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#41
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I want you to think outside of the current UG setup. Is there something that we don't have but would be actually helpful and useful? Something that would save your time and make your learning process more effective?

Something I would like is a backing track to play over alongside the tab so it saves me having to go find one.
#42
I'll admit, some songs are a lot easier when learnt by video tutorials than tabs. I can't see it happening but perhaps allow Youtube embedded videos on tab pages. The only way I can see it being actually allowed is if the video is also the tab makers video. Hard to really enforce that?
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Last time I checked a Bassguitar was still a guitar. Then again UG can't help that there are so little.

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I'll admit, some songs are a lot easier when learnt by video tutorials than tabs. I can't see it happening but perhaps allow Youtube embedded videos on tab pages. The only way I can see it being actually allowed is if the video is also the tab makers video. Hard to really enforce that?


Not really. I'd say just add a required field when submitting a tab to add a youtube video of the song you are submitting.
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#44
Quote by zappp
Let me ask you about a couple other things:

When you say there is, in general, no major problems with the current UG setup can you say that UG successfully covers all your guitar needs? Meaning, when you want to learn a song or the song - Ultimate Guitar is all you need and that's the only active window in your browser during song learning process?

I want you to think outside of the current UG setup. Is there something that we don't have but would be actually helpful and useful? Something that would save your time and make your learning process more effective?

*random idea: wouldn't it be useful to have youtube video attached to each song so you can hear that song right now from tab page?*


For me it's usually youtube and UG so having a video of the song attached would be great.


Nothing really comes to mind other than having a youtube video in the tab, when the tab player sees a bend it only makes the sound of a half-step bend, even when it says in the tab that the bend is a full step. That's a pretty minor issue though.
#45
For me the biggest problem I find, especially with some of the harder material that's been tabbed, is that people vote on the tab without playing through it. They look at the tab and rate it 5 stars and say "looks great!" when it's anything but. I'm guessing it's fans of the band that aspire to play that type of music but aren't at that level yet but are still commenting and rating the tabs. Don't really think there's an easy fix to that, however but it would be nice if people would just actually learn the TAB before commenting/rating...
#46
1) I do mostly satisfied. Mid-to-small size bands still don't have consistently accurate tabs, and it's easier to work some of them out by ear (still haven't found a good tab for "Change Of Heart" by Insomnium, after checking for literally over half a decade). But I usually check UG first if there's something I want to learn, and they usually have it, which, to me, means UG is a success.

2) Usually, only version is accurate enough, and finding that one is a bit of a pain, but ratings help with that. The ratings aren't always reliable, though. If you're thinking of only showing the top-rated version, don't.

One more thing: the tabs are cluttered with "Tab Pro" versions. It would save space to just put a "Play in Tab Pro" link (or something) after (or before) the Guitar Pro versions, since the Tab Pro "versions" are really just existing Guitar Pro tabs that you can play online.

(PS: Insomnium fans, I'm working on an accurate "Change Of Heart" tab.)
#47
I agree to have a version history of all revisions done on a tab, corrections by others, etc.
And make the correction phase more fluently. Don't just make someone give a 1 star to that tab, and then keep that bad tab in the ether going around forever while new "corrected" ones show up.
If someone thinks a tab is bad, then he should tag it as incorrect, and should state why. If he also wishes, he can add a correction himself, which can be overseen by the tab creator, and maybe a jury or something? This jury (maybe just like the Tab Queue) decides if the correction goes or not. After it goes, the previous "tab is incorrect" stars get reset and it starts over.

I think maybe with Guitar Pro and Power Tab tabs this process might be more difficult though
#49
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We try to make our web site better for our users. Please reply on few short questions:
1. Do you satisfied with the quality of our tabs?
2. We have a lot of versions of one tab and are you intetested in it? Or do you need some more versions or may be division of this versions by complexity or some other options?

If you have some comments or suggestions for our tabs please feel free to tell us about it.


is this about the wiki idea to add to UG?


Edit: If it is: I think there's something to be said about the 'ego' factor mentioned for this topic. People are going to get pissed because they think it's perfect. Even looking at the 'Say Something', that is number two on the top 100. That tab is completely incorrect in regards to the verse. F#m instead of A, suggestions have been made in the comments, and I sent a PM, but no reply. I think this is where the wiki system would benefit. Here's the tab I was talking about. http://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/a/a_great_big_wor ld/say_something_ver2_crd.htm

Same case here: http://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/a/avicii/wake_me_ up_crd.htm

Number 14 on the top 100, but it is incomplete and incorrect, and that could easily mislead beginning musicians who do not know the difference, and that do not read the comments. The wiki system would help here for sure. I'm 14 now, but when I used this site, without registering, when I was 9, I was mislead by a lot of tabs, and that pushed my playing skills behind a lot.

