Who Uses This Software?

Guitar lessons websites, music schools, private music teachers, and music medias


Average Ratings

100 Reviews

  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall

  • 4.5 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 4.5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $69.95/one-time
  • Pricing Details
    Instant download license. The license can be used/installed on 5 computers.
  • Free Version
    Yes
  • Free Trial
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Installed - Mac
    Installed - Windows
  • Training
    Documentation
  • Support
    Online

Vendor Details

  • Arobas Music
  • www.guitar-pro.com
  • Founded 1997
  • France

About Guitar Pro

Guitar Pro 7 is designed for editing both tablature and standard sheet music for guitar, bass, and other fretted instruments from 3 to 10 strings. It also allows you to edit music notation for any other instruments such as keyboards, drums, strings, wind instruments, and percussions. Guitar Pro is the perfect tool to improve your playing level, write songs and immediately listen to the arrangement, or play your guitar along great-sounding backing tracks. Windows/macOS.


Guitar Pro Features

  • Attendance Management
  • Class Management
  • Online Registration
  • Practice Log
  • Repertoire Management
  • Scheduling
  • Student Management

Guitar Pro Reviews Recently Reviewed!


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The best Guitar Tab Tool out there

Aug 07, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Most of the notation tools makes notation look and feel very complicated and eerily impenetrable. But Guitar Pro makes it seem easy and completely approachable - which is very important for those making their first steps in music composition.

Guitar Pro is probably one of the most accessible notation tabbing tools out there. It is extremely easy to master and very comfortable to use as a lean mean composition tool. It is especially useful if you have limited music education and just want to lay down your ideas.

From the user experience perspective - it doesn't get any better. If you know the notation basics - it will take a couple of minutes to get around Guitar Pro's interface. The way the composition process is organised is very streamlined and allows many tweaks without getting tangled.

Ever since the 5th version introduced realistically sounding instrument samples, Guitar Pro also became a very interesting tool for sonic experimentation. Sure, it is very limited in comparison with a full-fledged digital workstations - but it offers an interesting experience, especially from a 6th versions which introduced sound effects.

Cons: User interface might seem dense at first and it takes some time to get used to it.

From a compositional standpoint - every instrument that is not fretted string one - is limited to the guitar-based tuning. Basically it limits the composition process to laying down the basics while fleshing out will require more specific software.

The notation layout itself is somewhat clumsy and got some very irritating traits.

Hot keys are messy and you often get confused over which combination does what. It is not critical but might bring you some discomfort.

Version 6 and 7 often crash, especially if you try too hard with the RSE.

Overall: Guitar Pro is one of the best notation tool out there. It is easy to handle and fun to play with. There are some problematic elements but it doesn't affect user experience in a critical way aside from some minor disgruntlements.

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It was one of the first music software I used when I started playing guitar and is still amazing!

Jul 25, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: Using the tab/instrument view is really useful to notate the tones of your guitar into a tab/sheet music, and the compatibility with many other strings instruments(Ukulele, Bass, banjo) make it easier to transport your ideas to other players, even if they are really far from you.

The printing options are awesome too, if you can't afford a printer, you just export your tab/sheet score into pdf format and then can send it to any place so they can print your parts or chord charts.

Also, the playback/loop option is EXTREMELY helpful whenever you encounter a hard to learn, it allows you to go from really slow to the exact tempo you are looking for, so, for practicing your instrument is a really awesome tool.

Cons: There are a few things that can be improved, for example, if you happen to be a producer or an orchestra/band composer, guitar pro will limit you the way you write your music, it does not have a natural flow when it comes to transport instruments(say, many of the brass and woodwind family) so, it might get confusing whenever you have to write something for a trumpet or alto sax player.

Also, the playback or RSE (real sound engine, which is basically an emulation of a live instrument) is not that good enough, compared to other software that is around nowadays, most of the time I prefer to use the midi default playback, because it can get too noisy and unproportioned.

