What are the best resources for playing guitar tabs?

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    #1Ultimate Guitar

    Ultimate Guitar

    The Ultimate Guitar app lets users find over 800,000 chords, tabs, and lyrics for guitar, bass, and ukulele. It comes with a tool for users to edit chords, lyrics however they want. The app is also available in dark mode and offline.

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    Free

    Dorothy Alvarado
    Written on May 13, 2017
    "This website is a one-stop shop for anybody that is serious about improving their guitar skills. There are so many features that I like. There are way more than enough songs than I will ever need and I like that I can make my own personal tab. The song selection is great, with songs from all different kinds of genres. I think this website will keep me busy for quite a while. "
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    #2911 Tabs

    911 Tabs
    911 Tabs is a great tablature search engine to find tabs for guitar, bass, piano and drums.
    Websites

    Free

    Melissa Montgomery
    Written on January 26, 2017
    "I like that you can search multiple platforms for tabs. I even found tabs for obscure Indie bands that I like."
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    #3Guitar Pro

    Guitar Pro

    The famous music composition software that allows you to transcribe your favorite songs, or simply read the thousands of tabs already available on the Internet.

    Software

    Windows, Android, iOS

    $69.95

    Alice Stephens
    Written on May 31, 2017
    "Guitar Pro has been such an amazing resource for learning to play guitar tabs and the guitar in general. Not only has it been an awesome resource for playing guitar tabs but for even creating and editing my own."
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    #4Guitar chords and tabs

    Guitar chords and tabs

    Guitar chords and tabs is a useful app where you can find and view more than 500,000 chords or tabs from hundreds of artists. You can see chord diagrams so that you can learn them easily.

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    William Lopez
    Written on April 24, 2017
    "Trying to teach myself the guitar was very frustrating. I kept searching the web for an easier program to use. With Guitar Chords and Tabs, I found over half a million tabs that instructed me on how to play songs from my favorite artists."
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    #5Guitar Tab Universe

    Guitar Tab Universe

    Guitar Tabs Universe is a website with a great archive of tablatures to play with your guitar. It is regularly updated and contains songs from most genres, including recently launched music and the classics.

    Websites

    Free

    Randy West
    Written on September 18, 2017
    "I was looking for a place to find a ton of tabs for playing on my guitar, and Guitar Tab Universe is just that! Whether looking through the Top 25 or most recent or searching out something I want, Guitar Tab Universe makes it easy and fun. I did notice that the most recent list is a few years old which is too bad."
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    #6Guitarist Source

    Guitarist Source
    Guitarist Source is a site with online guitar lessons including guitar chords, guitar scales, guitar arpeggios and more.
    Websites

    Free

    Nancy Reyes
    Written on January 26, 2017
    "Playing a guitar can be difficult, but with Guitarist Source I was able to learn how to play a guitar using tabs and riffs in less than a month!! Thank you Guitarist Source for the best library of video instructions and tabs for learning how to play of my favorite guitar solos. I was able to learn how to play amazing songs that allowed me to impress a lot of different people including my boss, my mom, and my girlfriend!! I am not the center of attention where ever I go with my guitar!"
  4. 8

    #7Justin Guitar

    Justin Guitar
    Justin, who is a great guitarist with more than 15 years of experience teaching, offers hundreds of free guitar lessons for every level. His method involves tough videos, exercises and a lot of resources.
    Websites

    Free

    Paul Howard
    Written on September 18, 2017
    "I have tried several times to learn to play the guitar and I was always looking for a good place to start. I would look on youtube and other methods but this is one of the best I've seen. There are thousands of lessons and although simple looking it is very in depth with the teaching aspect."
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    #8Tab Finder

    Tab Finder
    With Tab Finder easily find opened tablatures by URL or title. Be more productive and spend less time to navigate in a bunch of opened tabs.
    Other

    Free

    Eugene Bradley
    Written on January 30, 2017
    "Tab Finder is an extension for Chrome that I use every day without fail. If you're like me and added additional RAM to your computer just so that you could open more tabs, then you need a way to sift through that raging see of tabs. Useful for any web user."
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    #9[TUTORIAL] How to use Scales tool in Guitar Pro 6

