The media Guitar for Dummies CD-ROM makes learning quick and easy with over 80 step-by-step lessons (approximately one-half of the media Guitar Method curriculum). Songs and exercises are accompanied by full-motion videos, live recorded audio and variable-speed MIDI tracks. The easy-to-follow lessons range from basics, like stringing the guitar, to playing chords and strumming techniques. Professional guitar instructor Kevin Garry, Ph.D., guides you with video demonstrations of techniques. Also includes our Automatic Tuner, Metronome, Chord Dictionary and Recorder. The excellent teaching and valuable accessories offer exceptional value and will have you playing songs in no time!
The eMedia Rock Guitar For Dummies CD-ROM makes learning quick and easy with over 70 audio and video-enhanced guitar lessons and rock gear tips. You can start from scratch, and our revolutionary teaching style will have you playing songs, chords, and riffs within minutes! Instant Feedback listens to your playing and highlights notes played correctly in melodies so you can learn faster. Instructor Charles McCrone, a graduate of the cutting-edge Guitar Institute of Technology, has over 25 years of playing and teaching experience. Discover how to play rock guitar including how to string and tune your guitar, play simple chords, full chords, power chords and much more!
Interactive Educational Software
- Over 70 step-by-step video-enhanced lessons.
- Over 30 high-quality videos with full-screen option.
- Animated fretboard displays fingering positions as the music plays.
- Includes an automatic tuner, metronome, digital recorder and chord dictionary.
- Finger Tracker shows you the note you're playing on the fretboard.
The over 70 lessons cover all the techniques needed to play rock, punk, and metal, including movable power chords, effects pedals, yanks, hammer-ons, pull-offs, palm muting, distorted riffs, the blues scale, using feedback, the whammy bar, and more!
Play hit songs! Over 40 songs including:
- "You Really Got Me" -- As performed by Van Halen
- "All Day and All of the Night" -- The Kinks
- "Don't Fear the Reaper" -- Blue Oyster Cult
- "Tomorrow" -- Silverchair
- "All Right Now" -- Free
- "Lake of Fire" -- Nirvana
Also features songs in the style of:
- Smashing Pumpkins
- Jimi Hendrix
- Black Sabbath
- Blink 182
- Rolling Stones
- Led Zeppelin
- ...and more!
New Instant Feedback on Your Playing!
Instant Feedback shows you when you play the correct notes on your guitar as you progress through an exercise. With a microphone connected to your computer and a guitar in your hand, play the first note you see in the exercise (or song) on any screen featuring the "ear" icon in the upper right corner and the computer will highlight the note for you in green. As you reach your goals of getting all notes to change color in each exercise, you'll discover that reading tablature and music notation is easier than you ever thought possible!
New Note and Finger Tracker!
The Note Tracker and Finger Tracker tools help you see more easily what note you're playing by displaying the note as music notation and on an animated fretboard. You'll be able to correct your playing quickly and learn to read music fast!
In over 30 full-motion videos, host Steve Rock demonstrates techniques. Split-screen videos provide close-ups as needed.
Displays fingering positions for you as the music plays. It allows you to see exactly how to play the song on a simulated guitar fretboard as you listen to the music and the music tracking highlights the notes being played on the screen. Since you can highlight and loop any section of the music (or even double-click on a single note in the music), you can use the Animated Fretboard to make difficult sections or quick changes easier to manage and learn. The Animated Fretboard makes it simple to follow along with the lesson content and includes option for both right- and left-handed views.
Tune your guitar quickly and easily. A precision gauge allows you to play into your computer's microphone and tune up interactively. Reference tuning notes are included.
With fingering charts and recorded playback for over 250 chords. Find new chords for songs quickly.
Set your own speed and keep a steady beat.
Save your recordings and play back to share and compare.