GP3 File

What are GP3 files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a GP3 file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.

What is a GP3 file?

A .GP3 file is a Guitar Pro v3 Tablature file.

Guitar Pro 3 allows for the editing of guitar and bass tablature files and the creation of scores for stringed instruments, such as the bass and the guitar. The music files created and saved by the Guitar Pro 3 software are saved with the .gp3 file extension.

While the files contain scores used to create music, the files do not have any actual audio data in and of themselves.

How to open GP3 files

We have identified two GP3 openers that are compatible with this specific type of GP3 file.

Programs that open Guitar Pro v3 Tablature files

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Last updated: November 10, 2022

Various apps that use files with this extension

These apps are known to open certain types of GP3 files. Remember, different programs may use GP3 files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

Altium DesignerAltium DesignerUser submitted
Go PlayAlongGo PlayAlongUser submitted
GRAPES3DGRAPES3DUser submitted
Guitar Pro LiteGuitar Pro LiteUser submitted
Guitar Pro Fretlight ReadyGuitar Pro Fretlight ReadyUser submitted
Guitar Tablature EditorGuitar Tablature EditorUser submitted
Protel DXPProtel DXPUser submitted
Winferno Registry Power CleanerWinferno Registry Power CleanerUser submitted
GuitarProGuitarProUser submitted
ALTIUMALTIUMUser submitted

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