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!
New Instant Feedback on Your Playing!
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!
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 our Pitch Tracking technology to detect notes played on your acoustic guitar!
Over 180 Step-by-Step Lessons
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.
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 Options
Learn via guitar tablature or standard music notation through this easily accessible menu option.
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!
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!
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.
Set your own speed and keep a steady beat.
Save your recordings and play back to share and compare.
I. About the Guitar
Types of Guitars; Stringing; Tuning; Holding; Finger Position; Reading Charts; Simple G Chord.
II. Simple Chords and Strumming
Songs Introducing Simple C and G7; Full A7, C and D Chords; Double Strum.
III. More Chords and Adding Accents
Songs with Accents; Shifting Accents; 3/4 Accented Time; A, Am, D7, E, Em, E7, Full G Chord.
IV. Slash Chords and Chord Progressions
Songs with Slash Chords G/B, A/C#; New Chords Am7, Bm, B7, C7, Dm, F, Full G7.
V. Rock Strumming and Power Chords
Folk Rock; Syncopation; Power Chords A5, D5, E5; Palm Muting; Contemporary Rock Strumming.
VI. Playing the Blues
Introducing the Blues Rhythm: “Corrina,” “Little Red Rooster” and Others; the 12-Bar Blues.
VII. Modern Rock Strumming and Movable Power Chords
Movable Power Chords and Riffs; Palm Muting in Modern Rock; Rock/Punk Strums; The Chika.
VIII. Reading Tablature and Playing Melodies
Tablature; Rhythmic Notation; Melodies – Folk to Classic; Boogie Woogie Bass; Blues Shuffle.
IX. Bass-Note Strum with Country Tunes
Popular Songs with Bass-Note Strum; Bass-Note Double Strum; Alternate Bass-Note Strum.
X. Fingerpicking – from Arpeggio to Travis
Introduced in “Scarborough Fair,” “House of the Rising Sun,” “Romanza” and Others.
XI. Reading Standard Music Notation
How to Read Music String by String; Rhythm; Time Signatures; Accidentals; Key Signatures.
Button Symbols; Commands and Shortcuts; Song Looping; Tools (Animated Fretboard, Recorder, etc).
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