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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.

***UPDATE***

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

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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.

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GTYNP: Pokemon Gold/Silver: Ecruteak City

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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!

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Over 1,000 tabs and still growing!

Thanks to the hard work of so many gametabs has broken the 1,000 tab mark. Great work guys! Let's keep it up and move on to the next 1,000.

Might Be Forced to Shut Down

It was an April Fools joke... we're not really shutting down =P

I have some sad news to report today. I just received a letter in the mail from Nintendo of America, Inc. saying that they have been monitoring this site for some time, and have gathered a great amount of evidence of intellectual property rights violations for distributing "unlicensed" music notation and MP3 files. Essentially it's a cease and desist order, which means that if I don't shut down the site they will take further legal action on me.

I've already contacted a lawyer of my own to see what my options are about this whole thing. I realize it's just me against a mega-corporation like Nintendo, but I can't let this thing go without a fight and I'm going to explore every legal possibility before I take the site down.

Click the thumbnail to view a full copy of the cease and desist order.


GTYNP: Final Fantasy Tactics Advance - Mewt

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This is definitely one of the greatest tabs on the site and I have a feeling a lot of people haven't played it. Thus GTYNP comes to the rescue once again! This is Kabukibear's transcription of Mewt, an arrangement of the Final Fantasy Tactics Advance character's theme which is found on White Melodies of Final Fantasy Tactics Advance, a fantastic FFTA arrangement CD. This is a really beautiful duet arrangement with two acoustic guitars, and one heck of a transcription job by Kabukibear. The background guitar plays a constant and tranquilizingly peaceful accompaniment while the lead guitar slowly picks up steam and never quite climaxes, but instead seems to spill out into a flurry of "back and forth" type motions. It's very fun to play, but even better to listen to in my opinion. This is the kind of song you put a nice pair of headphones on for, lay down in your bed, close your eyes and get lost in.

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GTYNP: Chrono Trigger - Corridors of Time

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ZOMG we're back! Sorry for the long hiatus, but I've been real busy with school and working on other improvements to the site and I've been neglecting to post any new GTYNP's. I was happy to see people actually requesting that I post one again. It feels good to know people are interested (post some comments why don't ya =P). I think I'll start posting one of these every 2 or 3 weeks from now on.

Anyway, this "Greatest Tab You've Never Played" comes from Stamen47 and is a classical arrangement of Corridors of Time from Chrono Trigger. Personally I think this is one of the more beautiful and mystical songs I've ever heard, and being able to play it on an acoustic guitar is just wonderful. I love the rich mix of harmony and melody that comes to life in certain parts of the arrangement. There is some room for improvement however, but I'm not complaining. This particular song feels like it's arrangeable in a lot of different ways, and it would be fantastic to see another version of this song arranged for acoustic guitar, **cough**Kabukibear**cough**.

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GTYNP: Lufia II: "In Winter"

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This week's "Great Tab You've Never Played" comes from the SNES classic Lufia II. Ajrock2000's arrangment of "In Winter" is a very short but very nice little piece. At first I glossed over it because it was so short, but paying attention proved me wrong. Great job ajrock!

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