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ultimate guitar: Chords & Tabs
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Get the world's largest catalog of guitar, bass & ukulele chords, tabs, and lyrics to learn your favorite songs! Search for any song by type, difficulty, tuning, and rating. Focus on guitar techniques or discover songs for particular moments with collections from professional guitarists. Play 16,000+ popular songs in their original sound with Tonebridge Guitar Effects. Features: • Explore guitar, bass & ukulele chords, tabs, and lyrics for more than 800,000 songs • Get offline access to favorite tabs • Switch to left-handed mode • Put together tab collections and compile your favorite tabs in playlists • Edit chords, lyrics or change tabs in other ways to fit your requirements with Personal tabs • Watch videos to refresh songs in your memory or use it as a backing track • Set the most suitable font style and size for the tab • Enjoy dark mode for a gig With Pro account: • Play songs note by note, at a pace that suits you best using interactive tabs • Jam with over 7,000 HQ tabs that include backing tracks and synchronized lyrics • Hit the right tempo with metronome • Use the built-in guitar tuner to achieve the right sound • Transpose songs to the tone that suits you • Choose the most comfortable chord variation from the world's biggest library of chords • Make a difficult song easier with the simplify function • Use autoscroll to avoid distractions during your practice • Share, print, and export the most important songs Problems or feedback? We strive for excellence, and we're always eager to improve your Tabs experience! Please do not post bug reports or feature requests as an App Store review. Let us help you in person - contact development team at support.ios@ultimate-guitar.com, and we'll do our best to meet your requests. Stay in touch: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UltimateGuitar Twitter: https://twitter.com/ultimateguitar Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ultimateguitar Subscription information: • The ultimate guitar Pro subscription gives you unlimited access to the app's premium content and features • The subscription price is $5.99/monthly, $39.99/yearly* • Payment will be charged to iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase • Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period • Account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period at the cost of the chosen package • Subscriptions may be managed, and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to your device's Account Settings after purchase • There is no way to cancel your current subscription during its active period • Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that publication, where applicable. * Price are equal to the value that "Apple's App Store Matrix" determines is the equivalent of the subscription price in $USD. You can read our privacy policy at https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/about/privacy.htm You can read our terms of service at https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/about/tos.htm
Super Cool App🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
by kyitha2020 on 2020/05/30 04:02
Best Guitar Tab and Cords Library!!! Best of the best
Trash
by ololojjbbv on 2020/05/30 01:16
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Strokes
by Queen Bunny 1 on 2020/05/29 22:45
What’s the best strokes for this song
Classical musician
by OmiMona on 2020/05/29 21:56
I sing opera....art songs too. I like to accompany myself on guitar. I found guitar chords for Scarlatti and Vivaldi here....amazing!
Tabs
by ghibkabcf on 2020/05/29 20:29
Good app, I just wish they would add strumming patterns and better music to follow along with! Also some of the videos don’t match up with the songs when playing!
Speed
by Fossek280 on 2020/05/29 19:55
I set the speed to X0.1 to practice a song I’ve really wanted to learn and now I can’t get it to speed up even when I exit out of the app, refresh or try to start a new song. Kind of upset that now that song I was really wanting to play is stuck at X0.1 speed.
Review
by coolguyguitar on 2020/05/29 19:21
I love all the songs and they sound almost exactly the same.
Love It!
by mrshadowz86 on 2020/05/29 18:45
I absolutely love having the guitar tabs app on my phone and having the pro version is so much more reliable as well! Nothing like being in mid jam sesh and having quick easy (and even saved offline) access to your tabs to songs you need or don’t know off hand! A must have for any musician in any circumstance
Please Fix the iPad Pro Layout.
by pl797307 on 2020/05/29 18:20
The accessibility bar on the iPad is covering the buttons! This app is awesome otherwise. I’ll chance my review once it’s been updated.
Inconvenient
by EvanUpshur on 2020/05/29 16:59
This app has become so troubled with adds and pop ups. I figured that if I was paying for the app that I wouldn’t have to deal with all that. It seems like every time you click on something it’s a feature that you can only use if you subscribe for $6 a month.
Fun
by ginnysmiley on 2020/05/29 16:55
Its not all ,perfect but a lot of information, and a great way to practice anytime, so much fun, thanks for putting it together .
ITS A SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM THEY DONT CARE ON TEACHING
by goodreports on 2020/05/29 13:27
If you are just looking for a place to learn guitar without any distractions this is not the place. It is rated 4 plus but should be rated 12 + not only dose this app have a social media platform but it is caught up in that. It makes it seem like there do use is not on teaching you but more of a social media platform notice that they don’t say anything about it in the description. So parents if you are looking for a totally safe guitar lesson for your kids this is not the one.
best. app. ever
by Butt faxe on 2020/05/29 02:41
I was looking for an app that would have everything i needed. to help me with my guitar and I found it! This app was easily the best purchase i’ve ever made. I love everything about it. It is easy to use, has great features, has tools to help with improvement. It also lets you share videos of you playing and track your progress. 10/10
✌🏼🙏🏼
by Dbrophy925 on 2020/05/29 01:50
Great
I had no problems with this app until now.
by b_bear143 on 2020/05/29 00:02
This app has helped me learn some of my favorite songs on the ukulele, until today. I decided to make my very first video. But when I tried to do it, it kicked me out of the app. I went back in to see that my screen was frozen. So I restarted the app and went back in, only to have it do the same thing. This app is amazing to learn songs, but don’t get it if you want to make videos on the songs that you learned.
Seddy
by seddy james on 2020/05/28 23:19
Greatest app ever!!
Great app!
by Hermes228. on 2020/05/28 22:11
I love to use this app to learn all my favorite songs on guitar. Great for learning songs and figuring out techniques.
great app!! love it!
by emdenise💗 on 2020/05/28 22:03
i love this app! i’ve had it for about two months now and it’s great! i learned to play guitar on this app, so i love it. i got my sister hung up on this app as well. we use it daily. the only thing i don’t like is that i can’t transpose songs without buying premium. where i am still a beginner, i can’t play barred chords like F and B. i try to improvise and play other versions or just not play that song but it is annoying. overall i would definitely recommend this app!! it’s great!!
Good Musical Platform Tool
by Greg L40 on 2020/05/28 20:35
I’m not a guitarist but use the chords to learn the piano part as a guide to help me learn the song faster, than I add color into the music. But a wonderful musical platform. I hope they can add more Black Gospel style music into this platform.
App crashes
by umdev on 2020/05/28 18:41
App works about half the time. I have a Pro subscription and the app crashes on most of the Pro tabs when I use my iPad.
Sandles on my feet
by malibujohnny1 on 2020/05/28 17:45
Other than, THE best money I have ever spent! Great work here!
ugh
by Lilly_Cat on 2020/05/28 16:59
you can do almost nothing unless you pay for premium. no good songs, tuner, notes, ugh please make more things free
Best App for playing the guitar with Frequent Updates
by Mike2287 on 2020/05/28 14:50
They’re constantly improving and updating this app to make it even better. It’s definitely helped me improve at the guitar as a self learner.
Great app!
by grnddy1 on 2020/05/28 14:19
Many, many songs and helps. Works brilliantly!
HELLLLPP
by DoDaDab on 2020/05/28 13:10
First of all, love the app, it’s great, has a few issues whatever, solid 4 stars EXCEPT FOR RIGHT NOW I updated it recently and now the app won’t open!!! At all!!! Helllllppp! Please fix!!! Edit on 5/28/20: I’ve updated the app a few times and still the app won’t open! I’m on an iPhone 8 running iOS 13.4.1 if that helps.
Almost Great
by Knamean on 2020/05/28 08:48
I use this app a lot in church. I’m the Music Director, so this helps a lot when trying to figure out the chords to songs. I love everything about this app, however, I can’t give it a 5 star because I feel that it’s missing something that would be essential for guys like me that play in church: Nashville Numbers. In our sets, we communicate through the Nashville Number system, instead of having to yell out chords. So if this app would give me the option of having either chords or the number system, i would give it 12 stars if I could.
Stop trying to sell me things!
by Kentucky Oyster on 2020/05/28 03:30
Update 2: I PAID FOR THE “PRO” VERSION OF YOUR APP...STOP MAKING ME CLICK THROUGH FIVE PAGES OF ADS EVERY TIME I OPEN THE APP!!! I've paid for the app and upgrades so STOP showing me ads and upsells every time I open the app! It's incredibly annoying. You already have my money! I hate this app! Update. After the developer contacted me my account is still showing me ads for all sorts of stuff. If I click “restore purchases” I’m congratulated on my 7 day free trial! Huh? I’m probably going to get charged again for something I already paid for. Either this app is very shady or very bad or both. I still hate this app.
Doesn’t work
by geoamyk on 2020/05/28 03:22
Very frustrating- won’t open. Just crashes. No error. Broken for over a year.
Love this app
by basketballluver101 on 2020/05/28 03:07
I don’t usually write reviews but I love this app and the way this is designed. I have had no problems with app at all so far and am overall really impressed. Thanks for such a great app!
Great
by injukhyjhujj on 2020/05/28 02:36
I loved it and how you can watch other people play is cool. I rate this a 10 out of 10
Too Many Comercials Added
by Otie' on 2020/05/28 01:25
The app just added all the ads that you have to listen to before the artist song plays. The ads take away my practice time on my guitar.
Pop up while playing?
by Sean Fishback on 2020/05/27 22:46
I have had this app for a half a decade and since the last update I get a pop up to record myself playing in the middle of an auto scrolling chord progression. How can I see the tab if y’all keep prompting me to record myself with a pop up? Stop trying to make it happen and let us keep the app we had.
Don’t bother
by brody3679 on 2020/05/27 21:31
There isn’t anything in here you can’t find on YouTube for free don’t waste your time.
I’m sad and angry
by Roblox help me on 2020/05/27 18:27
Hi I have been on this app for a few years and I would always swipe down to get rid of the membership deal to learn from tabs but now it won’t let me swipe down for some reason and now I can’t learn any new songs so can you help me? You should get rid of that membership that pops up because the only thing I can do is press the x button but it takes me back to the menu. This is so annoying and I was trying to learn a song for my great grandmas birthday but it wouldn’t let me learn a Elvis song and I promised her that I will learn it but this app let me down. It just had to be broken right when I need it the most.
Awesome!
by bob velcro on 2020/05/27 18:17
Ultimate Guitar is fantastic! I use it with OnSong. Easy to find the songs I love and easy to export them to OnSong. Thank you thank you.
Great experience
by merk722 on 2020/05/27 14:46
I think it’s great how anyone can showcase what they got. There’s a lot of talented people in the world, and UG is the perfect platform to let people’s voices and instruments be heard
Where I Find Happiness
by Orange Rhyming Dictionary on 2020/05/27 14:40
This app helps me learn to play guitar and it makes me happy. I’m not sure I need to say anything more than that!
Best learning tool on the market
by fllights on 2020/05/27 14:38
When I first started to play...after years of only knowing bar chords...I downloaded the app and picked up on the pro tabs. Then. Suddenly, I started to notice the standard chords (G, C,D, E) were pretty much the constant repetition on the pro tab version. Out of the blue, I started being able to play standard chords, and gradually progressed. When ever you open a song you want to learn how to play, it will tell you either novice, intermediate, or advanced to let you know how hard it is to play. They also give you a link to hear the song as you’re trying to learn to play it, so another form of ease. This app is well worth the time and investment. Only complaint, is I wish they had YouTube links for advanced guitar players to walk you through the song as your learning. It would make it much more closer to perfection, plus it would allow some educators some exposure on YouTube. JS -Frank Light Average guitar playing guy
Teacher
by Julia.Pandaleo on 2020/05/27 13:20
I teach guitar, Uke, Banjo and Bass and use Ultimate Guitar constantly
Big cluster f@&$
by Allfornothingandthensome on 2020/05/27 05:27
What a mess this app is yuck I wanna barf every time this is the first result in a search online
Best app ever
by ashleymaebesson on 2020/05/27 03:08
I learned so much.
Great Site
by JamesBowers on 2020/05/27 02:19
This site is awesome. I like the options ! Keep it coming.
Loved it
by Kcwanderer on 2020/05/27 02:17
Great app easy to use, even for youngsters and has a wide selection of songs!
Fantastic App!
by cvltdriver on 2020/05/27 01:07
Tons of well written tabs and more official tabs getting added all the time.
Excellent Application
by Bruce467Adamec47293 on 2020/05/27 00:42
You make it so much easier to bring the joy of music into my life. Well worth the yearly subscription :)
COMPATIBLE WITH SPOTIFY
by JJCatendee on 2020/05/26 19:54
Love that I can have my favorite playlist on and play over it thanks to the app automatically finding the song playing. Lots of accurate tabs, lots of different ways to play. Great Music tool with phenomenal applications.
Love this app
by bare foot blondie on 2020/05/26 18:06
It has so many amazing songs to play and helps you learn chords and tabs! Thank you
Great!
by Phil and His Second Review on 2020/05/26 15:17
Other apps and learning styles didn’t work. I’ve had this for a year now and love it!!!!
Advertisements?
by Col Has Been on 2020/05/26 13:00
Recently I have been receiving extensive advertisement songs when I want to play a song I selected. It has gotten out of hand. I loved this program but will be canceling my subscription immediately.
people who care!!
by qberino on 2020/05/26 09:00
ultimate guitar is a great app, it serves its purpose and it does it well. i like that theyre continually making it more functional and their support gets back to you really quickly
Perfect App for hobby guitarist
by Yourauthority on 2020/05/26 01:35
I love this app, simple concept but very functional. Honestly this is the most useful app I have on my phone and I feel like any song I wanna play there is a version on here that has me able to play it in minutes.
Omg...
by christellw on 2020/05/26 00:29
I love this app and I highly recommend you get it the only reason why I didn’t give it five stars is because there’s a lot of ads but it’s worth it.
Awesome app
by nicknameoftheages on 2020/05/26 00:10
I love this app but with the latest update, I haven’t been able to open any tabs. I have been a pro member for about 4 years and have always loved it. It would be awesome if the creators where able to make the crashes stop
Password reset
by surgiefreshh on 2020/05/26 00:07
Good luck resetting your password. The app freezes and logs you out. I had my password saved on my iPhone to log back in but the app says there’s no existing account. Good luck receiving a reset password email or contacting anyone for tech support.
Amazing app!!
by moist kankle on 2020/05/25 22:49
Truly an amazing app!! Well set up and perfect for any level of guitar/bass player!!
So good!
by annettelikedcats on 2020/05/25 22:37
This is the best music app ever!i love it to much and I use it all the time!😉🥴
This app!
by Tavas J on 2020/05/25 22:32
I’ve had this app for the longest time, and I don’t know what I would have done without it sometimes. To canyon trips, taking guitar on campus, or sitting down at the piano, or just a quick gig with a cover, this app has been my best friend! I basically learned how to start playing guitar here, and wouldn’t be the player I am today without the wide variety of tools this app offers. Need a tuner? They got you. Quick transpose? Yup! Even to the other users who give criticism and feedback to your own originals to the Tabs that are created. Hands down a 5 star rating. No questions asked.
New update
by M3nab3lla on 2020/05/25 21:21
What the heck?
Great app!
by 1bmfnla on 2020/05/25 20:25
I am an absolute beginner. So far so good! Very easy to understand for a beginner. Loving it so far...
Loving this
by ping pong duke on 2020/05/25 19:38
I love how every time I revisit this app it seems to have made so many improvements that keep it up with the times and make it more enjoyable to use.
Deleted years’ worth of tabs
by Scurbinfinkler on 2020/05/25 19:29
Updated the app and suddenly years’ worth of my saved tabs are completely gone
Best App I use
by jordan philly on 2020/05/25 17:07
Really easy to use, inspiring performances, and all around helps me keep playing
Great :)
by saki69 on 2020/05/25 17:01
I love this app!
Great App
by SoCalFear on 2020/05/25 16:49
Ultimate Guitar has been the go to for over a decade, and the app is fantastic. Anyone who complains about anything can do what I did as a kid and get a guitar world subscription then you only get 3 to 5 songs a month...half of which you probably will not like!
Great!
by CairBear22 on 2020/05/25 15:24
This is pretty much the only place I can keep all of my tabs in one place, so I really like it! Sometimes it glitches out quite a bit, but it’s not all that bad. The tabs are really easy to read and everything is pretty nice.
Consistently good
by Relmason on 2020/05/25 13:33
This is in my opinion the best website for finding songs, chords and lyrics to many, many tunes. I use it all the time.
Beginner Class?
by SelfsufficientAmerica on 2020/05/25 05:25
I’m a total beginner. Never real strummed strings. I feel like I need a dummy class. Is there any advice you can give a determined rocker?
