eMedia Guitar For Dummies Deluxe

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Learn How to Play Your Best With eMedia Guitar For Dummies Deluxe!

eMedia Guitar For Dummies Deluxe gives you everything you need to get started and more! This two volume set includes eMedia Guitar For Dummies Level 1 and Level 2. In total, over 180 step-by-step lessons will take you from basics such as stringing your guitar to playing chords, reading music notation, fingerpicking and much more. Instant Feedback for both acoustic and electric guitar listens to your playing and highlights notes played correctly in melodies so you can learn faster. Have fun playing along with live recorded songs or MIDI tracks you can slow down or speed up. Your teacher is professional guitarist Kevin Garry, Ph.D., from the University of Colorado at Boulder. His excellent teaching throughout the course will help you become a confident guitar player and offers exceptional value.

eMedia Guitar For Dummies Deluxe screenshot with pullouts

The Fast and Easy Way to Learn to Play Guitar!

eMedia Guitar For Dummies Deluxe features songs in a variety of genres to make learning fun and memorable! Our latest version includes dynamic, enhanced, multi-track audio playback of hit songs popularized by well-known artists, such as:

  • Bob Dylan (“Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door”)
  • Rolling Stones/The Doors (“Little Red Rooster”)
  • The Steve Miller Band (“Rock’n Me”)
  • Rod Stewart/Tom Waits (“Downtown Train”)
  • The Grateful Dead (“Uncle John’s Band”)
  • Heart (“Dreamboat Annie”)
  • Simon and Garfunkel (“Scarborough Fair”)
  • The Animals (“House of the Rising Sun”)

Also included are popular songs, including “Greensleeves,” “Romanza,” “Bach Minuet” and many others: Level 1 and Level 2!

eMedia Guitar For Dummies Level 2 instant feedback

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 hands, play the notes in the exercise (or song) on any screen featuring the “ear” icon in the upper right corner and the computer will highlight the notes for you in green. You’ll discover that reading tablature and music notation is easier than you ever thought possible!

Guitar Tablature:

eMedia Guitar For Dummies Level 2 guitar tablature

Standard Music Notation:

eMedia Guitar For Dummies Level 2 standard music notation

Music Notation Display Options Learn via guitar tablature or standard music notation through this easily accessible menu option.

eMedia Guitar For Dummies video lesson Video Instruction Professional guitar instructor Kevin Garry, Ph.D., guides you in over 40 videos with demonstrations of techniques. eMedia Guitar For Dummies Animated Fretboard skin 1
eMedia Guitar For Dummies Animated Fretboard skin 2
eMedia Guitar For Dummies Animated Fretboard skin 3
eMedia Guitar For Dummies Animated Fretboard skin 4
eMedia Guitar For Dummies Animated Fretboard skin 5
eMedia Guitar For Dummies Animated Fretboard skin 6
The Animated Fretboard (with six different skins!) 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. 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. Includes option for both right- and left-handed views. Fretboard skins are designed in the style of Rickenbacker, Strat, Gretsch, ’59 Les Paul and more!
eMedia Guitar For Dummies Level 2 Note and Finger Tracker The Note Tracker and Finger Tracker tools make it easier to see what note you’re playing by displaying the note as music notation and on eMedia’s Animated Fretboard. You’ll be able to correct your playing quickly and learn to read music fast! eMedia Guitar For Dummies Level 2 flash cards Interactive Flash Card Quizzes After you’ve been prepped with exercises designed to teach you to read tablature and notation, try the interactive flash card quizzes to reinforce what you have learned. Flash card quizzes utilize our Pitch Tracking technology to detect notes played on your guitar! eMedia Guitar For Dummies music tracking Music Tracking highlights the music and lyrics as they’re heard, making it easy to follow along on guitar. eMedia Guitar For Dummies MIDI tracks Use Variable-Speed MIDI Tracks to speed up or slow the tempo down as desired. Use this in combination with the looping feature, and you can learn at the pace best suited to you! eMedia Guitar For Dummies tuner Tune your guitar quickly and easily. A precision gauge Guitar Tuner allows you to play into your computer’s microphone and tune up interactively. Reference guitar tuning notes are also included. eMedia Guitar For Dummies chord dictionary The Chord Dictionary includes fingering charts and recorded playback for over 250 guitar chords. Find new chords for songs quickly. An indispensable reference tool! eMedia Guitar For Dummies metronome With a Metronome, set your tempo and practice keeping a steady beat with audio and visual indicators. eMedia Guitar For Dummies recorder Use the Recorder to save your recordings and play back to compare with the instructor’s version and share with friends.

