Great app there’s one thing I don’t like. The songs on the app are mostly the album version of songs including the tab for multi track overdubs. It can be a little unpractical when there four or five different guitar tracks. Sometimes the track is just bolstering certain parts, so the measures are all empty except for an occasional handful of note peppered throughout the song. It has adaptions mimicking vocal parts. If they can do that why not adapt the songs in a way that makes sense for a person trying learn the song and doesn’t really need all the guitar overdubs of the album recording that at times can be confusing and make it harder to learn. If your trying to learn the song to play live, strictly having the album version in detail is not very helpful. Add some adaptations for songs to be played live or for a student trying to learn the songs on their own without a band. Kind of like what a good guitar teacher would do.
I have had this app since I was in middle school. For reference, I am now in my second year of law school. Of the few constants in my life since middle school, this app has been one of them. However, the "freemium" update might lead me to delete this app at last. I learned my first song on this app. Heck, I learned my first *1,000* songs on this app. As a self-taught guitarist, this app helped me develop my skills farther than I could have ever gotten by myself. That was in large part due to the features that we were allowed to use for free. The solo play, mute, and loop features, along with the tempo adjuster were crucial in my development as a guitarist. That was ALL THANKS to Songsterr and the fact that the creators allowed those features to remain free. At the time, no other guitar apps would imagine doing something so generous. I 100% believe I would have eventually quit guitar had this app not existed when I first started playing. Now, unfortunately, those who cannot afford $10/month will not have it as easily as I did. The spirit of helping new players discover the joy of creating music, and the ever-giving journey of honing one's skill as a musician, has all been dumped in favor of greed. I am truly heartbroken.
This is a great app, especially for anyone just starting out learning how to play the bass guitar or even regular guitar. The trick to learning songs like these is to play for five minutes then rest for five minutes lather rinse repeat. You will see that just those small five minute sessions will improve your playing drastically. If you get stuck on a certain riff watch what five minutes will do. You will see that the prior five minutes you got stuck on a few things and now going into the second five minute session you’re playing better than you did five minutes ago. Sometimes the brain just needs a five minute break and then resets, and you move forward. Here’s three words that will turn you into an amazing Guitar/bass player… Practice… Practice… Practice…
Wish we had the option to mute the part we’re practicing
Honestly for a company smart enough to develop an app like this, it somewhat astounds me that they developed the option to mute all other instruments except for the part you’re practicing, without developing the option to mute just yours. What’s in there is useless! How does that help develop your ear at all? The app currently functions somewhat like training wheels on a a bike. You can walk through complex pieces from at variable speeds, while it plays all the instruments for you. But eventually, you need to work on you’re ability to play it alone to maximize your tone; yet you have no way of removing just the instrument you’re playing. It would be great if we could keep the accompanying instruments, the tab, the speed control, but then mute the track it’s showing for the tab. As it stands I’m being forced to mute the phone entirely which is really stupid. I may cancel my subscription over this, because I feel like I’ve hit a plateau with songsterr and there’s better alternatives out there. Vote with your wallet!
I just want to say this is the best guitar lesson app I’ve EVER came across. Ever. Well... on computer only lol. I downloaded this on my phone and I have to pay, but on my computer I don’t. How come? It doesn’t effect me that much because I only really use it on my computer but that was very annoying to see. But when it comes to my computer I love the app. The rest of these guitar apps cost money and are very expensive even when the lessons aren’t even good. I found this app on my computer desperately trying to figure out how to play this one song on my guitar and found this gem. I’m genuinely scared for people to even find it because you guys might make it cost money on computer too!!! Lol. No but I gotta say man... your team is really a fricking lifesaver. I loved this app on my computer so much it took everything in me not to run and make a great review on it. Good job guys! Maybe you can make changes with the phone situation? If not I’m cool!
