Ultimate Guitar Tabs HD - largest catalog of songs with guitar chords, tabs and lyrics Music App Review (iOS, Free)

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Languages: English

Seller: Ultimate Guitar

• "Tab of the Day" - regularly updated collection of selected tabs with playback and extra features designed to help you learn songs easier and faster
• App tour to guide you through main features
• Minor bug fixes

Customer Ratings

Current Version:
1362 Ratings
All Versions:
11572 Ratings
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Description

Play your favorite songs on guitar right from your iPad. Choose from 600,000 tabs and chords with lyrics, get free daily catalog updates with latest music releases. Experience tabs like never before with our limited selection of high-profile tablatures, handcrafted and regularly updated under "Tab of the Day" franchise.

Featured as one of the best apps of 2013 by Business Insider, Tabs HD features offline access to its content and beginner-friendly tools. What makes Ultimate Guitar Tabs HD a perfect guitar app:

► UNIQUE CONTENT

• Huge catalog. Chords, notes and guitar scores for more than 400,000 songs
• Always fresh. Popular songs from latest releases added daily
• Something special. Selected tabs come with playback and extra features

► OUTSTANDING FUNCTIONALITY

• Offline access to content. Adding tabs to Favorites makes them available even without Internet connection
• Chord diagrams. Each one of them features notes' placement on fretboard with multiple variations
• Quick search. Navigate through the app's content easily with tab type, difficulty and tuning filters

► SLEEK INTERFACE

• Tabs and chords designed for iPad. Easy to read and fun to learn
• Size matters. Feel yourself comfortable with any tablature perfectly sized on your device
• It's all about learning. Nothing distracts you from that purpose

► DEDICATION TO YOUR NEEDS

• Autoscroll. Let the app scroll the song while you're playing along, set the speed on the fly
• Playlists. Organize content for leisure and work - create and store your own playlists
• Custom look. Change the tabs' font style and size to make them look exactly how you want

Praise from the press:

"Totally intuitive, has an autocomplete function to search for songs, and lets you catalogue the songs you're currently using." - Rob Wile, Business Insider

Praise from Ultimate Guitar Tabs HD fans:

"This is one of the absolute best apps I've ever downloaded. It is completely worth it for musicians!!!" - by Noah Mishkin

"Good job getting songs nobody else has...!!!" - by Penfire

"This is the most useful app I have used for a guitarist" - by Jammin1969

We strive for excellence and we're always eager to improve your Tabs HD 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-ipadugt@ultimate-guitar.com and your feedback will be heard.

SUBSCRIPTION INFORMATION

• You can subscribe for unlimited access to our full catalog and daily updates
• The subscription plans are $1.99/1 month, $3.99/3 months, $7.99/12 months, $24.99/Lifetime
• You'll get access to all tablatures for the duration of your subscription
• 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
• No cancellation of the current subscription is allowed during active subscription period
• You can read our privacy policy at www.ultimate-guitar.com/about/privacy.htm

Customer Reviews

  • Chords

    by RacerPig

    I have really enjoyed many features, I use it to learn songs and play live. Is it possible to change the chords or the location of the chords?

  • Awesome app

    by Sorry charlies

    Yes yes yes

  • songs

    by strongguitar

    Best app ever, i was just starting out to play guitar and didn't know what song to play aside from the books i had with songs but none were what i wanted, but when i found this app it was amazing ever song that always wanted to play right there in my hand. This app is the most used app on my ipod for sure.

  • Great App!

    by Avalon76

    Easy to use and features a huge selection of tabs. Plus, the Tab of the Day is a great feature!

  • Best Thing Ever!

    by guitarforlife

    This app is the best one out there for guitarists. It has easy-access to songs wherever you go so you can look up whatever you want to play. It’s definitely made my life a whole lot easier when I had to learn multiple songs at once for a show. Just a tap away from success!

  • Awesome app

    by Andrewg.wright

    The only complaints I have is that for chords tabs there isn't usually a strum pattern, and that there aren't enough tabs on here for less popular stuff. Other than that this is an awesome app and a must have for any guitarist or guitar student

  • Dstarr

    by Dgstarr

    Love it! Need a song, find a song, play a song.

  • Best app!!

    by Duh duh duh...

    If your learning guitar i highly suggest this app!!

