eMedia Guitar Method Deluxe – Mac
Beginner and Intermediate Guitar Instructional Software – 350 Lessons, Guitar TABs and Animated Fretboard – Mac
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eMedia Guitar Method Deluxe includes everything you need to learn to play with 355 audio- and video-enhanced lessons and over 150 songs. Also included are an automatic tuner, metronome, recorder, 1000-chord dictionary, a scale-directory and more. eMedia Guitar Method, included in eMedia Guitar Method Deluxe, has received top ratings and honors from PC Magazine (Editors’ Choice), Guitar Player, Guitar One and Newsweek (Top 50 CD-ROMs of the Year). eMedia Intermediate Guitar Method takes your playing to the next level and has received praise from guitarists and guitar teachers alike. Guitar icon Peter Frampton says, “This is the ultimate way to learn how to play guitar! You learn at your own pace, and it’s easy for anybody.”
Over 350 Step-by-Step Guitar Lessons
The easy-to-follow lessons start with the basics, such as stringing the guitar, and move to playing simple chords and strumming styles, including modern rock strumming and power chords. They continue on with reading tablature, playing melodies, fingerpicking, and standard music notation. The intermediate volume moves on with additional techniques in exciting solos, barre chords, fingerstyle guitar, scales and improvisation. Your teacher is professional guitarist Kevin Garry, Ph.D., from the University of Colorado at Boulder. The excellent teaching he offers will get you playing quickly!
eMedia Guitar Method and eMedia Intermediate Guitar Method feature songs in a variety of genres to make learning fun and memorable – including Rock, Blues, Folk, Country, and Classical! Highlighting of the music and lyrics as they’re heard makes it easy to follow along on guitar. 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”)
- Eric Clapton/The Rolling Stones (“Spoonful”)
- Jim Croce (“Time in a Bottle”)
- Bob Dylan/Jimi Hendrix (“All Along the Watchtower”)
- Johnny Cash (“Drive On”)
- Rolling Stones/The Doors (“Little Red Rooster”)
- The Steve Miller Band (“Rock’n Me” and “Jet Airliner”)
- 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.
Disc 1 – eMedia Guitar Method Contents Summary
I. About the Guitar
Types of Guitars; Stringing; Tuning; Holding; Finger Position; Reading Charts; Simple G Chord.
II. Simple Chords and Strumming
Songs Introducing Simple C and G7; Full A7, C and D Chords; Double Strum.
III. More Chords and Adding Accents
Songs with Accents; Shifting Accents; 3/4 Accented Time; A, Am, D7, E, Em, E7, Full G Chord.
IV. Slash Chords and Chord Progressions
Songs with Slash Chords G/B, A/C#; New Chords Am7, Bm, B7, C7, Dm, F, Full G7.
V. Rock Strumming and Power Chords
Folk Rock; Syncopation; Power Chords A5, D5, E5; Palm Muting; Contemporary Rock Strumming.
VI. Playing the Blues
Introducing the Blues Rhythm: “Corrina,” “Little Red Rooster” and Others; the 12-Bar Blues.
VII. Modern Rock Strumming and Movable Power Chords
Movable Power Chords and Riffs; Palm Muting in Modern Rock; Rock/Punk Strums; The Chika.
VIII. Reading Tablature and Playing Melodies
Tablature; Rhythmic Notation; Melodies – Folk to Classic; Boogie Woogie Bass; Blues Shuffle.
IX. Bass-Note Strum with Country Tunes
Popular Songs with Bass-Note Strum; Bass-Note Double Strum; Alternate Bass-Note Strum.
X. Fingerpicking – from Arpeggio to Travis
Introduced in “Scarborough Fair,” “House of the Rising Sun,” “Romanza” and Others.
XI. Reading Standard Music Notation
How to Read Music String by String; Rhythm; Time Signatures; Accidentals; Key Signatures.
Button Symbols; Commands and Shortcuts; Song Looping; Tools (Animated Fretboard, Recorder, etc).
Disc 2 – Intermediate Guitar Method Contents Summary
Contents; review of basics including tablature, music notation and notes on the fretboard.
I. Melodic Guitar – Left-Hand Techniques
Hammer-ons, pull-offs, triplet slurs, trills, vibrato, slides and bends introduced in riffs and songs such as “Crawdad Hole,” “Jesu,” “Largo,” “Scarborough Fair,” “House of the Rising Sun” and 12-bar blues solo.
II. Rhythm Guitar – Barre Chords
E-shape and A-shape barre chords; chord progressions; interactive chord charts for all positions, barre chord excerpts for “Midnight Special,” “Watchtower” and “Touch of Grey;” chord charts; symbols.
III. Strumming Styles – Folk, Country, Blues & Rock
Bass-strum techniques; shuffle rhythm; palm muting; songs including “All Along the Watchtower,” “Drive On,” “Touch of Grey,” “Jet Airliner,” “I’m Your Captain,” “Sloop John B.”
IV. Using Scales and Building Chords
Intervals; scales (major, minor, blues, country, rock and other); chord construction (triads, seventh, extended and altered chords); circle of fifths; improvisation basics.
V. Guitar Solos
“Spoonful” (Dixon- and Clapton-style); “Touch of Grey” (Garcia); “Too Much to Lose” (Jeff Beck); “All Along the Watchtower” (Hendrix-style).
VI. Fingerstyle Guitar
Travis and arpeggio style; picking variations; harmonics; songs including “Dreamboat Annie,” “Time in a Bottle,” 12-bar blues, “Greensleeves,” “Für Elise,” “Malagueña,” “Romanza.”
Major, natural minor, blues, major pentatonic (country), minor pentatonic (rock) in open and closed (movable) fingerings.
Button symbols; program commands; tuner; chord dictionary; recorder; metronome; etc.
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