eMedia Guitar Method
By eMedia Music
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"The ultimate way to learn how to play guitar!" - Peter Frampton, guitar legend
The world's best selling guitar instruction software, eMedia Guitar Method, is now available for the iPad! Learn anytime, anywhere! Over 120 step-by-step lessons cover basics like stringing your guitar and playing simple chords to techniques such as strumming styles, playing melodies, fingerpicking styles, and reading tablature. By the end, you'll be able to play songs made famous by artists such as the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan and Guns N' Roses!
eMedia's step-by-step approach is the easiest way to learn guitar. Over 50 full-screen videos from professional guitar instructor Kevin Garry, Ph.D., introduce each new technique, using split screens and close-ups of both hands. You then practice the technique slowly with exercises. Finally, you play a song that includes the new technique.
Learning guitar is made fun with hit songs, including:
• "Downtown Train"
• "House of the Rising Sun"
• "Knockin' on Heaven's Door"
• "La Bamba"
• "Little Red Rooster"
• "Midnight Special"
• "Ode to Joy"
• "Rock'n Me"
• "Scarborough Fair"
• "Uncle John's Band"
In total, over 60 songs cover folk, blues, classical and rock styles. A modern rock chapter teaches various strumming styles, movable power chords, and power chord riffs. With every song and exercise, our Animated Fretboard guides you through the fingerings, while our Music Tracking shows you what to play. The new touchscreen interface we've developed for the iPad makes interacting with songs and learning even easier - highlight a tricky section of music by simply touching it with two fingers and pinching, then loop and repeat it to learn. You can even control the speed of songs in iOS 5! No previous guitar experience is needed, just an acoustic or electric guitar - everything else you need to start playing is included!
• Animated Fretboard - shows you what to play and supports right and left handers
• Music Tracking - highlights chords as they are played
• Automatic Tuner - tune your guitar quickly and easily with the iPad's microphone
• Digital Metronome - set your own tempo with audio and/or visual feedback
• Chord Dictionary - fingering charts and recorded audio for over 250 chords
• Variable Speed Playback - lets you control the speed of songs (iOS 5 only)
eMedia pioneered the multimedia approach to guitar instruction, and our flagship Guitar Method title has been in continuous development and refinement for nearly 20 years. Take advantage of our complete, step-by-step curriculum and comprehensive and detailed lessons to learn quickly and easily. If you took these lessons privately and bought all the accessories included in Guitar Method separately, it would cost you hundreds of dollars.
The combination of eMedia's revolutionary multimedia guitar instruction software and the iPad creates the ultimate in portable and convenient guitar instruction. Learn anytime, anywhere: at home, in the park, or when you travel. Just slip your iPad into your guitar case and go!
Some of our previous reviews:
"One of the best programs we've seen in the music-teaching software category."
- PC Magazine Editor's Choice
"You could spend a lot more on guitar lessons, an electronic tuner, a chord book and a metronome, and still not get as much..."
- Boston Globe
"Guitar Method from eMedia is the simply the best and can teach you to play quicker than any other product we have seen..."
- TopTenREVIEWS Gold Award
"Guitar Method is the greatest because it centers around playing songs. If it's not about playing songs, what's it about?"
- Nancy Wilson, guitarist/vocalist of Heart
"Top 50 educational CD-ROM of the year!"
"eMedia's Guitar Method 1 is the best CD-ROM package I've seen for guitar instruction."
- Jon Chappell, editor of Guitar One magazine
What's New in Version 1.0.1
Minor update for compatibility with iOS 6.