Going to who should be able to edit: I think 50 or 75 tabs should be the minimum to who can edit. That way the people who are editing are experienced.

Edit 2: For those who don't know what I mean by the "Wiki" idea, look at this thread:
http://groups.ultimate-guitar.com/contributors/forum/70379/
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#50
One thing I would like is a way to get more votes on tabs. That would make tab ratings more accurate and helpful if you could find a way to do it.


Quote by gonzaw
If someone thinks a tab is bad, then he should tag it as incorrect, and should state why. If he also wishes, he can add a correction himself, which can be overseen by the tab creator, and maybe a jury or something? This jury (maybe just like the Tab Queue) decides if the correction goes or not. After it goes, the previous "tab is incorrect" stars get reset and it starts over.



I think the only person who should be able to change something in a tab is the tab's creator or a super-mod/admin. I know I wouldn't want anybody touching one of my tabs without my permission. I work hard on some of them, the only person who should be allowed to change anything is me or someone who I would be honored to have change it.
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#51
Quote by zappp
Let me ask you about a couple other things:

When you say there is, in general, no major problems with the current UG setup can you say that UG successfully covers all your guitar needs? Meaning, when you want to learn a song or the song - Ultimate Guitar is all you need and that's the only active window in your browser during song learning process?
Pretty much, yeah.

I want you to think outside of the current UG setup. Is there something that we don't have but would be actually helpful and useful? Something that would save your time and make your learning process more effective?

*random idea: wouldn't it be useful to have youtube video attached to each song so you can hear that song right now from tab page?*
Actually, I've often thought of going back and posting a guitar cover for all of my songs. It would be pretty cool if it could be embedded. I've done a couple. And I'd imagine it would be pretty helpful. I'd imagine anyways. Again, tabber's perspective.

It would be a LOT of work for me though. Maybe if I could earn something for it? UG points? Idk. Just something to keep us motivated and appealed.
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#52
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Pretty much, yeah.

Actually, I've often thought of going back and posting a guitar cover for all of my songs. It would be pretty cool if it could be embedded. I've done a couple. And I'd imagine it would be pretty helpful. I'd imagine anyways. Again, tabber's perspective.

It would be a LOT of work for me though. Maybe if I could earn something for it? UG points? Idk. Just something to keep us motivated and appealed.

Maybe similar to people who write articles on this website, you could get payed.
#53
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Maybe similar to people who write articles on this website, you could get payed.


Have you seen the quality of the articles recently? If anybody's getting paid for them then UG are being completely blind. The tabs are the only thing on this site that is as good as it can be. The tabs alone beat out the competition and get users into this site. Sadly, a lot of the rest of the website just doesn't get the care and attention that it needs.
#54
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I think the only person who should be able to change something in a tab is the tab's creator or a super-mod/admin. I know I wouldn't want anybody touching one of my tabs without my permission. I work hard on some of them, the only person who should be allowed to change anything is me or someone who I would be honored to have change it.


What if those corrections get supervised by you? E.g when someone posts the correction you get an email and a "Accept - Reject [Comment]" prompt, so you can...accept or reject that change?

The problem I find is the tab owner getting "cocky" and rejecting every correction that comes his way, even when the corrections improve the tab
But in that case, I guess you can leave the tab to have 1 stars then?

What I want is there to be less versions of tabs of a song, but be more accurate.
I don't want one version of the song to have the chords, another version to have the solo, another version to have the tricky licks in the verse, or whatever. I want one that has all, and everybody collaborates on that one.


