smartChord V8.7

⭐ Further internal privacy improvements to protect your data


βœ… Set list: Automatic lookup for images or PDFs, if the location has been changed or if the location is different on synchronized devices


🐞 ‘Table of contents’: Problems to open items with spaces at the beginning or end of the name are solved


βœ” Other improvements and fixes


❀ Special thanks to Anke Kellermann, Eric Gump and Simone Sapienza for their contribution to this version

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smartChord V8.6

⭐ Privacy improvements to protect your data
β–« Links to image and PDF files in set lists are migrated to links to Androids MediaStore


⭐ New instrument: Viola Caipira with predefined 19 tunings

  • Standard
  • Big onion in C
  • Big onion in D
  • Big onion D#
  • Big onion in E
  • Big stream
  • Cattle
  • D down
  • Downhill river
  • Green cane
  • Half guitar
  • Hand crank
  • Little onion
  • Natural
  • North eastern
  • Paraguazu
  • Repainting
  • Upwardriver
  • Uruguaya


⭐ Songbook:
β–« Possibility to show all chord charts at once
β–« Audio recordings from notepad can be used in the audio player


βœ… Songbook & Set list:
β–« Option that allows that the ‘Information’ area will not be hidden in full-screen mode
β–« Option that allows that the ‘Player’ (Video, Audio, …) will not be hidden in full-screen mode


βœ… Edit screen and text dialogs support voice recognition to enter the text


βœ… Backup: Restore your data directly from a backup file in your cloud


βœ… Set list: Dialog to print the set list


βœ” A lot of smaller improvements and fixes


❀ Special thanks to A’Athiel Va’ Da’ath, Anke Kellermann, Dave Murray, Kenneth Calpito, Manfredo Leitner, Markus Knell, Simone Sapienza and Victor Osaka for their contribution to this version

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smartChord V8.5

⭐ Privacy improvements to protect your data
β–« Songbook does not need storage permission anymore
β–« Links to audio and video files in songs are migrated to links to Androids MediaStore


⭐ New instrument: 9-string guitar with nine predefined tunings

  • 9-String Standard
  • 9-String B
  • 9-String Double Drop A
  • 9-String Drop A
  • 9-String Drop B
  • 9-String Drop B + E
  • 9-String Drop F
  • 9-String Drop G
  • 9-String High A


βœ… Notepad: Manage your favorite YouTube videos in the Notepad. Use the menu ‘Link -> YouTube’ in the edit screen to add links to YouTube videos


βœ… Audio-, video and YouTube-search: Use voice recognition to enter the search term


βœ… Backup: Save multiple backups at once by sending them to a save place


βœ” Other changes and fixes


❀ Special thanks to Fausto Hernandez, Ginger Hawkins and Victor Osaka for their contribution to this version

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smartChord V8.4

βœ… Set list:
β–« Edit duration, key, tempo and time signature for PDFs and images
β–« Edit duration for notes and breaks
β–« Option to fade in the key, time signature, BPM and duration for the set list entries
β–« Duration of the set list is automatically calculated by the duration of the songs


β–« ‘Break’ screen with countdown timer. The timer is automatically started if the set list setting ‘Auto start’ is activated
❗ Edit set list information is now possible by menu


βœ… Songbook: Option to refresh Androids MediaStore if audio or video file could not be found


βœ… Scales: Option to change scale without changing the key


βœ… New instrument: Waldzither with predefined 12 tunings

  • Standard
  • Barock
  • Bass
  • Basszither
  • Descant
  • Guitar
  • Piccolo 1
  • Piccolo 2
  • Tenor 1
  • Tenor 2
  • VΓΆlkel


βœ… New chord type 7/b13


β–Ά There is a new songbook video: https://youtu.be/BCd8yJ7Nxb4


🐞 Share lists: Some share links made problems and couldn’t be imported


🐞 Scales: Fixed update TAB and fretboard view after scale change


🐞 Table of Contents: Preview prevented the selection


🐞 Table of Contents keeps selection when entered again


βœ” Other changes and fixes


❀ Special thanks to Brooks Van Buren, Carlos G Santos, Dirk Klamerek, Eric Gump, Rob D. Schaefer and Santi Chacon for their contribution to this version

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smartChord V8.3.1

🐞 Songbook: Chord change removed the text where the text and chords were in one line


🐞 Synchronization: Error message, if there were files in the cloud folder with identical names


🐞 Other minor changes and fixes


❀ Special thanks to Alex Bogdan, Vic Gil and William Liu for their contribution to this version

