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- Take your playing beyond basic chords and melodies
- Learn to play solos like Clapton and Hendrix
- Scale directory provides fingerings and recordings of over 200 scales
- 30 videos with demonstrations of techniques
- Helps teach music theory chord construction and the basics of improvisation
eMedia Intermediate Guitar Method is the next step in an award-winning line of educational guitar method software. Learn to play lead guitar and more!
Everything you need to take your playing beyond basic chords and melodies. New techniques are demonstrated in over 175 lessons with full-motion video, variable-speed MIDI, recorded audio and an animated fretboard.
You’ll learn to play solos like the ones Eric Clapton and Jimi Hendrix made famous, using newly acquired lead guitar skills. You’ll also find rhythm and fingerstyle chapters, plus lessons on the basics of improvisation.
The new scale directory provides fingerings, recordings and variable-speed MIDI for over 200 scales.
Additional accessories include an automatic tuner, digital metronome, recorder and 1000-chord dictionary with audio playback.
‘The ultimate way to learn how to play guitar!’ – Peter Frampton
Intermediate Guitar Method features over 50 songs including:
- ‘All Along the Watchtower’ – made famous by Bob Dylan
- ‘All Along the Watchtower’ – rock version made famous by Jimi Hendrix
- ‘Spoonful’ – made famous by Eric Clapton, Willie Dixon, and The Rolling Stones
- ‘Jet Airliner’ – The Steve Miller Band
- ‘Drive On’ – Johnny Cash ‘Time in a Bottle’ – Jim Croce
- ‘Für Elise’ – Ludwig van Beethoven
- ‘Malagueña’ – Ernesto Lecuona
- ‘Touch of Grey’ – The Grateful Dead
- ‘I’m Your Captain/Closer to Home’ – Grand Funk Railroad
- ‘Too Much to Lose’ – made famous by Jeff Beck
- ‘Sloop John B’ – made famous by the Beach Boys.
‘Four Picks!’ Highest rating given! – PC Magazine
‘I used to teach guitar, and eMedia’s Guitar Method is the greatest because it centers around playing songs. And if it’s not about playing songs, what’s it about?’ – Nancy Wilson, guitarist/vocalist of Heart
Music Notation or Tablature
Every screen can be displayed in either guitar tablature or notation
With its latest package, eMedia goes beyond the drills and tutorials of its earlier eMedia Guitar Method, instead targeting players who already have a familiarity with their instrument. Song-based and fully interactive, eMedia Intermediate Guitar Method covers a lot of ground in its single CD and thus just skims the surface of some topics. It also seems a bit lackluster when compared to Voyetra’s exciting, rock and roll-inspired Teach Me Guitar Deluxe. Nevertheless, the program offers a barrage of mid-level and advanced chording, soloing, and picking techniques that should assist any student who seeks to become a more knowledgeable and skillful guitarist.
Divided into six categories–left-hand techniques, barre chords, strumming styles, scales, solos, and fingerstyle guitar–the program delivers no less than 175 individual lessons and 41 appendices featuring most every popular musical scale in both open and closed fingering patterns, and a handy virtual chord dictionary. Most lessons allow you to adjust the speed of the music to suit your personal preference and loop certain sections for repetitive replay. Several sessions also offer optional narratives and video, though the narratives are too abbreviated to be truly informative and the video snippets, where veteran instructor Kevin Garry offers personal advice on certain techniques, are equally condensed and confined to a small window.
eMedia has provided several additional perks to make your job a bit easier, including an integrated metronome to help keep the beat, an optional tablature display for those who can’t read musical notation, and an animated fretboard that graphically demonstrates each lesson’s fingering positions in both left- and right-handed formats. The program’s tuner isn’t quite so impressive, behaving just as erratically as most computer tuners, and certainly not a replacement for a handheld digital or quartz unit. A small but serviceable audio recorder allows you to build a library of your own efforts and even jam along with self-penned arrangements.
The program concerns itself more with clean and semi-clean acoustic and electric guitar rather than heavily distorted hard rock. A valuable but curious assortment of songs dominates its many lessons, in particular Grand Funk Railroad’s mysterious “I’m Your Captain/Closer to Home,” The Grateful Dead’s “Touch of Grey,” and Jim Croce’s exquisite “Time in a Bottle.” Several complex classical pieces end the proceedings, culminating in the celebrated but extremely demanding arpeggio masterpiece “Romanza.” It should be noted that although none of the selections are original recordings, all are capably translated and played.
Although eMedia Intermediate Guitar Method isn’t especially high-spirited, it does offer a deluge of material that will ultimately benefit any guitarist with the talent and the drive to successfully take it on. With a ton of challenging musical passages and cool licks, some nifty utilities, and plenty of guitar exploration, it is recommended to novice players with virtuoso desires. –Gordon Goblee
Intermediate Guitar Method is an easy way to take your guitar playing beyond basic chords and melodies. New techniques are demonstrated in over 175 lessons with full-motion video, sound, and an animated fretboard. You’ll learn to play solos like the ones Eric Clapton and Jimi Hendrix made famous, using newly acquired skills such as hammer-ons, pull-offs, bends, vibrato, and slides. Barre chords and different strumming styles are covered in the rhythm chapters, and there’s a fingerstyle chapter as well. You can choose to learn using either tablature or standard music notation. Intervals, scales, and the basics of improvisation are also covered in this comprehensive volume.
eMedia Intermediate Guitar Method includes an animated fretboard that displays the fingering for each song and exercise in real time and is adjustable to four different viewing angles. Included are over 50 songs recorded in multitrack audio, which makes learning and listening to hit songs exciting. Also available is a variable-speed MIDI track option, allowing students to practice any song or exercise at the tempo they choose. The new scale directory provides fingerings, recordings, and variable-speed MIDI for over 200 scales, making practicing and learning new scales easy. Additional features include a built-in automatic tuner, digital metronome, recorder, and 1,000-chord dictionary with audio playback.
Intermediate Guitar Method features many hit songs by artists such as Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, the Steve Miller Band, Johnny Cash, and Jim Croce.
eMedia Intermediate Guitar Method Win/Mac
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