Overall: If you need to communicate an idea with other fellows musician who is not trained in music reading, its a powerful tool, since it has this tab only option, so the musician you are sending the music does not have to focus on anything else than the rhythm and fret positions of the notes you are suggesting.

If you happen to be a music teacher, this program is EXCELLENT for helping your students to train their tempo, help them play with an accompaniment and get used to the metronome and a regular tempo

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This software was my first experience with written music and 12 years later, it's still my favorite!

Jul 08, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: About the software functionality: It was and has become even more user friendly to write, edit and play music scores. Not only that: it includes a Chords library that you can use in every single instrument (mainly focused on guitar, adding at the beginning of the score all the chords used). You can make it as simple as you want: tablature, chart or pentagram...or why not, all of them! It includes a great library of RSE instruments that will help you imagine what your music sounds like. Export your score as midi and use it on your recording software on VST instruments. And it's absolutely affordable!

About the customer service: Few years after I started using it at home I started to write music for my church which doesn't have a lot of money to spend on very specific software like this. However, we needed more than one license so we contacted them. Their interest truly was to help us and yeah, completely helped us to get exactly what we needed. Best people on Earth!

Cons: It might rarely crash but it has been improved a lot with the years and updates. Just keep saving all the time as you should with any software you use and you'll be fine. Also the RSE sounds for winds are not good, they're just to give an idea. The interpretation of dynamics is weird mostly when changes are extreme but again, it's not designed to sound like a VST.

Overall: Helped my church to save a lot of money. Great customer service that provided the best solution for our needs. In my personal use, there's A LOT of music written in guitar pro files on the internet that you can get for free, probably written from the original music books that now are almost impossible to be found (and complex stuff, like Dream Theater, just to give an example). They have also launched a service where you can buy popular songs and learn how to play them.

I've improved so much using Guitar Pro, being able to see the notes, and earn licks is so valuable!

Mar 15, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: I switched from using Sibelius to Guitar Pro's software and am very happy I did. One of the best parts about Guitar Pro is the library of thousands of prescored songs. I can find almost any popular song that's out there. This is so much better than googling tabs and chords, and my playing has improved a lot because of this. Not only that, but the ability to pick the tracks I want to learn, by soloing specific instruments, makes the usually difficult "learning by ear" method so much simpler. Guitar Pro has also helped me increase my piano proficiency with its instrument soloing feature. Best feature of all is the tempo change which allows me to take things at my own pace.

Cons: The biggest area for improvement for this software is that Guitar Pro 7 took a step back when trying to change the individual tuning of strings on the guitar. There are too many intermediary steps, previously in Guitar pro 6 it was as simple as clicking the guitar icon and choosing up or down on each string. The interface and the method to get there takes too many steps. Hopefully they can add the old option for people.

Overall: Take your time and learn Guitar Pro, it's totally worth it! Tempo control, instrument and backing track control, and an enormous library of prescored music. I've been able to improve in ways I thought I couldn't because of this software.

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Great product to write music in easy way

May 29, 2018
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: This product is really good to write your songs fast. It allows a large number of variants of instruments that gives you versatility at the writing time. The new versions (6 and 7) are a little bit more complicated to locate all the panels, but once you got the way, the process is more simple than before. A light weight product that helps you to write music with a correct syntax, fast and efficent. The option to add sound banks is a great add-on to create music with a characteristic real sound.

Cons: The user interface is not too easy to understand at first time, it took some minutes to know where are all the sets and how to use it. Adding to it, the RSE (sound bancks) some time are too heavy and the software turns slower.

Overall: This software give me the chance to write music too fast, even when i had not too knowledge of music. It allows you to write like string pressing way, giving a good way to save all your ideas in a faster way. The option that have some tabs open is a good plus because it give you the chance to see more information whitout leaving the same screen.

