History


smartChord V8.13.2 – 2022-01-17
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🐞 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


smartChord V8.13.1 – 2022-01-10
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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


smartChord V8.13 – 2021-12-28
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⭐ 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


smartChord V8.12.1 – 2021-12-08
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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

smartChord V8.10 – 2021-11-08
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⭐⭐⭐ ‘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
β–Ά There is a video about the ‘Set list link’: https://youtu.be/poGkYtaWE3g
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


smartChord V8.9.2 – 2021-10-31
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🐞 HTTPS support for some Android versions


smartChord V8.9.1 – 2021-10-29
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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


smartChord V8.9 – 2021-10-21
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⭐ Migration to Android 11 is now complete
❗❗ PLEASE CHECK your set lists for errors ❗❗
β–« Permission to write storage can now be withdrawn (Android 6 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


smartChord V8.8.2 – 2021-10-08
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🐞 Fix for ‘Set list link’ on Chromebook
❀ Special thanks to Leonardo Salvatore and Shaun Powell for their contribution to this version


smartChord V8.8.1 – 2021-10-07
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🐞 Fix for ‘Set list link’
❀ Special thanks to Klaus Piegeler Leonardo Salvatore and Thomas Gorniak for their contribution to this version


smartChord V8.8 – 2021-10-06
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⭐⭐⭐ 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


smartChord V8.7 – 2021-08-17
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⭐ 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


smartChord V8.6 – 2021-08-05
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⭐ 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
⭐ 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


smartChord V8.5 – 2021-07-08
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⭐ 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
βœ… New instrument: 9-string guitar with nine predefined tunings
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


smartChord V8.4 – 2021-06-28
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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
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


smartChord V8.3.1 – 2021-06-15
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🐞 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

smartChord V8.3 – 2021-06-09
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⭐ 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

smartChord V8.2 – 2021-05-18
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⭐ 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



smartChord V8.1.1 – 2021-04-30
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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


smartChord V8.1 – 2021-04-27
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⭐⭐⭐ 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 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


smartChord V8.0 – 2021-04-13
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⭐ 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


smartChord V7.19 – 2021-03-22
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⭐⭐⭐ ‘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
❀ Special thanks to Juan Larocca, Phil Hetrick, Richard G. Riley and Sarah SchΓΌle for their contribution to this version


smartChord V7.18 – 2021-03-08
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❗❗ 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 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


smartChord V7.17 – 2021-02-16
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⭐Songbook with extended MIDI support
βœ… Select a song by a MIDI device
β–« Songbook switches your songs on MIDI commands SongSelect
β–« New directive to define the song number {x_sccrd_midiSongSelect:<number>}
βœ… Control a MIDI device from the Songbook
β–« New directives to add MIDI commands which are sent to a MIDI receiver when
β—Ύ opening a song: {x_sccrd_midiOpen:<midiCommand1>, <midiCommand2>, …}
β—Ύ closing a song: {x_sccrd_midiClose:<midiCommand1>, <midiCommand2>, …}
β–« New setting to define the MIDI receiver
βœ… New ‘MIDI’ setting category, which embraces the MIDI settings valid for the ‘Songbook’ and ‘Set list’
β–« MIDI device which sends events to control the ‘Songbook’ and ‘Set list’
β–« Mapping between the MIDI events and the actions to control the ‘Songbook’ and ‘Set list’
β–« MIDI device which receives commands from the ‘Songbook’
β–« New option to deactivate MIDI connections
βœ… New simple ‘MIDI test’ tool. It shows the MIDI messages received from a MIDI device or allows to send messages to a MIDI device
βœ… Songbook editor supports new midi directives
βœ… New documentation for the MIDI support: https://smartchord.de/s-mart-songbook#midi-control
βœ… Share your chord progressions with friends, other musicians or students
β–Ά There is a video about: https://youtu.be/i9ECUnEfhag
βœ… Auto completion from history
β–« Song internet search
β–« YouTube video search
βœ… Undo and redo in editor for songs and notes
βœ… Scale name fix: Change of tuning didn’t update the fretboard
βœ… Other minor changes and fixes
βœ… Online song editor update (V1.6) with support for midi directives (http://www.smartchord.de/song/edit)
❀ Special thanks to Antonio Guerra, Con Tastsidis, Guillaume Rodriguez, Jorgo De Groof and Thomas Karstens for their contribution to this version



smartChord V7.16.1 – 2021-02-04
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βœ… Fix: Sorting in ‘Table of contents’ with active category filter
βœ… Fix: Number of printed chords were limited in Songbook
βœ… Fix: Timer wasn’t readable on some devices
βœ… Other minor changes and fixes
❀ Special thanks to Gian MΓΌller, Glenn Homes and Nikolai Bardukow for their contribution to this version


smartChord V7.16 – 2021-02-01
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⭐⭐⭐ Songbook with support to simplify chords ⭐⭐⭐
β–« New screen ‘Simplify chords’ shows the chords of a song and their simplified chords
β–« Complex chords do have multiple possible simplifications
β–« Simplification level can be selected individually for each chord
β–« Pre-selected are the simplest chords or your favorite chords (according to settings)
β–« Simplification can be made undone by calling the menu item ‘Simplify chords’ again
βœ… Gesture support:
β–« Home screen:
β—Ύ Swipe left: Open last screen
β—Ύ Swipe right: Open ‘Navigation menu’
β—Ύ Swipe up: Open ‘Add tools’ screen
β—Ύ Swipe down: Open ‘Settings’
β–« Table of contents:
β—Ύ Swipe right: Back
β—Ύ Swipe left: Open selected item
β–« Notepad:
β—Ύ Swipe right: Back
β—Ύ Swipe left: Delete selected item
β–« Arpeggio and Scale fretboard:
β—Ύ Swipe right: Previous pattern or back if not in ‘Pattern’ mode
β—Ύ Swipe left: Next pattern
β—Ύ Swipe down: Open ‘Settings’
β–« Other screens without scrolling elements do have gesture support for ‘Back’ and/or ‘Settings’
βœ… New chord types and fixed ‘-‘ chord
βœ… Fix: Metronome was shown too narrow in the songbook
βœ… Lot of minor changes and fixes
❀ Special thanks to Gian MΓΌller, Glenn Homes, Hotte Schmiegelt, Hubert Egger, Jan Hovancik, Matthew Heinly, Philibob, Ramon Haack, Roland Schippmann and Stefano Tranchini for their contribution to this version


smartChord V7.15.1 – 2021-01-18
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βœ… Notepad: Text wrap button and broader border
βœ… Fix: Categories were limited to 3 items
βœ… Fix: Mixolydian Pentatonic Scale
βœ… Other minor changes and fixes
❀ Special thanks to Emilio Polog, Gian MΓΌller, Hubert Egger and JΓ©rΓ΄me Tarbouriech for their contribution to this version



smartChord V7.15 – 2021-01-14
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⭐ Songbook internet search:
β–« More clear user interface
β–« Song preview option
β–« Option to exclude certain chord sites from the song search
β–« Reload button for the case that the found song was incomplete
β–« Improved search for instrument specific TABs
β–« Support for chords-and-tabs.net
β–« Support for ukutabs.com
⭐ Drum machine:
β–« 422 drum patterns: You shared your drum patterns with us. We have collected them and made them available for download
βœ… Metronome: Number of cycles and elapsed time added
βœ… Tooltips for most of the buttons (long press on the button)
βœ… Songbook: Printed and shared PDF gets the name of the song
βœ… Other changes and fixes
❀ Special thanks to Edson Ferreira de Siqueira, Jasper PeΓ±aredondo, Knut Beese, Lili Wass, Leopold MΓΌller, Orange Gossimer, Peter B. Schmidt, Werner Lukanek and Wim Lemmens for their contribution to this version


smartChord V7.14 – 2020-12-22
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βœ… Notepad:
β–« Option to improve audio recording quality
β–« Expandable and collapsible notes
β–« Support for copy & paste
β–« Audio player is now part of the toolbar
β–« Starts editing at the end of the note
βœ… Create notes 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… Songbook:
β–« New directives to embed links to your item like chord progressions, notes, exercises, …
β–« Editor got menu items to create these links
β–« New color options to define the text and background colors for the {highlight:} directive
β–« Fix: Replace chord didn’t update the song text
β–« Fix: Switching player to ‘automatic’ shows the right player again
βœ… Custom tunings with just two strings are allowed (could make sense with activated setting ‘Rootless chord voicings’)
βœ… Favorite fingerings are always preferred during sorting
βœ… Chord name fix: Range switched accidentally
βœ… Other changes and fixes
β–Ά There is a new video that explains the fretboard trainer: https://youtu.be/qhAHvyRHiF0
❀ Special thanks to Dominik Janiec, Eric Snoddy, Glenn Homes, Josef Metzger, Martin HΓ€gerΓ₯s and Paul Aussem for their contribution to this version


smartChord V7.13 – 2020-12-07
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⭐⭐⭐ Rootless chord voicings ⭐⭐⭐
β–« Consider the new option to allow rootless chord voicings if…
β—Ύ you play instruments with fewer strings like a Cigar Box Guitar or a Ukulele
β—Ύ you’re playing in a band and the bass player will play the root note
β—Ύ you like this ‘jazzy’ sound
β–« Rootless chord voicings…
❗❗ are active by default for instruments with four or three strings
β—Ύ are shown in the features ‘Chord’ and ‘Choose chord’ if the option is activated
β—Ύ can be allowed by option in ‘Chord name’
β—Ύ can be added to the fingering favorites
β—Ύ are valid in the ‘Fretboard trainer’ if the option is activated
β—Ύ are used in the ‘Songbook’ if the option is activated
⭐ There is a new manual describing the handling of chords in smartChord: https://smartchord.de/chords
⭐ Chord name
β–« Option to allow rootless chords
β–« Possibility to add rootless chord voicings to fingering favorites
β–« Replaced context menu by buttons in the toolbar
❗ New sort order of the chord name list
⭐ Drum machine:
β–« 311 drum patterns: You shared your drum patterns with us. We have collected them and made them available for download
βœ… Songbook: New section in documentation ‘how to get the best fingerings’: https://smartchord.de/s-mart-songbook#chords
βœ… Other changes and fixes
❀ Special thanks to Rolf Puchtinger, Ron Beaver and SΓ©bastien Streit for their contribution to this version


smartChord V7.12 – 2020-11-24
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⭐ Songbook:
β–« Different ChordPro style delimiters to be able to see the chords more clearly: Brackets ‘[Am]’, spaces ‘ Am ‘ or underscores ‘_Am_’
β–« Predefined color schemes for normal and dark background (‘Songbook appearance -> Reset’ for existing users)
β–« Optimized scrolling if the intelligent line break isn’t active
β–« There is new documentation for the s.mart Songbook. It is worth a glance: https://smartchord.de/s-mart-songbook
⭐ Drum machine:
β–« 234 drum patterns: You shared your drum patterns with us. We have collected them and made them available for download
β–« Covers a lot of genres: Blues, Disco, Funk, Jazz, Pop, Reggae, Rock, …
β–« ‘Download’ button in the ‘Table of contents’ to download and import the drum pattern collection
β–« Preview in the ‘Table of contents’ of the drum machine makes it much easier to select an adequate drum pattern
β–Ά Our video shows how to use the drum machine: https://youtu.be/Klu5uIO_WLQ
βœ… Table of Contents: More natural sort order especially if the item name contains numbers
βœ… Speed trainer: Possibility to reduce the speed
βœ… Fix: Select ‘cloud’ as ‘data source’ for song import
βœ… Fix: Color scheme preview
βœ… Other changes and fixes
❀ Special thanks to Harry Fehlemann, Marilyn Leahy, Marius Bleeke, Serkan GΓΌrses, Stepan Efremov, Tom Geldner and Troy Cox for their contribution to this version


smartChord V7.11 – 2020-11-09
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⭐ Songbook: Options to get the whole song on one screen
β–« Multi column layout
β—Ύ Option to present a song in 1, 2, 3 or 4 columns
β—Ύ It is song specific and can differ from song to song
β—Ύ Supports intelligent line break with zooming
β—Ύ Needs Android 7 or newer
β–« Compact song view mode
β—Ύ New ‘Mode’ presents the song in ChordPro style, where the chords are in the same line of the lyrics
β–« Buttons for ‘Info’, ‘Line break’, … are staying visible in ‘Just chords’ or ‘Lyrics’ mode
❗ Fix: DropBox synchronisation
❗ Fix: Update the song when changing the mode
βœ… Simple ‘drum kit’ to jam around. Just for fun πŸ™‚
β–« Use up to 16 percussion instruments in parallel
β–« Choose between more than 40 percussion instruments
β–« Create multiple drum kits and sync them between your devices
βœ… Drum machine:
β–« Possibility to use the same instrument with different volume or velocity
β–« Button to get a drum kit for the drums in the drum machine
βœ… Metronome: New lower limit of 4 BPM
βœ… Other changes and fixes
❀ Special thanks to Eugene Mih, Henk Oostrom, Jose Climent, Lee Lawrence and Mike Mountain for their contribution to this version

smartChord V7.10 – 2020-10-16
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⭐ Changes in appearance of chords, scales, arpeggios and the circle of fifths
β–« New option to apply the color scheme either to intervals or notes. With the new option, you can get always the same color for the same note
β–« New option to show semitones on the fretboard smaller. This helps your orientation on the fretboard a lot
β–« Consistent coloring according the chord and scale formula
⭐ Three new arpeggio pattern modes:
β–« 2 notes per string pattern
β–« 3 notes per string pattern
β–« 4 notes per string pattern
❗ Now there is just one general setting for what kind of information is shown on the fretboard. It’s the same for chords, scales and arpeggios
❗ New setting groups ‘Name settings’ and ‘Appearance’. Some settings have been moved to the new groups
βœ… Scale and Arpeggio with improved usability and optimized pattern overview
βœ… Synchronize categories
βœ… Piano: Option to show color scheme together with the note name
❗ Scale: Fixed patterns with fret range bigger than 12
❗ Scale: Fixed update screen after scale change
❗ Arpeggio: Fix for more complex chords like 13sus4
βœ… Fix: Keep categories when synchronizing songs or set lists
βœ… Many other changes and fixes
❀ Special thanks to Christoph Lanz, Henk Oostrom, Leo MΓΌller, Liam Gotch and Santi Chacon for their contribution to this version

smartChord V7.9 – 2020-10-05
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⭐⭐⭐ Categories to classify and filter your items like songs or drum patterns
β–« Create and maintain your own categories
β–« Assign the categories to your items
β–« Filter your items by one or more categories
β–« Each item type may have different categories
β–« A category can be used in multiple item types
β–« Category ‘Genre’ is predefined but changeable
β–Ά Our video shows how to use categories: https://youtu.be/XBHYoUeMKA4
⭐ New set list export:
β–« Option to export as text or HTML
β–« Option to include the whole songs or just the lyrics
β–« Option to include ‘table of contents’
β–« Option to include notes
β–« Export as text can be used e.g. to share it with your audience or to copy it into the clipboard
β–« Export as HTML can be used to open it in a browser to print it or create a PDF file
βœ… New set list import
βœ… Notepad
β–« Accepts shared texts and adds it as a note
β–« Copy a note to the clipboard
βœ… Fix Songbook: Crashed on some old devices
βœ… Fix Share: Allows to overwrite existing items
βœ… A lot of other minor changes and fixes
❀ Special thanks to Barth Harrington, Chris Elstrodt, Emory Keller, John de Jong and Martin Porubsky for their contribution to this version.


smartChord V7.8.1 – 2020-09-24
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βœ… Three new color schemes
βœ… Bug fixes and minor changes
❀ Special thanks to David Roberts and Luiz Marcos Wal for their contribution to this version.

smartChord V7.8 – 2020-09-14
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βœ… Individual ‘Auto save’ option for the different items like songs or notes
βœ… Drum machine: Improved handling
βœ… Set list: Improved search handling
βœ… New chord types
βœ… Fix: Edit song online
βœ… Fix: Renaming of items
βœ… Other changes and fixes
❀ Special thanks to Claudio Dossetti, Emory Keller, Henk Oostrom, Manfred Thyssen, Marc van Westerlaak, Marius Bleeke, Martin P. Daniels and Steve Marshall for their contribution to this version.

