Monday, March 16, 2009

New Features: Count In and Recommendations

Today we have two exciting new features to announce.

Count in
Now when you click "Play" the player will count in for a length of one measure and then start playing. With this feature you will be able to sit comfortably with your guitar and prepare yourself for playing after hitting the "Play" button. The count in is based on the time signature so it also should give you some impression of what rhythm is used in the song.

Recommendations
Now on every song's page there is a "See Also" section. There Songsterr will display titles of the songs that are relevant to the one that you're currently viewing. We hope that this will ease the process of browsing the Songsterr catalogue's contents - that is about 22500 tabs at the moment.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

New Feature: Lyrics Support

We're glad to announce that we've added lyrics support to the vocals tracks of the songs. Unfortunately only about 10% of tabs on Songsterr have lyrics embedded, but we're working on increasing this number. Use mixer to switch to the vocals track where available. Check out some of the examples:
Another small bonus addition is that from now on player allows viewing not only guitar tracks but all kinds of tracks except drums and percussion. They all will have standard tablature look - even if piano is used. By the way, support for standard note notation is planned - but it will arrive some time later.