This is a great music editor

Feb 11, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: The program has many functions. It is possible to carry out a set of percussion, wind and stringed instruments. In general, there are about 180 musical instruments in the program. Basically the program is designed for guitarists. Although other musicians can work in it. The program is useful for amateur and professional musicians, there is absolutely everything to improve their playing level. Tablature can be typed from the keyboard, there is support for third-party Input synthesizers, support for MIDI-input, MIDI-export. You can convert files to PDF, Word and some other formats for ease of printing.

This is a great music editor that allows you to adjust, create and listen to music recordings created by this program. It's not difficult to use. If you like to compose and play music - I think that this program is indispensable.

Cons: The only disadvantage, probably, is that to work with Guitar Pro Program you need to have at least some skills of solfeggio (at least know the duration of notes and sizes) - If this is the case it will be much easier for you.

Overall: Improve my skills in music

AMAZING, it is my best friend, I use it everyday writing and playing songs

Jan 17, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I use guitar pro since it first version, it is a great tool for study the instrument, you can write your lesson, songs, you have your own band in this software

-It is really easy to use(you can write and read in a simply way)

-It has lot of instruments (RSE is really good and sound fine)

-Looper, metronome

-It has a big Community of people writing tabs, you can find any song you want, from bands, tv shows, anime, movies, videogames, etc and they are Free!!

-Does not need a lot of hardware!!!!

Cons: It does not support VST like Addictive Drums or Ezdrummer

It would be great to have a better Drum's Editor

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Amazing experience for every musician

Jun 26, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: I have been playing string instruments my whole life, cuatro (latin instrument), acoustic and electric guitar, mandolin and bandola, and guitar pro has been with me for a long time. It has helped me in perfecting my guitar skills and to write down music for all of my string instruments.

Cons: I would really love if there was a version for linux since as a programmer this is the system I usually use and guitar pro doesn't work in there.

Overall: As a musician guitar pro has been an extreme help for writing music for all of the instruments I play but also to perfect my skills with them, I would really love a linux version because the lack of it has really been limiting.

The Gateway to All Song Creations

Mar 05, 2019
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: I enjoy using guitar pro daily for all of my songwriting needs. Songs can be efficiently structured and laid out in a manner which simplicity and craftsmanship can excel. The accessibility is outstanding as I can use Guitar Pro on my phone and easily collaborate with other artists by sending them file updates daily.

Cons: Sometimes Guitar Pro has a tendency to crash a bit frequently. It is a difficult aspect to overcome however it can easily be dealt with by effective management of the control save feature. Staying on top of your saving during every composition section will thoroughly help your product come out more effectively overall.

Overall: I enjoy guitar pro very much as I use it for all of my bands song compositions. The software is just so easy to write out music within that there is no other tool I'd rather use for any of my personal musical endeavors. I recommend any and all musicians who compose their own songs to check out this software as it will blow you away!

The ultimate tool for every musician and music enthusiasts

Jul 27, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: I've been using Guitar Pro for awhile and it has always pleased me, its a powerful tool if you are a pro and if you are amateur it's good as well.

Great for music producers, composers and pro players.

If you're an amateur it can help you too because the TAB section will give you all you need to play your music if you don't know how to actually read a partiture

Cons: The live instrument emulator is not good enough, compared to other software, maybe you'll rather (jus like i do) to use the MIDI default playback

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Excellent program for music composition, not limited to guitars

Jul 11, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: The tools contained within Guitar Pro are instrumental in creating musical compositions. My favorite feature is the "Scale Finder," which essentially identifies a scale in your random jumble of notes and steers you towards a better composition. I've been using Guitar Pro for over a decade and I've found that I keep coming back even after trying other music composition programs from time to time. The ease of use is unparalleled in the industry- somebody with zero musical knowledge can pick it up and start writing songs.

Cons: Some of the older versions were a bit buggy, though that seems to have been fixed. I genuinely have no complaints, however, for the modern version.

