn Homes, Joshua Loflin, Nathan Brooks, Tariq Abdus-Salaam and Thomas GΓΌttler for their contribution to this version

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smartChord V8.14

⭐ Simplify chords
β–« Choose chord: Possibility to simplify chords
β–« Normally a simplified chord is easier to play but less colorful and interesting


⭐ Songbook: Optimized transpose functionality immediately shows the changes in the song


βœ” Chord chart galleries are resizable


βœ” ‘Black bright’ and ‘Black dark’ theme


βœ” Dialogs are movable by dragging the title bar


βœ” Songbook: Support for ‘N.C.’ (abbreviation for ‘no chord’)


βœ” Transposer with color scheme support


βœ” Scale and arpeggio fretboard: Allows portrait mode also on medium-sized devices
βœ” A tap on the name of a stored item (song, set list, quiz, …) opens the ‘Table of contents’
βœ” Long press on a chord in the chord chart gallery opens a menu to show the chord in the Fretboard Explorer
βœ” Charango tunings: Charango Hatun (six course and seven course)
βœ” New color scheme
βœ” Other improvements and fixes
❀ Special thanks to Alois Gillhofer, Benno Schoppel, Dmitry Prokopenko, Paco del Mar, Philibob Gossimer and Vittorio Bernardini for their contribution to this version

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smartChord V8.13.2

🐞 Chord details: Gallery scrolling problem
🐞 Fretboard trainer: Problems to create new quizzes or to show statistic
βœ” Other improvements and fixes
❀ Special thanks to Glenn Homes, Konstantin Paus, Lutz Behnke, Rolando Chicas, Thomas Andrews and Thomas Suntinger for their contribution to this version

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smartChord V8.13.1


βœ… Android 12 compatibility


βœ… 5 new color schemes


βœ” Other improvements and fixes


❀ Special thanks to Florian JΓ€ger and Steve Stine for their contribution to this version

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smartChord V8.13

⭐ Fingering explorer to find the best fingerings for your needs
β–« Change the relevant chord settings and get the fingerings immediately in the gallery
β–« Define your fingering favorites, so they are always visible, independent from the chord settings
β–« Apply the new chord setting changes or discard them at the end of your exploration


βœ… Songbook:
β–« Fingering explorer is used to replacing a fingering
β–« New directives to embed links to images and PDF files
β–« Songbook editor supports these new directives. Image and PDF pickers are used to add them


βœ… Technical release with graphical improvements like better support for large fonts


βœ” Fix: Chord name UI refresh after instrument change


βœ” Other improvements and fixes


❀ Special thanks to Bob Crowder, Kalle Mackel and Olav StΓΌwe for their contribution to this version

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smartChord V8.12.1

βœ… Technical release with graphical improvements


βœ… Open a chord in the fretboard explorer by the context menu of a chord gallery


βœ” Other minor improvements and fixes


❀ Special thanks to Jonathan Olson and Philibob Gossimer for their contribution to this version

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smartChord V8.12


⭐ Songbook: Replace a chord or fingering by direct input on the fretboard


⭐ Improved handling of fingering favorites
β–« Fingering favorites are always visible independent from the chord settings
β–« Fingering favorites for major, minor and seventh chords are automatically created for every instrument and tuning


⭐ 5-string Banjo with improved chord algorithm


βœ… Set list: Possibility to add PDF or image files from GoogleDrive


βœ… Scale favorites are now part of the synchronization


🐞 Save and restore favorite instruments
🐞 Fretboard explorer used with settings ‘SolfΓ¨ge’ and ‘Theory notes’


βœ” Other improvements and fixes


❀ Special thanks to Armin Schmitt, Carsten Bleisch, JΓΆrg Dengler, Luiz Marcos Wal, Ricardo Zalba, Rudolf Stetulic and Teddy McGibbie for their contribution to this version

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smartChord V8.11


⭐ History is filterable to speed up access to the entries like songs


βœ… Songbook: MIDI support extended
β–« Control a MIDI device within the song text
β–« New directive to add MIDI commands which are sent to a MIDI receiver: {x_sccrd_midi:<midiCommand1>, <midiCommand2>, …}
β–« The directive appears as grey ‘MIDI’ line in the song
β–« The commands are automatically sent to a MIDI receiver when
β—Ύ the scroller passes the ‘MIDI’ line
β—Ύ the user taps on the ‘MIDI’ line
β–« Documentation: https://smartchord.de/s-mart-songbook/#Control_a_MIDI_device


βœ… Songbook: Scroll breaks are recognizable as such and show the duration of the breaks in seconds


βœ… Possibility to change the folder for import and search when ‘Read storage’ permission is granted


🐞 Online song editor, importer, viewer: HTTPS support completed


βœ” Other improvements and fixes


❀ Special thanks to Angela MΓΌller, Armin Schmitt, Jean-Pierre Martin, Jens Martin, JΓΆrg Dengler, Stefan Balaz and Uwe Fischbach for their contribution to this version