  • Mr

    by Nchalcot

    Some chord positions are wrong ..it would be nice if we can change and save all the shapes it the bottom of the page. I'm tired of the irritating pop ups to buy the ipad app..I did buy it! .. Your pop ups are the most irritating painful pop ups. I bought a life time membership..when I sign into the web ultimate page,u should know this and stop pop ups!!!! And I like to go to the web page ultimate...but the annoying pop ups won't go. Away.. Elastic painful pop ups.. Please

  • Must have app

    by rjbertsch

    This is a great app. Well worth the price. I love being able to create a favorites list. My only suggestion for improvement would be to let users build playlists.

  • Requests

    by Scuba it

    Love the app!!! Most useful thing I have. Ever found. Absolutely NEED a section to put in requests. Would not be hard to configure. Could even be able to rate requests.

  • Great Tabs app!

    by HikariNiYami

    This app is very resourceful. It has a wide variety of guitar Tabs to choose from.

  • Great App for practicing

    by Kencamarillo

    This app is really worth it! I use it every time I practice.

  • awesome app

    by beakkids

    worth every penny. I use it every day. This is so awesome. Rock on

  • Awesome app once you get past the sticker shock...

    by Tom69er

    This app is pretty sweet... I still can't believe that I paid $25 for it... But I'm glad I did because I use it all the time and there's no other app like it. I guess that's what happens when you have a monopoly on awesome guitar tab apps... You get to charge monopoly prices :-/

  • Awesome app

    by sebastian.reyes25

    Excellent app. Great for beginners and advanced guitar players. Would recommend to anyone.

  • Love it!

    by FiverrGirl

    Easy to use and it's great having a favorites area to refer to!

  • Great on iPad

    by Jater98710

    Great app on the iPad, only wish I could have a print option or a copy option so I can print it from another app.

  • Awesome

    by Esurfskate

    Definitely a must buy app for anyone that wants first rate tabs at their fingertips.

  • gotta get it

    by spceace2003

    it's all about knowing where to start…this allows you in a very seamless way where to go. you gotta get it

  • Great service, weak app

    by will4laptop

    I only bought when the $20 "lifetime" subscription option became available. When I did, I was disappointed to find the app riddled with bugs such as: white boxes appearing randomly over tab displays and the fact that the keyboard can't be dismissed after searching favorites. However, the site's users have amassed a great library of tabs. Combine this with offline viewing of tabs added to favorites (which sync to all your other iOS devices) and the $20 price tag becomes much more palatable for an app that needs a lot of work.

  • Ok, could be better

    by Jjskin

    I'm not sure why but the iPad version doesn't allow you to share the songs with other apps (like Onsong). The iPhone app does, but this doesn't. And I paid the $25 for the lifetime subscription. Ridiculous. Finish the app please.

  • Annoying

    by Marioaverageguy

    I love this app and use it pretty much every day for work. That said, it is annoying that I am "reminded" to give a review every time I open the thing. So annoying. I don't review things. So there. Five stats for the app... 1 star cause you annoyed the junk out of me.

  • No print No copy No paste

    by Anonymous5001

    For the amount you pay, we ought to be able to do these things, but it won't

  • Subscription problems

    by cooner99

    Great app until halfway through my subscription. The app basically has locked me out and I can't view tabs or buy a new renewal even though my current subscription doesn't run out until Feb 14. Basically took my money and left me with a half satisfied tab app.

  • Nice ap. some small changes

    by Mike86p

    Would be nice if the tab of the day had both guitars on songs with two guitarists. Pretty good app though.

  • Great

    by Metal_matto

    New to the guitar world and great for learning new songs

  • I like the app but...

    by Annoyed by Ultimate Guitar

    I'm only writing this review so the app will leave me the hell alone and stop asking for a review every time I open it.

  • It's getting better with each version

    by Pilotlang

    I am pleased to say that with each version it is getting better. I will soon be my number 1 app for gigs.

  • Great App

    by DDRccl

    Just what I was looking for...

  • Best Guitar App Out There

    by Kram4449

    I'm just a beginner who plays chords only. There is plenty here for every level. The membership is way worth it!

