eMedia My Guitar

It’s easy and fun to learn with Gary the Guitar!

Gary explains how, the videos show how, and the screens have the songs. Students can learn how to tune their guitar, play riffs, strum power chords, and more.

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Interactive Guitar Lessons Software for Kids

Kids Beginner Guitar Lessons that Keep Learning Fun with Music Games and Interactive Feedback!

The award-winning eMedia My Guitar is a complete course of over 60 guitar lessons for kids designed by professional guitarist and teacher Kevin Garry, Ph.D. It features Gary the Guitar, an animated character that teaches children how to tune the guitar, play easy guitar chords, read guitar TABs (guitar tablature, a popular guitar notation) and play easy kids’ guitar songs such as “Jingle Bells,” “Yankee Doodle,” and many more. Research has shown that children who play music do better in school and make friends more easily. Learning how to play guitar helps develop a child’s creativity, self-discipline, and confidence.

Kids Can Learn to Play Guitar

eMedia My Guitar student

Children learn guitar faster and easier with eMedia guitar lesson software due to included interactive technologies. The Animated Fretboard shows kids where to put their fingers as the music plays. Instant Feedback highlights notes as they are played correctly (requires computer microphone). Music games for kids are included to help make learning fun and engaging. eMedia offers guitar lessons for kids with an interactive difference that you can’t find elsewhere. eMedia My Guitar keeps children engaged as they learn how to play guitar the fun way!

eMedia My Guitar screenshot with pullouts

The Fun Way to Learn Now it’s easy for kids ages 5 and up to learn how to play acoustic guitar! An animated character named Gary the Guitar guides kids through 60 lessons by professional instructor Kevin Garry, Ph.D. (University of Colorado at Boulder), who has over 25 years of teaching experience. Games make learning fun, and kids will learn lots of songs that they can share with their friends!

eMedia My Guitar educational games

Educational Games help children learn chords and songs by reviewing what they learned in the lessons. While interacting with playful characters and scenes, kids will have fun while learning music!

eMedia My Guitar interactive feedback

Interactive Feedback highlights notes in green as you play them correctly! (Just play the guitar into your computer’s microphone.)

eMedia My Guitar animated fretboard

The Animated Fretboard  shows the correct fingerings as the music plays. Double-clicking on any chord or note will also show kids where to put their fingers. Choose from right-handed, left-handed, and mirror views!

eMedia My Guitar song looping and highlighting

With Song Looping and Highlighting the student can select a portion of a song or lessons and loop it for playback at whatever speed they are comfortable playing.

eMedia My Guitar video lessons

The included video instruction is easy to follow and features split-screens and close-ups that guide students through songs and playing techniques.

eMedia My Guitar guitar tuner

With the built-in interactive Guitar Tuner the student can get tuned up quickly and easily. They can just line up the arrow with the right string and be in tune!

eMedia My Guitar chord dictionary

The Guitar Chord Dictionary is an extremely helpful tool, displaying over 250 chord charts! Simply click on a chord and the student will hear what it sounds like and see the right fingerings.

eMedia My Guitar metronome

With a Metronome, students can set their own tempo and get audio and/or visual cues for staying on beat so they can play in time with the music.

eMedia My Guitar recorder

The Recorder allows students to play into the computer’s built-in microphone (or an external one), record their performance, and save it to the computer. This handy tool lets them listen to what they played and share it with their family and 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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Interactive Guitar Lessons Software for Kids

Kids Beginner Guitar Lessons that Keep Learning Fun with Music Games and Interactive Feedback!

The award-winning eMedia My Guitar is a complete course of over 60 guitar lessons for kids designed by professional guitarist and teacher Kevin Garry, Ph.D. It features Gary the Guitar, an animated character that teaches children how to tune the guitar, play easy guitar chords, read guitar TABs (guitar tablature, a popular guitar notation) and play easy kids’ guitar songs such as “Jingle Bells,” “Yankee Doodle,” and many more. Research has shown that children who play music do better in school and make friends more easily. Learning how to play guitar helps develop a child’s creativity, self-discipline, and confidence.