Attention Educators, please visit our academic product page for information on using this product in schools or for private group instruction.

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Learn How to Play Your Best With eMedia Guitar For Dummies Deluxe!

eMedia Guitar For Dummies Deluxe gives you everything you need to get started and more! This two volume set includes eMedia Guitar For Dummies Level 1 and Level 2. In total, over 180 step-by-step lessons will take you from basics such as stringing your guitar to playing chords, reading music notation, fingerpicking and much more. Instant Feedback for both acoustic and electric guitar listens to your playing and highlights notes played correctly in melodies so you can learn faster. Have fun playing along with live recorded songs or MIDI tracks you can slow down or speed up. Your teacher is professional guitarist Kevin Garry, Ph.D., from the University of Colorado at Boulder. His excellent teaching throughout the course will help you become a confident guitar player and offers exceptional value.

eMedia Guitar For Dummies Deluxe screenshot with pullouts

The Fast and Easy Way to Learn to Play Guitar!

eMedia Guitar For Dummies Deluxe features songs in a variety of genres to make learning fun and memorable! Our latest version includes dynamic, enhanced, multi-track audio playback of hit songs popularized by well-known artists, such as:

  • Bob Dylan (“Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door”)
  • Rolling Stones/The Doors (“Little Red Rooster”)
  • The Steve Miller Band (“Rock’n Me”)
  • Rod Stewart/Tom Waits (“Downtown Train”)
  • The Grateful Dead (“Uncle John’s Band”)
  • Heart (“Dreamboat Annie”)
  • Simon and Garfunkel (“Scarborough Fair”)
  • The Animals (“House of the Rising Sun”)

Also included are popular songs, including “Greensleeves,” “Romanza,” “Bach Minuet” and many others: Level 1 and Level 2!

eMedia Guitar For Dummies Level 2 instant feedback

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 hands, play the notes in the exercise (or song) on any screen featuring the “ear” icon in the upper right corner and the computer will highlight the notes for you in green. You’ll discover that reading tablature and music notation is easier than you ever thought possible!

Guitar Tablature:

eMedia Guitar For Dummies Level 2 guitar tablature

Standard Music Notation:

eMedia Guitar For Dummies Level 2 standard music notation

Music Notation Display Options Learn via guitar tablature or standard music notation through this easily accessible menu option.

eMedia Guitar For Dummies video lesson Video Instruction Professional guitar instructor Kevin Garry, Ph.D., guides you in over 40 videos with demonstrations of techniques. eMedia Guitar For Dummies Animated Fretboard skin 1
eMedia Guitar For Dummies Animated Fretboard skin 2
eMedia Guitar For Dummies Animated Fretboard skin 3
eMedia Guitar For Dummies Animated Fretboard skin 4
eMedia Guitar For Dummies Animated Fretboard skin 5
eMedia Guitar For Dummies Animated Fretboard skin 6
The Animated Fretboard (with six different skins!) 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. 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. Includes option for both right- and left-handed views. Fretboard skins are designed in the style of Rickenbacker, Strat, Gretsch, ’59 Les Paul and more!
eMedia Guitar For Dummies Level 2 Note and Finger Tracker The Note Tracker and Finger Tracker tools make it easier to see what note you’re playing by displaying the note as music notation and on eMedia’s Animated Fretboard. You’ll be able to correct your playing quickly and learn to read music fast! eMedia Guitar For Dummies Level 2 flash cards Interactive Flash Card Quizzes After you’ve been prepped with exercises designed to teach you to read tablature and notation, try the interactive flash card quizzes to reinforce what you have learned. Flash card quizzes utilize our Pitch Tracking technology to detect notes played on your guitar! eMedia Guitar For Dummies music tracking Music Tracking highlights the music and lyrics as they’re heard, making it easy to follow along on guitar. eMedia Guitar For Dummies MIDI tracks Use Variable-Speed MIDI Tracks to speed up or slow the tempo down as desired. Use this in combination with the looping feature, and you can learn at the pace best suited to you! eMedia Guitar For Dummies tuner Tune your guitar quickly and easily. A precision gauge Guitar Tuner allows you to play into your computer’s microphone and tune up interactively. Reference guitar tuning notes are also included. eMedia Guitar For Dummies chord dictionary The Chord Dictionary includes fingering charts and recorded playback for over 250 guitar chords. Find new chords for songs quickly. An indispensable reference tool! eMedia Guitar For Dummies metronome With a Metronome, set your tempo and practice keeping a steady beat with audio and visual indicators. eMedia Guitar For Dummies recorder Use the Recorder to save your recordings and play back to compare with the instructor’s version and share with friends.

