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Guitar Pro alternative in Ubuntu

By: Deepak Mittal

I am a big guitar freak. I play guitar all the time. A good friend for guitar learners is Guitar Pro on windows. Guitar pro is basically a tool which shows musical notations, plays them, show the notation on guitar tabs, change tempo etc. It helps beginners a lot.

Today, I felt the need to use it again, but I didn’t want to logon to windows for doing that. I knew there had to be an alternative in Ubuntu (Geeks play guitar too :D). Fortunately, I found two packages in repos which could work similar and better than guitar pro. Best of all, they are free.

To install them, type the following in terminal:

For tuxguitar:

$ sudo apt-get install tuxguitar

For kguitar (It is for Kubuntu/KDE users):

$ sudo apt-get install kguitar

I found tuxguitar to be more feature-rich and bug free. Try ‘em both to see what suits you.

Cheers!

Category: Ubuntu (Linux)

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    Thanx bro for posting.I am gonna have this.

  • http://bikramkawan.com.np Supporting The SCENE

    Thanx bro for posting.I am gonna have this.

  • http://twitter.com/bikalpapaudel Bikalpa Paudel

    Are they compatible with GP files? Because if they are not, a major utility of Guitar Pro goes moot — viewing the popular tabs/notations.

    Lemme check out. Just hope that I don’t have to install extra GUI libraries; at least for that “tuxguitar”.

    • http://www.techmindz.com Deepak Mittal

      Yep, they absolutely are compatible with GP3/4/5 files. I’ve tested them myself. For me, kguitar didn’t work with those files. Tuxguitar worked good.

  • http://twitter.com/bikalpapaudel Bikalpa Paudel

    Are they compatible with GP files? Because if they are not, a major utility of Guitar Pro goes moot — viewing the popular tabs/notations.

    Lemme check out. Just hope that I don’t have to install extra GUI libraries; at least for that “tuxguitar”.

    • http://www.techmindz.com Deepak Mittal

      Yep, they absolutely are compatible with GP3/4/5 files. I’ve tested them myself. For me, kguitar didn’t work with those files. Tuxguitar worked good.

  • Anish

    This is not for serious musicians, GP is win against Tuxguitar or Kguitar. Beside this tuxguitar lack many important features

  • Di

    thanks a lot!!! I am so happy now

  • Lyndandross

    Thanks a million

  • Ahmad Banbouk

    I need some help….

    I installed the program, it’s working with GP files but the sound isn’t working!
    any solutions?

  • bru

    dziękuję.

  • kartoffel

    thanks bro
    helpd alot

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