What Is Guitar Pro? An Essential Guitarist'S Tool You Must Own!

What Is Guitar Pro?

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Guitar Pro 8 Is An Essential Tool For Every Guitarist

Have you seen Guitar Pro 8 advertised and wondered if this software is for you?

As I have a few Guitar Pro tutorial videos already on YouTube, I thought it would be a good idea to create a video explaining how I use Guitar Pro. Hopefully, this will help other guitarists decide whether this is a helpful tool for them (spoiler... if you are a guitarist, then yes it is!).

If you prefer to read rather than watch, I have included a video transcript below to help you learn more about Guitar Pro 8.

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What Is Guitar Pro? - Video Transcript

Have you ever found yourself struggling with guitar notation software? Many years ago, I used guitar notation software such as Sibelius and Finale for any notating jobs.

I had heard of Guitar Pro, but I dismissed it at the time as I thought that Guitar Pro was just a cut-down version of those other programs, lacking the power and functionality I needed. When I started to use Guitar Pro, I realised that I was totally wrong, and this awesome software could do everything I needed, and do it much more efficiently.

I would often find myself struggling to find the tools and functionality I needed when using Sibelius and Finale. Guitar Pro soon became my go-to software as the workflow makes everything much easier.

If you are not familiar with Guitar Pro, I thought I would record this video to show you how I use it and hopefully you will see the power of this extremely useful software.

Remember Your Musical Ideas

Anytime I have a musical idea, I will write it down in Guitar Pro. When I was younger, I would wrongly think that I would remember all the new musical ideas that entered my head. I thought of them, so I must remember them.

Nope! One piece of advice I can give to any aspiring musician is to always write down your musical thoughts, otherwise many of them will be forgotten. Guitar Pro allows me to quickly write down an idea and I have built up a massive library of musical thoughts over the years.

If you have learnt any of my Shorts licks, these have all been notated using Guitar Pro. It’s so easy to create professional-looking notation which I can upload to my various websites.

YouTube Shorts Lick Notation

Guitar Pro has also become an invaluable resource for creating music notation for my various guitar courses and books. Its comprehensive features allow me to accurately transcribe even the most complex guitar parts, ensuring that my students can fully grasp and learn the music I'm sharing with them.

Practising And Teaching

For practising and working on nailing technically challenging licks or difficult passages of music, it is so easy to loop, change tempo, change key and even set the tempo to gradually increase as you practise. You can add audio files to the guitar tab and play along to an original audio track, change the sound of the guitar tab using the large library of sounds and even put together a custom pedal board and guitar amp.

Adding audio files to Guitar Pro 8


Guitar Pro 8 pedal board

Guitar Pro 8 Pedal Board
Not only that, but Guitar Pro has greatly enhanced my ability to teach guitar both online and face-to-face. I can easily create lesson plans, share tabs and sheet music with my students, and even record and export audio and MIDI files to supplement their learning experience. It's an essential tool for any guitar teacher out there.

Should You Buy Guitar Pro 8?

So, fellow guitarists, if you're still on the fence about Guitar Pro, let me assure you – it's a game-changer. Don't make the same mistake I did and overlook its incredible capabilities. Give it a try and unlock a whole new world of guitar notation, practice, teaching, and creativity. I will add a link to Guitar Pro in the description.

And before I forget – I'd love to hear from you! If you've had any experiences with Guitar Pro or have any questions, don't hesitate to leave a comment.

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