Gadgets We Like: Songsterr App Provides Instant Access to 300,000 Guitar, Bass & Drum Tabs

Want to learn the parts to some of your favorite tunes? The Songsterr app provides immediate access to 300,000 guitar, bass, and drum tabs. Compatible with the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad, the app’s music catalogue comes from Songsterr.com and is instantly accessible at no cost.

One thing about Songsterr that I find especially cool is that it’s constantly being fixed and improved a la Wikipedia entries.  And there’s only one version of tab per song, so you don’t have to sift through multiple tabs of Duke Ellington’s “Take The A Train,” to find one that’s accurate.

It’s pretty easy to search for tunes, as you can search for tabs by popular tags like “Rock,” “Metal,” and “Jazz,” by song title or artist name, or by most viewed.

It costs five bucks to upgrade from the regular, free version of Songsterr to what’s called the “Songsterr Plus.”  If you spring for the “Plus” you can playback tabs and slow down the playback without any shift in pitch.  The ads also vanish!

Is this legal?  Yup.  As the site explains, support from paid users goes toward paying royalties to the music creators.

Download the Songsterr App in the iTunes App Store

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