Research has proven that children who play an instrument do better in school, make friends more easily, are more creative, learn self-discipline and gain self-confidence. In eMedia My Electric Guitar, an animated character named Rocky the Guitar leads kids through lessons by Charles McCrone, graduate of the cutting-edge Guitar Institute of Technology (GIT) and professional guitar instructor.
My Electric Guitar covers the basics, such as tuning your guitar and learning about your gear, and moves on to playing songs, learning riffs, and much more. An animated fretboard shows you where to put your fingers as the live recorded audio plays. With MIDI tracks, the speed of the music can be adjusted so you can learn at your own pace. Additional features such as an automatic tuner, metronome, chord dictionary, and digital recorder are all included. My Electric Guitar is the perfect way to introduce children to playing the electric guitar!
Ages 7 and up.
I. Introduction, About the Guitar, Preparing to Play
Welcome; using the electric guitar, about the electric guitar, amplifiers, electric guitar sizes, the guitar strings; tuning the guitar; holding the electric guitar; to stand or not to stand, right and left hand and finger positions; string, fret, and finger numbering; reading chord charts; Animated Fretboard
II. Power Chords, First Strum Patterns, Palm Muting
The musical alphabet, open position power chords, open position power chord song, The Power Chord Game, adding the double-strum, playing down and up strongs, AC/DC-style power chord song, adding accented strums, Rocky Be Goode, shifting the accented struyms, palm muting, Rock Steady with Palm Muting
III. Intro to TAB, Rock Riffs, Playing The Blues
Introducing TAB notation, picking an open string, picking on two strings, picking on three strings, fingering with the left hand, left hand exercises, minor rock riff, major rock riff, playing the blues scale, E blues scale riff, applying the E blues scale riff, alternate picking, the blues rhythm, the blues boogie, the 12-bar Blues
IV. Movable Power Chords, Power Chord Riffs, The “Chika”
Movable power chords, Led Zeppelin-Style power chords, The Movable Power Chord Game 1 & 2, power chord riffs, melodic power chord riffs, power chords on the 5th string, palm muting with power chords, the “chika”
IV. The “Yank”, Bends, Hammer-Ons, Pull-Offs, Blues Scales, Lead Licks
The “Yank”, classic rock riff with “yank”, introducing bent notes, bend lick, introducing hammer-ons, hammer-on riff, introducing pull-offs, pull-off exercises, the movable blues scale, lead licks with the A blues scale, additional lead licks, Your Turn to Lead!