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smartChord V8.3

⭐ Songbook enhanced with a contextual menu to make things much faster:
β–« Edit the song in the songbook itself without the detour through the edit screen
β—Ύ Mark blocks like chorus or bridge to highlight them with the color of your choice
β—Ύ Insert and delete scroll breaks
β–« Select a chord that is not recognized and create a custom chord
β–« Translate the selected text into your language
β–« Copy the selected text to the clipboard
β–« Use a ‘long press’ on the song text to get the contextual menu
βœ… Scroll breaks:
β–« Scroll breaks are now visible and represented by a grey line
β–« Tap on the grey line to change the duration of the scroll break


βœ… Restore from file: Backup got a new menu item to select a backup file via the file explorer


βœ… New picking patterns:
β–« PP 4/4 460 v1: PIMAIMIM
β–« PP 4/4 497 v1: PIMA_MIM
β–« PP 4/4 499: PIPI
β–« PP 6/8 603 v2 ab: PIMPMI


🐞 Song synchronization set the current date as modification date


🐞 Custom instrument vanished after restart


🐞 Fingering selection got lost when changing the screen


β–Ά There is a video editing songs: https://youtu.be/QGxaxAS6Dwk


βœ” Other changes and fixes


❀ Special thanks to Christian Engelking, Edgar Millena, Nico Rieske, Rob D. Schaefer and Thomas Keppeler for their contribution to this version

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smartChord V8.2

⭐ Songbook enhancements:


β–« Video player
β—Ύ ‘A-B repeat’ to practice a special section in a loop
β—Ύ Accelerate or slow down the playback speed and practice at a slower tempo. It affects the video play speed as well as the scroll speed
β—Ύ Changed size of the player is restored


β–« Scale factor:
β—Ύ To change the default text size
β—Ύ Lets you share songs between devices with different sized displays without having to adjust the text size with the pinch gesture in each case


β–« ‘Add song to set list’ lets you specify to which set list the song is added
β–« Open attached songs in emails directly in the Songbook
β–« Internet search: Use voice recognition to enter the artist/song
β–« Player is automatically visible, if audio, drum pattern, video or Youtube video changes
β–« Easier adjustment of slow manual scroll speed
β–« Scroll break directive ({x_sccrd_sbr}) can now be used in manual scroll mode


βœ… Table of contents: Use voice recognition to enter the search term


βœ… Chord dictionary: improved integration into ‘Choose chord’ screen


❗❗ Set list behavior change: Metronome isn’t an automatically selected player anymore


🐞 Drum machine: Crashed with active timer in background mode
🐞 Scale fix: Open diatonic chords from scales screen
🐞 Timer fix: Active timer opened practice screen instead of drum machine or chord progression


βœ” Other changes and fixes


❀ Special thanks to Christian Jaydn, Christophe Doveil, David Naylor, Emilio Polog, Henk Oostrom, Mario Guggenberger and Zach V. Simmons for their contribution to this version

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smartChord V8.1.1

βœ… New tuning Mandolalin


βœ… Help does support links to features and the internet


🐞 Songbook fix: Crashes on unusual text sequences


❀ Special thanks to Mox Gowland and William Liu for their contribution to this version

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smartChord V8.1

⭐⭐⭐ Chord dictionary ⭐⭐⭐
β–« The chord dictionary lists every possible chord without exception
β–« Add any chord as ‘custom chord’ into smartChord to be used in every feature e.g. the songbook
β–« Get details for any chord
β–« Get every possible voicing for every tuning and every instrument


βœ… Songbook allows chord names that contain brackets ()


βœ… Instrument favorites: New setting to define your favorites


βœ… Custom chord: Fingering favorite is automatically defined when creating a custom chord


βœ… Arpeggio: Menu item to switch to the Fretboard Explorer


βœ… Tuner and Pitch Pipe: Tap on the instrument head to switch the instrument


🐞 Songbook fix: Replace chord keeps original chord positions


🐞 Chord name fix: Range slide didn’t adjust when capo was removed from the tuning


βœ… Other changes and fixes


❀ Special thanks to Edgar Millena, Emilio Polog, Gian MΓΌller, Henry Gerbrandt, Jeffrey Pina, Leopold MΓΌller and Martin P. Daniels for their contribution to this version

