Songsterr Tabs & Chords 4+

Guitar, bass and drum tabs

Guitar Tabs LLC

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    • Offers In-App Purchases



Gives you free instant access to 800,000+ high quality guitar, bass and drum tabs & chords with realistic playback.

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.


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)

• 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.

• 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 and for more information.

What’s New

Version 5.1.0

Meet Metronome, the latest addition!

With Metronome, you can now activate a steady beat on any tab, providing you with a solid sense of rhythm as you jam along to your favorite tunes.

Furthermore, this release features enhancements in performance and bug fixes, as always.

If you run into any issues with the app, please send us a message from the Help screen.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
15.1K Ratings

15.1K Ratings

Peenut773 ,

Good learning tool but I have one problem

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.

Mds3567 ,

User for ~11 years, might be coming to an end

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.

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the chosen1 ,


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.

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