How about this as an idea: Incorporate Tab Pro/Guitar Pro as an in-website app for tab collaboration.
Then every song in the UG archives can have a "special" collaborative Tab Pro tab in it. In this one, EVERY user can access the Tab Pro tab, and just add stuff in in an online mode. After they are done (they could save their progress and everything), they can send the changes to the tab owner. The tab owner can supervise these changes, accept them, and merge them together. You then end up with a single Tab Pro tab, where everybody can correct and improve over time.
You won't have a separate (ASCII) tab for the guitar, for the bass, for the solo, etc. You'll have a single Tab Pro one with everything in it, in the most accurate way possible.
This way, all the possible info about the tab is centralized, and if it has good votes you know it's good.
Even better, you don't need those "genius" tabbers to make them. Right now, I see lots of 5 star Guitar/Tab Pro tabs that are very very accurate and good, but are made only by a single user. I assume there are very few of this type of user, and they spend a lot of time with every tab of theirs. However, with this system, that type of user will spend less time on the tabs (because others will collaborate with him), therefore can put out more great tabs. Also, people less skilled in making tabs will have their work perfected by the community, making the quality of their tabs as good as the one from the "geniuses".
In the end, the net result is that you end up with more and more GREAT tabs. You also make people collaborate and work together which is always nice.

Yes, perhaps just include it to UG+ users, since they'd need access to Tab Pro, at least to a Tab Pro Editor (dunno if that exists yet, if not it might have to be implemented or have a deal with the company that does it, dunno how it works in UG haha).

Also, maybe in this case, you could include Tab Pro free for any UG user? Or any user in general? At least just the "Playback" mode (not Editor mode).
I've seen lots of sites who have similar playback apps that can be accessed by any user and guest. If not this system will kind of fail, since nobody basically will be able to access these tabs.

And of course, every user and guest should be able to easily export said tab to ASCII, or Guitar Pro, etc. But all from a SINGLE TAB.

When this system is put into place, you can then keep improving it over and over. Include a ranking system (maybe just use the UG collaboration points, or maybe another one) for people that collaborate. E.g the more corrections you make and stuff you include in the tab (that is accepted), the more points you get. If you added 3 bars to the tab, you get 3 points; if you added 30 bars to the tab, you get 30 points; stuff like that.
Maybe you can use this new point system to discuss what I was stating before: What if the tab owner sucks and ruins a good collaboration because he gets cocky or asshole-ish or just plain ****s up the tab? Well, maybe you can make it so that users with high amount of points (maybe 1000 for example), are able to take control of specific tabs, accept their corrections, merges, etc, like if they were "Tab moderators". By "moderating" these tabs successfully, they'd get more points in return too, etc.

There could also be "mini-forums" for discussions about the tab. There could be a display of the version history of the tab, with every single previous version of it. These versions can be downloaded by anyone, because it doesn't hurt (if for example someone didn't really like a specific correction, well, he can download a previous version). The tab owner or "Tab moderators" should also be able to go back to a previous version if the current one gets too ****ed up somehow.

I mean, yes, this seems like a LOT of work; but well, baby steps no?
#55
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Quote by gonzaw
What if those corrections get supervised by you? E.g when someone posts the correction you get an email and a "Accept - Reject [Comment]" prompt, so you can...accept or reject that change?
A lot of tabs are from people who don't check UG anymore, and can't be bothered to moderate anything on a site they don't check anymore, for an instrument they don't play anymore.

The problem I find is the tab owner getting "cocky" and rejecting every correction that comes his way, even when the corrections improve the tab
But in that case, I guess you can leave the tab to have 1 stars then?
See above. I don't think tabbers are generally that egocentric, they're just likely to run off and give up on guitar.

What I want is there to be less versions of tabs of a song, but be more accurate.
I don't want one version of the song to have the chords, another version to have the solo, another version to have the tricky licks in the verse, or whatever. I want one that has all, and everybody collaborates on that one.
Hell yes. This is a good case for some type of collaboration.


How about this as an idea: Incorporate Tab Pro/Guitar Pro as an in-website app for tab collaboration.
That's basically Songsterr. UG vs Songsterr is a weird case, because Songsterr has more current technology, but UG has a bigger user base and more (and better) tabs, which leads to Songsterr stealing tabs from UG without crediting it.

Then every song in the UG archives can have a "special" collaborative Tab Pro tab in it. In this one, EVERY user can access the Tab Pro tab, and just add stuff in in an online mode. After they are done (they could save their progress and everything), they can send the changes to the tab owner. The tab owner can supervise these changes, accept them, and merge them together. You then end up with a single Tab Pro tab, where everybody can correct and improve over time.
You won't have a separate (ASCII) tab for the guitar, for the bass, for the solo, etc. You'll have a single Tab Pro one with everything in it, in the most accurate way possible.
UG intended Tab Pro as a premium service when they started it, probably to make up lost advertising revenue to keep the site running and pay the bandwidth bills. But considering the community reaction to Tab Pro, plus the fact that all the contributors get it free anyway, maybe it's time to change that?