So I have had Songsterr now for a day and I noticed a few things. 1. The side scroll is a little difficult to follow especially when you are trying to learn a song. I’d like to be able to view it as a whole piece of sheet music. 2. The sound and the actual notes are not in Unison. Maybe it sounds a little better when playing slower stuff but at full speed for a song at 180bpm there is a very noticeable lag the sound plays after the note passes the green bar not exactly on time. This makes it very difficult to learn new stuff Overall I have this 3 stars because for $4.99/month this app should have these wrinkles ironed out by now. The timing is inexcusable because most people are learning how to play a song for the first time and it throws everything off.
I remember having to sit in front of a desktop in an armed computer chair, after lugging my things to the computer room, just to play a tab. Now this makes things like Guitar Hero for real life. One of the best apps EVER made! If only there were an option to have the tab going along with the real music playing. Love that you can switch instruments, and here them louder than the rest of the music, as I play multiple. Also be great to have an in sync option so a bass player could play along with a guitar player, like screen mirroring for Apple TV or something similar. Split screen option comes to mind. Be great to have an Apple TV version of the app, too.
I was disappointed to find an atrociously wrong transcription of a Seals and Crofts song I wanted to play just now. I no longer presume everything is going to be done well at this app. —— Also as I have explained before to Songsterr, I do not normally do monthly payments to any place. At most I would consider annual payments but I prefer a one time payment option for everything. If they want to make it ridiculously high then make it high but let me be done with this paying after one payment. Even some groups have lifetime memberships for a large fee. I would like a lifetime membership option to pay with one payment. I use a virtual credit card and it’s too hard to make the card work with these monthly payments that it wants. My virtual cards expire every 12 months and require me to create new ones, and they are better for one time purchases. This company has lost out on a payment (and income) from me by trying to force a monthly plan on me with no other option. I should be able to pay a large fee if they are that focused on getting large fees out of people. If someone pays a lifetime membership fee it’s up to Songsterr to budget the money in a way that gives them money every month. They don’t give me any options and I continue to wait for them to make it possible for me to use it. My guitar teacher bought it when it cost nearly nothing. It’s a shame I can’t use it with him.
I like the side scroll but I wish I could also look at it like a normal piece of sheet music like on the website as well, the audio almost never works on the website, it’ll sometimes work once but then I’m forced to reload it if I wanna hear it again, and count in, solo, and loop don’t work at all on the website even though I pay a subscription. The app itself works great, never had issues but the guitar hero style is kinda hard if your trying to play a song for the first time, I like that more after I’ve played a couple times and I’m still working on rhythm and memorizing it. Also for solo mode, it’s cool but I wish you could also make it so you can hear all instruments except for the part I wanna play, that way I can have the drums, bass, vocals and maybe rhythm guitar going while I play lead guitar over it
Great app, but I really need one additional feature
I have been using this app for many years. It is the best tab app out there that I have found. One feature I would LOVE to see is the ability to markup a tab with an Apple Pencil. When practicing parts in the middle of a song, sometimes scrolling through the tab and finding that part can be challenging. Having the ability to markup a part would make it much easier to find and visually help me divide and conquer a song. I would not mind paying for this app at all, but I do think that $10 per month is a bit steep. I’d love to have an option for a flat one time fee.
This app is fantastic for a guy who wants to practice and learn new songs but also has a full time job. The tabs are great, selection is huge, the app is easy to use and works well. One thing that would make the app absolutely perfect would be the ability to toggle on/off multiple tracks. For example, if I’m playing with a friend, having the ability to toggle off both guitar parts so we can jam to just the bass and drums would be great. Or if later a bass player showed up we could then toggle off the bass, as well. That kind of flexibility would make this the perfect practice app for musicians of all skill levels.
I’ve used this app because I’ve been able to start a nice collection of tabs that aren’t available else where. I’ve been paying for the app for a long time now and it works well but there are lots simple QoL features that aren’t there. Like simplified song sorting. The online version of the site has the luxury of being able to see more than just one line at a time, meaning if you want to practice a smaller section at your own speed, well you can’t because you can barely see what’s coming next without the song playing at whatever speed. The online version remedies this, so you don’t have to touch the screen constantly. It ALSO REALLY bothers me that I don’t have premium features online even though I pay monthly for this crappier version of the service. 2.5/5
I have played the guitar for a long time. With technology you have a lot of options than years ago, when you had to figure stuff out on your own. I have tried it all. If you invest in one thing to learn, get better, or simply learn your favorite songs without hassle- this should be it! Very accurate and the ability to slow it down and increase speed as you go makes learning a fast song easier and actually makes you a better player. Highly recommended the paid version.