  • Feature request and review

    by Robbpatt

    I have had this app on Windows Phone, iPad and now iPhone. It is one of the few apps that I pay for without hesitation and it has become a key part of my practice and live performance. I have two requests as related to the usefulness for bands and across platforms. 1. I would like my favorites playlists synced across devices and to the web. I especially don't understand why I can't have the same features available on my iPad and iPhone. (Also, printing) 2. I would like to share favorites playlists with others.would be great if I could just send a playlist to others in my band before practice.

  • Feature request and review

    by Robbpatt

    I have had this app on Windows Phone, iPad and now iPhone. It is one of the few apps that I pay for without hesitation and it has become a key part of my practice and live performance. I have two requests as related to the usefulness for bands and across platforms. 1. I would like my favorites playlists synced across devices and to the web. I especially don't understand why I can't have the same features available on my iPad and iPhone. (Also, printing) 2. I would like to share favorites playlists with others.would be great if I could just send a playlist to others in my band before practice.

  • Feature request and review

    by Robbpatt

    I have had this app on Windows Phone, iPad and now iPhone. It is one of the few apps that I pay for without hesitation and it has become a key part of my practice and live performance. I have two requests as related to the usefulness for bands and across platforms. 1. I would like my favorites playlists synced across devices and to the web. I especially don't understand why I can't have the same features available on my iPad and iPhone. (Also, printing) 2. I would like to share favorites playlists with others.would be great if I could just send a playlist to others in my band before practice.

  • Feature request and review

    by Robbpatt

    I have had this app on Windows Phone, iPad and now iPhone. It is one of the few apps that I pay for without hesitation and it has become a key part of my practice and live performance. I have two requests as related to the usefulness for bands and across platforms. 1. I would like my favorites playlists synced across devices and to the web. I especially don't understand why I can't have the same features available on my iPad and iPhone. (Also, printing) 2. I would like to share favorites playlists with others.would be great if I could just send a playlist to others in my band before practice.

  • Better on iPad Love the update also, seems faster

    by mperkins37

    Had it on the iPhone & it was good, Put the new version on the iPad & its much more user friendly. It works for what I need it for. I enjoy the knowledge base & the access to all the wonderful tabs, my son is learning guitar now and I showed him how to use the app. Thanks.

  • Cool app, but no iOS7 update yet? NEEDS UPDATE

    by Gary Starr

    This is a cool app, have the iPod version on my iPod touch. But that one isn't subscription based, and it's been updated for iOS 7, also, allows for a print function and several other features. Also, I'd like to be able to try the iPad version without having to subscribe. It would also be nice if the in app purchases could transfer from my iPod touch to my iPad. Please update.? NEEDS UPDATE

  • Good, but a suggestion

    by PhxICON

    I'd like to be able to invert the background on the tabs screen so it's easier to play at night. Otherwise, great app. Helped me with my playing very much.

  • Not worth the money

    by jjb636

    20 bucks and the content is generated by users? I look for tabs and find sub par versions. Problem is there is not many other options.

  • Awesome

    by Awesome495

    A little expensive. But awesome

  • Great for all!

    by Coroyo90

    I started using ultimate guitar when I started learning to play the guitar. As my skills have progressed, so have the opportunities that ultimate guitar has provided for me! Songs range from very beginner to the most advanced of players. You can learn to fingerpick or strum to to you heart’s content. So whether you are a novice like when I started, or whether you have honed your skill to that of a rock god, you should be using ultimate guitar for all your chord, tab and musical needs!

  • Few minor things

    by Preppy193

    First, I paid for this app for my iPad and it won't install in my iPhone? That's crazy. Second, you should be able to print. Last, why can't I put a tab of the day in my favorites? So far, other than the above, I like it. Just wish they'd address the three minor things listed above.

  • Great bring-along song book

    by ahimsamama

    Lots of great music, searchable, transposable, easily portable on your iPad--what could be better?

  • A Must App to Have

    by Player of guitar

    From entry level to advanced player this App is a must have App!! I've played for years, have all my music in multiple binders and have started to consolidate my music here. I have also used it to learn new songs to add to my sets. Wish I had this App years ago!!!!

  • Ultimate guitar tab -HD

    by Frosty_70

    I absolutely love this app. The only thing that's got me is, I don't think you can sync from your iPad to your iPhone. For the price, the two apps should be compatible!!

  • Great resource

    by rkwilli1

    This has been easily one of my favorite apps. Even if you just play casually this is a must.

