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Read, write, and manipulate GP3, GP4 and GP5 files.

Project Description


PyGuitarPro is a package to read, write and manipulate GP3, GP4 and GP5 files. Initially PyGuitarPro is a Python port of AlphaTab which is a Haxe port of TuxGuitar.

This package helps you achieve several goals you might find yourself yearning to do in a day-to-day tabber life:

  • transpose a track without messing the fingering.
  • add first string to the track without messing the fingering.
  • map percussion notes to different values.

Reading .gp* files is as easy as:

import guitarpro
curl = guitarpro.parse('Mastodon - Curl of the Burl.gp5')

Writing .gp* files isn’t that hard as well:

guitarpro.write(curl, 'Mastodon - Curl of the Burl 2.gp5')

All objects representing GP entities are hashable and comparable. This gives the great opportunity to apply diff algorithm to tabs, or even diff3 algorithm to merge tablatures.

To anyone wanting to create their the best guitar tablature editor in Python this package will be the good thing to start with.


Several usage examples are included in the /examples folder. Please feel free to add your own examples, or improve on some of the existing ones, and then submit them via pull request.

To run one of the examples in your local environment, simply:

cd pyguitarpro
python examples/ --help


Install PyGuitarPro from PyPI:

pip install PyGuitarPro

To install development version of PyGuitarPro:

git clone
cd pyguitarpro
pip install -e .


Package documentation is located at Read the Docs.


Please see the file called LICENSE.

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