Guitar Method Deluxe for MacOS
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350+ Guitar Lessons, Beginning to Intermediate
eMedia Guitar Method Deluxe includes everything you need to learn to play with 355 audio- and video-enhanced lessons and over 150 songs. Also included are an automatic tuner, metronome, recorder, 1000-chord dictionary, a scale-directory and more. eMedia Guitar Method, included in eMedia Guitar Method Deluxe, has received top ratings and honors from PC Magazine (Editors’ Choice), Guitar Player, Guitar One and Newsweek (Top 50 CD-ROMs of the Year). eMedia Intermediate Guitar Method takes your playing to the next level and has received praise from guitarists and guitar teachers alike. Guitar icon Peter Frampton says, “This is the ultimate way to learn how to play guitar! You learn at your own pace, and it’s easy for anybody.”
Instant Feedback on Your Playing!
In Guitar Method, 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 hand, 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. As you reach your goals of getting all notes to change color in each exercise, you’ll discover that reading tablature and music notation is easier than you ever thought possible!
Note and Finger Tracker!
In Guitar Method, the Note Tracker and Finger Tracker tools help you see more easily what note you’re playing by displaying the note as music notation and on an animated fretboard. You’ll be able to correct your playing quickly and learn to read music fast!
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 Quizzes in Guitar Method utilize our Pitch Tracking technology to detect notes played on your acoustic guitar!
Over 350 Step-by-Step Lessons
The easy-to-follow lessons start with the basics, such as stringing the guitar, and move to playing simple chords and strumming styles, including modern rock strumming and power chords. They continue on with reading tablature, playing melodies, fingerpicking, and standard music notation. The intermediate volume moves on with additional techniques in exciting solos, barre chords, fingerstyle guitar, scales and improvisation. Your teacher is professional guitarist Kevin Garry, Ph.D., from the University of Colorado at Boulder. The excellent teaching he offers will get you playing quickly!
eMedia Guitar Method features songs in a variety of genres to make learning fun and memorable – including Rock, Blues, Folk, Country, and Classical! Highlighting of the music and lyrics as they’re heard makes it easy to follow along on guitar. 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")
- Eric Clapton/The Rolling Stones ("Spoonful")
- Jim Croce ("Time in a Bottle")
- Bob Dylan/Jimi Hendrix ("All Along the Watchtower")
- Johnny Cash ("Drive On")
- Rolling Stones/The Doors ("Little Red Rooster")
- The Steve Miller Band ("Rock’n Me" and "Jet Airliner")
- 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 (Guitar Method songlist Intermediate Guitar Method songlist).
Over 80 Large-Format Videos
Professional guitar instructor Kevin Garry, Ph.D., guides you in over 80 videos with demonstrations of techniques – now larger, with enhanced quality! Many of the videos include split-screen displays with close-ups for a clearer perspective. In Guitar Method, you can even view them in full-screen mode if you want to.
Music Notation Display Options
Learn via guitar tablature or standard music notation through this easily accessible menu option.
Slows down the audio to any tempo, while the Animated Fretboard shows song fingerings as the music plays. Learn at the pace best suited to you!
Displays fingering positions for you as the music plays. It allows you to see exactly how to play the song on a simulated guitar fretboard as you listen to the music and the music tracking highlights the notes being played on the screen. 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, and, just for fun, in Guitar Method you can choose from six different fretboard skins modeled after classic guitars!
Fingerings, recordings and variable-speed MIDI for over 150 scales make practicing and learning new scales easy. When scales are introduced in the lesson material, they are followed by sample songs applying those scales, making the learning experience practical and fun.
An interactive Circle of Fifths helps teach music theory and is linked to scales in the Scale Directory chapter in Intermediate Guitar Method. Intervals, chord construction, the basics of improvisation, and modes are also covered.
Tune your guitar quickly and easily. A precision gauge allows you to play into your computer’s microphone and tune up interactively. Reference tuning notes are included.
With fingering charts and recorded playback for over 1000 chords. Find new chords for songs quickly.
Set your own speed and keep a steady beat.
Save your recordings and play back to share and compare.