eMedia Guitar Method v5
By eMedia Music
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The latest version of the world's best-selling beginning guitar CD-ROM! 182 comprehensive full-screen lessons cover everything from the basics to chord strumming, playing melodies, and fingerpicking. New interactive feedback on melodies and interactive quizzes help make learning tablature and music notation easy. Covers folk, blues, classical and rock styles, including a modern rock chapter with various strumming styles, movable power chords and power chord riffs. Over 50 large-format videos from instructor Kevin Garry, Ph.D., include split-screens and close-ups of both hands.
Learning guitar is made fun with over 70 songs, including famous hits from artists such as Bob Dylan, the Grateful Dead, and Steve Miller. Songs are recorded live and hits even have multi-track full band accompaniment. As the songs play, an animated fretboard guides you through the fingerings, and MIDI tracks allow you to slow down and loop parts of the music for practice. This latest version offers fully scalable lesson screens, an option for full-screen video and interactive feedback for melodies. The Note Tracker shows you what note you’re playing and Instant Feedback tracks your progress through the melody as you play. eMedia Guitar Method is the ultimate way to learn how to play guitar!
• 182 comprehensive lessons with options for either tablature or music notation
• Over 50 videos including split-screens and close-ups of both hands
• New interactive feedback on melodies you play
• Over 70 hit songs from artists such as the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Steve Miller and others
• Includes automatic tuner, metronome and 250-chord dictionary
• Support for left-handed animated fretboard with custom skins
Some of the included hit songs are:
“Knockin' on Heaven's Door”
Acoustic version as by Bob Dylan
Rock version in the style of Guns N’ Roses
“Little Red Rooster” made famous by the Rolling Stones
“Rock N' Me” by Steve Miller Band
“Downtown Train” made famous by Rod Stewart
“Uncle John's Band” by the Grateful Dead
“Scarborough Fair” made famous by Simon & Garfunkel
“Ode to Joy” by Ludwig van Beethoven
“House of the Rising Sun” made famous by the Animals
“La Bamba” made famous by Ritchie Valens and Los Lobos
“Midnight Special” made famous by Creedence Clearwater Revival
"Top 50 educational CD-ROM of the year!"
"The ultimate way to learn how to play guitar!"
Jon Chappell, editor of Guitar One magazine
"eMedia's Guitar Method 1 is the best CD-ROM package I've seen for guitar instruction."
Nancy Wilson, guitarist/vocalist of HEART
"Guitar Method is the greatest because it centers around playing songs. If it's not about playing songs, what's it about?"
"One of the best programs we've seen in the music-teaching software category."
Quick Easy Learning
My daughter has been asking for guitar lessons. For her 11th Birthday, she received a small guitar as a present. I had purchased a guitar for myself many years ago with the best of intentions, but soon realized that private lessons were (1) expensive, and (2) difficult to fit in with work, school, life, etc.
I recently downloaded this app and it is awesome! It's very straightforard and simple, hence Volume 1, but worth the cost. It has 182 lessons covering a ton of info. My daughter and I are now going through the lessons and learning to play together. The lesson presentations are very clear and easy to understand; and the embedded audio and video help demonstrate the correct way to achieve the lesson goals. I'm also impressed with the built-in tools (i.e., animated fret board, auto tuner, metronome, recorder, etc.) They are all very intuitive and easy to use.
Granted, we won't be playing Hendrix anytime soon, but we're learning to play and having a blast!! Thanks eMedia…we'll be looking for the intermediate app and maybe finger style in the near future!
Great for incremental learning
This is a great product especially for people like me who get distracted by the millions of options, ways to play, and resources in the guitar community. The lessons follow a natural progression, adding small additions to your knowledge with each step. In this way, the learner is able to practice and become comfortable with any given skill before choosing when to increase the complexity. The learning curve isn’t too steep, so I havent found myself getting stuck at any place in the course.
There are also plenty of options for each lesson in how to practice solo or with the MIDI or voice accompaniment, allowing for flexibility in style.
Also very useful is a searchable index of songs, so you can jump back to something you played earlier for easier review.
Great way to learn guitar without becoming frustrated or overwhelmed. I’ll probably buy the intermediate level when I make it through this package!
Good for Beginners or to brush up on some stuff
Where are the Intermediate and other levels?