Update on iphone 7+ 2/5
App worked great but since new updates the tab pro in the app has been messing up to the point i cant use my phone for tab and ive paid for UG on all platforms; phone ipad and computer. Please fix; haven't tried ipad yet* also should add a print feature for tab pro(its available on computer)
Keeps Getting Better! 5/5
Love this app. Have had it for years and it keeps getting better!
Ergonomic app, major bug 4/5
Before the update it wasn’t as pretty, but it got the job done. Now I cannot add a single song to a playlist without it immediately crashing. I have tried restarted the app, reinstalling the app, and resetting my phone. Nothing has worked. Granted this is a smaller issue, but the app is unstable at times as well, just browsing.
Hopefully they take the time and comb the code for whatever causes this, I use this site to keep track of songs I am working on or teaching.
Great App that keeps getting better 5/5
By Dr. Stingy
I've always loved ultimate guitar and now that I got the full version for free there is nothing bad at all about the app. Well worth the money.
Best update by far 5/5
By Disgruntled Tracker
This update brought the app to a whole new level. You guys are back to being the best available. Good job.
By Senor Maestro
App is a must have for all!
Reliable throughout the years 5/5
I have been using Tab Pro for a number of years now and i would say that it's been a wonderful experience so far. Looking forward to more things this app has to offer. Thank you!
One Change for Five Stars!!! 4/5
I have been using this app for a few months now, and absolutely love it. I upgraded to the full version, and it was definitely worth it. The auto scroll feature is probably one of my favorite things. In the most recent update, they took away one of the things that helped me find songs to play. The videos. I used to scroll through the videos, and when I saw one that I didn’t know that sounded cool, I looked it up and learned it. Now they took the videos away!!! I also liked uploading my own and getting feedback. Please bring videos back!!! Otherwise amazing app and will continue to use it for years.
Terrific App 5/5
I love this app. It’s great for bringing to group rehearsals and checking song chord structures!
I’m a novice and don’t have a lot of time and money to take lessons to learn to play the guitar. This app has helped me in so many ways I can’t begin to name them all! Thank you for your affordable and easy to use product!!!
Repeat function does not work properly in tab pro 4/5
By Angry Birds 000
It only repeats the most recent bar, the music plays properly but the tab does not follow, otherwise great app
Completely Broken by the update. 1/5
With the newest update, many of the songs I’ve looked at have been broken. The tablature scrolling is no longer synced to the sounds. This mainly happens when a repeat, and repeats with multiple endings is used, but it happens a lot of other times.
For example, Melting City’s (great song) main verse riff has a repeat. The sound repeats, but the tab scrolling skips the repeat entirely and moves to the next riff. Sometimes when a multiple ending repeat is used it just skips over the endings and moves to the next part of the tablature. This isn’t a minor bug that happens occasionally, it happens whenever there is a repeat. Or when you use the looper, it plays the sound right, but jumps to a random part of the tab and can not be moved back to where the loop is, because as soon as the loop restarts it jumps right back to where it was (which is not the loop). One star until it’s fixed as it breaks the functionality and makes playing along with tablature impossible.
A guitarist best asset. 5/5
I’m a noodler and campfire crooner. I entertain by strumming chords and singing off key. This site has propelled me further than I ever should have gone. One time I played and this girl clapped. I married her. Now she plays the ukulele. They have tabs for that too. We are expecting a baby. Already have a bass picked out!
BEST APP EVER!!!!! I learned two songs my first week!!! 5/5
I can't believe this app is free!!! It's the best app ever!!! I just got my very first ukulele, and I have already learned two songs in my first week of playing because of this app! There are so many songs to choose from, pretty much any song you can think of is on here! And I have also learned to read tabs because of this app! I would give it 100 stars if I could!!! I can never say thank you enough to the creators of this app, they helped bring the joy of music back into my life!
Great app 5/5
Just got back into playing after a 9 year pause and this app helped me get back on track and playing songs in no time 👌🏼
YouTube video. 3/5
I don’t like how now there’s a YouTube video that pops up when you want to Listen to the song and play along. It gets in the way. It was much better when it was simply connected to your Apple Music.
By GIMME MY SNAPCHAT
been using the guitar tabs app for years now, and it’s never let me down. use it practically every day, i love it so much!
Wish it Still had Spotify Playing 2/5
By app reviewer #5
I like the new update except for the fact that the new audio player (YouTube) is nowhere near as effective as Spotify or Apple Music integration! I have to listen to ads, the sound quality is worse, and some songs don’t work. It also blocks some of the tabs, and I can’t change the auto scroll speed when the video is showing. That’s a big issue for me since I normally like listening as I play. Please bring the Spotify feature back, and then this would be 5 stars again. I’m a long term user and fan and this is the first update that has ever disappointed me
Great learning tool 4/5
I use this app for personal use as well as using it to teach songs to my guitar students.