smartChord V7.7.1 – 2020-09-08
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❗ Fix Drum Machine: Replacing instruments didn’t work anymore
❀ Special thanks to Thomasa Velin and Zdenek Musil for their contribution to this version.


smartChord V7.7 – 2020-09-07
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⭐ Songbook now with an integrated Drum Machine
β–« Integrated drum machine to play the drum patterns for the musical accompaniment
β–« Minimized drum pattern view
β–« Individual drum pattern and BPM for each song
β–« New button to switch between the four possible players:
β—Ύ Audio player
β—Ύ Drum machine player
β—Ύ Metronome
β—Ύ YouTube player
β–« You can use the players also if they are hidden
β–« Option to select the player automatically
β–« Extended menu to add, change or remove a drum pattern
❗ The Metronome is now one of the players and can be controlled as the other ones
⭐ Drum machine
β–« Run the Drum Machine in the background to have it in other smartChord features or apps
βœ… A lot of other changes and fixes
❀ Special thanks to Dean Eisen, Rick Johnson, Tim SchΓ€fer and Winfried Schneider for their contribution to this version.


smartChord V7.6 – 2020-08-27
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⭐⭐⭐ Drum machine ⭐⭐⭐
β–« Use up to 16 percussion instruments in parallel to create your drum patterns
β–« Use them for the musical accompaniment for your songs
β–« Use the Drum machine as rhythm trainer
β–« Choose between more than 40 percussion instruments
β–« Share your drum patterns with your friends, other musicians or students
β–« Sync your drum patterns between your devices
β–« Use the speed trainer to increase your speed
β–« Use the timer to control your practice time
βœ… Piano:
β–« Optimized multi touch handling
β–« Option to move the visible range by octaves or single keys
β–« Option to show just active note names
β–« Option to highlight ‘C4’
β–« One additional key in each key range to play the complete octave even on the smallest range
βœ… Notepad editor:
β–« Menu item added to insert a link to a saved drum pattern
β–« Button to pause the spoken note
βœ… Fixed: Some links where not clickable anymore e.g. in the Notepad
βœ… Lot of other changes and fixes
❀ Special thanks to Andre Messerschmidt, Bernhard Kumpf, Leonardo Frassetto, Sandeep Kowdley, Steven Vargas, Tobias Schulte and Victor Osaka for their contribution to this version.


smartChord V7.5.1 – 2020-08-12
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βœ… Piano: Fixed note color and size
βœ… Fretboard trainer: Fixed key input
βœ… Smaller changes/fixes
❀ Special thanks to Asaf Schurr and Vid Temple for their contribution to this version.


smartChord V7.5 – 2020-08-11
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⭐ Pretty nice piano to jam around. Just for fun πŸ™‚
β–« Switch between more than 120 instrument sounds
β–« Adjust number of visible keys
β–« Slider view to move quickly between the octaves
βœ… Synchronization: Option to allow deletion of song and set list files in the cloud, if the songs or set lists are deleted in smartChord
βœ… New color scheme
βœ… Fix tuner 5-string Banjo: Note name of the 5th peg was wrong
βœ… Other changes and fixes
❀ Special thanks to Ewa Wisniewski, Henk Oostrom, Ismael Venegas CastellΓ³ and Mick Burke for their contribution to this version.

smartChord V7.4 – 2020-07-27
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⭐ Songbook improvements:
β–« Allows song info section also in full screen mode
β–« ‘Back to start’ starts with a delay if defined
β–« Smoother zooming
β–« Extra lines removed after TABs
β–« Direct link to the current ‘Set list’ via navigation menu
β–« Support for large online song imports via ‘s.mart Online Songbook Importer’ (http://www.smartchord.de/song/import)
⭐ Picking patterns
β–« Find picking patterns easier: filter the huge list (427) by entering a pattern finger sequence
β–« Favor picking patterns also in the picking pattern dialog
βœ… Set list: Direct link to the current song of the ‘Songbook’ via navigation menu
βœ… Scales: Option to choose scales with or without tonic
βœ… Tuner: Tune your instrument with the capo set
βœ… Tuning is shown everywhere with capo position if capo is set
βœ… Possibility to translate tips and hints
βœ… Chord progression, Fretboard quiz, Practice: Screen keeps on bright (no dimming anymore)
βœ… New picking patterns:
β–« PP 4/4 405 v2
β–« PP 4/4 405 v2 r
β–« PP 4/4 405 v2 r ab
β–« PP 4/4 424 v5
β–« PP 4/4 467 v2
β–« PP 4/4 492
β–« PP 4/4 493
β–« PP 4/4 494
β–« PP 4/4 495
β–« PP 4/4 496
β–« PP 4/4 497
β–« PP 4/4 498
β–« PP 6/8 636
β–« PP 6/8 637
βœ… Fixes Songbook:
β–« Conversion of German musical nomenclature for lines in ChordPro inline chord notation
β–« Remove whitespaces from song name on online import
β–« Show in ‘Playground’
βœ… Other changes and fixes
⭐ Preparation for Android 11 privacy improvements
❀ Special thanks to Henk Oostrom, Ian Hiscoe, Karlheinz Mackel, Martin Porubsky and Richard G. Riley for their contribution to this version.


smartChord V7.3 – 2020-07-13
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⭐ New setting to define favorite chord types for all instruments at once
⭐ Enhancements for fingering favorites
β–« New option to treat a fingering as favorite, if the fingering pattern is equal to the fingering pattern of one of your fingering favorites
β–« New option to treat a fingering as favorite, if the fingering pattern is equal to the fingering patterns of the CAGED system
β–« Fingering favorites are preferred over other fingerings and listed first
⭐ New screen to get comprehensive help
β–« It searches within help pages, settings, tips and frequently asked questions
β–« Complex search terms can be logically linked with ‘AND’, ‘OR’, ‘(‘ and ‘)’
β–« The search also supports the wildcards ‘?’ for any character and ‘*’ for 0 or more characters
β–« You’ll find a link to this screen on each help screen
βœ… Possibility to translate help texts
βœ… Songbook
β–« Workaround to prevent duplicate song texts from Ultimate Guitar
β–« Handling custom chords with slash in name
βœ… Chord progression
β–« Option to keep the screen on
β–« Link to ‘Chord name’ in the navigation menu as shortcut to add chords from there
βœ… Chord name
β–« Support for beginners with inverse and slash chords
βœ… New chord types
βœ… Fix ‘Choose chord’: Sorting custom chord types
βœ… Fix ‘Table of contents’: Search didn’t notice last changes in content
βœ… Other changes and fixes
❀ Special thanks to Ana Abigail Soriano, David Lind, David Murgatroyd, Federico Galeotti, Luiz Marcos Wal, Martin Braun, Martin Porubsky, Mike Walker, Peter Mott, Ric Shore, Roland Schippmann, Shaun Powell, Soham Dey and Thor Crowley for their contribution to this version.


smartChord V7.2 – 2020-06-22
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⭐ Custom instruments
β–« Create additional instruments with their own instrument and chord settings
β–« Gives you the possibility to change very comfortably all the instrument settings (more than 20) at once
β–« They are seamlessly integrated and available in all features
⭐ s.mart Online Songbook Importer
β–« It allows you to import new songs comfortable via the browser of your computer
β–« Import a bunch of songs at once using the ChordPro directive {new_song}
β–« Find it here: http://www.smartchord.de/song/import
β–Ά Our video leads you through the import process: https://youtu.be/V7L-p4UzZWo
βœ… Instrument lists are sorted by language specific names
βœ… Option to hide notes on the piano
βœ… Fix Songbook: Share PDF generated a blank page
βœ… Other changes and fixes
❀ Special thanks to Dmitry Prokopenko, Frank Huster, Henk Oostrom, Kasey Starnes, Matthew Faris, Mike Mountain, Mike Walker, Robert Shamburger, Thomas Bourgon and Wojciech SkΓ³recki for their contribution to this version.


smartChord V7.1.1 – 2020-06-08
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βœ… Fix: Chord name crashed in landscape mode
βœ… Fix: Metronome crashed in background mode on some devices
βœ… Smaller changes and fixes
❀ Special thanks to Antonio Fraga, David Lokan, Henk Oostrom, Ilona Weißhuhn, Max di Fresco and Stefan Bomnueter for their contribution to this version.


smartChord V7.1 – 2020-06-04
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⭐ Custom chords
β–« New screen to create your own chords
β–« They are seamlessly integrated and available in all features (e.g. in a song)
β–« You can also use it to rename existing chords to your naming convention
β–« New and easy way to request a new chord type for smartChord
β–« ‘Custom chords’ is a new chord type filter beneath ‘All’, ‘Basic’ and ‘Favorite’
β–« Custom chords are part of the synchronization between your devices
βœ… Metronome
β–« Background mode supports timer
β–« Background mode supports count in
β–« Echo removed in background and dimming mode
β–« Workaround for Android bug (played sound on every Android notification)
βœ… Songbook and Set-List are using complete screen in full screen mode
βœ… Fretboard trainer does not play the note/chord anymore, if input module is microphone
βœ… Fix Songbook: hide ‘Info’ section on switch to full screen mode
βœ… Fix Songbook: Add song to set list
βœ… Fix: ‘Scale Fretboard’ shown on whole screen if TAB view is hidden
βœ… Fix: Timer plays sound when time’s up
βœ… Other changes and fixes
❀ Special thanks to Artiom Donoga, Charles Kangethe, Dean Eisen, Eugene Mih, Franz Armbrust, Johann Kraus, Majid Hindi, Martin Porubsky, Michael Hill, Neville Cope, Patrick Murphy, Paul Abbott and Shaker Huda for their contribution to this version.


smartChord V7.0.1 – 2020-05-18
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βœ… Fix: Metronome crashed in dimming mode
βœ… Fix: Select button in ‘Table of contents’ to accept multiple selections was disabled
βœ… Other smaller changes and fixes
❀ Special thanks to Aklan Akdağ, Heikki Herva and Marco Di Palo for their contribution to this version.


smartChord V7.0 – 2020-05-16
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⭐ ‘Table of contents’ mode
β–« If activated, the screen ‘Table of contents’ is opened before the feature itself. There you can select one of the stored items to open it with the feature. If we take the songbook as an example. With the ‘Table of contents’ mode activated, the ‘Table of contents’ is shown if you start the songbook. There you can select a song and the Songbook is started and shows the song. If you go ‘Back’ from the songbook, the ‘Table of contents’ is shown again.
β–« With the ‘Table of contents’ mode deactivated, the songbook is started immediately with the last song. To open the ‘Table of contents’, you have to use the menu item ‘Open | Manage’ from the ‘Folder’ menu.
β–« The mode is affecting:
β—Ύ Chord progression
β—Ύ Fretboard Trainer
β—Ύ Metronome
β—Ύ Notes
β—Ύ Pattern
β—Ύ Playground
β—Ύ Practice
β—Ύ Set list
β—Ύ Songbook
β—Ύ Tone generator
⭐ Drag’n’drop support for more convenience
β–« Reorganize and reorder the home screen (menu ‘Reorder’)
β–« Set list
β–« Notepad
β–« Scale favorites
βœ… Auto save option to store items like songs or notes automatically when leaving the corresponding screen
βœ… We could enhance the YouTube quota. Everybody can now use the YouTube search for videos to embed them into songs
βœ… Showcase for the most important functions and GUI concepts
βœ… Tooltips for most of the buttons (long press on the button)
βœ… Set list: Start songs by double click
βœ… Welcome wizard
βœ… First optimizations for Chromebook
βœ… Fix: Songbook A-B repeat and changed playback speed
βœ… A lot of other changes/fixes
❀ Special thanks to Alistair George, Francisco JosΓ© Vela, Matt Faris, Paul Schoonderwoerd and Tarun Mudgal for their contribution to this version.


smartChord V6.23.1 – 2020-04-28
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βœ… Fix: Songbook YouTube search did not present the result on some devices
βœ… Fix: Fretboard quiz ‘Find all notes’ does not acknowledge each correct answer some times
❀ Special thanks to Dmitry Prokopenko for his contribution to this version.


smartChord V6.23 – 2020-04-25
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⭐ Songbook supports YouTube videos
β–« Link to a YouTube video within a song
β–« Embedded YouTube player to show the video
β–« 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)
β–« Option to synchronize the start/stop for the YouTube player
β–« Duration of a song is automatically set by the duration of a video
β–« New directive to define the YouTube video id {x_sccrd_yt:19JVc76ExkY}
βœ… Fretboard Trainer: Sound was to quite and it crashed, when capo was set outside the quiz range
βœ… Two new tunings for Portuguese Guitar: ‘Portuguese Lisboa’ and ‘Portuguese Coimbra’
βœ… Online song editor update (V1.5) with support for YouTube directive (http://www.smartchord.de/song/edit)
βœ… Other changes/fixes
❀ Special thanks to Evgenij Neuwirt, Hugo Maia and Maria AmΓ©lia for their contribution to this version.


smartChord V6.22 – 2020-04-15
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⭐ s.mart Fretboard Trainer released (frets 0-3 in free version)
β–« New quiz type to identify chords
β–« New quiz type to locate chords
β–« Add chords easily from your songs and chord progressions
β–« New statistic type ‘Distribution’ to identify the chords and notes you have to focus on
β–« Share your quizzes with your friends, other musicians or students
β–« Define a visible range beyond the fretboard range to be queried
β–« Most effective training mode realized: ‘Lab by lab’
β–« Option to query just whole notes
β–« Menu item to link your quizzes within the notepad
β–« Synchronize Fretboard Trainer quizzes
βœ… 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:
β–« ecosia.org
β–« qwant.com
β–« bing.com
β–« yandex.ru
β–« baidu.com
βœ… Possibility to overwrite an existing item when saving or renaming
βœ… Possibility to define a color for the fret markers
βœ… Chord name: Tap on the nut allows to mute a string
βœ… Fix: Correct name when importing shared exercises
βœ… Other changes/fixes
❀ Special thanks to Andreas Isaksson, Dale Alan Bryant and Kyle Bradley for their contribution to this version.

smartChord V6.21.2 – 2020-03-28
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⭐ s.mart Fretboard Trainer (still pre-release version)
β–« Shows correct answer on mistake
β–« Shows cheat hint on all modules
β–« Statistic summary
β–« Other smaller refinements
βœ… Metronome: Shows status of loops and iteration when using the speed trainer
βœ… 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.

smartChord V6.21.1 – 2020-03-25
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⭐ s.mart Fretboard Trainer (still pre-release version)
β–« New input module ‘Microphone’. With this module you can play the answer with your instrument
β–« Option to play a buzzer if the answer is wrong
β–« Refinements and fixes e.g. for 5-string Banjo
βœ… Fix: Removed audio file in songbook
βœ… Other changes/fixes
❀ Special thanks also to Dave Murray, Derek Lichter, Roland Schippmann, Tarun Mudgal and Yuriy Medyany for their contribution to this version.

smartChord V6.21 – 2020-03-22
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⭐ s.mart Fretboard Trainer
β–« In a pre-release version for subscribers and UNLIMITED customers (invisible for all others)
β–« Teaches you the notes on the neck of your instrument in a playful and effective way
β–« Different quiz types: Either identify notes or locate notes
β–« Different input/output modules: Fretboard, Piano, Text, Musical Notation, Sound
β–« Statistics to check your training progress (table and chart)
β–« Supports all instruments and tunings
▫ Supports all other relevant smartChord features (e.g. left handed fretboard or Solfège)
βœ… Songbook: Improved lookup for audio files, if location has been changed (e.g. after synchronization)
βœ… Fix: Set list crashed when adding PDFs and images into a empty one
❀ Special thanks also to Antoni Nicolau, Emory Keller, JΓΌrgen Wernicke, Pavel NovΓ‘k and Robert Hilverth for their contribution to this version.


smartChord V6.20.3 – 2020-03-17
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βœ… Songbook has now support for Bluetooth device and MIDI device (Android >= 6.0 Marshmallow)
β–« Uses the same Bluetooth and MIDI configuration as the set list
β–« Start/stop auto scrolling, metronome or the audio player
β–« Smooth scrolling
βœ… Set list: New search tool to handle also large set lists
βœ… Fix Songbook: Audio player had to be visible to play
βœ… Fix Songbook: No more loop of search for audio dialogs when audio file does not exist anymore
βœ… Fix Metronome: Option to keep the screen on either dimmed or bright
βœ… Other changes/fixes
❀ Special thanks also to Armin Schmitt, Christopher Noll and Karlheinz Mackel for their contribution to this version.


