Posts Tagged ‘Tablature’

Review: Guitar Pro 6 Tablature Software

Tuesday, April 20th, 2010

Earlier this month the folks at Arobas Software, who produce the popular guitar tab software Guitar Pro, released version 6 of their application.  Guitar Pro 6 represents a complete rewrite of the application that’s grown way beyond a mere tab editor and into a fully fledged score writer with support for multiple instruments and a huge library of sounds.  Guitar Pro 6 has become an formidable composition tool at a price the average guitarist can afford.

We’ve had a chance to test drive the new Guitar Pro 6 and we’ve found it to be an impressive upgrade from the previous versions. It’s a great way to compose scores and learn new music from the plethora of online resources that provide free Guitar Pro tracks.


i-tab: The Worlds First Portable Guitar Tab Player

Monday, March 1st, 2010

PrintHere’s something that seems pretty cool and handy for guitar players – a portable tab player that connects right to the headstock of your guitar.  The i-tab allows users to download backing tracks and video cover lessons from a library of fully legal tabs, tracks and lessons on


Cool Web App:

Thursday, July 30th, 2009 is a free web-based service that enables guitarists to create and share their licks online. is similar to the way or shortens internet addresses, this site shortens guitar licks into links you can use to share your licks through usenet, email and Twitter. (more…)

We Missed One: Guitar Instructor

Thursday, August 7th, 2008

After our story on Tuesday about legal guitar tablature, one of our readers (known only as “James”) commented that we missed  After reviewing the site, we realize “James” was right.

Like Sheet Music Direct, Guitar Instructor has tablature available for prices as low as $.99 per tab and also pays royalties to the music publishers.  Just like Sheet Music Direct, Guitar Instructor requires users to install the Sibelius Scorch software for seeing and viewing the guitar tabs.  Guitar Instructor is owned by music publisher  The Hal Leonard Corporation (as is Sheet Music Direct).

Furthermore, in addition to tablature the site also has *video* guitar lessons from guys like Keb’ Mo’, Joe Bonamassa and Eric Johnson.  Those lessons range in price from $1.99 to $3.99 and integrate the tablature into the lesson.  We’ll be doing a separate feature soon comparing guitar instruction sites, but we really like the way Guitar Instructor has tablature and instruction available from one quality site.  There is also something spectacular about being able to have a video lesson from Keb’ Mo’.  We’re fans.

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