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Ten Amazing, Original Artist Recordings

  • “Statesboro Blues” performed by The Allman Brothers Band
  • “Smoking Gun” performed by Robert Cray
  • “Early In The Morning” performed by Buddy Guy
    with Jeff Beck and Eric Clapton
  • “The Thrill Is Gone” performed by B. B. King
  • “Hide Away” performed by Freddie King
  • “Boogie Chillen” performed by John Lee Hooker
  • “Cherry Red Wine” performed by Jonny Lang
  • “Crossfire” performed by Stevie Ray Vaughan
  • “Hoochie Coochie Man” performed by Muddy Waters
  • “Back Door Man” performed by Howlin’ Wolf

Interactive Feedback on Your Playing

Interactive Feedback shows you when you play the correct notes on your guitar as you progress through a song. With a microphone connected to your computer and a guitar in your hands (or a patch cord connecting your guitar and computer), play the notes in the 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 and music notation is easier than you ever thought possible!

Performance Evaluation

Listens through your computer’s microphone (or guitar’s patch cord) as you play along with the recording and highlights correctly played notes in melodic lines and solos. The notes are highlighted in green, yellow, or red depending on whether the correct note, a nearby note or a far off note was recognized. Also gives you an overall score.

Full Notation:
Full Notation
Chord Notation:
Chord Notation

Learn to Play Masterful Blues Guitar Solos

eMedia Masters of Blues Guitar can be enjoyed by guitar players of all skill levels. Learn how to play classic blues songs from the masters themselves! Simplified chord versions of the songs are ideal for beginners, while experienced players can learn note-for-note from the full transcriptions of both lead and rhythm parts. eMedia’s Animated Fretboard shows you the fingerings in real-time, so you don’t need to read music. Original recordings and variable-speed MIDI tracks let you learn at the tempo you choose. Looping lets you select and repeat tricky sections of a song.

Two Levels of Notation

Learn to play the song “note-for-note” or choose the simplified “chord-only” version for beginners! Additional MIDI tracks for each version allow you to adjust song tempo to your skill level. Looping feature allows you to highlight and play only a selected portion of the song.

Animated Fretboard

The Animated Fretboard displays fingering positions for you as the music plays. It allows you to see exactly how to play the song on a simulated guitar fretboard as you listen to the music and the music tracking highlights the notes being played on the screen.

Since you can highlight and loop any section of the music (or even double-click on a single note in the music), you can use the Animated Fretboard to make difficult sections or quick changes easier to manage and learn. Watch the fretboard come alive with real-time display of notes, including bends, vibrato, and slides! Includes both right- and left-handed views from both the perspective of looking down at your guitar and across at an instructor’s guitar. The Animated Fretboard makes it simple to follow and play along!

Playing Tips

Instructional material presents the chords and tips needed to master the song and also helps you emulate the tone and technique of the blues guitar greats.

Artist Biographies and Photos

Gain insights into the lives of the legends.

Automatic Tuner

Tune your guitar quickly and easily. A precision gauge allows you to play into your computer’s microphone (or through your guitar’s patch cord) and tune up interactively. Reference tuning notes are included. Includes custom tunings for specific songs when needed.

Digital Metronome

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

Digital Recorder

Save your recordings and play back to share and compare.

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