Overall: Guitar Pro allows me to translate my song ideas into a tangible form which I can share with others. I've used it in every musical collaboration I've ever participated in and can't imagine its absence or trying to use some other program.

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good program for the development of the guitar as a performer

Jul 19, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: - It requires few computer resources.

- Cleaner and more understandable interface

- Lighter and runs faster.

- Good guitar sounds

- You can play the guitar with the tabs.

- It has speed tools and looper.

- You can connect the guitar directly to the computer.

Cons: I have nothing negative to say about guitar pro. It is an excellent program for the study of the electric guitar.

Overall: My private guitar lessons have improved a lot since I incorporated this program into the lessons. With guitar pro I can see the progress of my students individually. Performing and repeating the fingering exercises. I also work on musical reading with the instrument. Guitar pro has allowed me to raise the technical and musical level of my students.

Gets better all the time.

Apr 11, 2019
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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Pros: One of the best learning tools available for guitarists and other musicians. Great community of TAB sharers as well. Useful for bands/groups sharing composing ideas.

Cons: The standard notation functions aren't always as detailed as they could be or follow correct practices (stem directions and whatnot) BUT can often be corrected.

Overall: I've learned much in my years using different versions of Guitar Pro. I consider it an integral part of my learning since my younger days, and I've even used it for rudimentary MIDI composing. It's a great investment.

A must-have for every musician

Aug 26, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: I've been using Guitar Pro for a looong time. So far the best software for writing down your music composition. It's easy to use, the tools are pretty self-explanatory if you know music theory. It offers a variety of tools to write the music, use different instruments, apply the real sound banks in your composition, use different tuning etc.

Cons: It has some bugs considering midi playbacks, sometimes the sound starts to overlap.

Overall: I've been writing all my musical pieces in GP for the last six years.

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Easy and complex software for creating and reading music

Feb 06, 2019
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Very user friendly software for creating and reading music adapted to musician by tabs or clssical sheet music. You can read music with diffrent tempo with live monitoring. Guitar Pro have large community that helps to discover easier many program features and have huge music library for learning for yourself.

Cons: You will need to learn shortcuts for faster workflow and some special tools are "hidden" in interface

Overall: Sharing music ideas between my co-workes

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This software helped me become a better musician and have a better understanding of sheet music.

Mar 20, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: It allows you to write melodies in sheet music even when you don't know how to read this music notation.

It has a simple interface that facilitates its use to both beginner and professional musicians.

It's compatible with Musical Instrument Digital Interface protocols.

It has a vast library of instrument sounds.

Cons: The writing of percussion instruments like drums become really tedious and annoying. Therefore, the software should have a different interface to facilitate this process.

Importing files inside the software translates in many cases into disorganized scores that require manual fixation by the user

Overall: It has allowed me to become a better musician, helping me understand music notation and serving as a platform to write down all my musical ideas. I have used it for many years now and I can't imagine using a different software for the same tasks.

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The Ultimate Tool for the Discerning Musician

Feb 15, 2019
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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Pros: What I like the most about Guitar Pro is that it enables me to put the melodies and beats in my head on to paper, even before I have touched and instrument, especially in cases where it is an instrument that I do not play (like the drums). I like how easy it is to use and how it allows me to be creative. Editing sheet music has never been easier to do, and reading sheet music has never been more fun!

Cons: What I like the least about Guitar Pro, especially version 7, is that they rushed the release to market and irritated a lot of long term users with all the bugs that were still present. These bugs have been fixed and the software is really great now, but it leaves a bad taste.

Overall: Guitar Pro has been a personal use software for me, and doesn't solve any business problems. Guitar Pro has always been a positive experience as it allows me to get lost in my music.

Very powerful, but is it really needed?

Jan 08, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
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Pros: Guitar Pro has evolved a lot since it's first edition. It now features a depiction for virtually anything one can do on a stringed instrument, and its sound banks make it sound pretty much like the real thing. Guitar Pro is not only an application to help you play along an existing work, it is now also a compositional tool.