For guitarists only.
by OttoNeely on 2020/05/25 01:50
No real support for ukulele players. Very misleading write up on the Apple AppStore.
Need membership
by Imwpatsfan09 on 2020/05/25 00:12
App is worthless unless you buy a membership
Why do I need premium for basic features I get on sites like Big Bass Tabs?
by Some other bassist on 2020/05/24 23:48
The app isn’t the worst, in fact it’s very well functioning and has a decent range of tabs, but oh my god, I should not have to pay to use basic functions such as auto scroll to play both into flame by Metallica on my bass when I could just go online and do it anyway on a different site. And stop asking if I want to use premium, because it makes people less and less likely to pay for it if it pops up when you do anything u less you’re paying them. Please stop with the constant premium pop up, and make it so I can use basic functions like auto scroll with paying.
Best App
by Smseventeen on 2020/05/24 23:32
Love this app so much!
It’s honestly great app
by olu413 on 2020/05/24 22:00
Thank you, it has most songs. I was surprised to see foreign songs from Nigerian/French singer too.
Nothing Could Be Better
by 2G1NG3R4U on 2020/05/24 21:02
It’s so wonderful that this app can bring the whole guitar/ukulele community together to tap into their musical talent and make music that others can use. I especially love how you can get a month of premium by using your talents to make tabs/chords for others to use. I wouldn’t be anywhere without this app.
free no better than online
by mimimamomo on 2020/05/24 18:08
The free version doesn’t really add anything you couldn’t do in browser. In fact it’s worse because now you’re bombarded with full screen movie ads and it keeps trying to trick you into subscribing. I get that freemium is how y’all rope ppl into paying but as someone who actually has to keep track of my expenses I’d rather just see the price upfront and have y’all be honest that it’s better to just do a trial, then plan on spending however much it costs if I want a good app. Especially since the content is all user sourced (and often riddled with errors, poorly chosen voicings, and crucial info/lyrics/chords missing), offering freemium seems like a lame business model for this service. At a certain point i’m better off just sounding things out and getting better at my instrument that way. I’m sure the premium version is awesome; this is just my impression based on the free version. I am experiencing srs app/ad fatigue.
Absolutely wonderful app
by MrMattBarr on 2020/05/24 16:34
If they didn’t ask for a review every time it started up I wouldn’t have downgraded from 5 stars to 4 stars.
The song book of my dreams, got me back into guitar.
by Dan Finlay on 2020/05/24 16:23
Seriously. Search songs, simplify, transpose, auto scroll, add edits, save to my songs, it’s not only good for a skilled guitarist, this was the perfect tool for me to gradually cultivate my love for playing guitar again, which has been so good for my stress levels this last year, and were becoming a real issue. I rave about it whenever I talk to basically any musician. They have been pushing this shots feature a little too hard, though, to the point where it sometimes blocks the tab. That’s not great, but it doesn’t ruin the app.
Great App
by dixiegirl31 on 2020/05/24 14:31
The first place I look for guitar chords. Thank you!
I tried other music apps. THIS is the best.
by 3sons3dogs on 2020/05/24 12:13
I play for Hours every day. 🎹🎤🎶
Thoughts
by buzzin.exe on 2020/05/24 04:49
Let the music flow your focus
Ukelele chords
by Chow 2x on 2020/05/24 03:19
Thanks for all the people here who submitted ukelele chords 🥰you’re the best
This has helped advance my Ukulele playing.
by AM KatieDid on 2020/05/24 02:10
Uke chords are very helpful. Not every song I look for but most of what I search for. The transpose and simplify buttons are great to play with as well as the adjustable auto scroll.
Lots of options
by Wishicoulduseit on 2020/05/24 02:04
I like that there are options with fewer chords for newer player but also options as you improve. Like that there are many songs to choose from and that you can keep them all in one place. Would be nice when the lyrics are scrolling if the fingerings could stay at the top. Or if I could have the option to have the chord fingerings appear over the lyrics with the note name. I have a poor memory for new chords so I have to start and stop a lot. Other than my bad memory, love the app so far! Thx so much!
Greatness
by larrydep on 2020/05/24 01:57
Love this app!
I would add one thing💖
by Evil Vsco Girl on 2020/05/23 23:04
This app is great for beginners and pros. I love playing all sorts of songs and challenging myself with harder ones. The only thing I would add is to learn how to play a song with more than one instrument. For example, I play ukulele and guitar. And since I chose ukulele as my main instrument, I can only learn songs on my uke. I consider myself a good, almost pro ukulele player, and I want to get better at guitar. I want to be able to challenge myself with more instruments (since I want to start playing bass guitar). But overall, I HIGHLY recommend this app to any instrument player who is looking for an easy way to learn songs. A great 5 star app😁
Great support, social aspect
by Bwr630 on 2020/05/23 22:16
I love how they keep continuously improving this app and everything it offers, yet it still has that classic GuitarTabs feel. The developers never stray too far away from core purpose of the app, but they allow the forums to evolve with the times and connect musicians
Love this app but it won’t open now
by pascalpp on 2020/05/23 21:00
When I open the app it immediately closes and says “This app is no longer shared with you.” even though I purchased it myself. Can’t find any other apps on my phone doing this. Any idea what’s going on?
Useless
by NickL43 on 2020/05/23 18:59
Doesn’t seem that the app filters tabs for bass guitar, why even ask me what guitar I play for you to just suggest songs on a six string? Seems as though I’ve wasted my time and money on an app that gives the impression of being developed for multiple types of guitar but in reality provides nothing more for me than a simple google search, as all the lessons and suggested tabs are tailored to 6-string electric and acoustic guitars.
Great App but one thing I’m sure we’d all love to see
by drummer4gsus on 2020/05/23 18:44
I love this app and I use it daily. I highly suggest spending the small amount to get pro. You can now publish tabs on the app which is super awesome. However, one thing that I’m sure would make this aspect even better is if you could make personal tabs. Like ones that don’t have to be published or even public. Just a place where you can record original music you have made. Not a lot of apps have this or even have it in a very user-friendly way. Again, love the app, will recommend it as an essential but this one part would be absolutely awesome to have!
Ukulele
by virgodiamond64 on 2020/05/23 18:30
of all the apps i’ve tried this is definitely the best & the pro version is so worth it. i wish they catered more to uke players but most apps don’t.
Great App!!!!
by Bill2666677 on 2020/05/23 17:59
I have found every song I have wanted and the tabs are accurate enough for me. Watching the performances is fun too. I love my wife also.
Trouble shooting
by justplayn guitar on 2020/05/23 17:17
I’m having trouble going on my link. It says it is no longer sharing with me and to buy off of the App Store but I already have. Now I cannot get on or buy it.
Ultimate Motivator
by Farmer winky on 2020/05/23 17:17
After nearly two-decades UG has provided the spark I needed to get back into my 1st hobby/love- guitar..!! Until I subscribed to UG my gear had been used as a storage table, coat hangers and even a foot stool.... I would occasionally dust off my Strat or Ovation and play a few days, but quickly lose interest because I was not nearly the player I once was....frustration, lack of coordination, soft fingers, aching forearm were all physical challenges.... Yet, the biggest challenge was mental. How could I maintain level of interest to truly rebuild my guitar enabling body, mind and spirit.!?!? THANKS TO ULTIMATE GUITAR I’m back to playing on a f/t basis and at 53yrs old a better player then I ever imagined I could be..!!! I learn (relearn) a new song, watch videos of beginners, and read insightful info every single day on UG..! Thanks to UG my guitar collection IS now doubled and my gear updated.... I feel and play everyday like the “pre-teen” I was 40years ago.... although I know I will never be a rock star or professional musician, UG has helped reignite my passion and love for AXE and everything music.!🎸🎼!
Most of the app is behind a paywall
by Unknown14798 on 2020/05/23 16:59
I have been using this app for a while and learned many song from this app. However, if you want to autoscroll through the tabs or use a pro tab, you have to pay for a premium membership. I just wanna learn some songs for free and not have to pay to get the good stuff.
Just do it
by Linzabel on 2020/05/23 16:54
Such a good investment. I bought the life package a while back and I’m so grateful.
Stop demanding people to say thanks. Cut the Arrogance.
by marco lino on 2020/05/23 16:23
Stop demanding people to say thanks. Arrogance.
Essential.
by Les I. Paulbenez on 2020/05/23 16:16
The easiest way to learn songs on guitar for any skill level.
Wow..HMFW!
by blbh on 2020/05/23 14:00
It is Unbelievable to me that this app is so great for such little money! I would pay the yearly price on a monthly basis and would still say it’s a great deal
I use this everyday. It’s the best app on my iPhone.
by Big Daddy-V on 2020/05/23 12:27
Great app. I play ukulele and almost always has a ukulele version for every song. Great app.
You listened
by tripper172 on 2020/05/23 03:01
But it took you long enough. It apparently you listened to people like me and delivered exactly what we wanted. I haven’t even tried any of it yet so I’ll be brief. Good job, apparently. Can’t wait it try it. Thanks.
Great app, I recommend but...
by Geometry dash3000 on 2020/03/17 00:23
I love this app. I’ve learned so much about guitar and enjoy learning how to play songs I love on the guitar. I bought the premium version on last (cyber Monday I believe) and it was worth it. More access to better tabs and also autoscoll which is great. But the one thing that always gets on my nerves is that I can’t remember a time that I’ve had this app (for almost two years now) that it hasn’t had A LOT of annoying bugs. Sometimes tabs take forever to load, other times just everything is slow. And currently, there’s no way for me to record something and retake it (go back) if I don’t want to publish it or save it to my library so I just have to exit the app altogether and wait for everything to reload to get back to the tabs I was using. Overall I would recommend it because despite the long waits for the tabs and such, its a great app to teach yourself guitar with. However, I would just ask that the developers spend less time reviewing the videos people post (there’s little need for these videos to be reviewed for inappropriate content, I’ve watched plenty of other people’s videos and I’ve never seen anything inappropriate there before, just make sure there’s a clear way to report someone if it’s necessary) and spend more time fixing the countless bugs and wait time for the tabs, it would be greatly appreciated, thank you!
They took everything I paid for away
by Drwho0204 on 2018/02/01 12:56
About six months ago maybe longer I bought the premium package deal thing. I mainly used it for the interactive tabs. Loved all the new features. I don’t know if this is a bug or something y’all planned but everything I paid for is not available anymore. It says that I need to upgrade to the full version. I already own it and I’m not paying for it again. I don’t know if you thought you could take it away and give it back after I payed for it again, but I’m not buying it agains. I truly hope this is a bug because I loved the app, but after this I don’t think anyone should it if they are going to steal your money Alright disregard my last post. During the full version deal there was a timer. It wouldn’t let me use any of the features I purchased. The full version deal would show up every time I tried to do anything that required the full version. After the timer went away it still wouldn’t let me access it. I waited a day to see if anything would happen. Nothing happened. I deleted the app and reinstalled it. It now lets me use everything that I bought. I am so thankful this was bug because I loved the app. Other than an actual guitar tutor this is the best place to learn. I would highly recommend the full version as it is very useful.
One sweet app
by carriosity on 2018/06/28 13:57
I grew up in a family where making music was an everyday occurrence. My dad played guitar and banjo. I started playing rhythm guitar when I was about 13. But then life happened and when I was about 29 years old, I lost my guitar in a divorce and haven’t had one since. (Warning...don’t get into a bad marriage with a musician). That was more than 20 years ago. Just bought an Epiphone acoustic and I’m shocked at how quickly muscle memory and strumming patterns are coming back. Except my old lady brain can’t automatically find the right chords for songs the way it used to. This app has seriously helped with this issue. So far, I have not thought of one song that I want to play that this app doesn’t include. Add to that, the ability to listen to new songs, and play along if you want, right in the app...that’s just awesome. I can’t read tabs but I may learn since that’s included as well. Anyway, thanks to the developers for this unusually helpful and functional product. Thanks to Ultimate Guitar, my husband, who is a drummer and has never picked up a guitar before, is now learning as well. 👍🏼
Not what I thought I was paying for.
by Roguepandabear on 2019/08/27 08:38
I rarely ever write reviews on apps but this one made the acceptation. I’ve been using ultimate guitar on my laptop for years for free. I saw the app and it cost money but I thought it would be worth it to have it on my iPad, little did I know the charges didn’t stop there. Most of the content is only accessible if you pay for the monthly pro membership. If you don’t have the membership you can’t use the transpose function, every time you open a cord chart up you’ll have an advertisement pop up that you can’t close for at least thirty seconds and I’d say half of the content isn’t available unless you pay for the pro subscription. I’m really disappointed with their app and the fact that I payed for the app in the first place only to find out it’s set up like a free trial app that you have to pay that monthly subscription to have full use of it and to get rid of annoying advertisements. It’s probably all written out in the fine print what is available and I (like 99% of people) didn’t take the time to read the terms & conditions. I wouldn’t recommend this app to a friend, the website is still free but now covered in advertisements in the middle of the songs if you’re not a pro subscriber. Ultimate guitar used to be an amazing place for people to learn songs.
Love this app! But there is one problem...
by D cytfth on 2019/12/27 02:41
When I first started playing guitar, I was over the moon when I found this app! This app has helped me to learn so many chords and songs on my guitar but I have one problem with it. Whenever I want to play a song for a friend or a family member, I constantly have to pause in the middle of the song to scroll down so I can see the next part of the song. There is an autoscroll setting, but it’s only for premium users😕. This has become a problem for me because autoscroll -to me- seems like an essential requirement to play through a whole song for other people without having to memorize every single chord and when the chords come in, PLUS the lyrics! I think it’s good that there is a premium purchase because some of the premium stuff is VERY high quality. But autoscroll? I think that it should be available to all users so everyone can play the songs that they want and not have to stop the song every 10 seconds to scroll. That’s just my opinion, but it’s an opinion I feel very strongly about. Otherwise, this app is amazing for both beginners and experts!♥️♥️
Honest review
by DoM_76 on 2019/10/25 01:21
So let’s start of with the good things and then move on I like how this is unique considering the fact that there isn’t anything quite like it it has thousands of useful tabs all amazing to play and many ways to teach you how to play songs it’s truly amazing however not every tab is accessible because of how you have to pay to use certain features like chords and a tuner however there is many free tuners and places where u can find chords so I find this odd another thing is that I think that they should remove what you have to pay for and make it free but because I know you want money u can push the adds be different more different then you already are how about try things like amps and pedals or a tuner for guitars with more then 6 strings or just tubers for more stringed instruments the possibilities are endless I am sure you don’t need a unintelligent 12 year old to tell you to get money people care about the quality not about how much time they spend watching ads Spend a day of two just to look at different apps find the problems with them and make ur own
Revised Review - much better on second look
by AttendeeX on 2018/12/31 04:11
I struggled with my first try of the app at the free membership level (see old review below - probably was trying to use a "Pro" tab while at free membership tier). Given the overwhelming positive reviews I switched to the web version, thinking "it can't be this bad - has to be me". It was me. I had such better luck with the web version that I upgraded my subscription for use on the laptop. Now, with a little familiarity, life is way better in the app too. Plenty of novice-level tabs available. I'm using favorites, playlists, requesting new tabs from the community and authoring my own. Ultimate Guitar is my daily practice partner. Wouldn't want to live without it. Already well worth the annual subscription and will get more value as my playing improves. [OLD REVIEW]Sorry, unusable here. Every time I click on the song I want to see I get the video ad to upgrade to pro. Dismiss the ad and I'm back in the main menu. I can't tell that this is anything but spam. Not enticing me to upgrade.[/OLD REVIEW]
Lying to make a few bucks off of me
by Meeklekinz on 2018/09/19 18:05
I have been a devout user of Ultimate Guitar since probably 2008. I have always appreciated them as they always have always been a dependable source for me. Even when they finally created a smartphone app. I was all on board to pay for it. Recently, I decided to try out the pro side of things. I liked the features, but I have to admit, I hit a pretty rough spot financially, so I needed to cut back on a lot of small things. Like a monthly $7.99 charge. Well, after I couldn’t figure out how to cancel (users fault, I admit) I contacted UG and asked them to help cancel my subscription. They swore up and down that it was apples subscription and I needed to take it up with them. So I tried to figure it out to no avail. A month went by and I admittedly forgot because a lot went on. Another charge. So I contacted UG. Same response swearing up and down it isn’t them. So I contact apple and they point out that it is UG making the charges. I finally figure out how and where to manage my subscription and cancel it. I know I am at fault for being an idiot and not knowing how to cancel it myself. But why in the world would you guys not just help me out?? Screw you and I hope that extra cash you got from me makes all the difference in your lives.