    [TUTORIAL] How to use Scales tool in Guitar Pro 6
    How can improve my skills with the Scales tool in Guitar Pro 6? Well, in this video you can check it.
    Videos

    Free

    Deborah George
    Written on September 18, 2017
    "I liked this video and thought it was helpful for learning how to play Guitar Pro 6. It is detailed and easy to follow, and did not leave me feeling lost. Overall, the video satisfies the criteria of wanting to learn how to use scales in the game, so it does it's job."
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    #10GuitarLessons365Songs

    GuitarLessons365Songs
    Learn some of the most famous pop, rock and blues songs with Carl, a musician who will show you how to learn the chords step by step.
    Videos

    Free

    Sandra Baker
    Written on June 17, 2017
    "Learning how to play the guitar has always been a bucket list item for me but I never knew how to start or even where to start until I stumbled across GuitarLessons365Songs. Carl is passionate, professional and very knowledgeable about guitars and he's patient too! His videos are super easy to follow along so hopefully I'll step up my guitar game and maybe see you in a bar near you for a gig!"
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    #11[TUTORIAL] How to Read Guitar Tablature

    [TUTORIAL] How to Read Guitar Tablature
    This tutorial will explain how to read guitar tabs. Although it may seem complex learning tablature is quite actually simple and you will find yourself reading guitar tabs in no time.
    Course

    Free

    Anna Sullivan
    Written on May 19, 2017
    "This is basically like the "Guitar Tabs for Dummies" type of book. It really breaks it all down for the newbie player, and after reading it I was playing guitar tabs almost like a pro! Ha I'm kidding, but seriously, it really helped."
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    #12Utab

    Utab
    A site where you can get chords and lyrics to any song you search for. Once you've learnt the chords, if you are good enough, you can even edit the chords if you find mistakes.
    Websites

    Free

    Shirley Rogers
    Written on September 18, 2017
    "This is a pretty cool site! It even has an online guitar tuner. It has "videos" that show where your fingers should be (on the guitar) throughout the song, along with the lyrics. They have lots of Billy Idol, Bowie, Kiss...pretty much everything under the sun."
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    #13E-Chords

    E-Chords
    Here you find more than a million free chords/tabs and the better guitar and electric guitar video classes on the Internet.
    Websites

    Varies by plan.

    Pranav Dasgupta
    Written on January 25, 2017
    "In order to find resources for playing guitar tabs, we should look into E-Chords. E-Chords provide over a million free chords/tabs and they even offer guitar classes. The site is very well organized and offers free memberships but also premium memberships for only $3.95 per month. "
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    #14Chordie

    Chordie
    Guitar chords and guitar tablature made easy. Chordie is a search engine for finding guitar chords and guitar tabs.

    Websites

    Free

    Patricia Morgan
    Written on June 25, 2017
    "Amazing for finding chords and tabs for all those songs you have always wanted to practice or play. The menu makes thing very easy to find, and not only that, but you can keep things saved in the My Songbook section which makes thing simple to keep track of. Best of all, this service is provided by free and there's no obnoxious ads. So if you've been looking for guitar chords or tabs for a long time, this place is really where your search stops, as they have everything that you'd need."
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    #15Creative Guitar 2

    Creative Guitar 2

    Creative Guitar 2: Advance Techniques is the second book in Guthrie Govan's guidebook on how to play advanced level guitar. It was released in 2006 and comes with a CD full of riffs and licks for readers to follow.

