I love this app so much. Just wish I could have self scroll without having to pay
By dave is a guy
So thankful I’m a beginner and I am slowly becoming a song executor. GREAT APP
I’m new to guitar with very basic skills. I was looking for simple chords and found this app. A 7-Day free trial was offered to me, so I continued. I was then prompted to choose which payment option I wanted AFTER the 7-Day free trial was done, so I did. I gained access but quickly realized it was too advance for me, so I cancelled my subscription immediately. LOW AND BEHOLD...I was charged the $19.99.
Apparently I had signed up for this app sometime last year (probably when I was first trying to learn), but I don’t recall. Nonetheless, it shouldn’t allow you to continue with the prompts of a 7-Day free trial AND THEN a prompt to choose which payment AFTER the trial is over if you’ve (apparently) already had this app.
There are too many guitar apps out, so who can honestly remember which they’ve had?
Spoke to Sergey Larin with Ultimate Guitar and he is not issuing a refund. His response was quick initially, but now that I’ve asked for a refund, he’s ghosted.
Atta way to sucker someone, Ultimate Guitar. Your app should recognize who has signed up before so it doesn’t offer the 7-Day free trial to those who have apparently had it before and doesn’t lead to this confusion.
Amazing but a little bit confusing 5/5
I ABSOLUTELY LOVE this app. It’s super helpful once u find a good song with good instructions but sometimes it can be hard to follow along if ur a beginner. Since I play ukulele it can be hard to find songs. But when I first got this app I was a little bit confused but once u use it more, it becomes quite easy. I definitely recommend using this.
Spent money on this years ago 2/5
By Raging The Alternative
And now they want a yearly subscription? What was the money for then all those years ago??
Awesome material 5/5
Have to get a pro account 4/5
This app used to be the bomb. It still works great but you have to get a pro account before it is worth your time. Without it they hang all of the best tabs and chords in front of you but don’t allow you to see them unless you pay for an account. If you don’t mind paying every month then yes it is a great app.
I cannot do anything on this app without it offering me pro access. And when I try the free trial it just shuts down. Poor planning
Great but huge problem 3/5
I’ve used for guitar tabs for as long as I’ve been playing and this is the only issue I’ve faced. Idk if the app just doesn’t fit with the XR but I can no longer tap of the ads that pop up. It seems like my taps are registering and this is a failing new phone that’s in good condition.
Awesome app 5/5
This app is so great and so helpful, and sure, you’ve gotta pay for stuff, but do any of you realize how expensive the rights to music are? The fact that you can get this many tabs for free (and PRINT them) is awesome. One of the most useful apps I own.
unusable now without paying 1/5
By bummed out:(
unfortunately, the majority of this app is no longer available without paying. one could expect to *maybe* find chords for a song they want to learn, but pretty much all tabs require the pro version. i’m not sure what happened, as just a few months ago this was my go-to app for learning songs—now any song i’m interested in requires payment.
Big mistake! 4/5
Bought one year subscription, entered my user name and password, which is not recognized. They just ask me to join again. No way to contact them. This seems like a scam or gross incompetence. I will see if my credit card company can get my money back once the charge is posted in 3 days or so.
Amended review. Contacted them, l can now access this site and use the tabs.
What happened? 1/5
Nearly everything in this app used to be free, it was supported by ads.
There were a few things locked to only pro users like tuners for other stringed instruments, as well as the auto-scroll with playback.
Now you can’t even access correct tabs without paying.
The system systematically locks the highest rated tabs for paid access.
There’s the “official tabs” and I can see why those would be locked
There’s the “pro tabs” I can see why those would also be locked.
But the user-created tabs? Really? We have to pay for access to a tab created by another musician for the community?
The only tabs you can access without paying money are tabs that are blatantly incorrect.
The best around 5/5
Nothings ever going to bring you down
What happened? 1/5
I had purchased the full version. After having to reset my iPhone I download again and it looks like the free version which is unusual with all the ads.
Great app 4/5
By P!ATD TØP MCR
You can learn songs and their chords for guitar, ukulele, piano, bass, etc! So inclusive and has almost every song out there. Definitely a must have if you play one of those instruments or want to learn.
Great App 5/5
It’s a pretty awesome app you can learn pretty much any song on here.
You have to pay for every thing, I’m going to be broke before I learn a song
Use it all the time.
Love it 5/5
I’ve had it downloaded for a couple years now and it’s great
Not so user friendly or newbies like me. 2/5
By The Original Mouggy
I need it broken down, simple. Love the tabs. Wish the app Wes’s easier to navigate. Still haven’t figured out how to switch from guitar to ukulele. Been trying for three days.