Need much improvement.
by MisterCap88 on 2017/12/10 23:30
Many of the tabs I have used have been fairly decent. But many of them absolutely terrible. When you use the interactive tab, most of the music that goes along with the tabs aren’t matched with the tabs themselves. So the tabs being played on the interactive fretboard, aren’t going along with the music making it very difficult to play along or learn. There’s is also the brain and chromatic tuner problem. When using the brain tuner, I need to reset the app each time because it won’t make any sound for me to hear. With the chromatic tuner, I can play an E and it’s trying to tune a G. The tuner cannot pick up the string I’m trying to tune. Which isn’t a huge deal, it is a tuner on a phone. Lastly, I spent about $15 on this app with upgrades and I have nothing. Not sure what my money went towards, but the app keeps asking me to pay to get new features that I was under the impression I already had. When purchasing, it said I had all features, so still very confused. But what I have learned from this app has been good, lots of great tabs to choose from, just wish it functioned better, and wish I got my money’s worth.
My favorite guitar site!
by roadapple_gl on 2018/10/02 02:24
Thanks for this. I use this app more than any other. I can learn chord progressions, lyrics and most anything that I need for playing out, playing new songs in worship service, or just for fun. I invested in a pro account a few years ago and I highly recommend it! You can learn how to play a song in the same key as the original recording, or in a simpler progression to match your skill level; or to a key that is easier to sing with. There are a ton of great songs on this site, in just about every genre you can think of... for acoustic guitar, electric guitar, bass (electric and acoustic), piano, violin and even ukulele! Most people making comments on this site are trying to be helpful, although there are always some that are quick to criticize, but offer no correction or suggestions; but unfortunately, you will find that on just about any site on the net. Give the Ultimate Guitar app a fair try, and I am sure you will find something useful to help you get to your next evolution of your guitar journey.
Was once a great app, not anymore
by SarahIsABaker on 2018/03/01 05:25
I’ve been using this app for years, and loved it. I paid for the app when it was a flat fee, and once they started adding more features I paid for those too. I used to use it all the time to learn new tabs. It used to be a 5 star app, that I recommended to anyone who plays the guitar or ukulele. With this new update, it’s useless. Constantly crashes, seems to have a mind of its own opening and closing tabs, speeding up and down when auto scrolling (going from .5 speed to 1.5 for example, on its own half way through a song) This is extremely frustrating when you’re trying to learn a new song, especially when you’ve paid for the service. I’ve sent two emails to the developers via the app, and never heard back, which is why I’m finally posting a review, since it appears they don’t care. I have the iPhone X, so it shouldn’t be an issue of compatibility. The update seemed great at first until I discovered all the problems. It seems like they were too focused on getting the update live, and ignored the fact it obviously wasn’t ready. I kept hoping they would fix it, but I tried using it again just a couple minutes ago before writing a review and it’s still has all these issues.
Crashes occasionally, but still provides a great service
by TheFlyingM on 2019/04/23 22:09
Haven’t purchased a pro membership, but the free tabs they offer are great. Definitely my go-to source for guitar tab, and the app makes browsing on mobile much easier than in a web browser (though I gotta admit the way the website pushes you to download the app is pretty annoying). Occasionally the app freezes unexpectedly when looking at tabs. Only way I’ve been able to fix it is by killing the app and restarting, and even then I have to wait 5-10 seconds on restart before it reloads to the home page. Then have to find the tab I was on again, which sometimes isn’t the easiest if you’re like me and browse a lot of different tabs for the same song: then your search history is filled with links to every individual tab that you’ve viewed for that song. Ended up just signing in to my account so I could favorite tabs. It’s still pretty annoying to have the app crash in the middle of practicing though.
The Best
by hellohellohello1209 on 2018/05/09 15:32
Been using this site for my tab needs ever since I started playing. And saying that it has been an awesome experience would be an understatement. There are new tabs being posted constantly. There are almost always multiple renditions of the same song depending on your difficulty level (which really helped me progress). And such a personal company that I was able to send in a suggestion to improve the site, and within a few weeks the new feature was added. Whenever I go to any other tab platform, I end up feeling discouraged by the lack of interactivity and personalization ultimate guitar provides, especially if you spend the couple bucks for tab pro. Then wait around for Black Friday and pick up a lifetime subscription for like 60 bucks. The community is also an awesome point that must be touched on. All constructive feed back. And whenever you feel a tab is a little off, you can go to the feedback and usually someone has already posted the solution.
Greatest thing since sliced bread...
by Tex B on 2018/07/23 00:46
I started playing the ukulele about eight months ago. I was pretty well organized I had set up files for each song and put the research that I was able to find off the Internet into each of the file folders set up for each of the songs. It’s a lot of work. With this app you have everything you want in one place. Somebody has already done the research for you and has found the tabs, solos, the actual song itself and then the lyrics. This is the only app and in fact it’s the only place that you can find all of these needed tools in one place. I spent a lot of time consuming hours finding this same information and putting it together myself. You don’t need to do that or do what I did because all you need is this app. So going forward now when I learned a new song I don’t have to spend half the time researching and locate in the information. With this app I can now just identify the song and start playing. Thank you.
Hello from Tennessee
by brianjames8282 on 2019/02/19 01:37
I am a 36 year old bass musician who plays at local bars and in my at home studio. I love that I can look up almost any song in your search bar and have the tablature right in front of me. Not only for the bass, but I can get tabs for lead and rhythm guitar, mandolin or any other instrument that was used to record that particular song. The reason I gave the app 4 stars instead of 5 is because of the accuracy of some of the tabs. I know that most of them were written by users and are the users interpretations of the song. Also several versions are usually available but sometimes the tabs are so far away from what was actually written by the artist that it could be a completely different song altogether. It just seems like there should be some kind of proof reading/editing. At least for the tabs that have such a large difference from what the original artist wrote. Other than that I love the app! It has helped me learn songs for years. Keep up the good work and please take my criticism as constructive. Thanks.
Disappointed
by maria_gomez on 2018/09/22 22:46
I really enjoy guitar tabs. It makes it very easy to learn tabs and learn new songs. Guitar Tabs has been a really helpful tool while learning how to play guitar. There is one flaw though, a few months ago, I did a free trial for I believe 30 days. When it was done I deleted my pro account, but weeks later I found it was still saying I had a pro account. I checked my credit card to see if it was still charging me, and yes it was. I went to account settings to delete it, but there was no way to delete the account. I looked up how and it seemed impossible to get off my pro account. Sadly, I decided the only way to get off pro was to delete my account. I was very sad to do this because I thoroughly enjoyed using this app, but there seemed no other way around it. When I went to delete my account I found there was also no way to delete my account. I looked up how, but as before, it seemed impossible. I couldn’t just delete my account, I would still be paying for the account. Today still, I don’t know what to do. I would suggest you don’t get this app because they literally make it impossible to get rid of it.
Long time paying customer conned by ultimate guitar
by ripped off by ultimate guitar on 2019/03/07 13:56
I bought this app probably about 8 years ago when it cost 5 or 6 bucks. Pretty expensive for an app back then. Anyway you didn’t need to login to an account, and there were a few more free features included like free chord charts. Anyway, somewhere along the line they decided to make the app free and then charge you like 8 bucks a month for all the features that used to come when you just bought the app, and since I had not created an account I got completely screwed out of the money I paid for the app and now can’t even use the features I used to have access to. When I tried to email customer service about this to try and get my features back they were not helpful at all! They essentially called me a liar by trying to poke holes in my story and never once tried to right THEIR wrong. Never left a review for anything on line, but I have also never been this furious about the way I have been treated. I feel like trying to get someone to pay for the same thing twice is the definition of a con. Can not believe ultimate guitar, shame on them, I will find a different tab website to use. Would rate zero stars if I could.
Updated. Wish we could change print font
by Qwertyasdfghzxcvbn4 on 2020/04/03 17:41
I’m on a free trial. MAIN GRIPE. When I go to print I cannot change the font size. I have to copy and paste (you can do this from the pro version print screen) to notepad in order to change the printing font size. The entire reason I tried the pro was to be able to print, which it does.... but it’s incredibly small and doesnt allow you to adjust anything. Half of a verse or chorus will be on page one and then you’ll end up with just a couple lines on page 2. I will probably cancel before I get charged for the year. Of there was printing font adjustments I would absolutely be a long time customer. If your only going to use an iPad it’s a useful app. OLD NOTES PROBLEM HAS BEEN FIXED. I have an iPad Pro. The app doesn’t work. I try to search for a song. Song shows up. Click on it and nothing happens. I try to go back, app is frozen and I have to force close. I’m on version 13.3.1 I’ll have to stick to he website. Make sure it works before you buy it!
One stop shop for all you needs!
by WorldsTallestRedhead on 2017/12/16 01:35
Yes, it is not all inclusive if every single aspect of the music industry, but expecting that of anything in any culture or app is ridiculous. What it DOES have is a huge selection, with input from common folk like myself up to the big wig professionals and bands we all idolize and adore. I have been able to teach myself so much that I never knew was out there, on multiple instruments, thanks to this app. I first discovered it several years ago when it was just a website, and now as they features are added to this app and are continuously improved upon, I continue to find new information and aspects that push me and drive me to learn. My band I am in that is trying to make it big has been able to use this as an amazing resource as well. They are also fantastic at responding to customers and their reviews, and making sure that everyone has the best experience possible. Thank you Ultimate-Guitar!
Great Support
by Dustin Reliford on 2017/11/08 18:21
This app (The paid version) is extremely amazing with everything that it does. I've only been playing guitar for about two weeks now, but I've already gotten quite a few chords down and transitioning as well as strumming pattern. I've yet to search for a song too and not be able to find it! Aside from that, the favorites are really awesome too. I'm able to pretty much recalibrate the song by editing lyrics or chords, allowing me to edit it to my own liking and allowing me to practice something that's more my level. Pretty much able to clean songs that have a great message but maybe a couple of cuss words, you know? Or implement the placement of a chord/strumming order etc in a place that it isn't written at. Anyways, I'm pretty much ranting now XD I just highly recommend getting this app if you really want to be able to learn guitar or honestly even some other instruments such as ukelele or maybe even piano, etc.
Great App, Very Useful!
by Noot40 on 2019/05/07 02:17
This is a fantastic app and a MUST for any guitar player, new to the instrument or professional. I really love the fact that they include chords for other instruments for songs as well(guitar, bass, ukelele, etc.). This app is definitely a very efficient way of finding chords and words to your favorite songs and learning how to play them. If I could suggest one thing to the developers, it would be that there was an option where you could choose a certain genre of music and be provided a list of songs with varying difficulty in that genre. At times, I’ve wanted to play different songs than the ones I had in My Tabs but I wasn’t exactly sure what to play. As nice as the preset playlists are within the app, many of them don’t apply to my personal interests or provide enough options for songs. This feature would definitely make this app shine more than it already is! Well done and keep doing what you do best!
Few bugs but great overall
by LTDplayer on 2018/04/13 14:58
I’ve been using this app for about 3 years. I’m a self-taught guitarist so using this app really makes learning songs easy and quick to learn. As for those of you who want to learn guitar, this app will be your best friend in learning any songs you’re heart desires, just not every song is available FYI. A down side I had is the price. Yes, you have to pay for the app which I thought that was it but once purchased you also have to purchase the “PRO” edition in the app. Yes it was a bummer but I didn’t mind paying extra for the PRO. As for the new version they come out with, its great, excellent design for the platform but, and I say this because most users also have this issue, it’s become very problematic. What I say by this is that I’ve had the issue with the app freezing and lagging either on the search or on the tabs which became quite annoying having to refresh the app constantly. Overall, it is an excellent app just, it just need better maintenance.
Practically Perfect Except For One Thing
by Big mama45 on 2019/06/16 00:04
I had recently found an old ukulele in my room and wanted to stay playing. I downloaded the app after seeing a few ads and really enjoyed it. Their collection of songs is extraordinary and I learned many new songs. I never purchased premium, because I’m not that serious of a player, and the app was still great without having yo pay. When opening new tabs, an ad will open up, no problem I just wait until I can click out of it. Recently however, the ad, even after a an x appears in the corner and I’ve clicked it several times, still remains. I get stuck on that screen, but my phone itself is fine. When I close the app and restart it, this problem still occurs. Eventually it resolves itself. This has happened a few times in the past month or so, but I would not let it prevent you from downloading the app. Altogether, it is well done and useful.
🎸Best🎸Thing🎸Ever🎸
by Raphae949 on 2019/07/04 13:14
Ok, look. I know some might be thinking, “What about Netflix?” Yeah ... no. Guitar tabs has all the features that a learning guitarist needs (I mean it is impossible for a guitarist to know everything, so you’re always learning!). From Tuners, to Metronomes, the app has your back. I originally signed up about 1 year and a half ago, and have been playing for almost 4 years. The moment I signed up for the pro subscription, my learning rate soared. My teacher and I were going through songs by the week, whereas before it would take about 3 weeks to learn it all. For any guitarist, whether you’re new to it, or a hard veteran, this app is for you! Bringing you songs from all the current artists, and even older artists like some good old ‘80s rock, meaning Queen, Metallic, etc. Anyways, Guitar Tabs is a true lifesaver (hence the 5 stars). What are you waiting for, stop reading this 12 year old’s review, and get the app already!!!!!
Great. I spend most of my free time with this app
by Lanceg02 on 2019/07/01 19:25
I found this app while searching for guitar tabs on safari. My first impression of this app was bad because after downloading the app and opening it from safari it looked like the tab i wanted to play was premium only. I tried another tab and it said the same. I deleted the app but after a few weeks i went back to the internet to look for more tabs for songs i love and re-downloaded the app. I saw the same thing from the first time but decided to try it out. Once i figured out how to work the app i fell in love with it. I now use this app whenever i get bored or want to play the guitar which is most of the time since schools let out for summer and i stay at home all day. Thank you so much for this app and if i had the money i would buy premium just to support the creators of this app. Keep working on this app to keep it up to date and make it even better!!
Guitar help you seek= this app helps
by ASKandrew14 on 2019/05/31 15:06
I love that I can learn new songs every day and learn them better and more efficient. All the cool gadgets you have like time, tempo, metronome, and other awesome things just make me love the app more. Totally worth paying for. I had been playing guitar for a while but I wanted more challenges, and now I have them. Learning by ear does not to justice to the complex rhythms and things that show up in tabs! Thank you guys so much for giving me this opportunity to improve my skills! I guess it must have been quite difficult to dissect so many songs and I thank you!!! Great app for any level guitar player! I am a little confused though. I’ve heard a lot about this app being free, yet I did have to pay. I think it’s totally worth it and I got a great deal, but I don’t know exactly what I bought now that I’ve heard a lot of responses about this being free. But a great app and I appreciate the effort this took to make.
Awesome!!!
by DBarnhoff on 2017/11/14 23:00
I've been using this app for around three years now and I still utilize it daily! When I decided to actually start taking guitar playing seriously, with the goal of being able to play and sing songs from start to finish, I knew I'd need a good reference guide for song chords. I tried a couple free apps first before I bought the full version... wasted time. For around twelve bucks, since I wanted all the options at the time, I have a great tool to practice with. Being able to have the lyrics and chords scrolling as the song plays has been so helpful. I went from learning chord shapes to playing and singing confidently on stage with my band. I was just a singer at first... now I'm center stage playing and singing so many of my favorites. Either at home with friends and family or on stage for strangers, I can now fully enjoy sharing music with others and feel like I wrote the songs myself. Thanks for this app!
You are not ‘too busy’ to pick up your guitar!
by jtlbell on 2019/12/10 06:40
As someone who used to go to the music store with a pocket full of change to buy sheet music when I first learned to play, this is really technology at its finest. I’m having so much fun. This afternoon, I totally wasted $15 on a burrito and beer that made me feel terrible but the $15 I just spent renewing my pro account made me feel so happy. I like the camaraderie of other musicians posting their covers as well. It provides good inspiration to not make excuses and sit down for at least 30 min a day. Given the number of years I’ve had a guitar in my room, I should have my 10,000 hours in already if I didn’t use life as an excuse to avoid pursuing my passion. Since my phone is always in my pocket anyways, I just find a new song to play and tap it out for when I get home, which I find to be a significantly better use of my time than scroll through news sites or social media.
Love us still the answer
by Kat jack on 2020/03/28 20:54
Hello, my name is Kathe. I am 66 years old, retired and live in Oklahoma City, OK. Just found this song and keep listening to it over and over. I play the guitar but not that well anymore. I have played since I was about 15 years old...no lessons, just taught myself. This quarantine is hard because my son and his wife live in Montgomery, New York and my daughter and her husband and my two grandsons live here, but are under very strict quarantine due to her auto-immune status. So we see each other only on the phone. I am going to try and learn this song so I can sing it to the kids at the school where I usually substitute teach when we finally get through this quarantine! Thanks so much for sharing this song!! I have some problems with depression on a ‘good’ day so I need good songs and feelings to get me through. God bless all of you and thanks for the song, and letting me share!! Love really is the answer!
