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Better than books and videos, Rock Prodigy:· Listens to every note· Provides immediate feedback· Awards points for playing correctly· Tracks your progress automatically· You know exactly how well you ... Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

Better than books and videos, Rock Prodigy:
· Listens to every note
· Provides immediate feedback
· Awards points for playing correctly
· Tracks your progress automatically
· You know exactly how well you are doing because you see realtime feedback while you are playing, like a video game, but you learn real-world skills like chords, scales, rhythm, technique and theory.

Your new life with guitar starts now
Learning guitar is easier and faster. Rock Prodigy transforms your PC, Mac, or iPad into the ultimate personal trainer for guitar - that works on your schedule. By hearing and seeing what you're supposed to sound like while you are learning, you will be playing faster and easier than with other methods.

Rock Prodigy is the new, faster way to learn essential skills
Best of all, you will know exactly what to practice each day so you can play guitar better for the rest of your life. Instead of randomly organized tips and tricks, our master teachers take the guesswork out of learning guitar in an immersive, interactive and meticulously guided environment that listens to you and tracks your progress.

You'll be playing guitar in minutes
Rock Prodigy is simple to use and follow: "Right note, right time." That's how simple it is. It shows you the note to play, and when to play it. You try to follow along and play. Rock Prodigy awards points for playing correctly. That's why students love it. Plus, they hear their progress faster than they ever imagined.

Works with any guitar, acoustic or electric
The best way to learn to play guitar is to learn on your own guitar. That's why Rock Prodigy's proprietary polyphonic pitch recognition is designed to use the standard Windows, Mac, or iPad/iPhone microphone for acoustic guitars, or the standard line-in, if you have an electric guitar and any one of many common adapters.

Rock Prodigy Course 1 is specifically designed and sequenced to get you playing faster than ever
With Rock Prodigy you will be learning from some of the world's best teachers. Our guitar teachers are professionals trained at Musicians Institute. Their lessons and songs are set within a teaching system developed by Dr. Richard Gard of Yale University. We utilize the best education science of the past 40 years so Rock Prodigy students learn quickly - even students who tried to play guitar before.

FEATURES

Learn from pro guitar players
Rhythm
Single Notes
Basic Rock
Counting Beats and Measures
8th Note Variations
8th Meets 16th
Techniques
Basic Fretting 1
Basic Fretting 2
Basic Picking
Scales
Chromatic 1
Chromatic 2
One String Major
One String Minor
Theory
Whole Step And Half Step
Natural Notes
Accidentals
Major Scale
Chords
Open Position Power Chord
Open Major C, A, G
Open Major E, D, F
Open Minor Em, Am, Dm
SPECIFICATIONS
System Requirements:
Windows: XP SP3, Vista SP2, Windows 7, or Windows 8
Mac (Intel-based only): OS X 10.6 or higher
Processor: 2GHz Dual Core
Memory: 2GB RAM
Hard Disk Space: 1GB
Internet connection
1024 x 768 display resolution
USB or analog 44.1kHz audio in/out

Guitar connection
For acoustic guitars:
An internal or external computer microphone and headphones
For electric guitars:
1/4" to 1/8" adapter for your guitar cable
OR guitar-to-USB adapter
OR small amplifier with "clean" channel, computer microphone and headphones
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Rock ProdigyLearn Guitar Course 1 (Retail Box or Activation Code for PC/Mac/iOS)
 
5.0

(based on 14 reviews)

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5.0

The best guitar learning platform I've found (by far)!

