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The eMedia Rock Guitar For Dummies CD-ROM makes learning quick and easy with over 70 audio and video-enhanced guitar lessons and rock gear tips. You can start from scratch, and our revolutionary teaching style will have you playing songs, chords, and riffs within minutes! Instant Feedback listens to your playing and highlights notes played correctly in melodies so you can learn faster. Instructor Charles McCrone, a graduate of the cutting-edge Guitar Institute of Technology, has over 25 years of playing and teaching experience. Discover how to play rock guitar including how to string and tune your guitar, play simple chords, full chords, power chords and much more!
Rock Guitar Guitar For Dummies features hit songs, including songs found in Guitar Hero® and Rock Band®:
- “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 more...
Rock Guitar For Dummies also features the following:
Over 70 Step-by-Step Lessons:
The lessons in Level 2 will take you through reading music notation, playing melodies, fingerpicking and different styles of play including rock, blues, folk and country.
Instant Feedback on Your Playing:
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. 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:
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 utilize our Pitch Tracking technology to detect notes played on your acoustic guitar!
Resizable User Interface:
We’ve made the content window size adjustable, and it even maximizes to your fill your monitor so our guitar lessons are the easiest to read and follow!
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. Fretboard skins are designed in the style of Rickenbacker, Strat, Gretsch, ’59 Les Paul and more!
Over 40 High Quality Videos:
Professional guitar instructor Kevin Garry, Ph.D., guides you in over 40 videos with demonstrations of techniques, viewable at full-screen size!
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 fingerings as the music plays. Learn at the pace best suited to you!
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.
System Requirements CD-ROM Windows®: Windows XP/Vista/Windows 7
CD-ROM Macintosh®: Mac OS X 10.4 or later (Universal Binary)