This way, all the possible info about the tab is centralized, and if it has good votes you know it's good.
Nobody votes, though, and when they do, they vote high.
Even better, you don't need those "genius" tabbers to make them. Right now, I see lots of 5 star Guitar/Tab Pro tabs that are very very accurate and good, but are made only by a single user. I assume there are very few of this type of user, and they spend a lot of time with every tab of theirs. However, with this system, that type of user will spend less time on the tabs (because others will collaborate with him), therefore can put out more great tabs. Also, people less skilled in making tabs will have their work perfected by the community, making the quality of their tabs as good as the one from the "geniuses".
In the end, the net result is that you end up with more and more GREAT tabs. You also make people collaborate and work together which is always nice.

Also, maybe in this case, you could include Tab Pro free for any UG user? Or any user in general? At least just the "Playback" mode (not Editor mode).
Agreed. See above.

It looks like the main point of your post is that UG needs to be more like Songsterr. That's what all the talk about collaboration is about in the end: Songsterr and sites like it. And even if that probably doesn't sound that appealing, think of what UG could do if if added some type of collaboration, and maybe rebranded itself accordingly. UG has the bigger (and more skilled) userbase by far, and that's something that few other sites have and is really hard to build. All it's missing is the technology to help them collaborate. It'd blow everything else out of the water.

E: By the way, literally every tab I've seen on Songsterr so far was stolen from UG. The matching UG tabs have the same basic mistakes (like wrong notes/tuning/tempo/key), time markers, and even links to the tabber's YouTube channel or whatever. That's how much better our user base is than Songsterr; they get literally all their content from us. And that's something no other site can easily build.

Derpsterr isn't even using its wiki format to its full potential. Or even at all. The stolen UG tabs have zero revisions from the versions we have. So much wasted potential. Over here, most tabs have at least one correction in the comments. We would beat them at their own game if we had collaborative tabbing.
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#56
Hmm, wow, yes, seems I'm thinking something very close to Songsterr (I think it was from that site that I noticed the embedded "Tab Pro-style" playback app).

However, it can indeed be done in a different way than Songsterr perhaps (although I haven't checked it out fully).
Either way, the tab system does need some technological advances, yes.

I'm also thinking about, still having different "versions" of the same tab, but when they actually are different tabs for different versions of the song.
For example, there can be a collaborative tab for the full song, with all the instruments being accurately represented. Then there can be another collaborative tab for an acoustic version of the song, which only has 1 guitar track.
There could be a system, where each tab creator messages a mod and tells him he wishes to add a new version to said tab. He then gives said tab to the mod and shows to him how it's different than the previous versions that are already there (because if not, he could just go and collaborate on those versions instead).
So maybe you have the "full song" version, the acoustic version, maybe the accordion version, or the cowbell version, etc who knows?
Even if the new system will improve the already existing one, you don't want to take away the flexibility the current system has.
#58
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I want you to think outside of the current UG setup. Is there something that we don't have but would be actually helpful and useful?

How about implementing better categories in the Review section? There have been dozens of requests for a Recording & Studio Equipment section in the reviews over the years, but they have constantly been ignored. There are loads of people on UG who are into recording and loads more who ask about the different kit, having reviews to send people to would be an extremely valuable resource.
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#59
Quote by zappp
Let me ask you about a couple other things:

When you say there is, in general, no major problems with the current UG setup can you say that UG successfully covers all your guitar needs? Meaning, when you want to learn a song or the song - Ultimate Guitar is all you need and that's the only active window in your browser during song learning process?


Only other active tabs I really have open when I'm learning a song on UG is either lyrics(if they're not in the tab), the song on youtube, and the forums.
In other words, I've never found/used a tab site more helpful than UG
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Quote by zappp

I want you to think outside of the current UG setup. Is there something that we don't have but would be actually helpful and useful? Something that would save your time and make your learning process more effective?

*random idea: wouldn't it be useful to have youtube video attached to each song so you can hear that song right now from tab page?*


That would be brilliant!

can't really think of anything I'd really do to improve the setup, other than being able link videos.

Maybe if you could set parameters for the autoscroll? so if you were trying to learn a particularly big tab and needed the autoscroll, but didn't want to set down your guitar to grab your mouse and scroll back up when it got too far down. it would automatically jump to wherever you choose it to and start moving down at the same pace you chose to the point you chose where it would jump back up again
It's over simplified, So what!