By Erik Butler

from Los Angles

Comments about Rock Prodigy Learn Guitar Course 1 (Retail Box or Activation Code for PC/Mac/iOS):

I've always struggled with learning guitar. The most difficult part was in between lessons when at home...trying to remember the chords and hear the music in my head. Sheet music, always static, would just stare back at me. Frustrating! Sure, there are videos on YouTube, but it's usually some dude in his boxer shorts sitting in his basement trying to show you how cool he can play while his cat walks across the coffee table in the background. Not exactly helping my specific challenges buddy... With the Music Prodigy platform, it not only allows me to see the chord progression in tab format scrolling across the screen and hear the music as I work through the song at my own speed, but it also listens to what I'm playing and tells me if I'm correctly strumming the chords (immediately). It's truly interactive sheet music that tracks my progress based on what I actually play. And I can source a robust library of lessons to keep me on track, understand nuances or help me move forward more quickly. I've spent hundreds, maybe thousands of dollars on guitar lessons only to quit for extended periods. Since I've been working through the Music Prodigy lessons, I am actually excited again to get home and pick up my guitar. I'm amazed at how much fun it is to play the guitar again!!

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5.0

Worth the money!

By evan gaudet

from Austin, TX

Comments about Rock Prodigy Learn Guitar Course 1 (Retail Box or Activation Code for PC/Mac/iOS):

Love this. It keeps me entertained and engaged and since it scores how well you do each time you run through a lesson you can come back to revisit some of the first lessons and see real improvement. I also have this on my iPhone and it allows me to download music tracks to play along with at different difficulty levels. For example when I first picked up my schecter damien elite 6 I played Nothing Else Matters and struggled to get over 15,000 points. I'm currently only 7 lessons in and am now hitting nearly every note on Nothing Else Matters (easy) and averaging around 80,000 points. It's nice to see that real improvement. The lessons are fun as well and teach you everything you need to know to play. Buy it you wont regret it!

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5.0

Great way to learn guitar

By Neil Taylor

from Bath UK

Comments about Rock Prodigy Learn Guitar Course 1 (Retail Box or Activation Code for PC/Mac/iOS):

I have always wanted to play the guitar but never got round to learning. Then my wife bought me an electric guitar for my 40th so I though I had better give it a go. I have tried many books, and DVDs all with little success, the I found Rock Prodigy. It makes learning fun and with the instant feedback you know straight away what you're doing right or wrong. I am now learning at a faster pace than I thought I ever would. This is a great product and I whole heartedly recommend it.

 
5.0

Getting me back in the saddle!

By diana rein

from Riverside, CA

Comments about Rock Prodigy Learn Guitar Course 1 (Retail Box or Activation Code for PC/Mac/iOS):

I taught myself how to play guitar in 2005 and have written tons of songs, made an album on the itunes store... "The Back Room" and played out as a solo singer/songwriter and with bands. I have played the Taste of Chicago and many fests in the midwest before coming to California and taking a break from music. I took a few lessons in my life and bought other courses that were just BORING so I never saw them through. I have to say that I can't wait to get to my computer to play Rock Prodigy. And I say play because that is what it feels like! I am having so much fun. I have a one year old son and I need to maximize the time that I do sit down and practice. Your program is allowing me to do that and I can't thank you enough. My goal is in one year (or less) to be able to go to any Guitar Center and pick up a Stevie Ray Vaughan strat and play some beautiful guitar music on it. My goal in between 1-5 years is to play out again and to make an album or two of more originals and to be able to play all of the guitar parts on it including lead. Again thank you so much for helping me learn the guitar the way I always wanted to. I vowed never to play Guitar Hero or Rock Band because I felt it was wasted time since I wasn't learning anything useful while playing those games. You are going to revolutionize the world of music education and it is such a beautiful thing. Music transcends all. Thank you so much!!!

 
5.0

Wish this was around earlier

By Mike Prodigy

from Sacramento, CA

Comments about Rock Prodigy Learn Guitar Course 1 (Retail Box or Activation Code for PC/Mac/iOS):

I'm a guitar instructor and I'm always looking for fresh ideas and new approaches to teaching and learning. Looking at the list in the features I was a bit skeptical, but I decided to take the plunge. Boy is it fun. I see now what they're doing. Great approach to teaching guitar! Setup is easy. I just plug my guitar in and it reacts to what I play. It makes reviewing even the simplest things fun! The pitch recognition is really great. I wish I had something like this when I was starting out. It comes with a lot of material. Lessons, exercises, challenges. Even songs that they must have made or hired someone to make to match the lessons. The layout is really smart. It is organized into daily practice schedules that you can follow. They call them classes. The lessons are well crafted and clearly teach things that are actually hard to focus on in private lessons. They use a balance between backing music, an instructors voice guiding you and have you playing throughout the lessons. It's very interactive. Totally cool! I definitely recommend it and I can't wait to see how my students react.

