What is Rockin With The Cross?
For more than 13 years RWTC has provided Christian chord chart and tablature archive for use with guitar, piano, bass and horn.
We are the longest running praise and worship, contemporary, and rock music tab site on the web.
Who should use this site?
If you need chord charts or tabs to use for worship, then you should use this site. If you are a guitar player,
keyboard player, bass player, or worship leader then you need this site.
If you need charts for the latest music or old
songs, then you need Rockin With The Cross.
Want to see an Example?
Try out an interactive chart for “Amazing Grace
What Do I Get?
You get unlimited access to the entire archive of music, traditional and contemporary, and all other technological advances that are constantly being upgraded.
Upgrades include special software tuners to online songbooks, favorites, special articles, free exclusive music offers and much more…
How Much Does It Cost?
Unlimited access for just $4.95/month. The fee you are paying does not entitle you to ownership of any of the material on RWTC.
The fee you are paying is a membership similar to a library membership. RWTC is a Christian ministry that works to compile data for churches.
You may use material privately. If you wish to publically use or perform any material procured through RWTC, you may use material after appropriately
and in conjunction with a performance license. RWTC does not license material for performance usage.
You may not publish material for commercial use like reproducing a songbook and selling it. There are no other fees to use the site.
Third Party Apps users that import RWTC material may do so for private usage.
You may use material procured with RWTC and give attribution for performance after appropriately and in conjunction with a performance license specifically for Church use.
Please note that upon cancellation or lapse of your RWTC membership, songs imported from RWTC into your Apps account will become deactivated.
This is because you do not own the material. Upon reactivation, dormant material will again become available.
How Do You Get Your Music?
This is all made possible by you. Song Writers and Musicians from all over the globe, create their own songs and arrangements and add to our archive, which is then reviewed and shared with all of our users. Send some new chord charts or tabs and we’ll give you a free month.
Is This Legal?
The RWTC archive does not contain music, notation, melody lines, or time signatures. Our charts display methods and systems whereby letters and numbers are used to give concepts and ideas or patterns. This method is herein referred to as “Chord Charts” and “Tablature.” Mathematical principles, formulas and algorithms were developed to change letters or graphs that are used to chart – herein referred as the term “transposing.”
All songs charted here are the interpretation of chartists, based on existing, listened to, recorded arrangements.
Therefore they are not recorded or written original works but merely guidelines.
“Original” means merely that the author produced the work by his own intellectual effort, as distinguished from copying an existing work.
These charts are merely a guide and have no melody, arrangement, time signature or notation.
RWTC does not allow recorded music of any kind to be used on its archive unless under strict legal permission.
The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material.
Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction.
One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research."
If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use," that user may be liable for copyright infringement.
Churches and ministries using the archive must procure a license that covers the legal performance you do on a weekly basis in services and ministries events.
When you perform any of these tabs or chord sheets in services and ministries events, it may be necessary for the performer/church to secure a copyright license.
If you exceed “fair Usage” for ministry purposes using one of the following services will enable legal use:
These services handle required royalties due to the songwriters and publishers for public usage and performance.
The performance, copying, projection, etc of the songs is covered by both entities in ministry settings.
Please note that the above information, laws and copyright related information is applicable to those in the United States.
If you are using our services and reside in another country, you can not base your usage on United States laws and copyright guidelines.
It is your responsibility to contact a representative for your country to get usage guidelines that are specific to your location. Otherwise,
you will need to contact publishers directly to make sure you have appropriate permissions for making photocopies and other such uses.
How Do I Sign Up?
Join Rockin With The Cross