How to: Power up Guitar Pro with tabs

Become a guitar maestro using your PCIf you’re a keen guitarist looking to hone or skills, or a complete beginner discovering the instrument for the first time, you could do a lot worse than installing Guitar Pro. The popular musical software allows you to create whole scores for guitar, bass or other stringed instruments in a few minutes. At the core of the program are tabs, guitar lingo for diagrams that shows you how to play a song note for note. This is great because if you’re musical skills are basic, you can still pick up how to play with relative ease.

There are lots of tabs included in the program and, of course, you can create your own. But if you’re really looking to fast-track your route to becoming the next Hendrix then you should try downloading and installing some extra tabs. GProTab provides a huge repository of tabs designed to enhance your playing skills. You can also share your own tabs with others and use the forums to discuss your musical quandries with talented experts.

MySongBook is another great site, which boasts lots of songs and lesson tabs for use with Guitar Pro. These tabs are well-ordered by category, so whether you’re into grunge, blues, pop or electronic, you should find something useful. If, like my old mate Bono, you still haven’t found what you’re looking for then head to TabScout, a guitar tablature search engine that will trawl the whole Internet for Guitar Pro-compatible tabs.

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