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Emedia Guitar Method Volume 1 for Beginners CD-ROM   

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Best-selling beginning guitar method will get you going fast!

The eMedia Guitar Method Volume 1 for Beginners CD-ROM contains over 160 comprehensive lessons covering everything from the basics through chord strumming, playing melodies, and fingerpicking. New modern rock chapter includes various strumming styles, movable power chords, and power chord riffs. Now with over 50 videos from instructor Kevin Garry, Ph.D., including split-screens and close-ups of both hands. Learning guitar is made fun through over 70 songs including familiar hits from artists such as Bob Dylan, the Grateful Dead, and Steve Miller. This new version also includes a new rock rendition of "Knockin' on Heaven's Door" in the style of Guns N' Roses.

Includes an animated fretboard, which displays the fingering for each song and exercise in real-time, adjustable to 4 different viewing angles. Multitrack audio gives full band accompaniment on many of the hit songs. Variable-speed MIDI track option allows students to practice any song or exercise at whatever tempo they want. Learn guitar using either tablature or standard music notation. Additional features include a built-in automatic tuner, digital metronome, recorder, and 250-chord dictionary.

FEATURES
  • Over 160 comprehensive lessons
  • Over 70 songs
  • Over 50 videos with split-screen close-ups
  • Strumming
  • Fingerpicking
  • Melodies
  • Animated fretboard with 4 viewing angles
  • Automatic tuner
  • Digital metronome
  • Recorder
  • Internet song guide
  • 250-chord dictionary
  • Variable-speed MIDI tracks
  • Songs include:
  • "Knockin' on Heaven's Door" acoustic version by Bob Dylan and rock version in the style of Guns N' Roses
  • "Little Red Rooster" made famous by the Rolling Stones
  • "Rock N' Me" Steve Miller Band
  • "Downtown Train" made famous by Rod Stewart
  • "Uncle John's Band" Grateful Dead
  • "Scarborough Fair" made famous by Simon & Garfunkel
  • "Ode to Joy" Ludwig van Beethoven
  • "House of the Rising Sun" made famous by the Animals
  • "La Bamba" made famous by Ritchie Valens and Los Lobos
  • "Midnight Special" made famous by Creedence Clearwater Revival

Peter Frampton calls it "The ultimate way to learn how to play guitar!" Order today and find out why.

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4.7

(based on 18 reviews)

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Airborne Death From Above

This is a great learning tool, better than books or videos. Completly interactive!!! It has tons of lessons and examples you can use to practice according to your skill level. If you...Read complete review

This is a great learning tool, better than books or videos. Completly interactive!!! It has tons of lessons and examples you can use to practice according to your skill level. If you think a lesson is to tough for you then go back a few lessons and try them again. You can slow down or speed up all songs using the included midi files with a visual fretboard in case you forget a particular chord. In addittion to the visual fretboard the program includes a chord dictionary where you can find more than 250 chords!Lessons are progressive, meaning that new lessons are built based on previous excersices plus adding new information as you go through the course. You'll find mini chord test in the program to test your new acquired knowledge. Another usefull feature is that you can highlight a whole song or just part of the song you are having problem with, and have the program repeat that part over an over again untill you feel confortable with the song.The program makes referece to OLGA (On-Line Guitar Archive) where you can find 100's of songs for your skill level. If you find the songs to be boring you can always look for the ones you like at OLGA.Conclusion: This software is the best interactive learning tool I have found. I have a couple of books and videos and none can be compared to eMedia Guitar Method. I recommend this software 100% ... and remember to .... practice ... practice ... and practice ... because practice is the mother of all skills!!!

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Not Good at All.

It's like this software was written in the early 80's. Very primative, hard to navigate. And songs come to a stop right in the middle; supposedly they then continue on the next...Read complete review

It's like this software was written in the early 80's. Very primative, hard to navigate. And songs come to a stop right in the middle; supposedly they then continue on the next page but I have yet to get that to work. It's very distracting. When trying to go to full screen mode it changes the resolution settings of your monitor. But what really gets my goat about this software is that you have to insert the cd for the videos to run. With the size of harddrives these days, I think that's totally out of date.I could go on but I think you get the point. The little animated guitar neck is nice and how they highlight the words and cords as the songs or lessons plays but that's about the only good things I can say about it.Peace

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5.0

Surprisingly Good Product

By Much Improved Guitar Player

from Midwest

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Have a lot of other books and software and this is by far the best one. Lessons clear, pacing excellent, each lessons builds on earlier ones and you can play it over and over until you get it right. Actually thought I knew how to play and bought the eMedia Intermediate and Blues first but bought this one as liked the others. This definitely strenghten my understanding and basic skills and unless you've had some expensive lessons you'll be surprised what you don't know. Suggest you buy this and the rest of suite. You won't be dissappointed and you will stop wasting your money on lot of other junk that's out there.