smartChord V6.20.2 – 2020-03-02
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βœ… Set list notes:
β–« Add links to your stored items: chord progressions, songs, set lists, exercises, patterns, metronome and tone generator settings
β–« Add internet links
βœ… Notepad: Support for internet links within notes
βœ… Fix: Tempo of metronome couldn’t be changed by ‘+’ and ‘-‘
βœ… Fix: Set list opening PDFs and images
βœ… Other changes/fixes
❀ Special thanks also to Andre Messerschmidt, Arisio Costa, Francisco JosΓ© Vela and Simon Thompson for their contribution to this version.


smartChord V6.20.1 – 2020-02-29
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βœ… Access to the ‘Table of contents’ by the navigation menu
βœ… Metronome: Option to keep the screen on either dimmed or bright
βœ… Songbook: You can determine the scroll speed by editing a song (even below the limit of the seekbar)
βœ… Fix: Chord diagrams are sometimes too narrow, when the setting ‘Frets per chord’ was small
βœ… Fix: Practice: ‘Table of contents’ didn’t show the name of the entries
βœ… Fix: Practice asked too often for saving
βœ… Fix: Audio player in ‘Notepad’ did not start the playback in every case
βœ… Other changes/fixes
❀ Special thanks also to Benno Schoppel, Christopher Noll, Daniel Rothra, Daniel SΓΌdhof, Henk Oostrom and Thaddeus Steyskal for their contribution to this version.


smartChord V6.20 – 2020-02-14
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⭐ Chords: Extended algorithm to show the formula according the music theory
βœ… Ear training: Mode so that automatically and continuously a new riddle is asked
βœ… New chord: dim(7+)
βœ… When changing between instruments, the appropriate bass or treble clef is set
βœ… Info screen: Link to the smartChord user forum: https://smartchord.de/forum
βœ… Fix: Bug in animation prevented scrolling in Set list and other animated views like tabulature view
βœ… Fix: Print whole fretboard for arpeggios
βœ… Fix: Songs are printed with chord diagrams again
βœ… 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 Γ…kerlund, Magdalena Haefs, Marc van Westerlaak, Rick Johnson, Rudy Gamberini, Shaun Powell, Walter Tuzi and Youssef Saad for their contribution to this version.


smartChord V6.19.1 – 2020-02-04
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βœ… Set list: Option to show/hide navigation buttons
βœ… New color scheme
βœ… Fix: Synchronization screen did not react
βœ… Minor changes/fixes
❀ Special thanks also to Lari Natri, Rick Tucker and Roland Schippmann for their contribution to this version.


smartChord V6.19 – 2020-02-03
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⭐ A tradução para o portuguΓͺs estΓ‘ completa novamente (Portuguese translation is complete again)
⭐ Set list:
β–« Add images like photos of your sheet music
β–« Zoom into PDF and images. Individual zoom factor is persisted for each PDF and image
β–« Add notes to your set list items
β–« The ‘Break’ screen shows the notes (e.g. a joke or an anecdote)
β–« Collapse or expand the notes in the set list
β–« Smooth scrolling of songs and images
β–« Optimized handling of large PDF files
β–« Navigation buttons to switch between the songs/items
⭐ Songbook
β–« Allows to replace the fingerings and the chords of a song
β–« Option to sort the chords in the gallery by name or their occurrence in the song
β–« Songbook internet search: Option to show/edit the link
βœ… Notepad: Menu item to share your notes
βœ… New chords: maj7sus2, maj7sus4, maj9sus2, maj9sus4, 9sus2, 13sus2, mb11/b9
βœ… Fix in ‘Table of contents’: Deletion crashed on multiple selection
βœ… Fix in Songbook: Behavior of scrolling delay indicator for short texts
βœ… Fix in Songbook: Better results with search engine DuckDuckGo when no ‘Chord page’ was selected
βœ… Fix: ‘Select directory’ didn’t show the arrow to switch to the parent directory in light themes
βœ… A lot of other minor changes/fixes
β–Ά There is a video which gives ‘a great overview of smartChord’: https://youtu.be/3uqggsZpsLE
πŸ‘₯ smartChord user forum: We have installed a forum for smartChord users to ask questions, get answers, hold discussions and exchange ideas and opinions: https://smartchord.de/forum
❀ Special words of thank go to Rodrigo Duarte for completing the Portuguese translation. He did a really great and thorough job!!!
Um agradecimento especial a Rodrigo Duarte por concluir a tradução em portuguΓͺs. Ele fez um trabalho realmente excelente e completo!!!
❀ Special thanks also to Denny GΓ€bel, Francisco JosΓ© Vela Roncero, Joshua Nunez, Marc Barten, Michael Soots, Oded, Olav StΓΌwe, Paul Schoonderwoerd and Victor Osakaβ€Ž for their contribution to this version.

smartChord V6.18.1 – 2020-01-06
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βœ… Minor changes/fixes like full text search on older devices
❀ Special thanks to Leandro Oliveira, Olaf MΓΌller, Paul Schoonderwoerd, Rick Tucker and Vivian Awill for their contribution to this version.


smartChord V6.18 – 2019-12-28
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⭐ Full text search for songs
β–« Can be used to search for chords, song text or arbitrary song information
β–« The search also supports the wildcards ‘?’ for any character and ‘*’ for 0 or more characters
β–« Complex search terms can be logically linked with ‘AND’, ‘OR’, ‘(‘ and ‘)’
β–« Option for case sensitive search
⭐ Favor your store items to find them more easily in the storage:
β–« Songs
β–« Set lists
β–« Chord progressions
β–« Exercises
β–« Notes
β–« Metronome sets
β–« Tone generator sets
β–« New setting to define the sort behavior
βœ… Songbook: New directive to tag your songs
βœ… Set list: New directive to tag your set lists
βœ… Full text search for notes
βœ… Option to print arpeggios and scales black/white
βœ… Chord 6/11 added
βœ… Fix Songbook: Set song duration different than the audio duration
βœ… Minor changes/fixes
βœ… Online song editor update (V1.4) with support for tags (http://www.smartchord.de/song/edit)
β–Ά There is a video about ‘How to synchronize data between devices’: https://youtu.be/OSqfxE42kUs
❀ Special thanks to Edson Siqueira, Javier Ran, Jens Martin, Ken Cowie, Tarun Mudgal and Thomas Fiebich for their contribution to this version.


smartChord V6.17 – 2019-12-08
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⭐ Songbook
β–« Option to print song info
β–« Edit all song properties
β–« Duration is now formatted in format ‘mm:ss’ and entered by dialog
β–« Option to activate word wrap in editor
β–« Keeps original ChordPro lines as they are (no conversion)
β–« Fix: Song page jumped to the top after restart, when audio player was active
⭐ Set list
β–« Navigate within the set list by a MIDI device (Android >= 6.0 Marshmallow)
β—Ύ Navigate between the songs
β—Ύ Scroll within a song
β—Ύ Start/stop auto scrolling, metronome or the audio player
β—Ύ Configure your MIDI device individually
β–Ά There is a video about ‘How to configure a MIDI device’: https://youtu.be/lFaOLgXr-rw
β–« Pedal configuration extended for ‘Start/stop metronome”
β–Ά There is a video about ‘How to configure a Bluetooth pedal’: https://youtu.be/8YXM1z8pxzI
βœ… Arpeggio: Print an arpeggio shown on the fretboard with all its patterns
βœ… Metronome:
β–« ‘Count in’ option
β–« Fix: Sound was muted after changing the time signature
βœ… Notepad:
β–« Supports basic HTML formats
β–« Menu to format your notes comfortably
β–« Option to activate word wrap in editor
βœ… Added chord type m6add11
βœ… Other changes/fixes like printing slash chords
❀ Special thanks to Aklan Akdağ, Buule Julius, Francois Amaral, Jeff Puchalski, Joel Allen, ΠœΠ°Ρ€Π°Ρ‚ ΠŸΡ€ΠΎΡˆΠΊΠΈΠ½, Pepe Zaldivar, Rodrigo Mathews, Rick Tucker, Serkan GΓΌrses, Shant Shinde and Thomas Nuckel for their contribution to this version.


smartChord V6.16 – 2019-11-23
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⭐ Songbook
β–« Optional metronome integrated:
β—Ύ Enter song specific tempo by BPM dialog with tap tempo functionality
β—Ύ Select song specific time signature from list
β—Ύ Optionally flash
β—Ύ Optionally mute
β—Ύ Optionally vibrate
β–« Determine capo and key when searching songs on Ultimate Guitar
β–« Capo is now also part of the collapsed info section
β–« Toolbar vanishes on start
β–« New arranged buttons in toolbar
β–« Different content for the ‘Online song viewer’:
β—Ύ Provide the lyrics for your audience or the whole song for your band mates
β—Ύ Present your song in any browser at http://www.smartchord.de/song
β—Ύ Our video shows the handling for the ‘Online song viewer’: https://youtu.be/LoZtCWNnwS4
βœ… ‘Table of contents’ allows fast scrolling by dragging the scrollbar
βœ… Metronome: Option to flash the screen on every beat
βœ… Notepad:
β–« Add links to your store items: chord progressions, songs, set lists, exercises, patterns, metronome and tone generator settings
β–« You can use it to document your exercises or create your exercise plan
βœ… Chord name:
β–« Improved determination of slash chords
β–« Fix: ‘Change tuning’ does now update the fretboard view
βœ… Practice: Option to show note names
βœ… Minor changes/fixes
❀ Special thanks to Aklan Akdağ, Benno Schoppel, Gina Millis, Henk Oostrom, Jacob Pemberton, jmboof1, Jonathan Boughton, Marc Barten, Roberto Quaciari and Thomas Wenselowski for their contribution to this version.


smartChord V6.15 – 2019-11-09
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⭐ Songbook: Accelerate or slow down the speed at which you’d like to practice a song (Android >= 6.0). It affects the audio play speed as well as the scroll speed
⭐ Scales: Print a scale shown on the fretboard with all its patterns
βœ… 38 new predefined tunings for Lute
βœ… Fixes:
β—Ύ Songbook: Scroll break directive ({x_sccrd_sbr} did not work in all conditions
β—Ύ Songbook: Unnecessary line breaks removed
β—Ύ Metronome: Some names of the drum sounds were mixed up
β—Ύ Scales: Some “2 notes per string” scale patterns came twice
βœ… Chord 7/b5/b13 added
βœ… Minor changes/fixes
❀ Special thanks to Jamie Birger, Marc Barten, Marek Drizhal, Paulo Silva, Paul Breaux, Robin Grant, Thomas Terranova, Thor Crowley and Wesley Oldaker for their contribution to this version.


smartChord V6.14.2 – 2019-10-30
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βœ… New ‘Folder’ menu item to rename your store items like songs, set lists, exercises
βœ… Fixes:
β—Ύ Set list shows info view again
β—Ύ Songbook text editor adding picking patterns
β—Ύ Songbook printing on some older devices
β—Ύ Sharing (songs, exercises, …) with not allowed characters in name
βœ… Minor changes/fixes
❀ Special thanks to Buule Chris, Dean Eisen, Gregory N and Bob Hilverth for their contribution to this version.


smartChord V6.14.1 – 2019-10-23
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βœ… Songbook
β—Ύ Scroll delay time is shown as a count down
β—Ύ ‘Back to start’ includes the scroll delay
β—Ύ Song name is not shown in first line if info view is visible
β—Ύ Name is marked with ‘*’ if song has been changed until it is saved
β—Ύ Fix: Info view can be hidden again
βœ… Set list: Name is marked with ‘*’ if set list is changed until it is saved
βœ… Cello, Viola and Violin now with 5 string support
βœ… Fix in pattern: The time values of notes are taken into account
βœ… Minor changes/fixes
βœ… Subscribe to smartChord newsletter at https://smartchord.de/newsletter
❀ Special thanks to Benno Schoppel, JΓΌrgen Wernicke, Paul Schoonderwoerd, Piotr Popczyk and Slawomir Herman for their contribution to this version.


smartChord V6.14 – 2019-10-14
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⭐ Songbook text editor extension:
β—Ύ Easily add and edit ChordPro and smartChord specific directives
β—Ύ Add picking patterns to a song (new directive {x_sccrd_ppat})
β—Ύ The offline solution corresponds with our Online song editor, which allows you to edit your song in the browser of your computer: http://www.smartchord.de/song/edit
⭐ Songbook picking pattern support:
β—Ύ Embed picking patterns within a song
β—Ύ Tap on the picking pattern to show it or listen to it
β—Ύ Create picking pattern exercises for the song
βœ… Song information:
β–« Collapsed view shows in addition to the song name also the key, time signature, tempo and duration
β–« Easy tap to edit the information
βœ… ‘Edit information’ screen (e.g. used in Songbook and Set list) is more handy now:
β–« It does not show empty information fields
β–« Additional information can be added by menu
βœ… Print dialog with the option to print and share a song via PDF
βœ… Info screen extended by:
β–« Link to the news on smartChord.de: https://smartChord.de/news
β–« Link to our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/smartChord
βœ… Online song editor update (V1.3)
β–« Support for picking pattern
β–« http://www.smartchord.de/song/edit
βœ… Lot of minor changes/fixes
❀ Special thanks to Gerrit Horeis, Javier Barraza and Kip Kennedy for their contribution to this version.


smartChord V6.13.2 – 2019-10-02
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βœ… Songbook: Improved search for audio files
βœ… Songbook: Manual scroll speed can now be 10 times slower
βœ… Added chord type m6add11
βœ… Fix: Scroll speed on older devices
βœ… Minor changes/fixes
❀ Special thanks to Austyn Griffiths, Berthold SchΓ€fer, Dmitry Prokopenko, Edson Siqueira, Jean-Pierre Martin, Javier Barraza and Rick Tucker for their contribution to this version.


smartChord V6.13.1 – 2019-09-28
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⭐ Songbook: Start of scrolling can be optionally delayed.
β–« For a defined number of seconds or automatically determined by the visible scroll range and the song duration
β–« General setting for the default value
β–« Song specific setting
βœ… Fix: scrolling in set list
❀ Special thanks to Michelle Levy-Benitez, Rainer Schoettgen, Rick Tucker and William Worrell for their contribution to this version.


smartChord V6.13 – 2019-09-25
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⭐⭐⭐ Online song viewer ⭐⭐⭐
β–« Sing with your audience and show them the lyrics of the current song in any browser
β–« Present your song in any browser at http://www.smartchord.de/song (e.g. the one of your smart TV)
β–« Shows automatically the current song
β–« Different themes for daylight or in the dark pub
β–« Optimized text size by one to four columns
β–Ά Our video shows the handling: https://youtu.be/LoZtCWNnwS4
⭐ Songbook
β–« Start and stop a song by double click anywhere on the song view
β–« Scrolling can be paused for a defined time with new directive: {x_sccrd_sbr:10}
β–« Scrolling starts with a delay of a 1/3 screen (so the first lines are longer visible)
β–« Time for automatic scrolling is taken from {duration} directive. Otherwise 3:30 is assumed
β–« Keep the result of a transposition as the original song
β–« Count in runs only when a song gets started and is ignored after a pause
β–« Number of count in beats depends on the songs time signature
β–« Time of count in depends on the songs tempo (BPM)
β–« Internet links can be added with new directive (e.g. ({x_sccrd_href:https://youtu.be/IGM0XnuwtC8;Our songbook video})
β–« Pre chorus blocks can be defined with directives: {start_of_pre_chorus} and {end_of_pre_chorus}
β–« New color options to define the text and background colors for the pre chorus block
β–« If {chorus} directive has no text, the text of the {start_of_chorus:text} is shown instead
β–« Scroll speed is song specific
βœ… Online song editor update (V1.2)
β–« Support for new directives/infos
β–« http://www.smartchord.de/song/edit
βœ… Option to print chords and chord progressions black/white
βœ… Bugfix: print chord progression
βœ… Minor changes/fixes
❀ Special thanks to Andrea Bazzani, Frank Berens, Georg-Felix Radwanski, Kip Kennedy, Sherry Hunter and Stephan Andres for their contribution to this version.


smartChord V6.12.1 – 2019-09-02
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βœ… Fix: Wrong text color in help screens
βœ… Minor changes/fixes
❀ Special thanks to Ben Gaskin, Jason Compson, Klaus Gradel and Martin Schumacher for their contribution to this version.


