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eMedia Rock Guitar Method

by eMedia
Windows NT / 98 / 2000 / Me / XP / 95, Macintosh, Mac OS X, Mac OS 9 and below, Pocket PC 2002

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Technical Details

  • Featuring hit songs:
  • Paranoid ¿ as by Black Sabbath
  • Lake of Fire ¿ as by Nirvana
  • Don't Fear the Reaper ¿ as by Blue Öyster Cult
  • You Really Got Me ¿ as by Van Halen
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System Requirements

  • Platform:     Windows NT / 98 / 2000 / Me / XP / 95, Macintosh, Mac OS X, Mac OS 9 and below, Pocket PC 2002
  • Media: CD-ROM
  • Item Quantity: 1

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The eMedia Rock Guitar Method CD-ROM makes learning fun and easy with over 100 audio and video-enhanced guitar lessons. The innovative teaching style presents rock songs, chords, riffs and gear tips in an exciting, fast-paced learning format that requires no previous music experience. Students will quickly be playing their favorite hit songs! Instructor Charles McCrone, a graduate of the cutting-edge Guitar Institute of Technology, with over 25 years of playing and teaching experience, guides you through a variety of techniques needed to play rock, punk and metal.These include movable power chords, barre chords, effects pedals, yanks, hammer-ons, pull-offs, palm muting, distorted riffs, the blues scale, using feedback, the whammy bar and more.

From the Manufacturer

eMedia Rock Guitar Method is the latest release from the publisher of t he bestselling Guitar Method series of CD-ROMs.

Features:

  • Learn Rock, Metal, or Punk Guitar: Instructor Charles McCrone, a graduate o f the cutting-edge Guitar Institute of Technology, with over 25 years of playin g and teaching experience, takes you through all the techniques needed to play rock, punk, and metal. These include movable power chords, barre chords, effect s pedals, yanks, hammer-ons, pull-offs, palm muting, distorted riffs, the blues scale, using feedback, the whammy bar, and more!
  • Video Instruction: In over 50 full-motion videos, host Steve Rock of KISW's Metal Shop demonstrates techniques. Split-screen videos provide close-ups as n eeded.
  • Animated Fretboard: Displays fingering positions as the music plays. Also s hows fingering for any chord or note you double-click. Features right-handed, l eft-handed, and mirror views.
  • Audio with Tracking: listen to studio recordings or variable-speed MIDI tra cks for songs and exercises, with music highlighted as it plays.
  • Over 100 Lessons: eMedia Rock Guitar Method CD-ROM makes learning quick and easy with over 100 audio and video-enhanced guitar lessons. Our revolutionary teaching style has you playing songs, chords, and riffs within minutes--no prev ious experience required. The gear tips will help keep you playing all night lo ng!
  • Automatic Tuner: Tune your guitar quickly and easily. A precision gauge all ows 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.
  • Chord Dictionary: Includes fingering charts and recorded sounds for over 25 0 chords. Easy access helps you learn songs with new chords quickly. An indispe nsable reference tool!
  • Digital Metronome: Allows you to set your own tempo and work on your pickin g speed, rhythm, and timing. Provides both visual cue and/or audio tick. Full r ange of tempi, from largo to presto.
  • Digital Recorder: 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.
Includes the following hit songs:
  • "Paranoid" by Black Sabbath
  • "Tired of Waiting for You" as by Green Day
  • "You Really Got Me" as by Van Halen
  • "All Day and All of the Night" by The Kinks
  • "All Right Now" by Free
  • "Tomorrow" by Silverchair
  • "Don't Fear the Reaper" by Blue Oyster Cult
  • "Lake of Fire" as by Nirvana

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Amazon.com: 4.1 out of 5 stars  17 reviews
24 of 26 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great so far! March 16 2005
By Rov - Published on Amazon.com
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Though I've odered many times with Amazon, this is the first time I have been excited enough to review a product! I'm an adult who wants to learn guitar for fun and didn't want to play "Mary had a little lamb" and scales for months. I have only used the software for about an hour, and have already been playing parts of songs I actually like! I have been playing guitar for a total of one week prior to receiving this (without any instruction).This is perfect if you don't have the patience or desire to learn the traditional way. I wish I had this when I was 14, I would have loved it.

I can't vouch for the whole thing yet, since I've only played with it for an hour, so I give it 4 stars instead of five. From what I've seen I have no reason to expect that it will let me down and highly recommend it.
21 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Quick start for beginning guitarist March 25 2005
By Todd Dennis - Published on Amazon.com
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I found this to be a very good teaching tool to learn to play rock style music. I have never played the guitar before only the violin for eight years while in school. Now I am in my thirties and thought it would be too difficult to learn to play. I have been through the first four lessons and so far it is great. I can work at my own pace, repeat sections I find difficult and play actual songs with lyrics. It is great to play real music not just practice the chords and riffs (although practice is required, it is just more fun). Great piece of sofware. I combined this with a couple of books to study when not at the computer and this worked great for me. Great job eMedia. I look forwrard to additional eMedia song books for rock music.
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars My son loves it!! Aug. 19 2006
By Jerry G. Guevara - Published on Amazon.com
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I picked this up for my twelve year old son. He is a beginner and has been glued to his electric guitar and eMedia Rock Guitar Method for the last two weeks. The program is a great starter, just in case the kids don't stick with it. It's better than $45 bucks an hour once a week, for now, at least.

Great Product! I reccomend it.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Better than eMedia Guitar Basics Sept. 3 2007
By Davia Curran - Published on Amazon.com
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This is way better than the eMedia Guitar Basics CD-ROM because you actually know what the songs are supposed to sound like when you play them. They have rock songs that you've heard before, unlike the "folk" songs and spirituals that Guitar Basics teaches you.

Unfortunately this does not work with Windows Vista, so I have to use it on a computer that uses XP.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars It Really Works! March 15 2007
By O. Lovitt - Published on Amazon.com
I have tried other systems before and they took the "long way around" about getting to the Rock and Roll stuff I wanted. This one however jumps straight into what I wanted to know about ROCK guitar. The teaching method is fantastic. The program shows not only where notes would fall but includes a "virtual fret board" so I can see exactly what to play. This feature includes a "slow" version to start with then a normal speed version that (in almost every case) is exactly like the song being heard. I have played guitar (that is fooled with guitar) for about twenty years this program got me playing and learning every day for a couple hours. Now I have much more fun jamming and playing songs I have heard. I recommend this for anyone beginners to intermediate.

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