 
5.0

Good product

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

The price is a little high, but it is cheaper than lessons. Not as good as a good teacher though.

 
5.0

get it

By Metallica Lover

from Ganado,AZ

If you have a PC and are just learning at home get this program it works!!!!! I live in very rural area where music teachers are on the endangered species list, so this program is the next best thing I have been playing for one year and my friends and family cannot believe how much I have learned in such a short period of time.

 
5.0

Great... Go buy it!

By The Sarge-qF566

from Panama City

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This product is great. I've played bass for over 10 years, and thought I'd get a cheap guitar, get this program, and learn to play the 6 string. Tell you what, I'm a better guitar player than a bass player now (maybe not). If you've got a PC, don't waste your time and money on private lessons. This software will have you playing in no time. I recommend getting the next volume, once you've completed volume 1.

 
5.0

Great Package

By Codimac2

from Prospect, KY

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This is a great way to learn. Combination of text, video and tools keeps you engaged. Very flexible format - you can jump around to reference different lessons, or just go to the index of songs and play along, or pull up the chord dictionary to practice. The song selection can be improved upon. I would recommend this to anyone starting out.

 
5.0

Awesome System!

By iLuvGazelleAndSpike3220

from Worcester, Vermont

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This CD-Rom contains some awesome guitar lessons. You start out playing chords to actual song and it's VERY easy to use. There is even a rock chapter (which i can't wait to get to!). It takes you through so many chords, songs and techniques in the beginning. Towards the end you have an amazing grasp on chords and the CD teaches you musical theory, notation and tabluture. There are some songs, where you learn the chords and in the end play the melodies.The program even has a metronome, tuner, recorder and a chord directory.Basically a great beginning guitar system!

 
2.0

Not Good at All.

By Gullible Schmuck

from Dallas, TX

It's like this software was written in the early 80's. Very primative, hard to navigate. And songs come to a stop right in the middle; supposedly they then continue on the next page but I have yet to get that to work. It's very distracting. When trying to go to full screen mode it changes the resolution settings of your monitor. But what really gets my goat about this software is that you have to insert the cd for the videos to run. With the size of harddrives these days, I think that's totally out of date.I could go on but I think you get the point. The little animated guitar neck is nice and how they highlight the words and cords as the songs or lessons plays but that's about the only good things I can say about it.Peace

 
5.0

Airborne Death From Above

By Ruben-XKze7

from Bayamon, PR

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This is a great learning tool, better than books or videos. Completly interactive!!! It has tons of lessons and examples you can use to practice according to your skill level. If you think a lesson is to tough for you then go back a few lessons and try them again. You can slow down or speed up all songs using the included midi files with a visual fretboard in case you forget a particular chord. In addittion to the visual fretboard the program includes a chord dictionary where you can find more than 250 chords!Lessons are progressive, meaning that new lessons are built based on previous excersices plus adding new information as you go through the course. You'll find mini chord test in the program to test your new acquired knowledge. Another usefull feature is that you can highlight a whole song or just part of the song you are having problem with, and have the program repeat that part over an over again untill you feel confortable with the song.The program makes referece to OLGA (On-Line Guitar Archive) where you can find 100's of songs for your skill level. If you find the songs to be boring you can always look for the ones you like at OLGA.Conclusion: This software is the best interactive learning tool I have found. I have a couple of books and videos and none can be compared to eMedia Guitar Method. I recommend this software 100% ... and remember to .... practice ... practice ... and practice ... because practice is the mother of all skills!!!

 
5.0

I Love It!

By Rhiaanon

from Chicago, IL

This is an informative and fun way to learn guitar! You have a built in tuner, metronome and other wonderful tools. You will be playing songs from the beginning. It is a great piece of software!

 
5.0

Best guitar lesson I've ever had.

By MM79

from APO, AE

Since I was young I've attempted to play guitar a number of times. Every teacher i had either wasn't a good teacher or wouldn't follow me home and look over my shoulder and tell me what i was doing wrong in the 2 weeks between lessons. now that i'm much older i've decided to give learning guitar another try. I haven't played in 10 years so its like starting over. In just one week with GUITAR METHOD I've learned more than I would have in 6 months. This product is great and I would highly recommend.

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