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  • #23660

    Anonymous

    Hey guys (and gals),

    Which websites do you recommend for the best selection and accuracy of Guitar Pro files?

     

  • #23676

    superblonde
    Keymaster

    GP has its own store to buy tabs and those seem very accurate. Unfortunately you cant save or edit or print them, so after buying one a long time ago, I wont buy again. Also unfortunately some of them are so accurate that they are difficult to play too, it would be so nice to have an “easy play tab version” that is also very accurate.

    Otherwise there is nothing I have found to be accurate. Which is pretty sad really. Those guitar sites all have bad tabs even the top voted ones and even on very popular songs.

    The best I found now is to scour youtube for accurate play thru lessons. Like I found one youtube guy who posted a couple metallica play along lessons (title like “How to REALLY play blah blah”) where he plays the riffs correctly, even including frame by frame of hetfield’s hands from live videos, then thousands of comments on the video are from people saying they’ve been playing it incorrectly for decades and blaming the tab sites which are wrong.

    Probably the most accurate tabs are the fan sites which are really edited by dedicated people. But not every band has a really good fan site.

    I would love to hear if there is a better way..

    Oh yea, probably Sarah’s Metal Riffs has the best GP tabs of metal songs on the planet. I mean if you cant trust Sarah’s tab it’s because the original is being played wrong. 😀

    I'm an intermediate student of Metal Method. I play seitannic heavy metal. All Kale Seitan! The glutens will be eaten with relish!
    And on the Seventh Day, Mustaine said: ∇ ⨯ E = - ∂B / ∂t ; and there was Thrash; and it had a ♭3; and it was good.

  • #23710

    Sarah Spisak
    Keymaster

    Oh yea, probably Sarah’s Metal Riffs has the best GP tabs of metal songs on the planet. I mean if you cant trust Sarah’s tab it’s because the original is being played wrong. 😀

    LOL…  thanks, SB!  I learned so much from transcribing these riffs-

    100 Metal Riffs -80’s Style

  • #23808

    MotleyCrue81
    Participant

    Couldn’t find the clean guitar intro to I’ll Never Let You Go by Steelheart that felt correct anywhere online. Ended up watching the music video a million times cause it has a couple parts that show Mike Matijevic playing. Got it down correctly and I swear I’m the only one that knows it haha.

    Bring hair metal back!

  • #23904

    Igglepud
    Participant

    https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/

     

    I use it for everything. Includes a user rating system as well. Everything 4 stars and up is good 99% of the time.

    MY ROCK IS FIERCE!!!

  • #23842

    Marco1980
    Participant

    Hello guys I am new on this site. I works ever with gp5 and I find very well. But sometimes I found some tabs with errors

  • #23954

    superblonde
    Keymaster

    I have seen pro one-man band guys doing restaurant gigs using only the online chord sites like ezchords which they pull up on their iPad’s as needed. They have the iPad mounted on a mic stand. There’s some apps where you can save those charts and make your own edits on the tablet. They play straight off the iPad chart which to me is quite an amazing skill. They might claim that they are playing the songs correctly. When they sing the wrong words or play the wrong chords, that is what gives it away, that those sites and their material have mistakes. They might claim that it is good enough or that the general audience doesn’t notice or mind. I think people do notice when music is ‘right’ or ‘off’, and feel it more than they express in words. It’s also a different musical feel when someone covers a song in a different style, vs when someone simply gets it wrong. Like eating a good dinner at a good restaurant vs taking a bite of mcdonald’s.

    Anyway I must have 20,000 GP tabs that I collected from various places by doing crazy google searches a few years ago (ex. “whatever song title gp5”) that went to seedy looking websites (probably half of them are stolen from somewhere). For popular songs, lets say Hells Bells, I have like 9 different versions of the GP tab, and when I had to learn band songs I would desperately compare these tabs trying to get the most correct one.. Often I would end up throwing them all away except for 1, or creating a new tab from cut & pastes. I also compared the $2.99 sheet music sites which turned out to be wrong as well! I noticed it is especially bad when songs have a different time signature other than 4/4 because it seems people transcribe a song to tab in all variety of strange ways without understanding drums. I should note that the local guitar instructor also gave arbitrary tab for songs.. so the cycle of bad tab just keeps going..

    The midi sites are worse. Get a midi song from one of those “free midi” sites, sometimes the notes seem to have absolutely no relation to the real guitar solo, and vocal melody completely wrong, etc.

    I'm an intermediate student of Metal Method. I play seitannic heavy metal. All Kale Seitan! The glutens will be eaten with relish!
    And on the Seventh Day, Mustaine said: ∇ ⨯ E = - ∂B / ∂t ; and there was Thrash; and it had a ♭3; and it was good.

  • #23970

    Sarah Spisak
    Keymaster

    I remember spending $30 for tab books and then discovering that they were not accurate.  🙁

    On the bright side, that inspired me to learn how to transcribe!

  • #24177

    bdickens
    Participant

    Oh, that drives me nuts. I think I have some of those same books.

     

    The quality of GP tabs varies widely. Some of them are pretty damn accurate while others are like what the hell was the guy who transcribed this listening to.

     

    I’ve found a bunch that are good enough that I have a starting point at least and then I go through and correct them.

    Byron Dickens

  • #24183

    superblonde
    Keymaster

    Typical ultimate guitar tab below.
    Now who really believes that the lead guitarist is playing “Random nonsense with a slide” ?!

    [Solo]
    e|----------------------------------------------------------|
    B|--------------------------------------17b-17r-17b---------|
    G|--Random-non-sense-with-a-slide-------17b-17r-17b---------|
    D|----------------------------------------------------------|
    A|----------------------------------------------------------|
    E|----------------------------------------------------------|

    It’s a 4 star tab.

    There’s two ‘popular on rock radio’ songs that I have on my setlist which have tab like this. Studying music is like living in the dark ages..

    I'm an intermediate student of Metal Method. I play seitannic heavy metal. All Kale Seitan! The glutens will be eaten with relish!
    And on the Seventh Day, Mustaine said: ∇ ⨯ E = - ∂B / ∂t ; and there was Thrash; and it had a ♭3; and it was good.

  • #24200

    PaulWolfe
    Participant

    Personally, I don’t mind less than perfectly accurate tabs. If they are relatively close to give me a jumping off point, then that’s good enough for me. I’d love to be able to play what I hear by ear but I’ve never put in the time to get to that point, so having a tab can get me started even if it’s not perfect.

    I can then listen to the recording and figure out the inaccuracies well enough through trial and error… In addition, I don’t really like the idea of doing a 100% perfect cover of a song. Most of my favorite covers are the ones here an artist takes a song and makes it their own. I much prefer Paranoid from Ozzy’s Tribute record to the original, for example. Randy Rhoads didn’t like Black Sabbath, so he took the song and did it his way. His solo on Children of the Grave is fantastic.

    Then there’s any cover by Van Halen. These guys could do note for note covers I’m sure, but they did them their way – to the point that a lot of people didn’t know they were covers. Ever hear the Fleetwood Mac version of Green Manalishi or the Joan Baez version of Diamonds and Rust? Neither one sounds like Judas Priest.

    Just my take on it…

  • #24401

    bdickens
    Participant

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    Hey! Someone leaked my latest project!

    Byron Dickens

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