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smart Chord & Tools (scales, tuner, metronome and more not just for Guitar, Bass, Banjo, Ukulele,...)

by eTroop
Rated: All Ages
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (103 customer reviews)

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Latest Updates

What's new in version 2.15
  • smartChord 2.15
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  • - 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
  • - 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
  • - General setting to change the language of the app, also independend from the language of the system
  • - Range control now supports dragging and pulling the range in both directions.
  • - Menu item "Error report" on every screen (except Home screen). Use it for reporting screen specific remarks or errors.
  • - New mandolin tunings
  • - Fixes:
  • * Screen orientation follows settings of the system
  • * Some features that were faded out from the Home screen appeared again after a restart of smartChord
  • * Chords made consistent: b4, b5
  • * Timer plays sound/song again
  • * Miner fixes

Product Details

  • Release Date: December 31, 2013
  • Rated: All Ages
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (103 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,263 Free in Appstore for Android (See Top 100 Free in Appstore for Android)
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Product Features

  • Ultimate chord reference and reverse chord finder for many instruments and tunings
  • Scales for your improvisation and a playground to discover the world of chords
  • Precise chromatic tuner and pitch pipe
  • Metronome, ear training, and much more tools for musicians ...

Product Description

smartChord calculates, shows and plays much more than chords and fingerings: for different instruments, for predefined tunings, for custom tunings, from 3 to 8 strings, from the first to the last fret, for beginners and experts, with capo, for right- or left-handed users, ... and (hopefully:) fulfills all your wishes.
smartChord provides you also scales, a chromatic tuner, metronome, pitch pipe, ear training quiz, transposing slide ruler, playground, tone generator, timer, flashlight and as a new feature: Reverse chord finder :-)

It's worth a try and useful for every musician! Promised!!!

Ultimate chord reference:
* Dictionary with > 220 types of chords
* Expansion each chord to a 'slash chord'
* Support of guitar, bass, banjo, balalaika, bouzouki, cavaquinho, mandocello, mandolin and ukulele with specific settings for each of them
* Choice between more than 200 predefined tunings (e.g. DADGAD or mandola)
* Define an individual custom tuning for each instrument
* Calculate all the possibilities for playing a chord
* Supports a capo
* Supports instruments with shortened strings (e.g. 5 string Banjo)
* Browser/explorer for comfortable navigation
* Modes for different playing strength (basic, advanced, expert)
* Individual adjustment for almost everything. For example: Showing (no/just) barré-chords, number of the frets and finger, if base tone is obligatory, ...
* Viewer for the grips:
- In detail, in the gallery or all the fingerings in the overview
- Limited to a range of the fretboard
- Notes of the chord or of the whole fretboard
- For right- or left-handed users (lefties)
* For the overview:
- Clear charts and diagrams
- Define your favourites
- Filter and search the chords
- Sort the fingerings according to best sound, level of difficulty, placement on the fretboard, number of the required fingers
* audio playback of every chord and every fingering. The sound can be chosen. E.g. classic-, acoustic-, electric-guitar, ...

Reverse chord finder
Finds out, if a chosen grip corresponds with a certain chord.
Define if you allow slash chords, inverted chords or incomplete chords

Precise tuning with the chromatic tuner:
Analyses the tone and visualisation in different ways. Showing of
- the recognized note and octave,
- the frequency of the played note, as well as the target frequency,
- a scale with colours, showing to what extent the right tone is stroked,
By option, vibration of the smartphone if the pitch is met.

Scales for your improvisation
* Display of different scales (e.g. Major, Dorian, Pentatonic, Chromatic) for every keynote
* Shows the musical notation with formula
* Plays the scales
* Play the scales yourself on the fretboard

Metronome for the perfection of the timing:
* Speed trainer
* Precise up to 300 bpm
* Optically, acoustically, vibration
* Choice between 60 different MIDI sounds

Training of the musical ear:
* Learn how to distinguish between all notes of the scale and arbitrary chords
* Decision which notes or chords one wants to train
* Check the recognition rate in the aural training by a statistic
* A wide range of instruments to play the notes (about 80 instruments)
* Choice in which octave the note shall be played in the game

A 'playground' (not really a virtual instrument) to play, hear and compare different chords and fingerings.

Transposing slide ruler to transpose music from one key to another

Pitch pipe for tuning the instrument. This is also a very good aural training

Audio signal generator:
Exact with the frequency range from 0.01 Hz to 19,999.99 kHz. For:
* Tuning the instrument, generating exact references tones with the synthesizer
* Testing of the hearing, the bandwidth of headphones and speakers or other audio or studios equipement

Flashlight for the next campfire

Timer to control the practising time

Absolutely free, no advertising!!!

