eMedia Music Guitar Method Deluxe - Guitar Learning Software

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eMedia Music Guitar Method Deluxe - Guitar Learning Software
Key Features
  • Beginner and Intermediate Guitar Method
  • Over 360 Step-By-Step Guitar Lessons
  • Learn to Play Over Popular Songs
  • Animated Fretboard for Finger Positions
Great for beginners or guitarists looking to hone their skills, this Mac/Windows dual CD-ROM version of eMedia Music Guitar Method Deluxe includes the eMedia Guitar Method and eMedia Intermediate Guitar Method modules. It offers over 360 step-by-step, interactive lessons, which teach you how to play guitar and lets you learn and practice at your own pace.
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eMedia Music Guitar Method Deluxe v6 Overview

Great for beginners or guitarists looking to hone their skills, this Mac/Windows dual CD-ROM version of eMedia Music Guitar Method Deluxe includes the eMedia Guitar Method and eMedia Intermediate Guitar Method modules. It offers over 360 step-by-step, interactive lessons, which teach you how to play guitar and lets you learn and practice at your own pace.

Professional guitarist Kevin Garry, Ph.D. (University of Colorado at Boulder) guides you on screen, in over 80 videos with clear and friendly demonstrations of techniques. Learn how to play guitar chords (including barre chords), strumming patterns, solo, read tablature and standard music notation, and more.

Play over popular songs by applying the techniques you learn. You can jam along with accompaniment tracks, while MIDI tracks and looped playback let you slow down tracks and work on difficult sections. The interactive software gives you instant feedback on your playing, showing you when you play the correct notes on your guitar as you progress through an exercise.

Guitar Method Deluxe offers a suite of powerful practice tools including an automatic tuner, a chord dictionary with fingering charts audio playback for over 1000 chords, a digital metronome for improving rhythm, an audio recorder to hear your performance and share it with friends, and a Note and Finger tracker to help you play confidently and read music faster.

Step-By-Step Guitar Lessons

  • Includes eMedia Guitar Method and eMedia Intermediate Guitar Method
  • Over 360 step-by-step guitar lessons
  • Taught by professional guitarist Kevin Garry, Ph.D. from the University of Colorado at Boulder
  • Lessons include a variety of exercises and songs
  • Lessons cover basics such as stringing a guitar, playing simple chords, and strumming styles—including modern rock strumming and power chords
  • Learn to read tablature and standard music notation, play melodies, fingerpicking
  • Advanced lessons include solos, barre chords, fingerstyle guitar, scales, and improvisation
  • Includes dynamic, enhanced, and multitrack audio playback of hit songs popularized by well-known artists
  • Wide variety of genres including Rock, Blues, Folk, Country, and Classical
  • Songs can be displayed in either music notation or tablature

Featured Songs

  • Bob Dylan's Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door
  • Eric Clapton and The Rolling Stones' Spoonful
  • Jim Croce's Time in a Bottle
  • Bob Dylan and Jimi Hendrix's All Along the Watchtower
  • John Lennon's Imagine
  • Johnny Cash's Drive On and Wayfaring Stranger
  • Rolling Stones' The Doors' Little Red Rooster
  • The Steve Miller Band's Rock’n Me and Jet Airliner
  • Heart's Dreamboat Annie
  • Rod Stewart and Tom Waits' Downtown Train
  • The Grateful Dead's Uncle John’s Band

Instant Feedback on Your Playing

  • Instant Feedback shows 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, when you play the notes in the exercise (or song), the computer highlights the notes for you in green

Note and Finger Tracker

  • The Note Tracker and Finger Tracker tools let you see the note you are playing by displaying the note as music notation and on the software's Animated Fretboard
  • 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, use the interactive flash card quizzes to reinforce what you have learned
  • Flash card quizzes utilize proprietary Pitch Tracking technology to detect notes played on your acoustic guitar

Over 80 Guitar Lesson Videos

  • Guitar instructor Kevin Garry guides you in over 80 videos with demonstrations of techniques
  • Videos are viewable at full-screen size
  • Many of the videos include split-screen displays with close-ups for a clearer perspective

Music Notation Display Options

  • Learn via guitar tablature or standard music notation

Song Highlighting and Looping

  • Song looping lets you highlight and repeat any section of music you wish to practice

Jam Tracks

  • Jam Tracks give you the fun option to play along with a full band

Variable-Speed MIDI

  • Slow down the audio to any tempo
  • Use in combination with the looping feature and learn at the pace best suited to you

Animated Fretboard

  • Makes it simple to follow along with the lesson content
  • Displays fingering positions as the music plays
  • Allows you to see exactly how to play the song on a simulated 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 different fretboard skins modeled after classic guitars