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#60
Quality control has always been the number one problem with this website. Too much crap gets through and somehow maintains positive voting.
#61
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Quality control has always been the number one problem with this website. Too much crap gets through and somehow maintains positive voting.
Exactly what I mentioned earlier. We need more active people in the TPA to prevent this in the first place.
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#62
I'd like it if the Guitar Pro tabs were converted to GP3 or GP4. Don't wanna upgrade my GP5 to 6 and some GP5 tabs don't work for me.
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#63
I'm unsatisfied with the amount of tabs that have been removed. Behind that I'm unsatisfied with the amount of tabs that have broken download links.

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#64
I'm not a fan of many versions for a tab. It just feels kind of clunky. I like the idea of having multiple tabs for multiple difficulties though.
#65
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I'd like it if the Guitar Pro tabs were converted to GP3 or GP4. Don't wanna upgrade my GP5 to 6 and some GP5 tabs don't work for me.


You need to upgrade your 5 to 5.2. The files don't specify which one they were made in with the extension obviously, but this is why some GP5s don't work for you.
#66
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Something I would like is a backing track to play over alongside the tab so it saves me having to go find one.


This would be great. Backing Track audio contributors.

"If you would like to hear a backing track for this song, click here."

Great idea.


If i'm not mistaken, tabs aren't supposed to be a hundred percent anyway, or they would be the actual songs and then have to be removed. I'd be for including video but I developed my ear by going through the tabs and figuring out what was right and what wasn't. And when in doubt, there was usually corrections in the comments sections of the tab or Tab Talk. I just feel this is more of a learning site than a giving it all on a silver platter to someone place.

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#67
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I'm not a fan of many versions for a tab. It just feels kind of clunky. I like the idea of having multiple tabs for multiple difficulties though.


I'm not sure if you can just call it different "difficulties".

I mean, yes, if you want to play a tab, you have a certain skill level, and you want the tab to match that skill level (or the skill level you want).
But...how do you define that? And more importantly, how does the tab viewer know that?
How does the tab viewer know he WANTS the "low difficulty" tab, or the "medium difficulty" one? Isn't it kind of arbitrary?

Also there are songs, that I guess have a single difficulty? I.e you can't tab in a different way?

And would these different "difficulties" only be for specific ways of playing it? Would they be for acoustic guitar alone, or electric guitar alone, or the whole song with drums and all, or maybe the bass alone?
Would it need to be arranged differently to change in "difficulty"?

I get what you mean though, but I think there can be another rating other than "difficulty" to have these different versions.
Seems to me the difficulty rating is not for different versions of the same tab, but to compare between tabs of different songs.
Ideally, different tabs of the same song would have the same difficulty level wouldn't they?
#68
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I'm unsatisfied with the amount of tabs that have been removed.


This. I don't see how publishers can have a right to our own tabs. I know it's a burden to deal with possible litigation even if UG is clearly in the right though.

Otherwise I am pretty satisfied with the site. It's a community effort and I think the majority of the tabs are quite good, or are corrected and end up being so.
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#69
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This. I don't see how publishers can have a right to our own tabs. I know it's a burden to deal with possible litigation even if UG is clearly in the right though.

Keep in mind that UG already pays a foundation to deal with royalties.
#70
Quote by zappp
Thanks for all the responses so far. Let me do a round up:

1. There is a needs for meta data (strumming, key, time signature, techniques - in the order of importance)

2. There is no problem with the tabs' quality, except that:
a. we need to clean out 1,2 rated tabs
b. or tabs that being reported as 'inaccurate'

3. There is some problem with the tabs' format: we need better defined rules on how to properly format tabs*

* When I say tabs I mean both tabs and chords

Is it correct? Did I miss anything?


-I agree with other users here that tabs need to be cleaned out and there should be a global max # of tabs (4?). Many popular songs have over 10 versions and typically only a couple of them are good, usually a handful of them are duplicates with very small corrections (and the same recurring errors because they didn't actually re-transcribe the whole song).

-The meta data is a great idea, it would be very cool to select such filters - but it should be optional to submit. Not all tabbers know what key/signature a song is in (hi), and a ton of 12/8, 6/8, 6/4 songs are tabbed in 4/4 (which typically isn't a huge deal).

