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(@prndl)
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Does anyone have a great site for guitar tab and chord files?

I was using ultimate-guitar.com, but the ads are crashing my web browser.

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(@nicktorres)
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I like olga and mysongbook


   
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(@j-rock)
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I'd recommend My Song Book. It helped me more than any other site.

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(@misanthrope)
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I use Tabrobot.com (it searches 100s of tab sites) rather than any one specific tab site.

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I use Mysongbook and powertab (when it's up and running), if they don't give me anything (which pretty rare), I have a whole list of other tab sites that I try, although sometimes I just google the song and look for sites I recognise.
The thing about the crawlers, like tabrobot and tabcrawler, is that they are both best and worst for "exotic" material. They will crawl the web and find all the sites, which have a particularly unusual song, but you'll often find that all (or most of the) hits are from the same tabber - I've looked for many songs that have 20-30 hits that come from one or 2 tabbers.
here are a few tab sites, that you might find interesting:
http://www.houseoftab.com/sbf/va/20336/theme_songs/
http://www.mysongbook.com/
http://www.mxtabs.net/guitartabs.php
http://www.gitaartabs.nl/Gitaar-pagina.shtml
http://www.thetabworld.com/index.jsp
http://www.chordmelody.com/
http://www.rockrebel.euweb.cz/selector.htm
http://www.8ung.at/bluesrock/bluesrock.htm
http://www.midi-tab.com/index.html
http://www.dpt.web.pt/
http://www.actiontab.com/browse_actiontabs.html
http://www.thewho.net/whotabs/azindex.htm
http://www.8ung.at/southernrock/allman_brothers_tab.htm
http://www.bluestabs.net/
http://tinpan.fortunecity.com/melody/73/tab.html
http://www.guitartricks.com/
http://www.gitaartabs.nl/Powertabs.html
http://www.mikesguitarsite.co.uk/site/
http://www.powertabs.net
http://jreva.iespana.es/jreva/tabPT.htm

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Ditto what greybeard says.

That is why I don't crawl for tab anymore.

Now if I can't find a quality tab quickly at either of the two sites I mentioned, I do something unthinkable. I figure it out myself.


   
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I find that most tabs you kind of have to figure it out for yourself anyway. The tabs kind of give you a framework but they are still pretty wrong. That's just my narrow experience, though.


   
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http://www.chordie.com I think this is a GREAT site, especially for beginning guitarists. Not only do they give you tab and lyrics, they also put the chord shapes that belong to the song on the same page as the song, so, when you print them out your shapes are right there when you need them. You also have the ability to transpose either up or down.

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http://www.chordie.com I think this is a GREAT site, especially for beginning guitarists. Not only do they give you tab and lyrics, they also put the chord shapes that belong to the song on the same page as the song, so, when you print them out your shapes are right there when you need them. You also have the ability to transpose either up or down.

I just checked out "chordie.com" a bit, (of course, went straight to The Beatles! :D ), and it looks pretty good from what I saw so far. Thanks Elecktra! 8)

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My pleasure, Dntalb!

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I find that most tabs you kind of have to figure it out for yourself anyway. The tabs kind of give you a framework but they are still pretty wrong. That's just my narrow experience, though.

I agree with hummerlein. Often, there is more than one way of tabbing/playing a song (i.e same notes on different parts of the fretboard). Had this experience recently with two Jack Johnson tab(s). For all tabs you have to figure out the timing for yourself.

Generally for tabs, a close approximation is beneficial, since it's unlikely that even the artist him/herself plays the same song exactly the same on every occasion. This belief, that it must sound like the record, or that you have to play every note in an obedient, mechanical manner, can lead to unnecessary frustration.

You still have to put your own effort into making things work...

I've used a number of tab sites, most of which were listed above. I prefer getting power tabs wherever available.

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http://www.chordie.com I think this is a GREAT site, especially for beginning guitarists. Not only do they give you tab and lyrics, they also put the chord shapes that belong to the song on the same page as the song, so, when you print them out your shapes are right there when you need them. You also have the ability to transpose either up or down.

Elecktrablue:
When you print them out, do they look good? I've been looking for a way of creating a songbook!
Thanks for the great site. 8)

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http://www.chordie.com I think this is a GREAT site, especially for beginning guitarists. Not only do they give you tab and lyrics, they also put the chord shapes that belong to the song on the same page as the song, so, when you print them out your shapes are right there when you need them. You also have the ability to transpose either up or down.

You don't need to find the tab there to be able to see the Chord shapes and be able to transpose the song. Just pick a song from their site and take a look at the url on the browser's address bar. You will notice that it shows chordie's url followed by the URL of the actual source of the tab. You can replace this part with the URL to any tab you have and it will work the same magic.

More specifically the chordie page that does all this work is http://www.chordie.com/chord.pere/ . If we assume the url to the tab is http://konspyre.org/my/misc/marrakesh.html (which is my own private site), you would enter,

http://www.chordie.com/chord.pere/konspyre.org/my/misc/marrakesh.html

Neat isn't it :)

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http://www.chordie.com I think this is a GREAT site, especially for beginning guitarists. Not only do they give you tab and lyrics, they also put the chord shapes that belong to the song on the same page as the song, so, when you print them out your shapes are right there when you need them. You also have the ability to transpose either up or down.

Elecktrablue:
When you print them out, do they look good? I've been looking for a way of creating a songbook!
Thanks for the great site. 8)

Ghost

Yes, they look fine! They are printed directly below the tab/chords/lyrics. If you use IE for a browser, they also have a songbook thingie, where you can save the songs you want so that they're always there when you can't find the one you already printed out! (Or is that just me? :D ) Another thing I like about Chordie is that you can also find alternate fingerings for chords. http://www.chordie.com/chords.php Just click on the chord you want a different fingering for. I've been using Chordie for a few years now, and it's usually the one that I go to first.

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http://www.chordie.com I think this is a GREAT site, especially for beginning guitarists.

Chordie is my favorite too Ms Blue. Especially on the songs that have the chord shapes.

If I cant find it one chordie I usually just google "<song> guitar tab"

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Attack of the double post.

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