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How to Share App Logs with FATpick Support

The FATpick app writes error messages and other basic debugging information to a small text file on your local hard drive. If you run into an unexpected problem with FATpick it's possible the log will contain information that can help our support team troubleshoot the issue. There is a button in the app that will upload the contents of that error log to our servers where our support team can review it. Here's how to do that.

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Milestone Reached: 1000 Songs Shared

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It took nearly a full year to grow FATpick's song catalog from the app's first launch to the 500th shared song. It only took 128 days for users to share the next 500 songs with the rest of the FATpick community. On the occasion of the 1,000th song shared, let's pause to take a look at the growth in and current state of the song library.

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How to Generate a Diagnostic Report

The FATpick app can run a self-diagnostic, generating a detailed report that describes the state of the application and the context it is operating within at the push of a button. If you encounter an issue that is difficult to pin down, this report may help the support team identity the problem. Here's how to generate and share a detailed diagnostic report from with the FATpick app.

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Christmas Tabs

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FATpick users have been getting into the holiday spirit, importing a number of Christmas-themed tabs, both classic and contemporary, in recent weeks. Here are 5 of the most recently shared Christmas songs with links to the full guitar and bass tablature for each.

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Top Songs for October 2021

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The 10 songs most often played in FATpick for October 2021, with complete guitar tabs for each song.

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Top Songs for September 2021

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10 most played songs in FATpick for September 2021, with full tabs for all tracks.

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Milestone Reached: 500+ Songs Shared

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FATpick users have added more than 500 songs - nearly 2,300 playable tabs - to the shared song catalog. Here are some charts and aggregated statistics about the songs in the shared library.

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Estimated Track Difficulty

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The difficulty rating is a measure of the complexity of given track - an estimate of the level of skill required to play the tab. It's based on more than two-dozen beat-, measure-, phrase-, and song-level attributes that model the rhythmic, fretting and picking/plucking/strumming performance dimensions.

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Top Songs for June 2021

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When you put enough guitarists together, classic rock and heavy metal are always well represented. The FATpick chart is no exception: Pink Floyd earned two spots in the top 10 this month; the Swedish power metal act HammerFall made a strong second-place showing; and familiar faces like AC/DC and System of a Down also ranked in the top 10. But it's a pretty eclectic list overall: from America's 1970s folk-rock anthem “Horse With No Name” at the top of the chart to 90s alt-rock staples like Cake and Beck to traditional country songs from the 1930s. There's even a track from the soundtrack to the surrealist rom-com movie Amélie. It's Forrest's box of chocolates in here. You never know what you're going to get.

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Flatwound Bass Strings

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Flat wound guitar strings: what they are and why you might want to use them. Accessible introduction with audio samples.

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Top Songs for May 2021

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The Eagles' Hotel California was the most played song in FATpick for May 2021. Other popular songs included Armata by Powerwolf, Beethoven's Für Elise, I Walk the Line by Johnny Cash and Do I Wanna Know by the Arctic Monkeys.

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Top Songs for April 2021

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The most popular song in FATpick for April 2021 was Zombie by the Cranberries, accounting for 1.8% of the total play time. Other top songs include Daft Punk's Get Lucky (1.5%), Rebel Rebel by David Bowie (1.5%), Eric Clapton's Wonderful Tonight (1.4%) and Shout at the Devil by Mötley Crüe.

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