Instruments

 

Currently smartChord supports the following instruments: guitar, bass, banjo, balalaika, bouzouki, cavaquinho, cigar box guitar, chromatic dulcimer, mandocello, mandolin and ukulele.

Choose your instrument and adjust the settings according to your skill level. In the "basic" mode fewer kinds of chords are shown than in the "expert" mode. The change between the different modes has to be confirmed, since former individual settings may be overwritten.

Please note, that the settings under the categories "instrument" and "chords" are specific for your instrument. By changing the instrument also the associated settings are modified.

Something else: Also the accord types, witch have been fixed as your favourites are specific for the instrument you have chosen. By changing the instrument also the favourites change.

 


Settings instrument (eg guitar)
 



For each instrument there are specific settings. With the change of the instrument, you see the implied specific settings:

  • Tuning
    With "tuning" you choose the tuning of your instrument. smartChord already offers different predefined tunings or create your custom tunings.
     
  • Number of Frets
    Determine how many frets your instrument has, so that only the chord options are displayed which are possible on your instrument. Are you still unsure of the location change? Then reduce the number of frets accordingly so that you only see the chords that you master.
     
  • Show fret notes
    Is using your fretboard not yet so familiar to you that you know which string on what fret produces which tone? Then smartChord can show you the notes on the fretboard.
     
  • Choose sound
    The different types of instruments also sound different. Select the sound that comes closest to your instrument.

 

 

Tuning-List

Use the tuning list to save your favorite tunings. Pressing 'Add tuning' directs you to the list of tunings, where you can select a predefined tuning or create your individual custom tuning.

The tuning list also helps you to select and change tunings: with a fingertip on the desired tuning and a click on the check mark it will be saved in the settings.
Pressing the 'Back' button retains the previous tuning, it will not change the tuning.


 

 

Add tuning to Tuning-List

Select your tuning from the list of predefined tunings or define your individual custom tuning using the “Customize” button.
 
To save a tuning from the list of predefined tunings select your favorite tuning with a tip and click on the check mark. The desired tuning has now been saved.
Pressing the “Back” button just brings you back without saving a tuning.
 
You can also customize a tuning according to your ideas: select one of the predefined tunings and change it by using the “Customize” function. Name your tuning and specify single notes with the adjusting wheels. Use the (double) arrow buttons to pitch your tuning half notes up or down and the “+” /“-“ buttons to increase or decrease the number of strings.
The minimum and maximum number of strings ist given for every single instrument. With a fingertip on the check mark your tuning will be added to the tuning list.

custom tuning

 

 

Predefined tunings

There are currently a lot of tunings predefined in smartChord:

 

The following tunings are predefined for the Banjo

  • Standard
  • CUSTOM TUNING
  • Bass
  • Bluegrass
  • Cello
  • Chicago
  • Irish
  • Open D
  • Plectrum
  • Tenor

 

The following tunings are predefined for the 5 string Banjo

  • Standard
  • CUSTOM TUNING
  • A Modal
  • C
  • Cello
  • Cumberland Gap
  • D
  • D Modal
  • Double C
  • Double D
  • Doc Bog's D
  • Guitar
  • G Minor
  • G Modal
  • Long Neck
  • Mumford
  • Open A
  • Open C
  • Open D
  • Open G
  • Sawmill
  • Willie Moore

 

The following tunings are predefined for the Balalaika

  • Standard
  • CUSTOM TUNING
  • Alt
  • Bass
  • Contrabass
  • Piccolo
  • Prima
  • Secunda

 

The following tunings are predefined for the Bass

  • Standard
  • CUSTOM TUNING
  • 4-String 1/2 Step Down
  • 4-String 1 Step Down
  • 4-String C Standard
  • 4-String Drop C
  • 4-String Drop C
  • 4-String Drop D
  • 4-String Low D
  • 5-String Standard
  • 5-String High C
  • 6-String Standard
  • 6-String B Flat
  • 6-String Guitarrón
  • 7-String Standard
  • 7-String Standard Low

 

The following tunings are predefined for the Bouzouki

  • Standard
  • CUSTOM TUNING
  • European
  • Irish
  • Irish Accompaniment
  • Kent
  • Open G
  • Variant

 

The following tunings are predefined for the Cavaquinho

  • Standard
  • CUSTOM TUNING
  • A
  • Ancient
  • Cuatro Venezolano
  • Cuban Tres
  • G
  • Guitar
  • Mandolin
  • Portuguese
  • Soprano

 

The following tunings are predefined for the chromatic Dulcimer

  • Standard
  • CUSTOM TUNING

 

The following tunings are predefined for the cigar box guitar

  • Standard
  • CUSTOM TUNING
  • 3-String Open A
  • 3-String Open C
  • 3-String Open D
  • 3-String Open E
  • 3-String Open G
  • 4-String Open A
  • 4-String Open C
  • 4-String Open D
  • 4-String Open E
  • 4-String Open G

 