  • Stupid survey

    by itunesproductssucks

    App is awesome, let me get rid of doing a Facebook survey if I don't want to, not a remind me later.

  • Awesome!!

    by Pics and Strums

    I love the mobility of this app. I can play my acoustic guitar on breaks at work without carrying bulky 3-ring binders along. I can work on chords and fine tune a riff. On my iPad mini, I can cue up a song and then open Guitar Tabs and play along! I love it! Thank you!

  • Great app

    by Dkjmanual

    Very good guitar tab app. Easy to find any song in the database, easy to flag favorites and sort through your songs.

  • Major issue fixed

    by Alfred:

    The problem I had with the previous version was that it would only show your 'Favorites' in portrait mode and wouldn't auto rotate back to landscape once you chose a song. That has been fixed. I'm still not a huge fan of the bright colors and would like there to be a some options for font type, color, and size. But it is perfectly functional as is, and has reclaimed its spot as my favorite app and a must have for any guitar player, regardless of skill.

  • Great app for learning your fav tunes

    by scodu

    I use this app all the time. I used to take the time to figure out the songs I wanted to play but who has time for that anymore. Just use this app and you'll be play everything you want

  • Very clean, overpriced, iPhone version has more features

    by Agent Moby

    Totally overpriced but I needed to be able to see bigger font as the iPhone is so small. No tuner functionality like iPhone and that is disappointing as we'll. I also feel like for 24 bucks you should get iPhone and iPad versions.

  • Good but how about a PRINT option?

    by Nozkcb

    the program is very close to excellent but I can find no way to print or export to pdf so I can use the tab/lyrics outside of this program.

  • Great App

    by Kevin Mozzley

    Great App. Easy to use when your on the go.

  • Great for on the go

    by Crtinz

    This app makes the ultimate guitar website portable, with all the songs at your fingertips, plus now I can save on paper by not needing to print everything out, just pull it up on my ipad and I'm good to go.

  • Great App

    by Mutt H

    Awesome adaptation of their website, love the Now Playing feature.

  • Worth it

    by Nick Kaprielian

    Just buy the lifetime subscription. It's worth it.

  • Must have for guitarists

    by redwingdb

    This app is great. Wish you could print or export though. That would give it five stars from me.

  • iPad Subscription?

    by Fourttrax

    $24 to subscribe? Really?

  • Great!

    by GainesvilleHOSA

    Very easy to use

  • Just missing one thing

    by Blacksnowguitar

    Please add the ability to add notes for each song.

  • good, but...

    by Bootheopolis

    The tabs here are great, no argument. But, for all the goodness, you cannot print the tab sheets. This lack of detail makes it very difficult to work on tabs, and to work with others. For the year-long subscription I paid, I want to be able to print - or I want my money back.

  • Decent

    by TextunesTexas

    This app I'd decent but I would Really like to make notes on the pages, sometimes I disagree with one or two items on a song and want to change it. That improvement would help. I use mine on my iPad so I only know that version, which works consistently.

  • Awesome

    by lds1313

    Great app. Just could be a little easier to tab your own stuff on iPad.

  • Awesome!

    by Den-Daddy!

    Used this on my PC for years and loved it. Trying it out now, can't wait. Absolutely the best tab site I've ever been on.

  • Amazing

    by xander753

    I love it... The most amazing app I ever seen before... Thank you guys

  • The Impaler

    by jkern91723

    I'd give it 5 stars, but I'd like to be able to edit within the app.

  • Great app but some concerns

    by susi7

    I bought this app while looking for a song, as the ad popped up saying I could find this song here now. Great ! But the song did not exist ? I also did not care for ' auto renew ' without asking my permission to do this ? Many people might not want this app for a lifetime .. So emailed the makers and they explained how to pop out of this ..but it was not an obvious thing .. So I like the app but don't like the deceptive marketing

  • Seriously?

    by songwriter2

    SELL the app then REQUIRE a subscription? I want my money back

  • I play sometimes

    by Ez lk tht

    Really.......? You can't print? Last thing I need in front of me when intoxicated is my iPad (no apple care). Let me print UG. I thought you were cooler then that.

  • One Star

    by Apaulo11

    One star for annoying me with a prompt to review the app.

