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eMedia Guitar Collection Instruction Package

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eMedia's Guitar Collection Guitar Instruction Package is a hit!

Let's face it. Private musical instruction is expensive. So AMS has assembled some of our best instructional CD-ROM's to help you on your way to becoming a guitar master. Altogether, these instructional courses include over 300 lessons, over 100 songs, 30+ videos, and countless hours of tips, tricks, and advice from some of the most respected instructors around. These are some of the best selling video instructional manuals ever made. Get ready to get good, fast!

eMedia Guitar Method 1 Lesson Instruction Software CD ROM

New version of the world's best-selling beginning guitar CD-ROM! Guitar Method 1 makes learning fun regardless of the type of guitar you own. 155 comprehensive lessons cover basics to chord strumming, playing melodies and fingerpicking. Learning guitar is made fun with over 70 songs including hits from artists such as Bob Dylan, Grateful Dead and Steve Miller. Complemented by over 30 videos and over 3 hours of audio from guitar instructor/national performer Kevin Garry, Ph.D., the title offers a better alternative to expensive lessons and hard-to-follow books. There's simply no easier or faster way to learn guitar! Includes an animated fretboard, multi-track audio for hit songs, and variable-speed MIDI tracks so that you can slow down any song or exercise. You can learn songs in either guitar tablature or standard music notation as the notes on the screen highlight and fingering is displayed on the animated fretboard. A built-in automatic tuner allows you to interactively tune your guitar. In addition, a digital metronome, recorder with playback, Internet song guide and 250-chord dictionary round out the score!

Features

70+ Songs
Guitar Method 1 features songs covering rock, blues, classical, country and folk genres to make learning fun and memorable. Dynamic, multi-track audio has been added to our latest version which includes many hit songs popularized by artists such as Bob Dylan ("Knockin' on Heaven's Door"), Rolling Stones/Doors ("Little Red Rooster"), the Steve Miller Band ("Rock N' Me"), Heart ("Dreamboat Annie"), Rod Stewart/Tom Waits ("Downtown Train") and the Grateful Dead ("Uncle John's Band"). Also included are popular songs such as "Scarborough Fair," "La Bamba," "Midnight Special," "Ode to Joy," "Minuet," "Greensleeves," "House of the Rising Sun" and many others.

Music Notation Display Options
Learn via guitar tablature or standard music notation through this easily accessible menu option.

Full Motion Video
Professional guitar instructor Kevin Garry, Ph.D., guides you in over 30 videos with demonstrations of techniques.

Animated Fretboard
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.

Variable-speed MIDI
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!

155 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 30 full-motion videos and over three hours of audio and video! On-screen teacher Kevin Garry, Ph.D., provides clear and friendly instruction.

Automatic Tuner
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.

Chord Dictionary
Includes fingering charts and recorded sounds for over 250 chords. Easy access helps you learn songs with new chords quickly. An indispensable reference tool!

Digital Metronome
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.

Digital Recorder
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.

eMedia Intermediate Guitar Method is the next step in an award-winning line of educational guitar method software
Everything you need to take your playing beyond basic chords and melodies. New techniques are demonstrated in over 175 lessons with full-motion video, variable-speed MIDI, recorded audio and an animated fretboard.

You’ll learn to play solos like the ones Eric Clapton and Jimi Hendrix made famous, using newly acquired lead guitar skills. You’ll also find rhythm and fingerstyle chapters, plus lessons on the basics of improvisation. The new scale directory provides fingerings, recordings and variable-speed MIDI for over 200 scales. Additional accessories include an automatic tuner, digital metronome, recorder and 1000-chord dictionary with audio playback.

"The ultimate way to learn how to play guitar!"
- Peter Frampton

Intermediate Guitar Method features over 50 songs including:

  • "All Along the Watchtower" - made famous by Bob Dylan
  • "All Along the Watchtower" - rock version made famous by Jimi Hendrix
  • "Spoonful" - made famous by Eric Clapton, Willie Dixon, and The Rolling Stones
  • "Jet Airliner" - The Steve Miller Band
  • "Drive On" - Johnny Cash
  • "Time in a Bottle" - Jim Croce
  • "Für Elise" - Ludwig van Beethoven
  • "Malagueña" - Ernesto Lecuona
  • "Touch of Grey" - The Grateful Dead
  • "I'm Your Captain/Closer to Home" - Grand Funk Railroad
  • "Too Much to Lose" - made famous by Jeff Beck
  • "Sloop John B" - made famous by the Beach Boys.