 
5.0

Amazing!

By Norm Shaw

from South Saint Paul, MN

Comments about Rock Prodigy Learn Guitar Course 1 (Retail Box or Activation Code for PC/Mac/iOS):

I can't give enough stars for how I feel about this program. First I like how I can adjust my volume as well as the backtracks and accompanying guitar. I used a USB to Guitar cable called the real tone cable bought off amazon.com for $28 but a simple mono 1/4th guitar to 1/8th input to computer should work fine too. It teaches with repetition building on what you know creating confidence and a feeling of accomplishment. All along the way you are given feedback on how well you're doing. Instructions are clear and precise. Timing is emphasized with a metronome and backing tracks in the background as well as visual feedback allowing me to move my gaze back and forth from my fretboard to the screen with ease. I compare this to Rocksmith and this wins hands down. Rocksmith is a nice game but at the end of "learning" a song I don't feel I learned anything at all... but my score got better! Rock Prodigy is a serious training tool teaching you music theory and rock music fundamentals. I feel improvement at the end of a lesson when I get to jam with the backtrack and put into practice what I just learned. I have no lag with the default settings for configuration. Speed appears to be crisp and instantaneous. One thing that would be nice is the support for Bass Guitar but perhaps in the future this will be added.

 
5.0

Great for all skill levels

By Steve Rowland

from Parrish, FL

Comments about Rock Prodigy Learn Guitar Course 1 (Retail Box or Activation Code for PC/Mac/iOS):

Surely one would think a guitar training program would be designed for the beginner, and Rock Prodigy is perfect for beginners. However, I fall into the category of "I've been playing for years", but am mostly self-taught (okay, maybe a Hal Leonard book or chord chart here and there back in the 70's). Yes, I'll admit it - I can play the heck out of Smoke on the Water, the intro to both Barracuda and Dust in the Wind, and heck, I can probably take you most of the way through Stairway to Heaven. Plus about every other three-chord song you can toss out, as long as you leave out the 6/9's and dim13's. I am every music store guitar sales person's nightmare. BUT, how much am I playing correctly? Probably not much. Until now. I'm only about halfway though the first course, and can already notice a difference in the way I approach playing. Do you know how much EASIER it is to play with the right finger position? How about your fretting and picking techniques? Trust me, the "right" way may not come close to "that's how I learned it when I was nine." My advice is, beginners - no question. Rock Prodigy is a great, self paced method to learn guitar. But for the long-timers, step back, take a knee, and start with Course One, Lesson One. Your first lesson or two will be slightly tedious (maybe more if you did start out with lessons years ago), but hang in there! As you progress you will notice an improvement in your skills in no time, and after all, how much fun are you missing? You could soon be "that guy" at jam sessions who everybody wants to play like!

 
5.0

Learn while having way to much fun

By 2865285 2865285

from Jacksonville Alabama

Comments about Rock Prodigy Learn Guitar Course 1 (Retail Box or Activation Code for PC/Mac/iOS):

This is, without a doubt, the easiest way to learn to play guitar ever invented. You learn to play while having incredible fun. What could be better than that? Forget those boring old 1950s republished guitar booklets. This is like playing an addictive game while our brain and fingers learn to fluidly move around the neck by reflex. I highly recommend Rock Prodigy to children and adults alike.

 
5.0

Best learning app period!