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smartChord V8.10

⭐⭐⭐ ‘Set list link’ released ⭐⭐⭐
β–« Connects different devices of your bandmates during rehearsals and live performances
β–« Mirrors the set list of the ‘Leader’ to the devices of the ‘Followers’
β–« Opens, starts and stops the song on the follower devices in synchronization with the leader so everyone is on the same song
β–« Mirrors also songs, images and PDF files, even if they are not present on a follower device
β–« ‘Leader’ options:
β—Ύ A secret code to prevent strangers from registering as ‘Followers’
β—Ύ Need to acknowledge each ‘Follower’
β–« ‘Follower’ options:
β—Ύ View the song of the leader or the own song with the same name
β—Ύ Scale the songs to fit on a different display size
β–« Uses ‘Wifi Direct’ and works on Android Lollipop (5.0) or newer
β–« No need for a dedicated Wifi router
β–« Please see documentation: https://smartchord.de/set-list-link


βœ… Online song editor, importer, viewer:
β–« HTTPS for all supported Android versions
β–« New ‘troubleshooting’ page: https://www.smartchord.de/song/troubleshooting.html


βœ… Fretboard trainer: Game is resumed, if it is accidentally interrupted


🐞 Menus were just partly visible after fullscreen mode


βœ” Other improvements and fixes


❀ Special thanks to Frits Boogaarts, Hakkie de Groot, Harry Fehlemann, JΓΆrg Dengler, Markus Knell and Philibob Gossimer for their contribution to this version

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smartChord V8.9.1

βœ… Online song editor, importer, viewer:
β–« Chrome is supported again
β–« HTTPS support: To secure internet connections and protect sensitive data, we have switched our online tools to HTTPS. This has also slightly changed the addresses
❗❗ They now start with https. E.g. https://www.smartchord.de/song/ ❗❗


βœ… Set list
β–« Export: Links in the table of contents to jump directly to the song
β–« Optimized performance on large set lists


🐞 File access on some device


βœ” Other improvements and fixes


❀ Special thanks to AndrΓ© Messerschmidt, Carsten Bleisch, Emory Keller, Gianluca Banchetti, Marc van Westerlaak, Reinhard Miottke, Robert Dampier, Roy Young, Sean Hartigan, and Lino Velletri for their contribution to this version

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smartChord V8.9

⭐ Migration to Android 11 is now complete
❗❗ PLEASE CHECK your set lists for errors ❗❗
β–« Permission to access the storage can now be withdrawn (Android 4.4 or newer)
β–« Android 11 has a focus on privacy improvements and protecting user data
β–« smartChord meets Androids 11 API level requirements
β–« For more information please see:
β—Ύ https://developer.android.com/about/versions/11/privacy
β—Ύ https://www.neowin.net/news/android-11-the-new-privacy-and-security-features-to-know-about
β—Ύ https://www.androidauthority.com/android-11-privacy-1161814


βœ… 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


βœ… Set list:
β–« Share songs, images and PDF files directly from the set list
β–« Adding PDF and image files using the system PDF and image picker


🐞 Set list: Search panel hides list


βœ” A lot of other improvements and fixes


❀ Special thanks to Anke Kellermann, Carsten Bleisch, Hotte Schmiegelt, Jens Martin, Mario RavliΔ‡, Rainer Schediwak and Stefano Tranchini for their contribution to this version

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smartChord V8.8

⭐⭐⭐ Set list link ⭐⭐⭐

β–« Connects different devices of your bandmates during rehearsals and live performances
β–« Mirrors the set list of the ‘Leader’ to the devices of the ‘Followers’
β–« Opens and starts the song on the follower devices in synchronization with the leader so everyone is on the same song
β–« Mirrors also songs, images and PDF files, even if they are not present on a follower device

❗ It is a pre-release version for ‘Songbook’ customers (invisible for all others)

β–« ‘Leader’ options:
β—Ύ A secret code to prevent strangers from registering as ‘Followers’
β—Ύ Need to acknowledge each ‘Follower’

β–« ‘Follower’ options:
β—Ύ View the song of the leader or the own song with the same name
β—Ύ Scale the songs to fit on a different display size
β–« Uses ‘Wifi Direct’ and works on Android Lollipop (5.0) or newer
β–« No need for a dedicated Wifi router
β–« Please see documentation: https://smartchord.de/set-list-link


βœ… Set list: Reorder button replaced by a menu item in the ‘Edit’ menu


βœ… Option to hide the hints also in setting dialogs


βœ… New Russian 7-string tunings


🐞 Backup: some settings were not restored


βœ” A lot of other improvements and fixes


❀ Special thanks to Carsten Bleisch, Haisam Ido, Klaus Brockt, Ramon Haack and Wolfgang Kienberger for their contribution to this version

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