I use this app on my phone because it is easier to move around with and I can hear the music coming from the notes. That’s something you can’t do on computer. On computer you get all of the tabs on whatever song you wish to learn but you cant listen to the notes unless you subscribe to them. On phone you can hear the notes but it only gives you between 5 and 20 seconds of the song. Sometimes you don’t even get the notes. This rating is mainly for the Mobil app and how much of the tabs you get. It’s as if they are trying to get you to only use the computer website and play the song over it with you phone. Just use Guitar Tabs app. Incase you don’t know what it looks like, it a orange “O” with horns along with a black background. You don’t hear notes but you get the whole song without having to pay 5 bucks.
So I think this app is really good for people who want to play guitar or for musicians in general but there is one thing I don’t and that is really bad tuner it’s all ready made break three strings on three separate guitar because I couldn’t take if I was going higher or lower because the tune said it was right then it was wrong and Wright again and before I realize it I’ve gone to high and snapped a string mainly the E strings but really the only things I have are that there are no difficulty settings and no way toAccommodate six string players trying to play song with more strings but besides of that this is still a great that has helped me play some of my favorite songs
I’m not going to lie I was not happy when the latest update rendered the app unusable for old users who purchased the app before it was a subscription service. The developer once aware of the issue was proactive to fix the issue and it now works again as promised. I honestly feel with as much as I’ve paid in monthly subscription fees to use the web browser based version across all platforms that I should at least get to keep the app version that I bought long ago for a one time fee. The app itself is excellent and a vital teaching tool for me.
It’s a major improvement to show the drum notation in the actual location of each instrument on the staff, with the note value (I.e. half notes, quarter note, etc. notation). The old way of drum “tabs” just did not work, with abbreviations for each instrument, jumping around all over the staff. Now, can we be big boys and girls and have the actual sheet music for bass & guitar too, not just tabs? Tabs are quick and easy, like junk food, but don’t give the full picture of how the song is supposed to sound with full musical notation. Even just the notes on the proper staff would be an improvement. Thanks
I learned how to play the bass using this app. Very simple interface that displays tabs in real time that you can slow down, mute other instruments, 3 count, metronome- my only complaint is that there are a few repeat tabs and a few that are obviously wrong, but overall it’s an excellent app with a very extensive library and it’s simple to read and use. It also provides tabs on the fly in case you forgot a part and just need to see it. 5 stars all day.
I’ve had other TABS apps, never paid for any of them though. My friend pays for this one and it’s AWESOME if you pay for the full version. I don’t pay for the full version because I’m broke and would rather spend money on equipment. My favorite part about this app is that is has almost every song and it is SUPER easy to read, unlike other apps. I had zero questions about how to read these TABS. Also, I love that this app tells you how to strum (up or down). It’s the best TABS app to get an accurate sound. Gotta love it.
I downloaded this to print drum tabs. I am very new to drumming so it was a bit over my head (at this time) but I do appreciate that this is a great app and reasonably priced if you print a lot of tab sheets. When I have had questions or concerns, my emails were answered promptly by Denis, who was very kind and helpful in guiding me through any issues. I will likely use the app again after I’ve improved. Note: I was not aware that auto-renewal may occur through the App Store, so be sure you pay attention.
This app used to be great. There was a free version that had limited features, but now, it’s a monthly subscription? That’s insane! Thankfully, a while back I purchased the one-time payment so I don’t have to ever pay again. But I’ve got a students, friends, family, coworkers, and customers that want the app but don’t want to pay the monthly fee. They’d happily pay for one-time charge, though. Bring that feature back please! The creators are LOSING MONEY by taking away this feature. I think it could even be a one-time payment of $50 and it would still be a great deal for both the purchaser and the company. Bring the one-time payment feature back ASAP please!!
