eMedia Guitar For Dummies
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The fast and easy way to start playing guitar!
The eMedia Guitar for Dummies CD-ROM makes learning quick and easy with over 80 step-by-step lessons (approximately one-half of the eMedia Guitar Method curriculum). Songs and exercises are accompanied by full-motion videos, live recorded audio and variable-speed MIDI tracks. The easy-to-follow lessons range from basics, like stringing the guitar, to playing chords and strumming techniques. Professional guitar instructor Kevin Garry, Ph.D., guides you with video demonstrations of techniques. Also includes our Automatic Tuner, Metronome, Chord Dictionary and Recorder. The excellent teaching and valuable accessories offer exceptional value and will have you playing songs in no time!
eMedia Guitar For Dummies features songs in a variety of genres to make learning fun and memorable! Our latest version includes dynamic, enhanced, multi-track audio playback of hit songs popularized by well-known artists, such as:
Over 80 Step-by-Step Lessons
- Bob Dylan ("Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door")
- Rolling Stones/The Doors ("Little Red Rooster")
- The Steve Miller Band ("Rock N’ Me")
- Rod Stewart/Tom Waits ("Downtown Train")
- The Grateful Dead ("Uncle John’s Band")
Also included are popular songs, including "Scarborough Fair," "La Bamba," "Midnight Special" and many others.
Arranged in seven chapters, the lessons cover the basics from holding, stringing, and tuning the guitar to playing chords and culminating in an introduction to rock riffs, power chords and strumming styles. Lessons include a variety of exercises and songs. There are over 40 high quality videos that are now viewable at full-screen size! On-screen teacher Kevin Garry, Ph.D., provides clear and friendly instruction.
New Resizable User Interface!
eMedia has made the content window size adjustable, and it even maximizes to your fill your monitor so our guitar lessons are the easiest to read and follow!
Animated Fretboard (with six different skins!)
Displays fingering positions as the music plays. It allows you to see exactly how to play the song on a guitar fretboard as you hear the music. Music tracking highlights the notes being played on the screen, making it simple to follow along. Includes option for both right- and left-handed views. Fretboard skins are designed in the style of Rickenbacker, Strat, Gretsch, ’59 Les Paul and more!
Over 40 High Quality Videos
Professional guitar instructor Kevin Garry, Ph.D., guides you in over 40 videos with demonstrations of techniques – now larger, with enhanced quality and viewable at full-screen size!
Highlighting of the music and lyrics as they’re heard makes it easy to follow along on guitar.
Slows down the audio to any tempo, while the animated fretboard shows song fingering as the music plays. Learn at the pace best suited to your skill level!Automatic Tuner
Tune your guitar quickly and easily. A precision gauge allows you to play into your computer's microphone and immediately get feedback to see if you're too high or too low. Full audio reference notes also provided.
Includes fingering charts and recorded sounds for over 250 chords. Easy access helps you learn songs with new chords quickly. An indispensable reference tool!Digital Metronome
Allows you to set your own tempo and work on your picking speed, rhythm and timing. Provides both visual cue and/or audio tick. Full range of tempi, from largo to presto.
Record and play yourself back! This feature allows you to compare your recordings with the instructor's version, fine tune your skills and store musical ideas.System Requirements
Windows XP/Vista/Windows 7
Mac OS X 10.4 or later (Universal Binary)