eMedia Guitar Songs Instructional Software
Learn to play hit songs in all styles, including rock, blues, country, classical and folk genres. This new version now has a variable-speed MIDI track for slowing down the music and separate audio tracks including no-guitar, guitar-only and bass-only. eMedia Guitar Songs presents over 20 songs made famous by artists such as Eric Clapton, Melissa Etheridge, Heart, Willie Nelson, Bonnie Raitt, Santana, Talking Heads, Stevie Ray Vaughan, The Who and more! Song playing tips are included for both bass and guitar players. Includes a realistic animated fretboard which now even shows bends and vibrato in addition to fingering positions in real-time. Also includes an automatic tuner and metronome! Options for guitar tablature or standard notation available on each song.
"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.
- "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
- "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
- "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
- "Eine Kleine Nachtmusik" - Mozart
- "Lullaby" - Brahms
- "Minuet" - Bach
- "Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child"
- "Swanee River"
- 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.