My thoughts on Ultimate Guitar app
by Tomy tony timmy on 2020/04/21 01:43
This app is f’n great. Wether you’re learning how to play guitar/bass/piano/ukulele or if you already know how to play. They have most songs you could ever want. And then so many other features to the app. You can connect with other musicians, and watch them play/sing or post vids of yourself. Ultimate Guitar also seems to always be coming out with more features too. When I first saw how much the app cost I was a little wary. In the landscape of millions of apps costing like a dollar this was a bit more. The difference here is that Ultimate Guitar App is worth it. Not just another one of those countless crappy dollar apps. I use this app daily. The app developers seem like they want to give their members the best app that they can. Oh, and if there is anything that you would like to see in the app that isn’t there they have a way that you can contact them and make suggestions for that.
Great app but some issues
by E Bathurst on 2018/10/07 19:02
Good stuff: I’m a thirteen year old boy, and I really enjoy music. I got my guitar in second grade but lost interest. In the past couple of months, I’ve learned that I really like how the guitar sounds, so I researched guitar apps. After heavy research, my parents ad I decided that this was the app to get. I’ve had the app for about a month, and l’m really enjoying the app. I’ve tried playing stuff from Beck to AC/DC. Bad stuff: App is confusing to navigate when you open it for the first time. Also, it is not said in the description that there is a subscription payment, which upset me, but I was able to pay it. But the thing that Aggravates me most is the fact that after playing too many songs, the app sends an error message saying I can’t play anymore “official” tabs. This forces me to put down my guitar for x amount of time until I can jam again and learn more songs. Overall, It’s a great app for veteran players, as well as beginners like me.
A great tool to improve playing, ear, and sight reading
by Doctor Parsnips on 2018/10/05 17:29
I’ve been a long time bassist, and I still need help figuring out bass lines and chord progressions. This app is a god-send. I love that I can look at a tab for quick reference when I’m jamming or at a gig, or I can spend time with an official or interactive tab to really nail a part or learn a line I haven’t been able to figure out on my own. Playing along with the official tabs has improved my sight reading; having the track there as an audio reference if I get lost is awesome, and the ability to slow down the tempo to really nail groove, fingering, and more length is extremely helpful. I feel that my playing has improved dramatically after spending time with these tabs, more so than it has with actual lessons or music books. I say this is a must for musicians of all skill levels, from amateurs to gigging musicians looking to perfect their parts.
Suggestion
by Gitar Carly on 2018/08/08 19:58
I love this app so much! The unlimited is worth every penny! I use it for acoustic gigs and when songs need to be learned on the fly, and it’s incredible. If I could add any features it would be a filing system for multiple set lists (so that you wouldn’t have to scroll through your entire collection, but to be able to group certain songs together for easy access) and a feature that would allow you to mark up/paint on the music for side notes, vocal cues, etc. I’ve played with people who leave notes out or want me to only sing certain backups and I have to try and remember on the spot 😂 if there was a markup/paint feature I could just scribble on the music, and get it done with no worries. But even still, UG has CHANGED THE GAME! GET IT! You won’t regret it! Every guitar player needs this, you’ll save so much time when you’re in a bind to learn a lot at the last minute. 🤘🏻
LOVE THIS APP 🔥🔥
by Ripp3drick on 2018/05/23 16:58
Never fails me when I need a quick resource to find the chords/lyrics to just about any song. On a real level, this is like my pocket gig trick. I play gigs and bonfires nearly every weekend and take requests often.. this app has come in handy on more than just a few occasions. There are multiple versions for each song, which is great if you need to change the key signature to suit your vocal range. This app has a tuner that will tune for you or has the option to tune by ear. If you're unsure of how to play a chord, the app has the chord positioning within each song. You can even hear how the chord should sound by pressing play. If you want to know the strum pattern, you can listen to the chord progressions. So many dope features, it's truly an all in one app. I never write reviews on anything, but this application really deserves 5 stars. It's the Perfect sidekick for any gig- anytime, anywhere. 🤙🏼
Long time user before the app
by Urmom666witch on 2019/05/26 23:27
While I do really appreciate the access to great free guitar/bass/uke tabs, I can’t say that this service has improved in the course of the past 9+ years. I’m not looking for any fancy extra features, just here for the music and would prefer if really loud ads didn’t pop up every 10 seconds when I’m trying to learn a new song.. Hasn’t happened when I use the web version, so if that’s something that improves on the app I’ll change my review. -EDIT: I have absolutely no issues with having ads, I totally respect that it’s necessary. A simple solution could possibly be just to play the ad when I click the tab, and then let me get on with learning. My only issue is that it continues to pop up multiple times, stop the song I’m playing to and then starts playing an ad. This means I have to, not only turn my speakers down while the ad plays, I also have to go out of the app, turn the song back on and then start over, only for the ad to pop up again in 30 seconds.. Will remain hopeful for improvements.
Almost perfect
by A7xfanJDubs17 on 2018/03/23 03:19
I’ve been a long time user of the app and with the most recent update I’ve been even more impressed. A few things, personally, are holding it back for me. First, there’s a lot of lag when it come to switching between instruments in the pro tabs. It’s just not smooth at all and makes it very difficult when learning multiple parts. Second, in addition it does not indicate well what instruments play what part. Simply guitar 1, 2, 3 do not help me to know which is lead or rhythm or solo. I understand it is up to the tab creators to name the instruments, but it there a way to require indication of the positions?? Maybe it’s being too picky, but when there are 12 guitars listed in numerical order rather than position it is a pain to search for a particular one. These are really minor aggravations that over all take away very little but would add so much if included in future updates. Keep up the good work.
Great app, but...
by TheMagnificentSock on 2020/01/15 06:29
I’m happy with the functions of the app. I don’t mind ads and I don’t mind what I’ve seen other reviews “paywalls” to content via subscriptions; ads are what they are and I honestly only ever use the app for chords anyway. Auto scroll is helpful and except for one or two obscure exceptions, I’ve never had an issue with finding the song I’m looking for. 5 star app. However. Making it so you can’t access most of the Guitar Tabs website on your phone’s browser, thus pretty much forcing those of us without laptops, or at least those who prefer to use their phones, to get the app is frustrating. It’s annoying that I can’t see diagrams of chords I’m unfamiliar with, have limited access to songs, and am constantly and consistently pushed to get the app. It’s so irritating that I have actively avoided getting the app and going to the website altogether for the longest time, opting for websites that are in my opinion of lesser quality, just because I didn’t want to be bombarded with the sheer lack of accessibility the mobile website inundates you with. Like I said, I enjoy the app and give it a five star review. But I needed to make it clear that limiting a user’s experience on one platform so that you can raise traffic to another platform is one of my biggest peeves with a lot of other websites. I hope I don’t come across as angry or bitchy, I would just like to see this resolved.
Bit o’ Sweet Bitter Sweet Bit a Suite
by AmandaThePoet on 2018/07/20 14:07
This app, y’all. Out of ALL the apps I’ve had to delete in those frantic pressing moments of clearing cloud n’ device space to capture new memories, Guitar Tabs is by far the app I have consistently redownloaded shortly thereafter. SHOOT, y’all—even just the website a decade ago (in its most ancient era) imparted enough clarity, drive, and inspiration to keep my Fretty and me going. The GT App, y’all. IT’s OFF the wall, and YOU—you’ll be ON fire. Which final thought: I typically search for fairly random songs n’ artists (rarely of the now, and rarely billboard, popular, well-known, or well, known! ahAha With GT, I ALWAYS find the song & artist. FURTHERMORE, TALK about OPTIONS. Such a vast array of interpretations, styles, methods, or otherwise suggestions from which to choose. The biggest problem I have with it? TOO MANY POSSIBILITIES! Too many resources and too supportive&responsive a community. Like, GREAT. NOW what’s my excuse?! 😒🤨😅☺️😌
Thank you!!!!!
by Popsicle pants on 2018/11/23 17:22
I love music!!! I play a variety of different instruments including guitar, ukulele, piano, etc. and guitar tabs has helped me tremendously!!!! I love to sing as well and I love how easy it is to access so many songs and i love how there are different versions of the same song, so if I don’t like a certain version, I can choose a different one! And I don’t only use this app for guitar! I love the guitar, but i use this app more for piano. If you know how to play chords on piano, then this app is great for you!!! And you can also use this app for the ukulele!!! And, you don’t even have to be good! I learned most of the guitar by using this app. Before I found this app I only knew a couple chords on guitar because I didn’t really like the pressure of learning a new instrument. But guitar tabs made it fun! By letting me chose exactly what I want at the perfect level of experience is very helpful.
Great app but updates are killing its speed
by Walker2021 on 2018/06/06 19:20
Tons of songs, easy to use, and a great way to either learn or just stay dialed in. Love this app. I still think this is one of the best apps out there for learning guitar tablature and chords, however, it seems like the most recent updates have just slowed it down and made it incredibly glitchy. I remember this app used to run incredibly seamlessly, albeit having some crashing problems, but now it seems the open tabs that weren’t touched, pauses while auto scrolling, and sometimes plays videos without ever even having press the play button without any chance of making them stop without closing the app completely. In terms of information and content this app is world be on just about any other guitar learning app especially for the price but until some of these incredibly annoying problems get resolved I just can’t quite give this app a five star rating.
Best and efficient app for song chords period!
by Mahi Mo on 2019/05/02 02:44
I’ve been using this app for 3plus years now for finding chords to songs we use for worship on Sundays and its been awesome!! I love that it has different versions of a single song, it makes it easy to find what works and also the feature that lets you scroll through the lyrics at a speed that you set so you can play along through the whole song without having to touch your phone! The paid version is so worth these and any other additional features! It won’t be a stretch if I said I learned how to play songs through this app and it helped my journey in learning how to play guitar period. Not totally there yet but this has been and continues to be a huge part of my growth as a guitar player. Thankful for the community, the app and everyone involved in what it is!! Many more blessings to you all!!
Crashes all the time
by smiledirect on 2020/01/28 05:36
I use this for hours on end, every day. It’s one of the best apps I’ve ever had when it comes to music. I’ve even gotten many friends to download it. I am not kidding when I say I’m on it constantly learning new songs, whether it be on piano, uke or guitar, tabs, chords... there are tons of possibilities. Only issue I’m having is that it crashes constantly. I’ll open the app and it’ll load the home page and all the new shots, and the moment I go to open my playlist, or search for a song, it crashes. Every time, without fail. Also, when I’m scrolling it’ll not scroll, and then it’ll jump ahead or say I’ve clicked a song when I haven’t. It only started happening recently (this month) but it’s definitely inconvenient considering how often I use it, and how much I pay for it. Other than that, if these bugs are taken care of, I highly recommend it. Genuinely a great app.
Awesome
by Luke Blamer on 2019/01/03 07:51
The reason I still find myself picking up the guitar everyday is because of Ultimate Guitar it gave me a way to play me favorite songs and I fell in love with it. Their new update is genius as a way to get us to show the world the work and dedication we’ve put into this and what we have accomplished. With that being said I rate only 4 because it should be easier to find people who play the same things as you as well as be able to follow people who comment on your posts. They’re essentially trying to make stories like Snapchat and Instagram for Ultimate guitar so make it that way! Make it very easy to connect and find people make recommendations for users along with people who use the same type of tabs as you. I know this update is brand new and will improve but I would love to see this take off because it could very easily be a social media platform for musicians if Ultimate Guitar chooses to do so.
Most effective collection of music.
by Gourd1776 on 2019/05/21 08:01
I have used this app for over a year, almost two now and I use it constantly. I am self taught for almost two years as well and this App has every song I can think of and multiple versions of it transcribed by different authors, each rated by peers like me. I just upgraded to the newest ipad pro 2019 from my 2014 ipad air and noticed all my prevuous frustrations with this app have vanished. This app is definitely optimized for the newest operating system, otherwise your time will be wasted so be warned. The app includes a good tuner that has presets for fun Bob Dylan songs that need drop-D tuning for example. I would recommend this to anyone who wants an organized library of your favorite songs at your fingertips. I find myself playing more guitar because of the ease of access to the music. Excellent job.
Must have
by AnonymousTraveler on 2019/03/02 17:58
I always feel like a part of my soul dies when I pay for an app, but I'm actually really happy I got this one. I can't speak for other instruments, but it's a must for playing guitar and ukulele. I especially love that you can create a list of favorite tabs, you can listen to the original recording of the song as you play, and you can set it to automatically scroll down the page as you play so you never have to stop to find the next verse. I’m just coming back to edit this review because I left a suggestion that was actually incorporated in an update. From what I can tell, the developers are constantly listening to feedback, adding new features, and striving to do better. Definitely worth the money, and unless something drastically changes I will continue to recommend this app to any musician. It’s awesome.
6 stars
by colt4514575 on 2020/04/08 14:58
When I originally downloaded this app and bought the subscription it was a little glitchy (possibly due to my phone) it was working well enough but I became frustrated and deleted it. I received an email from the staff without provocation saying they had noticed I had cancelled the subscription. Well long story short not only did they offer me the year subscription and no charge but all the problems I had with the app have disappeared. The catalog of music and ways to play it as well as tools available is above and beyond. It’s very rare i don’t find the song I’m looking for if not at least 2-5 diff ways to play it. I use this app every single day and I strongly suggest whether your seasoned pro or just starting that you give it a try. Totally worth every penny. Thanks to the team for a six star app. Keep it up
I hope I live long enough to try the many features!
by GYYYO on 2019/03/14 01:53
Really I had no idea this app did half of what it does, and truthfully I’m not sure of all it does. I do know this. You know that rare Stones b-side you used to play in your old band and thought you were radical because it was never heard on the radio. I thought I knew it by heart but I forgot. So I’m looking on Safari (web browser) when it leads me to an app I already have; “Tabs” You’re going to get more than one way to play the song too. Whether it be chords or lead breaks, they seem to have a constantly growing monstrosity of data containing sometimes 3 and 4 ways to play that song. I bought this app a while ago but hadn’t picked up the guitar in a while. Been hanging in the background as a bass player, giving my bandmate a chance to shine on lead. The rhythm guy and he “weave” like Brian and Keith! Far be it for me to get in the way of their magic. So I’m home and decide to play some regular guitar for a change. I was trying to play “Citadel” off Satanic Majesties (ok not a b side but just as obscure) tonight, and forgot the Dsus! It was nice to find that I had this app to help me rediscover my first love. The acoustic guitar. Great app and I’ve yet to use all the features but I promise, I’ll try. Worth every penny! Fantastic job guys, thank you!
I LOVE THIS APP
by Shelby-forevermusic on 2018/09/17 22:59
So I’ve been a member on this app for 3+ years. I’ve never payed a penny for PRO as I really just wanted the simple features. The only con was without PRO I could only use the tabs on my phone and not my IPad without paying. So deal by deal went by and I was very tempted, but I never took them. I loved the app and used it all the time and decided I didn't need PRO. But one day I woke up and since I had been a loyal member for so long they gifted me PRO for FREE! After I had PRO I found out about all the amazing things that come along with it. This app is amazing and PRO is worth your money, if you play guitar often. Honestly if your on the fence just get the app use it for a while then just wait for a deal to come around. The developers are amazing and the songs are accurate. Thanks to the developers for the amazing gift! Gonna use this app forever!
Almost there....
by Jameson_82 on 2018/02/17 19:29
I love the new look, simplicity, and feel of the Ultimate Guitar app after the last update. However, I have to give it a two for functionality performance. The app freezes up and lags when scrolling through the song list on the “My Tabs” feature. Frustrating to say the least. The search function in “My Tabs” is now gone, or not easily accessible. Now when I search, after entering the “My Tabs” section, it searches the whole catalog of tabs in your database, instead of just searching through the tabs I actually have saved. I have over 400 tabs saved through that portal, and not being able to search through them, but actually have to scroll through them to find them, is a terrible flaw. To further drive that point home, as you know, there are more than one version of any given song being searched for. I have chosen the one I like and sounds best to me, so I don’t have to weed through the versions I don’t like. If the search function in “My Tabs” is gone, I have to weed through them again. It, in effect, makes the whole “My Tab” experience completely unusable with the ease it was created and intended for. Again, I love the app, and use it on a daily basis because I’m a musician, but there’s a couple things that could make it better. This is based on my experience of past versions. I’ve been using your app for quite sometime now. Thank you in advance and good luck on the changes.
