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eMedia Essential Guitar Pack

eMedia Essential Guitar Pack

Learn to Play Guitar with This Stylish Beginner Guitar and Award-Winning Guitar Software.
Retail Box - Macintosh/Windows -  $129.95 

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The eMedia Essential Guitar Pack provides everything you need to start playing the guitar right away - including a great teacher you can work with on CD-ROM or DVD!

The eMedia Essential Guitar Pack comes with a quality 39” acoustic nylon-string guitar with cool black styling and a full, warm sound you'll be able to enjoy for years to come. A gig bag, guitar strap, pick and an extra set of strings are included along with the instructional CD-ROM and DVD.

What makes this pack so valuable is that it comes with a complete learning solution for young and old. The included best-selling eMedia Guitar Method (for Windows & Mac computers) is the winner of many awards and makes learning easy and fun. It conveniently teaches you at your own pace. It has 165 easy-to-follow comprehensive lessons authored and demonstrated by professional guitarist Kevin Garry, Ph.D. Over 50 videos guide you through basics such as tuning the guitar and playing simple chords to power chords, strumming styles and fingerpicking techniques. You'll learn modern rock strumming, how to play the blues, the bass-note strum for country tunes and much more. You'll also learn how to play melodies, read tablature and standard music notation. All this is taught in over 70 songs – it's easy. As the live recorded songs play, the Animated Fretboard shows you where to put your fingers while Music Tracking highlights the corresponding notes on the screen. The variable-speed MIDI lets you slow down any song or exercise so you can learn at your own pace. Song Looping lets you highlight and repeat any section of music you wish to practice.

eMedia Guitar Method features songs in a variety of genres to make learning fun and memorable. It includes dynamic, multi-track audio playback of hit songs popularized by well-known artists, such as:

  • “Knockin' on Heaven's Door” by Bob Dylan.
  • “Little Red Rooster” made famous by the Rolling Stones.
  • “Rock N' Me” by Steve Miller Band.
  • “Downtown Train” by Tom Waits, made famous by Rod Stewart.
  • “Uncle John's Band” by The Grateful Dead.
  • “Scarborough Fair” made famous by Simon & Garfunkel.
  • “House of the Rising Sun” made famous by the Animals.
  • “La Bamba” made famous by Ritchie Valens and Los Lobos.
  • “Midnight Special” made famous by Creedence Clearwater Revival.
  • "Ode to Joy," "Minuet," and "Greensleeves" are some of the other popular tunes.

Built-in Essential Software Tools Include:
Automatic Tuner
Tune your guitar quickly and easily. Just 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 250 chords. Easy access helps you learn songs with new chords quickly. An indispensable reference tool!

Animated Fretboard
Displays fingering positions as the music plays. Also shows fingering for any chord or note you double-click. Features right-handed, left-handed and mirror views and comes with six different skins including Rickenbacker, Strat, Gretsch and '59 Les Paul.

Digital Metronome
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.

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.

The eMedia Essential Guitar Pack is the complete solution that will get you playing quickly!

"The ultimate way to learn how to play guitar!" Peter Frampton

"eMedia's Guitar Method is the best CD-ROM package I've seen for guitar instruction."
- Jon Chappell, editor of Guitar One 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

Editor's Choice
"4 Picks" (Highest rating for a guitar tutorial!)
- PC Magazine.


Windows® XP, Windows Vista, Windows® 7, and Windows® 8, Pentium® Processor 300MHz or faster, 256MB RAM, 512MB free hard drive space, keyboard & mouse, CD-ROM drive. Macintosh® OS X 10.4 or later, Intel® processor 300MHz or faster, 256MB RAM, 512MB free hard drive space, keyboard & mouse, CD-ROM drive.