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.ptb File Extension

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File type: Power Tab File
You're here because you have a file that has a file extension ending in .ptb. Files with the file extension .ptb can only be launched by certain applications. It's possible that .ptb files are data files rather than documents or media, which means they're not meant to be viewed at all.

what is a .ptb file?

The PTB file extension is used to indicate files used and created by Power Tab, a programs that is used to create and edit tablatures. Tablatures, or tabs, are forms of musical notations. It is more commonly created for fretted, stringed musical instruments. It is made to indicate the finger positioning when playing the instrument. Some of the other more known power tab programs are Guitar Pro and TuxGuitar. The said applications both use an open source tablature editor and offer other features such as editing, scoring, triplet support and importing and exporting files. It also has built-in tools including a basic MIDI editor, a chord plotter and a metronome. PTB files are used to contain tablatures for guitar and bass to be used as music sheets. To view and manage such files, it may require the user to install a Power Tab or a program similar to it into the system.

how to open a .ptb file?

Launch a .ptb file, or any other file on your PC, by double-clicking it. If your file associations are set up correctly, the application that's meant to open your .ptb file will open it. It's possible you may need to download or purchase the correct application. It's also possible that you have the correct application on your PC, but .ptb files aren't yet associated with it. In this case, when you try to open a .ptb file, you can tell Windows which application is the correct one for that file. From then on, opening a  .ptb file will open the correct application. Click here to fix .ptb file association errors

applications that open a .ptb file

TuxGuitar

TuxGuitar

TuxGuitar is software that was developed by HERAC. This software acts as an editor for musical notation which indicates instrument fingering also known as tablature. It includes different types of features which include triplet support, score editing, tablature editing as well as capability in importing and exporting of different types of files which include Guitar Pro gp5, gp4 and gp3. The software has the capability of functioning as MIDI editor with the use of staff interface or the tablature itself. TuxGuitar can also export and import MIDI files. The program was developed with the use of Java using GUI toolkits GTK as well as SWT. TuxGuitar is free software which also allows its users to copy, study, use, and make any changes on the software using its original source code. The development of TuxGuitar has stopped since the month of October year 2011.
Power Tab Editor

Power Tab Editor

Power Tab Editor is an application that is generally classified as a musical document editing program, and this software was designed for musicians with computers that run on compatible Windows-based systems. Power Tab Editor is specifically a guitar and bass tablature editing application, which means users can edit or modify certain details that are found in guitar and bass tablatures using the Power Tab Editor program. This software can also be used to create guitar and bass tablatures, and widely used guitar and bass tablature symbols are available in Power Tab Editor. Symbols that are provided by Power Tab Editor include chord diagrams and names, bends, artificial and natural harmonics, slides and rhythm slashes among others. The Power Tab Editor software was developed for players of electric guitars, acoustic guitars, acoustic bass and electric bass. Guitar and bass tablatures that were created using Power Tab Editor are saved in the PTB format.

a word of warning

Be careful not to rename the extension on .ptb files, or any other files. This will not change the file type. Only special conversion software can change a file from one file type to another.

what is a file extension?

A file extension is the set of three or four characters at the end of a filename; in this case, .ptb. File extensions tell you what type of file it is, and tell Windows what programs can open it. Windows often associates a default program to each file extension, so that when you double-click the file, the program launches automatically. When that program is no longer on your PC, you can sometimes get an error when you try to open the associated file.
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