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Would James Randi compose on Guitar Pro?
In all seriousness though, I've had to learn some songs in the past that were composed on guitar by non-guitarists. Literally the hardest stuff to learn ever because it just doesn't feel right, no natural flow so it was like a leap into the unknown on what was coming next,
I use GuitarPro (technically TuxGuitar) when I write, but it's to tab stuff I write physically on guitar. Years ago I composed within GP but I don't much anymore. It's easier to get my ideas out on a guitar than fumbling through what I think sounds right on that program. The version of TuxGuitar I have is really unintuitive so it makes me spend as little time as possible with it before I go mad.
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Music composing? More like music composting, amirite?
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a buddy of mine uses GP to compose when he gets stuck in a rut. Writing his guitar parts by hand without an instrument in hand helps him break out of doing the same things with muscle memory. He may not stick to exactly what he wrote when he tries it on the actual instrument, but it's effective at getting him around habits of writing the same way.
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But now, nah. I compose stuff in my head, and do my best to relate it to weedmongers and bong-ripping experts, who'd rather smoke than learn what a dotted-eight note can do for a riff.
But the "unnatural flow" as you call it, makes it really difficult to just learn certain riffs, with weird fingering positions and stuff
It can be a good way to break out of habits and break new ground.
If it sounds good, it is good, after all.
Last edited by drtedtan; 08-13-2019 at 06:58 PM.