Easy to use and always helpful!
Please fix the My Tabs section.
Each time I go to the my tabs section the app freezes or goes crazy.
I give this app 3 stars 3/5
By Steyr aug 4u
This is an awesome app and definitely deserves 5 stars but now that I just realized that the app has become free for everyone I realize that I wasted over $15 on this app. Is there a way that I can get reimbursed? I love the app don’t get me wrong but I paid for pro tabs and they are now free to everyone. Like may I please have my money back?
This app has helped me so much over the months I spent learning ukulele and now learning guitar. The tabs are amazing and all the tools are SO useful. It’s ridiculously easy to use and amazingly helpful for guitar and ukulele and bass players of any skill level. It’s been a wonderful experience so far and I can’t wait to improve even more thanks to this app!
Best tabs/chords app 5/5
I started using Ultimate Guitar as a beginner and now I have managed to become a more advanced guitar player! It is the best app i have found so far for tabs and chords for almost every song out there. I highly recommend it to anyone who is beginning and even to more advanced players!
Perfect app for the every day guitar player. It Rocks. 😎
New version is great so far! 5/5
I Purchased the lifetime membership and I used to get hassled to buy the tab tracker. Hopefully this has been removed. Everything else about this app is absolute perfection. The app and community itself are AMAZING!
Hated it 1/5
I hate it
I'm trying to find ONE CHORD
But I'd have to pay for it
I'm about to screech.
The update is hilarious. 1/5
By Woody Bergman
After getting the new update, you are shown glowing reviews from early adopters. Then, before ever seeing the update, you’re prompted to add your own review. Brilliant!
So I opted to use it first for seven minutes. I loaded the first song on my favorites, Dark Eyes. There’s a new button that looks like I can hear the song. Nope. It launched a YouTube video. A 7 minute eye makeup tutorial. So now I know how to do smokey eyes. This is the best!
Great app 5/5
By Swaggy the rat
Great app been using it for a while
My opinion 5/5
By Frank BiernacKi
I have really enjoyed using ultimate Guitar and highly recommend it to anyone.
used to be great 2/5
i used this app daily. the last update they threw so much extra crap in that now it constantly gags and crashes. i’m always on wifi with a 7+...sorry guys it’s not me, it’s you.
Thank! You! 5/5
This app has helped my game tremendously. It’s quite simple to use and the tools are awesome. Thanks guys!
Good but... 4/5
I love the tablature but have confusion around platform access with multiple devices and the constant bombardment of different services they offer. I’ve had an issue trying to access Tabs on my home computer because I only have access on my cell phone. Doesn’t seem right email customer service and didn’t quite understand the response.
A fabulous favorite app 5/5
And it’s just got better recently with collections/themed playlists. There’s always a set of chords that’s correct and the transpose feature is solid gold. Recommend to everyone.
Just a couple warnings 1/5
I bought this app because I used the regular website on my browser to play chords. It was wonderful for me- simple, easy to access. My only problems were it's lack of diversity in songs, constant crashing, and pop-up ads for the app. I bought the app thinking at least ONE of these would be solved, but I was certainly mistaken. I couldn't access a single song without it asking me to subscribe to the "premium" pack, meaning I would have to wait through an infinitely-looping minute-long video promoting the thing that wouldn't go away unless I subscribed or clicked away (meaning I couldn't access the song). This has left me... frustrated, to say the least.
Think about these before you purchase the app.
Update Not Great 3/5
I used to LOVE the app but the update has taken away the ability to listen to music while having the app open. I like to practice along with the songs so removing this feature is incredibly frustrating. I hope they reconsider this aspect. Aside from this, the tabs and selection of tabs are pretty great.
Every musician must have! 5/5
By dennis the Barber
I can’t say this enough as a musician this is by far the best app I have ever used and I have used them all!
Wheel of Death 1/5
Tried using the search function multiple times with a robust Wi-Fi and LTE connections. All I get is the spinning wheel of death.
Better than any desktop 5/5
This app works better than any desktop tab/chord site I’ve ever used. So easy to quickly pull up a song when I feel inspired to learn it.
Horrible app 1/5
By Elise the best
I’m done with this app, they practically force you to buy the premium package and then they decide to make a bad update and it gets rid of everything you had saved.
Love the new update 5/5
Love the new update. You can watch a video of the song while reading the music and trying to learn it. Super helpful.
UPDATE GLITCHES NOTED HERE 5/5
By Sharpshooter bandito
As a huge fan and regular user of the app I wanted to alert the developers of several changes with the new update that caused me a bit of angst in a live performance last night. I know they are working to make improvements and bug fixes. Here we go...
