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 Bass For Dummies CD-ROM is a fun and easy way to learn bass quickly. Learn to play the bass at your own pace with techniques demonstrated in 30 full-motion videos. Have fun playing along with live recorded songs or MIDI tracks you can slow down or speed up. You'll be able to create a bass line for any song you like! Over 70 easy-to-follow lessons start with the basics, such as tuning the bass, and move on to playing simple bass lines and catchy rhythms with fills, syncopation, and shuffle rhythms. Instant Feedback listens to your playing and highlights notes played correctly in bass lines so you can learn faster. Your teacher is professional bassist and instructor John Arbo from the New School in New York City. The excellent teaching he offers in this method offers exceptional value and will get you playing quickly!
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, and digital recorder.
- Finger Tracker shows you the note you're playing on the fretboard.
Teaches many important bass skills including:
- Right- and left-hand techniques
- How to create bass lines
- Major and minor scales
- Using major and minor triads
- Playing interesting rhythmic variations
- Walkups and walkdowns
- Chord connections and fills
- Syncopated rhythms
- ...and much more!
Play Hit Songs! Over 30 songs including:
- "Knockin' on Heaven's Door" -- Bob Dylan
- "Rock'n Me" -- The Steve Miller Band
- "Scarborough Fair" -- Made famous by Simon & Garfunkel
- "La Bamba" -- Made famous by Los Lobos
- "Midnight Special" -- Made famous by Creedence Clearwater Revival
- "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot" -- Various artists
- "Uncle John's Band" -- The Grateful Dead
- "House of the Rising Sun" -- Various artists
- ... and many more!
New Instant Feedback on Your Playing!
Instant Feedback shows you when you play the correct notes on your bass as you progress through an exercise. With a microphone connected to your computer and a bass 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!
Full Motion Video
Professional bass instructor John Arbo guides you in over 30 videos with split-screens and close-ups (as needed). Watch your instructor demonstrate proper techniques for playing exercises. Pause, rewind and replay to see proper fingerings and techniques at your own pace, as often 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 bass 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 bass quickly and easily. A precision gauge allows you to play into your computer's microphone and tune up interactively. Reference tuning notes are included.
Set your own speed and keep a steady beat.
Save your recordings and play back to share and compare.