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Featured in the Wall Street Journal as one of "The Best Apps for Learning to Play Music" and as the Apple App of the Week, Songsterr gives you instant access to 500,000+ high quality guitar, bass and drum tabs & chords

When I was first learning how to play guitar, the most beneficial tool for me was being able to purchase magazines and books that contained notations of my favorite songs in tablature format

Songsterr Tabs & Chords

by Guitar Tabs LLC
Songsterr Tabs & Chords
Songsterr Tabs & Chords
Songsterr Tabs & Chords
FREE in the App Store

When I was first learning how to play guitar, the most beneficial tool for me was being able to purchase magazines and books that contained notations of my favorite songs in tablature format. I didn't have to know how to read music and if the song was familiar to me I could easily look at the page and correlate it to the different parts of the song. Playing the song along with these transcriptions with my guitar in my lap proved to be the best learning tool for me because I was able to train my ear and learn songs that I was interested in playing as opposed to just doing boring scales all day long. There was a rewarding satisfaction to the process that motivated me to keep playing. I mention all this because the Songsterr Plus app is something I would have benefitted hugely from had it been around when I was beginning to play guitar. Songsterr is a simple tablature database that contains a diverse amount of tablature transcriptions. There is a vast selection of music to choose from (over 80,000 songs) that each contain multiple tracks to choose from such as rhythm or lead guitar, bass, or even drums. Additionally there is a Midi playback system that allows you to actually hear a recreation of the song as it plays along with the tablature. There are some nice other features such as a half speed playback mode as well as an offline mode that allows you to save your favorites to the app so that you can sit and learn with them later with no Internet connection required. The app is a little pricey, and considering that all this information is available on the web for free, some people may not find this to be the best deal. However, I personally think that having access to this kind of interface wherever you go is fantastic and worth every cent. The only real drawback is that I have noticed that sometimes you may come across a song where the transcription is clearly not right, although I must say that in the songs I tested that was few and far between. There are other similar apps out there such as TabToolKit and Ultimate-Guitar tabs but I find this app to be the better option and the better overall value. Some people may not be partial to learning from a simple tablature interface but for those who can stomach taking a more independent approach to learning and need less hand-holding, this app is a must have.

What is it about?

Featured in the Wall Street Journal as one of "The Best Apps for Learning to Play Music" and as the Apple App of the Week, Songsterr gives you instant access to 500,000+ high quality guitar, bass and drum tabs & chords.

Songsterr Tabs & Chords

App Details

Version
2.26
Rating
(3665)
Size
17Mb
Genre
Music Education
Last updated
October 20, 2016
Release date
December 15, 2010
More info

Songsterr Tabs & Chords is FREE but there are more add-ons

  • $4.99

    Songsterr Subscription

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App Store Description

Featured in the Wall Street Journal as one of "The Best Apps for Learning to Play Music" and as the Apple App of the Week, Songsterr gives you instant access to 500,000+ high quality guitar, bass and drum tabs & chords.

Songsterr Tabs & Chords is a subscription based app. Free version allows you to check out all the features using 15 second previews of songs. To get unlimited access to all the songs, sign up for a $4.99 per month subscription.

If you are subscribed to paid plan on songsterr.com website, sign in from within the app to get the subscription free of charge.

FEATURES

Tabs & Chords
• Huge catalogue of 500,000+ accurate tabs & chords.
• High transcription quality. There is only one version of tab per song.
• Legality. Music creators get paid.

Tab Player
• Realistic Guitar Engine. Learn and play along with Songsterr.
• Multiple Instruments. Most songs have tabs for individual instruments (guitar, bass, drums, vocal, etc).
• Half Speed. Slow down tab playback to learn difficult parts.
• Loop. Play back selected measures over and over again.
• Offline Mode. View and playback previously opened tabs offline. Cache size can be controlled via Settings app.
• Solo. Hear just the instrument you are learning.
• Count in. Gives you time to prepare for playing after tapping Play.
• Chromatic Tuner. Tune your guitar via mic or adaptors like iRig.
• Background Audio Support. Play along using e.g. iRig and Amplitube (make sure that "Background Audio" option is enabled in Amplitube)

Navigation
• Instrument Filter. Filter out songs that don't have tab for your instrument.
• History. Instantly access tabs you viewed recently.
• Favorites. Quickly access your favorite tabs.
• Favorites Syncing. Sign in with your songsterr.com account to synchronize favorites with website.
• Tags. Browse tabs by popular tags (Rock, Metal, Blues, Jazz, etc).

Price
• Universal. iPad and iPhone. One app, two platforms, one subscription.

Your Songsterr subscription will automatically renew each month and your credit card will be charged through your iTunes account. You can turn off auto-renew at any time from your iTunes account settings.

SUBSCRIBERS’ AUTOMATIC-RENEWAL FEATURE: Your subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period. Your iTunes account will automatically be charged at the same price for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current monthly period unless you change your subscription preferences in your account settings. You can manage your subscriptions through your Account Settings after purchase. No cancellation of the current subscription is allowed during active subscription period. Please go to http://www.songsterr.com/a/wa/privacy and http://www.songsterr.com/a/wa/terms for more information.