eMedia My Guitar Software

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    Product Description

    eMedia offers award winning guitar lessons for kids with an interactive difference that you can't find elsewhere. My Guitar keeps children engaged as they learn how to play guitar the fun way!

    My Guitar is a complete course of over 60 guitar lessons for kids designed by the award-winning guitarist and teacher Kevin Garry, Ph.D. It features Gary the Guitar, an animated character that teaches children how to tune the guitar, play easy guitar chords, read guitar TABs (guitar tablature, a popular guitar notation) and play easy kids’ guitar songs such as “Jingle Bells,” “Yankee Doodle,” and many more.

    Research has shown that children who play music do better in school and make friends more easily. Learning how to play guitar helps develop a child’s creativity, self-discipline and confidence.

    Children learn guitar faster and easier with eMedia guitar lesson software due to included interactive technologies. The Animated Fretboard shows kids where to put their fingers as the music plays. Instant Feedback highlights notes as they are played correctly (requires computer microphone). Music games for kids are included to help make learning fun and engaging.

    eMedia My Guitar Software Features

    • Guitar lesson videos with close-up and split-screen views of both hands which show picking and fingering technique.
    • Tutorials on how to read chord diagrams, play guitar chords, and play easy strumming patterns.
    • Instant Feedback highlights the melody notes in songs as they are correctly played (requires computer microphone).
    • Fun music games for kids teaching guitar string note names, chords, and how to read guitar TABs.
    • eMedia’s Animated Fretboard that makes learning how to play guitar easier by showing guitar fingerings as the music plays.
    • Guitar lessons on how to read guitar TABs.
    • Well-known, easy guitar songs for kids such as “Go Tell Aunt Rhody,” “Marianne,” “Oh Susanna,” “Scarborough Fair,“ “Jingle Bells,” “Alouette,” “Yankee Doodle,” and others.
    • Guitar lessons with audio tracks plus MIDI tracks where selections can be looped, slowed or sped up.
    • Integrated guitar practice tools include an automatic guitar tuner, chord chart/dictionary, metronome, and recorder.
    eMedia My Guitar Software Features
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    The Fun Way to Learn!
    Now it’s easy for kids ages 6 and up to learn how to play acoustic guitar! An animated character named Gary the Guitar guides kids through lessons by professional instructor Kevin Garry, Ph.D. (University of Boulder-Colorado), who has over 25 years of teaching experience. Games make learning fun, and kids will learn lots of songs that they can share with their friends!

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    Animated Fretboard
    The animated fretboard shows the correct fingerings as the music plays. Double-clicking on any chord or note will also show kids where to put their fingers. Choose from right-handed, left-handed, and mirror views!

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    Full-motion videos
    The lessons are easy to follow with our large-format videos, featuring split-screens and close-ups that guide kids through songs and playing techniques.

    Interactive Games
    Games help children learn chords and songs by reviewing what they learned in the lessons. By interacting with the playful characters and scenes, kids will have fun while learning music!

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    Automatic Tuner
    Using either the computer’s built-in microphone or an external one, your child can get tuned up quickly and easily with the built-in interactive tuner. They can just line up the arrow with the right string and be in tune!

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    Chord Dictionary
    The chord dictionary is an extremely helpful tool, displaying over 250 chord charts! Simply click on a chord and your child will hear what it sounds like and see the right fingerings.

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    Kids can set their own tempo and get audio and/or visual cues for staying on beat so they can play in time with the music.

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    The digital recorder allows kids to play into the computer’s built-in microphone (or an external one), record their performance, and save it to the computer. This handy tool lets them listen to what they played and share it with their family and friends.

    Contents summary

    I. Introduction, About the Guitar, Preparing to Play
    Welcome; introduction to guitars; guitar sizes; guitar strings; tuning the guitar; holding the guitar; right and left hand and finger positions; string, fret, and finger numbering; reading chord charts; Animated Fretboard

    II. First Chords and Songs, Simple Strumming
    Introducing the G Chord; Brother John; the C and G7 chords; Skip to My Lou; The Three Musketeers Game; chords for the Mystery Tune; the D and A7 chords; Down in the Valley; The Clouds in the Wind Game; chords for Mystery Tune 2; Red River Valley; Silent Night; The Sunny Morning Game; chords for Mystery Tune 3

    III. Double Strum, Adding Accents, New Chords, 3/4 Time
    The double strum, Marianne; Jingle Bells; The Summer Shower Game; chords for Mystery Tune 4; adding accents; Go Tell Aunt Rhody; Careless Love; Swing Low, Sweet Chariot; The Mountain Climber Game; chords for Mystery Tune 5; shifting the accents; She’ll Be Comin’ Around the Mountain; Oh, Susanna; introducing 3/4 accented time; Amazing Grace; My Darling Clementine; Scarborough Fair; The Victory Tune Game; chords for Mystery Tune 6

    IV. Playing Melodies, Tablature, and Notation
    Introduction to Tablature; playing melodies with a pick; playing melodies with the fingers; plucking exercises; playing melodies with the left hand; left hand exercises; basic rhythm notation; Alouette; Ode to Joy; Au Clair de la Lune; Aura Lee; Yankee Doodle

    Product Specifications
    eMedia My Guitar System Requirements

    • Windows XP/Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8
    • CD-ROM or Download
    • Mac OS X 10.4 or later
    • CD-ROM or Download
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    MSRP: $29.95