Cons: With all that being said, I have to say Guitar Pro is not the tool I personally need anymore. It helped me evolve to the point I do not need it anymore, and this is the reason I have stopped using it. I now use a certain open-source alternative that I do not have to pay for, which just shows me the tabs and plays along for me to practice. Perhaps they should replace their time-limited trial with a lite version. All that being said, Guitar Pro is still the best high-end score writer for guitarists.

This helped me to learn to play new songs and also to improve my guitar skills

Jul 08, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: The best thing i like about this software is that it has a library of thousands of both popular and unpopular songs. I always use Guitar pro to look into chords when i'm playing the guitar in parties and get togethers with my friends. It is easier and more accurate than googling for tabs and chords.

Furthermore, it is also very easy to use as it can even edit music notations in many instruments such as the keyboard which is another instrument I use.

Cons: One issue that i have faced when using Guitar Pro is when tuning my guitar. sometimes it doesn't give accurate readings. However, this does not happen all the time.

Also, i find the later versions with more errors than the previoes ones. For example, the software has crashed when i was using it.

Overall: Guitar Pro has helped in improving my guitar skills immensely. Also, it has benifited me in easily being able to find the chords or tabs of the songs i need. I would highly recommend this software for beginners as well as for pros.

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Has been a gamechanger for me

Aug 27, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: For someone just starting to learn how to play the guitar it is such a helpful tool, ever since my teacher recommended it my skills started improving, specially by playing with back tracks (something that allows you to practice keeping the rythm and keeping with the beat). Practicing on your own with a sheet of music paper is nothing compared to practicing along beats from this software, it has been a gamechanger.

Cons: I have nothing bad to say about guitar pro, it is without a doubt such a helpful software for me and my music teacher, I made an incredible jump on my skills ever since I started using it.

Overall: Guitar pro is just amazing, it has really been a gamechanger for me, it has been as helpful as my music teacher and ever since I started using it my skills have been improving at an amazing pace, it is just unbelievable.

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Amazing for working on your rhythm

Aug 27, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: This software is one of the best things that happened to me when I was learning how to play bass, mostly for working on my rhythm skills, practicing on your own without a good track is a big handicap and this software gets rid of this issue. It is also amazing for writing your own music, which is something that halps you develop your musician ear.

Cons: This software is a bit overwhelming when you first start using it. If it weren't for the fact that my music teacher served as my guitar pro instructor I would still be trying to figure out how most of the tools worked.

Overall: Even if guitar pro is a bit intimidating at first I highly recommend that you give it a try, the difference in my music studies was enormous when I started using this software, I truly recommend it.

The software that helps (and much more than help) musicians to play

Dec 29, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

2 / 5
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Pros: I can say that by using this tool I could grow and be a faster player with my bass thanks fo this tool because you can head the tabs and play along. It´s amazing and I can think of my musician life without it.

Cons: The newest versions are heavy so it´s better to have a good computer, also, the Realistic Sound Engine (RSE) doesn´t sound as good as I thought it would be.

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the best assistant for my compositions

Jul 17, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: is the most complete software to compose and test musical ideas before taking them to real instruments, their ease and visible tools make you worry more about your imagination

Cons: Actually, there is not something that I do not like, it would be that some effects do not sound very good but what I'm looking for is fine

Overall: It has given me ease when composing my music

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Amazing GuitarPro

Dec 19, 2018
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: When I started to learn to play guitar my teacher recommended me Guitar Pro and I was really amazed at that moment on how complete was the program. You can hear real-time melodies and also hear your own recording plus compose with it. With all the updates it has become even better since when I started using it you could not hear real music samples but even without this feature it helped me a lot with my process.

Cons: The software itself is not that user-friendly you will need to invest time playing around with the app to learn to master it.