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smartChord V8.0

⭐ Privacy improvements to protect your data
β–« Need for general external storage access removed. The permission is now requested if it is needed (e.g. file search, import, export)
β–« Automatic backup does not need storage permission anymore. Backup files are migrated to the new Android 11 app folder structure
β–« Notepad does not need storage permission anymore. Audio files are migrated to the new Android 11 app folder structure
β–« New option to enable/disable automatic backups
β–« Navigation menu entry to the File Explorer
β–« smartChord uses now the new folder structure from Android 11
β—Ύ New: /storage/emulated/0/Android/data/de.smartchord.droid/files
β—Ύ Old: /storage/emulated/0/smartChord
β—Ύ ‘0’ can differ on each device
β–« For more information please see:
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
β—Ύ https://thehackernews.com/2020/09/android-11-security-privacy.html


⭐ Fretboard Explorer as a customizable learning interface
β–« Focus on the things that are important at the time
β–« Focus on a chord or a scale
β–« Disable strings and notes
β–« Limit the fretboard range
β–« Choose the key of the chord or the scale
β–« Choose the info on the fretboard: ‘Notes’, ‘Intervals’ or ‘Relative notes’
β–« Choose between 40 instruments and thousands of tunings
β–« Choose between 20 color schemes
❀ Very special words of thanks go to Matthew Faris. He convinced us to implement his idea of a Fretboard Explorer, accompanied the development and made this very comprehensive video: https://youtu.be/GQPrWGVPhKQ. It was a pleasure to work with him.


βœ… Scale fretboard screen: Spinner to change the key of the scale


βœ… Fretboard trainer: All instruments are listed when configuring a new quiz


βœ… Notepad: New menu item to show the recorded audio files in the file explorer


βœ… Backup: New menu item to show the backup files in the file explorer


βœ… File explorer: Button to share files


βœ… Fretboard view: Color scheme is also applied if ‘fretboard info’ setting is ‘fingering’


🐞 Songbook fix: Double click in song view to start or stop


🐞 Chord Progression fix: Chords were removed on changing the instrument or the tuning


βœ… Many other changes and fixes


❀ Special thanks to Bryson Jack, Dmitry Arkhipov, Hotte Schmiegelt, Javier MartΓ­nez, Matthew Faris and Prem Lojong for their contribution to this version

Continue ReadingsmartChord V8.0

smartChord V7.19

⭐⭐⭐ ‘Chord name’ is now complete (aka reverse chord finder) ⭐⭐⭐
β–« Get the chord name for every possible voicing, every tuning and every instrument
β–« Shows intervals beside the notes
❗ New sort order: no distinction between the normal, inverse, rootless, slash and incomplete chords
❗ Initially, the strings are muted now
β–« Add a chord type to the favorites
β–« Add a fingering to the fingering favorites
β–« Add a chord to the chord progression
β–« Add a chord to the playground
β–« Create a custom chord if you prefer a different name
β–« Request a chord, if a chord type is missing


βœ… ‘Choose chord’ screen: Key of scale is changeable without the need to switch to the scale screen


βœ… Other changes and fixes

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smartChord V7.18

❗❗ We had to switch to a new Google Play Billing Library version
β–« Please contact us if you have trouble accessing your paid features: bug@smartChord.de


❗❗ Major bug fix: Simplify chords sometimes showed a blank screen


⭐ Songbook supports local videos
β–« Embedded video player to play your videos
β–« Well integrated with the other players (Drum Machine, Metronome, Audio- and YouTube-player)
β–« Comfortable search to find the videos for your songs on your device
β–« Duration of a song is automatically set by the duration of a video
β–« New directive to link the video file {x_sccrd_vf:}


⭐ Drum machine:
β–« 508 drum patterns: You shared your drum patterns with us. We have collected them and made them available for download


βœ… Handlebar to customize the size of the video- and YouTube-player
β–« Setting to hide the handlebar to save space on a small smartphone screen


βœ… Notepad: Share a single note or recording


βœ… Metronome: New time signatures for 10/8


βœ… Option to enter the shared link directly in smartChord. Please see https://smartchord.de/share


βœ… Songbook: Improved logic to select the player for a song (Drum Machine, Metronome, Audio-, Video- and YouTube-player)


βœ… Songbook workaround: Ultimate-Guitar provides sometimes incomplete songs


βœ… Songbook fix: Uses search engine from settings again


βœ… Timer fix: Plays sound again when timer was in background


βœ… Other changes and fixes


❀ Special thanks to Andy Hayloft, Ernie Cacciaglia, Fernando Nahuel AngΓ©lico, FranΓ§ois Amaral, Glenn Homes, Harry Fehlemann, Henning Otte, Knut Beese, Leopold MΓΌller and Sean Hartigan for their contribution to this version

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