Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Undiscovered App #28: TabFinder - Now Anyone Can Play Guitar

C'mon, admit it - you've always wanted to play guitar. I mean a real one, not Guitar Hero. But the problem a lot of people have, myself included, is that I don't know how to read music. And I wasn't born with musical talent either, so it's probably too late for me. But, there's this cool app from PDM Systems called TabFinder that helps bridge the gap between the skills you need and the skills you don't have: it helps you find pretty much any song imaginable on the guitar, and it displays the notes in guitar tab format so you know where to put your fingers (and where not to). It's all laid out in a way that mimics the guitar fret board, so there's no need to understand musical notes. Just place your fingers like so and strum, and you're done. It's really that simple.

I found the TabFinder search engine to be intuitive and very easy to use, and it was far better going through the app than searching on the web, since web results often led to spammy sites filled with an overwhelming number of ads. Doing a guitar tab search for, say, Metallica gave me Nothing Else Matters, plus the option of viewing 17 different versions, followed by an endless list of their other songs in order of decreasing popularity (I stopped counting at 50 since it kept showing more results). Their database is huge, and it currently has over 700,000 songs. There's a good chance you'll find whatever you're looking for in there.

TabFinder screen shots

This is a very well-made and easy to use app, and anyone who's ever been curious about playing the guitar will find it to be a useful companion. TabFinder is a Universal app, and it is available for $0.99 on iTunes. It has 203 reviews so far, with an average rating of 4.5 stars. Get it, and maybe soon you'll have a chance to become a real Guitar Hero.

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1 comment:

  1. Guitar is a stringed musical instrument with a fretted fingerboard, typically in curved sides, and usually six or twelve strings. It beautifies the melody of songs. I am so happy and I want to tell you lot of thanks for you interesting writing skills.