Posts Tagged ‘Tabs’

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.

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Cool Web App: TinyLick.com

Thursday, July 30th, 2009

picture-1TinyLick.com is a free web-based service that enables guitarists to create and share their licks online.  TinyLick.com is similar to the way TinyUrl.com or Bit.ly shortens internet addresses, this site shortens guitar licks into links you can use to share your licks through usenet, email and Twitter. (more…)

Play Guitar Like Patty Griffin

Wednesday, June 25th, 2008

My wife discovered Patty Griffin at a listening station at a Borders Books & Music in 1996 (it is amazing to think there was a time when we found good new music that way).  At the time, Patty had just released her first album Living With Ghosts.  We both became big fans of the album and of Patty.  Since then, Patty Griffin has become an even more popular musician and songwriter (even though her original label dumped her – fools – before she got picked up by Dave Matthews’ label).  Her songs have been recorded by artists from The Dixie Chicks to Emmylou Harris, but we still prefer Patty Griffin’s versions of all of her songs.  Last year I saw Patty Griffin on back-to-back nights at The Catalyst in Santa Cruz and then The Warfield in San Francisco.  She was great both nights.  Patty is a great artist to try to play on the acoustic guitar.  Read on to find out how.

Photo Credit:  Rick Harris under a Creative Commons License

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