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Get the world's largest catalog of guitar, bass & ukulele chords, tabs, and lyrics to learn your favorite songs! Search for any song by type, difficulty, tuning, and rating. Focus on guitar techniques or discover songs for particular moments with collections from professional guitarists. Play 16,000+ popular songs in their original sound with Tonebridge Guitar Effects. Features: • Explore guitar, bass & ukulele chords, tabs, and lyrics for more than 800,000 songs • Get offline access to favorite tabs • Switch to left-handed mode • Put together tab collections and compile your favorite tabs in playlists • Edit chords, lyrics or change tabs in other ways to fit your requirements with Personal tabs • Watch videos to refresh songs in your memory or use it as a backing track • Set the most suitable font style and size for the tab • Enjoy dark mode for a gig With Pro account: • Play songs note by note, at a pace that suits you best using interactive tabs • Jam with over 7,000 HQ tabs that include backing tracks and synchronized lyrics • Hit the right tempo with metronome • Use the built-in guitar tuner to achieve the right sound • Transpose songs to the tone that suits you • Choose the most comfortable chord variation from the world's biggest library of chords • Make a difficult song easier with the simplify function • Use autoscroll to avoid distractions during your practice • Share, print, and export the most important songs Problems or feedback? We strive for excellence, and we're always eager to improve your Tabs experience! Please do not post bug reports or feature requests as an App Store review. Let us help you in person - contact development team at support.ios@ultimate-guitar.com, and we'll do our best to meet your requests. Stay in touch: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UltimateGuitar Twitter: https://twitter.com/ultimateguitar Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ultimateguitar Subscription information: • The ultimate guitar Pro subscription gives you unlimited access to the app's premium content and features • The subscription price is $5.99/monthly, $39.99/yearly* • Payment will be charged to iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase • Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period • Account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period at the cost of the chosen package • Subscriptions may be managed, and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to your device's Account Settings after purchase • There is no way to cancel your current subscription during its active period • Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that publication, where applicable. * Price are equal to the value that "Apple's App Store Matrix" determines is the equivalent of the subscription price in $USD. You can read our privacy policy at https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/about/privacy.htm You can read our terms of service at https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/about/tos.htm
Super Cool App🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
by kyitha2020 on 2020/05/30 04:02
Best Guitar Tab and Cords Library!!! Best of the best
Trash
by ololojjbbv on 2020/05/30 01:16
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Strokes
by Queen Bunny 1 on 2020/05/29 22:45
What’s the best strokes for this song
Classical musician
by OmiMona on 2020/05/29 21:56
I sing opera....art songs too. I like to accompany myself on guitar. I found guitar chords for Scarlatti and Vivaldi here....amazing!
Tabs
by ghibkabcf on 2020/05/29 20:29
Good app, I just wish they would add strumming patterns and better music to follow along with! Also some of the videos don’t match up with the songs when playing!
Speed
by Fossek280 on 2020/05/29 19:55
I set the speed to X0.1 to practice a song I’ve really wanted to learn and now I can’t get it to speed up even when I exit out of the app, refresh or try to start a new song. Kind of upset that now that song I was really wanting to play is stuck at X0.1 speed.
Review
by coolguyguitar on 2020/05/29 19:21
I love all the songs and they sound almost exactly the same.
Love It!
by mrshadowz86 on 2020/05/29 18:45
I absolutely love having the guitar tabs app on my phone and having the pro version is so much more reliable as well! Nothing like being in mid jam sesh and having quick easy (and even saved offline) access to your tabs to songs you need or don’t know off hand! A must have for any musician in any circumstance
Please Fix the iPad Pro Layout.
by pl797307 on 2020/05/29 18:20
The accessibility bar on the iPad is covering the buttons! This app is awesome otherwise. I’ll chance my review once it’s been updated.
Inconvenient
by EvanUpshur on 2020/05/29 16:59
This app has become so troubled with adds and pop ups. I figured that if I was paying for the app that I wouldn’t have to deal with all that. It seems like every time you click on something it’s a feature that you can only use if you subscribe for $6 a month.
Fun
by ginnysmiley on 2020/05/29 16:55
Its not all ,perfect but a lot of information, and a great way to practice anytime, so much fun, thanks for putting it together .
ITS A SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM THEY DONT CARE ON TEACHING
by goodreports on 2020/05/29 13:27
If you are just looking for a place to learn guitar without any distractions this is not the place. It is rated 4 plus but should be rated 12 + not only dose this app have a social media platform but it is caught up in that. It makes it seem like there do use is not on teaching you but more of a social media platform notice that they don’t say anything about it in the description. So parents if you are looking for a totally safe guitar lesson for your kids this is not the one.
best. app. ever
by Butt faxe on 2020/05/29 02:41
I was looking for an app that would have everything i needed. to help me with my guitar and I found it! This app was easily the best purchase i’ve ever made. I love everything about it. It is easy to use, has great features, has tools to help with improvement. It also lets you share videos of you playing and track your progress. 10/10
✌🏼🙏🏼
by Dbrophy925 on 2020/05/29 01:50
Great
I had no problems with this app until now.
by b_bear143 on 2020/05/29 00:02
This app has helped me learn some of my favorite songs on the ukulele, until today. I decided to make my very first video. But when I tried to do it, it kicked me out of the app. I went back in to see that my screen was frozen. So I restarted the app and went back in, only to have it do the same thing. This app is amazing to learn songs, but don’t get it if you want to make videos on the songs that you learned.
Seddy
by seddy james on 2020/05/28 23:19
Greatest app ever!!
Great app!
by Hermes228. on 2020/05/28 22:11
I love to use this app to learn all my favorite songs on guitar. Great for learning songs and figuring out techniques.
great app!! love it!
by emdenise💗 on 2020/05/28 22:03
i love this app! i’ve had it for about two months now and it’s great! i learned to play guitar on this app, so i love it. i got my sister hung up on this app as well. we use it daily. the only thing i don’t like is that i can’t transpose songs without buying premium. where i am still a beginner, i can’t play barred chords like F and B. i try to improvise and play other versions or just not play that song but it is annoying. overall i would definitely recommend this app!! it’s great!!
Good Musical Platform Tool
by Greg L40 on 2020/05/28 20:35
I’m not a guitarist but use the chords to learn the piano part as a guide to help me learn the song faster, than I add color into the music. But a wonderful musical platform. I hope they can add more Black Gospel style music into this platform.
App crashes
by umdev on 2020/05/28 18:41
App works about half the time. I have a Pro subscription and the app crashes on most of the Pro tabs when I use my iPad.
Sandles on my feet
by malibujohnny1 on 2020/05/28 17:45
Other than, THE best money I have ever spent! Great work here!
ugh
by Lilly_Cat on 2020/05/28 16:59
you can do almost nothing unless you pay for premium. no good songs, tuner, notes, ugh please make more things free
Best App for playing the guitar with Frequent Updates
by Mike2287 on 2020/05/28 14:50
They’re constantly improving and updating this app to make it even better. It’s definitely helped me improve at the guitar as a self learner.
Great app!
by grnddy1 on 2020/05/28 14:19
Many, many songs and helps. Works brilliantly!
HELLLLPP
by DoDaDab on 2020/05/28 13:10
First of all, love the app, it’s great, has a few issues whatever, solid 4 stars EXCEPT FOR RIGHT NOW I updated it recently and now the app won’t open!!! At all!!! Helllllppp! Please fix!!! Edit on 5/28/20: I’ve updated the app a few times and still the app won’t open! I’m on an iPhone 8 running iOS 13.4.1 if that helps.
Almost Great
by Knamean on 2020/05/28 08:48
I use this app a lot in church. I’m the Music Director, so this helps a lot when trying to figure out the chords to songs. I love everything about this app, however, I can’t give it a 5 star because I feel that it’s missing something that would be essential for guys like me that play in church: Nashville Numbers. In our sets, we communicate through the Nashville Number system, instead of having to yell out chords. So if this app would give me the option of having either chords or the number system, i would give it 12 stars if I could.
Stop trying to sell me things!
by Kentucky Oyster on 2020/05/28 03:30
Update 2: I PAID FOR THE “PRO” VERSION OF YOUR APP...STOP MAKING ME CLICK THROUGH FIVE PAGES OF ADS EVERY TIME I OPEN THE APP!!! I've paid for the app and upgrades so STOP showing me ads and upsells every time I open the app! It's incredibly annoying. You already have my money! I hate this app! Update. After the developer contacted me my account is still showing me ads for all sorts of stuff. If I click “restore purchases” I’m congratulated on my 7 day free trial! Huh? I’m probably going to get charged again for something I already paid for. Either this app is very shady or very bad or both. I still hate this app.
Doesn’t work
by geoamyk on 2020/05/28 03:22
Very frustrating- won’t open. Just crashes. No error. Broken for over a year.
Love this app
by basketballluver101 on 2020/05/28 03:07
I don’t usually write reviews but I love this app and the way this is designed. I have had no problems with app at all so far and am overall really impressed. Thanks for such a great app!
Great
by injukhyjhujj on 2020/05/28 02:36
I loved it and how you can watch other people play is cool. I rate this a 10 out of 10
Too Many Comercials Added
by Otie' on 2020/05/28 01:25
The app just added all the ads that you have to listen to before the artist song plays. The ads take away my practice time on my guitar.
Pop up while playing?
by Sean Fishback on 2020/05/27 22:46
I have had this app for a half a decade and since the last update I get a pop up to record myself playing in the middle of an auto scrolling chord progression. How can I see the tab if y’all keep prompting me to record myself with a pop up? Stop trying to make it happen and let us keep the app we had.
Don’t bother
by brody3679 on 2020/05/27 21:31
There isn’t anything in here you can’t find on YouTube for free don’t waste your time.
I’m sad and angry
by Roblox help me on 2020/05/27 18:27
Hi I have been on this app for a few years and I would always swipe down to get rid of the membership deal to learn from tabs but now it won’t let me swipe down for some reason and now I can’t learn any new songs so can you help me? You should get rid of that membership that pops up because the only thing I can do is press the x button but it takes me back to the menu. This is so annoying and I was trying to learn a song for my great grandmas birthday but it wouldn’t let me learn a Elvis song and I promised her that I will learn it but this app let me down. It just had to be broken right when I need it the most.
Awesome!
by bob velcro on 2020/05/27 18:17
Ultimate Guitar is fantastic! I use it with OnSong. Easy to find the songs I love and easy to export them to OnSong. Thank you thank you.
Great experience
by merk722 on 2020/05/27 14:46
I think it’s great how anyone can showcase what they got. There’s a lot of talented people in the world, and UG is the perfect platform to let people’s voices and instruments be heard
Where I Find Happiness
by Orange Rhyming Dictionary on 2020/05/27 14:40
This app helps me learn to play guitar and it makes me happy. I’m not sure I need to say anything more than that!
Best learning tool on the market
by fllights on 2020/05/27 14:38
When I first started to play...after years of only knowing bar chords...I downloaded the app and picked up on the pro tabs. Then. Suddenly, I started to notice the standard chords (G, C,D, E) were pretty much the constant repetition on the pro tab version. Out of the blue, I started being able to play standard chords, and gradually progressed. When ever you open a song you want to learn how to play, it will tell you either novice, intermediate, or advanced to let you know how hard it is to play. They also give you a link to hear the song as you’re trying to learn to play it, so another form of ease. This app is well worth the time and investment. Only complaint, is I wish they had YouTube links for advanced guitar players to walk you through the song as your learning. It would make it much more closer to perfection, plus it would allow some educators some exposure on YouTube. JS -Frank Light Average guitar playing guy
Teacher
by Julia.Pandaleo on 2020/05/27 13:20
I teach guitar, Uke, Banjo and Bass and use Ultimate Guitar constantly
Big cluster f@&$
by Allfornothingandthensome on 2020/05/27 05:27
What a mess this app is yuck I wanna barf every time this is the first result in a search online
Best app ever
by ashleymaebesson on 2020/05/27 03:08
I learned so much.
Great Site
by JamesBowers on 2020/05/27 02:19
This site is awesome. I like the options ! Keep it coming.
Loved it
by Kcwanderer on 2020/05/27 02:17
Great app easy to use, even for youngsters and has a wide selection of songs!
Fantastic App!
by cvltdriver on 2020/05/27 01:07
Tons of well written tabs and more official tabs getting added all the time.
Excellent Application
by Bruce467Adamec47293 on 2020/05/27 00:42
You make it so much easier to bring the joy of music into my life. Well worth the yearly subscription :)
COMPATIBLE WITH SPOTIFY
by JJCatendee on 2020/05/26 19:54
Love that I can have my favorite playlist on and play over it thanks to the app automatically finding the song playing. Lots of accurate tabs, lots of different ways to play. Great Music tool with phenomenal applications.
Love this app
by bare foot blondie on 2020/05/26 18:06
It has so many amazing songs to play and helps you learn chords and tabs! Thank you
Great!
by Phil and His Second Review on 2020/05/26 15:17
Other apps and learning styles didn’t work. I’ve had this for a year now and love it!!!!
Advertisements?
by Col Has Been on 2020/05/26 13:00
Recently I have been receiving extensive advertisement songs when I want to play a song I selected. It has gotten out of hand. I loved this program but will be canceling my subscription immediately.
people who care!!
by qberino on 2020/05/26 09:00
ultimate guitar is a great app, it serves its purpose and it does it well. i like that theyre continually making it more functional and their support gets back to you really quickly
Perfect App for hobby guitarist
by Yourauthority on 2020/05/26 01:35
I love this app, simple concept but very functional. Honestly this is the most useful app I have on my phone and I feel like any song I wanna play there is a version on here that has me able to play it in minutes.
Omg...
by christellw on 2020/05/26 00:29
I love this app and I highly recommend you get it the only reason why I didn’t give it five stars is because there’s a lot of ads but it’s worth it.
Awesome app
by nicknameoftheages on 2020/05/26 00:10
I love this app but with the latest update, I haven’t been able to open any tabs. I have been a pro member for about 4 years and have always loved it. It would be awesome if the creators where able to make the crashes stop
Password reset
by surgiefreshh on 2020/05/26 00:07
Good luck resetting your password. The app freezes and logs you out. I had my password saved on my iPhone to log back in but the app says there’s no existing account. Good luck receiving a reset password email or contacting anyone for tech support.
Amazing app!!
by moist kankle on 2020/05/25 22:49
Truly an amazing app!! Well set up and perfect for any level of guitar/bass player!!
So good!
by annettelikedcats on 2020/05/25 22:37
This is the best music app ever!i love it to much and I use it all the time!😉🥴
This app!
by Tavas J on 2020/05/25 22:32
I’ve had this app for the longest time, and I don’t know what I would have done without it sometimes. To canyon trips, taking guitar on campus, or sitting down at the piano, or just a quick gig with a cover, this app has been my best friend! I basically learned how to start playing guitar here, and wouldn’t be the player I am today without the wide variety of tools this app offers. Need a tuner? They got you. Quick transpose? Yup! Even to the other users who give criticism and feedback to your own originals to the Tabs that are created. Hands down a 5 star rating. No questions asked.
New update
by M3nab3lla on 2020/05/25 21:21
What the heck?
Great app!
by 1bmfnla on 2020/05/25 20:25
I am an absolute beginner. So far so good! Very easy to understand for a beginner. Loving it so far...
Loving this
by ping pong duke on 2020/05/25 19:38
I love how every time I revisit this app it seems to have made so many improvements that keep it up with the times and make it more enjoyable to use.
Deleted years’ worth of tabs
by Scurbinfinkler on 2020/05/25 19:29
Updated the app and suddenly years’ worth of my saved tabs are completely gone
Best App I use
by jordan philly on 2020/05/25 17:07
Really easy to use, inspiring performances, and all around helps me keep playing
Great :)
by saki69 on 2020/05/25 17:01
I love this app!
Great App
by SoCalFear on 2020/05/25 16:49
Ultimate Guitar has been the go to for over a decade, and the app is fantastic. Anyone who complains about anything can do what I did as a kid and get a guitar world subscription then you only get 3 to 5 songs a month...half of which you probably will not like!
Great!
by CairBear22 on 2020/05/25 15:24
This is pretty much the only place I can keep all of my tabs in one place, so I really like it! Sometimes it glitches out quite a bit, but it’s not all that bad. The tabs are really easy to read and everything is pretty nice.
Consistently good
by Relmason on 2020/05/25 13:33
This is in my opinion the best website for finding songs, chords and lyrics to many, many tunes. I use it all the time.
Beginner Class?
by SelfsufficientAmerica on 2020/05/25 05:25
I’m a total beginner. Never real strummed strings. I feel like I need a dummy class. Is there any advice you can give a determined rocker?