smartChord V6.12 – 2019-08-31
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⭐ 36 picking patterns for 5 string Banjo (now there are 415 altogether)
⭐ Songbook has got two new modes:
β–« ‘Just chords’ shows only the chords and the structure of a song. The chords are aligned in columns.
β–« ‘Lyrics’ shows only the lyrics and the structure of a song
⭐ Songbook supports new chord pages:
β–« www.bigbasstabs.com
β–« www.guitartabs.cc
β–« www.guitartabsexplorer.com
β–« www.mandotabs.com
β–« www.ukutabs.com
β–« www.yourchords.com
⭐ Songbook with different fonts to change the appearance of a song (Android >= 5.0)
βœ… Songbook provides new song information properties:
β–« Dance
β–« Genre
βœ… Songbook: lot of other minor improvements/fixes
βœ… Online song editor update (V1.1): Support for new directives/infos
βœ… New general chords print dialog with the option to
β–« print the chords
β–« share the chords via PDF
β–« define the number of chords per row
βœ… Chord progression: The printout differs depending on the chosen TAB and prints either: Chord set, the bars with chords or the whole sequence of chords
βœ… Playground allows portrait mode on large screens
βœ… Songbook fix: There were extra line breaks e.g. when a ChordPro directive {comment_box} was used
βœ… Minor changes/fixes
❀ Special thanks to Emanolito Leitner, Frank Berens, Moritz Wiedmann, Perry Spero, Ulrich Auer and Volker Neuss for their contribution to this version.


smartChord V6.11 – 2019-08-20
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⭐⭐⭐ Online song editor ⭐⭐⭐
β–« The online song editor allows you to edit your songs comfortable in the browser of your computer
β–« Activate the ‘Edit song text online’ mode in the songbook
β–« Edit your song in the browser of your computer: http://www.smartchord.de/song/edit
β–« The online song editor supports:
β—Ύ ChordPro and smartChord specific directives
β—Ύ Syntax highlighting
β—Ύ Search & replace
β—Ύ Undo & redo
β—Ύ Word-wrap support
β—Ύ Full screen mode
β–Ά Our video shows the editing process: https://youtu.be/19JVc76ExkY
⭐ Songbook
β–« Define the appearance with three different color schemes
β—Ύ Bright
β—Ύ Dark
β—Ύ Printout
β–« New color options to define the colors for the text and background of: chorus, bridge, interlude, verse, default
β–« New directives to define blocks for interludes: {start_of_interlude} and {end_of_interlude}. Also new directives {capo} and {meta}
β–« Share a song as PDF (after printing, you are asked to share the PDF)
βœ… New Balalaika folk tuning
βœ… Minor changes/fixes
❀ Special thanks to Frank Berens for his contribution to this version.


smartChord V6.10 – 2019-08-05
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⭐ Songbook
β–« New color options to beautify your songbook (Background, Chord, Text, Text Chorus, Text Bridge, Text Verse)
β–« ChordPro tag {chorus} shows the chorus block defined by {start_of_chorus} and {end_of_chorus}
β–« Labels of ChordPro directives are now visible: {start_of_chorus: Chorus label}, {start_of_verse: Verse label}, {start_of_bridge: Bridge label}
β–« Chord print fixed
β–« Printed document gets name of the song (Android >= 5.0)
❗❗ New setting if the chord diagrams shall be part of the printout
⭐ Practice:
β–« Share your exercises with your friends, other musicians or students
β–Ά There is a video about: https://youtu.be/sJkWR-szgjE
⭐ Set list: Synchronize your set lists with your cloud (Google or DropBox). Use it to synchronize them between your and your band mates devices
βœ… Minor changes/fixes
❀ Special thanks to Olav StΓΌwe and Ralf Fellmer for their contribution to this version.


smartChord V6.9.2 – 2019-07-24
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❗❗ Fix for viewing and filtering new scale pattern modes
βœ… Songbook: Optimized parser
βœ… Prettier chord printout
βœ… Fix: Scale pattern showed fret ‘0’
βœ… Minor changes/fixes
❀ Special thanks to Kip Kennedy for contribution to this version.


smartChord V6.9.1 – 2019-07-22
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βœ… Songbook
βœ…Fix: Internet search
β—Ύ Search engine as new setting for internet search screen


smartChord V6.9 – 2019-07-18
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⭐ Three new scale pattern modes:
β—Ύ 2 notes per string pattern
β—Ύ 3 notes per string pattern
β—Ύ 4 notes per string pattern
⭐ 92 picking patterns for Ukulele (now there are 379 altogether)
βœ… New overview screen with all arpeggio patterns for a chord
βœ… Songbook: Added DuckDuckGo as an alternative search engine for new songs
βœ… ‘PLUS Tuner’ has now the possibility to store unlimited custom tunings
❗❗ Fix: Diatonic chords for the scales where incomplete
βœ… Fix: Scale pattern shows fret ‘0’ if needed
βœ… Fix: Audio Player stopped working after editing the song text
βœ… We relaunched www.smartChord.de – with a frequently asked questions section
❀ Special thanks to Derek Lichter, Fritz MΓΌller, Kevin Heinze, Octavio Moreno, Paul Lowing, PΓ©ter Barna and Simone Sapienza for their contribution to this version.


smartChord V6.8 – 2019-07-05
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βœ… 58 new picking patterns (>= “PP 470+”; now there are 287)
βœ… Pattern: Switch pattern easily by gesture (you can define by settings to switch just between favorites)
βœ… Pattern: Option to play the TAB by touching the TAB view
βœ… Songbook: Automatic lookup for audio files, if location has been changed (e.g. after synchronization)
βœ… Songbook: Shows target note names when transposing
βœ… Synchronization: Better user guidance
βœ… New Chords: 7/#11, 7add4, 11b9, 13sus4, aug7, add2add4, madd2add4, maj6/7, m/maj9, m/maj11, m/maj13, m7add4
βœ… FAQ: New information screen with frequently asked questions
βœ… Fix: Deleted favorite patterns and favorite fingerings are now removed on synchronization
βœ… Other changes/fixes
❀ Special thanks to Adam Beaudoin, Emanolito Leitner, Slawomir Herman and Thomas Kjolsing for their contribution to this version.


smartChord V6.7.2 – 2019-06-10
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βœ… 52 new picking patterns (“PP 2/4 202 ab”, >= “PP 4/4 462”, >= “PP 6/8 613”)
βœ… Synchronize favorite patterns and favorite fingerings individually
βœ… Favorite fingerings are defined for a tuning, but independent from an instrument
βœ… Songbook: Chord diagrams are part of the printout, if you have the chord gallery displayed
βœ… Enter BPM direct per number
βœ… Fix: Pattern ignored rests when playing
βœ… Fix: Songbook had problems to detect the notes SOL# and SOLb
βœ… Fix: Request permissions for external storage to do automatic backup on a reinstallation
βœ… Other changes/fixes
❀ Special thanks to Andrea Bazzani, Hunter Dryden, Leo MΓΌller, Matt Brunt, Ulrike Nehring and Vern Wilfinger for their contribution to this version.


smartChord V6.7.1 – 2019-05-18
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❗❗ Fix: Pattern filter was not selectable on some devices
βœ… Pattern: Optimizations for small displays
βœ… Songbook: Optimized line width in line break mode for different font size settings
βœ… Songbook: Menu item to open tuner with the tuning of the song
βœ… Set list: Optimized memory handling, when viewing PDF files
βœ… Chords: Limit of setting ‘Max. frets per chord’ raised from 6 to 8
βœ… Many minor changes/fixes
❀ Special thanks to Axel Heubach, Frank LeClaire, Henk Oostrom, Leo MΓΌller, Martin Schumacher, Ryan Wiest, Silke Birkelbach, Steve Crook, Tom Tcheng, Tarun Mudgal and Vern Wilfinger for their contribution to this version.


smartChord V6.7 – 2019-05-09
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⭐⭐⭐ The new app ‘s.mart Pattern’ for picking patterns is released ⭐⭐⭐
β—Ύ It’s a dictionary, a sound explorer and a trainer
β—Ύ Learn and discover easy and legendary picking patterns
β—Ύ Have a look at the huge list of picking patterns for beginners and fingerstyle professionals
β—Ύ Compare them and listen to the difference
β—Ύ Apply the patterns to your songs, chord progressions or each other chord list and listen to the result. A song sounds totally different with a new pattern
β—Ύ Get the result as a TAB view and look how the different fingerings are played
β—Ύ Create exercises to practice the patterns
β—Ύ Benefit from the speed trainer and timer
β—Ύ Favor your patterns
β—Ύ Save the patterns and the chords for later use
β—Ύ Sync your patterns and chord lists between your devices
β—Ύ Fully integrated into smartChord
β—Ύ Free for subscribers and unlimited customers
β—Ύ Link to the store: market://details?id=de.smartchord.droid.plus.pattern
β–Ά There is a video about ‘s.mart Pattern’: https://youtu.be/i78ELlVbtto
❀ Special thanks to Kip Kennedy, Robert Hilverth and Ryan Wiest for their contribution to this version.


smartChord V6.6.1 – 2019-04-19
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βœ… Some minor fixes
β–Ά There is a new video about the pattern app: https://youtu.be/i78ELlVbtto


smartChord V6.6 – 2019-04-14
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⭐⭐⭐ New s.mart app for picking patterns as pre release for subscribers and unlimited customers ⭐⭐⭐
β—Ύ Learn and discover picking patterns
β—Ύ At the end there will be more than 200 picking patterns for beginners and fingerstyle professionals
β—Ύ Compare them and listen to the difference
β—Ύ Apply the patterns to a chord list and listen to the result
β—Ύ Get the result as a TAB view and look how the different fingerings are played
β—Ύ Create exercises to practice the patterns
β—Ύ Use speed trainer and timer
β—Ύ Save the pattern and the chords for later use
β—Ύ Sync your patterns and chord lists between your devices
β–Ά There is a new video about the pattern app: https://youtu.be/9y5RVRq8nwg
βœ… Chord progression: Fixes and better user guidance
βœ… Undo and redo in ‘Edit’ screen
βœ… Tuning of the current instrument isn’t changed, if a chord is added or replaced for a song or chord progression with different tuning
βœ… Tempo of a new exercise or chord progression is set to the last setting
βœ… Exercises from “Practice” feature are now part of the synchronization
βœ… Fixed: Multiple standard tunings in the favorite tuning list
βœ… Added chord type m7/b5/b9
βœ… New color scheme
βœ… Many minor changes/fixes
❀ Special thanks to GaΓ©tan Dorion, Mark Saltzman, Matt Faris and Taigen Graham for their contribution to this version.


smartChord V6.5.1 – 2019-03-17
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βœ… PDF resolution improved
βœ… New color scheme
βœ… Name of your most valuable product in the home screen title
βœ… Fix: PDF file search referred sometimes to the cloud
βœ… Minor changes/fixes
❀ Special thanks to Alex Forst for his contribution to this version.


smartChord V6.5 – 2019-02-23
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βœ… Songbook internet search: Support for new chord sites
β—Ύ www.cifraclub.com
β—Ύ www.cifras.com.br
βœ… Songbook: Option to show the chord names of the original text and not as determined in the general ‘Tone names’ and ‘Symbol’ settings
βœ… Chord progression: Play tab is just visible if at least one bar is defined
βœ… Fix: update old database version
βœ… Minor changes/fixes
❀ Special thanks to Daniel Rothra, Diana Lima, Eckhardt Hussmann and Todd Rathier for their contribution to this version.


smartChord V6.4.2 – 2019-02-20
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βœ… 18 new tunings for Viola Caipira (added to Viola as there is no Viola Caipira instrument in smartChord at the moment)
βœ… Minor changes/fixes
❀ Special thanks to Leandro Cristante de Oliveira and Oscar Escobar for their contribution to this version.


smartChord V6.4.1 – 2019-02-10
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βœ… Optimized SolfΓ¨ge detection
βœ… Seventh scales fixed
βœ… Minor changes/fixes
❀ Special thanks to Jarek Sacha, Lino Velletri, Patrick D. and Walter Tuzi for their contribution to this version.


smartChord V6.4 – 2019-02-03
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⭐⭐⭐ Songbook: Import and internet song search now work also for songs notated in Solfège (Do-Re-Mi-Fa-Sol-La-Si) ⭐⭐⭐
β—Ύ Now you can also use chord pages like https://www.accordiespartiti.it
β—Ύ According to your settings, you’ll get these songs in SolfΓ¨ge or the more common notation (C-D-E-F-G-A-B)
❗❗ Fixes:
β—Ύ 5 string Banjo chord determination algorithm was changed erroneously and wrong and is now fixed again
β—Ύ Sharing songs and set lists didn’t work anymore because of an Android API change
β—Ύ Guitalele standard tuning had just 5 strings (remove it from your tuning list and add it again)
β—Ύ Backup: It’s now possible to restore from an old backup
β—Ύ Some chord diagrams with capo
βœ… Minor changes/fixes
❀ Special thanks to Beverly Jayne, Chuckk Hubbard, Jessica Miranda and Romain Rossi for their contribution to this version.


smartChord V6.3.1 – 2019-01-27
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⭐ Amazon Kindle Fire: In-App products are now also available on Amazon Kindle devices, if the Google Play Store is installed
βœ… Songbook regards the key of the song when Nashville Number System is used
βœ… Fix: Sharing files like song, backup, … didn’t work anymore
βœ… Option to show the chords of a song in bold font
βœ… More dulcimer tunings
βœ… Minor changes/fixes
❀ Special thanks to Frank Berens, Henning Steiner, John Heeley and Tarun Mudgal for their contribution to this version.


smartChord V6.3 – 2019-01-13
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⭐⭐⭐ Nashville Number System ⭐⭐⭐
◾ smartChord now has complete support for the Nashville Number System beneath Solfège and the common musical notation.
β—Ύ There is a new option in the general settings “Tone names” for the Nashville Number System which affects everything like chords, scales, songbook, … (please see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nashville_number_system)
β–Ά There is a new video about the tone name support: https://youtu.be/CZE2OeuMPLA
⭐ New screen with all patterns for a scale
βœ… Color of the chords in songbooks changed from dark mode to yellow for more legibility
βœ… Fret marker positions can be defined individually for each instrument
βœ… Predefined fret marker positions for each instrument
βœ… Fret markers are now also shown in the playground
βœ… Instrument settings are now also available in the playground
βœ… Bug: Audio player pause function did not work anymore
βœ… Visual microphone gain when recording audio in notepad
βœ… Scale fretboard screen: Tap on the scale name to select one of your favorites
βœ… Sync Notepad (without audio)
βœ… Other changes/fixes
β–Ά There is a new video about organizing songs in a set list: https://youtu.be/WgMssWHg_9k
❀ Special thanks to Frank Berens, Kip Kennedy, Marina Guglielmoni and Matthew Faris for their contribution to this version.


smartChord V6.2.1 – 2018-12-29
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❗❗ Fixes in Notepad
βœ… Minor changes/fixes
β–Ά There is a new video about how to import song files e.g. tabs or chordpro into s.mart Songbook: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IGM0XnuwtC8
❀ Special thanks to Brian Pang and Fabian Hidalgo for their contribution to this version.


smartChord V6.2 – 2018-12-23
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⭐ s.mart NOTEPAD: A new tool to save your musical ideas, some lyrics or even your Christmas gift list
β—Ύ Add your notes as text (speech-to-text supported) and audio record
β—Ύ Audio player to hear your records including looping and A-B feature
β—Ύ Maintain the notes in different notepads for different themes
β—Ύ There is also a text-to-speech feature to hear your notes
βœ… Minor changes/fixes
❀ Special thanks to Matt McKinley and Tarun Mudga for their contribution to this version.
πŸŽ„ We would like to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year


smartChord V6.1 – 2018-12-10
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Tabulator view added to the following views with the option to hide:
β—Ύ Arpeggio
β—Ύ Scales
β—Ύ Scales fretboard
⭐ Bigger tabulator view for bigger screens
βœ… Option to hide tabulator view on ‘Practice’ screen
βœ… ‘History’ and ‘Folder’ buttons are now visible also on small displays
βœ… Scale and arpeggio patterns now support capo
βœ… Minor changes/fixes
❀ Special thanks to Kalle Mackel, Mathieu Raymond and Sigrid KΓΌppers for their contribution to this version.


