eMedia Guitar Method v5
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- 182 Comprehensive Full-Screen Lessons Cover The Basics To Chord Strumming, Playing Melodies & Fingerpicking
- Interactive Feedback On Melodies & Interactive Quizzes
- Covers Folk, Blues, Classical & Rock Styles, Including A Modern Rock Chapter With Various Strumming Styles, Movable Power Chords & Power Chord Riffs
- Over 50 Large-Format Videos From Instructor Kevin Garry, Ph.D. That Include Split-Screens & Close-Ups Of Both Hands
- eMedia Guitar Method v5 includes 165 comprehensive lessons with options for either tablature or music notation
- Over 50 high-resolution, large-format videos including split-screens and close-ups of both hands
- Over 70 hit songs from artists such as the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Steve Miller, and more
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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!
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Top Customer Reviews
The program jumps in pretty quickly and allows you to play along to songs within a few minutes. It starts with very basic chords and then keeps building on what you have learned and you progress. Being able to watch the computer screen and hear the music along as you play is great for getting skills in reading music and keeping a steady beat. It is easy to use and you can take anything at your own pace. I have gone back to the beginning numerous times and walked through all the songs as practice, and it is amazing how you were struggling with a song just a few days ago, and now you can knock it right out.
I would recommend it strongly. I don't think it is appropriate for young kids, but I expect anyone in their teens or older would fine this program very helpful.
You learn the easiest single finger chords first, learn the basics of strumming, then double strumming, then emphasis strumming, all the while learning additional chords with each lesson. Each lesson has you playing an actual folk song. Each lesson builds on the last, and there are constant quizzes so you can memorize the chords. This has been helpful to me.
I'm only through the first several lessons, and from someone who can play the guitar, but never actually had any training and never learned to read notes, this is software awesome. I'm actually learning to read and understand tabulature, have actually learned what the chords are and I'm making tremendous progress. I'm pretty stoked. I only used to play by ear and this is helping so much.
After only the first few lessons, a portion of the training will list a bunch of songs you should be able to play based on the chords you've learned. These link to a google search, that will take you to tab pages. I learned to play a Pearl Jam song already. Good times!
My daughter will vouch for its effectiveness and its ease of use. She's using the program on an Asus laptop; OS Windows Vista. She doesn't have any problem with computer crashes; everything works smoothly, as it should.
She also told me not to forget to say that she really likes this program.
So I decided instead to trying to cash in on the guitar, I'd give it one more shot. I bought eMedia and got plugged into playing Bob Dylan, etc. RIGHT AWAY. There are two reasons anybody picks up a guitar--to play songs they love and chicks. eMedia will get you the former and give you the skills for the latter. Seriously.
So about everyone saying the recorded songs you play along with aren't very good. OK, so that's pretty true. But you know what? You don't learn to play guitar to play along with your training CD-ROM. You learn the songs, play them on iTunes, and rock out. The "campy" feel of the songs makes it simple so that you can focus on the guitar section without an over-bearing voice/other instruments. That's what you need as a beginner learning a new song. You'll be playing along to songs on the radio in NO TIME FLAT. That's why I love this. It gives you skills to go get tabs online and teach yourself songs.
So here I am 4 years later. I play 30-60 minutes every day (still rocking out to iTunes in my office) because eMedia gave me the tools to learn guitar. After eMedia, I took more private lessons to extend my knowledge (this is good for beginner level) and get a better feel for the guitar that you can't learn on a CD-ROM. But this is an awesome start you cannot put a price on. I recommend this to all of my friends who are jealous I can pick up chicks b/c of my mad guitar skills.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
CD-ROM in package doesn't work with Windows 10. Must go to website and download workable version. Alos must upgrade to newer version of QuickTime player. Read morePublished 16 days ago by Bob Lowry Satisfying Retirement
ok guys posting this on march 2016. To get this to work first install an updated version of quicktime at itunes website and then install it. Read morePublished 5 months ago by jasmineloveflower
High expectations! I bought this on a lightening deal as a second learning program for studying guitar. I have electric guitars. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Ejel