Getting Started

Go PlayAlong can read and play back the most popular guitar tab file formats available on the internet. Many guitar schools offer their students high quality guitar tabs as a supplementary material for home practicing. There are also lots of free tab sites out there with good quality transcriptions. If you don't have any tabs to your computer yet, then go ahead to the Downloading Tabs section.

Adding songs to Go PlayAlong

Drag & drop any folder into the library window. Go PlayAlong will scan the folder for tab files and display a list of compatible songs. Alternatively, you can add tabs one by one by clicking the '+' button in the library header.

Drag & drop tip: if there's a backing track next to the tab file with the same file name, Go PlayAlong will automatically link the backing track to your tab.

Adding a backing track

Select a song in your Go PlayAlong library and locate the Song Info panel on the right. Click the edit box labeled Backing Track. You will be prompted to browse for an audio file to be used as backing track.

Synchronise tab and audio

When first loading a song, Go PlayAlong will automatically sync the tab with the associated backing track. Automatic sync will give you a decent result for songs with a steady rhythm. In some cases, however, you'll need to sync your song manually.

Don't be afraid of manual syncing. It is an easy and straightforward process and it also helps you to better understand the inner structure of the song you'd like to learn. Even if your song is in sync, I'd recommend to check out some of your tricky songs in the manual sync mode.

Read more about manual synchronisation
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