smartChord V10.10

✔ Notepad:
◾ Add Images
◾ Add YouTube videos
◾ Menu items to collapse or expand all notes
◾ New editor menu items to add links to chords, scales, picking patterns

✔ Scale:
◾ New button to define scale favorite
◾ More scale favorites visible on large screens

✔ Songbook: internet search optimized

🐞 Editor made problems on some devices (song editor, lyrics pad, song writer, notepad)

🐞 Scale favorites: Drag’n’drop works again

✔ Other improvements and fixes

❀ Special thanks to Alberto Torres Gutiérrez, Anthony Steele-Perkins, Arjen Westdijk, Glenn Holmes, Jonathan Olson, Konstantin Paus, Lynne Whitehorn, Marcello Casali, Nick Gassman, Paul Schoonderwoerd and Victor Osaka for their contribution to this version

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smartChord V10.9

✔ Notepad:
◾ New way to organize notes for different items
▶ Watch our video about the notepad and the notes

✔ New documentation:
Notepad
Fretboard trainer
Piano

? Set list: Problems to add songs into an empty set list

✔ Other improvements and fixes

❀ Special thanks to John Madsen and Levin Laysor for their contribution to this version

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smartChord V10.8

✔ Chord and Chord details: Option to display a resizable piano, which shows either the respective chord or fingering

✔ Chord dictionary: Add and remove chord types from favorites

✔ Chord name: Selecting a chord name will change the note names and intervals accordingly

✔ Songbook:
◾ Easily add songs from not supported web pages: Select the song text and use the context menu ‘Create song’
◾ The elapsed scroll time is now the time taken to reach the current line

✔ Cloud folders are sorted by name

✔ Cloud- and File-explorer: Switch to the parent folder with the back key

? Cloud- and File-Explorer: Icons visible also on bright themes

✔ Other improvements and fixes

❀ Special thanks to Alberto Torres Gutiérrez, Ginger Hawkins, Henk Oostrom, Luiz Marcos, Marcel Brouillet, Martin P. Daniels and Paolo Ventafridda for their contribution to this version

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smartChord V10.7.2

✔ Songbook:
◾ The scrolling time is displayed in the upper right corner. By tapping it you can change the duration of the song
◾ By tapping on the seconds of the scroll delay you can change it
◾ Possibility to import songs from an arbitrary folder on Android 13 and newer
? Corrections for manual scrolling and optimization for auto-scrolling


✔ Other improvements and fixes


❀ Special thanks to Abel Castilhos, Alberto Torres Gutiérrez, Dave Schneider, Davy Houpert, Henk Oostrom, Jesse Cabell, Sergio Jover, Stefan Heinze and Volker Kratschmann for their contribution to this version

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smartChord V10.7.1

✔ Metronome: Shows the total duration of an exercise with Speed-trainer

✔ Songbook: Internet song search improved for devices older than Android 8

? Songbook: Some songs could not be opened

✔ Other minor improvements

❀ Special thanks to Andrés Lopéz, Jean-Pierre Martin, Justin Billington, Rolando Chicas and Stefan Heinze for their contribution to this version

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smartChord V10.7

Songbook:
◾ Editor colors blocks and instructions to make the song text clearer
◾ Editor appearance according to background, block and text colour settings
◾ Scroll bars are shown when scrolling so that the position of the visible text in the song is clear
◾ ChordPro annotations [] (e.g. [Coda]; see https://smartchord.de/docs/songbook/song-text-format/#articleTOC_4)

Piano: Option to show scales and chords on the keys

✔ We have dedicated a separate chapter to the CAGED system: https://smartchord.de/docs/chords/caged-system/

? Songbook: Corrections for auto scroll

? Octavation corrected in some tunings

? Settings: Long setting titles were not fully visible

? Fretboard trainer: The names of the white piano keys were unrecognizable on large screens

✔ Other improvements and fixes

❀ Special thanks to Alberto Torres Gutiérrez, Aleksey Parasotskiy, Andrés López, Chris Drexler, Dr. Willi Streitz, Henk Oostrom, Mario Ravlić, Mark D Baker, Michael Fischer, Nick Gassman, Sergio Jover and Simone Sapienza for their contribution to this version

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smartChord V10.6.1

? Songbook: Scrolling no longer works for songs without a duration specified

? Circle of fifths: Legend colors were wrong when the appearance setting ‘Color scheme binding’ was activated

✔ Other improvement

❀ Special thanks to Andy Lopéz, Jesse Cabell and Ricardo Castro for their contribution to this version