smartChord V6.0 – 2018-11-24
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⭐ Tabulator view
β—Ύ There is a new tabulator view to show the notes of scales, exercises, arpeggios, …
β—Ύ The tabulator view offers a ‘Play’ mode which highlights a current played note
β—Ύ The practice feature is the first feature with the new view. Others are coming soon
⭐ Quick switch between your stored items like songs, set lists, exercise, …
β—Ύ There is a ‘History’ button on top beneath the ‘Folder’ menu
β—Ύ It opens a list with your items, sorted by the time you have used it the last time. It’s just a click to open the item.
⭐ Easy way to configure the content of the home screen
β—Ύ It allows all tools to be part of it. Also Backup, Synchronizing, …
β—Ύ Use clicks or long clicks to add or remove tools from and to the home screen
β—Ύ Button to “Fade in/out” is replaced by the menu item ‘Add tools’
βœ… Note names on the scale fretboard screen
❗❗ Fix: Saving a song in the set list overwrites song in the songbook
βœ… Lot of minor changes/fixes
❀ Special thanks to Andreas Anwar, Barth Harrington, Henning Steiner, Max Howard-Evans, Rick Tucker and Wayne Evans for their contribution to this version.


smartChord V5.26 – 2018-11-02
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⭐ Unified search for files like songs on your device or your CLOUD e.g. Google Drive.
β—Ύ Limit the search to a selected directory. The new file explorer allows to select it.
β—Ύ Limit the search for songs to your wanted file types.
β—Ύ Optionally allow recursive search within the sub directories.
β—Ύ The unified search is also used to import songs from a CLOUD folder e.g. Google Drive.
⭐ Additional method to transpose a song: With or without capo.
βœ… Fix: Option ‘Max frets per chord’ wasn’t regarded correctly in the first fret, when the capo was set.
βœ… Minor changes/fixes
❀ Special thanks to Fernando Tarico and Luis GonzΓ‘lez Baixauli for their contribution to this version.


smartChord V5.25 – 2018-10-12
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⭐ Cloud access for synchronization is now released
βœ” Synchronize your songs with your cloud (Google or DropBox). Use it to synchronize the songs between multiple Android devices or to edit the text files conveniently on your desktop or notebook
βœ” Synchronize between your devices smartChords data from the storage: Songs of your Songbook, Set lists, Chord Progressions, favorite fingerings, metronome and tone generator settings
βœ… Fix: Swipe gesture in Set list didn’t move to the next song anymore
βœ… Fix: Songbook asked sometimes for saving even it was saved right before
βœ… Chord progression can now handle ‘incomplete’ chords like ‘(no5)’
βœ… Fix: Metronome could crash if it was running and ‘Tap tempo’ was used
βœ… Minor changes/fixes
❀ Special thanks to Slawomir Herman and Stephan Andres for their contribution to this version


smartChord V5.24.2 – 2018-10-02
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❒❒ Capo can now be changed on every screen with menu “Change tuning”. But all capo buttons are removed from the toolbars.
βœ” Every song has its own tuning. Change capo is now also available for a song.
βœ… Songbook is printed as shown on the screen (It’s possible to define the font size/line width)
βœ… Fix: In rare cases the songbook showed the song text of a song from the internet twice
βœ… Fix: Set list problems when saving after app was killed
βœ… Fix: Fix in finger positions for scale patterns
βœ… Other changes/fixes behind the scenes
❀ Special thanks to Bill Hutfles, Edward Larkin, Michael Zimmermann and Stepan Grammatic for their contribution to this version


smartChord V5.24.1 – 2018-09-13
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βœ… Notifications (Timer, Metronome, Chord progression) are now working on all Android versions
βœ… Fix: Metronome crashed on Android 8.1 devices, when running in background
❀ Special thanks to Jeff Mees for his contribution to this version


smartChord V5.24 – 2018-09-09
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⭐ The new features are now translated in French.
❀❀❀ Our most sincere thanks to Michael Halimi for his tireless efforts ❀❀❀
βœ… Workaround for Android bug when synchronizing
βœ… Playground: Menu item to switch instrument and tuning in “Pure fretboard” mode
βœ… Option to create an exercise for the scales starting with the root
βœ… Added power chords “no3” and “no5”
βœ… Some minor changes/fixes


smartChord V5.23.2 – 2018-08-16
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βœ… Fix: Songbook chordPro chord recognition
βœ… Fix: Chord progression crash
βœ… Some other changes/fixes
❀ Special thanks to Chris Clark, Javier Barraza and Kris Willmert for their contribution to this version


smartChord V5.23.1 – 2018-08-10
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βœ… Songbook: New option for click on chord: Play sound or show chord dialog
βœ… More tunings for Balalaika, Cigar Box Guitar, Lute, Mandolin, Oud, Viola added
βœ… Fix: Some tunings were an octave too low (Cello, Violin, Viola and Veena)
βœ… Fix: “Change instrument” in Songbook
βœ… Fix: Speed trainer in “Chord progression” and “Practice”
β–Ά New video about the “Practice” feature: https://youtu.be/trLmeHOTK4s
βœ… Some minor changes/fixes
❀ Special thanks to Dmitry Prokopenko, Goran Stankovic and Jeff Golias for their contribution to this version


smartChord V5.23 – 2018-07-26
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❒❒ IMPORTANT FIX: Saving items like songs didn’t work for new installations with V5.22
⭐ Arpeggio patterns and fingerings: smartChord will show you based on pattern including fingering how and where a arpeggio is best to play. For each pattern you can display the corresponding fingering
⭐ “Practice” feature to play and practice arpeggio patterns and chords as arpeggios
β–Ά https://youtu.be/trLmeHOTK4s
βœ… Fix: “Change instrument” in songbook
βœ… Fix: Practice feature if instrument changed
βœ… Some minor changes/fixes
❀ Special thanks to Javier Barraza, Simone Sapienza and Richard Wright for their contribution to this version


smartChord V5.22 – 2018-07-15
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⭐ New sorting criteria ‘Last viewed’ in the storage. Applied shows it the history of the last viewed items like songs, set lists or chord progressions.
βœ… Optimized algorithm in detecting TABs
βœ… Fix: Playing exercise and chord progression without speed trainer
βœ… Some minor fixes
❀ Special thanks to Leo MΓΌller, Luis Romero, Marco Pfeffer and Vladimir StojiljkoviΔ‡ for their contribution to this version


smartChord V5.21.1 – 2018-07-09
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βœ” Fix: Some features crashes on older Android versions


smartChord V5.21 – 2018-07-08
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⭐ New “Practice” feature: As a first step to play and practice scale patterns
βœ” Create your exercises for scale patterns
βœ” Play the patterns forward, backward or in both directions
βœ” Use the speed trainer to increase the tempo step by step
βœ” Use the timer to limit your practice time
βœ” Save your exercises with all your settings
β–Ά https://youtu.be/MUZ9f7vQIgE
βœ… Colored toasts for info, warning, error and success
βœ… A lot of other changes and fixes!!!
❀ Special thanks to Kip Kennedy for his contribution to this version


smartChord V5.20 – 2018-05-21
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⭐ New shop item to provide 25 additional instruments like Charango, Guitalele, Lute, Violin
⭐ Apply the chord type filter also for diatonic chords
⭐ New instrument (UNLIMITED and subscription): Mandola
βœ… Fix: Song import
βœ… Chord progression: optimized toolbar
βœ… Minor changes


smartChord V5.19 – 2018-05-05
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⭐ New instruments (UNLIMITED and subscription):
βœ” Cello
βœ” Charango (also with Charangon, Ronroco and Walaycho tunings)
βœ” CΓΌmbüş
βœ” Lute
βœ” Oud
βœ” Pipa
βœ” Rebec
⭐ Filter for Scales and Scale names:
β–« Blacklist scales: Select the scales you don’t want to use
β–« Blacklist scales origin: Select the scales you don’t want to use by their origin
βœ… 5 new Ukulele tunings
βœ… Minor fixes and changes
❀ Special thanks to Arthur Emoru, Kevin Kerr and Stephan Andres for their contribution to this version


smartChord V5.18 – 2018-04-23
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⭐ New instruments (UNLIMITED and subscription):
βœ” Acoustic guitar
βœ” Archtop guitar
βœ” Baritone guitar
βœ” Guitalele
βœ” Hawaii guitar
βœ” Resonator guitar
βœ” Tenor guitar
βœ… New Tunings
βœ… Menu item to change between the scale favorites on the ‘Scales on fretboard’ screen
βœ… Songbook: Tap on the chord gallery plays the chord, if “Sound” on chord diagram is enabled in general “Sound settings”
βœ… Optimized layout handling in landscape mode
βœ… Other fixes and changes
❒❒ Changed menu structure in the “folder” menu (new, open, save, …). “Import”, “Export”, “Synchronize” are now in the storage screen
❀ Special thanks to Hugo Blettery and Simon Thomson for their contribution to this version


smartChord V5.17 – 2018-04-08
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⭐ New instruments (UNLIMITED and subscription):
βœ” Bass 5-string
βœ” Bass 6-string
βœ” Bass 7-string
βœ” Guitar 5-string
βœ” Guitar 7-string
βœ” Guitar 8-string
βœ… Fix in ‘Scale name’: Notes are not selectable, when option ‘Sound’ was active
βœ… Corrected scale Altered bb7
❀ Special words of thank go to Massimo Castiglia for the great commitment and the very good work revising very thoroughly the Italian translation.
Parole speciali di ringraziamento vanno a Massimo Castiglia per il grande impegno e l’ottimo lavoro di revisione molto approfondita della traduzione italiana.
❀ Special thanks to Kevin Kerr for his contribution to this version


smartChord V5.16 – 2018-03-25
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⭐ New instruments (UNLIMITED and subscription):
βœ” Fiddle
βœ” Veena
βœ” Viola
βœ” Violin
βœ… New Tuning ‘Baritone 2’ for Ukulele
βœ… Fix: Synchronizing songs
βœ… Other fixes and changes
❀ Special thanks to Martin Rittweger and Ronald Queck for their contribution to this version


smartChord V5.15 – 2018-02-28
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⭐ Share your set list with your friends, other musicians or students
βœ” The free version of smartChord is sufficient to receive a Set list ❒❒❒
βœ” Share the set list and the included songs and PDF-files at once
βœ” Easiest handling
βœ” Just a link to share via mail, WhatsApp, …
βœ” Just a click to show or import a Set list. Optionally import the songs of the Set list
βœ” Individually pick the songs from the shared Set list to import into smartChord
βœ… Zoom factor is also saved with a song in the ‘non line break’ option
βœ… The scale fretboard view now supports also both ‘Notes’ options: ‘Notes (Settings)’ and ‘Notes (Theory)’
βœ… Optimized ‘Replace all’ performance in ‘Edit’ screen
βœ… Fixed: Menu item ‘Home’ didn’t work with general setting “Starting screen”
βœ… Other fixes and changes
❀ Special thanks to Roman Kiefer and Sven Pohl for their contribution to this version
❀ There is a new YouTube video about the smartChord tuner, pitch pipe and tone generator from Victor Osaka:
β–Ά https://youtu.be/ZeG89bGRzac ❀ Victor, thanks a lot ❀


smartChord V5.14 – 2018-02-13
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⭐⭐⭐ Feature “SCALE NAME” extended for chords ⭐⭐⭐ (+)
β–« This reverse scale feature helps you to find a key and scale for a set of notes and now also: a set of chords
β–« Call it from the songbook to get the scales for the chords of the song
β–« Call it from a chord progression and get the scales for those chords
β–« Change the chord set and add or remove chords
⭐ Scale screen with new option to see and hear a scale ascending and/or descending
⭐ The Songbook and the Set list are chargeable features. But they are now open for test. The free version allows 3 songs and Set lists.
βœ… Other fixes and changes


smartChord V5.13.1 – 2018-01-28
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❒❒ Improved Scale favorites:
βœ” Favor your scales with key!
βœ” Change the key of a scale favorite
βœ” Scale favorites are now sorted by name
βœ… Fix: Bug in scale view width, when switching between scales
βœ… Fix: Problems with encoding when sharing songs
βœ… Other fixes and changes
❀ Special thanks to Kevin Kerr for his contribution to this version and M.Ramakrishnan for his continuous feedback


smartChord V5.13 – 2018-01-19
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⭐⭐⭐ New feature “SCALE NAME” ⭐⭐⭐ (+)
β–« This reverse scale feature helps you to find a key and scale for a set of notes
β–« Investigate each scale of the resulting list
β–« Show the diatonic chords for the scales
β–« Add the scales to your favorites
⭐ 84 new scales added (+)
β–« The whole scale list: http://smartchord.de/scales
❒❒ The chord names for scales are corresponding to the tone names of the scale (instead of the general setting “Tone names”)
βœ… Songbook:
β–« Name of the song is shown once at the top of the song
β–« All smartChord ChordPro directives are appended to the song text (the name tag (x_sccrd_n) was placed at the top)
βœ… New 5-string banjo tunings “Minstrel (Briggs 1855)” and “Minstrel (common)”
βœ… Other minor fixes and changes
❀ Special thanks to Jorge Mendoza for his smartChord video.
❀ Un agradecimiento especial a Jorge Mendoza por su presentaciΓ³n sobre smartChord. Desafortunadamente, no entendemos el espaΓ±ol. Por favor, mΓ­rate:
β–Ά https://youtu.be/hcy6izYBR_g
❀ Special thanks to Birdman for his contribution to this version


smartChord V5.12.2 – 2017-12-29
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βœ… Fix in Songbook and Set list: updating info works again (changed behavior in Android)
βœ… Fix in Songbook: Some songs crashes with Do-Re-Mi-…
βœ… New 5-string Banjo tuning “Baritone”
βœ… Other minor fixes and changes
❀ Special thanks to Daniel Bohan, Isidro ZΓΊΓ±iga, Luca Baglioni and Werner Hodapp for their contribution to this version


smartChord V5.12.1 – 2017-12-15
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⭐ Much more supported websites for songs
βœ… Increased text size in arpeggio, scale and chord diagrams
βœ… Increased number of chords in the playground
βœ… Fix in Songbook: changing settings or songs works again (changed behavior in Android)
βœ… Other minor fixes and changes
❀ Special thanks to Eckhardt Wanderer, Oliver BΓΆhm, Thierry Closen and Lassi Into for their contribution to this version


smartChord V5.12 – 2017-12-10
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New option for chord diagram info: Beneath the ‘Notes’ view, that obeys your general settings, there is an option to show the note names according the chords theory. Thus there are the following options:
βœ” ‘Nothing’
βœ” ‘Notes (Settings)’
βœ” ‘Notes (Theory)’
βœ” ‘Intervals’
βœ” ‘Relative notes’
βœ” ‘Fingering’
⭐ Songbook: extended support for Do-Re-Mi-Fa-So-La-Si
In most of the songs found in the internet the note names C-D-E-F-G-A-B are used. To get them as Do-Re-Mi-Fa-So-La-Si you can change the general setting ‘Tone names’ to solfΓ©ge.
βœ… Optimized width in Songbook line break mode
❀ Special thanks to Armando Leite for his smartChord video.
❀ Agradecimentos especiais a Armando Leite por sua apresentação no smartChord. Infelizmente, nΓ£o somos portugueses. Por favor veja-se:
β–Ά https://youtu.be/oTK9bEkFSPo
❀ Special thanks to Jake C for his contribution to this version


smartChord V5.11 – 2017-12-02
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⭐ Share your songs with your friends, musicians or students
βœ” The free version of smartChord is sufficient to receive a song ❒❒❒
βœ” Share a single song or many songs at once
βœ” Easiest handling
βœ” Just a link to share via mail, WhatsApp, …
βœ” Just a click to show or import a single song
βœ” Individually pick the songs from the shared song list to import into smartChord
❒❒ Chord types removed because of irritations with sharp notes;
βœ” #9 (preferred naming: 7/#9)
βœ” #9/#5 (preferred naming: 7/#9/#5)
❒❒ Menu item ‘Open’ was renamed to ‘Storage’
βœ… Minor fixes
❀ There is another video from Victor Osaka. Please see his smartChord Metronome tutorial:
β–Ά https://youtu.be/9ISNaHz1n9M ❀ Many thanks to Victor ❀
❀ Special thanks to Dmitry Prokopenko and Walter Tuzi for their contribution to this version


