Guitar-Pro VS. TuxGuitar
Compare important features of these two popular TAB/Notation programs.
The Speed Trainer Tutorial
Guitar Pro is a multi-track editor capable of writing and playing back parts for guitar, bass, drums and other instruments, in both TAB and Standard Notation. It has been around for many years and established a strong reputation as an easy to use and full featured TAB and music notation editor. You’ll find 100’s of Guitar-Pro files for free on the web that you can download and load into the software. After you load a file, you can isolate one of the parts, say bass or guitar and use one of the most useful features in the software called the speed trainer. Watch the Guitar Pro tutorial on how to use the Speed-Trainer in the video below.
Click the following link to get the zipped Guitar-Pro file used in the video above: BACHING-AROUND. With this file that’s used in a tutorial, play through melodies in every key. The tutorial goes through 12 keys in open position on guitar following the circle of fourths. Watch the video and also get the pdf file for the exercise here:
Write Standard Notation in Guitar-Pro
NOT able to buy right now? There’s a FREE software program that can read, play and modify Guitar Pro files. It doesn’t do Standard Notation as well as GP and it’s not anywhere near the same level, but it’s still a great FREE program called Tux Guitar.