.GP3 File Extension

Guitar Pro 3 Tablature

Developer Arobas Music
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What is a GP3 file?

A GP3 file contains tablature data composed by Guitar Pro 3 or Guitar Pro 4. It stores musical notation for one or more plucked string instruments, including guitar, bass, or banjo. GP3 files do not store audio data; they contain MIDI data that can be played back or exported as a document.

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Screenshot of a .gp3 file in Arobas Music Guitar Pro 7.6
GP3 file open in Arobas Music Guitar Pro 7.6

Arobas Music Guitar Pro is a multitrack guitar composition tool. Guitar Pro was initially designed only for Windows but expanded to Mac OS X in July 2006 with version 5 of the software.

Whit each new version of Guitar Pro, the software saves tabs with an extension that corresponds with the software version. For example, Guitar Pro 5 saves tabs as .GP5 files, Guitar Pro 4 saves tabs as .GP4 files, and so on. However, each new version of Guitar Pro still supports previous Guitar Pro file types.

How to open a GP3 file

You can open a GP3 file with Arobas Music Guitar Pro in Windows and macOS. You can also open a GP3 file with the open-source Tuxguitar (multiplatform) and DGuitar (multiplatform) guitar notation programs.

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