smartChord V5.10 – 2017-11-20
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⭐ Share your songs with your friends, musicians or students
βœ” The free version of smartChord is sufficient for the receiver
βœ” Easiest handling
βœ” Just a link to share via mail, WhatsApp, …
βœ” Just a click to show or import the song directly into smartChord
βœ… New scale “Diminished sixth”
❒❒ Songbook: Line breaks not highlighted and chords not underlined anymore
❀ Special thanks to Victor Osaka for his smartChord Songbook video. It’s much better than ours. Please have a look:
β–Ά https://youtu.be/9gOOyxjfZ0Y


smartChord V5.9.1 – 2017-11-07
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βœ” Bugfix: Crash after counting in a chord progression


smartChord V5.9 – 2017-11-05
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⭐ Pre release: Synchronize smartChords data between your devices:
βœ” Songs of your songbook
βœ” Your set lists
βœ” Your chord progressions
βœ” Your favorite fingerings
βœ” Your metronome sets
βœ” Your tone generator sets
βœ… Lot of minor improvements like adopted song name determination in web search
βœ… smartChord creates automatically backups of the last 7 active days
βœ… Tuner: Check if microphone is available
❀ Special thanks to Jeet Desai and Thomas Gordot for their contribution to this version


smartChord V5.8 – 2017-10-15
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⭐ Add PDF files to your set lists (Android >= 5.0 Lollipop)
⭐ Share the lyrics of your set list with your audience
βœ” Individualize your songs and use your favorite fingerings
βœ… Optimized set list navigation by Bluetooth and USB devices
βœ… Fix: Format of info screens for older Android versions
βœ… Other fixes
❀ Special thanks to Maria Hosmer-Briggs and Π‘Π΅Ρ€Π³Π΅ΠΉ Никифоров for their contribution to this version


smartChord V5.7.1 – 2017-10-02
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βœ… Songbook shows chord names according to the general setting ‘Tone names’ (also Do-Re-Mi-Fa-So-La-Si)
βœ… Fix: Save general setting ‘Symbol’
βœ… Fix: Open song synchronization screen
βœ… Minor fixes
βœ… Build for Android Oreo
❀ Special thanks to Daniel Bohan and Brian Lawrence for their contribution to this version


smartChord V5.7 – 2017-09-29
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βœ… Define information like location, duration, date and notes for a set list
βœ… Collapse and expand information on the song screen
βœ… ChordName: extended detection of slash chords
βœ… Fix: Refresh after german musical nomenclature transformation
βœ… Fix: Refresh scale fretboard after instrument or tuning has been changed
βœ… Fixes in cloud access
βœ… Minor fixes and changes
❀ Special thanks to Andre Barthel, Simone Sapienza and Philphy Forty Two for their contribution to this version


smartChord V5.6 – 2017-09-17
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⭐ Navigate within the set list by an external bluetooth device like a PageFlip pedal.
βœ” Navigate between the songs
βœ” Scroll within a song
βœ” Start/stop auto scrolling or the audio player
βœ” Configure your pedal individually
⭐ Define your preferred musical symbols: C# or Db, D# or Eb, F# or Gb, G# or Ab, A# or Bb
βœ… Fix: Transformation of ‘slash’ chords in songbook
βœ… Fix: Proper handling of ‘Back’ key in edit screen
βœ… Fix: Editing songbook properties changed tuning under some circumstances
βœ… Minor fixes and changes
❀ Special thanks to Dean Eisen and Wayne Evans for their contribution to this version


smartChord V5.5 – 2017-09-04
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❒❒❒ Change in chord diagram: Chord diagram starts with fret 1 whenever possible
⭐ Pre release: Song synchronization with your cloud (Google or DropBox)
βœ” Synchronize the songs between multiple Android devices
βœ” Edit text files conveniently from your desktop or notebook
⭐ Option to set the scroll speed for a song automatically
βœ… Set ‘duration’ (info tag) of a song based on the duration of the added audio file
βœ… Send your smartChord backup to a save place outside your smartPhone (e.g. to Google Drive or your mail client)
βœ… Optimized backup size
βœ… Optimized startup time
βœ… Fixed: File type filter updated correctly after change
βœ… Changed: A process dialog isn’t canceled anymore, when touched outside the window’s bounds
βœ… Nut and cross for muted strings are more clearly recognizable on fretboard
βœ… Minor fixes and changes
❀ Special thanks to Mitch Blake and Louis Barman for their contribution to this version


smartChord V5.4.1 – 2017-08-05
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βœ… Change font size for the edit text screen
βœ… Show details for fingering favorites
βœ… Fix: Add chords with ‘/’ in name to fingering favorites
βœ… Fix: Transposition of a song is applied correctly when a song is opened again
βœ… Fix: smartChord crashed one some devices on startup because of a special character
βœ… Fix: Audio player did not start again, after resuming the songbook screen
βœ… Fix: Formatting issues in help texts
βœ… Minor fixes and changes


smartChord V5.4 – 2017-07-30
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⭐ Songbook:
βœ” Edit song information like title, subtitle, artist, arranger, … in a dedicated information screen
βœ” New ChordPro directives supported: arranger, copyright, duration, highlight, lyricist, year
βœ” Summary of song information like album, arranger, … can be shown as optional info above the song and suppressed in the song text.
βœ” The name of the song is always visible at the top of the songtext (but ChordPro directives {subtitle} and {title} are now just song information)
βœ” The zoom factor is stored for each song (when in ‘line break’ mode)
βœ” New ‘stop’ button beneath ‘pause’ to stop the playing audio file and scroll the song text to the top
βœ” New menu items:
– to remove audio file from song
– to add the song to the current set list
– to edit song information
βœ” Copy the text of the clipboard by one click into a new song
βœ” Audio file search starts automatically, when adding or changing an audio file to a song
βœ” Internet song search blocks alerts and messages of the visited websites
βœ” Fix: Some chord lines where cut after the last chord
β–Ά More detailed help and link to Youtube video: https://youtu.be/3pjx7of4TpU
⭐ Saving process optimized:
βœ” When saving an item like a song or metronome setting, there is no dialog prompting for the name anymore
βœ” Instead of this, there is a new menu item “Save as”
❒❒❒ Menu item ‘load’ was renamed to ‘open’
βœ… Confirmation prompt before restoring a backup (activated again)
βœ… Set list and Songbook are grouped together in “navigation drawer” (menu on the upper left) to easily switch between each other
βœ… Minor fixes and changes
❀ Special thanks to Andrei Losenkov for his contribution to this version


smartChord V5.3.1 – 2017-07-01
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βœ… Fixed: transposition in Songbook
βœ… Bought products are listed in the shop, even if they are not for sale anymore
βœ… Your bought features (included in the bought products) are listed under ‘Info -> Your features’


smartChord V5.3 – 2017-06-26
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⭐ Songbook: Conversion for German musical nomenclature:
If smartChord detects a ‘H’ chord, it assumes the German musical nomenclature and adds a link at the top of the song. Tap on the link to convert the German musical nomenclature to the international: The conversion changes the song text. ‘B’ chords are converted to ‘Bb’ chords and ‘H’ chords are converted to ‘B’ chords.
βœ… Have a look at our video about the smartChord Songbook: https://youtu.be/3pjx7of4TpU
βœ… Fixed problem with ‘/’ chords in Songbook
βœ… Open song files via file explorer (file extensions cho, crd, chopro, chordpro, tab, txt and sccrd)
βœ… Fixed problem with crash in Set list
βœ… Minor fixes and improvements


smartChord V5.2.1 – 2017-06-10
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βœ… Bugfix: Crash on Android <=4.4


smartChord V5.2 – 2017-06-09
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⭐ Set lists to organize your songs and lyrics for performance or practice
βœ” meaningful extension of the songbook
βœ” all the features of the songbook are available
βœ” Switch the songs by swipe gesture
βœ” Auto play mode
βœ” Fullscreen mode
βœ… Search & replace when editing song texts (see menu)
βœ… Line break conversion in songs for some internet song catalogues
βœ… Comfortable solution to report problems with internet song search
βœ… In ‘dark background mode’ songs now are also printed with white background
βœ… Fix: Import of smartChord song files (.sccrd) with correct encoding
βœ… Minor fixes and improvements


smartChord V5.1.1 – 2017-05-15
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βœ… Fix: OutOfMemory error in Songbook
βœ… Fix: Opens the last screen again on startup (if option is activated)
βœ… Minor fixes


smartChord V5.1 – 2017-05-03
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⭐ Export your songs to ‘smartChord/song’ directory
⭐ Open the Playground with the chords of the song to practice it or explore their sounds
⭐ Synchronized start/stop for scrolling and audio player
⭐ Count in for scrolling and audio player
⭐ A very special word of thanks goes to <a href=’mailto:michael.halimi@hotmail.fr?subject=Translation’>Michael Halimi</a>. He does a superb job, updating the French translation
βœ… Limit song search and import to ‘smartChord/song’ directory
βœ… ‘Select all’ button in song import
βœ… Multi select in ‘Store’ screens to delete or export files in bulk (e.g. songs)
βœ… Songbook with improved full screen mode
βœ… Chord page ‘amdm.ru’ added
βœ… Change in behaviour when saving an item again: It will overwrite without question
βœ… Important fixes for the Songbook
βœ… A lot of minor improvements


smartChord V5.0 – 2017-04-15
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The brand new songbook is now released!!! It is probably the best songbook app in the store. It can find songs in the greatest internet song catalogues extremely easy and fast and without registration or account. Choose between every instrument and tuning. It knows every chord and fingering you need!

New features for the songbook:
⭐ The intelligent line break option breaks belonging lines as a block (TABs or chord and lyrics) so that no horizontal scrolling is necessary (Android >= 4.4 Kitkat)
⭐ Create a chord progression from the chords of a song and practice it in the chord progression player
⭐ Chord diagrams are now printed below the song text
βœ… Optimized search to find local audio files for your songs
βœ… Optimized detection of song titles on internet song search

Other changes:
βœ… Fix edit songs: Changes got lost, if not committed by back button
βœ… Backup: suggestion for backup name
βœ… Minor improvements and fixes

smartChord V4.12.1 – 2017-03-19

βœ” Bugfix

smartChord V4.12 – 2017-03-19

New features for the songbook:
⭐ Support for audio files:
βœ” Add audio files saved on your device to a song
βœ” Intelligent search to find local audio files for your songs
βœ” listen to your songs in the songbook
⭐ New audio player with
βœ” A-B loop to repeat only a part of a song
βœ” repeat function for the song
⭐ Further ChordPro support:
βœ” special formats for chorus, comments, …
βœ” Information about Album, Composer, Key, Tempo, Time;
⭐ Lot of minor improvements and fixes

smartChord V4.11 – 2017-02-22

Main features:
⭐ Use the internet search to browse millions of songs from the greatest internet song catalogues like ultimate-guitar, azchords, chordie, e-chords, guitaretab,…
⭐ Use the songs as they are or transpose them
βœ” choose between all instruments
βœ” choose between all tunings!
βœ” transpose the songs any number of steps up or down (change the key of the songs)
⭐ Benefit from the support of guitar tabs and chords and the popular ChordPro format.
⭐ Open or import the song files on your smartphone: cho, crd, chopro, chordpro, tab, text
⭐ Edit and adjust every song according to your own ideas
⭐ Store every song you want and use it offline
⭐ Create new songs
⭐ Print your songs (Android >= 4.4 Kitkat)
⭐ Create PDF files (Android >= 4.4 Kitkat)
⭐ Share your songs with your friends
⭐ Find YouTube videos for your songs
⭐ Use the ‘Dark’ mode for your live performance or to reduce battery consumption
⭐ View just what you need: Optionally hide chords, tabs, comments or lyrics
⭐ Get quick access to your latest songs by the history
⭐ Benefit from the support for large and small screens, landscape, portrait, continuous zoom, fullscreen mode
⭐ More will follow…

smartChord V4.10 – 2017-01-21

⭐ Translation of the whole app is complete for all supported languages:
β–« Espanol
β–« French
β–« Italian
β–« Portuguese
β–« Russian

Translated by:
β–« Fernando Zamora
β–« Michael Halimi
β–« Fabio Sticca
β–« RogΓͺnio Lima BelΓ©m
β–« Ekaterina Ageeva (Π•ΠΊΠ°Ρ‚Π΅Ρ€ΠΈΠ½Π° АгССва)
1000 thanks and applause for their high level of commitment and dedication!!!

βœ” Define instrument favorites and choose between them from menu in: chord, tuner, arpeggio and scale screens (just PLUS)
βœ” Transpose chord progressions to other instrument and tuning
βœ” Automatically adopt fingerings when adding chords to chord progressions with different tuning
βœ” Metronome: Number of loop and the speed is permanently visible when speed trainer is active
βœ” Fix for the case, the error dialog could not be shown
βœ… Unified: Tap on guitar head to change tuning
βœ… Shorter intervals between the tones in the chords possible (in general sound settings and chord progressions)
βœ… A lot of minor changes and fixes

smartChord V4.9.1 – 2016-12-18

βœ” New context menu for chord diagrams in “Gallery” and “Grid” views to maintain favorite fingerings and add the fingerings to other screens
β–« “Choose chord” screen
β–« “Chord detail” screen
β–« “Chord overview” screen
β–« “Chord progression” screen
βœ” There is a new general option “Show error dialog”. If you have problems with smartChord, enable this setting. You’ll get a dialog, each time smartChord detects an error. From this dialog, you can send us essential information to fix the problem.
βœ” Sound generation fixed for older Android versions
βœ” Sound generation stabilized for low memory environment
βœ” Fixed placement of notes in scales for flat notes
βœ” Timer fixed
βœ… Add chord to favorites from “Chord name” feature via context menu
βœ… Minor changes and fixes

smartChord V4.9 – 2016-11-27

⭐ smartChord is now also translated into French!!!

In this context we are very, very much obliged to the persons who did truly great work (Dans ce contexte, nous sommes très, très obligés pour les personnes qui ont fait vraiment grand travail) Translation was done by

Michael Halimi

Guillaume Vaslin

FrΓ©dΓ©ric Le BouΓ«ttΓ©

⭐ The Spanish translation of smartChord has been thoroughly revised by
Fernando Zamora

Applause for their excellent work (Applaudissements pour leur excellent travail)!!!

βœ… Chord name supports also naming Do-Re-Mi-Fa-So-La-Si
βœ… Chord types added mΞ”, mØ, m5-/7, 5+/7+, 5+/maj7. Please let us know, if you miss some chord!
βœ… Chord type changed from β–² to Ξ” and composition like maj7
βœ… Color scheme fix for chords
βœ… Minor changes and fixes

smartChord V4.8.1 – 2016-11-13

βœ… Bugfix for some scale keys, if solfΓ©ge was chosen for tone names
βœ… Better handling for saving changed content
βœ… Products already bought are visible in shop screen
βœ… Preparations to introduce ads
βœ… Minor changes and fixes

smartChord V4.8 – 2016-10-31

⭐ smartChord now supports also Solfége (Do-Re-Mi-Fa-So-La-Si)

⭐ smartChord is now also translated into Basque!!!

In this context we are very, very much obliged to the person who did truly great work (oso, oso lan benetan handia egin duten pertsonek eskertu gara): Translation was done by

Oskar Arana Ibabe.

Applause for his excellent work
(bere lan bikainagatik Txaloak)!!!