Overall: Overall experience its been great it a great tool for beginners and also for advanced guitar players. I did invest time in learning to master the program. It gets better with the time. I highly recommend

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It is ideal for creative musicians

May 15, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: It is an ideal tool for people who work with music and is also ideal for people who have music as a hobby, it is a great tool and i love it in particular and it is very useful because i work with music, i am singer and i often cover many songs, so i use Guitar Pro to fix the music tracks and to translate the tablature to instruments, Guitar pro offers me a wide bank of sounds and different instruments and is easy to use.

Cons: Guitar Pro is totally great, but i think it could improve the sound of some instruments to make them look more real, like for example the sound of the metals (wind instruments), this is one of the most difficult to emulate.

Overall: Ease of use, good to create

Guitar Pro (for Piano Pros, too!)

Dec 10, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: I picked up a free trial of Guitar Pro a while back when I considered writing my own music. I play the piano, so I was worried that the software would have its limits, but it functioned quite well for me! Guitar Pro lets you create and edit sheet music to your hearts content, and contains all of the necessary symbols, clefts, beats, and notes you might need. I'm a casual musician, so I don't have a burning desire to use any over-the-top mechanics, but the fact that they are available is nice.

Cons: I used the free trial, so I didn't get to utilize all of the software before said trial ended. But I enjoyed what I saw.

Overall: Guitar Pro is great for creating and editing sheet music of all kinds. I used it specifically for piano, which didn't pose much of a problem despite the name of the software.

Guitar Pro; an essential tool

Jan 09, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Whether you're working together as a band writing songs or just wanting to learn some of your favourites, this is absolutely a necessary piece of software.

Easy to use, a lot to master, very versatile and cheap.

Cons: If you're looking to learn or to write, there is no reason to not own this software.

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Helped me a lot when I was learning guitar

May 16, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: This software is amazing, it helped me a lot while I was learning guitar, all the backtracks helped me improve my rythm, also it helped me write my own music for playing with my family.

Cons: It's interface can be a little confusing at first, mostly for non english speaking people, I didn't have an issue but my friends did.

Overall: Guitar pro was life saver when I was learning guitar, and now i use it all the time when i want to write music and share it with my friends.

Complete guitar Application

Nov 23, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: It ha everything in it that come under guitaring. it is recommended to everyone, weather they are beginners or professional guitarist it helps you in every way to improve your guitaring skills and makes you practice effectively. Staff notation is a plus point in the application which allow you to flow your idea in sheet as a guitar player.

Cons: It is a bit complicated application but soon it makes you adapt and have fun along with it.

Overall: This is the best application as far as i know and guitar pro has been doing really well in helping guitarist through out the world. Your search for a all rounder guitar application ends here.

the guitarists best mate!

Jan 11, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: This is a must for every guitarist that wants to learn their fav solo or even play along with the band. tabs, music, tabs and standard notation, the means to repaet any given bar or phrase, slow down, loop. the ultimate way to see and practise with a huge library of ready made sonds and popular bands. Very accurate and totally realistic sound engine too.

Overall: Too awesome for words, learn from it, teach with it, jam along with it, whats not to like?

When you consider how much a simple jam track can cost and here you can learn your part, knock out the solo track and play along.

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Great for both rookies and musicians.

May 23, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: I've been experiencing Guitar Pro since their very beginnings, when I was a guitar enthusiast. I was taking guitar lessons at the moment I started using the software, it was an amazing complement, helping me learn songs I wanted to play quickly. What's also great about GP is the fact that you can find many resources online from different people around the world, making it easy to find whatever you want to learn how to play. It is also a great tool for musicians who like to compose, it helps a lot to have a sense of how you want things to sound.

Cons: The software might not be as user friendly as I would like, at least when it comes into composing on it, although, I must say that I am not a professional musician either, and many of the tools regarding composition are much more familiar for actual musicians.

Overall: It helped me learn how to play the guitar, with a fun and pragmatic dynamic.

