.GP File Extension

Guitar Pro 7 Document

Developer Arobas Music
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What is a GP file?

A GP file is a document that stores a musical score created by Arobas Music Guitar Pro 7. It is saved in a proprietary format and contains a composition for an instrument, such as a guitar, bass, piano, or percussion. GP files also store metadata, including the music score's title, artist, musical notation, and playing style.

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Screenshot of a .gp file in Arobas Music Guitar Pro 7.6
GP file open in Arobas Music Guitar Pro 7.6

Guitar Pro is a music score application that enables you to create and modify stringed instrument tablatures and scores for other instruments. Arobas Music originally developed Guitar Pro to be a guitar and bass tablature editor but added features since its release to make it a comprehensive music sheet editor.

The Guitar Pro 7 Document (GP) format debuted in version 7 of Guitar Pro when Arobas Music released the software in April 2017. The format replaced the Guitar Pro 6 Document (.GPX) format introduced in April 2010.

To create a GP file with Guitar Pro 7:

  1. Select File → New or New from Template
  2. Modify the score sheet
  3. Select File → Save or Save As...

To export a GP file to other file formats with Guitar Pro 7, select File → Export, then choose the export format. Options include:

  • GPX - Guitar Pro 6 Format
  • GP5 - Guitar Pro 5 Format
  • MIDI - Musical Instrument Digital Interface Format
  • WAV - WAVE Audio Format
  • MP3 - MP3 Audio Format
  • PNG - Portable Network Graphic Format
  • XML - MusicXML Format
  • PDF - Portable Document Format

NOTE: GP files do not contain actual audio data. Instead, they store instruments and musical notes simulated as music by the Guitar Pro engine in the software.

How to open a GP file

You can open a GP file with Arobas Music Guitar Pro (version 7 and later).

Guitar Pro 7 and later supports previous versions of Guitar Pro documents, such as GPX, .GP5, and .GP4 files. However, previous versions of Guitar Pro do not support later versions of Gitar Pro documents. For example, Guitar Pro 5 does not support GP files.

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