Learn to play lead guitar and more with eMedia Intermediate Guitar Method! Everything you need to take your playing beyond basic chords and melodies. New techniques are demonstrated in over 170 lessons with full-motion video, variable-speed MIDI, recorded audio, and our Animated Fretboard. You’ll learn to play solos like the ones Eric Clapton and Jimi Hendrix made famous, using newly acquired lead guitar skills. You’ll also find rhythm and fingerstyle chapters, plus lessons on the basics of improvisation. The Scale Directory chapter provides fingerings, recordings and variable-speed MIDI for over 200 scales! Also included are software accessories such as our Automatic Tuner, Digital Metronome, Recorder and 1000-Chord Dictionary featuring audio playback. Now with Interactive Feedback as you play melodies, remastered audio and videos, and full-screen lessons!
Note: Intermediate Guitar Method was previously titled Guitar Method Vol. 2.
Also available in a special 2 CD-ROM set as eMedia Guitar Method Deluxe and
as a 4 CD-ROM set, eMedia Guitar Collection!
Contents; review of basics including tablature, music notation and notes on the fretboard.
I. Melodic Guitar – Left-Hand Techniques
Hammer-ons, pull-offs, triplet slurs, trills, vibrato, slides and bends introduced in riffs and songs such as “Crawdad Hole,” “Jesu,” “Largo,” “Scarborough Fair,” “House of the Rising Sun” and 12-bar blues solo.
II. Rhythm Guitar – Barre Chords
E-shape and A-shape barre chords; chord progressions; interactive chord charts for all positions, barre chord excerpts for “Midnight Special,” “Watchtower” and “Touch of Grey;” chord charts; symbols.
III. Strumming Styles – Folk, Country, Blues & Rock
Bass-strum techniques; shuffle rhythm; palm muting; songs including “All Along the Watchtower,” “Drive On,” “Touch of Grey,” “Jet Airliner,” “I’m Your Captain,” “Sloop John B.”
IV. Using Scales and Building Chords
Intervals; scales (major, minor, blues, country, rock and other); chord construction (triads, seventh, extended and altered chords); circle of fifths; improvisation basics.
V. Guitar Solos
“Spoonful” (Dixon- and Clapton-style); “Touch of Grey” (Garcia); “Too Much to Lose” (Jeff Beck); “All Along the Watchtower” (Hendrix-style).
VI. Fingerstyle Guitar
Travis and arpeggio style; picking variations; harmonics; songs including “Dreamboat Annie,” “Time in a Bottle,” 12-bar blues, “Greensleeves,” “Für Elise,” “Malagueña,” “Romanza.”
Major, natural minor, blues, major pentatonic (country), minor pentatonic (rock) in open and closed (movable) fingerings.
Button symbols; program commands; tuner; chord dictionary; recorder; metronome; etc.
What reviewers are saying...
"You’ll be strumming, trilling and playing solos in no time with eMedia Guitar Method 2 [now called Intermediate Guitar Method]."
– Windows Magazine (Product of the Month)
"For guitarists who want to improve but who don’t want to enroll in hair guitar school, this intermediate, interactive CD-ROM [Intermediate Guitar Method] is a great way to learn guitar independently at your own speed."
– Musician Magazine
"The eMedia Intermediate Guitar Method is an extremely comprehensive tutorial... it’s rare to see someone use the level of foresight and planning that eMedia has on here."
– Ink 19 Magazine
"(Either disc) could keep a budding Eric Clapton or Chet Atkins busy for many months, which is more than can be said for most computer games on the market these days."
– Halifax Herald
and regarding Guitar Method...
"This is the ultimate way to learn how to play guitar! You learn at your own pace and it’s easy for anybody."
– Peter Frampton, guitar superstar
– PC Magazine
" — Check out eMedia’s Guitar Method CD-ROM. More than just music... my favorite feature is the built-in 'tape recorder' which allows you to record your performance and replay it. Ideal instruction for beginners."
– Toronto Sun
"Our biggest praise: Guitar Method, while teaching traditional theory, focuses on making learning simple and on letting students play 'real' songs quickly." "Its price is the cost of one traditional lesson. At that price, you can’t go wrong."
– EmergingStrategies.com review
"An instructional title worth pickin’
– Billboard Magazine
"I’ve been playing guitar for 35 years, and this is the best beginning program that anyone wanting to play guitar could own."
– Greg Heigh, WWBA Radio (Tampa, FL)
"For those who not only want to appreciate an art form but take part in it..."
– Consumer’s Digest
"Before you know it, you’ll be an international star."
– Discovery Channel
"You could spend a lot more on guitar lessons, an electronic tuner, a chord book and a metronome, and still not get as much as you might out of this CD-ROM."
– Boston Globe
"One of the best music tutorials I’ve seen... Guitar Method can help you become an accomplished journeyman guitarist."
From survey responses, our customers rate this product:
4.6 out of 5.0, based upon 54 survey responses.
What our customers are saying...
"I rate it 5/5 stars. Would recommend it to anyone looking to improve their playing. The reason I play in the first place is because of the beginner method."
– Colin H. of Boynton Beach, FL
"It’s really a pleasure to learn playing guitar with this method."
– Jacques Szymanski of France
"I like it because it is easy since it has a good methodology; I mean the step by step teaching makes the learning process easy to follow and enjoy. I tried other methods, and I think this is the best."
– Ernesto Veliz of Houston, TX
"I love the Intermediate eMedia disk. It provides me with hours of enjoyment, and I’m learning such great stuff. Keep them coming!"
– Barbara Rosa of Edmonton, AB
"Easy to follow lessons, very good!"
– Noah Smith
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