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smartChord V10.6

✔ Songbook scroll control behavior

  • Possibility to control the scrolling by defining a time from start when automatic scrolling reaches the line
  • Scroll time markers can be set by the context menu directly in the songbook or the menu of the song editor
  • Scroll time markers directive {x_sccrd_stm:01:20} which determines the time in minutes and seconds
  • Scroll time markers are visible and highlighted. A tap on the scroll time marker lets you change the time
  • Read our documentation to learn how to scroll

✔ Table of contents: Selects the last used item

❗❗ Behavior change: When you exit a feature in which you have changed the store item (like a song), you must decide whether to save or discard

? Songbook: When using ‘Replace chord’ and the song was already transposed, the new chord was not transposed

? Songbook: Internet song search had sometimes problems with artist pages e.g. on guitartabs

✔ Other improvements and fixes

❀ Special thanks to Andreas Arbeit, Carsten Bruns, Gerrit Horeis, Guy Togbenou, Hans Sta, Javier Barraza and Nick Levyn for their contribution to this version


▶ Watch our video to learn how to scroll:

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smartChord V10.5.1

? Circle of fifths: Switching the key by dragging works again

✔ Other improvements and fixes

❀ Special thanks to Gerhard Karl and Márcio Rezende for their contribution to this version

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smartChord V10.5

⭐ Song Writer ⭐
Drag’n’drop support to easily replace chords
Drum Machine integrated for parallel playback to the player
Metronome integrated for parallel playback to the player
◾ The diatonic chords in the selection view are colored according to the color scheme
History button to go back to the last used scales
◾ Player can also be used in edit mode
◾ Text editor allows adding the signs for rest and bar line from the menu
◾ Menu item to open the playground with the notes of the scale highlighted


✔ Chords screen: The chords in Scale mode are colored according to the color scheme


✔ Chord colors updated after scale or key change


✔ Scale-circle: History button to go back to the last used scales


❗❗ The hash sign (#) is now allowed in names


? Song Writer: Size of Circle of Fifths is limited
? Piano: Color scheme ignored the color scheme binding


✔ Other improvements and fixes


❀ Special thanks to Andy Arbeit, David King, Dr. Willi Streitz, Ernest Young and Phil Spector for their contribution to this version

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smartChord V10.4

⭐⭐⭐ Song Writer is released ⭐⭐⭐

Overview


? Shop:
◾ The Song Writer is now available as an in-app purchase
◾ The Lyrics Pad is now available as an in-app purchase
◾ The Key Identifier is now available as an in-app purchase
◾ Menu item to compare the products of the shop
◾ Menu item to get your purchased products
◾ Menu item to get your enabled features
◾ Menu item to get the order history
◾ Improved product comparison


✔ Scale: Option to show a resizable piano which also shows the name of the notes of the scale


? Internet song search: Workaround for the changed response from Ultimate Guitar
? Internet song search: Warning when browser blocks access
? Song Writer: Scale wasn’t stored
? Table of contents and Backup: Long names weren’t completely readable
✔ Other improvements and fixes


❀ Special thanks to Andy Arbeit, James Jam, Heiko Sommer, Joshua C. Mcgough and Matt Buiskool for their contribution to this version

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smartChord V10.3

⭐⭐⭐ Song Writer ⭐⭐⭐

✔ Possibility to get the key of every line or block or the whole song and the option to change the scale to it

✔ Possibility to loop a single song block in the player

✔ Menu item to open the piano. It shows the name of the notes in the scale

✔ Chord colors updated after scale or key change

✔ The documentation is ready. It shows you how to …

smartChord received a 5 stars review at the Educational App Store

? Song Writer: Fixes e.g. replacing chords

? Songbook: Crashed on older devices (Android 4.x)

? There was a short delay after a count-in

✔ Other improvements and fixes

❀ Special thanks to Carsten Bleisch, Glenn Homes, Jonathan Olson and Leandro de Oliveira for their contribution to this version

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⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ review at Educational App Store

smartChord received a 5 stars review at the Educational App Store.

Overall rating of the app:

“smartChord puts all the tools a musician needs in one place and replaces the need for multiple apps. I would highly recommend this app to all musicians or music students who are looking for a one-stop place to store and customise all their favourite song charts and practice tools. This will support practice sessions, allowing easy access to everything the player needs for a successful rehearsal.

smartChord is a great way to support and inspire musical development through customisable play along chord charts and a vast library of music tools that will support any players performance or composition aspirations.”

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