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
• 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 editor
• Song importer
• Song online editor
• Song online importer
• Song online viewer
• Song search
• Songbook
• 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
Sep 27, 2022

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54.9K reviews
Wray Miller
July 15, 2022
After about two weeks of constant use, I have to say that It checks nearly every box on my music app wish list. The only reason I would hesitate to give it five stars (I'm doing it, anyway) is because of the acoustic guitar not being free. I understand the premium price. Massive work went into this, but... the classical and electric guitars are both free, anyway. Seems needless to lock the acoustic behind a paywall. Still, pretty sweet app.
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August 18, 2022
I used to love this app and everything about it. Then they added random ads.. and by random I mean completely random. I wouldn't mind having to watch one or two 30 second ads when I open the app, and then maybe another every 15 min. or so, but the way it is now is terrible. It's so damn frustrating to get random ads every 3 to 5 minutes (idk if thats what it is, its what it feels like though) when you're trying to do something. It's a shame, but I'm going to have to find a different app to use..
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s.mart Music Lab
September 29, 2022
Update 2022-09-29: Do you still get ads? Thank you very much for your feedback. smartChord does not display ads unless you have accepted the ads deal. You can cancel the deal anytime in the settings "Rewarded ads". Further, the time between video ads is at least 5 minutes. Please write a mail to to clarify your issue
Rolando Chicas
January 25, 2021
I have the full version, and while I don't use them all, it has many useful features. Scales, chord fingerings, a virtual keyboard and guitar with various sounds. I use it mainly to search and compile chord charts/ lyrics for songs. Sometimes the whole song doesn't display upon initial search. Closing/ opening again usually solves the problem, and doesnt happen but it's annoying. Other than that, I'm happy. Update: Used the refresh button as suggested & it helps. Good job!
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s.mart Music Lab
January 24, 2021
Thank you very much for your feedback. We introduced a reload button for the case that the song wasn't complete. Normally the song is complete after the relod. The problem seems to be limited to UG. Please let us know if it happens on another page. Thanks in advance and sorry for the inconvenience.

What's new

⭐ A new set of chord notations mainly used in South America

✔ Improved synchronization

✔ Songbook with integrated Song Analyzer

✔ Minor improvements and fixes