Lots of my old and new students have been asking about guitar tabs, since they are so freely available on the Internet, so today I thought I would post you some pointers on how you can use tabs most effectively. So first off, for those of you who aren't familiar with tabs yet, a quick definition.

Tabs vs. Standard Notation

Tabs vs. Standard Notation

Tabs are a form of music notation for stringed instruments. In contrast with standard music notation, tablature shows you the fingering of the notes you need to play, which is very useful on the guitar, given that you can play any single note in at least 6 places on the fretboard. If you don't know how to read tabs yet, go ahead and check out our compilation on learning how to read guitar tabs. The lesson details what tabs actually are, and teaches you the standard notation used in tablature. Once your guitar skills reach an intermediate level, you will be able to play any song just by listening to it and downloading its tablature off of the Internet. There are a LOT of sites offering free guitar tabs, for example Ultimate-Guitar.com.

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The much anticipated new version of GP is absolutely awesome, and I'm happy to report that our 20% discount is valid for Guitar Pro 6 as well. I believe that using the Guitar Pro software can greatly reduce a guitar students learning curve, and help all guitarists learn and advance effectively. This is why I recommend the use of GP6 to all of my students.

The Brand New GP6

The Brand New GP6

As such, all Premium Members to TheGuitarLesson.com are entitled to use the GP6 discount code, which you will receive via email when you become a premium member.

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The official release date of Guitar Pro 7 is:

April 5, 2017

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This press release announcing the release of the newest Guitar Pro software, Guitar Pro 7, stated that it should be released around mid-2017.

Well, great news for us. The release date of GP7 has been brought forward. Arobas has just sent me an email about it:

Hello Tom,

We worked hard and I am really happy to announce you that we will release Guitar Pro 7 next Wednesday (April 5). As soon as I can, I will.....

And they have also posted it on the Facebook page:

The 7th generation of the famous tablature-editor software has been long in the works, and we're eager to see what Arobas has come up with. Guitar Pro 6 was already a huge step forward from GP5, which might be the reason GP7 took so long to develop.

Just so you know, GP5 was released in 2005, and GP6 was released in 2010.

For more info check out our GP7 review page >>

Guitar Pro is one of the most useful tools a guitarist of any level can ask for. As a premium member of TheGuitarLesson.com, you will receive a GP6 special pricing code via email, which will grant you a 20% discount off of the original price of the software.
Guitar Pro 6 Special Pricing Code

If you are unfamiliar with Guitar Pro, you may want to check out these Guitar Pro 6 tutorials, and even test the free trial version of GP6 . But only after purchasing Guitar Pro 6 with the special pricing code will you be able to use the program to it's maximum capacity. This is because the free trial version only supports the demo tabs that are built into GP6, you can't load any of your own tablature files.

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After years in the making, Arobas music, the creator of the Guitar Pro software, just issued a press release.

The lucky people attending NAMM on January 19-22 in Anaheim, California get to see the first public beta version of Guitar Pro 7. Here is the first video review of the brand spanking new Guitar Pro 7, it looks great!

Guitar Pro 7 expected release date

GP7 is currently in BETA testing. People could sign up for it on Arobas's Facebook page. This letter dated February 10, 2017, states instructions to the Beta testers.

The official release date is set for April 5, 2017.

Until now, the beta version has been private and limited to users selected by Arobas Music. NAMM was the first time the public got to see Guitar Pro 7.

Guitar Pro 7 new features

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According to the press release, GP7 will have many new features:

  • Significantly enhanced editing features
  • The possibility of using tablature for any other instrument beside the guitar
  • New types of notation
  • Improved file importing and exporting (export to MP3, FLAC, OGG)
  • Redesigned graphical user interface with the ability to access to the software’s main features in one click.
  • Polyphonic tuner
  • Tablature for all tracks
  • New audio processing, with hundreds of instrumental sounds included. The sounds can be customized, and GP7 will render the sound

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One of the most important changes that hit my eyes right away, is that it looks like Arobas is doing away with their realistic sound engine (RSE) introduced in GP6. It was a bit buggy and slow when a lot of tracks were added, so hopefully the new version will be better.

We will keep this page updated, as we learn more about GP7, stay tuned.

Guitar Pro is an all in one guitar song workshop. It's loaded with features that would just take too long to list. Other than being able to download Guitar Pro song files to basically any song ever written, the most important elements of this tool are:

Guitar Pro 6: chord diagram, digital tuner, guiitar fretboard

Guitar Pro 6

  • Tablature Editor
  • Guitar Fretboard
  • Chords Diagrams
  • Scales Tools
  • Audio Playback
  • Digital Tuner
  • MIDI & ASCII Import/Export
  • Metronome
  • Speed Trainer
  • Realistic sound engine
  • Free song files
  • etc.

Guitar Pro 6 comes with my highest recommendations. If you are a TheGuitarLesson.com member, you are entitled to a 20% discount off of Guitar Pro 6!

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Opening gp3, gp4, gp5 and .gpx files is as easy as 2 clicks, once you have the necessary software downloaded and installed.

Guitar Pro: a tablature editor, a score player, and a backing band all in one

New Guitar Pro 7

Files with the extension of gp3, gp4, gp5 and .gpx are all Guitar Pro files, and the numbering refers to the version of Guitar Pro they were originally created with. The present version of Guitar Pro is GP7, which is the most modern version of the guitar software to date.

Guitar Pro files are actually tablature files, since Guitar Pro is a multi-track music sheet editing program. It has the power not only to write music for any instrument you can imagine, but thanks to its realistic sound engine, it has the ability to playback the score as well.

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We are happy to announce that the new Guitar Pro tabs part of TheGuitarLesson.com is now live. The database features almost 50,000 song files from over 6,000 artists and groups, which pretty much guarantees that you'll find whatever song your searching for.

  • The database has Guitar Pro song files from international artists as well.
  • Using the database, and downloading whichever song you want is completely free, doesn't even require registration.

We hope all of our past, present and future members will make good use of this new feature.

Tom Fontana
TheGuitarLesson.com

Ps.: If you haven't downloaded Guitar Pro yet, you can download the free to use trial version here. If you decide on purchasing Guitar Pro, make sure you take advantage of the 20% Guitar Pro discount coupon offered to our members.

GP6 is an awesome piece of tablature editing and playback software, and it is also a very useful tool for beginner guitarists learning to play the guitar, therefore I recommend all my students get it. This Guitar Pro tutorial will NOT cover the tons of features that take quite some time to learn and master, since that would take too long and not be of much use to my online students.

GP6 Tutorial

GP6 Tutorial

This GP6 tutorial WILL however cover the most useful things you'll be using, the things that will help you learn the guitar.You'll be glad to know that just by familiarizing yourself with some basic concepts and tools, you'll be able to use GP6 to help you advance your skills and learn to play all the songs you want.

So sit back, watch the lesson below, and you'll be well on your way to learning how to make the most of GP6.

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Guitar Pro 6 has been a long time in waiting, it seems like Arobas Music, the publisher of the software has been developing it forever. I loved GP5, used it almost daily and recommended it to all guitarists, and when they announced the release of GP6, it understandably got me excited like a little boy with a new toy 🙂

Many people thought that GP6 would never be, but think again! After 4 years in development, GP6 has been released:

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