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Connecting your Guitar to your Device

We've detailed out below how to connect your Fretlight guitar to both mobile devices and a PC/Mac computer. You must have Bluetooth 4.0 (also referred to as Bluetooth BLE) on your computer. A Bluetooth 4.0 USB dongle may also work. Some customers say it works great, some say it doesn't. We highly recommend Windows 10 for PC users as well.

Connecting your Fretlight to your PC and Mac Computer

1. Download Guitar Pro 7

Purchase Guitar Pro 7 software on our store. GO HERE. After it downloads, install it.

8/27/2018 UPDATE:

PC and Mac: The latest update is version 7.5.1.1454. This version has the Fretlight functionality built in. You DO NOT need to enable BETA VERSIONS in the preferences menu. After you install the update, restart your computer.

2a. Pair and connect your Fretlight to your Mac

1. After doing #1 above, restart your Mac.
2. Turn on Bluetooth on your computer, but DO NOT try to pair the guitar at this point.
3. Launch GP7.
4. Click the Fretlight window icon, far upper right of the GP7 screen, to open the Fretlight preferences.
5. Click the button in the upper right of that window to turn on Fretlight capability.
6. Now click the "ON" button on your Fretlight. It should start blinking an E Maj open chord. When it connects to your Mac, the lights will go out. This may happen almost instantly or it make take a few seconds. The Fretlight will not sure up in your list of connected devices BUT in the GP7 Fretlight prefs window it will say "connected."
6. Highlight the Tablature button and then load a sample file from the examples available under the File menu.
7. Click play and your Fretlight should be lighting up the tab.

Arobas is the developer of GP7 software. It is important that bugs get reported to them directly. CLICK HERE to report bugs including Fretlight connectivity.

2b. Pair and connect your Fretlight to your PC

1. After doing #1 above, restart your PC
2. Go to your settings, Bluetooth devices.
3. Turn Bluetooth on. You may have to wait a few seconds while it starts up.
4. Click "Add Bluetooth or other device", another window will open.
5. NOW TAP the "ON" button on your Fretlight. It should start blinking an E Maj open chord.
6. When "Fretlight Guitar" appears in the window (your PC has found the Fretlight), click on it. When the PC connects to your Fretlight it should say "connected" underneath the words "Fretlight Guitar" and the blinking lights on the Fretlight itself will go out. This may happen almost instantly or it make take a few seconds.
7. Launch GP7. Click the Fretlight window icon, far upper right of the GP7 screen, to open the Fretlight preferences.
8. Click the button in the upper right of that window to turn on Fretlight capability.
9. Highlight the Tablature button and then load a sample file from the examples available under the File menu.
10. Click play and your Fretlight should be lighting up the tab.

8/6/2018 UPDATE: A bug was found where if you don't connect for a few days, the guitar and PC won't connect again. Try deleting the Fretlight as a Bluetooth device, restarting windows and re-pairing and connecting.

8/10/2018 UPDATE: It appears we missed a step. Make sure in the GP7 software that the "SHOW FRETLIGHT" button is enabled (see picture below)


Arobas is the developer of GP7 software. It is important that bugs get reported to them directly. CLICK HERE to report bugs including Fretlight connectivity.

NOTE: If you're having difficulty connecting, try holding the Fretlight button in for 3 seconds to turn the Fretlight guitar off. Again, you'll see all the lights light and then go out. This is particularly useful if you've connected to one device, then later want to connect to another.

 

Connecting your Fretlight to your mobile device

1. Make sure Bluetooth is turned on in your mobile device

Usually this is found in the settings area.

2. Download and install the Guitar Tunes app from either the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store

The app is free.

3. Launch Guitar Tunes

 After it launches you be asked to enter your playing level and birth year. This information helps continually make Guitar Tunes a better app. After entering the information tap the "Play Now" button at the bottom of the screen.

4. Open a song

When you see the home screen tap on the "Quick Play" square and Guitar Tunes will load a song into the main play screen. At this point, it's time to connect your Fretlight guitar.

5. Push the "ON/OFF" button your Fretlight

Just push it once. If you push it and hold for 3 seconds (after turning the system on, it will light all the lights and then the system will turn off). The Fretlight should be blinking an E Maj open chord. It will blink (indicating its in pairing mode) for 30 seconds, then it will turn off. If you need to put the guitar in pairing mode again, just press the button again.

6. Connect to Guitar Tunes

With the lights blinking on the guitar, tap the gray Bluetooth icon on the lower right side of the Guitar Tunes screen, just above the fretboard. When the Fretlight connects, the lights will go out on the guitar and the Bluetooth icon in Guitar Tunes will turn blue indicating you are connected! If you want to change the name of your guitar, or set LEFTY mode, press and hold the blue Bluetooth icon and it will take you to another screen to make those changes.

NOTE: If you're having difficulty connecting, try holding the Fretlight button in for 3 seconds to turn the Fretlight guitar off. Again, you'll see all the lights light and then go out. This is particularly useful if you've connected to one device, then later want to connect to another.