.GP5 File Extension

Guitar Pro 5 Tablature File

Developer Arobas Music
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Category Audio Files
Format N/A

What is a GP5 file?

A GP5 file is a tablature file created by Guitar Pro 5 or exported by Guitar Pro 6. It stores a musical score or composition in a proprietary format for an instrument, such as guitar, bass, or banjo. GP5 files do not store actual audio data; they contain instruments and musical notes simulated by the Guitar Pro engine during playback.

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Screenshot of a .gp5 file in Arobas Music Guitar Pro 7.6
GP5 file open in Arobas Music Guitar Pro 7.6

Arobas Music originally developed Guitar Pro as a tablature editor for Windows. However, it expanded the software to Mac OS X in July 2006. Guitar Pro includes various notation editing tools and enables you to convert scores to several audio and document formats.

By default, each new version of Guitar Pro saves tabs as a file type corresponding with the software version. For example, Guitar Pro 5 saves tabs as GP5 files, Guitar Pro 4 saves tabs as .GP4 files, and Guitar Pro 3 saves tabs as .GP3 files. Even though Guitar Pro replaces file types with each new version, the software still supports previous Guitar Pro file types.

How to open a GP5 file

You can open a GP5 file with Arobas Music Guitar Pro (multiplatform). Later versions of the software also support older file types. For example, version 7 of Guitar Pro supports GP5, GP4, and GP3 files.

You can also open a GP5 file with Tuxguitar (multiplatform).

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Updated February 3, 2022

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