If you know how to create guitar tabs, then it’s nice and easy to add your own exercises to Yousician. Here are the steps:
- Create/edit the tab using GuitarPro (or similar)
- Export in GuitarPro 5 (.gp5) format
- Upload to Yousician
Creating & Editing
Here are some best practices for making sure your tab looks great in Yousician, and is fun to play:
- Download our ‘Guitar Tab Demo’ file to see how it works: Guitar Tab Demo.gp5
- Keep your tab as simple and readable as you can.
- Don’t use repeat symbols - write it out in full.
- Add a 2-bar count-in to give users time to get ready to play.
To show articulations (hammer/pull/slide/bend), just add them in GuitarPro as you normally would.
To show chord blocks, enter the chord name in GuitarPro, and it will show as a block in Yousician. You only need to enter the chord name on the first strum - the chord blocks will continue until you change chords. You can indicate strummingwith picking directions in GuitarPro, or Yousician will figure them out automatically for you.
Yousician can make it easier to read and understand arpeggios by drawing a box around the relevant notes, and adding a chord label. To do this, use the text tool in GuitarPro:
On the first note of the arpeggio, select the text tool and type “<" followed by the name of the arpeggio, e.g. “<C".
On the last note of the arpeggio, select the text tool and type “>”.
If you have trouble finding the “<“ and “>” symbols, they’re usually above the comma and period on your keyboard.
To break your song into parts, use the ‘insert section’ tool in GuitarPro. You can name them however you like (Part 1, Part 2, Verse, Chorus, etc), but it’s best to keep the names short.
If you have your own audio backing track, you can sync it to your tab when you upload to Yousician (see below).
Once you’re happy with your tab, export it in GuitarPro 5 (.gp5) format.
Uploading To Yousician
Now you’ve got your tab ready in .gp5 format, open the Songs section in Yousician and hit the “+” button:
Follow the prompts to upload your .gp5 tab file, and select the track you want users to play:
You can play the song and save it after that.
Name the song and the artist. You can choose to hide it from public searches.