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Learn to play guitar independently but well

Jul 06, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: Allows you to see the songs with score and tablature at the same time

lets you go step by step

allows you to edit with simple clicks, compose and listen directly with the hundreds of professional quality sound effects of guitar, bass, drums, wind instruments, etc.

Although its name indicates "guitar" you can configure it for bass, ukule, among others.

Cons: You must have a PC with very good features and it is recommended to have a dedicated sound card. Let's install it has in 5 pc, but if you want a lite version or for a single user you will not get it

Overall: I went from playing a few songs with internet tablatures to understanding scores, and even composing my own cancones, I use it even as a backingtrack

Learning with Guitar pro

Mar 02, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: It is very easy to use and also very fun, it has so many features and also so many ways to create, read and learn about tabs. It is very easy to master and learn through this software. Printing options are great and simple and sharing is a plus also

Cons: It has improved a lot with recent updates and I can actually not find any big issue, it crashes sometimes and this can be frustrating but is not that frequent. I really like this software and it has helped me a lot so there are no big things to tell in regards to dislikes.

Overall: It´s been a great experience learning and mastering Guitar Pro, I do recommend it for beginner´s and also for the advanced player who wants to create their own tabs. It has been a great companion and also an amazing teacher.

the best app for guitarist to learn or write songs

Feb 07, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: the best app for musician and band to write or learne songs

Cons: i think that you need a little bit to know music in order to understand the app

I leaned how to read notes

Apr 04, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: This is an amazing software. I love music and I wanted to learn how to play the guitar but didnt know where to start and this was the key. This was the best thing that happen to me and my guitar. By no means am I pro or even close to it but I have made some strides with this software

Cons: Whats there not to like with Guitar Pro. If you are just starting out playing or if you have been playing for years this would be a great software for you.

Lots of fun while learning easily

Mar 14, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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3 / 5
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Pros: Its panel has a lot of functionality in one place which makes learning much easier, many built-in sounds and its key can be shared

Cons: Difficult to take personal classes and self assessment, should have learning sessions in the form of game so there was ease of learning joking

Overall: Easier learning

Guitar Pro has been excellent

Feb 18, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: I dont know how to read notes so guitar pro has been the best aid for learning songs by replacing the notes with the fret number. It is a great way to learn guitar and has loads of ad-dons to improve the experience like realistic sound effects on the instruments.

Cons: It takes abit of time to learn the program in full especially when it comes to making your own songs and has a decent price on it but it is well worth the money.

Overall: Great application for beginner to advanced guitarists

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Guitar pro helps me boost and channel my creativity

May 05, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Guitar pro is a program for beginner musicians and for advanced musicians, it is easy to use and very useful. Guitar Pro has helped me to improve my work, with it i can create my own tablatures and adapt it to different instruments, i can also listen and adapt the tablatures of others.

Cons: The program should still improve the emulation of some instruments, but everything else is very good, I recommend it.

Overall: with Guitar Pro my work flows better

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GuitarPro is a Software that allows you to edit tablatures, transcribe them and even download them.

Mar 25, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: GuitarPro is a software that allows you to edit tablatures, transcribe them and even download them, directed for guitars and basses, however, it supports and reproduces other instruments that are always in MIDI format, which makes Guitar Pro a great tool for your musical creations , but it is also excellent as a learning tool for those music lovers who want to have a better performance when playing guitar or bass.

Cons: In spite of being a very easy tool to use, for those who are totally inexperienced in the execution of the guitar or bass or for the reading of tablatures, this software can become a bit complicated.

Overall: This software is for guitarists, bass players and musicians in general, who love to capture their creations, it's great.

