Cool Trick For Those Who Like To Jam To Guitarpro Tracks..., and like downtunings
ZakkWylde
Mar 25 2009, 11:01 PM
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Hey guys and girls!

I just figured something out when I was playing along some drop tuned metal song with guitar pro tabs:

If you can not tune to the tuning of the song (strings not thick enough, no tuner, locking tremolo...) then why not tune the song into your tuning?!?!?

For example: You have your guitar tuned to E standard and want to play an Arch Enemy song that is tuned to C standard (4 HALFSTEPS DOWN!!!) then you must not buy thick strings and set your guitar up, you take the guitar pro tab of this song and select the guitar tracks by clicking on the name of the track (for example *lead* or *Player Name*).

A window will appear that's called track settings, and it will show you how each string is tuned. Select the standard tuning from the scroll down menu and click OK. Guitar pro will now ask if you want to transpond the track, where you select no.
Now change all string instrument tracks the same way into your standard E tuning and don't let guitarpro transpond it!

The whole song is now set to your tuning, of course it is now in a higher key but the fingerings stay the same and you can practice the song!

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Mar 25 2009, 11:05 PM
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Very useful advice! I have actually done this before but not regularly since I'm not a guitarpro-jammer, but thanks anyway! smile.gif

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Pedja Simovic
Mar 25 2009, 11:07 PM
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This is great tip if you want to practice things in different keys - and you definitely should do it smile.gif

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Skalde
Mar 25 2009, 11:22 PM
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Yeah that is really useful, already knew this little trick biggrin.gif

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Mar 25 2009, 11:51 PM
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Being the Guitar Pro nerd that I am, I have known and used this quite a bit. There are some downsides, being that if there's a high note being played on some of the highest frets, they will be deleted if they go out of...ehr... fret board reach.

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Bogdan Radovic
Mar 25 2009, 11:52 PM
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Very good tip!! Changing tuning but not transposing is a very useful practice tool of GP!

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Farmer Joe
Mar 26 2009, 12:43 AM
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I'm pretty new to use guitar pro and this is definitely a useful trick. I shall be using it soon. Thanks man smile.gif

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Mar 26 2009, 03:42 AM
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Tried it and gave up on it cause, either you aren't lazy and sometimes you change some notes cause they do some wierd passages sometimes, to keep in the same string, some licks or something like that, can't explain it properly laugh.gif

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Mar 26 2009, 07:49 AM
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Cool trick! Thanks Zakk smile.gif

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Cool tip... Thanks for sharing

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QUOTE (Caelumamittendum @ Mar 25 2009, 10:51 PM) *
Being the Guitar Pro nerd that I am, I have known and used this quite a bit. There are some downsides, being that if there's a high note being played on some of the highest frets, they will be deleted if they go out of...ehr... fret board reach.


So not recommended for Bumblefoot transcriptions then laugh.gif

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Another way to tuning up guitar in guitar pro, and more faster, is put a capo, not in the guitar , of course, but in the same screen where is the tuning. If the original theme is , for example, in tuning DGCFAD (one tone low), put capo II in each melodic instrument and it will sounds in stardand tuning, and the score will be the same, no need any transposition. It´s very useful also in the great numbers of pieces that are in Eb (then put capo I)

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Great suggestion!
Guitar Pro is really useful for that kind of stuff!

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Thanks Zakk, that's pretty useful!

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Cool! Thanks!

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ha smile.gif that´s just what I´ve been doing for some time. But thanks for remembering me wink.gif

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Didn't know this yet. Thanks for the tip!

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Thats a great tip indeed smile.gif

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Didn't know this, thanks ^^

Then again, I don't know alot about GP, though tongue.gif

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