Guide updating gp4

Another great feature is that you can load up a floating fretboard diagram which will display the scale you select.I have selected C Major from the list and you can see the fretboard diagram now highlights C Major all over the fretboard, as well as highlighting the root note ‘C’ in blue and the current note ‘F’ from the track in yellow.While that’s a basic explanation of Guitar Pro, it doesn’t even scratch the surface on what the program can actually do.

While there are plenty of other programs that will do this sort of thing, being able to hear the track played back at any tempo you want without any weird distorted effects is fantastic.

My students use this feature all the time and it truly cuts down the time it takes them to master complicated solos or licks.

While you could practice along with a metronome, it’s far easier to play along with the Guitar Pro file.

In the example below I’ve highlighted the arpeggio to practice, then pressed F9 to bring up the Speed Trainer/Looper.

It doesn’t quite sound natural like real instruments, but the quality is good enough to use as a backing track.

It’s not just the guitar tracks that play back, all instruments are available depending on the file you load.

Being able to slow down and loop a section will help you learn parts faster and more accurately.

Let’s say you have found a song that plays fast arpeggios.

Likewise, let’s say you have written a rhythm track and you want to figure out what scales to use for a solo over the rhythm.

Simply highlight the rhythm guitar part you want to solo over and access the Scales option under the Tools menu.

That’s why I’m writing this review – to explain what Guitar Pro 6 is all about so you can decide for yourself if it’s right for you. Check out my review of Guitar Pro 7 here to find out whether it’s worth it over earlier versions like GP6.

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