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.
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 then play the song, edit it and once finished, save it.
Tap/click the Save button in the upper right corner. (If you tap/click the Back button without saving, you will lose your changes.) You can pick the song genre and you also have the option to hide the song from public searches and/or prevent others from copying it. Tap/click on Save and the song will automatically be added under My Repertoire --> My Songs.