Attention Educators, please visit our academic product page for information on using this product in schools or for private group instruction.

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Contents Summary - Disc 1

Introduction

I. About the Guitar

Types of Guitars; Stringing; Tuning; Holding; Finger Position; Reading Charts; Simple G Chord.

II. Simple Chords and Strumming

Songs Introducing Simple C and G7; Full A7, C and D Chords; Double Strum.

III. More Chords and Adding Accents

Songs with Accents; Shifting Accents; 3/4 Accented Time; A, Am, D7, E, Em, E7, Full G Chord.

IV. Slash Chords and Chord Progressions

Songs with Slash Chords G/B, A/C#; New Chords Am7, Bm, B7, C7, Dm, F, Full G7; “Imagine.”

V. Rock Strumming and Power Chords

Folk Rock; Syncopation; Power Chords A5, D5, E5; Palm Muting; Contemporary Rock Strumming.

VI. Playing the Blues

Introducing the Blues Rhythm: “Corrina,” “Little Red Rooster” and Others; the 12-Bar Blues.

VII. Modern Rock Strumming and Movable Power Chords

Movable Power Chords and Riffs; Palm Muting in Modern Rock; Rock/Punk Strums; The Chika.

Appendix

Button Symbols; Commands and Shortcuts; Song Looping; Tools (Animated Fretboard, Recorder, etc).

Contents Summary - Disc 2

Introduction

I. Reading Tablature and Playing Melodies

Tablature; Rhythmic Notation; Melodies – Folk to Classic; Boogie Woogie Bass; Blues Shuffle.

II. Bass-Note Strum with Country Tunes

Popular Songs with Bass-Note Strum; Bass-Note Double Strum; Alternate Bass-Note Strum.

III. Fingerpicking – from Arpeggio to Travis

Introduced in “Scarborough Fair,” “House of the Rising Sun,” “Romanza,” and Others.

IV. Reading Standard Music Notation

How to Read Music String by String; Rhythm; Time Signatures; Accidentals; Key Signatures.

Appendix

Button Symbols; Commands and Shortcuts; Song Looping; Tools (Animated Fretboard, Recorder, etc); Instant Feedback; Performance Evaluation.

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What reviewers are saying...

2010 Best Tools for Schools Award 2010 Best Tools for Schools:
The Best Intermediate Teaching Tool
School Band and Orchestra Magazine
“A great start for new players... it will certainly get you playing in a fairly short period of time.”
Mike Breed, MyMac.com

What customers are saying about eMedia Guitar For Dummies Level 1...

“Have enjoyed learning to play the guitar. I have been practicing for a while now and have been to understand most of the things being taught. I have never played a musical instrument before.”
– Roger of UT
“It’s just great. Thanks.”
– Mark Matthews of Chilliciwack, B.C. Canada

What customers are saying about eMedia Guitar For Dummies Level 2...

“I have thoroughly enjoyed this software and would recommend it to anyone just learning how to play guitar.”
– Chris Vieland of Valrico, FL

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System requirements

Windows®: Windows 11 / 10 / 8 / 7 / Vista / XP
Download or CD-ROM
Macintosh®: macOS 10.5 to 10.14 *
Download or CD-ROM

Internet connection recommended for online activation. Requires a Windows desktop, laptop, or tablet device; or a 32-bit (only) Mac desktop or laptop computer. Not compatible with iPhones, iPads, Android, or Chromebook devices.

* Attention Mac Users Beginning with macOS 10.15 (Catalina), Apple has eliminated the option to run 32-bit apps on the Mac. If you wish to continue using our applications, which currently require 32-bit support, do not upgrade your operating system past Mac OS 10.14 (Mojave). Alternatively, you can retain an older Mac operating system on a separate drive partition. eMedia developers are currently working on software updates to support Catalina and future versions of macOS, but this is a major undertaking. We are currently unable to foresee how long it will take us to create these new versions. If you purchased your eMedia Mac software on or after September 7, 2019, upon receiving proof of purchase we will provide you with a free upgrade to a macOS 10.15 (Catalina)-compatible version of an eMedia application when it becomes available. All other registered owners of eMedia software will be qualified for discounted upgrades.

Questions about system requirements? Contact our technical support department.

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