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eMedia Learn To Play Acoustic Guitar Package

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The eMedia Learn to Play Guitar Bundle is a complete guitar instruction package - including the guitar!
The eMedia Learn to Play Guitar Pack includes everything needed to learn guitar straight out of the box. It is perfect for someone who wants a quality instrument that will last for years. This beginner’s package includes a full-size Sequoia acoustic steel-string guitar, a guitar strap, an extra set of strings, a guitar pick and the eMedia Guitar Method CD-ROM. The 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 best-selling Guitar Method CD-ROM teaches with over 165 step-by-step lessons covering everything from basics to chord strumming, playing melodies and fingerpicking.

eMedia Guitar Method Features

  • The world's best-selling beginning guitar CD-ROM
  • 155 comprehensive lessons make it easy to learn
  • Covers chord strumming, playing melodies and fingerpicking
  • Over 30 videos and three hours of audio instruction from Kevin Garry, Ph.D
  • Learn with familiar songs from Bob Dylan, the Grateful Dead and Steve Miller
  • Includes lessons on instrument care, chord progressions and blues playing
The ultimate way to learn how to play guitar!
-Peter Frampton

About the Guitar
The top of the guitar is where 90% of the tone and sound comes from. The Spruce top gives it a warm, full sound. The polished finish allows the attractive wood grain to show through. It features an attractive pearl-colored highlight around the sound hole. You usually only find this kind of styling and attention to detail on guitars costing hundreds of dollars more. The fingerboard gets a lot of usage. That is why Sequoia guitars use durable rosewood for this part of the guitar.

About Guitar Method 1
eMedia Guitar Method 1 includes an animated fretboard, which displays the fingering for each song and exercise in real-time adjustable in four separate viewing angles. Multi-track audio gives full band accompaniment on many of the hit songs. New to this version is a multi-speed MIDI track option allowing students to practice any song or exercises at whatever tempo they want. There is also the option to learn using either tablature or standard music notation. Additional features include a built-in automatic tuner, digital metronome, recorder and 250-chord dictionary.

eMedia's Guitar Method 1 is the best CD-ROM package I've seen for guitar instruction.
-Jon Chappell, editor of Guitar One 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

Guitar Method 1 features many hit songs, including

  • Knockin' on Heaven's Door - Bob Dylan
  • 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 - the 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
One of the best programs we've seen in the music-teaching software category.
4 Picks! (Highest rating for a guitar tutorial!)

-PC Magazine

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 Learn to Play Guitar Pack Includes
  • Full-size Sequoia acoustic guitar
    • Rosewood fretboard
    • Spruce top
  • eMedia Guitar Method CD-ROM
  • Over 165 step-by-step lessons
  • Gig bag
  • Guitar strap
  • Extra set of strings
  • Guitar pick

Product Specifications
eMedia Guitar Method Minimum System Requirements

PC

  • OS: Windows 95 / 98 / NT / 2000 / Me / XP
  • Hardware:
    • CD-ROM drive
    • Sound card
    • VGA+ display
  • Memory: 16 MB of free RAM
  • Storage: 22 MB of free disk space
Mac
  • System: Power PC System 7.5.3 or greater
  • Hardware: CD-ROM drive (1x or faster)
  • Memory: 16 MB of free RAM
  • Storage: 18 MB of free disk space


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