eMedia Rock Guitar For Dummies

With more than 200 million books in print and over 2,000 titles, Dummies is the most widely recognized and highly regarded reference series in the world. Dummies software makes learning guitar quick and easy.

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Start Playing Rock Guitar Today the Rock Guitar For Dummies Way

Now get the great combination of For Dummies fun plus eMedia’s Interactive Feedback technology to make rock guitar lessons easy and enjoyable. Charles McCrone, a graduate of Guitar Institute of Technology at Musician’s Institute, provides over 70 guitar lessons on how to play electric guitar covering power chords, bar chords (barre chords), rock guitar riffs, and more. eMedia Rock Guitar For Dummies teaches basic lead guitar lessons with the blues scale, how to read guitar tabs, plus the use of effects pedals. Included are classic rock guitar songs by The Kinks, Green Day, Blue Öyster Cult, Nirvana and others to make guitar practice fun while you dig into learning rock, punk, and metal guitar styles.

eMedia Rock Guitar For Dummies screenshot with pullouts

The Fast and Easy Way to Learn to Play Rock Guitar!

The easy-to-follow over 70 step-by-step rock guitar 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!

eMedia Rock Guitar For Dummies features hit songs, including songs found in Guitar Hero® and Rock Band® such as:

  • “Lake of Fire” by Nirvana
  • “You Really Got Me” as by Van Halen
  • “All Day and All of the Night” by the Kinks
  • “Don’t Fear the Reaper” by Blue Öyster Cult
  • “Tomorrow” by Silverchair
  • “All Right Now” by Free

... and many others!

Anyone Can Learn How to Play Rock Guitar

eMedia Rock Guitar For Dummies video lesson

Video Instruction Your host Steve Rock demonstrates techniques in over 30 videos. Split-screen videos provide close-ups as needed.

eMedia Rock Guitar For Dummies Animated Fretboard

The Animated Fretboard 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.

eMedia Rock Guitar For Dummies instant feedback

Get Instant Feedback on melodies you play 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.

eMedia Rock Guitar For Dummies finger tracker

The Finger Tracker tool makes it easier to see what note you’re playing by displaying the note on eMedia’s Animated Fretboard. You’ll be able to correct your playing quickly!

eMedia Rock 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 Rock 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 Rock 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 Rock Guitar For Dummies chord dictionary

The Chord Dictionary includes fingering charts and recorded playback for over 250 guitar chords. Find new guitar chords for songs quickly. An indispensable reference tool!

eMedia Rock Guitar For Dummies metronome

With a Metronome, set your tempo and work on your picking speed, rhythm, and timing. Provides both visual cue and/or audio tick.

eMedia Rock Guitar For Dummies recorder

Use the Recorder to save your recordings and play back to compare with the instructor’s version, fine tune your skills, 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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Start Playing Rock Guitar Today the Rock Guitar For Dummies Way

Now get the great combination of For Dummies fun plus eMedia’s Interactive Feedback technology to make rock guitar lessons easy and enjoyable. Charles McCrone, a graduate of Guitar Institute of Technology at Musician’s Institute, provides over 70 guitar lessons on how to play electric guitar covering power chords, bar chords (barre chords), rock guitar riffs, and more. eMedia Rock Guitar For Dummies teaches basic lead guitar lessons with the blues scale, how to read guitar tabs, plus the use of effects pedals. Included are classic rock guitar songs by The Kinks, Green Day, Blue Öyster Cult, Nirvana and others to make guitar practice fun while you dig into learning rock, punk, and metal guitar styles.

eMedia Rock Guitar For Dummies screenshot with pullouts

The Fast and Easy Way to Learn to Play Rock Guitar!

The easy-to-follow over 70 step-by-step rock guitar 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!

eMedia Rock Guitar For Dummies features hit songs, including songs found in Guitar Hero® and Rock Band® such as:

  • “Lake of Fire” by Nirvana
  • “You Really Got Me” as by Van Halen
  • “All Day and All of the Night” by the Kinks
  • “Don’t Fear the Reaper” by Blue Öyster Cult
  • “Tomorrow” by Silverchair
  • “All Right Now” by Free

... and many others!

Anyone Can Learn How to Play Rock Guitar

eMedia Rock Guitar For Dummies video lesson

Video Instruction Your host Steve Rock demonstrates techniques in over 30 videos. Split-screen videos provide close-ups as needed.

eMedia Rock Guitar For Dummies Animated Fretboard

The Animated Fretboard 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.

eMedia Rock Guitar For Dummies instant feedback

Get Instant Feedback on melodies you play 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.

eMedia Rock Guitar For Dummies finger tracker

The Finger Tracker tool makes it easier to see what note you’re playing by displaying the note on eMedia’s Animated Fretboard. You’ll be able to correct your playing quickly!

eMedia Rock 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 Rock 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 Rock 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 Rock Guitar For Dummies chord dictionary

The Chord Dictionary includes fingering charts and recorded playback for over 250 guitar chords. Find new guitar chords for songs quickly. An indispensable reference tool!

eMedia Rock Guitar For Dummies metronome

With a Metronome, set your tempo and work on your picking speed, rhythm, and timing. Provides both visual cue and/or audio tick.

eMedia Rock Guitar For Dummies recorder

Use the Recorder to save your recordings and play back to compare with the instructor’s version, fine tune your skills, 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

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What reviewers are saying...

Top Ten Reviews Bronze Award

TOP TEN REVIEWS BRONZE AWARD

eMedia Rock Guitar For Dummies gives beginners the skills they need to learn how to play the electric guitar.”
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What customers are saying...

“This is a great way to start. Learning ‘All Right Now’ right off the bat really got me charged up.”
– Terry Turner, Colorado Springs, CO

“Easy lessons.”
– Martin Snyder

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System requirements

Windows®:

Windows 11 / 10 / 8 / 7 / Vista / XP
CD-ROM or Download

Macintosh®:

macOS 10.5 to 10.14 *
CD-ROM or Download

(Internet connection recommended for online activation.)

* 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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