Stringing your classical guitar.

Posted in Tutorials

A little video on how to string your classical guitar. I hope you enjoy this and find it useful this is how I do my guitar strings everybody has a different style. Nothing touches my guitars but Savarez strings these happen to be 520Rs High Tension Red Card Rectified Nylon. The guitar is a LaPatrie Etude and the one in the background is my LaPatrie Hybrid CW.

GTYNP: Dire Dire Docks by TrangOul

Posted in GTYNP


For those that don't know, every now and then we spotlight a tab that we feel as been under appreciated or overlooked, and call it "Greatest Tab You've Never Played" (GTYNP).

For this GTYNP, I chose Dire Dire Docks from Super Mario 64, by TrangOul. There are several other tabs for this piece, but I feel like TrangOul's takes the cake because of its playability and completeness. It really is a lot of fun to play. Nice job, TrangOul!

Fingerstyle SNES: A Gametabs Collaboration

In celebration of the music of the Super Nintendo Gametabs is running a project to compile new well done arrangements. Entries will be judged prior to acceptance.
Requirements for being accepted

* The tab must be arranged for classical/fingerstyle guitar
* The tab must be an arrangement of a song that appeared on a Super Nintendo game
* The tab must your own original work
* The tab must not be a direct guitar transcription. Meaning that there has to be some level of arrangement to the piece and it can't simply be a transcription of a piece written for guitar. Transcriptions from other instruments, like piano, are acceptable.
* The tab must be neat and well presented, and it must be outputted in PDF form

The tentative deadline for this project is June 30th.

Feel free to see the thread for this project here and fun tabbing!

GTYNP: Saint Seiya - Chikyuugi

Posted in GTYNP

This tab was posted over a year ago and has received little attention. That, and it being from a relatively unknown corner of the video-game/anime music world, makes it a perfect 'Greatest Tab You've Never Played'.

Chikyuugi is a wonderfully soulful song from the anime Saint Seiya. Although the type of guitar a song is played on is arbitrary much of the time, this song screams electric guitar. The use of palm mutes and pinch harmonics in particular give it that feel unique to electric guitar.

I personally love this song. Thanks for tabbing it out, CpxAzn!

Link to tab

GTYNP: Final Fantasy VIII - Blue Fields

Posted in GTYNP

ffviii3.jpgJust to prove that I'm not dead, I decided to post up a long overdue Greatest Tab You've Never Played. For those of you who don't know, this is where I post up a relatively unknown tab in hopes that it will receive some recognition from those who missed it.

This time I'm posting Stamen47's arrangement of "Blue Fields" from Final Fantasy VIII. Now when I say arrangement, I really mean arrangement. Stamen takes a lot of creative liberty in this piece and really turns it into something that sounds amazing on guitar. It's a little bit difficult to play, but not too hard to get the hang of. Great job Stamen.

Take a look at the side by side comparison between the original Blue Fields midi and Stamen47's arrangement. Or just view the tab.

Recordings Section Now Open to Submissions

I've reconfigured the Recordings section so that authenticated users can now submit recordings without sending them to me first. If you're logged in, all you have to do is click the "Create Content" on the left sidebar under your personal block. Then click "Recording" and you will be taken to a recording submission form. From there, you can follow the instructions and submit a recording to the site yourself. Make sure you follow the directions carefully, and remember that right now I am only allowing YouTube videos to be submitted.

For now, I will let all submissions go through without approval, because I think you all can handle this on your own :) But if there are problems, I'll make it so the recordings have to but approved before they go up.

A quick overview of how to submit a recording:

1) Click "Create Content"
2) Click "Recording"
3) Enter a title for the recording.
4) Enter the YouTube video ID of the recording.
5) Optionally enter a link to a tab for the song being played.
6) Optionally enter some comments about the video.

In addition to being able to create new videos, you'll also be able to edit and delete any recordings you create, and I've applied proper permissions to all recordings submitted in the past, so you can edit and delete them as well. All you need is a registered account on the site and you can add as many recordings as you want. Have fun :).

If there are any problems, questions, concerns, etc., please post them in this topic in the forum.

New layout, w00t

Well, I just put up the new layout after having worked on it for quite some time. I know there are quite a few issues to be worked out, especially in the forum. I need to figure out exactly where I'm gonna put ads and some other things, and there's a bunch of little incomplete areas around the site. But I've been debugging issues for the last 3 hours and I have just lost the will power to go on. Time for me to hit the hay.

Revamped Recordings Section

I've made a lot of changes to the recordings section. You'll notice it looks a lot different, and there are now YouTube thumbnails for every recording (well most of them). From now on I'm only allowing YouTube videos to be submitted as recordings. No MP3's or anything else.

The good thing is that you can now submit your own recordings to the site, without sending them to me. Just go to Create Content on your user name link on the left sidebar, and fill out the Recording submission form. Make sure you get the YouTube video ID.

There's a lot of bugs and what not that I need to work out but I'm so tired right now, I'll take care of them later. Enjoy.


I'm temporarily disabling the ability for people to create new recordings. I found some issues that I didn't think about and I need to figure out how to solve them before I can restore recording creation ability. Sorry.

GTYNP: Metal Gear Solid - Main Theme

Posted in GTYNP

Here's a tab that I really love and I don't think has gotten a whole lot of notoriety from the community. It's the main theme of Metal Gear Solid, arranged by cgseth. This is a really uplifting song that I felt fitted the game very well. It translates very nicely to guitar and I think it's a great arrangement.

Link to TAB

GTYNP: Pokemon Gold/Silver: Ecruteak City

Posted in GTYNP

The guitar is mainly a solo instrument. But Zelos' arrangment for 3 guitars for Ecruteak city brings three guitars together in a very fun and lovable piece that would sound great in a concert hall.

Sadly I wish I could find two other guitarists to play this with. Perhaps I can convince Zelos to make a solo or at least duet version of it. Great job Zelos!