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KRUX???
07-29-2006, 07:05 AM
I just was trying to find a guitar tab, and just about every single guitar tablature site is shut down because the MPA and sheet music organizations are suing them because they think tabs should be illegal. I use tabs alot, and dont even know how to read music, as many people dont.

What do you think about this?

www.mxtabs.net - an example

rock-adio
07-29-2006, 07:07 AM
I dont see how its illegal. I mean its people posting their own tabs. So does this mean its ilegal to make your own tabs for songs?

SkateorElse
07-29-2006, 07:08 AM
Old news.

KRUX???
07-29-2006, 07:09 AM
I dont see how its illegal. I mean its people posting their own tabs. So does this mean its ilegal to make your own tabs for songs?
the only reason they are sueing is becasue they are losing tons of money

GetWrecked77
07-29-2006, 08:04 AM
it's stupid. what about the small bands that don't even have tab books or sheet music made?

unrealsk8tr
07-29-2006, 08:11 AM
it's stupid. what about the small bands that don't even have tab books or sheet music made?


It's talking about tabs from bands that have made it, using their music and copying it, it's a loss of their money, becuse they could potentially sell it and some do.

You actually think the tabs you read off sites were ever posted by the band? No..(maybe a couple)it's people who find out, practice, play it, finalize it, and post it.

Klausfloride
07-29-2006, 08:16 AM
the illuminati watch you skate

ZeroSkater1235
07-29-2006, 08:21 AM
ultimate-guitar.com

miniman
07-29-2006, 08:23 AM
The reason mx tabs closed down is because people were ripping the tabs out of the bands official tab books and posting them on there and mx tabs dont have a licence for that, so they got shut down. Its a shame as it was a great website.

micearenice
07-29-2006, 10:00 AM
dont call me stupid or anything, cause i dont play guitar, im a pianist, but what is a tab? ive seen them, but how do u read it? is it similar to sheet music for like piano and band?

igrindtwinkies
07-29-2006, 10:10 AM
dont call me stupid or anything, cause i dont play guitar, im a pianist, but what is a tab? ive seen them, but how do u read it? is it similar to sheet music for like piano and band?
It tells you what frets to put your fingers on.

indy
07-29-2006, 10:22 AM
if i were a famous musician i would want my fans to learn my music and thats total bull that the MPA is tryin to pull

micearenice
07-29-2006, 10:45 AM
It tells you what frets to put your fingers on.

oh, thanks.

KRUX???
07-29-2006, 01:30 PM
I know I can't read music, and my favorite website was always www.ultimate-guitar.com, but this morning, it wasnt working either.

ispitfire
07-29-2006, 01:32 PM
its not illegal because it is done by random people. most the songs on there are tabbed wrong anyway. you should just buy professional tabs so that you know they are right

KRUX???
07-29-2006, 01:47 PM
its not illegal because it is done by random people. most the songs on there are tabbed wrong anyway. you should just buy professional tabs so that you know they are right
that's what I was thinking. Half of the tabs are just people's easy-way-out tabs anyway.

jpharaoh69
07-29-2006, 01:52 PM
this happened a while ago but ultimate-guitar is still open kuz theyre based in russia and fbi cant touch em there

Stealing People's Mail
07-29-2006, 01:58 PM
It's talking about tabs from bands that have made it, using their music and copying it, it's a loss of their money, becuse they could potentially sell it and some do.
who would even buy that?

anyway, i just use bassmasta.net there's also a guitarmasta.net

pj_rules
07-29-2006, 03:04 PM
this happened a while ago but ultimate-guitar is still open kuz theyre based in russia and fbi cant touch em there Ultimate guitar is legal and pays royalties to people who own the rights to the music,,thats why the FBI doesnt touch them.

magic mushroom
07-29-2006, 03:17 PM
who would even buy that?

anyway, i just use bassmasta.net there's also a guitarmasta.net

best tabs sights ever.

fair enough
07-29-2006, 04:58 PM
thats bullshit

tsixe_sneila
07-29-2006, 07:50 PM
i know its so fucking gay.. first like 3 or 4 months ago they closed mysongbook.com and all the tabs on there were great because they where guitar pro tabs! so then i used my second fav mxtabs and they shut that down too. i have half a mind to send in some kind of complaint becuase that shit was great! now i use ultimate guitar and they have some guitar pro.. and some right tabs. it has me so pissed right now.. well thats my rant. im glad you made this thread.

KickflipB4Shoves803
07-30-2006, 01:54 AM
Well ima drummer and Mxtabs was the best site for me if i could figure it out it freaking pissed me off that i was shut down my band learned all of its song thanks to that website
man it sucks that it was shut down

Skater_goth
07-30-2006, 01:59 AM
thats stupid.
tabs shouldn't be illegal

KickflipB4Shoves803
07-30-2006, 02:06 AM
ya i sencond that its all about the money now not about the freaking music

bdc666666
07-30-2006, 04:33 AM
So if a guy is sitting at home one day and decides to tab a song he's listening to by himself, the cops can come in and arrest him? Because technically he's "stealing" the music

KRUX???
07-30-2006, 05:31 AM
So if a guy is sitting at home one day and decides to tab a song he's listening to by himself, the cops can come in and arrest him? Because technically he's "stealing" the music
no, I think it's if he tabs a song by an artist, then shares it with someone else. But my guitar teacher, Ryan, gives me tabs to learn every week. So is he doing something illegal? That means guitar lessons could become illegal?

KickflipB4Shoves803
07-30-2006, 09:55 AM
ya same here but i think like putting um up publicy where like EVERYONE can see em can get you sued. eeh i still used tabs like crazy and i can read music its just i dont know notes for guitar yet.

bdc666666
07-30-2006, 10:50 AM
But still, if its on the radio, anyone can tab it if they try hard enough

newport bmx
07-30-2006, 10:53 AM
well www.guitarmasta.net and www.bassmasta.net are still up and those are the 2 i use, so im still happy

KickflipB4Shoves803
07-30-2006, 11:28 AM
But still, if its on the radio, anyone can tab it if they try hard enough
lol dude you need to like hear every note clearly ifthe songs is really slow i guess you could tab it.

bdc666666
07-30-2006, 06:48 PM
lol dude you need to like hear every note clearly ifthe songs is really slow i guess you could tab it.

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