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[website] Becoming a Tab Author: Your Comprehensive Guide to Creating and Submitting Tabs
[website] Becoming a Tab Author: Your Comprehensive Guide to Creating and Submitting Tabs
Written by Andy Miller
Updated over a week ago

You can create tabs:

  1. On the website.

  2. In our mobile app: Open the Tabs app → Tabs section click on the publish tab icon.

"How to submit my first tab?"

Here are the 5 easy steps to submit your first tab:

  1. Choose a song that would be new to our tabs and chords catalogue. You can do this by scrolling the Most Wanted Tabs list or Tab Requests on UG forum

  2. Choose the tab format you want to submit (chords, Guitar Pro tab, text tab, etc.). Check out the Ultimate Guitar Tablature Guide to make sure you follow the formatting rules

  3. Submit your tab through the submit form on Ultimate Guitar website or app

  4. Wait till your tab gets approved (it usually takes about 1-2 days). If your tab gets rejected, the UG Tab Moderators team will give you feedback on what went wrong

  5. Congrats! Your first tab is published, and you can now share it with friends on social networks and get some love and 5-star ratings from the UG community

Note: Once your tab is approved you'll get:

  • Tab Author status

  • Right to approve and reject tabs of other authors

  • Ad-free experience on the website

  • Free Ultimate Guitar Pro membership for one month

Note: Here are some useful links that will help you to write a better tab and become a Tab Author! We recommend reading both articles before writing your first Tab!

Note: If you'd like to make tabs for personal use, please take a look at this article.

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