For guitarists only.
by OttoNeely on 2020/05/25 01:50
No real support for ukulele players. Very misleading write up on the Apple AppStore.
Need membership
by Imwpatsfan09 on 2020/05/25 00:12
App is worthless unless you buy a membership
Why do I need premium for basic features I get on sites like Big Bass Tabs?
by Some other bassist on 2020/05/24 23:48
The app isn’t the worst, in fact it’s very well functioning and has a decent range of tabs, but oh my god, I should not have to pay to use basic functions such as auto scroll to play both into flame by Metallica on my bass when I could just go online and do it anyway on a different site. And stop asking if I want to use premium, because it makes people less and less likely to pay for it if it pops up when you do anything u less you’re paying them. Please stop with the constant premium pop up, and make it so I can use basic functions like auto scroll with paying.
Best App
by Smseventeen on 2020/05/24 23:32
Love this app so much!
It’s honestly great app
by olu413 on 2020/05/24 22:00
Thank you, it has most songs. I was surprised to see foreign songs from Nigerian/French singer too.
Nothing Could Be Better
by 2G1NG3R4U on 2020/05/24 21:02
It’s so wonderful that this app can bring the whole guitar/ukulele community together to tap into their musical talent and make music that others can use. I especially love how you can get a month of premium by using your talents to make tabs/chords for others to use. I wouldn’t be anywhere without this app.
free no better than online
by mimimamomo on 2020/05/24 18:08
The free version doesn’t really add anything you couldn’t do in browser. In fact it’s worse because now you’re bombarded with full screen movie ads and it keeps trying to trick you into subscribing. I get that freemium is how y’all rope ppl into paying but as someone who actually has to keep track of my expenses I’d rather just see the price upfront and have y’all be honest that it’s better to just do a trial, then plan on spending however much it costs if I want a good app. Especially since the content is all user sourced (and often riddled with errors, poorly chosen voicings, and crucial info/lyrics/chords missing), offering freemium seems like a lame business model for this service. At a certain point i’m better off just sounding things out and getting better at my instrument that way. I’m sure the premium version is awesome; this is just my impression based on the free version. I am experiencing srs app/ad fatigue.
Absolutely wonderful app
by MrMattBarr on 2020/05/24 16:34
If they didn’t ask for a review every time it started up I wouldn’t have downgraded from 5 stars to 4 stars.
The song book of my dreams, got me back into guitar.
by Dan Finlay on 2020/05/24 16:23
Seriously. Search songs, simplify, transpose, auto scroll, add edits, save to my songs, it’s not only good for a skilled guitarist, this was the perfect tool for me to gradually cultivate my love for playing guitar again, which has been so good for my stress levels this last year, and were becoming a real issue. I rave about it whenever I talk to basically any musician. They have been pushing this shots feature a little too hard, though, to the point where it sometimes blocks the tab. That’s not great, but it doesn’t ruin the app.
Great App
by dixiegirl31 on 2020/05/24 14:31
The first place I look for guitar chords. Thank you!
I tried other music apps. THIS is the best.
by 3sons3dogs on 2020/05/24 12:13
I play for Hours every day. 🎹🎤🎶
Thoughts
by buzzin.exe on 2020/05/24 04:49
Let the music flow your focus
Ukelele chords
by Chow 2x on 2020/05/24 03:19
Thanks for all the people here who submitted ukelele chords 🥰you’re the best
This has helped advance my Ukulele playing.
by AM KatieDid on 2020/05/24 02:10
Uke chords are very helpful. Not every song I look for but most of what I search for. The transpose and simplify buttons are great to play with as well as the adjustable auto scroll.
Lots of options
by Wishicoulduseit on 2020/05/24 02:04
I like that there are options with fewer chords for newer player but also options as you improve. Like that there are many songs to choose from and that you can keep them all in one place. Would be nice when the lyrics are scrolling if the fingerings could stay at the top. Or if I could have the option to have the chord fingerings appear over the lyrics with the note name. I have a poor memory for new chords so I have to start and stop a lot. Other than my bad memory, love the app so far! Thx so much!
Greatness
by larrydep on 2020/05/24 01:57
Love this app!
I would add one thing💖
by Evil Vsco Girl on 2020/05/23 23:04
This app is great for beginners and pros. I love playing all sorts of songs and challenging myself with harder ones. The only thing I would add is to learn how to play a song with more than one instrument. For example, I play ukulele and guitar. And since I chose ukulele as my main instrument, I can only learn songs on my uke. I consider myself a good, almost pro ukulele player, and I want to get better at guitar. I want to be able to challenge myself with more instruments (since I want to start playing bass guitar). But overall, I HIGHLY recommend this app to any instrument player who is looking for an easy way to learn songs. A great 5 star app😁
Great support, social aspect
by Bwr630 on 2020/05/23 22:16
I love how they keep continuously improving this app and everything it offers, yet it still has that classic GuitarTabs feel. The developers never stray too far away from core purpose of the app, but they allow the forums to evolve with the times and connect musicians
Love this app but it won’t open now
by pascalpp on 2020/05/23 21:00
When I open the app it immediately closes and says “This app is no longer shared with you.” even though I purchased it myself. Can’t find any other apps on my phone doing this. Any idea what’s going on?
Useless
by NickL43 on 2020/05/23 18:59
Doesn’t seem that the app filters tabs for bass guitar, why even ask me what guitar I play for you to just suggest songs on a six string? Seems as though I’ve wasted my time and money on an app that gives the impression of being developed for multiple types of guitar but in reality provides nothing more for me than a simple google search, as all the lessons and suggested tabs are tailored to 6-string electric and acoustic guitars.
Great App but one thing I’m sure we’d all love to see
by drummer4gsus on 2020/05/23 18:44
I love this app and I use it daily. I highly suggest spending the small amount to get pro. You can now publish tabs on the app which is super awesome. However, one thing that I’m sure would make this aspect even better is if you could make personal tabs. Like ones that don’t have to be published or even public. Just a place where you can record original music you have made. Not a lot of apps have this or even have it in a very user-friendly way. Again, love the app, will recommend it as an essential but this one part would be absolutely awesome to have!
Ukulele
by virgodiamond64 on 2020/05/23 18:30
of all the apps i’ve tried this is definitely the best & the pro version is so worth it. i wish they catered more to uke players but most apps don’t.
Great App!!!!
by Bill2666677 on 2020/05/23 17:59
I have found every song I have wanted and the tabs are accurate enough for me. Watching the performances is fun too. I love my wife also.
Trouble shooting
by justplayn guitar on 2020/05/23 17:17
I’m having trouble going on my link. It says it is no longer sharing with me and to buy off of the App Store but I already have. Now I cannot get on or buy it.
Ultimate Motivator
by Farmer winky on 2020/05/23 17:17
After nearly two-decades UG has provided the spark I needed to get back into my 1st hobby/love- guitar..!! Until I subscribed to UG my gear had been used as a storage table, coat hangers and even a foot stool.... I would occasionally dust off my Strat or Ovation and play a few days, but quickly lose interest because I was not nearly the player I once was....frustration, lack of coordination, soft fingers, aching forearm were all physical challenges.... Yet, the biggest challenge was mental. How could I maintain level of interest to truly rebuild my guitar enabling body, mind and spirit.!?!? THANKS TO ULTIMATE GUITAR I’m back to playing on a f/t basis and at 53yrs old a better player then I ever imagined I could be..!!! I learn (relearn) a new song, watch videos of beginners, and read insightful info every single day on UG..! Thanks to UG my guitar collection IS now doubled and my gear updated.... I feel and play everyday like the “pre-teen” I was 40years ago.... although I know I will never be a rock star or professional musician, UG has helped reignite my passion and love for AXE and everything music.!🎸🎼!
Most of the app is behind a paywall
by Unknown14798 on 2020/05/23 16:59
I have been using this app for a while and learned many song from this app. However, if you want to autoscroll through the tabs or use a pro tab, you have to pay for a premium membership. I just wanna learn some songs for free and not have to pay to get the good stuff.
Just do it
by Linzabel on 2020/05/23 16:54
Such a good investment. I bought the life package a while back and I’m so grateful.
Stop demanding people to say thanks. Cut the Arrogance.
by marco lino on 2020/05/23 16:23
Stop demanding people to say thanks. Arrogance.
Essential.
by Les I. Paulbenez on 2020/05/23 16:16
The easiest way to learn songs on guitar for any skill level.
Wow..HMFW!
by blbh on 2020/05/23 14:00
It is Unbelievable to me that this app is so great for such little money! I would pay the yearly price on a monthly basis and would still say it’s a great deal
I use this everyday. It’s the best app on my iPhone.
by Big Daddy-V on 2020/05/23 12:27
Great app. I play ukulele and almost always has a ukulele version for every song. Great app.
You listened
by tripper172 on 2020/05/23 03:01
But it took you long enough. It apparently you listened to people like me and delivered exactly what we wanted. I haven’t even tried any of it yet so I’ll be brief. Good job, apparently. Can’t wait it try it. Thanks.
Great app, I recommend but...
by Geometry dash3000 on 2020/03/17 00:23
I love this app. I’ve learned so much about guitar and enjoy learning how to play songs I love on the guitar. I bought the premium version on last (cyber Monday I believe) and it was worth it. More access to better tabs and also autoscoll which is great. But the one thing that always gets on my nerves is that I can’t remember a time that I’ve had this app (for almost two years now) that it hasn’t had A LOT of annoying bugs. Sometimes tabs take forever to load, other times just everything is slow. And currently, there’s no way for me to record something and retake it (go back) if I don’t want to publish it or save it to my library so I just have to exit the app altogether and wait for everything to reload to get back to the tabs I was using. Overall I would recommend it because despite the long waits for the tabs and such, its a great app to teach yourself guitar with. However, I would just ask that the developers spend less time reviewing the videos people post (there’s little need for these videos to be reviewed for inappropriate content, I’ve watched plenty of other people’s videos and I’ve never seen anything inappropriate there before, just make sure there’s a clear way to report someone if it’s necessary) and spend more time fixing the countless bugs and wait time for the tabs, it would be greatly appreciated, thank you!
They took everything I paid for away
by Drwho0204 on 2018/02/01 12:56
About six months ago maybe longer I bought the premium package deal thing. I mainly used it for the interactive tabs. Loved all the new features. I don’t know if this is a bug or something y’all planned but everything I paid for is not available anymore. It says that I need to upgrade to the full version. I already own it and I’m not paying for it again. I don’t know if you thought you could take it away and give it back after I payed for it again, but I’m not buying it agains. I truly hope this is a bug because I loved the app, but after this I don’t think anyone should it if they are going to steal your money Alright disregard my last post. During the full version deal there was a timer. It wouldn’t let me use any of the features I purchased. The full version deal would show up every time I tried to do anything that required the full version. After the timer went away it still wouldn’t let me access it. I waited a day to see if anything would happen. Nothing happened. I deleted the app and reinstalled it. It now lets me use everything that I bought. I am so thankful this was bug because I loved the app. Other than an actual guitar tutor this is the best place to learn. I would highly recommend the full version as it is very useful.
One sweet app
by carriosity on 2018/06/28 13:57
I grew up in a family where making music was an everyday occurrence. My dad played guitar and banjo. I started playing rhythm guitar when I was about 13. But then life happened and when I was about 29 years old, I lost my guitar in a divorce and haven’t had one since. (Warning...don’t get into a bad marriage with a musician). That was more than 20 years ago. Just bought an Epiphone acoustic and I’m shocked at how quickly muscle memory and strumming patterns are coming back. Except my old lady brain can’t automatically find the right chords for songs the way it used to. This app has seriously helped with this issue. So far, I have not thought of one song that I want to play that this app doesn’t include. Add to that, the ability to listen to new songs, and play along if you want, right in the app...that’s just awesome. I can’t read tabs but I may learn since that’s included as well. Anyway, thanks to the developers for this unusually helpful and functional product. Thanks to Ultimate Guitar, my husband, who is a drummer and has never picked up a guitar before, is now learning as well. 👍🏼
Not what I thought I was paying for.
by Roguepandabear on 2019/08/27 08:38
I rarely ever write reviews on apps but this one made the acceptation. I’ve been using ultimate guitar on my laptop for years for free. I saw the app and it cost money but I thought it would be worth it to have it on my iPad, little did I know the charges didn’t stop there. Most of the content is only accessible if you pay for the monthly pro membership. If you don’t have the membership you can’t use the transpose function, every time you open a cord chart up you’ll have an advertisement pop up that you can’t close for at least thirty seconds and I’d say half of the content isn’t available unless you pay for the pro subscription. I’m really disappointed with their app and the fact that I payed for the app in the first place only to find out it’s set up like a free trial app that you have to pay that monthly subscription to have full use of it and to get rid of annoying advertisements. It’s probably all written out in the fine print what is available and I (like 99% of people) didn’t take the time to read the terms & conditions. I wouldn’t recommend this app to a friend, the website is still free but now covered in advertisements in the middle of the songs if you’re not a pro subscriber. Ultimate guitar used to be an amazing place for people to learn songs.
Love this app! But there is one problem...
by D cytfth on 2019/12/27 02:41
When I first started playing guitar, I was over the moon when I found this app! This app has helped me to learn so many chords and songs on my guitar but I have one problem with it. Whenever I want to play a song for a friend or a family member, I constantly have to pause in the middle of the song to scroll down so I can see the next part of the song. There is an autoscroll setting, but it’s only for premium users😕. This has become a problem for me because autoscroll -to me- seems like an essential requirement to play through a whole song for other people without having to memorize every single chord and when the chords come in, PLUS the lyrics! I think it’s good that there is a premium purchase because some of the premium stuff is VERY high quality. But autoscroll? I think that it should be available to all users so everyone can play the songs that they want and not have to stop the song every 10 seconds to scroll. That’s just my opinion, but it’s an opinion I feel very strongly about. Otherwise, this app is amazing for both beginners and experts!♥️♥️
Honest review
by DoM_76 on 2019/10/25 01:21
So let’s start of with the good things and then move on I like how this is unique considering the fact that there isn’t anything quite like it it has thousands of useful tabs all amazing to play and many ways to teach you how to play songs it’s truly amazing however not every tab is accessible because of how you have to pay to use certain features like chords and a tuner however there is many free tuners and places where u can find chords so I find this odd another thing is that I think that they should remove what you have to pay for and make it free but because I know you want money u can push the adds be different more different then you already are how about try things like amps and pedals or a tuner for guitars with more then 6 strings or just tubers for more stringed instruments the possibilities are endless I am sure you don’t need a unintelligent 12 year old to tell you to get money people care about the quality not about how much time they spend watching ads Spend a day of two just to look at different apps find the problems with them and make ur own
Revised Review - much better on second look
by AttendeeX on 2018/12/31 04:11
I struggled with my first try of the app at the free membership level (see old review below - probably was trying to use a "Pro" tab while at free membership tier). Given the overwhelming positive reviews I switched to the web version, thinking "it can't be this bad - has to be me". It was me. I had such better luck with the web version that I upgraded my subscription for use on the laptop. Now, with a little familiarity, life is way better in the app too. Plenty of novice-level tabs available. I'm using favorites, playlists, requesting new tabs from the community and authoring my own. Ultimate Guitar is my daily practice partner. Wouldn't want to live without it. Already well worth the annual subscription and will get more value as my playing improves. [OLD REVIEW]Sorry, unusable here. Every time I click on the song I want to see I get the video ad to upgrade to pro. Dismiss the ad and I'm back in the main menu. I can't tell that this is anything but spam. Not enticing me to upgrade.[/OLD REVIEW]
Lying to make a few bucks off of me
by Meeklekinz on 2018/09/19 18:05
I have been a devout user of Ultimate Guitar since probably 2008. I have always appreciated them as they always have always been a dependable source for me. Even when they finally created a smartphone app. I was all on board to pay for it. Recently, I decided to try out the pro side of things. I liked the features, but I have to admit, I hit a pretty rough spot financially, so I needed to cut back on a lot of small things. Like a monthly $7.99 charge. Well, after I couldn’t figure out how to cancel (users fault, I admit) I contacted UG and asked them to help cancel my subscription. They swore up and down that it was apples subscription and I needed to take it up with them. So I tried to figure it out to no avail. A month went by and I admittedly forgot because a lot went on. Another charge. So I contacted UG. Same response swearing up and down it isn’t them. So I contact apple and they point out that it is UG making the charges. I finally figure out how and where to manage my subscription and cancel it. I know I am at fault for being an idiot and not knowing how to cancel it myself. But why in the world would you guys not just help me out?? Screw you and I hope that extra cash you got from me makes all the difference in your lives.
