Featuring hundreds of photos, recordings, music scores, videos, and a fully integrated testing system, Focus on Sound introduces the sound of musical instruments and voices, and educates students on musical terms. The Instruments section introduces the sound of musical instruments, voices and groups from all over the world, while Sound Words covers harmony, rhythm, structure, melody, instrumental techniques, technology and music theory. Written by music education software specialist Dr. Simon Foxall, Focus on Sound will provides a complete musical foundation.
Instruments uses images, audio, notation and specially created videos to teach about nearly 200 musical instruments and groups in the areas of rock, folk, jazz, classical and world music.
Sound Words covers more than 50 topic areas like jazz and rock harmony, pop song structure, Indian music structures and techniques, classical music styles, music technology and many more.
Thousands of randomized listening tests as well as a specialized quiz system helps identify the look and sound of instruments, chords, structures, rhythms and much more.
A complete lesson system covers most of the topics.
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This Greatest Hits compilation presents 50 of the top-ranked video lessons from TrueFireâ€™s popular 50 Licks You MUST Know series. A wide variety of styles are covered by the featured 26 top educators who perform the licks over a backing track and then break them down note-by-note, technique-by-technique. All of the lessons are tabbed and notated, include Guitar Pro files, and come with the backing tracks used in the lesson. All in all, this Greatest Hits collection delivers an essential and very versatile vocabulary for any guitar player. Styles Covered: Blues Blues Rock Jump Blues Texas Blues Modern Blues R&B Jazz Jazz Rock Acoustic Rock Hard Rock Metal Shred Country Rockabilly Funk Bass Other Educators Jason Loughlin Angus Clark Adam Levy Tony Smotherman Corey Congilio ...
This new ear training and music making method was created by a master educator and respected pioneer in electronic music and multi-media performance. Geared toward younger users, Morton Subotnick presents an experimental approach for learning, creating and performing music.System Requirements:Supported OS:Â Web Browser
A newly updated and enhanced version of the well-loved original Groovy Music software, Groovy Music Online Edition letâ€™s users of all ages explore music making in a natural and intuitive way.System Requirements:Supported OS:Â Web Browser
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Manufacturer: TrueFire, Inc.
About The Beginnerâ€™s Guide to Guitar:â€¨Keep one hand on the mouse and place the palm of the other directly on your monitor screen. TrueFire's new palmistry technology will reveal your inner-most feelings and reveal your future... You have always wanted to play guitar. There is song inside of you. Yet, everything you've tried in the past has failed miserably and left you frustrated, angry and despondent. Your fingers hurt. Your hands cramped. You couldn't even learn to tune the guitar properly. They laughed at you. You must not be musically inclined. Your hands must be too small. You must be too uncoordinated. But wait... a vision is forming. It's YOU strumming your heart out. It's YOU playing your favorite songs. They aren't laughing any more. They're singing with you... Every year, millions of people try to learn how to play acoustic or electric guitar only to fail with a lingering false belief that somehow it was an inadequacy of their own at fault. They did not fail -- their chosen course of study failed them. Susan has taught hundreds of thousands of people to play acoustic and electric guitar with her modern approach and you can bet your bottom dollar that she will not fail you here with this interactive video version of her highly acclaimed learning system. Whether you wish to learn acoustic or electric guitar, Susan's engaging curriculum coupled with TrueFire's interactive video format accelerates the learning process and making your practice sessions s...
Manufacturer: TrueFire, Inc.
About Solo Factory: Chicago Bluesâ€¨Learning the language of music and improvisation is like learning any new language. Youâ€™ll start by articulating sounds (notes), which sounds youâ€™ll then use to form words (phrases), which words youâ€™ll combine to construct sentences (licks), which sentences youâ€™ll string together to tell your stories (solos). Notes, phrases, licks and solos. Sounds simple enough, but the tricky part is connecting those licks seamlessly and interestingly. Weâ€™ve all been up on the jam bandstand struggling to fill the gaping holes between our favorite licks. The net effect is a bit like someone speaking broken English - the words are correct but the syntax is out of whack. No worries. Grab your guitar and step into Jeff McErlainâ€™s Chicago Blues Solo Factory for all the blues syntax needed to breathe new life into your big bag of blues licks. Check the warning sign on your way in, â€œNo tedious theory or boring exercises allowed on the premisesâ€ â€” youâ€™ll play your way through the entire course learning how to talk the talk. In the first section of the course, youâ€™ll stoke up your Chicago blues vocabulary with four intro licks, eight licks that can be used over the I7 chord, eight licks for the IV7 chord, eight licks for the V7 chord, plus four turnaround licks. All in all, youâ€™ll learn 36 extraordinarily universal Chicago blues licks, which you can play over any Chicago bl...
The award-winning media My Piano CD-ROM and DVD 2-Pack software was designed as a complete, engaging course of over 100 piano lessons for kids. Irma Irene Justitia, M.A., who has taught at the renowned Juilliard School of Music, and animated character Pam the Piano, teach music basics including rhythm, how to read piano sheet music, and play popular, easy piano songs. Learning how to play piano helps encourage a child's self-discipline, confidence, and creativity. In fact, research proves that children who play music make friends more easily and excel at their schoolwork.
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