  • !!!

    by Hotriceman

    I love this app!

  • Great on the go

    by Arcainum_Pilot

    Great app when you want or need to pull up something on the go. Handy for settling arguments. :)

  • Great!

    by Jeff4237375

    Just learning guitar on my own, this has been super helpful

  • Love the app!

    by LNehring

    I love the catalog of tabs but have not been able to use my lifetime membership on the actual website. I haven't combed the forums...the answer is probably there. I am a ukulele player and wish that we had the option to view use chords.

  • Reacts on iPad differently

    by Christizoid

    This is a fantastic app on the iPhone. It retrieves the songs from my library, shows the tab, plays the music, scrolls down the verses, etc. However, on the iPad, it will not play the music. Anyway, this is the best that I could find on the Web.

  • Amazing App

    by Casual Guitarist

    This app is extremely useful for accessing guitar tabs from an iPad, best I’ve seen yet.

  • Great App

    by Scottypupguitar

    Great App!!! Enjoy all the features!! Worth the download!!!

  • Very angry

    by Inkedpreacher

    I had previously purchased the "pro" version of this app to have access to all the features. Now, I can no longer use it without a subscription??? What a joke. No thanks. I will use other sources.

  • Great app

    by YouMama69

    Super Uber Handy for playing on the road or at a friends' house!

  • Scam

    by Blount:force

    I love the website and even the app on my phone, but they require that you pay to be able to view the tabs on your ipad which is a load of sh!t. They should just go ahead and charge for the app, or tell you upfront, that you're going to be required to pay to be able to use it. I'd wouldn't recommend this app to anyone, just keep using the website.

  • Great

    by New-mommy

    Best tablature app.

  • Awesome

    by Funny schmaltz

    Love it.

  • Awesome app!

    by Bookenreese

    Nice job!

  • Great!

    by TheEpicDice

    Good for learning songs of any genre for any guitar, for any age, for any skill level! Favorite guitar/music app! Only problem is, I can't seem to use my tab-pro subscription for this app, but other than that, it's good!

  • Convenient

    by NeutralDrive

    Though I still prefer the ultimate guitar website because it is easier to see the tabs, this app is great for looking up songs spontaneously. Basically its comparable to the website in that both are extremely helpful and provide the bulk of any songs I learn.

  • Great App!

    by Brock F

    This is a wonderful app that I love almost better than the website! so nice to have wherever I go.

  • A Must Have!

    by GumbyFD

    Excellent app! One of the best things is the variety of versions when available.

  • Love it!

    by golfebj

    Enjoying this so far!

  • Would be 5 stars...

    by William Drake

    but the app keeps bugging me to rate it. I can't see why the developers can't have an opt-out button...

  • Awesome!

    by Rocker Los

    Great app for learning guitar fast. I use it everyday in guitar class and I'm learning much faster then those without. Buy the lifetime usage, you won't regret it!

  • Can transpose but can't print

    by Untangling the Ball

    I like the fact that you can transpose a song. Wish list: Ability to - print or copy the text - take notes on the songs

  • Great app

    by Cup man 101115

    Has all chords for every song but only when you pay the subscription fee

  • The best app I've yet found for guitar

    by Elenhsjjxjekaokcjfnwkdoe

    This app has basically everything you could ask for in a tab app. The price of the iPad version is a bit steep, but if you play with any regular frequency, the lifetime subscription is worth it. My only suggestions: update the interface for iOS 7 like this app's iPhone companion, and most importantly: ADD GUITAR TOOLS TO THE IPAD APP!!!! I can't stress that enough, the tuner and chords are the one aspect where the iPhone version really has a leg up on the iPad version.

  • Great app!!

    by Peacockgirllocepeacocks

    It is great for any instrument I use it for piano!!

  • Pricey for iPad

    by Yoyomelmel

    It stinks that it cost money for the iPad, but I think it's worth it. This app is genius!!!

  • Meh

    by jamison66762

    Like the concept, but unless you have it on a massive screen, it is tough to see. No cut and paste option to save songs...will not be renewing.

  • Cool beans!!!

    by the midnight bark

    For sure

  • Great

    by Salser1

    How do you make your own

  • Just what I was looking for!

    by WUMATT

    Just as the title says, this app was everything I was looking for. It's easy to use and the mobile version is great too!

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