Technical Details

  • Size: 2MB
  • Version: 2.15
  • Developed By: eTroop (Privacy Policy Click to see complete result in a new window)
  • Application Permissions: (Help me understand what permissions mean)
    • Read from external storage
    • Write to external storage
    • Access the vibration feature
    • Record audio
    • PowerManager WakeLocks to keep processor from sleeping or screen from dimming
  • Minimum Operating System: Android 2.1
  • Approximate Download Time: Less than 30 seconds

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars actual finger board' January 11, 2014
By lisa
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this was really unique'showed strings and finger placements' the sounds of each string' and how to place fingers to make chords''
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great app January 22, 2014
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Everything I wanted from the app and more. I love that you can train your hearing
to recognize different chords and notes
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars blown away! February 17, 2014
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This app has rendered my metronome, scales, chord, and other apps I've accumulated, irrelevant. It is free, and the only thing on their site remotely related to any form of compensation are some links to charities. I made a donation to doctors without borders. This my friends, is how apps should be created....compared to 90% of the stuff out there....this one oozes useful, logical, precision, and entertaining information and tools for musicians, students, or anyone. I would rate it 10 stars if possible, thanks so much to our German friends for making this available! This is the Audi R8 of musical instrument tool apps.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just The Teacher I Need!!! And Something for everyone! October 17, 2014
By Ramona
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I love this app!!! SO many things to choose from to learn: various stringed instruments to learn the chords. I'm using the ukulele part of it right now; many chord positions on the neck for each chord; also can plug in notes on the neck to learn what chord it is; an ear training section; circle of fifths; transposing; so MUCH MORE!!!! Check it out and plug in the instrument you're interested in. This is the app I've been wanting (NEEDING!!!) for a long time!! And it is free! (At least it was when I downloaded it. I hope it doesn't change!) It has a WEALTH OF INFORMATION!!!!!!!!! Just exactly what I've been looking for!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm just scratching the surface of the basic level right now but there are advanced levels also. I haven't checked those out yet, but if they are as great as the basic, then I'm going to be really more than happy. On a down side, I did notice that in the Circle of Fifths, the flats for the flat keys are not all pictured in the correct order. But so far I'm loving the ear training and the fact that I can plug in notes on the uke neck and it will tell me the name of chords that aren't in my charts.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Full featured refernce tool November 11, 2014
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It's the one I keep on my tablets and Smartphone for reference. I've written to the developer to add a feature. Right now, if you specify an instrument and a chord name (say, a guitar and A), you get a page with every type of A chord you can imagine (A, Am, A7, Adim,...some I didn't know get the idea). What I'd like to see is the ability to name an instrument and get a page with all of the basic chords, for example, all major. minor and 7-th chords for a mandolin. The developer likes the idea, but it remains to be seen when and if it will be implemented. If it is, my rating would be 5 stars with no questions.

Metronome, tuner, flashlight (flashlight?!), and so on, but there are lots of other apps that do that.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not sure what all of it is for April 4, 2014
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I jumped right in and started messing with this app right after getting a cigar box guitar. To my surprise there are settings for this guitar in the app. Some of the things this app does don't have any real purpose as far as I can see, but may be of use to a more experienced player. Speaking of which, it has settings for beginner to beyond expert and modifys itself quite well for each level. I got it for free and at that price it is solid gold. I gave it 4 starts because I use about 30% of the features it provides right now and there is nothing that really explains what the others are for or how to use them.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Powerful app for the serious guitar student March 22, 2014
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This app is loaded with useful features for someone trying to learn guitar (or other stringed instrument). Great chord references and look up tools. Built in tuning application also useful for ear training. Good metronome function if you need to work on your timing and get a grip on standard tempos and beat patterns. Neat strumming features so that you can hear what the variations sound like on your chords without a guitar handy or tap the notes individual for a "finger picking" sound. I love it and you can't beat the price.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent tool! August 12, 2014
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Finally you can fit chord books, scale books, trainers tuners, etc all in a pocket. Too bad the kindle doesnt have microphone or jack, or an SD card slot or even a camera...

Everything in this app works nicely, I havent noticed any bugs or errors. Obviously the tuner and recording features dont work on kindle fire HD since it doesnt have a microphone -- unlike essentially all other pads.. Nuff said, its free :-)
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing app. One of the best period.
This is, hands down, the best all inclusive music reference app available in my opinion. There is so much on here that you only need one app. Read more
Published 6 days ago by Richard Farabaugh
2.0 out of 5 stars Downloaded it for the chord positions and metronome, deleted it
I play the banjo, and this does have some useful tools for that--it shows all the various chord fingerings, which is nice. Read more
Published 8 days ago by NathanFranke
5.0 out of 5 stars good
Great app, does whatever you want it to musically
Published 9 days ago by Musicmomie
5.0 out of 5 stars Does everything it should.
This is a great app. It will show you the chord that you are looking for in multiple fingerings. It then rates each fingering for sound and ease of playing. Read more
Published 9 days ago by Mr.B
5.0 out of 5 stars Great app in so many ways
Wowser... Great app in so many ways.
Published 11 days ago by Billy709
5.0 out of 5 stars Impressive!
This program is fully loaded with useful tools for players of all skill levels. Actually very excited about the whole package especially the scale finder and the wheel of fifths. Read more
Published 13 days ago by Jon
5.0 out of 5 stars best tools!
Has all the tools I needed and is easy to use.
Published 21 days ago by user456534
5.0 out of 5 stars groovy app
I like it alot
Published 22 days ago by Jim Johansen
5.0 out of 5 stars Feature packed app you'll love
I downloaded this app based on my need for a circle of fifths tool. What I got was an app with a great, interactive circle of fifths and many other useful features. Read more
Published 22 days ago by ReneB
5.0 out of 5 stars Full featured stringed instrument app
Love this app. I have a new ukulele and this app had a bike tuner plus capability to tune many other stringed instruments. Read more
Published 23 days ago by Kindle Fire Reader
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