Kids Can Learn to Play Guitar

eMedia My Guitar student

Children learn guitar faster and easier with eMedia guitar lesson software due to included interactive technologies. The Animated Fretboard shows kids where to put their fingers as the music plays. Instant Feedback highlights notes as they are played correctly (requires computer microphone). Music games for kids are included to help make learning fun and engaging. eMedia offers guitar lessons for kids with an interactive difference that you can’t find elsewhere. eMedia My Guitar keeps children engaged as they learn how to play guitar the fun way!

eMedia My Guitar screenshot with pullouts

The Fun Way to Learn Now it’s easy for kids ages 5 and up to learn how to play acoustic guitar! An animated character named Gary the Guitar guides kids through 60 lessons by professional instructor Kevin Garry, Ph.D. (University of Colorado at Boulder), who has over 25 years of teaching experience. Games make learning fun, and kids will learn lots of songs that they can share with their friends!

eMedia My Guitar educational games

Educational Games help children learn chords and songs by reviewing what they learned in the lessons. While interacting with playful characters and scenes, kids will have fun while learning music!

eMedia My Guitar interactive feedback

Interactive Feedback highlights notes in green as you play them correctly! (Just play the guitar into your computer’s microphone.)

eMedia My Guitar animated fretboard

The Animated Fretboard  shows the correct fingerings as the music plays. Double-clicking on any chord or note will also show kids where to put their fingers. Choose from right-handed, left-handed, and mirror views!

eMedia My Guitar song looping and highlighting

With Song Looping and Highlighting the student can select a portion of a song or lessons and loop it for playback at whatever speed they are comfortable playing.

eMedia My Guitar video lessons

The included video instruction is easy to follow and features split-screens and close-ups that guide students through songs and playing techniques.

eMedia My Guitar guitar tuner

With the built-in interactive Guitar Tuner the student can get tuned up quickly and easily. They can just line up the arrow with the right string and be in tune!

eMedia My Guitar chord dictionary

The Guitar Chord Dictionary is an extremely helpful tool, displaying over 250 chord charts! Simply click on a chord and the student will hear what it sounds like and see the right fingerings.

eMedia My Guitar metronome

With a Metronome, students can set their own tempo and get audio and/or visual cues for staying on beat so they can play in time with the music.

eMedia My Guitar recorder

The Recorder allows students to play into the computer’s built-in microphone (or an external one), record their performance, and save it to the computer. This handy tool lets them listen to what they played and share it with their family and 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

Introduction

I. Introduction, About the Guitar, Preparing to Play

Welcome; introduction to guitars; guitar sizes; guitar strings; tuning the guitar; holding the guitar; right and left hand and finger positions; string, fret, and finger numbering; reading chord charts; Animated Fretboard

II. First Chords and Songs, Simple Strumming

Introducing the G Chord; Brother John; the C and G7 chords; Skip to My Lou; The Three Musketeers Game; chords for the Mystery Tune; the D and A7 chords; Down in the Valley; The Clouds in the Wind Game; chords for Mystery Tune 2; Red River Valley; Silent Night; The Sunny Morning Game; chords for Mystery Tune 3

III. Double Strum, Adding Accents, New Chords, 3/4 Time

The double strum, Marianne; Jingle Bells; The Summer Shower Game; chords for Mystery Tune 4; adding accents; Go Tell Aunt Rhody; Careless Love; Swing Low, Sweet Chariot; The Mountain Climber Game; chords for Mystery Tune 5; shifting the accents; She’ll Be Comin’ Around the Mountain; Oh, Susanna; introducing 3/4 accented time; Amazing Grace; My Darling Clementine; Scarborough Fair; The Victory Tune Game; chords for Mystery Tune 6

IV. Playing Melodies, Tablature, and Notation

Introduction to Tablature; playing melodies with a pick; playing melodies with the fingers; plucking exercises; playing melodies with the left hand; left hand exercises; basic rhythm notation; Alouette; Ode to Joy; Au Clair de la Lune; Aura Lee; Yankee Doodle

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What reviewers are saying...

“... fun and easy for children who are picking up the guitar for the first time.
... excellent children’s guitar lesson software for a low price.”
Top Ten Reviews

Editor's Choice - Children’s Technology Review

EDITOR’S CHOICE 2008
“Easy-to-use and learn from” – Warren Buckleitner, Children’s Technology Review

Editor's Choice - The Toy Man

EDITOR’S CHOICE 2008
“Very well structured with a logical flow for maximum educational potential for children.”
Rev. James Fisher, The Toy Man™

Award of Excellence - The Toy Man

AWARD OF EXCELLENCE 2008
– Rev. James Fisher, The Toy Man™

2008 NAPPA Honors Winner

NAPPA HONORS WINNER 2008
Parenthood.com

2008 PREFERRED CHOICE AWARD – Educational CD-ROM Music
Creative Child Magazine

“Terrific new introductory instructional CD for children... we didn’t leave our seats until we completed every tutorial.”
John Nemerovski, MyMac.com

My Guitar is one of the best that this reviewer has seen in terms of commercial ‘learn to play guitar’ software packages... highly recommended.”
Chad Criswell, MusicEdMagic.com

“Perfect for an introduction to guitar. I enjoyed this quick primer and definitely recommend the program.”
Becky Berenbon, Cyber-Reviews.com

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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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