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Interactive Feedback on Your Playing

Instant Feedback on melodies you play 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. You’ll discover that reading tablature is easier than you ever thought possible!

Finger Tracker

The Finger Tracker tools makes it easier to see what note you’re playing by displaying the note on an animated fretboard. You’ll be able to correct your playing quickly and learn to read music fast!

Jam Tracks

Jam Tracks

Playing exercises and riffs is more fun than ever with over 40 jam tracks. There are “Slow” and “Fast” versions, as well as “Full” and “Rhythm Only” versions. Even long after you’ve finished the coursework, you can come back and enjoy practicing your guitar technique over the jam tracks.

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Over 100 Step-by-Step Rock Guitar Lessons

eMedia Interactive Rock Guitar 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 previous experience required.

Hit songs include:
  • “Paranoid” by Black Sabbath
  • “You Really Got Me” as by Van Halen
  • “Lake of Fire” by Nirvana
  • “Tired of Waiting for You” as by Green Day
  • “All Day and All of the Night” by the Kinks
  • “Don’t Fear the Reaper” by Blue Öyster Cult
  • “Tomorrow” by Silverchair
  • “All Right Now” by Free
  • ... and many more!

Also includes songs in the style of Blink 182, Rage Against the Machine, AC/DC, and many more!

Over 50 Rock Guitar Lesson Videos

Your host Steve Rock (KISW “Metal Shop”), guides you in over 50 videos with demonstrations of techniques – now larger, with enhanced quality! Many of the videos include split-screen displays with close-ups for a clearer perspective. You can even view them in full-screen mode if you want to.

Music Tracking

Music Tracking

Highlighting of the music and lyrics as they’re heard makes it easy to follow along on guitar.

Audio Extras
MIDI Slider

Variable-speed MIDI

Slow 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!

Animated Fretboard

The 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.

Automatic Tuner

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.

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!

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.

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