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eMedia's Guitar For Dummies Level 2 is for those who already know the basics of guitar playing and want to expand their musical horizons. If you already know some chords, take advantage of the 90 lessons lessons on this disc and advance to musical notation, melody, and even more sophisticated techniques such as fingerpicking. In addition, you'll learn about rock, blues, folk and country styles. The Instant Feedback feature lets you know when you're right on or making a mistake.
The program also includes quick quizzes to test what you've learned. The fretboard, which can be viewed in various guitar formats (Rickenbacker, Les Paul, etc) is animated so you can actually see how the notes and chords should be played. Speed up or slow down using the MIDI tracks so you can learn at your own pace. You'll also find a chord dictionary, auto timer, metronome for learning rhythm and a digital recorder that will permit you to record what you've played and listen to a playback. There is even an automatic guitar tuner that lets you know when you're strings are out of tune or on key.
Over 90 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
The content window size is 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
Table of Contents
Instrument & Music Tutorials
With Kevin Garry, Ph.D.
Over 40 videos
System Requirements Windows
Windows XP/Vista/Windows 7 MAC
Mac OS X 10.4 or later (Universal Binary)