smart Chords: 40 guitar tools…

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About this app

40 great tools for learning, composing and playing for students or professional musicians. Everything works equally well for guitar, ukulele, bass or many other stringed instruments. Expect THE reference for chords, scales and picking patterns for any tuning. Or THE songbook with access to the world's largest catalogs of lyrics, chords and TABs.

Only the best should be good enough. Expect a best-integrated set of tools. Basics like tuner, metronome or circle of fifths. But just better. The tuner has e.g. an extra string change mode or the metronome a speed trainer.

The ultimate chord library knows every chord and fingering for every instrument and tuning. Without exception! Conversely, there is a chord name for any fingering.

A songbook that is second to none. It finds every song imaginable with chords for any tuning and instrument. Without registration and account. It converts songs for guitar independently for ukulele, bass or banjo. Or vice versa from ukulele to guitar, etc. Of course with the corresponding chords and favorite fingerings. Incredibly functional: Intelligent line break, auto scroll, zoom, audio and video player, drum machine, YouTube integration, pedal support, online editor and viewer, and much more.

Scales galore. Play the scales with all kinds of patterns. Like the pros. And also sometimes different from what you are used to. Provides the diatonic chords for every scale and vice versa.

Expect extraordinary tools like a fingerpicking trainer, a transposer or a tone generator. Or a drum machine for songbook accompaniment or as a rhythm trainer. Or the innovative scale circle. It applies the principle of the circle of fifths to hundreds of scales and modes.

smartChord for:
- Teachers as well as students. Exchange your exercises or songs
- Singers and songwriters. Create chord progressions and discover new voicings
- Bands. Create setlists and synchronizes them along with the songs

smartChord fits everyone:
- Since everything for guitar works equally well for cavaquinho, charango, cigar-box guitar or mandolin
- Since modes fit the playing level (beginner, advanced, expert)
- Since for right- and left-handed players
- Since eight languages are supported
- No matter which key: smartChord transposes
- No matter which preference: Western, Solfège or Nashville Number System

smartChord THE reference:
- Every chord type and every fingering
- 40 instruments (guitar, bass, ukulele but also banjo or mandolin and any other stringed instrument)
- 450 tunings
- 1100 scales
- 400 picking patterns (especially for guitar, ukulele and banjo)
- 500 drum patterns

The tools:
• Arpeggio
• Backup and restore tool
• Chord dictionary
• Chord progression
• Chord simplifier
• Circle of fifths
• Custom tuning editor
• Drum kit
• Drum machine
• Ear training
• Fretboard explorer
• Fretboard trainer
• Grip explorer
• Lyrics pad
• Metronome
• MIDI test
• Notepad
• Pattern trainer
• Piano
• Picking patterns dictionary
• Pitch pipe
• Practice module
• Reverse chord finder
• Reverse scale finder
• Scale circle
• Scale dictionary
• Scale pattern reference
• Setlist
• Song analyzer
• Song editor
• Song importer
• Song key identifier
• Song online editor
• Song online importer
• Song online viewer
• Song search
• Songbook
• Song writer
• Speed-trainer
• String change tool
• Synchronization tool
• Timer
• Tone generator
• Transposer
• Tuner
• Tuning reference
• Virtual string instrument

In addition:
Offline use, favorite, filter, search, sort, history, print, PDF, full screen mode, import, export, sync, share, gesture control, color scheme, dark mode, ... 100% privacy 🙈🙉🙊

A big thank you 💕 for problems 🐛, suggestions 💡 or feedback 💐:

Have fun and success learning, playing and practicing with your guitar, ukulele, bass,... 🎸😃👍
Updated on
Feb 26, 2024

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Ratings and reviews

52.3K reviews
Sophia Hicks
February 2, 2024
In looking for an easy to navigate tuner app that supported guitar, bass, and mandolin options, I found this fantastic and overwhelmingly thorough, all-encompassing "everything you need for anything w/strings" app instead. I'm slowly working through the free features offered, and will no doubt end up buying one of the very fairly priced add-ons. Or their all-time access to everything is only 25 bucks! Ultimate gratitude to the Devs, just a gorgeous app all around. Cheers!
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Lynne Whitehorn
October 11, 2023
This is the guitar (and general music) app that all other music apps want to be when they grow up. Does everything that I can think of, and I keep stumbling on new features that I hadn't. Very useful, easy to use. Better, when I turned in a couple bug reports and feature requests the dev(s) responded, in person, with bug fix and feature implementation responses. Dang. Just like I've always wanted a software company to be like. Now if I can get them to implement non-Western scales...hmm...
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Jim Fish
November 12, 2023
This app is for everyone from beginners to professional. Whether you are just beginning and want to gain knowledge and ability (relative pitch, rhythm, chord recognition...) or reinforce/extend knowledge and ability, this app seems comprehensive. The only thing it doesn't have is your actual performance instrument - show me the app that does that and we're probably in a far off future. Seriously, this covers a lot of musical ground.
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What's new

◾ Customise a toolbar to have quick access to your favourite functions. Available on nearly every screen like Songbook, Song-Writer, Chords, Editor or even the home screen

◾ Documentation:

✔ Android 14 compatibility

🐞 Chord Progression: Change capo

🐞 Circle of Fifths: music sheet wasn't always updated correctly with naming method 'Solfege'