Need much improvement.
by MisterCap88 on 2017/12/10 23:30
Many of the tabs I have used have been fairly decent. But many of them absolutely terrible. When you use the interactive tab, most of the music that goes along with the tabs aren’t matched with the tabs themselves. So the tabs being played on the interactive fretboard, aren’t going along with the music making it very difficult to play along or learn. There’s is also the brain and chromatic tuner problem. When using the brain tuner, I need to reset the app each time because it won’t make any sound for me to hear. With the chromatic tuner, I can play an E and it’s trying to tune a G. The tuner cannot pick up the string I’m trying to tune. Which isn’t a huge deal, it is a tuner on a phone. Lastly, I spent about $15 on this app with upgrades and I have nothing. Not sure what my money went towards, but the app keeps asking me to pay to get new features that I was under the impression I already had. When purchasing, it said I had all features, so still very confused. But what I have learned from this app has been good, lots of great tabs to choose from, just wish it functioned better, and wish I got my money’s worth.
My favorite guitar site!
by roadapple_gl on 2018/10/02 02:24
Thanks for this. I use this app more than any other. I can learn chord progressions, lyrics and most anything that I need for playing out, playing new songs in worship service, or just for fun. I invested in a pro account a few years ago and I highly recommend it! You can learn how to play a song in the same key as the original recording, or in a simpler progression to match your skill level; or to a key that is easier to sing with. There are a ton of great songs on this site, in just about every genre you can think of... for acoustic guitar, electric guitar, bass (electric and acoustic), piano, violin and even ukulele! Most people making comments on this site are trying to be helpful, although there are always some that are quick to criticize, but offer no correction or suggestions; but unfortunately, you will find that on just about any site on the net. Give the Ultimate Guitar app a fair try, and I am sure you will find something useful to help you get to your next evolution of your guitar journey.
Was once a great app, not anymore
by SarahIsABaker on 2018/03/01 05:25
I’ve been using this app for years, and loved it. I paid for the app when it was a flat fee, and once they started adding more features I paid for those too. I used to use it all the time to learn new tabs. It used to be a 5 star app, that I recommended to anyone who plays the guitar or ukulele. With this new update, it’s useless. Constantly crashes, seems to have a mind of its own opening and closing tabs, speeding up and down when auto scrolling (going from .5 speed to 1.5 for example, on its own half way through a song) This is extremely frustrating when you’re trying to learn a new song, especially when you’ve paid for the service. I’ve sent two emails to the developers via the app, and never heard back, which is why I’m finally posting a review, since it appears they don’t care. I have the iPhone X, so it shouldn’t be an issue of compatibility. The update seemed great at first until I discovered all the problems. It seems like they were too focused on getting the update live, and ignored the fact it obviously wasn’t ready. I kept hoping they would fix it, but I tried using it again just a couple minutes ago before writing a review and it’s still has all these issues.
Crashes occasionally, but still provides a great service
by TheFlyingM on 2019/04/23 22:09
Haven’t purchased a pro membership, but the free tabs they offer are great. Definitely my go-to source for guitar tab, and the app makes browsing on mobile much easier than in a web browser (though I gotta admit the way the website pushes you to download the app is pretty annoying). Occasionally the app freezes unexpectedly when looking at tabs. Only way I’ve been able to fix it is by killing the app and restarting, and even then I have to wait 5-10 seconds on restart before it reloads to the home page. Then have to find the tab I was on again, which sometimes isn’t the easiest if you’re like me and browse a lot of different tabs for the same song: then your search history is filled with links to every individual tab that you’ve viewed for that song. Ended up just signing in to my account so I could favorite tabs. It’s still pretty annoying to have the app crash in the middle of practicing though.
The Best
by hellohellohello1209 on 2018/05/09 15:32
Been using this site for my tab needs ever since I started playing. And saying that it has been an awesome experience would be an understatement. There are new tabs being posted constantly. There are almost always multiple renditions of the same song depending on your difficulty level (which really helped me progress). And such a personal company that I was able to send in a suggestion to improve the site, and within a few weeks the new feature was added. Whenever I go to any other tab platform, I end up feeling discouraged by the lack of interactivity and personalization ultimate guitar provides, especially if you spend the couple bucks for tab pro. Then wait around for Black Friday and pick up a lifetime subscription for like 60 bucks. The community is also an awesome point that must be touched on. All constructive feed back. And whenever you feel a tab is a little off, you can go to the feedback and usually someone has already posted the solution.
Greatest thing since sliced bread...
by Tex B on 2018/07/23 00:46
I started playing the ukulele about eight months ago. I was pretty well organized I had set up files for each song and put the research that I was able to find off the Internet into each of the file folders set up for each of the songs. It’s a lot of work. With this app you have everything you want in one place. Somebody has already done the research for you and has found the tabs, solos, the actual song itself and then the lyrics. This is the only app and in fact it’s the only place that you can find all of these needed tools in one place. I spent a lot of time consuming hours finding this same information and putting it together myself. You don’t need to do that or do what I did because all you need is this app. So going forward now when I learned a new song I don’t have to spend half the time researching and locate in the information. With this app I can now just identify the song and start playing. Thank you.
Hello from Tennessee
by brianjames8282 on 2019/02/19 01:37
I am a 36 year old bass musician who plays at local bars and in my at home studio. I love that I can look up almost any song in your search bar and have the tablature right in front of me. Not only for the bass, but I can get tabs for lead and rhythm guitar, mandolin or any other instrument that was used to record that particular song. The reason I gave the app 4 stars instead of 5 is because of the accuracy of some of the tabs. I know that most of them were written by users and are the users interpretations of the song. Also several versions are usually available but sometimes the tabs are so far away from what was actually written by the artist that it could be a completely different song altogether. It just seems like there should be some kind of proof reading/editing. At least for the tabs that have such a large difference from what the original artist wrote. Other than that I love the app! It has helped me learn songs for years. Keep up the good work and please take my criticism as constructive. Thanks.
Disappointed
by maria_gomez on 2018/09/22 22:46
I really enjoy guitar tabs. It makes it very easy to learn tabs and learn new songs. Guitar Tabs has been a really helpful tool while learning how to play guitar. There is one flaw though, a few months ago, I did a free trial for I believe 30 days. When it was done I deleted my pro account, but weeks later I found it was still saying I had a pro account. I checked my credit card to see if it was still charging me, and yes it was. I went to account settings to delete it, but there was no way to delete the account. I looked up how and it seemed impossible to get off my pro account. Sadly, I decided the only way to get off pro was to delete my account. I was very sad to do this because I thoroughly enjoyed using this app, but there seemed no other way around it. When I went to delete my account I found there was also no way to delete my account. I looked up how, but as before, it seemed impossible. I couldn’t just delete my account, I would still be paying for the account. Today still, I don’t know what to do. I would suggest you don’t get this app because they literally make it impossible to get rid of it.
Long time paying customer conned by ultimate guitar
by ripped off by ultimate guitar on 2019/03/07 13:56
I bought this app probably about 8 years ago when it cost 5 or 6 bucks. Pretty expensive for an app back then. Anyway you didn’t need to login to an account, and there were a few more free features included like free chord charts. Anyway, somewhere along the line they decided to make the app free and then charge you like 8 bucks a month for all the features that used to come when you just bought the app, and since I had not created an account I got completely screwed out of the money I paid for the app and now can’t even use the features I used to have access to. When I tried to email customer service about this to try and get my features back they were not helpful at all! They essentially called me a liar by trying to poke holes in my story and never once tried to right THEIR wrong. Never left a review for anything on line, but I have also never been this furious about the way I have been treated. I feel like trying to get someone to pay for the same thing twice is the definition of a con. Can not believe ultimate guitar, shame on them, I will find a different tab website to use. Would rate zero stars if I could.
Updated. Wish we could change print font
by Qwertyasdfghzxcvbn4 on 2020/04/03 17:41
I’m on a free trial. MAIN GRIPE. When I go to print I cannot change the font size. I have to copy and paste (you can do this from the pro version print screen) to notepad in order to change the printing font size. The entire reason I tried the pro was to be able to print, which it does.... but it’s incredibly small and doesnt allow you to adjust anything. Half of a verse or chorus will be on page one and then you’ll end up with just a couple lines on page 2. I will probably cancel before I get charged for the year. Of there was printing font adjustments I would absolutely be a long time customer. If your only going to use an iPad it’s a useful app. OLD NOTES PROBLEM HAS BEEN FIXED. I have an iPad Pro. The app doesn’t work. I try to search for a song. Song shows up. Click on it and nothing happens. I try to go back, app is frozen and I have to force close. I’m on version 13.3.1 I’ll have to stick to he website. Make sure it works before you buy it!
One stop shop for all you needs!
by WorldsTallestRedhead on 2017/12/16 01:35
Yes, it is not all inclusive if every single aspect of the music industry, but expecting that of anything in any culture or app is ridiculous. What it DOES have is a huge selection, with input from common folk like myself up to the big wig professionals and bands we all idolize and adore. I have been able to teach myself so much that I never knew was out there, on multiple instruments, thanks to this app. I first discovered it several years ago when it was just a website, and now as they features are added to this app and are continuously improved upon, I continue to find new information and aspects that push me and drive me to learn. My band I am in that is trying to make it big has been able to use this as an amazing resource as well. They are also fantastic at responding to customers and their reviews, and making sure that everyone has the best experience possible. Thank you Ultimate-Guitar!
Great Support
by Dustin Reliford on 2017/11/08 18:21
This app (The paid version) is extremely amazing with everything that it does. I've only been playing guitar for about two weeks now, but I've already gotten quite a few chords down and transitioning as well as strumming pattern. I've yet to search for a song too and not be able to find it! Aside from that, the favorites are really awesome too. I'm able to pretty much recalibrate the song by editing lyrics or chords, allowing me to edit it to my own liking and allowing me to practice something that's more my level. Pretty much able to clean songs that have a great message but maybe a couple of cuss words, you know? Or implement the placement of a chord/strumming order etc in a place that it isn't written at. Anyways, I'm pretty much ranting now XD I just highly recommend getting this app if you really want to be able to learn guitar or honestly even some other instruments such as ukelele or maybe even piano, etc.
Great App, Very Useful!
by Noot40 on 2019/05/07 02:17
This is a fantastic app and a MUST for any guitar player, new to the instrument or professional. I really love the fact that they include chords for other instruments for songs as well(guitar, bass, ukelele, etc.). This app is definitely a very efficient way of finding chords and words to your favorite songs and learning how to play them. If I could suggest one thing to the developers, it would be that there was an option where you could choose a certain genre of music and be provided a list of songs with varying difficulty in that genre. At times, I’ve wanted to play different songs than the ones I had in My Tabs but I wasn’t exactly sure what to play. As nice as the preset playlists are within the app, many of them don’t apply to my personal interests or provide enough options for songs. This feature would definitely make this app shine more than it already is! Well done and keep doing what you do best!
Few bugs but great overall
by LTDplayer on 2018/04/13 14:58
I’ve been using this app for about 3 years. I’m a self-taught guitarist so using this app really makes learning songs easy and quick to learn. As for those of you who want to learn guitar, this app will be your best friend in learning any songs you’re heart desires, just not every song is available FYI. A down side I had is the price. Yes, you have to pay for the app which I thought that was it but once purchased you also have to purchase the “PRO” edition in the app. Yes it was a bummer but I didn’t mind paying extra for the PRO. As for the new version they come out with, its great, excellent design for the platform but, and I say this because most users also have this issue, it’s become very problematic. What I say by this is that I’ve had the issue with the app freezing and lagging either on the search or on the tabs which became quite annoying having to refresh the app constantly. Overall, it is an excellent app just, it just need better maintenance.
Practically Perfect Except For One Thing
by Big mama45 on 2019/06/16 00:04
I had recently found an old ukulele in my room and wanted to stay playing. I downloaded the app after seeing a few ads and really enjoyed it. Their collection of songs is extraordinary and I learned many new songs. I never purchased premium, because I’m not that serious of a player, and the app was still great without having yo pay. When opening new tabs, an ad will open up, no problem I just wait until I can click out of it. Recently however, the ad, even after a an x appears in the corner and I’ve clicked it several times, still remains. I get stuck on that screen, but my phone itself is fine. When I close the app and restart it, this problem still occurs. Eventually it resolves itself. This has happened a few times in the past month or so, but I would not let it prevent you from downloading the app. Altogether, it is well done and useful.
🎸Best🎸Thing🎸Ever🎸
by Raphae949 on 2019/07/04 13:14
Ok, look. I know some might be thinking, “What about Netflix?” Yeah ... no. Guitar tabs has all the features that a learning guitarist needs (I mean it is impossible for a guitarist to know everything, so you’re always learning!). From Tuners, to Metronomes, the app has your back. I originally signed up about 1 year and a half ago, and have been playing for almost 4 years. The moment I signed up for the pro subscription, my learning rate soared. My teacher and I were going through songs by the week, whereas before it would take about 3 weeks to learn it all. For any guitarist, whether you’re new to it, or a hard veteran, this app is for you! Bringing you songs from all the current artists, and even older artists like some good old ‘80s rock, meaning Queen, Metallic, etc. Anyways, Guitar Tabs is a true lifesaver (hence the 5 stars). What are you waiting for, stop reading this 12 year old’s review, and get the app already!!!!!
Great. I spend most of my free time with this app
by Lanceg02 on 2019/07/01 19:25
I found this app while searching for guitar tabs on safari. My first impression of this app was bad because after downloading the app and opening it from safari it looked like the tab i wanted to play was premium only. I tried another tab and it said the same. I deleted the app but after a few weeks i went back to the internet to look for more tabs for songs i love and re-downloaded the app. I saw the same thing from the first time but decided to try it out. Once i figured out how to work the app i fell in love with it. I now use this app whenever i get bored or want to play the guitar which is most of the time since schools let out for summer and i stay at home all day. Thank you so much for this app and if i had the money i would buy premium just to support the creators of this app. Keep working on this app to keep it up to date and make it even better!!
Guitar help you seek= this app helps
by ASKandrew14 on 2019/05/31 15:06
I love that I can learn new songs every day and learn them better and more efficient. All the cool gadgets you have like time, tempo, metronome, and other awesome things just make me love the app more. Totally worth paying for. I had been playing guitar for a while but I wanted more challenges, and now I have them. Learning by ear does not to justice to the complex rhythms and things that show up in tabs! Thank you guys so much for giving me this opportunity to improve my skills! I guess it must have been quite difficult to dissect so many songs and I thank you!!! Great app for any level guitar player! I am a little confused though. I’ve heard a lot about this app being free, yet I did have to pay. I think it’s totally worth it and I got a great deal, but I don’t know exactly what I bought now that I’ve heard a lot of responses about this being free. But a great app and I appreciate the effort this took to make.
Awesome!!!
by DBarnhoff on 2017/11/14 23:00
I've been using this app for around three years now and I still utilize it daily! When I decided to actually start taking guitar playing seriously, with the goal of being able to play and sing songs from start to finish, I knew I'd need a good reference guide for song chords. I tried a couple free apps first before I bought the full version... wasted time. For around twelve bucks, since I wanted all the options at the time, I have a great tool to practice with. Being able to have the lyrics and chords scrolling as the song plays has been so helpful. I went from learning chord shapes to playing and singing confidently on stage with my band. I was just a singer at first... now I'm center stage playing and singing so many of my favorites. Either at home with friends and family or on stage for strangers, I can now fully enjoy sharing music with others and feel like I wrote the songs myself. Thanks for this app!
You are not ‘too busy’ to pick up your guitar!
by jtlbell on 2019/12/10 06:40
As someone who used to go to the music store with a pocket full of change to buy sheet music when I first learned to play, this is really technology at its finest. I’m having so much fun. This afternoon, I totally wasted $15 on a burrito and beer that made me feel terrible but the $15 I just spent renewing my pro account made me feel so happy. I like the camaraderie of other musicians posting their covers as well. It provides good inspiration to not make excuses and sit down for at least 30 min a day. Given the number of years I’ve had a guitar in my room, I should have my 10,000 hours in already if I didn’t use life as an excuse to avoid pursuing my passion. Since my phone is always in my pocket anyways, I just find a new song to play and tap it out for when I get home, which I find to be a significantly better use of my time than scroll through news sites or social media.
Love us still the answer
by Kat jack on 2020/03/28 20:54
Hello, my name is Kathe. I am 66 years old, retired and live in Oklahoma City, OK. Just found this song and keep listening to it over and over. I play the guitar but not that well anymore. I have played since I was about 15 years old...no lessons, just taught myself. This quarantine is hard because my son and his wife live in Montgomery, New York and my daughter and her husband and my two grandsons live here, but are under very strict quarantine due to her auto-immune status. So we see each other only on the phone. I am going to try and learn this song so I can sing it to the kids at the school where I usually substitute teach when we finally get through this quarantine! Thanks so much for sharing this song!! I have some problems with depression on a ‘good’ day so I need good songs and feelings to get me through. God bless all of you and thanks for the song, and letting me share!! Love really is the answer!
