Ultimate Guitar is not only about getting tabs & chords anymore. It's about playing your instrument, as well as recording, performing, sharing, getting likes, comments, and shares.
Shots are an online version of an open mic. It is a great opportunity to perform your favorite song to millions of music fans around the globe.
If you don't feel ready to perform just yet, you can always use shots to track your learning progress, meet other like-minded beginner musicians, take playing tips from the experienced members of the community, and discover new awesome songs.
No matter what your end goal is, shots are here for you to have fun, play your favorite music, and find new friends.
Here are a few tips that might help you get the most out of the Shots feature:
If your goal is to perform and you want to be seen by hundreds of thousands of music fans around the world, follow these three simple steps:
⭐ Click here to get a list of recommendations that may help you get featured.
Here are a few examples of featured shots that got a lot of love from the community:
Nobody is born ready to perform. Some are camera shy, and some need more time to learn a new song to make it sound just the way they want to.
We want to help you learn and upgrade your skills as efficiently as possible, so we introduced a feature called Private shots.
If you’re not sure you can handle performing in front of the whole world just yet, try recording yourself play and switch the Public mode off before uploading the shot.
This way nobody will see your work in progress, yet you’ll have a convenient tool to track the learning process and get less shy about recording yourself perform.
We’re sure that you’re gonna be stage-ready in no time 🤘🏽
If you have no inspiration you can check out other musicians in our Explore playlist. We bet you'll hear a song that you'd love to learn and pick up your guitar in no time.
When it comes to choosing the right song, there are no limitations. If you want to play something popular you can choose one of the 1,5K tabs from our catalog. If you are more of an indie/underground kid, you can leave a tab request for the Guitar Team at UG forum thread or learn the song by ear. If you're a singer-songwriter, you can always share your original music or even bust an improvisation!
Even the best performance can get ruined by a poor sound, bad quality picture, or unplanned foreign noises.
Make sure that:
Here are a few examples of high-quality shots:
Before publishing your shot don't forget to attach a tab and add a description. If you add #featureme to the description box, your shot may be selected among one of the 20 weekly featured shots (read more here).
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