    Books

    Check price

    Jessica Day
    Written on April 6, 2018
    "If you are a guitarist, You already know Guthrie Govan. I won't revel in worship or undue adulation here. Besides, he is too down-to-Earth to enjoy such idolatry. The main thing is that He is THE MAN when it comes to high tech guitar technique AND ( as it turns out) he is a splendid teacher. Next to private lessons, this is the most affordable entrée into his fabulous guitar tricks and licks."
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    #16Riffstation

    Riffstation
    Get the chords for any song in the world. See Guitar, Ukulele or Piano chords synced with the music video. Riffstation uses chord recognition technology to "listen" to the music and automatically scroll the chords along with the music.
    Websites

    Free

    Sean Arnold
    Written on April 19, 2017
    "Plenty of people learn by copying and I don't mean that in an insulting way. By following in the steps of others you can get a pretty good idea of how things should flow and eventually go your own route, so with that said this is fantastic for that idea in mind."
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    #17Songsterr

    Songsterr
    Learn chords in real time with this website, based on the famous (and not free) Guitar Pro
    Websites

    Free

    Anna Hernandez
    Written on June 1, 2017
    "I love this service. I have found access to the guitar tabs for so many songs that I love. I really like how it is built and maintained by fellow music lovers. And that it's free!"
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    #18Blues Rhythm Guitar

    Blues Rhythm Guitar
    Blues Rhythm Guitar is a guidebook on how to play the classic old blues on guitar written by Keith Wyatt. It is designed for complete amateurs and early level players. It was published in 2008.
    Books

    Check price

    Wei Hu
    Written on April 14, 2018
    "I have found that I learn best when doing something that I love. When learning to play the guitar, blues music helped me to learn since I love it so much. The Blues Rhythm Guitar is a fantastic book of guitar tabs of old blues classics designed for amateur players like me."
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    #19How to Play Blues Guitar

    How to Play Blues Guitar

    How To Play Blues Guitar: The Basics & Beyond is an introductory and midlevel guidebook on how to play blues guitar written by Richard Johnston. It has charts and photos and details the styles of famous blues icons.

    Books

    Check price

    Wayne Nichols
    Written on April 9, 2018
    "If you want some interesting insights and tips for playing guitar, this is a decent collection. I already know how to play but I was getting this as a gift for a friend who wants help learning the basics and this doesn't really do that. I think I'll keep it for myself since it has some interesting reads, but don't get this if you are just starting out learning how to play."
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    #20Guitar Handbook

    Guitar Handbook

    Guitar Handbook is a guidebook written by Ralph Denyer in October 1982. It is about famous guitarists and a detailed narration of how guitars are made and taken care of.

    Books

    Check price

    Hao Duan
    Written on April 6, 2018
    "Very handy book for learning guitar tabs. The books seems a bit dated on the outside but the info it contains is actually very useful. I've made a lot of progression since picking this thing up so I'm certainly happy with this."
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    #217 Keys to Becoming a Better Guitar Player

    7 Keys to Becoming a Better Guitar Player

    7 Keys to Becoming a Better Guitar Player is a short, step-by-step guidebook on how to play the guitar written by Don Sansone for beginning and midlevel guitarists. It was published in 2013.

    Books

    Check price

    Carol Henry
    Written on April 8, 2018
    "7 Keys to Becoming a Better Guitar Player is a nice guidebook, but it's rather short at the end of the day. In terms of really trying to master guitar tabs, you'll want something more in-depth."
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    #22Hub Guitar

    Hub Guitar

    Hub Guitar is a website where you can find guitar lessons according to your expertise level, or according to what specific thing you want to learn. Browse the website and find advice, learn to read music, learn the theory, musicality, technique, fretboard, tunes, and more.

    Websites

    Free- Varies by plan

    Diane Hansen
    Written on December 19, 2017
    "This site helped me get my start playing guitar. Not only does it have lessons, it also has tabs and all sorts of other useful stuff!"

Summary

Best What are the best resources for playing guitar tabs
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Ultimate GuitarApps 16 Free
2911 TabsWebsites 14 Free
3Guitar ProSoftware 13 Paid
4Guitar chords and tabsApps 11 Free
5Guitar Tab UniverseWebsites 10 Free
6Guitarist SourceWebsites 8 Free
7Justin GuitarWebsites 8 Free
8Tab FinderOther 7 Free
9[TUTORIAL] How to use Scales tool in Guitar Pro 6Videos 4 Free
10GuitarLessons365SongsVideos 4 Free
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