I am very new to Guitar Pro and music theory/notation in general. I have a pdf with some music that I want to input into Guitar Pro, but it seems like the time signature doesn't match with the notes in bars. Is the file wrong or am I not understanding something?

I attached the first line of what I have. Four measures in 6/8 time in standard notation and guitar tab

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    Does this answer your question? Can I put different note lengths on guitar pro (in one bar )
    – Aaron
    Apr 23 at 23:12
  • @Aaron I see that the bars are split between two voices but I can't figure out how exactly Apr 23 at 23:15
  • The proposed duplicate addresses how to do the Guitar Pro entry. See Too many notes in this measure for an explanation of the seeming mismatch between notation and time signature.
    – Aaron
    Apr 23 at 23:15
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    The dotted notes are one voice; the eighth rests and notes are the other.
    – Aaron
    Apr 23 at 23:16
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    @Aaron Put your comment as an answer so the question can be marked as solved.
    – Shidouuu
    May 11 at 11:28
  1. The reason the notes and time signature seem not to match up is that there are two separate "voices" happening simultaneously. This idea is discussed in Too many notes in this measure and linked Q&A.

  2. To identify the two voices, just know that the dotted quarter notes are one voice, and the eighth rests/notes are the other.

  3. GuitarPro allows for multiple voices (up to four) using the Edit -> Voices menu. Can I put different note lengths on guitar pro (in one bar) discusses this and includes a link to the GuitarPro help center.

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