Synopses & Reviews
The Complete Idiot's Guide(R) series is among the most popular and trusted brands in the world, and is proud to feature The Complete Idiot's Guide(R) to Learning Guitar CD-ROM (Windows/Mac compatible). Produced by Alfred Music, the worldwide leader in music education products since 1922, this award-winning ("Gold Medal" -- TopTenReviews(tm)) software is the most easy-to-use guitar course ever for beginners of all ages. Perfect for beginners with no prior musical training or as a refresher course for those who have played before, The Complete Idiot's Guide(R) to Learning Guitar features easy-to-follow, step-by-step, interactive full-motion video lessons with a professional guitar instructor who guides you through the entire course. For use with both acoustic and electric guitars, beginners learn to play over 60 songs from the most popular musical styles including: acoustic, blues, country, folk, heavy metal, jazz, and rock in both standard music notation and the ever-popular Guitar TAB. Beginners will also learn all of the necessary techniques, chords, scales, and cool licks and guitar solos!
Interactive software also features:
* An interactive guitar tuner -- simply put your Complete Idiot's Guide(R) to Learning Guitar disc into your computer and tune-up your guitar with the easy-to-use point-and-click guitar tuner. Just click on a string to hear how it should sound and instantly tune your guitar!
* An interactive guitar chord dictionary -- want to instantly know how to play any and every guitar chord? Simply select the interactive guitar chord dictionary from the home screen of your Complete Idiot's Guide(R) to Learning Guitar disc, and select a chord! Major, minor, diminished, 7th chords, jazz chords, they're all there!
* An interactive GuitarView(tm) song player clearly demonstrates all the songs for you! See exactly how each song should be played, including note names, finger numbers, scale degrees, and advanced
Not just for idiots! The Complete Idiot's Guide to Learning Guitar is perfect for beginners of all ages. Featuring lessons on how to read standard music notation and TAB, ideal for use with acoustic and electric guitars, and including over 60 popular songs covering rock, heavy metal, blues, country, jazz, and folk styles, the guide teaches how to play chords, scales, and cool licks with lessons in full-motion video with high quality digital audio sound.
The Interactive GuitarView song player allows viewers to see exactly how each song should be played, including note names, finger numbers, scale degrees, and advanced techniques such as slides, bends, hammer-ons, pull-offs, and vibrato. Plus, the guitar fretboard syncs note-for-note to standard and TAB notation, and users can adjust the tempo of digital audio files without changing the pitch! Be ready to play from the most popular guitar folios and even play in a band! The Complete Idiot's Guide to Learning Guitar features everything you need to start playing now!