By Jasin Obeshaw

from Chugisk Alaska

Comments about Rock Prodigy Learn Guitar Course 1 (Retail Box or Activation Code for PC/Mac/iOS):

If you want to learn the guitar without all the hassles that revolve around a instructor. Travel, time and COST! Then this app is for you. You will learn faster and the best part is you will actually enjoy learning to play and not fighting the guitar. This app makes learning fun and is uniquely interactive, progressive and simple. When I first plugged into Rock Prodigy almost a 6 months ago now I can remember the feeling I had and knew right then that this is the way to learn. Soo much that I ditched my guitar lessons and went and bought a new iPad 4g and been loving it ever since. I was so amazed as to how fast I began to pick up learning the guitar. Right from the start your playing. Not dinkying around with books or trying to learn theory. It all comes natural as if your actually playing right there with the band because you feel the tempo and rhythm of the backing track that accompanys each lesson. Seriously if you want to learn the guitar and have fun learning you have to try this app! The built in tuner is alone half the cost of the app had you bought one. My only thoughts are buy a good quality guitar cable.. Don't go cheap! Same with you computer connect cables or you iDevice. Cheers from the AK Jasin

 
5.0

I've been wanting to learn for over 20 years

By michael grassman

from Bloomington, MN

Comments about Rock Prodigy Learn Guitar Course 1 (Retail Box or Activation Code for PC/Mac/iOS):

I bought this about 6 months ago hoping it would work as expected. I was wrong. It worked better then expected. It even caused me to put my $77 dollar target guitar in the corner and get a decent one instead. I took a break for a couple months and just started from lesson one again and I'm playing challenges and milestones like I may know what I'm doing. If you want to learn and can complete a class every couple of days with in no time you know you are better. And for the price of 1 cheap lesson what's the risk. I was most amazed that even a little off the app knows it. I'm using an acoustic and the accuracy is amazing. Oh also the support team is amazing. Thanks again

 
5.0

A easy and FUN way to learn to play the Guitar

By 2865285 2865285

from Jacksonville Alabama

Comments about Rock Prodigy Learn Guitar Course 1 (Retail Box or Activation Code for PC/Mac/iOS):

Without a doubt, this is absolutely fantastic at teaching a beginner to play the guitar. Forget the boring methods of before. This is like playing a FUN and addictive game that makes you WANT to practice more and more. Before you know it, your hand will be sliding up and down the guitar fretboard with ease. I highly recommend Rock Prodigy to anyone young or old who wants to learn to play the guitar. Try it and you will be glad that you did.

 
5.0

Best learn to play program out there

By Steve Johnston

from San Jose, CA

Comments about Rock Prodigy Learn Guitar Course 1 (Retail Box or Activation Code for PC/Mac/iOS):

This is by far the easiest and best guitar instruction software out there. The program gives you immediate feedback and the tools to repeat, slow down, or loop the lessons so you can concentrate on areas that might be a little harder for you. It scores you each time you play so you know how you are doing. A tuner is integrated into the program. I still haven't gotten to a lesson to teach me chords yet and I already feel like I've learned more through this program than all of the lessons or other programs I've tried. Plus it portable on iOS devices so you can take it with you. I'm really having fun with it.

 
5.0

Absolutely the coolest way to learn!

By Norbert Garbe

from Miller Place, NY

Comments about Rock Prodigy Learn Guitar Course 1 (Retail Box or Activation Code for PC/Mac/iOS):

So easy and so much fun. My wife got me a guitar for my 49th birthday and being brand new to the guitar I was looking for something that would easily get me going and keep me interested. Rock Prodigy does just thank. It's so cool, you feel like your part of the band. Set up was easy and within a few minutes I was playing along with the song. I never had so much fun building calluses. T

 
5.0

Great Learning tool

By Chris Ohno

from Venice CA

Comments about Rock Prodigy Learn Guitar Course 1 (Retail Box or Activation Code for PC/Mac/iOS):

Rock Prodigy is really helping me understand the fundamentals of playing guitar. I like how the lessons make me feel like I have a personal one on one session with a teacher. With my busy schedule I like that I can practice whenever I have the time. The milestone songs are really fun too!

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