βœ… Optimized loading of sounds (e.g. in Scales screen)
βœ… Space now allowed for filenames
βœ… Preparation for Android 7
βœ… Bugfixes

smartChord V4.7 – 2016-09-03

⭐ Diatonic chords (+)
β–« Calculated for each of the 1000 scales and each key
β–« Get overview screen for each key. Limit them to 2-, 3-,…, n-note chords
β–« Use diatonic chords as new mode to “choose chords” e.g. for chord progressions
βœ… Volume control in chord progression
βœ… New bar types in metronome: 6/4, 7/4, 8/4, 9/4, 10/4, 11/4, 12/4, 13/4
βœ… Minor changes like: show full fretboard in “chord name”

smartChord V4.6.1 – 2016-08-12

βœ” Fix: Now, there are also context menus in the light themes: Choose chord, Chord name and Save screens
βœ… Fix: In rare cases smartChord crashes when adding chords to the chord progression
βœ… Minor changes like: Renamed ‘Mountain Dulcimer’ to ‘Chromatic Dulcimer’ to prevent misunderstandings

smartChord V4.6 – 2016-07-29

⭐ Some chargeable features are now open for your test:
β–« Create two chord progressions
β–« Maintain 10 fingering favorites per tuning
β–« Save two metronome settings
β–« Save two tone generator frequency sets
⭐ New features in Chord Progressions:
β–« Create the bar for the chords automatically
β–« Add beats to the bars or delete beats from the bars
β–« Define an interval between the tones in the chords to get arpeggios
β–« Tap tempo feature
βœ… Improved tap tempo for metronome
βœ… Fingering favorites now sorted by their chord name
βœ… New Color scheme
βœ… Minor changes
βœ… Lot of fixes like: On some devices some detail information was missing in landscape mode

smartChord V4.5.2 – 2016-06-18

⭐ Individual beat and instrument sounds for each chord progression
βœ” Fix: All known bugs in the chord progressions
βœ” Fix: First sound wasn’t audible e.g. in the Metronome
βœ” Fix: Metronome with much higher volume on a lot of devices
βœ” Fix: Some instruments were mis-named
β–« Minor changes like new bar 6/4
β–« Other fixes

smartChord V4.5.1 – 2016-06-12

βœ” Fix: arpeggio and scales fretboard took very long to open on some devices
βœ” Fix: 5 string tunings showed the wrong note for the shortened string (this bug was introduced with the last version)
β–« Minor fixes

smartChord V4.5 – 2016-06-05

⭐ ⭐ Chord progressions (+) ⭐
⭐ Play along with your chord progressions in any bar you prefer
⭐ Visualized beats and chords by scrolling
⭐ Contains a speed-trainer to accelerate the pace
⭐ Provides a timer to limit your practice time
β–« PDF to share got the name of the chord progression
βœ” Fix: Crash when capo was used in chord progression
βœ” Fix: Relative note names for some scales
β–« Minor changes e.g. tuning and capo on printouts

smartChord V4.4.2 – 2016-05-01

βœ” Fix: Order in chord progression
βœ” Fixes: Some rare crashes

smartChord V4.4.1 – 2016-04-24

βœ… Plays your selection on the Chord Name screen
βœ… New color scheme
βœ” Fix: Considers favorite fingerings again
βœ… Fix: Wrong colors for the degrees on scale fretboard

smartChord V4.4 – 2016-04-16

⭐ Transpose your chord progressions steps up or down (+)
⭐ Transpose your chord progressions to another tuning (+)
⭐ Option to show fret markers for your orientation on the fretboard
βœ… Sort tuning favorites by name
βœ… Fix: Crash in Ear Training, when nothing is selected
βœ… Hijaz major scale corrected
βœ… Other minor changes

smartChord V4.3.1 – 2016-04-04

βœ… Fix: crash starting choose chord screen

smartChord V4.3 – 2016-04-03

⭐ Tuner support for 12 strings (+)
⭐ Improved ‘scale favorites’ screen
β–« now the musical notation is shown to compare scales
β–« sorts by name
β–« plays the scales
βœ… PitchPipe is back as an independent feature and it also supports a 12-string-tuning (+)
βœ… Ear training now uses tone names from ‘general settings’
βœ… Add a chord from the screen ‘chord name’ to your chord progressions
βœ… The tuning of an empty chord progression will automatically change to your last selection
βœ… Improved color distinction in red and green theme
βœ… Other minor changes and fixes

smartChord V4.2 – 2016-03-20

⭐ Colour schemes help you to distinguish the different degrees of chords, arpeggios, scales and the circle of fifths at a glance (+)
⭐ New themes with new colors: green, orange, bright red, bright blue (+)
⭐ Support for Android 6.0: Handling withdrawn permissions on devices with Android 6 (Marshmallow)
βœ… Fix: chord progression printouts will show text again
βœ… Changed order in navigation drawer
βœ… Timer and Flashlight removed from Home screen. They are still available via navigation drawer
βœ… Other minor changes and fixes

smartChord V4.1.1 – 2016-03-06

βœ… New tunings for indonesia ‘s ukulele cak and cuk
βœ… Fix: Choose chord for arpeggio
βœ… Fix: Change sound for ear training
βœ… Minor changes

smartChord V4.1 – 2016-03-05

⭐ Now there are bright and dark themes with different colors (homescreen, button in the upper right). Dark themes are more suitable to play on stage and do save your battery power.
β–« Dark red
β–« Light red
β–« Dark petrol
β–« Light petrol
βœ… Minor changes like optimized layouts
βœ… Minor fixes

smartChord V4.0 – 2016-02-28

⭐ New graphic design with improved contrast
⭐ New navigation model with navigation drawer and action bar
βœ” Zoom in and out by gesture for fretboard, arpeggios, scales, chord overview, favorites and progressions
βœ” Scales PLUS now allows also more than two tuning favorites
βœ” A whole bunch of other changes (e.g. new Tunings)
βœ” Different fixes (e.g. fingering Em)

smartChord V3.5 – 2015-11-26

βœ” Tuner: different modes for all needs
⭐ ‘Easy’ allows tuning without much knowledge – not only for beginners
⭐ ‘String change’ offers best support when changing strings (PLUS)
⭐ ‘Detailed’ provides additional information like frequencies
⭐ ‘Pitch pipe’ – tune your instrument by ear
β–« Optimized layouts for small and large screens
β–« Vibrating does not have that much effect on the frequency analysis anymoreβ–« Optical refinement
βœ… Fix: Tuner also works after changing tunings
βœ… Refinement of german and english descriptions
βœ… Minor changes/fixes

smartChord V3.4.1 – 2015-10-29

⭐ New signature 12/8 (3-3-2-2-2) in metronome
βœ” Bugfix: Loading chord progressions
βœ… Minor changes/fixes

smartChord V3.4 – 2015-10-18

⭐ Print and share chords (just for PLUS users and Android 4.4 or higher)
β–« Convert your chord progressions, favorite fingerings and fingering overviews into a PDF file and share them with your friends or print them out. This feature needs at least Android 4.4 (Lollipop).
βœ… Minor changes/fixes

smartChord V3.3.3 – 2015-10-09

βœ” Bugfix: Wrong set of chords in screen ‘Finger favorites’

smartChord V3.3.2 – 2015-10-02

βœ” Bugfix: Wrong set of chords in screen ‘Chord progression’

smartChord V3.3.1 – 2015-09-29

βœ” Bugfixes:
β–« Sorting fingerings (chord screens)
β–« Playground: Range of fretboard in “Pure fretboard” mode
β–« Minor bugfixes

smartChord V3.3 – 2015-09-22

⭐ About 1000 new scales !!! (just for PLUS users)
⭐ Scales are more handy
β–« maintain your favorite list of scales (PLUS)
β–« comfortable search in the huge scale list
βœ… Refinement in espanol translation by Fernando Zamora. Many thanks for his support!!!
βœ… Bug fix: e.g. Chord name of grip favorite was just partly visible
βœ… Minor changes

smartChord V3.2 – 2015-08-30

⭐ Scale patterns and fingerings: smartChord PLUS will show you based on pattern including fingering how and where a scale is best to play. For each pattern you can display the corresponding fingering.
βœ” Many fixes (thanks to Wouter ten BΓΆhmer for his great support to reproduce a bug)
βœ… Minor changes

smartChord V3.1 – 2015-08-02

⭐ New dedicated screen to create chord progressions (PLUS feature)
⭐ New feature to backup and restore your data (PLUS feature)
⭐ New shop dialog to enhance smartChord by the new smartChord PLUS products in addition to the PLUS subscription:
β–« smartChord PLUS Chord (grip favorites, unlimited tunings, chord progressions, backup and restore)
β–« smartChord PLUS Metronome (save unlimited excercises, backup and restore)
β–« smartChord PLUS Tone Generator (save unlimited frequency sets, backup and restore) In the last weeks smartChord has been enhanced with tips to help users, especially the new ones, finding their way a little bit easier. Like before these tips have been translated into Russian with great commitment by

Ekaterina Ageeva (Π•ΠΊΠ°Ρ‚Π΅Ρ€ΠΈΠ½Π° АгССва). to be available for all users. At this point we would like to thank Katya. She has done a great job.

βœ… Chord type 6sus2 added
βœ… Bugfixes and minor changes

smartChord V3.0 – 2015-07-02

  • New tuning handling! Now you can …
  • maintain your favorite list of tunings
  • create and store more than one custom tuning
  • change the tuning a whole or half step up and down at once

The following features are available with smartChord PLUS in exchange for a small service charge:

  • Specify more than 2 tunings (predefined and customized-tunings)
  • Retain and assemble favorite fingerings for every tuning
  • Save chord progressions – of famous compositions and your own music
  • Apply metronome settings for different songs and exercises
  • Store different frequency sets in the tone generator

In the last weeks smartChord has been enchanced with tips to help users, especially the new ones, finding their way a little bit easier. Like before these tips have been translated into Italian, Portuguese and Spanish with great commitment by

Fabio Sticca

Fernando Zamora

Rodrigo Vilas Boas to be available for all users. At this point we would like to thank all our translators for their work, they have done a great job.

Fixes:

  • Control wheels are better readable on custom tuning screen
  • ‘Sound settings’ -> ‘Interval’ works again
  • Many minor changes (e.g. improved sorting of fingerings (also considering favorites))
  • Many minor fixes (thanks to Chris Pettus for his great description to reproduce a bug)

smartChord V2.19 – 2015-05-23

  • smartChord now also in Portuguese!!!

In this context we are very, very much obliged to the persons who did truly great work (estamos muito, muito grato às pessoas que fizeram verdadeiramente grande trabalho): Translation was done by (tradução)

Rodrigo Vilas Boas.

Alcimar Bueno

RogΓͺnio Lima BelΓ©m

Applause for their excellent work (Aplausos pelo seu excelente trabalho)!!!

smartChord V2.18.1 – 2015-04-05

  • Tips
  • New: Screen-specific-tips for hidden or not obvious features and FAQs
  • See the tips also on the ‘info’ screen
  • The tips are now also part on each help screen
  • Tuner workaround for the bug in Android 5.x.x
  • Circle of Fifth
  • Option for simplified note names (means F instead of E#)
  • Correct ordering of the signs
  • Bugfixes

smartChord V2.18 – 2015-02-16

  • smartChord now also in Russian!!!

In this context we are very, very much obliged to the persons who did truly great work (ΠœΡ‹ Ρ…ΠΎΡ‚ΠΈΠΌ ΠΏΠΎΠ±Π»Π°Π³ΠΎΠ΄Π°Ρ€ΠΈΡ‚ΡŒ Ρ‚Π΅Ρ…, ΠΊΡ‚ΠΎ Π²Ρ‹ΠΏΠΎΠ»Π½ΠΈΠ» ΠΏΠ΅Ρ€Π΅Π²ΠΎΠ΄ smartChord Π½Π° русский): Translation was done by (ΠŸΠ΅Ρ€Π΅Π²Π΅Π»Π°)

Ekaterina Ageeva (Π•ΠΊΠ°Ρ‚Π΅Ρ€ΠΈΠ½Π° АгССва).

Proofreading was done by (Π Π΅Π΄Π°ΠΊΡ‚ΠΎΡ€)

Alexey Ignatyev (АлСксСй Π˜Π³Π½Π°Ρ‚ΡŒΠ΅Π²)

Applause for their excellent work (Π‘Π»Π°Π³ΠΎΠ΄Π°Ρ€ΠΈΠΌ ΠΈΡ… Π·Π° ΠΎΡ‚Π»ΠΈΡ‡Π½ΡƒΡŽ Ρ€Π°Π±ΠΎΡ‚Ρƒ)!!!

  • Maximize volume for metronome:
    There are device specific differences in the sound generation. Optimize the volume for your device.
    General settings -> Sound settings -> Optimize volume
  • Now it’s possible to move smartChord to SD card
  • Minor changes

smartChord V2.17 – 2015-01-30

  • smartChord now also in Spanish!!!

In this context we are very, very much obliged to the persons who did truly great work: Translation was done by

Fernando Zamora.

Proofreading was done by

Shubert Silva from Montevideo

Applause for their excellent work!!!

  • Metronome is now much louder on those devices, that had problems in the past!!!
  • Ear training -> Settings -> Choose sound
  • Possibility to test the sound of the chosen instrument in every octave, as not every instrument sounds well over the complete octave range
  • Bugfix: Instruments sounded really bad (as wrong octave was default)
  • New Mandolin tuning
  • Minor changes and bugfixes

smartChord V2.16.2 – 2015-01-19

  • Inadvertently added permission removed again. Thanks for the feedback!

smartChord V2.16.1 – 2015-01-17

  • Reduced jitter in metronome. Significant improvement on devices which have jitter problems in the past!!!
  • Tonegenerator with different wave form: Sine, square, triangle, sawtooth
  • Changed behavior of the back button on some screens: E.g. if you are in the ‘edit’ mode of the playground, back brings you back to the ‘play’ mode.
  • Workaround in tuner for bug in Android 5.0, 5.0.1 and 5.0.2
  • Minor changes
  • Bug fixes

smartChord V2.16 – 2014-12-13

  • smartChord now also in Italian!!!

In this context we are very, very much obliged to the persons who did truly great work: Translation was done by

Fabio Sticca.

Proofreading was done by

Marco Santanchè

Applause for their excellent work!!!

  • Tuner workaround also for the bug in Android 5.0.1
  • Pitchpipe: start/stop the tones on touching the tuner

smartChord V2.15.3 – 2014-12-05

  • Tuner activated again !!!
    We made a workaround for the bug in Android 5.0 (Lollipop). As this bug should be fixed in Android 5.0.1 (coming up the next days), we must not use this workaround for 5.0.1. Please let us know, if there are problems with Android 5.0.1 again.
  • No asking for donation anymore

smartChord V2.15.2 – 2014-11-30

  • Tuner deactivated for Android 5.0 (Lollipop) as there is an Android bug!

smartChord V2.15.1 – 2014-11-24

  • Workaround in Tuner for bug in Android 5.0 (Lollipop)

smartChord V2.15 – 2014-11-16

  • New general setting “Bright style”. In this style, some of the graphical elements are shown in a brighter color with the intention, that they are more visible.
  • Metronome with two new features:
  • Run the metronome in the background
  • Dim the screen when the metronome is running and save battery power of your smartphone
  • Menu item “Error report” on every screen (except Home screen). Use it for reporting screen specific remarks or errors.
  • Fixed: Screen orientation follows settings of the system
  • Fixed: Some features that were faded out from the Home screen appeared again after a restart of smartChord
  • Minor changes and fixes

smartChord V2.14.6 – 2014-10-08

  • Bugfixes
  • Minor changes

smartChord V2.14.5 – 2014-09-22

  • No more dialogs asking for support when “smartChord Donate” is installed. Also the icons “Donate”, “Rate” and “Recommend” are removed from the home screen. Please let this tiny app installed! There will be more benefit in the future πŸ˜‰
  • General setting to change the language of the app, also independend from the language of the system
  • Minor changes and fixes

smartChord V2.14.4 – 2014-09-13

  • Bugfix

smartChord V2.14.3 – 2014-09-13

  • Range control now supports dragging and pulling the range in both directions.
  • Arpeggio:
  • Different fretboard information: notes, relative notes, intervals (P1, m2, M2, m3, M3, P4…)
  • Scales:
  • Root note is always highlighted (option has been removed)
  • Different fretboard information: notes, relative notes, intervals
  • Intervals as new chord diagramm info. Please note: Your setting could have been changed!!!
  • Circle of fifths:
  • now with designators in legend
  • vibration removed
  • New mandolin tunings

Fixes:

