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eMedia Guitar Method v 5.0 is the latest version of their best-selling beginning guitar CD-ROM with 182 comprehensive full-screen lessons cover everything from the basics to chord strumming, ... Read More

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eMedia Guitar Method v 5.0 is the latest version of their best-selling beginning guitar CD-ROM with 182 comprehensive full-screen lessons cover everything from the basics to chord strumming, playing melodies, and fingerpicking. It provides interactive feedback on melodies and quizzes desigened to help make learning tablature and music notation easy. Guiitar Method v 5.0 covers folk, blues, classical and rock styles, including a modern rock chapter with various strumming styles, movable power chords and power chord riffs. It has more than 50 large-format videos from instructor Kevin Garry, Ph.D., including split-screens and close-ups of both hands.

Your road to learning guitar is paved with over 70 fun and easily recognized songs, including famous hits from artists such as Bob Dylan, the Grateful Dead, and Steve Miller. The songs are recorded live and 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 also offers fully scalable lesson screens and an option for full-screen video. The Note Tracker feature shows you what note you're playing and Instant Feedback tracks your progress through the melody as you play.

  • 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
  • Instructor: Kevin Garry, Ph.D.
  • 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
  • System Requirements:
  • Windows: Windows XP/Vista/Windows 7, CD-ROM
  • Macintos: Mac OS X 10.4 or later, CD-ROM
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Generally good.

By Michael

from Orange County, California

The eMedia guitar software is a fairly well implemented guitar instruction program. It is quite general in nature and will not take you very far in any guitar discipline, but it provides a nice, well rounded introduction to guitar playing. I've played and taught guitar professionally for over 25 years. I bought this software to use instead of a method book with my students in hope of finding a more engaging format to deliver the lessons. The software accomplished this goal fairly well except for a couple of weaknesses. 1. The singing is so poor that I'm embarrassed to play those sections for my students. It appears that the author is himself singing for the examples and, while he is not a terrible singer, his singing does not belong on a professional publication such as this. I would think that the author could hire a professional singer to sing the songs and not incur a very large expense. 2. The song choices are also rather dated. Many of my students would have no familiarity whatsoever with the example songs. More current songs could be used to teach the same concepts.

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Great Software

By Dave

from Port Washington, WI

eMedia Guitar Method is a great way to learn to play guitar. Takes you through step by step fingering positions and teaches you to play songs right away. This software is a must for beginning guitar players. I had taken lessons 25 years ago, and picked the guitar up again for the first time in about 20 years and wanted to learn to play again. I remembered some chords, but couldn't really "play". This software has improved my playing and look forward to the intermediate version to improve my skills even more. I rate this software A++.

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