This app helped me learn how to play the drums including some of my favorite songs in just 2 years! I’m now taking lessons which is great, but I’m soo glad I started here. I started playing at 48 and now at 50, I can play Comfortably Numb, and Shine on 1-7 both while reading this app! What I do is play the real song in my headphones and follow along on the screen. I don’t use the green cursor so I can get used to reading along in time.
Overall, this is a very good application that helps you to learn songs, especially difficult lead parts. I just wish they would update the program to allow you to save specific loops of parts of songs as favorites . I find it frustrating to have to find the section I had worked on, on a previous date, and loop it. They charge separate monthly fees for the phone app and computer. I think the $4.99 per month fee should be enough to cover both.
Tired of all the END ALL YOUR PROBLEMS guitar lesson videos
This app is by far the absolute best teacher that I have found so far after searching through so many different websites and how to videos that leaves you in the dust scratching your head and wondering what happened!! This APP,you can slow down, speed up,or pause and repeat and all difference and things that you need to help you learn!! 10 stars in my book!!
Would be great but has flaws that seem to not get fixed.
For the most part, this app is really good. The layout is great and the different options that you have a really good too. The only issue I have with this is it seems no one keeps tabs on the songs that are not right. Some of the songs that play through do not match the tab that is there and it gets very frustrating. First much is this service cost per month it should be next to flawless.
The app is awesome. I’m amazed at how much music is available. The playback remains very tinny and painful to listen to, however, and more importantly I hate that I am unable to see more than one line of the tab at a time. I know that I can play it forward very slowly if I want but when first learning a song it must be still. I am forced to transcribe everything into a book. This is far and away the biggest problem.
I've been subscribing to Songsterr for years. They are the ONLY place I consistently find perfect transcriptions to any obscure song I can think of. For me this app is one of those examples of how our lives are better today than they were 10, 20 years ago. Update: I've been using other apps to slow music down but the slow to 15% speed feature is here and practice just got simpler. Nice job.
I like the site, so I got this because I had $5 on my phone from Christmas, and I looked at the subscription page and it seems like it has different 4 different choices all the same price $4.99. There’s the regular, but then there’s one with “(NT)” after one has “(1WT)” after it and the last one has “(WT)” after it it’d be great if someone could explain the difference and/or reasons for multiple subscriptions. Thank you. (The four stars is because it doesn’t carry over to PC)
I find this to be extremely useful listening and learning to play songs that I’m not emotionally attached to and that I’m not familiar with and being able to slow down the progression and then to even add in other instruments really is cool. I can’t even play one song yet but I dropping the speed down to 40% and slowly plugging along I’m able to memorize and then eventually speed up and play along with the app
You can take your time learning guitar one picking finger at a time or by using chords at your leisure. We all know that time is difficult to find nowadays but I find myself sitting down with this app and playing for hours to pick up particular songs. Thanks so much. This is a great app for me and if others would try it they would see how well it works for them as well.
It’s my fault for assuming that being able to print what I’m looking at would be possible but it’s not. For that you need a “premium” account on a pc. Their web site says an iOS subscription includes one month of premium on another device if you email them your proof of purchase. Two weeks and several attempts later and still no response from them. Total waste of time and money.
I love the app very helpful would have 5 star review if it had a couple things like a glossary of all symbals and a definition of what they mean and a option to click on them so you can see and listen to examples but most of all this is one of my personal reasons its missing many songs or there is no songs from some of my favorite artists like silent theory they have many somgs id live to learn but no tabs or anything anywhere
Definitely my favorite tab app/sites, really useful that you don’t have to pay to play the song with the tabs unlike other sites. Great layout and has lots of features that can help to learn anything without payment much better. Sometimes the song I want isn’t there but they definitely have a lot of songs. Overall a great app.
