smartChord V6.23

⭐ Songbook supports YouTube videos
▫ Link to a YouTube video within a song
▫ Embedded YouTube player to show the video
▫ Special search to find the YouTube video for your song (at the moment it is unfortunately limited to subscribers and UNLIMITED customers, as YouTube has a limited quota to access their data)
▫ Option to synchronize the start/stop for the YouTube player
▫ Duration of a song is automatically set by the duration of a video
▫ New directive to define the YouTube video id {x_sccrd_yt:19JVc76ExkY}


✅ Fretboard Trainer: Sound was to quite and it crashed, when capo was set outside the quiz range


✅ Two new tunings for Portuguese Guitar: ‘Portuguese Lisboa’ and ‘Portuguese Coimbra’


✅ Online song editor update (V1.5) with support for YouTube directive (http://www.smartchord.de/song/edit)


✅ Other changes/fixes


❀ Special thanks also to Evgenij Neuwirt, Hugo Maia and Maria Amélia for their contribution to this version.

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smartChord V6.22

⭐ s.mart Fretboard Trainer released (frets 0-3 in free version)
▫ New quiz type to identify chords
▫ New quiz type to locate chords
▫ Add chords easily from your songs and chord progressions
▫ New statistic type ‘Distribution’ to identify the chords and notes you have to focus on
▫ Share your quizzes with your friends, other musicians or students
▫ Define a visible range beyond the fretboard range to be queried
▫ Most effective training mode realized: ‘Lab by lab’
▫ Option to query just whole notes
▫ Menu item to link your quizzes within the notepad
▫ Synchronize Fretboard Trainer quizzes


✅ Songbook supports new search engines e.g. for the case that your preferred internet site for chords is not listed by the default search engine:
▫ ecosia.org
▫ qwant.com
▫ bing.com
▫ yandex.ru
▫ baidu.com


✅ Possibility to overwrite an existing item when saving or renaming


✅ Possibility to define a color for the fret markers


✅ Chord name: Tap on the nut allows to mute a string


✅ Fix: Correct name when importing shared exercises


✅ Other changes/fixes


❀ Special thanks also to Andreas Isaksson, Dale Alan Bryant and Kyle Bradley for their contribution to this version.

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smartChord V6.21.2

smartChord V6.21.2 – 2020-03-28
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⭐ s.mart Fretboard Trainer (still pre-release version)
▫ Shows correct answer on mistake
▫ Shows cheat hint on all modules
▫ Statistic summary
▫ Other smaller refinements


✅ Metronome: Shows status of loops and iteration when using the speed trainer


✅ Fix: Chord name and Fretboard Trainer had incompatibility with older devices


❀ Special thanks also to Matthias Coll and Uwe Fischbach for their contribution to this version.

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smartChord V6.21.1

⭐ s.mart Fretboard Trainer (still pre-release version)
▫ New input module ‘Microphone’. With this module you can play the answer with your instrument
▫ Option to play a buzzer if the answer is wrong
▫ Refinements and fixes e.g. for 5-string Banjo


✅ Fix: Removed audio file in songbook


✅ Other changes/fixes


❀ Special thanks also to Dave Murray, Derek Lichter, Roland Schippmann, Tarun Mudgal and Yuriy Medyany for their contribution to this version.

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smartChord V6.21

⭐ s.mart Fretboard Trainer
▫ In a pre-release version for subscribers and UNLIMITED customers (invisible for all others)
▫ Teaches you the notes on the neck of your instrument in a playful and effective way
▫ Different quiz types: Either identify notes or locate notes
▫ Different input/output modules: Fretboard, Piano, Text, Musical Notation, Sound
▫ Statistics to check your training progress (table and chart)
▫ Supports all instruments and tunings ▫ Supports all other relevant smartChord features (e.g. left handed fretboard or Solfège)

✅ Songbook: Improved lookup for audio files, if location has been changed (e.g. after synchronization)

✅ Fix: Set list crashed when adding PDFs and images into a empty one

❀ Special thanks also to Antoni Nicolau, Emory Keller, Jürgen Wernicke, Pavel Novák and Robert Hilverth for their contribution to this version.

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smartChord V6.20.3

✅ Songbook has now support for Bluetooth device and MIDI device (Android >= 6.0 Marshmallow)
▫ Uses the same Bluetooth and MIDI configuration as the set list
▫ Start/stop auto scrolling, metronome or the audio player
▫ Smooth scrolling

✅ Set list: New search tool to handle also large set lists

✅ Fix Songbook: Audio player had to be visible to play

✅ Fix Songbook: No more loop of search for audio dialogs when audio file does not exist anymore

✅ Fix Metronome: Option to keep the screen on either dimmed or bright

✅ Other changes/fixes

❀ Special thanks also to Christopher Noll, Karlheinz Mackel and Armin Schmitt for their contribution to this version.

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smartChord V6.20.2

✅ Set list notes:
▫ Add links to your stored items: chord progressions, songs, set lists, exercises, patterns, metronome and tone generator settings
▫ Add internet links

✅ Notepad: Support for internet links within notes

✅ Fix: Tempo of metronome couldn’t be changed by ‘+’ and ‘-‘

✅ Fix: Set list opening PDFs and images

✅ Other changes/fixes

❀ Special thanks also to Andre Messerschmidt, Arisio Costa, Francisco José Vela and Simon Thompson for their contribution to this version.

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smartChord V6.20.1

✅ Access to the ‘Table of content’ by the navigation menu


✅ Metronome: Option to keep the screen on either dimmed or bright


✅ Songbook: You can determine the scroll speed by editing a song (even below the limit of the seekbar)


✅ Fix: Chord diagrams are sometimes too narrow, when the setting ‘Frets per chord’ was small


✅ Fix: Practice: ‘Table of content’ didn’t show the name of the entries


✅ Fix: Practice asked too often for saving


✅ Fix: Audio player in ‘Notepad’ did not start the playback in every case


✅ Other changes/fixes


❀ Special thanks also to Benno Schoppel, Christopher Noll, Daniel Rothra, Daniel Südhof, Henk Oostrom and Thaddeus Steyskal for their contribution to this version.

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smartChord V6.20

⭐ Chords: Extended algorithm to show the formula according the music theory

Chord formula according the music theory


✅ Ear training: Mode so that automatically and continuously a new riddle is asked


✅ New chord: dim(7+)


✅ When changing between instruments, the appropriate bass or treble clef is set


✅ Info screen: Link to the smartChord user forum: https://smartchord.de/forum


✅ Fix: Bug in animation prevented scrolling in Set list and other animated views like tabulature view


✅ Fix: Print whole fretboard for arpeggios


✅ Fix: Songs are printed with chord diagrams again


✅ Many other changes/fixes


❀ Special words of thank go to Howard Brydle for his extremely thorough and comprehensive revision of the English translation


❀ Special thanks also to Enad Guraziu, Jean-Pierre Martin, Jon Åkerlund, Magdalena Haefs, Marc van Westerlaak, Rick Johnson, Rudy Gamberini, Shaun Powell, Walter Tuzi and Youssef Saad for their contribution to this version.

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smartChord V6.19.1

✅ Set list: Option to show/hide navigation buttons

✅ New color scheme

✅ Fix: Synchronization screen did not react

✅ Minor changes/fixes

❀ Special thanks also to Lari Natri, Rick Tucker and Roland Schippmann for their contribution to this version.

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