It can be authoritatively stated that the internet holds almost all of our collective information and knowledge. The amazing thing is that we now have access to all this information through our smartphones and other small, portable devices that can we can carry around in our pockets. This is something that has never been achieved for all the millennia that human beings have walked on the surface of the earth. This presents a unique opportunity, seeing that you can learn almost anything on the internet with the click of a button or the swipe of a screen. If you thought that getting the chord and tab lyrics or notes to your favorite song was going to be difficult or close to impossible, then you have not come across Tabs and Chords, a mobile app by Ultimate Guitar.
Tabs and Chords is a mobile version of the world’s largest catalog of Guitar and ukulele chords, tabs and lyrics. The icing on the cake is that these tabs, chords and lyrics are available even when you are offline. This means that you do not have to be connected to the internet or your favorite coffee shop’s Wi-Fi for you to have access to this great content.
The premise of Tabs and Chords by Ultimate Guitar is really simple. All you have to do is search for your favorite song and choose whether you want to play chords, tabs (this basically refers to the notes or fingerlings of a guitar solo), bass or ukulele. With Tabs and Chords, you can learn and play acoustic guitar and bass.
You will find that there are multiple versions for each single song that you will find in the database. This is due to the fact that these transcriptions are user submitted, and each of these transcriptions is given a rating from 1-5 by other users of the mobile app or website, grading the reliability and sound of each transcription. This peer reviewed process ensures that there are high quality transcriptions that you can use to learn and play acoustic guitar and bass.
The Tab and Chords by Ultimate Guitar app includes:
- Popular songs from latest releases
- Chords, notes, lyrics and guitar scores for over 800,000 songs
- Chord diagrams with notes’ placement on fretboard. Each chord features multiple variations
- Ukulele chords
- Bass tabs
- Free daily updates
- Interactive guitar lessons
- Оffline access to favorite tabs
- Quick search by type, difficulty, tuning and rating
- MIDI controller support
- Access to 150,000+ interactive tabs with realistic sound playback
- Multiple instrument tracks available for each tab (guitar, bass, drums etc)
- Loop and tempo control
- Accurate Tuner
- Precision Metronome
- Chord Library with more than 2 million chords
- Print and share tabs
- Change font style and size
- “Fit To Screen” feature
- Export tabs and chords to Dropbox, send them via email with just one tap
All in all, this is a really good app if you want to learn and play acoustic guitar and bass.