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What is the best tab/app site with the most accurate and most tabs?

Teleking

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Looking for some suggestions here. Will gladly pay.

Yes, I know, learning by ear is the best, but I have a lot of songs to learn quickly, and I just don't have time to sit down and piece it all together.

Thanks
 

Bradmeister

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In my experience, it's kind of hit-and-miss. I usually just use Google to find them. There are usually several, and try to pick the ones that are highly rated. In the end, your ears are your friend....and these were written by anyguy on the internet, so take the accuracy with a grain of salt. :)

I think most of mine have come from Ultimate Guitar. Most tab sites have the same ones, too.
 

B Money

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I've never seen a tab site that was worth a sh*t. They all seem to have the same terrible "transcriptions", and the sites themselves are often risky places to point your browser.

Youtube is a great resource for learning songs fast.
 
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I guess Ultimate Guitar is the "best" one, but you need to google and search deep for accurate tabs sometimes, especially if the genre isn't Rock.
 

rickc007

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I've never seen a tab site that was worth a sh*t. They all seem to have the same terrible "transcriptions", and the sites themselves are often risky places to point your browser.

Youtube is a great resource for learning songs fast.
This ^

Amazed at how bad and inaccurate these sites are.
Yet most printed books are virtually spot on
 

Magicpad

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This ^

Amazed at how bad and inaccurate these sites are.
Yet most printed books are virtually spot on
I disagree. The Hal leonard books especially are horribly inaccurate. I have good success using UG and downloading the powertabs/guitar pros into Tux Guitar on my Mac. Most of them are spot on.
 

rickc007

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I disagree. The Hal leonard books especially are horribly inaccurate. I have good success using UG and downloading the powertabs/guitar pros into Tux Guitar on my Mac. Most of them are spot on.
Do you have an example of a Hal Leonard book that is horribly innacurat.?

Been working through the Allman Brothers books, they're fantastic
 

A-Frame

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Ultimate Guitar has everything the others have.
I find the powertab & guitarpro files often have the best transcriptions. You can open both with the free tuxguitar program.
 

Magicpad

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The biggest ones that come to mind are the David Wilcox books... they have all the songs in standard tuning when it's pretty well known that he's never played a song in standard 440.

Other ones back from my earlier years learning were the RATM / Audioslave books. A 26th fret bend?!? Come on! It's morello using the whammy pedal on the 14th fret to pitch it up an octave! It's sorta like they never even studied the guitarists and just sorta put random notes on the page....
 

OutterLimits

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MusicNotes, I download from there ... Steeley Dan was very accurate, as was all that dribble thumbing in Money For Nothing.

Free tab is not accurate, don't bother. They are grossly inaccurate, and in fact if they were accurate, they would close the site for publishing infringements. You cannot transcribe somebody else's work and give it away. It is like writing out the contents of a book and putting it on your website. No-can-do without permission from the owners.
 

A-Frame

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MusicNotes, I download from there ... Steeley Dan was very accurate, as was all that dribble thumbing in Money For Nothing.

Free tab is not accurate, don't bother. They are grossly inaccurate, and in fact if they were accurate, they would close the site for publishing infringements. You cannot transcribe somebody else's work and give it away. It is like writing out the contents of a book and putting it on your website. No-can-do without permission from the owners.
Sorry, but that's just not true.
 

hereandgone18

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I guess Ultimate Guitar is the "best" one, but you need to google and search deep for accurate tabs sometimes, especially if the genre isn't Rock.
Agreed, and there are certainly a lot of crappy tabs on UG (and other similar sites). But they also have a review system, and lots of popular songs have multiple tabs posted. I tend to gravitate towards ones with lots of positive ratings, and then also peruse the comments at the bottom of individual tabs. If you do that, it's a lot easier to separate the wheat from the chaff.
 

27sauce

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This ^

Amazed at how bad and inaccurate these sites are.
Yet most printed books are virtually spot on
Usually the ones that cost money are more accurate. This is intellectual property people! Pay for it, or use your ears!
 

James_E

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Free tabs are NOT all atrocious. Just use the free tabs to get yourself started. Supplement that with using your ears... fix things as needed.

If you have any ear at all the "atrocious" ones will be obvious quickly. Just click on another one.
 






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