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1 Read music scores and tabs

Guitar Pro is a powerful score player really helpful to learn how to play, improve your technique, reproduce your favorite songs or accompany yourself.

Write Play Mix

Guitar Pro 7 allows you to compose and read music scores using the musical notation of your favorite instrument. Display the tablature notation to learn guitar riffs or use the standard notation to read music score for piano, drums, brass and strings. Rediscover also the Slash notation to sight-read easily rhythmic patterns from chord charts.

2 Music score edition

Express your talent by creating your own scores in a matter of minutes. You can edit the notes directly on the standard score or on the tablature. All the usual musical symbols pertaining to the guitar and to other stringed instruments are available. The notes capture can be made quickly with the numerical pad, the mouse, or even a MIDI instrument.

Customize your score

Based on the classic or jazz styles, you can set 70 different parameters, configure the layout of your scores exactly as you wish, and get professional-level paper printouts.

Create multitrack scores

The multitrack edition allows you to create music scores with dozens of instruments: guitar, bass, drums, piano, voice, strings, brass and many more.

Notation elements

Guitar Pro allows you to add to your score all of the usual musical symbols pertaining to the guitar and to other stringed instruments.


Bar and sheet music organization

Key, key signature and rhythm rendition for your sheet music. Bar repetition, repeat bar, da coda, da segno, return to the line and section name (verse, chorus, bridge…) for your bars.

Music notation

Note value (from whole note to sixty-fourth note), triolets, n-tuplets, rest, dynamics, accents, tied note, accidental, fingering for left and right hand, up and down pick strokes, barre chords, stems and ligatures. You can also add comments to the score, lyrics and chord diagrams.

Playing effects

Let ring, palm mute, natural and artificial harmonic, bends, tremolo bar, vibratos, slides, hammer on, pull off, tapping, slapping, hoping, brushes, rasguedo, grace note, trill, tremolos, crescendo/decrescendo and fade in/fade out

3 Tools for composing music

Chords

Ask any chord and Guitar Pro will display all possible positions on the fretboard. Draw a diagram by clicking on the chord grid and see all matching names.

Scales

View and listen many scales from the most common to the most exotic ones. The selected scale can be displayed on the fretboard or piano to help you compose your song, write a solo or melody line.

Lyrics

Easily enter the lyrics of your songs and arrange them at bottom of your vocal track. You can also add annotations to point riffs or solos out that might need some extra explanation for being played properly.

Polyphonic tuner

The polyphonic tuner allows you to tune your guitar by plugging it into your sound card or via a microphone. Just one brush-down stroke allows you to check the tuning of all six strings at once.

Virtual instruments

Virtual instruments let you view and enter musical notes from a graphical representation of your instrument. It can display notes of the current time, the notes of the current bar or of the selected scale. Intuitive and easy to use, it is an ideal tool for beginners or tablature notation fans.

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4 Print and share your files

.gpx Guitar Pro Import/Export

Import your .gtp, .gp3, .gp4, .gp5 and .gpx files. Export them with Guitar Pro 7 in .gp and .gpx format.

.ptb PowerTab/TablEdit Import

Guitar Pro 7 allows you to import files from others tablature editor softwares.

.midi MIDI Import/Export

Import and export your files in MIDI format for further processing in a sequencer.

.ascii ASCII Import/Export

Import and export your files in ASCII. The ASCII format — or simple text file — was the first format used for the sharing of tablatures.

.musicxml MusicXML Import/Export

MusicXML is a digital sheet music interchange and distribution format used by a wide range of music notation softwares.

.audio MP3, WAV, FLAC and Ogg Export

You can convert a Guitar Pro file into an audio file for you to create your own backing tracks.

.pdf PDF Export

The PDF format is a standard when you wish to print or share your music scores with musicians.

.png PNG Export

Exporting into PNG (image) will let you save your tablatures as big-sized pictures. Those pictures can for instance be integrated into a webpage for wider diffusion.

LOCK Lock/Unlock a file

It is possible to lock your files with a password in order to protect and share them. You can block a file from being opened, or modified.

I've been checking out the various TAB options for some time, and when I discovered Guitar Pro I was bowled over by the depth of features

It's way more than a TAB program, it's a very effective learning tool. You can program all instruments and hear them too, and the playback engine is very good - Justin Sandercoe (justinguitar.com)
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