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kevlarian
06-03-2013, 08:37 PM
I am very tempted to purchase this... Anyone have it and can comment?

http://ukecanplay.com/songbook/offer/?a_aid=lmu&a_bid=09fd282a

itsme
06-03-2013, 09:04 PM
For only $30, it will do your google searches for you. :o

LifesShort
06-04-2013, 08:16 AM
If you haven't already, take a look at chordie.com. It has thousands of songs. You can display the chords for quite a few different instruments, including the ukulele. You can also choose different tunings. Some songs will also allow you to transpose to a different key. You can print the songs to pdf, allowing you to save a permanent copy of the song. If I understand correctly, the Songbook software doesn't allow you to save songs.

kevlarian
06-04-2013, 08:30 AM
If you haven't already, take a look at chordie.com. It has thousands of songs. You can display the chords for quite a few different instruments, including the ukulele. You can also choose different tunings. Some songs will also allow you to transpose to a different key. You can print the songs to pdf, allowing you to save a permanent copy of the song. If I understand correctly, the Songbook software doesn't allow you to save songs.

Thanks for the tip. I am going to check it out.

Based on the intro video you CAN save songs (PDF's) from the songbook. It even says, that it isn't a source, but rather a collection of free documents on the internet; organized and categorized, but ultimately, the links are to the documents on the internet.

At least that is my understanding. It does make it nice and convenient. I realize that it is all on the internet, and that I could find it all myself if I hunt enough... just curious if it is $30 good...

molokinirum
06-04-2013, 08:41 AM
That sounds like a pretty good deal!! 100% satisfaction, free updates, download up to 6 computers etc. I don't think you can go wrong....as long as the songs are ones you know or have heard of!

vanflynn
06-04-2013, 09:32 AM
I bought it a while ago but don't use it much after I copied all that I wanted from it. There isn't a lot of updating going on as far as I can tell. You can find the songs with google and some hunting so it's what is your time worth type thing. I guess if you are initially getting songs together in your songbook it might be worth it.

I do use Chordie.com because I like the ability to change key and I can upload the songs into the SongBook ChordPro iPad app which I use a lot