-Add missing tunings, 7-8 strings and thick gauges are getting kind of normal now so tunings range from pretty much from F-E.

-Song difficulty was mentioned. I usually don't set one myself because there are so many levels on the guitar journey and this is so arbitrary, typically a good player will list a song as easier than it is and a beginner will do the opposite. I'll suggest adding more levels, something like Novice->Beginner->Experienced->Intermediate->Advanced->Expert - or simplified to Intermediate+/- and so on

-As for youtube embedding - throwing a broad idea out there where a tabber can embed a video tutorial with his tab, explaining certain riffs or fingering for tricky parts etc.

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Quote by gonzaw
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I get what you mean though, but I think there can be another rating other than "difficulty" to have these different versions.
Seems to me the difficulty rating is not for different versions of the same tab, but to compare between tabs of different songs.
Ideally, different tabs of the same song would have the same difficulty level wouldn't they?

I interpreted this as having difficulty levels where the tab is actually arranged for the given skill level. For those who played games like Guitar Hero or Rocksmith, - on beginner levels, notes would be cut out or simplified - for example for a solo that's in 16th notes you'd play only quarters, for chords you'd only play the root note - and so on. I don't see this happening with real tabs because it requires re-arranging the whole thing, and this can be done to suit the users' preferences by themselves if they somehow want to.
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#71
I think cutting down on the number of tab versions is a good idea but I have found some low rated tabs actually contain some accurate info not in the higher rated ones which would have been lost if all the 1-2 start tabs were removed without some kind of checks done.
#72
And how about doing away with the 'intro' option - so many intros I've seen on the TPA page are little more than a few of notes.
Or at least only credit the submitter with one point for them as it doesn't seem right they get the same points as someone who's taken ages to do a full tab.
#73
Hey! Great upgrade! I think it would be really helpful if we could search an artist using the app.
there are some artists that are really hard to find on the app beacuase their name fits into alot of songs/other artists name.
Thanks a lot.
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#75
I would like to point out there are a bunch of wrong rating songs chords. The accuracy obtained in nowadays is super great. People do research, they want the real stuff, of course each one of us have the right to publish his/her own version or interpretation of the song. But then again there are many would like to get the precise notes to play.
#79
One major problem i see with UG concerns the guitar pro tabs. Specifically, it would be nice to be able to upload both GP5 and GP6 versions of tabs, or have UG automatically convert gp6 to 5 and offer both versions in the tab page, with a respective warning that a converted version might have some mistakes due to unsupported software features.

Its great to see the tab update system has finally moved on from being vote-based, cause theres usually a need for a lot of minor fixes after uploading a tab, and having to go through the voting anew used to be a pain, so great job with removing that.

Please include a link to the main song page when viewing a particular tab, not only just other versions of the same type of tab, eg: when viewing a guitar pro tab page, it would only link to other guitar pro versions, not all versions in general, which is really annoying when trying to quickly compare them, the only other way around being having to search for the song again or go to the band page and scroll to find the song.

Also, get more tunings in the list when uploading a pro tab and an option for 7/8 string guitars. Pro tabs also need to have tab description/info on the tab page for quick reference, i know theres an info window supported inside the tab, but its inconvenient and not everyone bothers to check it.

Im kinda wary about collaborative editing, since im one of those guys whos really elaborate with his tabs, i only tab in gp with mostly all instruments, i watch lots of live gigs/covers and spend hours a day in Transcribe slowing down/EQ-ing the song to get everything as accurate as possible, then again i still find minor mistakes after i upload the tab, but i correct and update it as soon as possible, so at the end im pretty sure my tabs are 95-99% correct, depending on the difficulty/audibility of the song. With that said it would be a bummer seing my tabs being tampered with, and im pretty sure im not talking only for me here.

I do agree a lot of the songs need major tab revision, i just dont think collaborative editing is the way to go. Maybe implement a time-based due date system, in which a correction request is sent to the tab author and if he fails to respond within, say, a month, only then the community gains the right to make edits?

So, here are my suggestions in a nutshell:

1) Autoconversion of gp6 to gp5 and availability of both versions when uploading a gp6 version for accessibility reasons.
2) Add a link to the main song page with ALL tab versions when viewing a particular tab.
3) More tunings (including 7/8 string) in the list for Pro tab uploads and the addition of info section for Pro tabs.
4) Date-based response system for collaboration correction requests.

Thanks
Last edited by DarthTyrannus83 at Mar 24, 2014,