Create a custom chord with an alternative name in the ‘Choose chord’ screen and place your new chord type wherever you need the different fingering
The songbook can handle plain text files like .TAB, .TXT or .PRO files. If you want to use PDF files or images, please use the ‘Set list’ feature. There you can add your songs from the songbook, images and PDFs files.
The procedure is the following:
– Add or import the songs in the songbook
– Go to the feature ‘Set list’
– In the folder up right you find ‘new’
– Use the ‘+’ button to add songs, breaks, image and PDF files
– Save the ‘Set list’
The practice icon appears on the home screen, only if you have created at least one exercise. You can create exercises on the Arpeggio, Pattern and Scale screen.
If you have yourself removed the ‘Practice’ icon from the Home screen, you can restore it from the ‘All Tools’ screen which can be opened by the ‘All Tools’ menu on the home screen.
As you can imagine a lot of work was done in creating and developing smartChord. And it will need much more effort to improve and expand it. Buying the s.mart PLUS UNLIMITED version is the best way to say thanks to the developers, to provide the basis for future development and to do something good to yourself. The PLUS UNLIMITED has got about 25 more instruments and it includes all future chargeable functions and s.mart apps for a lifetime.
There are alternative payment methods listed on Googles support page. Also PayPal is possible:
Yes you can. Casting your Android screen lets you mirror your Android device to the TV so you can enjoy your content exactly as you see it on your mobile device – only bigger.
Please see: https://support.google.com/chromecast/answer/6059461?hl=en
Unfortunately there is no version for the iPad or iPhone. It’s on our todo list, but with very low priority. Sorry.
You can use smartChord on a Fire phone, but you have to install Google Play on a Fire phone. Please see how to do this:
Unfortunately there can be a lag. The timing of the metronome is bad on some devices (mostly Nexus). This is because we use the Android ‘SoundPool’, an Android
provided component for sound generation. It is quite unreliable and flawed on various on this very devices. Please see:
This has a negative effect on functions such as the metronome. We have planned to switch to a new solution to generate the sounds.
smartChort supports Viola Caipira. But it is not an independent instrument at the moment. But there are 18 tunings for Viola Caipira added to instrument Viola.
The screen overlay is originally a problem of Android 6. And it happens, if an app requests a permission. The tuner e.g. needs the audio permission.
The reason for this message:
This message appears when you’re running a floating app, and then start a newly installed one, which requests access rights. Floating apps include the chat heads of Facebook Messenger that can appear floating above other. One solution is to grand the permission before opening the tuner. Please go to ‘Info -> Permissions -> Permissions’ and grand the audio permission to smartChord.
Actually the products are detected immediately and the features are activated instantly.
If a bought product and its feature are not activated, please check the following:
Was your order successful? Is the amount debited?
Go to smartChord and check this: ‘Info’ -> ‘Your products’. It requests the latest information from Google and your purchased products are listed then.
Check the purchased products in the Google ‘Play Store’ -> ‘My Account’ -> ‘smartChord’ -> ‘Subscriptions’ or ‘Order History’
A purchased version of smartChord can be easily reinstalled or used on multiple devices. You don’t have to pay twice. Just install it on your devices. It is important to use the same Google Play account with which you have bought smartChord. If it was an in-app payment, that’s enough. If it was a separate s.mart app, just install it on your device. You can find your bought apps in the order history: https://play.google.com/store/account/orderhistory
You can check if everything is installed correctly:
‘Info’ -> ‘Your products’.
Your purchased products are listed there.
Normally the producer of your new device provides a tool to move the data from the old device to the new device (e.g. ‘Smart switch’ from Samsung). Also Google can do the job with the backup and restore feature.
And last but not least, smartChord has also different possibilities to synchronize data. If you want to do it with smartChord.
The best way is to copy a backup file
1. Go to smartChord on your old device
2. Send the backup file from the backup screen with the share
button to your new device. (You’ll get to the backup screen by the navigation menu in the left upper corner)
3. Copy a backup file to the backup folder on your new phone. The backup folder is something like /storage/emulated/0/Android/data/de.smartchord.droid/files/backup where ‘0’ can differ on your device.
4. Go to the the backup screen and restore the backup
Or you can use the synchronization:
1. Use the ‘Synchronize smartChord’ feature to store your content in the cloud
2. Add the Google Play account to the new phone. It’s the account with which you have bought smartChord or a s.mart app
3. Install smartChord on all s.mart apps you have bought on the new phone.
4. Use the ‘Synchronize smartChord’ feature on your new phone to restore your content from the cloud