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Progression, a guitar tab editor for your iPad, gives you the convenience of an easy-to-use guitar tab creation tool right at your fingertips. An incredible app for any guitarist or bassist, Progression gives you the ability to write, edit, and playback guitar tablature or regular notation using real audio samples. You can capture your musical ideas anytime, and with the mobility of the iPad, you can take this helpful application anywhere!

With a user-friendly interface and simple, interactive entry fretboard, Progression gives even the inexperienced guitarist and bassist an abundance of functions, including but not limited to: vibrato, slides, string bending, hammer-ons, pull-offs, whammy-bar, bass slap, effects, mutes, harmonics, and more…

In addition to the tab editor you also can hear your music performed with real audio samples, giving you the most realistic playback possible. Progression comes with acoustic guitar, electric guitar, and bass guitar. You can even select to add additional instruments such as classical guitar, acoustic fingerstyle guitar, mandolin, and banjo.

You can search for tabs online directly from Progression. View some of the most popular tabs at places like or download legacy Guitar Pro or NOTION files from numerous sites that you can playback and edit.

Then once you are happy with your creation you can share your work with anyone by simply sending a file that they can view, hear, and edit. Or you can email them an image file that they can print anytime they want.

Progression Features:
- Enter, edit, and playback tab, notation, or both
- Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, and Bass Guitar samples included (add additional instruments such as Classical Guitar, Acoustic Fingerstyle Guitar, Mandolin, and Banjo)
- Search for tabs online
- Open Notion and Progression files
- Open Guitar Pro files (versions 3-5)
- Open MusicXML files
- Open MIDI files
- MIDI step-time entry with your favorite MIDI device
- Record real-time MIDI input into your score.
- Use the on-screen virtual instruments to hear sounds before entering them into your score.
- Clean and intuitive user interface
- Support for retina display.
- Interactive 24-fret guitar fretboard for fast entry
- Quick and simple selection palette
- Distortion and reverb effects
- Full audio mixer
- Convenient file sharing
- Export/email .WAV, MIDI, MusicXML, Notion files
- Full-range of guitar functions and articulations including: bends, vibrato, slides, hammer on, pull off, mutes, whammy bar techniques, bass slap, harmonics, and more…
- Drag and drop cursor option
- Insert text
- Quick “Undo” and “Redo” functions
- Chord and melody modes
- Easy delete and erase capabilities
- Help Files
- Enter and edit title and composer information
- In-App Purchases to add more instruments and gear
- Free scales and exercises included
- And much more…

*Progression is a registered trademark of NOTION Music Inc
*Guitar Pro is a registered trademark of Arobas Music

What's New in Version 1.2.71

Fix crash when trying to open a document as of iOS 7.1.
Fix Save As dialog not working properly as of iOS 7.0.

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Customer Reviews

Incredible tool for guitarists!

I love this app. I use it all the time when teaching guitar students and to write parts for performances. Easy to use, dependable, powerful! It does everything I need. And, when I send the files to the desktop version of Progression I get even more options!

Makes Tabbing Songs a Breeze!

I've been using this app for several weeks now and I love it.

I've been tabbing all kinds of songs on my Guitar and Bass. My favorite feature is the fact that you can play the notes on screen and the app tabs in standard notation as well as tab!

My goto tool.

The best app for writing out parts, and sharing with bandmates. Makes guitar notation simple and easy. On screen fretboard is a treat. The ability to email a sharp looking PDF of a piece directly from the app is invaluable.

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  • $4.99
  • Category: Music
  • Updated: Mar 18, 2014
  • Version: 1.2.71
  • Size: 313 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller: Notion Music, Inc.

Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.1 or later. Compatible with iPad.

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Top In-App Purchases

  1. Acoustic Guitar (Fingerstyle)$0.99
  2. Classical Guitar$0.99
  3. Mandolin$0.99
  4. Banjo$0.99

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