… but soon to unsubscribe. Started the app today, discovered that it’s updated to v4.0, and all of my favorites have disappeared. Tried “restore purchase” (no luck). Added a few of my favorites back to the list… only to find the list empty when I returned to the app a while later. Read the version history, which is talking about “Songsterr freemium”, and see that there’s a new subscription (Songsterr Plus) that costs double what I’ve been paying. Not sure if there’s any chance my favorites will come back, or if my $4.99 actually gets me anything now. Developer- please clarify.
Please let me view more sections at once. Why doesn’t this app function like the website? Why can’t I view tabs in portrait mode? Why can’t I zoom out? What kind of app only has a login screen when I go to search for these settings (that should DEFINITELY be included)? I see responses to reviews asking these same questions that have vague responses like “please drop me a line at *email here*”. These responses are from a year ago. Why am I paying a subscription for an app that has less features than the website?
The app is pretty good, they have cool songs and it’s helped me a lot with my playing, but this app would be infinitely more better if the tuner would actually work good. All you do is pluck a string and hope the tuner guesses what string it is which a good portion of the time it doesn’t. It would be nice if there was a button to press that would choose the string you were trying to fix but it lacks that feature unfortunately.
I’ve been using Songsterr for many years now and You May find songs not tabbed out perfect but it get you close and trying to figure out the part yourself only makes your ear better. I have nothing to complain about songsterr cause I remember when nothing was like this when I started learning songs !! Thank you songsterr for making songs easier to figure out 🤘🏻
I love the program, i’ve been using it for a couple years mostly on the web though. in the app when looking at tabs it’s sideways, which is good for if you’re playing with it at the same speed. but if you want to change the speed you have to go premium. on the web however you can look at them with your phone in portrait as opposed to landscape(sideways). if you could have it in portrait or landscape in the app it would be perfect.
I think it would be awesome to be able to filter search results by tuning, like your able to in the browser version. My computers broken so this would save me a lot of time when I’m trying to fly through songs without having to tune every 30 minutes. 1st world problems, I know
This app is really good I like it a lot but just have a couple of suggestions for it. Like a dark mode instead of it being bright, and an option that will let you make new tabs for songs that aren’t on here. That option would be very helpful because it will encourage community engagement and bring a lot more songs into this app
At first I was scriptural on it. Then I was all, screw it I’ll try the 4.99 a month. Wow. Worth it. This app has thousands of songs to learn. You can slow down the music and section of each part as well as way more options. Well worth it. I’ve learned more songs off this app than I have in the past 5 years.
I would give it 5 stars if there were bass tabs for all of the songs I look up but I doubt any app would have that. Most are on here however. Sometimes the tabs aren't completely accurate but close which still helps decipher the notes. It’s good to get an ear for the notes anyway. And it’s computerized and sounds like it so you’ll want to eventually play with the actual music once you’ve learned the song on here.
I love all of the features that come with the monthly subscription. The feature that allows you to slow down the tab helps a lot but I do wish there was a little more percentages to choose from because on certain songs, the ten percentage gap feels like playing a simple riff to a full on solo. Best purchase I’ve made despite the minor complaint!
Every time I open the app to review the tabs for a particular song you have to type into the search bar the name of the song. No option to save a song as a “favorite” or even show a history of prior searches to quickly and easily go back to the same song.
I think this is a great app and I love using it to find guitar and bass tabs BUT it’s so sad that there isn’t a proper ukulele section like there is for the other instruments. It’s so hard to find good ukulele tabs that aren’t just a melody line and this app has some of the best ukulele tabs I can find but they’re hard to search for because of the lack of the dedicated feature there is for the bass, guitar and drums. I would also love to see more string instruments added like banjo and mandolin- it’s also pretty challenging to find good tabs for those instruments online.
Every single song that I want to play stops you at a certain point. I get you have to make money somehow but pls can you just make some if not most of the song free. I think you would get a lot more downloads and more people that would spend their money on this. Idk if you guys make money by getting downloads and people subscribing but if you make money from downloads I think you would make a lot more if you made about half of the songs free. Thank you so much and I hope you take this into consideration. ❤️❤️❤️
I love Songsterr and I have used it ever since I started playing guitar about 7 years ago. The only thing that would make this app the best would be adding the tuning filter like there is on the desktop browser version. It’s nice to be able to set what tuning you are in instead of having to click into a song to check tunings.
