MuseScore GuitarPro and MusicXML For The Blind
I am blind and creating a computer program to read downloaded guitar and ukulele tableture for the blind.
My plan is to download tab music files, load them into MuseScore, open the file then save it as a music xml file and use that as input to my computer program to format into a blind friendly user interface (not braille).
I downloaded a couple of free GuitarPro files (.gp3 and .gp4) from Ultimate Guitar.
When I saved them it looks like they might have the midi xml but no guitar tab music xml in the exported MusicXml file but I am new at this MuseScore and MusicXML so may have missed something.
I emailed Ultimate Guitar about this and they just told me I could download GuitarPro files for free - the dude seemed to have no clue what I was talking about.
Has anyone opened a .gp3 or .gp4 file in MuseScore and extracted or seen the actual guitar tab?
I am wondering if the tab file info is not being downloaded in the .gp3 and .gp4from the free files I downloaded from Ultimate Guitars site in the GuitarPro format or if I am doing something wrong in MuseScore trying to find the MusicXML for the tablature.
The song files I downloaded are:
Dylan, Bob - Girl From The North Country.gp4
Eric Clapton - Before You Accuse Me.gp3
Kenny Dorham - Blue Bossa (ver 5).gp3
Thanks for any help or pointers:
Note: I am a 71 year old retired Computer Programmer/Analyst so know how to handle most technical and design problems but need to get a handle on the available tab files for inputs while getting up to speed with MuseScore and MusicXml for initial testing and analysis.
I have downloaded and started going through the W3C documentation on MusicXml.