"Four Picks!" Highest rating given!
- PC Magazine

"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?"
- Nancy Wilson, guitarist/vocalist of Heart

Music Notation or Tablature
Every screen can be displayed in either guitar tablature or standard music notation with an easily accessible menu option.

Audio Tracking
Highlighting of the music and lyrics as they're heard makes it easy to follow along on guitar.

Full Motion Video
Professional guitar instructor Kevin Garry, Ph.D., guides you in over 30 videos with demonstrations of techniques.

Animated Fretboard
Watch the fretboard come alive with real-time display of notes, including bends, vibrato and slides! Includes both right- and left-handed views from both the perspective of looking down at your guitar and across at an instructor’s guitar.

Variable-speed MIDI
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!

Over 175 Step-by-Step Lessons
You'll learn to play solos like the ones Eric Clapton and Jimi Hendrix made famous, using newly acquired skills such as hammer-ons, pull-offs, bends, vibrato and slides. Barre chords and different strumming styles are covered in the rhythm chapters, and there's a fingerstyle chapter as well. Intervals, scales and the basics of improvisation are also covered in this comprehensive volume.

Scale Directory
Fingerings, recordings and variable-speed MIDI for over 150 scales make practicing and learning new scales easy. When scales are introduced in the lesson material, they are followed by sample songs applying those scales, making the learning experience practical and fun.

Music Theory
An interactive circle of fifths helps teach music theory and is linked to scales in the scale directory. Intervals, chord construction, the basics of improvisation, and modes are also covered in Intermediate Guitar Method.

Automatic Tuner
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.

Chord Dictionary
Includes fingering charts and recorded sounds for over 1000 chords. Easy access helps you learn songs with new chords quickly. An indispensable reference tool!

Digital Metronome
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.

Digital Recorder
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.

"A great way to learn guitar independently and at your own speed."
- Musician magazine

eMedia Blues Guitar Legends CD Features

    Ten Original Artist Recordings
  • Statesboro Blues performed by The Allman Brothers Band
  • Smoking Gun performed by Robert Cray
  • Early In The Morning performed by Buddy Guy, with Jeff Beck and Eric Clapton
  • The Thrill Is Gone performed by B. B. King
  • Hide Away performed by Freddie King
  • Boogie Chillen performed by John Lee Hooker
  • Cherry Red Wine performed by Jonny Lang
  • Crossfire performed by Stevie Ray Vaughan
  • Hoochie Coochie Man performed by Muddy Waters
  • Back Door Man performed by Howlin’ Wolf

Full and Simplified Versions of Each Song
Learn to play the song note-for-note or choose the simplified chord version for beginners! Additional MIDI tracks for each version allow you to adjust song tempo to your skill level. Looping feature allows you to highlight and play only a selected portion of the song.

Enhanced CD-ROM
As an enhanced CD-ROM, Blues Guitar Legends can be played either on an audio CD player or on your computer.

Playing Tips
Instructional material presents the chords and tips needed to master the song and also helps you emulate the tone and technique of the blues guitar greats.

Artist Biographies and Photos
Gain insights into the lives of the legends.

Animated Fretboard
Watch the fretboard come alive with real-time display of notes, including bends, vibrato and slides! Includes both right- and left-handed views from both the perspective of looking down at your guitar and across at an instructor’s guitar.

Automatic Tuner
Visually tune your electric or acoustic guitar by playing into a computer microphone. Includes custom tunings for specific songs when needed. Also provides audio reference notes for each string.

Metronome
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.

