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#1
I was considering getting Guitar Pro. Is it worth it? i'm not very good, but I'm practicing and I heard that it makes learning songs easier becuase it has sound and other things. Is this true? Would you guys recommend it?

Any help is appreciated!
#3
most deff. i got it, and i love it. it is a great tool for learning songs.
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#4
I like Power Tab just as much and it's free, so try both (I think you can do a Guitar Pro trial) and see if you really want the extra features on Guitar Pro.
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#5
yeah, it is a really good program. I think it's worth the $60 they charge for it. I paid for it so I wouldn't know.
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I was considering getting Guitar Pro. Is it worth it? i'm not very good, but I'm practicing and I heard that it makes learning songs easier becuase it has sound and other things. Is this true? Would you guys recommend it?

Any help is appreciated!

got it
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#7
I prefer it over powertab because of its features. Powertab is more of a quick learn how to play a song program, whereas with guitar pro you can really learn some technical things about a song, and its got lots of little tools you can tinker with.
#8
Get the trial version, it's free, and try it out.
It has the basic features that Guitar Pro offers; except it forbids you to save, and might have a length restriction as to playback.

But, it'll give you some input as to wether you like it or not.
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#9
tux guitar is a free program that is a step above power tab, but not quite as good as actual guitar pro. it does the job for me and i didn't have to pay, though.
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#10
it's a great tool, but sometimes i get lazy and go on auto-pilot where i end up playing what i see without actually taking it in and learning it.

make sure you still break the song down bit by bit and don't rely on it too much. today i played orion by metallica in it's entirety by following the tab, then when i came to playing to a backing track i was like, lolwut?
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#11
It's soo worth it, it even helped me with scales and chords and I never use tabs anymore. I definitely recommend it.
#12
Definitely worth getting. Perfect for learning the harder parts of songs you're trying to figure out. But yeah, get GP and Power Tab, as sometimes you may only be able to find the song you want on one or the other. I actually kinda hate Power Tab though. I don't like the way its setup and I find easier to follow on GP because it just simply looks a lot cleaner.
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#13
I have Tuxguitar and it works for me just fine. It's able to open Powertabs and Guitar Pro files.

Plus its free.
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#14
Thanks a lot guys, I'll try it out. And once I pay the $60, that's it forever right?
#15
if you're still deciding, make sure you try a full version of guitar pro first.

the difference between the trial and full version is huge.
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I have Tuxguitar and it works for me just fine. It's able to open Powertabs and Guitar Pro files.

Plus its free.

+1

Never used Guitar Pro, but TuxGuitar works great.

And yeah, it is free

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http://www.tuxguitar.com.ar/download.html
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I was considering getting Guitar Pro. Is it worth it? i'm not very good, but I'm practicing and I heard that it makes learning songs easier becuase it has sound and other things. Is this true? Would you guys recommend it?

Any help is appreciated!


probably one of the best purchases I have ever made
#18
word of warning with guitar pro, well actually 2 warnings.

1. Do not just play along at full speed. You wont learn the song, and you give up easily, everyone does it trust me.

2. Be prepared to face a lot of bug if your running on a Mac like I am. It will shut down easily if you try to resize or do too many things at once.
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#19
Yep I love my guitar pro. Great part is being able to play the song at a different speed too. Helps to be able to play along with it at a slower speed so you can focus on accuracy. Other part is on the Multi-Track ones where tabbers put in the drums and bass, etc, you can mute one of the instruments like the guitar so it becomes a backing track instead for the song. Really helpful in that sense.
#20
I've got Guitar Pro 5, and yes, it does make learning songs about 20x easier. Plus, it has tools like scales and a speed trainer. If your looking to get better at guitar faster, than defintly get GP.
#21
Guitar Pro is so good =] makes song learning soo much easier
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#22
download tux guitar, its got basically all you need and its way better than powertab in my opinion (which i think is awful), it also plays guitarpro and powertab files.

EDIT: it's free
#23
All my friends who are musicians, including myself, have Guitar Pro. Its great for learning songs and for writing as well, plus GP5 comes with the Real Sound Emulator, so everything doesnt just sound like a keyboard
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#24
i have Guitar Pro, and it's a great tool especially when it comes to chords and scales ... get it. It's worth the money.
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#25
I use Tux guitar which is free, and works pretty well

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#26
i have GP5 and didnt have to pay. lets juat say i "wired" some "Limes" to get it.
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i have GP5 and didnt have to pay. lets juat say i "wired" some "Limes" to get it.

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#28
you don't HAVE to pay for guitar pro.


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im just telling you the options that you have. Im not saying i got it illegally or anything. Thats so stupid. why would people rip off the hardworking developers who took all that time to make the program. its just sooo.....soo...wrong.


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#29
It is very much worth it, you can play along with it and learn the guitar parts quickly and effectively!
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#30
Without Guitar Pro, I would probably have half the playing abilities I have now. Sometimes reading tab just doesn't give you enough information on the time perception and such, Guitar Pro is just an amazingly worthy tool.
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#32
yea, guitar pro is good for learning songs and it's good for writing your own music.
#33
just "to rent" it, it's worth it, but the only method of learning that works for me is just playing through it with the computer, then printing it out to memorize it, i can learn a whole song just on the computer, walk away and forget the whole thing otherwise.


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#34
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yea, guitar pro is good for learning songs and it's good for writing your own music.


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#35
definitely worth it, the speed trainer helps more than you could imagine you can learn tough solos in a couple of hours its amazing. Try using torrents and get it for free too
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#36
You don't have to buy it because I downloaded it and it works fine, and I think it's a very good program to learn or make music.
#37
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most deff. i got it, and i love it. it is a great tool for learning songs.



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#38
In addition to all the people who are coughing, ever really tried googling for GP, of the non paying variety?
#39
Yep.

It's great for bands too. At practice I'll show the guys the frameork of a new song, we jam on it, then I go home and put it on guitar pro and send it to the others so we can all learn it fully.

Obviously after this, the songs change by happy accidents and suggestions etc, so don't I rely on guitar pro, I just use it a starting point.
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#40
The font in tux is too small and you can't make it bigger...so it is kind of crap. Get GP.
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