I have always stuck to playing my own stuff.  But you can get kind of stale if there’s insufficient stimulation.  I must confess that some of my favourite ideas came from mistakes…mistakes I would get trying to learn a piece written by someone else.  Mistakes are a regular form of stimulation for me.  Recognizing my imperfection, I started to check out guitar tab sites of various kinds to learn some pieces by tab…way more accessible than standard musical notation for guitar.  I found a great site called Songsterr.  It has regular tabs and also the dynamic tabs that play the song back while you listen, in real time showing you where, on the tab, they are.  But if you want to view the screen in zoom mode or vary the speed of playback, you have to pay a hefty monthly fee.

Along comes TabToolkit, from the same people who brought us the super iPhone app GuitarToolkit…the best all around tuner and chord naming program I’ve found.  TabToolkit does everything Songsterr does, without the monthly fee and without the need for an internet/wireless connection.  Of course you have to pay for the app up front (it’s a steal at $9.99), but then all you have to do is download the tab files and they reside on your phone (or iPad…TabToolkit is adapted for both).  Guitar Pro and Power Tab file formats (for the uninitiated like I was a week ago) are those that can be read dynamically.  TabToolkit also allows you to download old-fashioned .pdf file formats to read within the app.


1 Response to “TabToolkit”

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