In Guitar Pro, if you want to use proper finger notation you'll have to assign each note to a finger. This is because finger labelling is typically reserved for fingerstyle guitar, not strumming. For example:
This can look pretty ugly. An alternative could be to use the "Text" option (keyboard shortcut:
T, looks like the letters
TXT in the Edition Palette), for example:
This is a little neater, but still not the best. Anyway, here's what it would look like if you used the
I'm not sure how familiar you are with composition, but here are some composing tips:
- Honestly, with strumming I wouldn't recommend specifying which finger you want the player to use as this should be left up to the player. It's up to them what feels most comfortable.
- 8/4 is a weird time signature. I'd recommend using 4/4 and writing these as 8th notes (quavers) - it's much more natural for musicians to read this.
- I've used straight arrows to indicate strumming direction, but you can also use wiggly arrows. Listen in the editor to see what sounds best for you - they're both valid but indicate slightly different strumming techniques.
- The in the dotted half note (minim) means "1.5x the note's length", ie a half note + a quarter note. You can split this out and tie them together if you want.