Chord name

reverse chord finder

 

The feature 'chord name' (also known as reverse chords finder) finds out, if a chosen grip corresponds with a certain chord. To this for every string you tip on the fret in which the string shall be gripped. For a string which shall be muted or not be stroked you tip once or twice near the first visible fret, until a cross appears. Resonant strings are shown with a red point near the first visible fret. Underneath the fretboard the notes are shown, which result out of the grip. For these notes smartChord tries to find out the according chord name(s).

By preset, you can determine that only one chord name is shown. By tipping on the 'plus' a list with all possible names is shown. By tipping on the 'minus', the list is reduced. If you tip on the chord name, the screen 'chord details' will be shown with details for the chord and more possibilities to grip it.

In the determination of the chords, smartChord tries to find out the most popular. In the determination all the chords are considered, that are deposited in smartChord. If a chord is deposited in smartChord it is marked with '(App)'. If the grip does not correspond with the chords that are deposited in smartChord, it will be marked '(Unknown)'.

With the options 'slash', 'Inverse' and 'incomplete' you can extend the determination of the names:

  • if 'slash' is chosen, also slash chords are considered (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slash_chord). They are marked with ’(Slash)’.
     
  • if 'inverse' is selected, also inverted chords are considered (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inversion_%28music%29). They are marked with ’(Inversion)’.
     
  • if 'incomplete' is selected, also incomplete chords (e. g. without quint) are considered. They are marked with ’(Incomplete)’.


Apart from that, the determination of chord names also works with a set capo.