eMedia Learn to Play Guitar Pack
The eMedia Learn to Play Guitar Pack has everything needed to learn guitar straight out of the box. It is perfect for someone who wants a quality guitar and an easy way to learn how to play. This beginner’s package includes a Sequoia acoustic guitar, a gig bag, a guitar strap, an extra set of strings, a guitar pick and the eMedia Guitar Method CD-ROM. The beautiful Sequoia guitar is made from fine woods – the spruce top helps give it a warm, full sound and the durable rosewood fretboard will last through many years of playing. The polished finish allows the attractive wood grain to show through and it features an attractive pearl-colored highlight around the sound hole. Guitar Method teaches with over 165 step-by-step lessons covering everything from basics to chord-strumming, playing melodies and fingerpicking.
This beautiful Sequoia guitar is made from the finest woods. The top of the guitar is where 90% of the tone quality and sound come from. High quality guitars like this Sequoia guitar use a spruce top for durability and acoustic quality. This Spruce top gives it a warm, full sound. The polished finish allows the attractive wood grain to show through. It features an attractive pearl-colored highlight around the sound hole. You usually only find this kind of styling and attention to detail on guitars costing hundreds of dollars more. The fingerboard gets a lot of usage with fingers pressing down on it constantly. That is why Sequoia guitars choose to use durable rosewood for this part of the guitar.
The best-selling eMedia Guitar Method makes learning fun regardless of the type of guitar you own. 165 comprehensive lessons cover basics to chord strumming, playing melodies, fingerpicking and more. The over 70 songs include hits from artists such as Bob Dylan and Steve Miller. With over 50 videos from instructor Kevin Garry, Ph.D., the title offers a better alternative to expensive lessons and hard-to-follow books. Includes an animated fretboard, multi-track audio, and variable-speed MIDI tracks so that you can slow down any song or exercise. A built-in automatic tuner allows you to interactively tune your guitar and a digital metronome, recorder, Internet song guide and 250-chord dictionary round out the score.
The eMedia Learn to Play Guitar Pack comes with Version 4 of eMedia Guitar Method. This version includes larger, easy-to-read screens, enhanced audio and video, and custom animated fretboard skins.
eMedia Guitar Method features songs in a variety of genres to make learning fun and memorable. Our latest version includes dynamic, multi-track audio playback of hit songs popularized by well-known artists, such as...
-Bob Dylan ("Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door")
-Rolling Stones/Doors ("Little Red Rooster")
-The Steve Miller Band ("Rock N’s Me")
-Heart ("Dreamboat Annie")
-Rod Stewart/Tom Waits ("Downtown Train")
-The Grateful Dead ("Uncle John’s Band").
Also included are popular songs, including "Scarborough Fair," "La Bamba," "Midnight Special," "Ode to Joy," "Minuet," "Greensleeves," "House of the Rising Sun" and many others.
Arranged in ten chapters, the lessons cover the basics from holding/stringing/tuning the guitar to playing chords and melodies, culminating in an explanation of fingerpicking styles and reading standard music notation. Lessons include a variety of exercises and songs. In total, there are over 50 full-motion videos and over three hours of audio and video. On-screen teacher Kevin Garry, Ph.D., provides clear and friendly instruction.
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. Music tracking highlights the notes being played on the screen, making it simple to follow along. Includes option for both right- and left-handed views. Six fretboard skins are modeled after classic guitar necks.
eMedia Learn to Play Guitar Pack Features:
-Music Notation Display Options
-Learn via guitar tablature or standard music notation through this easily accessible menu option.
-Highlighting of the music and lyrics as they’re heard makes it easy to follow along on guitar.
-Slows down the audio to any tempo, while the animated fretboard shows song fingering as the music plays. Learn at the pace best
suited to your skill level.
-Tune your guitar quickly and easily. A precision gauge allows you to play into your computer's microphone and immediately get feedback
to see if you're too high or too low. Full audio reference notes also provided.
-Includes fingering charts and recorded sounds for over 250 chords. Easy access helps you learn songs with new chords quickly. An
indispensable reference tool.
-Allows you to set your own tempo and work on your picking speed, rhythm and timing. Provides both visual cue and/or audio tick. Full
range of tempi, from largo to presto.
-Record and play yourself back. This feature allows you to compare your recordings with the instructor's version, fine tune your skills and
store musical ideas.
eMedia Learn to Play Guitar Pack System Requirements:
-16 MB of free RAM
-40 MB of free hard disk space
-Power PC (or faster), Intel OK
-Mac OS X 10.1 or later
-16 MB of free RAM
-83MB of free hard disk space