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Best-selling eMedia Guitar Method makes learning fun regardless of the type of guitar you own.
Learn conveniently at home with over 160 comprehensive lessons covering everything from the basics through chord strumming, rock styles, playing melodies, and fingerpicking. Learn over 70 songs including hits from artists such as Bob Dylan and Steve Miller. This new version includes larger, easy-to-read screens, enhanced audio and video, and custom animated fretboard skins. Watch more than 50 large-format videos featuring instructor Kevin Garry, Ph.D., including split-screens and close-ups of both hands. Songs and exercises can be heard as either live recorded audio or MIDI tracks you can slow down or speed up. Both guitar tablature and standard music notation are taught in a way that’s easy to understand. This program is equivalent to several thousand dollars of private instruction—ideal for beginners seeking exceptional value in guitar lessons.
eMedia Guitar Method Volume 1 features songs in a variety of genres to make learning fun and memorable! Our 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 160 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 full-motion, large-format videos and over three hours of audio and video! On-screen teacher Kevin Garry, Ph.D., provides clear and friendly instruction.
New! Larger, Easier-to-Use Interface!
We’ve increased the content window size by 25% and made the screens easier to read and use!
Animated Fretboard (with Six Different Skins!)
Displays fingering positions as the music plays. It allows you to see exactly how to play the song on a guitar fretboard as you hear the music. Music tracking highlights the notes being played on the screen, making it simple to follow along. Includes option for both right- and left-handed views. New fretboard skins: Rickenbacker, Strat, Gretsch, ’59 Les Paul and more!
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!
Music Notation Display Options
Learn via guitar tablature or standard music notation through this easily accessible menu option.
Highlighting of the music and lyrics as they’re heard makes it easy to follow along on guitar.
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!
Tune your guitar quickly and easily. A precision gauge allows you to play into your computer's microphone and immediately get feedback to see if you're too high or too low. Full audio reference notes also provided.
Includes fingering charts and recorded sounds for over 250 chords. Easy access helps you learn songs with new chords quickly. An indispensable reference tool!
Allows you to set your own tempo and work on your picking speed, rhythm and timing. Provides both visual cue and/or audio tick. Full range of tempi, from largo to presto.
Record and play yourself back! This feature allows you to compare your recordings with the instructor's version, fine tune your skills and store musical ideas.
CD-ROM drive, sound card, 256+ color display
16 MB of free RAM, 40 MB of free disk space
Power PC (or faster), Intel OK
Mac OS X 10.1+
CD-ROM drive, 256+ color display
16 MB of free RAM, 83MB of free disk space
Regardless of platform, you will need Apple’s Quicktime player to run the Guitar Method Volume 1 demo, if it is not already installed on your system.
***Academic Version Educator Edition
The eMedia Guitar Method Educator Edition includes all the features and content of the consumer version of eMedia Guitar Method v3 plus a printed Teacher’s Guide with a 46-day suggested Lesson Plan. Discounted multi-station lab packs and site licenses are also available. We can provide instrument and software packages, helping to create your school’s new guitar program.