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Bass has never been so easy as with this beginning level CD-ROM.
Features 114 step-by-step lessons by renowned bass instructor John Arbo. Learn to play using full motion video with multiple angles and close-ups. Over 200 songs and exercises teach all the skills you need to start playing, including triads, fills, syncopation, plus creating a bass line. Includes multi-track recorded audio, variable-speed MIDI, bass-only and no-bass options. Features songs by the Grateful Dead, Bob Dylan and others. Includes an animated fretboard, automatic tuner, recorder and metronome.
eMedia Bass Method uses an animated fretboard, recorded audio and variable-speed MIDI audio to teach all the skills you need to start playing. Learn to play using triads, fills and syncopation, and to create a bass line for any song you like. Includes full multi-track audio, as well as bass-only and no-bass audio options, so you can perfect your technique and play along with the band.
Instructor John Arbo has been teaching bass for over 25 years and is currently on the music faculty of the New School in New York City. He has performed with Liza Minelli and Les Paul, among others, and has been the bassist for many Broadway shows.
eMedia Bass Method teaches both tablature and standard music notation, including scales and intervals. Features hit songs made famous by the Grateful Dead, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Bob Dylan, Steve Miller and others. Many of these songs are also in eMedia Guitar Method, so bass and guitar students can jam along with each other as they learn.
Over 120 Step-by-Step Lessons
eMedia Bass Method makes playing bass easier than ever. This introductory level CD-ROM features 114 step-by-step lessons with on-screen instructor John Arbo. Over 30 split-screen videos show multiple angles and close-ups of both hands.
Displays fingering positions as the music plays. It allows you to see exactly how to play the song on a bass fretboard as you hear the music. Music tracking highlights the notes being played on the screen, making it simple to follow along. Includes options for both right- and left-handed, as well as mirrored views. With the variable-speed MIDI tracks, the animated fretboard can step through fingerings at whatever speed you like.
Full Motion Video
Professional bass instructor John Arbo guides you in over 30 videos with split-screens and close-ups (as needed). Watch your instructor demonstrate proper techniques for playing exercises. Pause, rewind and replay to see proper fingerings and techniques at your own pace, as often as needed.
Highlighting of the music and lyrics as they're heard makes it easy to follow along on the bass.
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 bass 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 recorded sounds for over 250 guitar 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, record yourself playing bass while accompanied by the band, fine tune your skills and store musical ideas.
CD-ROM drive, sound card, 256+ color display
16 MB of free RAM, 15 MB of free disk space
Power PC (or faster), Intel OK
Mac OS 9.0+ or OS X 10.1+
CD-ROM drive, 256+ color display
16 MB of free RAM, 18MB of free disk space