It’s a great app. Love using it. I get if I were paying for the mobile and all, but I typically just go on the internet via a laptop to use the website. My main gripe is I have to pay for the website version in order to just have a song slowed down. Five dollars a month as well. I would be fine paying five dollars a month if it was only a mobile app, but it’s not. I’d essentially pay five dollars a month to slow the song down. It makes no sense. Offer a one dollar version for that feature alone.
Most songs are good, all songs are remakes, some fills are a little messed up, some songs aren’t even remotely close and there’s no way to report it. The subscription is barely worth it but the slow speeds and hearing the actual song help. It’s just needs some updates and better sources for the songs. I’ve been using it for abt a year now and it can be very aggravating at times
Edit update: This app is about as comprehensive and flexible a learning tool as you’ll find anywhere. The ability to slow it down in increments is extremely useful, and the song list seems to be growing constantly. Original review: I purchased this app with some skepticism after reading some not-so-flattering reviews, but within months, the reviews got better so I grabbed it. I used to go to a website called Bassmasta, but for some reason, I wasn't able to on my iPad. I'm new to bass guitar after a pretty bad injury forced me away from drums. This app is an excellent learning tool and I have yet to find any obviously incorrectly tabbed songs. It's pretty good. Well worth the $5 or whatever I spent on it. No retreat here!
Featured in the Wall Street Journal as one of "The Best Apps for Learning to Play Music" and as the Apple App of the Week, Songsterr gives you free instant access to 800,000+ high quality guitar, bass and drum tabs & chords with FREE realistic playback. Songsterr Tabs & Chords is a subscription based app. The free version allows you to view and playback all the tabs. To get unlimited access to all the learning features like Speed Control, Loop, Solo, Mute, Pitch Shifting, etc., sign up for a $9.99 USD per month subscription (pricing may vary in countries other than the U.S.). This subscription gives you access on all supported platforms. FEATURES Tabs & Chords • Huge catalogue of 800,000+ accurate tabs & chords with free full length playback. • High transcription quality. There is only one accurate version of a tab per song. • Legality. Music creators get paid. Tab Player • Realistic Guitar Engine. Learn and play along with Songsterr. • Multiple Instruments. Most songs have tabs for individual instruments (guitar, bass, drums, vocal, etc). • Speed Control. Slow down tab playback up to 15% to learn difficult parts. • Loop. Play back selected measures over and over again. • Offline Mode. View and playback previously opened tabs offline. Cache size can be controlled via Settings app. • Solo. Hear only the instrument you are learning. • Mute. Play along with a backing track. • Pitch Shifting. Change the pitch of your tab and skip retuning your guitar. • Count In. Gives you time to prepare for playing after tapping Play. • Chromatic Tuner. Tune your guitar via mic or adaptors like iRig. • Background Audio Support. Play along using e.g. iRig and Amplitube (make sure that the "Background Audio" option is enabled in Amplitube) Navigation • Instrument Filter. Filter out songs that don't have a tab for your instrument. • History. Instantly access tabs you viewed recently. • Favorites. Quickly access your favorite tabs. • Favorites Syncing. Sign in with your Songsterr account to synchronize favorites with our website. Price • Pass-through Plus Subscription gives access on all supported platforms including Web. Your Songsterr subscription will automatically renew each month and your credit card will be charged through your Apple ID account. You can turn off auto-renew at any time from your Apple ID account settings. SUBSCRIBERS' AUTOMATIC-RENEWAL FEATURE: Your subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period. Your iTunes account will automatically be charged at the same price for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current monthly period, unless you change your subscription preferences in your account settings. You can manage your subscriptions through your Account Settings after purchase. No cancellation of the current subscription is allowed during the active subscription period. Please go to http://www.songsterr.com/a/wa/privacy and http://www.songsterr.com/a/wa/terms for more information.