My thoughts on Ultimate Guitar app
by Tomy tony timmy on 2020/04/21 01:43
This app is f’n great. Wether you’re learning how to play guitar/bass/piano/ukulele or if you already know how to play. They have most songs you could ever want. And then so many other features to the app. You can connect with other musicians, and watch them play/sing or post vids of yourself. Ultimate Guitar also seems to always be coming out with more features too. When I first saw how much the app cost I was a little wary. In the landscape of millions of apps costing like a dollar this was a bit more. The difference here is that Ultimate Guitar App is worth it. Not just another one of those countless crappy dollar apps. I use this app daily. The app developers seem like they want to give their members the best app that they can. Oh, and if there is anything that you would like to see in the app that isn’t there they have a way that you can contact them and make suggestions for that.
Great app but some issues
by E Bathurst on 2018/10/07 19:02
Good stuff: I’m a thirteen year old boy, and I really enjoy music. I got my guitar in second grade but lost interest. In the past couple of months, I’ve learned that I really like how the guitar sounds, so I researched guitar apps. After heavy research, my parents ad I decided that this was the app to get. I’ve had the app for about a month, and l’m really enjoying the app. I’ve tried playing stuff from Beck to AC/DC. Bad stuff: App is confusing to navigate when you open it for the first time. Also, it is not said in the description that there is a subscription payment, which upset me, but I was able to pay it. But the thing that Aggravates me most is the fact that after playing too many songs, the app sends an error message saying I can’t play anymore “official” tabs. This forces me to put down my guitar for x amount of time until I can jam again and learn more songs. Overall, It’s a great app for veteran players, as well as beginners like me.
A great tool to improve playing, ear, and sight reading
by Doctor Parsnips on 2018/10/05 17:29
I’ve been a long time bassist, and I still need help figuring out bass lines and chord progressions. This app is a god-send. I love that I can look at a tab for quick reference when I’m jamming or at a gig, or I can spend time with an official or interactive tab to really nail a part or learn a line I haven’t been able to figure out on my own. Playing along with the official tabs has improved my sight reading; having the track there as an audio reference if I get lost is awesome, and the ability to slow down the tempo to really nail groove, fingering, and more length is extremely helpful. I feel that my playing has improved dramatically after spending time with these tabs, more so than it has with actual lessons or music books. I say this is a must for musicians of all skill levels, from amateurs to gigging musicians looking to perfect their parts.
Suggestion
by Gitar Carly on 2018/08/08 19:58
I love this app so much! The unlimited is worth every penny! I use it for acoustic gigs and when songs need to be learned on the fly, and it’s incredible. If I could add any features it would be a filing system for multiple set lists (so that you wouldn’t have to scroll through your entire collection, but to be able to group certain songs together for easy access) and a feature that would allow you to mark up/paint on the music for side notes, vocal cues, etc. I’ve played with people who leave notes out or want me to only sing certain backups and I have to try and remember on the spot 😂 if there was a markup/paint feature I could just scribble on the music, and get it done with no worries. But even still, UG has CHANGED THE GAME! GET IT! You won’t regret it! Every guitar player needs this, you’ll save so much time when you’re in a bind to learn a lot at the last minute. 🤘🏻
LOVE THIS APP 🔥🔥
by Ripp3drick on 2018/05/23 16:58
Never fails me when I need a quick resource to find the chords/lyrics to just about any song. On a real level, this is like my pocket gig trick. I play gigs and bonfires nearly every weekend and take requests often.. this app has come in handy on more than just a few occasions. There are multiple versions for each song, which is great if you need to change the key signature to suit your vocal range. This app has a tuner that will tune for you or has the option to tune by ear. If you're unsure of how to play a chord, the app has the chord positioning within each song. You can even hear how the chord should sound by pressing play. If you want to know the strum pattern, you can listen to the chord progressions. So many dope features, it's truly an all in one app. I never write reviews on anything, but this application really deserves 5 stars. It's the Perfect sidekick for any gig- anytime, anywhere. 🤙🏼
Long time user before the app
by Urmom666witch on 2019/05/26 23:27
While I do really appreciate the access to great free guitar/bass/uke tabs, I can’t say that this service has improved in the course of the past 9+ years. I’m not looking for any fancy extra features, just here for the music and would prefer if really loud ads didn’t pop up every 10 seconds when I’m trying to learn a new song.. Hasn’t happened when I use the web version, so if that’s something that improves on the app I’ll change my review. -EDIT: I have absolutely no issues with having ads, I totally respect that it’s necessary. A simple solution could possibly be just to play the ad when I click the tab, and then let me get on with learning. My only issue is that it continues to pop up multiple times, stop the song I’m playing to and then starts playing an ad. This means I have to, not only turn my speakers down while the ad plays, I also have to go out of the app, turn the song back on and then start over, only for the ad to pop up again in 30 seconds.. Will remain hopeful for improvements.
Almost perfect
by A7xfanJDubs17 on 2018/03/23 03:19
I’ve been a long time user of the app and with the most recent update I’ve been even more impressed. A few things, personally, are holding it back for me. First, there’s a lot of lag when it come to switching between instruments in the pro tabs. It’s just not smooth at all and makes it very difficult when learning multiple parts. Second, in addition it does not indicate well what instruments play what part. Simply guitar 1, 2, 3 do not help me to know which is lead or rhythm or solo. I understand it is up to the tab creators to name the instruments, but it there a way to require indication of the positions?? Maybe it’s being too picky, but when there are 12 guitars listed in numerical order rather than position it is a pain to search for a particular one. These are really minor aggravations that over all take away very little but would add so much if included in future updates. Keep up the good work.
Great app, but...
by TheMagnificentSock on 2020/01/15 06:29
I’m happy with the functions of the app. I don’t mind ads and I don’t mind what I’ve seen other reviews “paywalls” to content via subscriptions; ads are what they are and I honestly only ever use the app for chords anyway. Auto scroll is helpful and except for one or two obscure exceptions, I’ve never had an issue with finding the song I’m looking for. 5 star app. However. Making it so you can’t access most of the Guitar Tabs website on your phone’s browser, thus pretty much forcing those of us without laptops, or at least those who prefer to use their phones, to get the app is frustrating. It’s annoying that I can’t see diagrams of chords I’m unfamiliar with, have limited access to songs, and am constantly and consistently pushed to get the app. It’s so irritating that I have actively avoided getting the app and going to the website altogether for the longest time, opting for websites that are in my opinion of lesser quality, just because I didn’t want to be bombarded with the sheer lack of accessibility the mobile website inundates you with. Like I said, I enjoy the app and give it a five star review. But I needed to make it clear that limiting a user’s experience on one platform so that you can raise traffic to another platform is one of my biggest peeves with a lot of other websites. I hope I don’t come across as angry or bitchy, I would just like to see this resolved.
Bit o’ Sweet Bitter Sweet Bit a Suite
by AmandaThePoet on 2018/07/20 14:07
This app, y’all. Out of ALL the apps I’ve had to delete in those frantic pressing moments of clearing cloud n’ device space to capture new memories, Guitar Tabs is by far the app I have consistently redownloaded shortly thereafter. SHOOT, y’all—even just the website a decade ago (in its most ancient era) imparted enough clarity, drive, and inspiration to keep my Fretty and me going. The GT App, y’all. IT’s OFF the wall, and YOU—you’ll be ON fire. Which final thought: I typically search for fairly random songs n’ artists (rarely of the now, and rarely billboard, popular, well-known, or well, known! ahAha With GT, I ALWAYS find the song & artist. FURTHERMORE, TALK about OPTIONS. Such a vast array of interpretations, styles, methods, or otherwise suggestions from which to choose. The biggest problem I have with it? TOO MANY POSSIBILITIES! Too many resources and too supportive&responsive a community. Like, GREAT. NOW what’s my excuse?! 😒🤨😅☺️😌
Thank you!!!!!
by Popsicle pants on 2018/11/23 17:22
I love music!!! I play a variety of different instruments including guitar, ukulele, piano, etc. and guitar tabs has helped me tremendously!!!! I love to sing as well and I love how easy it is to access so many songs and i love how there are different versions of the same song, so if I don’t like a certain version, I can choose a different one! And I don’t only use this app for guitar! I love the guitar, but i use this app more for piano. If you know how to play chords on piano, then this app is great for you!!! And you can also use this app for the ukulele!!! And, you don’t even have to be good! I learned most of the guitar by using this app. Before I found this app I only knew a couple chords on guitar because I didn’t really like the pressure of learning a new instrument. But guitar tabs made it fun! By letting me chose exactly what I want at the perfect level of experience is very helpful.
Great app but updates are killing its speed
by Walker2021 on 2018/06/06 19:20
Tons of songs, easy to use, and a great way to either learn or just stay dialed in. Love this app. I still think this is one of the best apps out there for learning guitar tablature and chords, however, it seems like the most recent updates have just slowed it down and made it incredibly glitchy. I remember this app used to run incredibly seamlessly, albeit having some crashing problems, but now it seems the open tabs that weren’t touched, pauses while auto scrolling, and sometimes plays videos without ever even having press the play button without any chance of making them stop without closing the app completely. In terms of information and content this app is world be on just about any other guitar learning app especially for the price but until some of these incredibly annoying problems get resolved I just can’t quite give this app a five star rating.
Best and efficient app for song chords period!
by Mahi Mo on 2019/05/02 02:44
I’ve been using this app for 3plus years now for finding chords to songs we use for worship on Sundays and its been awesome!! I love that it has different versions of a single song, it makes it easy to find what works and also the feature that lets you scroll through the lyrics at a speed that you set so you can play along through the whole song without having to touch your phone! The paid version is so worth these and any other additional features! It won’t be a stretch if I said I learned how to play songs through this app and it helped my journey in learning how to play guitar period. Not totally there yet but this has been and continues to be a huge part of my growth as a guitar player. Thankful for the community, the app and everyone involved in what it is!! Many more blessings to you all!!
Crashes all the time
by smiledirect on 2020/01/28 05:36
I use this for hours on end, every day. It’s one of the best apps I’ve ever had when it comes to music. I’ve even gotten many friends to download it. I am not kidding when I say I’m on it constantly learning new songs, whether it be on piano, uke or guitar, tabs, chords... there are tons of possibilities. Only issue I’m having is that it crashes constantly. I’ll open the app and it’ll load the home page and all the new shots, and the moment I go to open my playlist, or search for a song, it crashes. Every time, without fail. Also, when I’m scrolling it’ll not scroll, and then it’ll jump ahead or say I’ve clicked a song when I haven’t. It only started happening recently (this month) but it’s definitely inconvenient considering how often I use it, and how much I pay for it. Other than that, if these bugs are taken care of, I highly recommend it. Genuinely a great app.
Awesome
by Luke Blamer on 2019/01/03 07:51
The reason I still find myself picking up the guitar everyday is because of Ultimate Guitar it gave me a way to play me favorite songs and I fell in love with it. Their new update is genius as a way to get us to show the world the work and dedication we’ve put into this and what we have accomplished. With that being said I rate only 4 because it should be easier to find people who play the same things as you as well as be able to follow people who comment on your posts. They’re essentially trying to make stories like Snapchat and Instagram for Ultimate guitar so make it that way! Make it very easy to connect and find people make recommendations for users along with people who use the same type of tabs as you. I know this update is brand new and will improve but I would love to see this take off because it could very easily be a social media platform for musicians if Ultimate Guitar chooses to do so.
Most effective collection of music.
by Gourd1776 on 2019/05/21 08:01
I have used this app for over a year, almost two now and I use it constantly. I am self taught for almost two years as well and this App has every song I can think of and multiple versions of it transcribed by different authors, each rated by peers like me. I just upgraded to the newest ipad pro 2019 from my 2014 ipad air and noticed all my prevuous frustrations with this app have vanished. This app is definitely optimized for the newest operating system, otherwise your time will be wasted so be warned. The app includes a good tuner that has presets for fun Bob Dylan songs that need drop-D tuning for example. I would recommend this to anyone who wants an organized library of your favorite songs at your fingertips. I find myself playing more guitar because of the ease of access to the music. Excellent job.
Must have
by AnonymousTraveler on 2019/03/02 17:58
I always feel like a part of my soul dies when I pay for an app, but I'm actually really happy I got this one. I can't speak for other instruments, but it's a must for playing guitar and ukulele. I especially love that you can create a list of favorite tabs, you can listen to the original recording of the song as you play, and you can set it to automatically scroll down the page as you play so you never have to stop to find the next verse. I’m just coming back to edit this review because I left a suggestion that was actually incorporated in an update. From what I can tell, the developers are constantly listening to feedback, adding new features, and striving to do better. Definitely worth the money, and unless something drastically changes I will continue to recommend this app to any musician. It’s awesome.
6 stars
by colt4514575 on 2020/04/08 14:58
When I originally downloaded this app and bought the subscription it was a little glitchy (possibly due to my phone) it was working well enough but I became frustrated and deleted it. I received an email from the staff without provocation saying they had noticed I had cancelled the subscription. Well long story short not only did they offer me the year subscription and no charge but all the problems I had with the app have disappeared. The catalog of music and ways to play it as well as tools available is above and beyond. It’s very rare i don’t find the song I’m looking for if not at least 2-5 diff ways to play it. I use this app every single day and I strongly suggest whether your seasoned pro or just starting that you give it a try. Totally worth every penny. Thanks to the team for a six star app. Keep it up
I hope I live long enough to try the many features!
by GYYYO on 2019/03/14 01:53
Really I had no idea this app did half of what it does, and truthfully I’m not sure of all it does. I do know this. You know that rare Stones b-side you used to play in your old band and thought you were radical because it was never heard on the radio. I thought I knew it by heart but I forgot. So I’m looking on Safari (web browser) when it leads me to an app I already have; “Tabs” You’re going to get more than one way to play the song too. Whether it be chords or lead breaks, they seem to have a constantly growing monstrosity of data containing sometimes 3 and 4 ways to play that song. I bought this app a while ago but hadn’t picked up the guitar in a while. Been hanging in the background as a bass player, giving my bandmate a chance to shine on lead. The rhythm guy and he “weave” like Brian and Keith! Far be it for me to get in the way of their magic. So I’m home and decide to play some regular guitar for a change. I was trying to play “Citadel” off Satanic Majesties (ok not a b side but just as obscure) tonight, and forgot the Dsus! It was nice to find that I had this app to help me rediscover my first love. The acoustic guitar. Great app and I’ve yet to use all the features but I promise, I’ll try. Worth every penny! Fantastic job guys, thank you!
I LOVE THIS APP
by Shelby-forevermusic on 2018/09/17 22:59
So I’ve been a member on this app for 3+ years. I’ve never payed a penny for PRO as I really just wanted the simple features. The only con was without PRO I could only use the tabs on my phone and not my IPad without paying. So deal by deal went by and I was very tempted, but I never took them. I loved the app and used it all the time and decided I didn't need PRO. But one day I woke up and since I had been a loyal member for so long they gifted me PRO for FREE! After I had PRO I found out about all the amazing things that come along with it. This app is amazing and PRO is worth your money, if you play guitar often. Honestly if your on the fence just get the app use it for a while then just wait for a deal to come around. The developers are amazing and the songs are accurate. Thanks to the developers for the amazing gift! Gonna use this app forever!
Almost there....
by Jameson_82 on 2018/02/17 19:29
I love the new look, simplicity, and feel of the Ultimate Guitar app after the last update. However, I have to give it a two for functionality performance. The app freezes up and lags when scrolling through the song list on the “My Tabs” feature. Frustrating to say the least. The search function in “My Tabs” is now gone, or not easily accessible. Now when I search, after entering the “My Tabs” section, it searches the whole catalog of tabs in your database, instead of just searching through the tabs I actually have saved. I have over 400 tabs saved through that portal, and not being able to search through them, but actually have to scroll through them to find them, is a terrible flaw. To further drive that point home, as you know, there are more than one version of any given song being searched for. I have chosen the one I like and sounds best to me, so I don’t have to weed through the versions I don’t like. If the search function in “My Tabs” is gone, I have to weed through them again. It, in effect, makes the whole “My Tab” experience completely unusable with the ease it was created and intended for. Again, I love the app, and use it on a daily basis because I’m a musician, but there’s a couple things that could make it better. This is based on my experience of past versions. I’ve been using your app for quite sometime now. Thank you in advance and good luck on the changes.
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