The following tunings are predefined for the Guitar

  • Standard
  • CUSTOM TUNING
  • A High
  • A Low
  • A# High
  • A# Low
  • A# Modal
  • Admiral
  • All Fourths
  • Asus2 Modal
  • Asus4 Modal
  • Aug Fourths
  • B Flat
  • B Low
  • B Modal
  • Bajo Quinto
  • Bajo Sexto
  • Balalaika E
  • Baritone
  • Bliss
  • Blues
  • Bsus4 Modal
  • Buzzard
  • C
  • C Low
  • C Low Modal
  • C# Low
  • C 6
  • C6 Modal
  • C 6th
  • C15 Modal
  • CADGBE
  • Cello
  • CGCGCD
  • Cittern (1)
  • Cittern (2)
  • Collins
  • Cooder
  • Cross-note A
  • Cross-note C
  • Cross-note D
  • Cross-note E
  • Cross-note G
  • Csus2 Modal
  • Csus4 Modal
  • Csus4+9 Modal
  • D
  • D6
  • D Low
  • D# Low
  • DADDAD
  • DADEAE
  • DADGAD
  • DADGAF
  • DAEAEE
  • DGDDAD
  • Davey Graham
  • D Minor
  • D Modal
  • Dobro
  • Double Drop A
  • Double Drop A#
  • Double Drop B
  • Double Drop C
  • Double Drop C#
  • Double Drop D
  • Double Drop D 1
  • Double Drop D#
  • Double Drop E
  • Double Drop F
  • Double Drop F#
  • Double Drop G
  • Double Drop G#
  • Drop A
  • Drop A 2
  • Drop A#
  • Drop B
  • Drop B 2
  • Drop C
  • Drop C# (I)
  • Drop C# (II)
  • Drop D1
  • Drop D
  • Drop Db
  • Drop D#
  • Drop D half step down
  • Drop E
  • Drop F
  • Drop F#
  • Drop G
  • Drop G#
  • Dsus2 Modal
  • Dsus4 Modal
  • E Modal
  • EAEGBE
  • Eb
  • E Flat
  • E Flat Modal
  • Esus2 Modal
  • Esus4 Modal
  • F High
  • F Low
  • F#
  • F# High
  • F# Low
  • FACGCE
  • Face
  • Fourths
  • Four & Twenty
  • Gambe
  • G 6
  • G6 Modal
  • G High
  • G Low
  • G Modal
  • G# High
  • G# Low
  • G Minor
  • Gsus2 Modal
  • Gsus4 Modal
  • Guitarlele
  • Half Bent
  • Hendrix
  • Hot Type
  • Iris
  • JelGi
  • Jimmy Page
  • Kaki King
  • Kottke
  • Layover
  • Leadbelly
  • Lefty
  • Love Buzz
  • Lute
  • Magic Farmer
  • Major Sixth
  • Major Third
  • Mandoguitar
  • Mayfield
  • Minor Sixth
  • Minor Third
  • Major Third (2)
  • Major Third (3)
  • Modal D
  • Modal G
  • New Standard (NST)
  • Octave Low
  • Open Page
  • Open A
  • Open A Minor
  • Open B
  • Open C
  • Open D
  • Open D6
  • Open D7
  • Open Dmaj7
  • Open D Minor
  • Open E
  • Open E6
  • Open E7
  • Open Emaj7
  • Open E Minor
  • Open F
  • Open F
  • Open F#
  • Open G
  • Open Gmaj7
  • Open G Dobro
  • Open G over C
  • Orkney
  • Overtone
  • Pelican
  • Pentatonic
  • Processional
  • Rain Song
  • Slightly Low E
  • Slow Motion
  • Sitar
  • Spirit
  • Tarboulton
  • Terz
  • Top Jimmy
  • Toulouse
  • Triqueen
  • Ukulele
  • 1 Step Down
  • 1/2 Step Down
  • 1 1/2 Steps Down
  • 2 Steps Up
  • 5-String Baritone
  • 5-String Cebolão-E
  • 5-String Celloblaster
  • 5-String Open G
  • 5-String Rio abaixo-G
  • 5-String Rio acima-C
  • 5-String Standard
  • 7-String A High
  • 7-String A Low
  • 7-String A# Low
  • 7-String C High
  • 7-String C Low
  • 7-String C# Low
  • 7-String Choro
  • 7-String D Low
  • 7-String D# Low
  • 7-String Drop A
  • 7-String Drop A1
  • 7-String Drop A#
  • 7-String Drop B
  • 7-String Drop B1
  • 7-String Drop C
  • 7-String Drop C#
  • 7-String Drop D
  • 7-String Drop D#
  • 7-String Drop E
  • 7-String Drop F
  • 7-String Drop F#
  • 7-String Drop G
  • 7-String Drop G#
  • 7-String E Low
  • 7-String F Low
  • 7-String F# Low
  • 7-String G Low
  • 7-String G# Low
  • 7-String Major Third (M3)
  • 7-String Octave Low
  • 7-String Standard
  • 7-String Thirds Low
  • 8-String A
  • 8-String A High
  • 8-String Baroque
  • 8-String Drop D
  • 8-String Drop E
  • 8-String E
  • 8-String F
  • 8-String Renaissance Lute
  • 8-String Standard

 

The following tunings are predefined for the Mandocello

  • Standard
  • CUSTOM TUNING
  • Cuatro (Puerto Rico)
  • Liuto

 

The following tunings are predefined for the Mandolin

  • Standard
  • CUSTOM TUNING
  • Bandurria
  • Baroque
  • Bassprim
  • Dead man's
  • Florentine
  • Genovese
  • Irish bouzouki
  • Latmandola
  • Liuto
  • Mandola
  • Mandolin Octave
  • Mandoloncello
  • Open G
  • Oud Arabic
  • Oud Modern Arabic
  • Oud Turkish
  • Padovano
  • Piccolo
  • Tamburica prim
  • Waldzither Bass
  • Waldzither Descant
  • Waldzither Piccolo 1
  • Waldzither Piccolo 2
  • Waldzither Tenor 1
  • Waldzither Tenor 2

 

The following tunings are predefined for the Ukulele

  • Standard
  • CUSTOM TUNING
  • A
  • Baritone
  • Braguinha
  • Canadian
  • Cavaquinho PT
  • Classic
  • Cuatro Venezolano
  • D
  • D6
  • G
  • Low G
  • Soprano