Scale Directory

  • 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

Music Theory

  • 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

Automatic Tuner

  • Tune your guitar quickly and easily
  • A precision gauge allows you to play into your computer’s microphone and tune up interactively
  • Reference guitar tuning notes are also included

Chord Dictionary

  • With fingering charts and recorded playback for over 1000 chords
  • Find new chords for songs quickly

Digital Metronome

  • Set your tempo and practice keeping a steady beat with audio and visual indicators

Digital Recorder

  • Record yourself and play back your performance
  • Compare your recordings with the instructor’s version, fine-tune your skills and store musical ideas

eMedia Guitar Method Content Summary


  • Overview of learning method

I. About the Guitar

  • Types of Guitars; Stringing; Tuning; Holding; Finger Position; Reading Charts; Simple G Chord

II. Simple Chords and Strumming

  • Songs Introducing Simple C and G7; Full A7, C and D Chords; Double Strum

III. More Chords and Adding Accents

  • Songs with Accents; Shifting Accents; 3/4 Accented Time; A, Am, D7, E, Em, E7, Full G Chord

IV. Slash Chords and Chord Progressions

  • Songs with Slash Chords G/B, A/C#; New Chords Am7, Bm, B7, C7, Dm, F, Full G7; Imagine

V. Rock Strumming and Power Chords

  • Folk Rock; Syncopation; Power Chords A5, D5, E5; Palm Muting; Contemporary Rock Strumming

VI. Playing the Blues

  • Introducing the Blues Rhythm: Corrina, Little Red Rooster, and Others; the 12-Bar Blues

VII. Modern Rock Strumming and Movable Power Chords

  • Movable Power Chords and Riffs; Palm Muting in Modern Rock; Rock/Punk Strums; The Chika

VIII. Reading Tablature and Playing Melodies

  • Tablature; Rhythmic Notation; Melodies—Folk to Classic; Boogie Woogie Bass; Blues Shuffle

IX. Bass-Note Strum with Country Tunes

  • Popular Songs with Bass-Note Strum; Bass-Note Double Strum; Alternate Bass-Note Strum

X. Fingerpicking - from Arpeggio to Travis

  • Introduced in Scarborough Fair, House of the Rising Sun, Romanza, and Others

XI. Reading Standard Music Notation

  • How to Read Music String by String; Rhythm; Time Signatures; Accidentals; Key Signatures

XII. Ear Training

  • Introduction to Playing by Ear; Using Your Voice; Direction, Distance, and Duration


  • Button Symbols; Commands and Shortcuts; Song Looping; Tools (Animated Fretboard, Recorder, and more); Instant Feedback; Performance Evaluation

eMedia Intermediate Guitar Method Content Summary


  • Contents: review of basics including tablature, music notation and notes on the fretboard

I. Melodic Guitar - Left-Hand Techniques

  • Hammer-ons, pull-offs, triplet slurs, trills, vibrato, slides and bends introduced in riffs and songs such as Crawdad Hole, Jesu, Largo, Scarborough Fair, House of the Rising Sun, and 12-bar blues solo

II. Rhythm Guitar - Barre Chords

  • E-shape and A-shape barre chords; chord progressions; interactive chord charts for all positions, barre chord excerpts for Midnight Special, Watchtower and Touch of Grey; chord charts; symbols

Strumming Styles - Folk, Country, Blues & Rock

  • Bass-strum techniques; shuffle rhythm; palm muting; songs including All Along the Watchtower, Drive On, Touch of Grey, Jet Airliner, I'm Your Captain, Sloop John B

IV. Using Scales and Building Chords

  • Intervals; scales (major, minor, blues, country, rock and other); chord construction (triads, seventh, extended and altered chords); circle of fifths; improvisation basics

V. Guitar Solos

  • Spoonful (Dixon- and Clapton-style); Touch of Grey (Garcia); Too Much to Lose (Jeff Beck); All Along the Watchtower (Hendrix-style)

VI. Fingerstyle Guitar

  • Travis and arpeggio style; picking variations; harmonics; songs including Dreamboat Annie, Time in a Bottle, 12-bar blues, Greensleeves, Für Elise, Malagueña, Romanza

Scale Directory

  • Major, natural minor, blues, major pentatonic (country), minor pentatonic (rock) in open and closed (movable) fingerings


  • Button symbols; program commands; tuner; chord dictionary; recorder; metronome; and more
UPC: 746290121710

eMedia Music Guitar Method Deluxe v6 Specs

Delivery MethodCD
Windows Supported OS VersionsWindows XP to Windows 10
Mac Supported OS Versions10.5 to 10.14 (32-Bit)
Internet Connection RequiredNo
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.355 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)8.05 x 5.65 x 3.45"
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