|The eMedia Learn to Play Guitar Pack has everything needed to learn guitar straight out of the box. It is perfect for someone who wants a quality guitar and an easy way to learn how to play. This beginner’s package includes a Sequoia acoustic guitar, a gig bag, a guitar strap, an extra set of strings, a guitar pick and the eMedia Guitar Method CD-ROM. The beautiful Sequoia guitar is made from fine woods – the spruce top helps give it a warm, full sound and the durable rosewood fretboard will last through many years of playing. The polished finish allows the attractive wood grain to show through and it features an attractive pearl-colored highlight around the sound hole. Guitar Method teaches with over 165 step-by-step lessons covering everything from basics to chord-strumming, playing melodies and fingerpicking.
About the software...
Best-selling eMedia Guitar Method makes learning fun regardless of the type of guitar you own. 165 comprehensive lessons cover basics to chord strumming, playing melodies, fingerpicking and more. The over 70 songs include hits from artists such as Bob Dylan and Steve Miller. With over 50 videos from instructor Kevin Garry, Ph.D., the title offers a better alternative to expensive lessons and hard-to-follow books. Includes an animated fretboard, multi-track audio, and variable-speed MIDI tracks so that you can slow down any song or exercise. A built-in automatic tuner allows you to interactively tune your guitar and a digital metronome, recorder, Internet song guide and 250-chord dictionary round out the score!
eMedia Guitar Method features songs in a variety of genres to make learning fun and memorable! Our latest version includes dynamic, multi-track audio playback of hit songs popularized by well-known artists, such as...
“Knockin' on Heaven's Door” by Bob Dylan
“Little Red Rooster” made famous by the Rolling Stones
“Rock N' Me” by Steve Miller Band
“Downtown Train” by Tom Waits, made famous by Rod Stewart
“Uncle John's Band” by The Grateful Dead
“Scarborough Fair” made famous by Simon & Garfunkel
“Ode to Joy” by 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
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/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 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.
An Educational Edition of eMedia Guitar Method is also available. Please contact our Educational Sales Department for details. Don’t forget to ask about lab packs!
"The ultimate way to learn how to play guitar!"
Jon Chappell, editor of Guitar One magazine:
"eMedia's Guitar Method 1 is the best CD-ROM package I've seen for guitar instruction."
Nancy Wilson, guitarist/vocalist of HEART
"I used to teach guitar, and eMedia's Guitar Method is the greatest because it centers around playing songs. And if it's not about playing songs, what's it about?"
"One of the best programs we've seen in the music-teaching software category."
"4 Picks" (Highest rating for a guitar tutorial!)