1. The speed settings for auto scrolling would be saved in the last version. In the new version it does not save and the control bar is smaller. During a live performance I had several instances in which I had troubles playing guitar, singing, and maneuvering the speed control at the same time.
FIX: Save user speed settings with each song. Make the slider bigger.
2. There is a bug with the reordering of songs within playlists. It took me over an hour to change the sequence of songs because every time I changed the sort order of the songs it would automatically change back to the prior order. I also had tremendous difficulty adding songs to playlists. They would appear to be added, then they would NOT be on the playlist.
FIX: Take a close look at your sort order code and playlist features. This is clearly a bug and not an intentional change in the update.
3. The “Next Song” and “Previous Song” buttons are gone. For a live performance this was my new routine between songs with updated app: exit a song, locate the next song on a small font playlist of 30 songs, select the song - oops I touched the wrong song! Start over at playlist, select the right song, increase the font size to something legible, start autoscrolling, adjust autoscrolling speed, go! Since our audience did not come to watch a guy poking on an iPad, this caused frustrating unnecessary downtime between tunes and disapproving looks from band mates.
FIX: Bring back the “Next Song” and “Previous Song” buttons.
4. Search in “my songs” does not work. There is another review on this. When trying to add songs to my playlist I could not locate the versions/changes I had saved since the search feature only searches the ENTIRE database. This resulted in the wrong key in a few songs since I sometimes transpose to fit my vocal range. Any other edits I made to my songs were missing, too, since I had located the wrong file.
FIX: When in the “my songs” views limit the search abilities to the saved songs.
5. Font sizes do not save. My 46 year old eyes need larger font sizes these days. Since there is no save feature for font sizes I was in a constant battle during live performances to size and resize to get to a usable font. This also impacted scroll speed, since the size of the font changes the number of words on the screen. Argh.
FIX: Create a save feature for font sizes.
In summary: I can see that you have made some nice improvements in the update(night viewing mode, YouTube integration, one product platform). However, the prime functionality that allowed me to use this as a live performance chart has been lost. Please make the fixes above soon, as I have more gigs coming up! Is there a way for me to roll back to the prior version until these changes are made?
Features I Paid For Are Gone 1/5
I got a guitar for Christmas and paid $2.99 for the app and $7.99 specifically to be able to use the lessons that were in the old version of the app. The new version of the app removes that functionality entirely and doesn’t even mention it. I submitted one support request through the app and it was never answered. I submitted a second request through their website and was told that they don’t handle refunds and that I should contact Apple. Apple was unable to refund because it’s been over 30 days. I spent $10, which is probably the most I’ve spent on a single app. I think it’s unacceptable to put out a new version that removes the features I paid for mere weeks ago and not refund my money.
Update: Thanks for the response. I understand lessons might not have been popular, but they were part of PRO, I paid $10 for them, you got rid of them 6 weeks later with no warning, and you won’t refund my money. If you refund my money, I’ll change my review. Until then it stands.
So much better! 5/5
By Gabriel B
No longer behind a paywall. No more annoying pop ups. All the features right there from the get-go.
I barely used this app before due to all these annoyances, but now I’ll probably use it a ton more. Good job!
Best tab app out there 5/5
Best Guitar App! 5/5
I have enjoyed using this app for years. And now they have made it even better by integrating the music directly into the app! No more having to flip over to Apple Music to listen to the song. All of my jam-band mates use it now and we can play just about any song we want to.
AMAZING! MUST HAVE 5/5
By Savvy Jay
I’ve had this app on my phone for many years! It’s been once of the best reference tools for learning music and songs. It’s great to see how far it’s grown!! A+++
a must have! 5/5
Hands down the best guitar app!! The go-to resource for tabs/chords, and has endless, incredibly useful tools built in. High quality, fantastic features, seriously i can’t stress how useful it is. A must have for ALL players!
They Care 5/5
Ultimate Guitar has been here for me from the very start. This app makes it even easier
A lot of bugs 3/5
I love this app to death, I’ve been using it ever since I’ve started playing guitar. It helps me progress and motivates me and my guitar playing. But the new update really made me lose all focus of the app. There are some major bugs. For one, I cannot use the search. Even for some of the most searched songs, there says there isn’t any results. Another thing, the new design for the interactive tabs is just disgusting. The music does align at all with the tabs, the YouTube thing is pretty cool but it doesn’t even work most of the times. All the advanced settings are gone. Please help me out here. I really enjoyed the app. I love playing the guitar and paying for this app was simply one of the best decisions in my young life. But now I’ve seen the app go to a turn in the wrong direction. Please make the tabs return to the way they are. Thank you