Guitar Pro 8 features
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.
Guitar Pro 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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
4 Print and share your files
Listen to the Guitar Pro 8 RSE sound
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)