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I am trying to copy a page of (guitar) music notation to Guitar Pro, but I am a bit confused about what the numbers above ( "4" "3" "2" "3") and numbers in circles ("3" "2") mean... as well as how do I get that to dispaly in Guitar Pro as well so its a 'proper' copy.

Attached is the image (below this text) so you can see what I am talking about: enter image description here

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Partial answer :

The circled numbers are the string numbers and the uncircled numbers are the finger numbers.

For example, the first chord annotation asks you to play the F-sharp by placing your 4'th finger (at the 7'th fret) of the 2'nd string (i.e., the B string), and to play the D-natural by placing your 3'rd finger (at the 7'th fret) of the 3'rd string (i.e., the G string).

And the same rules apply to the second chord.

Sorry I can't help you with Guitar Pro.

  • Thanks! I've voted you up, I still need the GP part so will wait :( – Ryan Jul 19 '15 at 19:29
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    @ryan, now that you know what it is, you can look at the software manual and find it. If it isn't in the manual, then you should edit and ask if there is a way to do this. – Jacob Swanson Jul 20 '15 at 15:30
  • Couldnt find it in the manual. You're right, will ask a new question on how to do it and select this as the answer for this question. Thanks! – Ryan Jul 20 '15 at 16:09
  • Is this the answer you want (second post)? totallyguitars.com/forum/119-guitar-pro/… – Jacob Swanson Jul 21 '15 at 1:42
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@ryan & @Jacob,

Well, Jacob obviously does not use Guitar Pro 6 ... It is a really wonderful piece of software... but their manual is absolutely horrible. While the advice to "rtfm" is well taken, in this case it won't do much good.

But I digress. I wanted to share the somewhat convoluted method I have for inserting "numbers in circles" (guitar string numbers) into my scores. (I too have found no dedicated method in GP6 for doing this.)

A little disclaimer here. The method I use can only insert one single "circled number" into a score at a time. They cannot be "stacked" as in Ryans' example. So this solution will only work for a single note at a time.

My method requires two steps:

Step 1: Find a source to pick up the symbol I want... let's say ⑥ (six)

Step 2: Insert that symbol as "lyrics" into GP6.

For my "source" I simply used "Word Perfect 2013". In a new document, I clicked on the "Insert" menu icon, the used "Insert symbol" or "insert number" (far right side of menu) to find the circled number I wanted. Once I have it in WP2013, I can just highlight the character and copy it into the computer buffer (Control-C).

Then I go to GP6, click the little "Lyrics" microphone Icon (bottom on on left control-panel). and insert it (Control-V) there.

Granted there is a short learning curve on inserting lyrics into GP6... but it's not too bad. Mainly it's just figuring out how to space things to get the symbol where you want it.

I found this little YouTube video (produced by GP6 people) that gives the basics of inserting lyrics (in this case a "lyric" is a circled string number). https://support.guitar-pro.com/hc/en-us/articles/200605042-Video-GP6-editing-Lyrics-panel

This solution is a little tedious... but it gets the job done (sort of).

Hopefully this capability will be added to GP7. We'll see.

Good luck!

   Coolblueice

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