eMedia Guitar Method - New Version 5!
(Win/Mac CD-ROM)The newest version of the award-winning best-seller!
eMedia Guitar Method version 5 offers the most comfortable and easy-to-use interface of all, with lessons and instructional videos that expand to full-screen and special enhancements throughout. Your new software includes powerful, new interactive feedback on melodies and a full complement of helpful tools that take advantage of this new feature, such as the new Note Tracker and Finger Tracker, which show you what you're playing in staff notation and also on an animated fretboard. This amazing technology tracks your progress through the song as you play!
Best-selling eMedia Guitar Method makes learning fun regardless of the type of guitar you own. Learn conveniently at home with over 180 comprehensive lessons covering everything from the basics through chord strumming, rock styles, playing melodies, and fingerpicking. Over 70 songs include hits from artists such as Bob Dylan and Steve Miller. Watch more than 50 high-quality, remastered videos featuring instructor Kevin Garry, Ph.D., including split-screens and close-ups of both hands. Songs and exercises can be heard either as live recorded audio or as MIDI tracks that you can slow down or speed up. Both guitar tablature and standard music notation are taught in a way that’s easy to understand. The excellent teaching combined with the powerful and effective technology offered in this method will get you playing quickly and enthusiastically!
Editors’ Choice – "This program is comprehensive, clear, well organized, and visually compelling." – PC Magazine
"eMedia Guitar Method is the best CD-ROM package I’ve seen
for guitar instruction." – Guitar One Magazine
"This is the ultimate way to learn how to play guitar! You learn at your own pace and it’s easy for anybody." – Peter Frampton, guitar superstar
"I used to teach guitar, and eMedia’s Guitar Method is the greatest because it centers around playing songs. And if it’s not about playing songs, what’s it about?" – Nancy Wilson, guitarist/vocalist of supergroup HEART
4 "Picks" – PC Magazine
Check out eMedia’s Guitar Method CD-ROM. More than just music... my favorite feature is the built-in 'tape recorder' which allows you to record your performance and replay it. Ideal instruction for beginners. – Toronto Sun
New Instant Feedback on Your Playing!(click for larger image)
Instant Feedback shows you when you play the correct notes on your guitar as you progress through an exercise. With a microphone connected to your computer and a guitar in your hand, play the first note you see in the exercise (or song) on any screen featuring the "ear" icon in the upper right corner and the computer will highlight the note for you in green. As you reach your goals of getting all notes to change color in each exercise, you'll discover that reading tablature and music notation is easier than you ever thought possible!
New Note and Finger Tracker!
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The Note Tracker and Finger Tracker tools help you see more easily what note you're playing by displaying the note as music notation and on an animated fretboard. You'll be able to correct your playing quickly and learn to read music fast!
New Interactive Flash Card Quizzes!
After you’ve been prepped with exercises designed to teach you to read tablature and notation, try the interactive flash card quizzes to reinforce what you have learned. Flash Quizzes utilize eMedia's Pitch Tracking technology to detect notes played on your acoustic guitar!
Over 180 Step-by-Step LessonsTable of Contents(click for larger image)
Arranged in ten chapters, the lessons cover the basics from holding, stringing, and tuning the guitar to playing chords and melodies, culminating in an explanation of fingerpicking styles and reading standard music notation. Lessons include a variety of exercises and songs. In total, there are over 50 high-quality videos and over three hours of audio and video! On-screen teacher Kevin Garry, Ph.D., provides clear and friendly instruction.Play Hit Songs(click for larger image)
eMedia Guitar Method features songs in a variety of genres to make learning fun and memorable – including Rock, Blues, Folk, Country, and Classical! Highlighting of the music and lyrics as they’re heard makes it easy to follow along on guitar. eMedia's latest version includes dynamic, enhanced, multi-track audio playback of hit songs popularized by well-known artists, such as:
- Bob Dylan ("Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door")
- Rolling Stones/The Doors ("Little Red Rooster")
- The Steve Miller Band ("Rock N’ Me")
- Heart ("Dreamboat Annie")
- 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," "Ode to Joy," "Minuet," "Greensleeves," "House of the Rising Sun" and many others.
Over 50 Large-Format Videos
Professional guitar instructor Kevin Garry, Ph.D., guides you in over 50 videos with demonstrations of techniques – now larger, with enhanced quality! You can even view them enlarged to fit the width of your screen if you want to.
Music Notation Display OptionsStandard Music Notation:(click to enlarge image)
Learn via guitar tablature or standard music notation through this easily accessible menu option.Guitar Tablature
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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!
Animated Fretboard(click to enlarge image)
Displays fingering positions for you as the music plays. It allows you to see exactly how to play the song on a simulated guitar fretboard as you listen to the music and the music tracking highlights the notes being played on the screen. Since you can highlight and loop any section of the music (or even double-click on a single note in the music), you can use the Animated Fretboard to make difficult sections or quick changes easier to manage and learn. The Animated Fretboard makes it simple to follow along with the lesson content. Includes option for both right- and left-handed views, and, just for fun, choose from six different fretboard skins modeled after classic guitars!
Automatic Tuner(click to enlarge image)
Tune your guitar quickly and easily. A precision gauge allows you to play into your computer's microphone and tune up interactively. Reference tuning notes are included.
Chord Dictionary(click to enlarge image)
With fingering charts and recorded playback for over 250 chords. Find new chords for songs quickly.
Digital Metronome(click to enlarge image)
Set your own speed and keep a steady beat.
Save your recordings and play back to share and compare.
Windows XP/Vista/Windows 7
Mac OS X 10.4 or later