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Anyone using the Songsterr app?

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I'm a learner bassist of six months and am working my way through book one of Hal Leonard's Bass Method. I'm taking a methodical, long-term view of my learning, but sometimes the book becomes a bit 'dry' & I need other bass stimuli. I stumbled across Songsterr online whilst searching for a tab for 'Nightcall' from the film Drive. I really liked the scrolling tab & musical accompaniment and was soon trying other songs. I'm thinking of getting the app, which is £4.99 a month, as I can place my phone on my music stand & utilize the other features. Is anyone else subscribing to the app, and if so how are you finding it?

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I like it.

It's not always perfect, but it has a good selection of songs and most of them are close enough for rock and roll.

Well worth a few pounds.

Edited by OddBass65

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A tip - view the Songster website on a mobile device and it behaves just like the app, only missing a couple of more advanced features like looping and soloing instruments. This way you can use it for free!

Edited by dannybuoy

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If you're after accurate transcriptions I'd not rely on it. If you want it for general structure and chord changes then it's ok. I tend to use it occasionally for the latter then use my ears to fine tune!

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as with a lot of tabs on the web, it's a useful guide but nor entirely accurate, I generally have a look at several, decide which one is most accurate then listen to the song on audacity with it moved up an octave and slowed down by about 33%

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I got the Android phone app when it was on sale for 10p. Worth having as a quick "cheat sheet" when I get songs landed on me at dep gigs etc, but it does just seem to aggregate user submitted content from tab sites, which is of extremely varied quality.

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Thanks for the replies: my bass is due to have some work done on it next week - when I get it back I'll sign up to the app for a month & see if I like it. For me, even as a beginner, complete transcription accuracy isn't essential as I hope to embellish any song I'm playing with my own ideas.

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