Easy to use - Learn to play songs fast

Feb 08, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Follow the tab as its playing, slow stuff down, get it at a slow speed then gradually speed up. ONe of the best guitar tutorial software going and I have been using this for years - I am an RGT Registered guitar tutor

Cons: Used a midi file so the sound can vary depending on the quality of your sound card - really not very much to dislike

Overall: helps you visualise the guitar neck and relate to music notation / tab

Great software for writing/creating tablature for Guitar

Oct 21, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: This software is the ultimate in tab software for musicians/guitarists. This software allows you to easily create tabs and scores. You even have the ability to select different instruments and listen to your creations. You can also share your files with other standard guitar tablature software packages.

Cons: I can't think of many cons. This can get complex, but only because of the many features available to you.

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Great to make music on the go.

Jun 29, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: It's easy to write pieces of music and export them to a MIDI file that you can use it in any DAW such as pro tools, reaper or cubase.

Cons: Sometimes the software may crash when you have a lot of channels but it has an auto save feature so its not a big deal, also, I find the guitar pro 5 version to be the most intuitive of them all.

Overall: I've made tons of musical projects with this piece of software.

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Great for writing music for my church

May 16, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: I use guitar pro mostly to write music for my church group, we make arrangements for several players either guitar or bass players. It is extremely helpful even for practicing with it's back tracks so anyone learning guitar would benefit enormily from this software.

Cons: I have no complaint about guitar pro, perhaps at first it's interface is a little bit confusing, but after a while this wont be a problem.

Overall: This is a software that benefits songwriters and beginer guitar and bass players, it is really complete and I absolutely love it.

BEST TOOL EVER FOR GUITAR TEACHERS

Dec 24, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: I loved that I can write assignments and practice pieces easily and modify as necessary for students - so easy. I know people that took it much further for compositions but I did not use it like that

Cons: It took a while to get used to working thru the writing part but that was on me - Once you get the hang of it, the process was simple.

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Excellent tool for musicians, regardless if you are a guitarist or not.

Jun 11, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: You can edit your scores, compose your songs or simply learn a song from your favorite composer. It also has a useful tool to build chords and others that allow you to practice and develop as an interpreter, such as the metronome and the "speed coach".

Cons: the previous versions to the (like the 5.2), had some details like the changes of octave in some instruments and the excessive consumption of the resources of the computer. However, in version 6, all those details were solved.

Guitar Pro user for over 12 years

Dec 27, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
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Pros: The new interface looks clean and more intuitive compared to version 6.

Cons: The sound quality hasn't gotten much better in years. Many of the instruments have that ugly MIDI sound.

Overall: Guitar Pro is the best way for me to learn new guitar songs and follow along, being able to change the speed and hear the beat. until I'm comfortable enough to play at full speed.

Amazing tool for musicians

Dec 12, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: Good scoring features. Lets you control a lot of midi-controlled features and "translate" them into a score. Good for learning guitar or bass by tabs.

Cons: The quality of sound libraries is enough but it could be better. Not bad for a scoring app but you can't work with audio in guitar pro.

Great tool for song writing or transcripting

Apr 13, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: Guitar pro is amazing, it allows creating arrengments and writing music easily, It has helped us a great time when in the need to write the music for concerts in our music schools since we have to put little effort to transcript all the arrengements for every musician in all the pieces.

Cons: The interface can be a little confusing at first, but once you get the hang of it the music should write itself.

Overall: We have used it in our music school for writing all types of arrengements I really recommend it.

it's the best way to learn guitar and bass

Feb 02, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: it's the app the saved my life when I was starting learning to play guitar. it's the best, without any doubt

Cons: sometimes the app for mac uses a lot of resources, but it's not something so bad, you can definitely live with it.

Added tremendous ease to my work flow

May 15, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: How user friendly it is. It's ease of use added tremendously to work flow. Enabling me to focus more on coming up with melodies rather than navigating thru the software. Any body who does music knows how easy it is to lose that creative juice and guitar pro keeps the juices flowing. Allowing you to be creative as humanly possible

Cons: Wasn't compatible with all of my DAWs. I use a few different Daws depending on my approach of the track I'm trying to complete. Unfortunately it wasn't compatible with all of them.