Recorder
Record and play yourself back! This feature allows you to compare your recordings with the originals, fine tune your skills and store musical ideas.


eMedia Blues Guitar Legends reviews

    eMedia's latest guitar course lets you follow in the frets of Robert Cray, B.B. King, and The Allman Brothers Band... with 10 recordings ready to be speeded up, slowed down, looped, and eventually mastered.
    -Dave Ross, CBS Radio Network's Chip Talk

    Awesome **** (4 stars out of 4)
    -Jonathan Silver, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

    The best guitar instructional piece I've ever seen.
    -Brian Kiernan, Blues Access

eMedia Guitar Songs Instructional Software

"Guitar Songs' sound quality surpasses other guitar-teaching CD-ROMs because it uses real recordings of guitar and vocals...now you've got no excuse to skip practicing."
-Time Digital magazine

Famous Songs: eMedia has chosen 21 songs by legendary artists for Guitar Songs. This is the easiest way to learn how to play classic songs. You have the option to learn using either guitar tablature or standard music notation. In addition, the music tracking feature highlights tablature or notation in real-time as the music plays, making it easy to follow along. Sections of music can be highlighted, looped and even slowed down with variable-speed MIDI tracks.

    Rock Songs
  • "Behind Blue Eyes" - The Who
  • "Baby, I Love Your Way" - Peter Frampton
    Played and sung by Peter Frampton!
  • "Oye Como Va" - made famous by Santana
  • "I'm the Only One" - Melissa Etheridge
  • "Magic Man" - Heart
    All-new recording by Roger Fisher, former guitarist of Heart!!
  • "That'll Be the Day" - Buddy Holly
  • "Truckin'" - Grateful Dead
    Blues Songs
  • "Before You Accuse Me" - made famous by Eric Clapton
  • "The Sky is Cryin'" - made famous by Stevie Ray Vaughan
  • "(Sittin' on the) Dock of the Bay" - Otis Redding
  • "Bad, Bad Leroy Brown" - Jim Croce
  • "Take Me to the River" - made famous by the Talking Heads
    Country Songs
  • "On the Road Again" - Willie Nelson
  • "Blue Moon of Kentucky" - made famous by Elvis Presley
  • "Georgia on My Mind" - made famous by Ray Charles
  • "I Can't Make You Love Me" - made famous by Bonnie Raitt
    Classical Songs
  • "Eine Kleine Nachtmusik" - Mozart
  • "Lullaby" - Brahms
  • "Minuet" - Bach
    Folk
  • "Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child"
  • "Swanee River"

More Features

  • Animated Fretboard: Watch the fretboard come alive with real-time display of notes, including bends, vibrato and slides! Includes both right- and left-handed views from both the perspective of looking down at your guitar and across at an instructor’s guitar.
  • Real Instrument Multi-Tracking: You've got the option to zero in on the guitar-only tracks or turn off the guitar track and play along with the rest of the band. Bass-only, no-bass and rhythm-only tracks are also included. Of course, you'll also want to hear the full audio track in all its glory, complete with guitar, rhythm and vocals. Professional studio recordings and authentic instrumentation mean that you'll hear what sounds like the real thing.
  • MIDI Tracks: New variable-speed MIDI tracks for each song allow you to slow down the music and learn at whatever pace you like.
  • Jukebox Navigation: Preview and choose songs easily through the animated jukebox. This makes it easy to navigate, with the option to select songs by genre. There's no need to plug in quarters either!
  • Automatic Tuner: Visually tune your electric or acoustic guitar by playing into a computer microphone. Includes custom tunings for specific songs when needed. Also provides audio reference notes for each string.
  • Digital Metronome: 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 prestissimo.
  • Digital Recorder: 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.
  • Artist Biographies and Photos: Gain insights into the lives of the legends.
  • Playing Tips: Instructional material presents the chords and tips needed to master the song. Tips for playing the bass part are also included.

Product Specifications

eMedia Guitar Collection System Requirements

Windows
Windows 95/98/NT/2000/Me/XP/Vista
CD-ROM drive, sound card, 256+ color display
16 MB of free RAM, 40 MB of free disk space
Macintosh
Power PC (or faster), Intel OK
Mac OS X 10.1+
CD-ROM drive, 256+ color display
16 MB of free RAM, 18 MB of free disk space


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