  • Chords made consistent: b4, b5
  • Timer plays sound/song again

smartChord V2.14.2 – 2014-08-15

  • Metronome: now the metronome can be stopped by timer
  • Scales and Arpeggio: on large displays screens are freed from landscape mode
  • Scales: New setting to hide the minimized fretboard below the scales. (It’s useful on small displays)
  • Minor changes (some dialogs instead of full screens, layout optimizations)
  • Fixes:
  • Ear Training “All types of chords”: Selection of chords
  • Scales: Drawing the staff
  • Note names, when setting the frequency of the tone generator by “note name”
  • Ear training statistic easier to read
  • Minor fixes

smartChord V2.14.1 – 2014-07-30

  • New feature released: Circle of fifths
  • New choice: Tap on a chord to hear it or tap on it to see the chord details
  • Optimized layout in landscape mode
  • Change between treble clef and bass clef.
  • Fixes
  • New sound settings for chords. Define the duration and interval how chords are played in smartChord.
    These settings take effect on the different chord screens and diagramms, the ear training and the circle of fifth.
  • Scales: Switch between treble clef and bass clef (settings)
  • Set the frequency of the tone generator by note name
  • Minor changes

smartChord V2.14 – 2014-06-29

  • New feature: Circle of fifths in experimental stage
  • Scales for all possible key notations
  • Minor changes

smartChord V2.13.3 – 2014-06-16

  • Adjustments for the Amazon Marketplace
  • Possibility to show all frets in scales and arpeggio
  • Menu items to collapse and expand all settings categories at once
  • Bugfixes

smartChord V2.13.2 – 2014-05-24

  • Progress dialog for long running tasks like chord calculation for 8-string guitar
  • General setting of “Tone names” is now stored and restored when smartChord is restarted
  • Fixed: Play sound file in Timer. Additional permission WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE needed
  • Minor fixes
  • More tunings

smartChord V2.13.1 – 2014-04-26

  • Bugfix in Scales: Corrected position in staff. It showed Cb instead Db
  • Minor changes
  • More tunings
  • Many thanks to William Powell for his very valuable and comprehensive feedback on chord theory!!!

smartChord V2.13 – 2014-04-04

  • New feature: Arpeggio. It shows how the notes of a chords are spread on the fretboard
  • Fade in and fade out the features on the home screen
  • Multitouch now supported: in chord diagrams, arpeggio, playground and scales
  • Leave the app with the ‘back’ button
  • “Chord name” feature: Plays the chord, you have entered (optionally; see the settings)
  • Minor changes and fixes
  • More tunings

smartChord V2.12.1 – 2014-03-10

  • Bugfix
  • More tunings

smartChord V2.12 – 2014-03-09

  • Handling of skeleton chords:
    This means, that smartChord now shows chords without ‘optional’ notes in chord like the fifth in a C7.
    On the chord screen, these ommited notes are shown in red. The “chord name” feature does now also recognize chords, if ‘optional’ notes are missing.
  • ‘Chord name’ feature, also known as reverse chords finder, is now released
  • Enhanced for handling of ‘optional’ notes
  • Enhancement to play the entered chord (general setting ‘sound’)
  • Tapping on the guitar head leads now everywhere to the screen to choose the instrument, tapping on the tuning leads everywhere to the screen to choose the tuning
  • More tunings
  • Fixes

smartChord V2.11 – 2014-02-24

  • In the chord diagrams alternatively to the notes and fingerings the relative note names can be shown
  • The general settings are extended with the option to change between differend tones names: C-C#-D-D#-E-F-F#-G-G#-A-A#-B, C-C#-D-Eb-E-F-F#-G-Ab-A-Bb-B or C-Db-D-Eb-E-F-Gb-G-Ab-A-Bb-B
  • Scales offer the option to choose between all keys: C-C#-Db-D-D#-Eb-E-F-F#-Gb-G-G#-Ab-A-A#-Bb-B
  • Minor changes and fixes
  • More tunings

smartChord V2.10.1 – 2014-02-18

  • Fixed: Home screen unreadable with Android display settings ‘Font size’ = ‘Large’ or ‘Huge’

smartChord V2.10 – 2014-02-15

  • Calculates fingerings and shows them alternatively to the note names in the chord diagrams
  • Fixed: correct column size in creation of the chord overview screen
  • Minor changes
  • More tunings

smartChord V2.9 – 2014-01-31

  • New comfortable way to define your chord favorites (reachable by settings and menu)
  • Adjust your settings much smoother by dialogs
  • Ear training: restore last mode
  • Chord β–² added, chords dim9, dim11 and dim13 corrected
  • Capo option in instrument settings
  • New icon for electric guitar
  • New icon for pitch pipe, previous icon ‘guitar head’ is reserved for tuning
  • Other minor changes
  • More tunings

smartChord V2.8.5 – 2013-12-30

  • Possibility to change the size of the chart diagramms in the chord overview screen
  • Chart diagramms optimized: (e.g. bigger text, more contrast)
  • Optimized layout for the home screen, thus the additional text for the icons appears also on smaller displays
  • Grid views with higher rows for better usability
  • Fix: Playground isn’t initialized correctly, after adding a chord
  • Tuning is now hidden on small displays (portrait) for more space
  • Start from home screen now clears all previously opened smartChord screens
  • Minor changes (e.g. change of the “filter” icon by “mode” icon)
  • More tunings

smartChord V2.8.4 – 2013-12-17

  • Duplicate chord diagrams eleminated
  • Reset button in “chord name” fixed
  • Minor changes

smartChord V2.8.3 – 2013-12-15

  • Chord algorithm enhanced, thus even more chords are determined
  • Fixed: Change of scale and key by button again
  • Fix in “chord name”

smartChord V2.8.2 – 2013-12-11

  • Bugfixes

smartChord V2.8.1 – 2013-12-10

  • Bugfixes

smartChord V2.8 – 2013-12-08

  • New feature: Chord name, also known as reverse chords finder.
    This feature finds out, if a chosen grip corresponds with a certain chord
  • Unification of chord names. Some are now removed with one name,
    but if not already there, added with the unified name
  • All ‘min’ chords are replaced by ‘m’ (e.g. Cmin removed, as Cm was already there)
  • All ‘j’ chords are replaced by ‘maj’ (e.g. Cj7 removed, as Cmaj7 was already there)
  • Now option notes are separated by ‘/’ (e.g. Cm7b5 removed, but Cm7/b5 added)
  • Minor changes
  • More tunings

smartChord V2.7.5 – 2013-11-16

  • Playground release
  • Option for duration of the sustain
  • Animation fixed
  • Tuner prevents now dimming the screen
  • More tunings

smartChord V2.7.4 – 2013-11-10

  • 5 string banjo as separate instrument
  • Fix in playground for some devices
  • Chord diagramm optimized
  • Transposing slide ruler spacing optimized

smartChord V2.7.3 – 2013-10-21

  • New chord types
  • Playground
  • Button bar moved to the right
  • Fixes (e.g. vibrate option)

smartChord V2.7.2 – 2013-10-14

  • Playground
  • Option: played strings are highlighted
  • Option: vibration, when strings are played
  • Scale Lydian #5 fixed
  • Chords m6 and m(maj7) fixed
  • More tunings

smartChord V2.7.1 – 2013-10-08

  • New home screen
  • Fixes in playground

smartChord V2.7 – 2013-10-03

  • New feature: Playground
    Use the ‘playground’ to play, hear and compare different chords and fingerings.
    It’s something like a virtual instrument. But we call it ‘playground’,
    as the MIDI sound of a phone is normally not really authentic.
  • Strum chord diagramms
  • Ear training screen with different screen order. Now there is a ‘mode’ button to switch between the different ear training modes.
  • Scales: Whole space is used for the fretboard
  • Minor fixes and improvements
  • More tunings

smartChord V2.6.1 – 2013-09-09

  • Bug fix

smartChord V2.6 – 2013-09-08

  • New chord options
  • Show just barrΓ© chords
  • Suppress chords with open strings
  • ‘Choose chord’ screen:
  • New entry field to filter chord types
  • Metronome now with speed trainer
  • More tunings
  • New time signature
  • Minor fixes

smartChord V2.5.1 – 2013-08-09

  • Metronome
  • Option, so that just the first beat is accented for 4/4 time signature
  • Selected time signature visible on button
  • Transposer shows the position of the capo
  • More tunings
  • Fixed: fixed tuning “1/2 step down”

smartChord V2.5 – 2013-07-27

  • New Instruments
  • Synthesizer guitar with more than 100 different sounds
  • Mountain dulcimer
  • Cigar box guitar
  • Major Fix: Some sounds were named wrong
  • Improved sound selection screen (sound can be heard before selected)
  • Scales
  • Keep screen on option
  • New scales
  • New 5-string banjo tunings

smartChord V2.4.1 – 2013-07-13

Ear training

  • New mode ‘diatonic function’
  • Select an allowed range of octaves
    Metronome
  • Shows tempo markings
  • Optimized layout for smaller displays
  • Fix for toggle button on Nexus 7
    Transposition slide ruler animation

smartChord V2.4 – 2013-06-30

  • New feature: Transposition slide ruler
  • Metronome
  • Fixes: Version 2.3 introduced problems in tone generation and precision on some devices
  • Optimized layout for small displays
  • Time signature 12/8 added
  • Fixed scale “Locrian b4 bb7”

smartChord V2.3.1 – 2013-06-17

  • Fix

smartChord V2.3 – 2013-06-14

  • Improved Metronome:
  • New percussion instruments
  • Advanced and versatile sound choice
  • Turn off sound
  • Option for vibration
  • More scales
  • More tunings
  • Minor improvements

smartChord V2.2.1 – 2013-05-26

  • Fixes (e.g. Bouzouki setting fixed)
  • More scales
  • More tunings

smartChord V2.2 – 2013-05-20

  • Possibility to limit the chords to a range of the fretboard
  • Scales show bass clef if instrument is bass
  • Selected fingering synchronized in galleries and overview
  • More scales
  • More tunings
  • Minor improvements and a fix

smartChord V2.1.1 – 2013-05-12

  • Stores the frequency history of the tone generators
  • More scales
  • Minor fixes and improvements
  • More tunings

smartChord V2.1 – 2013-04-26

  • New feature: Scales !!!
  • Fix: Since the last version, every tuning was one octave too high
  • Tone generator now with two frational digits
  • Reset custom tuning to standard tuning
  • Possibility to change tuning in every view by a simple tap
  • Collapseable and expandable settings also by tap on title and icon
  • Minor fixes (e.g. corrected tuning view in pitch pipe)
  • Minor improvements
  • More tunings

smartChord V2.0.3 – 2013-03-29

  • Tone generator:
  • Shows also nearest note and its frequency
  • Remove frequencies from history
  • Collapseable and expandable settings for more clarity
  • More tunings
  • Minor changes

smartChord V2.0.2 – 2013-03-15

  • Tuner:
  • Shows reference frequency for concert pitch A4
  • Possibility to change the reference frequency for concert pitch A4
  • Microphone volume visualized
  • More tunings
  • Miner improvements
  • Fixes: e.g. define custom tuning for classical guitar

smartChord V2.0.1 – 2013-02-27

  • Layout optimization especially for large displays: chord, tuner and pitch pipe screens
  • Bigger chord diagramms in chord “gallery” and chord overview screen
  • More tunings
  • Tuner: two decimal digits for lower frequencies
  • Fix: Restore custom tuning on startup

smartChord V2.0 – 2013-02-17

  • Chromatic tuner (experimental state)
  • supports all of the instruments and tunings
  • recognizes the played note inclusive its octave,
  • indicates by the color of the tuners, if the pitch is met
  • shows the real audio signal of the microphone
  • More tunings

smartChord V1.14 – 2013-02-11

  • More than 70 additional chord types
  • Pitch pipe improvements
  • Continuous tone
  • Automatic orientation
  • Tap on head to change tuning
  • Minor improvements (e.g. show tuning on chord screen)

smartChord V1.13.1 – 2013-01-21

  • Fix: Metronome crashed in some case, when change tempo

smartChord V1.13 – 2013-01-19

  • Support for capo !!!
  • Complete storing of the settings
  • Hide and show hints for more space on the screens
  • Optimized sort algorithm
  • More tunings
  • Tuning for Mandola corrected
  • Some minor improvements

smartChord V1.12 – 2013-01-08

  • More than 120 new predefined tunings, also for 5 string, 7 string and 8 string guitar
  • Fix: Keeps current instrument again

smartChord V1.11 – 2013-01-06

  • Support for instruments with shortened strings (e.g. 5-String Banjo)
  • More than 20 predefined Banjo tunings
  • Some other predefined tunings like “Iris”
  • A lot of minor improvements

smartChord V1.10.1 – 2012-12-21

  • Different training modes for ear training (part of settings)
  • Optimized and more smooth tone generation
  • Minor changes in layout
  • Bugfix: Out of memory error

smartChord V1.10 – 2012-12-16

  • Ear Training now also for chords
  • Train the major chords
  • Train the minor chords
  • Train all types of chords

smartChord V1.9.3 – 2012-11-23

  • Flashlight is back again: as own app
  • New predefined tunings

smartChord V1.9.2 – 2012-11-16

  • Flashlight removed because of permission for camera
  • Small fix in tone generator

smartChord V1.9.1 – 2012-11-09

  • Option to prevent the auto-rotation of the screen
  • New predefined tunings
  • Minor changes

smartChord V1.9 – 2012-10-28

  • Tone generator from 0.1 to 19,999.9 Hz
  • New predefined tunings
  • Minor changes

smartChord V1.8.3 – 2012-10-21

  • Minor changes

smartChord V1.8.2 – 2012-10-20

  • Metronome: More than 30 new time signatures or variants
  • New tuning: “Drop D half step down”

smartChord V1.8.1 – 2012-10-13

  • Bugfix

smartChord V1.8 – 2012-10-12

  • New instruments: Balalaika, Bouzouki, Mandocello, Classic Guitar

smartChord V1.7.3 – 2012-10-05

  • 12 new predefined tunings
  • Minor changes

smartChord V1.7.2 – 2012-10-01

  • New predefined tunings: “Cuatro Venezolano” and “Drop Db”
  • Minor changes
  • Timer bug fixed

smartChord V1.7.1 – 2012-09-09

  • Bugfix

smartChord V1.7 – 2012-09-07

  • New feature: Pitch pipe for every instrument and tuning
  • Separate settings item to define the custom tuning
  • Choose between scientific and Helmholtz octave notation (scientific is now standard).
  • Metronome now with tap tempo
  • Minor improvements and bugfixes

smartChord V1.6.2 – 2012-08-25

  • Bugfixes

smartChord V1.6.1 – 2012-08-24

  • Bugfixes

smartChord V1.6 – 2012-08-16

  • New supported instruments: cavaquinho and mandolin
  • Predefined cavaquinho tunings: ‘Standard’, ‘Guitar’, ‘Mandolin’, ‘Portuguese’ and ‘Soprano’
  • Predefined mandolin tunings: ‘Standard’, ‘Baroque’, ‘Florentine’, ‘Genovese’, ‘Liuto’, ‘Mandola’, ‘Mandoloncello’, ‘Padovano’, ‘Piccolo’
  • Minor improvements

smartChord V1.5 – 2012-08-07

  • Possibility to define an individual custom tuning for each instrument

smartChord V1.4.2 – 2012-07-23

  • 65 predefined guitar tunings
  • predefined tunings for ukulele and bass

smartChord V1.4.1 – 2012-07-13

  • Minor improvements
  • Some new icons
  • Bugfixes

smartChord V1.4 – 2012-07-08

  • Redesign of settings. Some of the improvements:
  • The choosen setting is seen immediately in the settings screen
  • No limitation of the text size anymore
  • Instrument choice is also part of settings and everywhere available
  • Lot of minor improvements
  • Bugfixes: e.g. missing VIBRATE permission for newer Android versions (4.x)

smartChord V1.3.2 – 2012-06-22

  • Prevent sleep mode in metronome
  • Chord algorithm optimization

smartChord V1.3.1 – 2012-06-20

  • Bugfixes

smartChord V1.3 – 2012-06-19

Improvements:

  • Ear training:
  • New screen to recognize tones by name
  • New screen with the statistics of your ear training
  • Some new icons
  • Minor changes
  • Minor bugfixes

smartChord V1.2 – 2012-06-03

Improvements:

  • New screen to choose instrument
  • Predefined settings fΓΌr different skill levels: basic, advanced, expert
  • More intuitive add and remove to favorites
  • Minor changes

smartChord V1.1 – 2012-05-20

Improvements:

  • New ‘chord overview screen’
    gives you an overview of the different ways to play a chord.
  • Chord screen
    A fingertipp on the ‘position reagion’ opens the screen ‘choose chord’ screen.
  • Metronome screen
    A fingertipp on the ‘metronome region’ starts or stops the metronome.
  • Some minor changes
    Bugs:
  • Flashlight works also for Nexus S
  • Minor bugfixes

smartChord V1.0 – 2012-05-13

  • Initial version released