Good, better if you buy it 3/5
By Sapphire Moonlight
This app is pretty good and really useful for learning songs. Having said that, it really wants you to buy the upgraded version which means you get the 5 star version. I think it might be good if you bought it but you can find free versions that are also good and useful.
best app ever 5/5
By Ruby. L
I love this app. I use it whenever I play guitar. It gives you what you need in a simple way too.
Horrible, waste of money 1/5
First off 90% of the tabs are wrong, you also need to pay a fee in order to get correct tabs like what the hell?! This is the absolute worst app to use, DO NOT spend money on these people and this app it is a horrible app and it’ll be a horrible mistake. I’ve been playing guitar for 8 years and this app shows completely incorrect tabs and chords most of the time. This app is now uninstalled because of how entirely horrible it is. If it gets rid of the wrong tabs and chords it’ll be the wrong tuning. Gotta pay to get correct info. No thank you
Great app but... 1/5
...way too many ads.
Sick app 🤘🏼🤘🏼🤘🏼🎸 5/5
I love this app. Great for beginners who want to learn songs.
This app is amazing for any one on there gutair journey
And God bless the USA 5/5
Sounds perfect thank you for sharing your talent God bless you
“Uncloseable Ads” 3/5
I keep getting ads before opening most of the tabs I have saved. Not a big deal itself, but most of these I cannot close and have to shut down the app and reopen it.
Deleted with prejudice 1/5
Says its free, wont let you do anything without giving your credit card number.
An update, after the developer contacted me from my negative review: the app is still a false advertising pile of trash.
Best Guitar Tab App 5/5
This is a must get!
Getting Worse 2/5
This was such an amazing app! I really enjoyed spending my time on it, and learning for free. However, everything I press on here seems to cost money now? It’s really annoying. I understand that you have to make money, but it’s too much.
Even the auto scroll cost money? I didn’t have to pay that before?
The tuner too?
This is just getting worse and worse. I’m going to find a different app.
This app is total garbage they want you to pay for half of the crap on there that I can find for free on the internet and you get pop ups every three seconds
My personal experience 4/5
Honestly such a great app idea, works great, most of the time....
I have never been able to read any private messages that are sent to me and I have several waiting. Despite updating, redownloading, and reaching out the app creators through the app (unanswered, never responded) this function does not work which is sad. Would recommend to any guitar/bass player.
Best thing that ever happened to my guitar ❤️
I love the app but it won’t let me use all of the things unless I pay for it
Greatest app of all time 3/5
I use ultimate guitar daily. The content and community is amazing. Love the new addition of social media, being able to draw inspiration from other users. The reason I’m giving three stars is for the functioning of the app itself. It feels like I’m constantly battling some weird bugs that prevent the app from functioning as it should (scrolling issues, alphabetizing issues). That being said, the app is so important I just try to find a way around. Despite the bugs it’s one of the only apps that I constantly use every day.
Excelent app! 5/5
Love this app! Tabs every day all day!
F*ck Yeah! 5/5
By The Real Manzo
This is AWESOME
used to be good 1/5
you now have to pay money to do just about anything on the app. I already spent $5 bucks on it to get some sort of membership, but now that money is worthless. I have to pay a monthly subscription to get the services that I already paid for.
This app was great for a few years and I used it all the time, but now with the newest update, the app just plays a constantly repeating advertisement for the paid version of the app and will not let you view any tabs or use any tools. If you try to close the ad, it closes anything you’re looking at, so the app is completely useless now. Avoid this at all costs, the app is now completely worthless and they’re shoving monetizarion down your throat.
Ultimate Guitar 5/5
I’ve been using Ultimate Guitar forever it seems, and have a lot of fun with it, learning leads, chords and lyrics on it. Now, with the app, I can carry it around in my pocket! It’s great!!
Best app on the planet for guitar tabs! 5/5
By Big Buddha420
I have been using this app since I start playing and it has helped me learn so many songs and pro tabs are great for hard songs cause you can hear how it should sound and the speed of the song
best app ever 5/5
this app has helped me play both the guitar and the ukulele, and had a wide selection of songs. definitely recommend!
Too many advertisements. 1/5
Too many ads. Many other apps have much more content available.
Great App! Must Have for Guitar Players!!! 5/5
I have used this app for years and it just keeps getting better and better.
Great app, even better website 5/5
First things first - this app is great. It’s a mini version of the website, which is amazing itself. From beginners to people who enjoy creating accurate tabs this is a great place to share everything. As someone who enjoys creating tabs, it is very easy to make your own GuitarPro compatible tabs, but it’s even easier to access others’ versions. Idk man, I love it. I started using The Ultimate Guitar website 12 years ago when I started playing and I’ve been using it since then. I’ve tried other services and the convenience with this doesn’t even compare to the others. I’ll stop rambling.
Great to be able to print out tabs! Thanks!