Guitar for Dummies Deluxe - Mac|Windows

You played and mastered those guitar-simulation video games like a champ, but now you really want to learn how to play the instrument. With this handy software, you'll learn everything about your guitar inside and out and develop and hone your skills, so you can shred like the pros. Hang up the air guitar and learn how to play the real thing with easy, step-by-step lessons.

Grab your favorite axe and get ready to play like the pros with Guitar For Dummies Deluxe. This two-disc set features Level 1 and 2 discs, and includes more than 180 step-by-step, video-enhanced lessons that take you from the basics, such as playing chords and strumming, reading musical notation, fingerpicking and more. Learn about the guitar and how to hold your instrument. Serenade your audience with Arpeggio and Travis fingerpicking. Gain an understanding about movable power chords and modern rock strumming. With in-depth lessons from professional guitarist Kevin Garry, Ph.D., from the University of Colorado at Boulder, you'll be learning how to play like your idols in no time at all. The software also includes an automatic tuner, metronome, digital recorder and a chord dictionary, so you can get your rhythm, technique and sound down before you start mastering your favorites. Take a look at the Finger Tracker to see what note you're playing, and watch where you should be placing your fingers as the animated fretboard shows you the finger positions while the music plays. With some determination, hard work and a little practice, Guitar For Dummies will have you playing through your favorite tunes. No more excuses. Tune your instrument and start playing like you've always wanted.
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Product Details

  • Publisher: eMedia
  • Release Date: 10/15/2014
  • Cloud Based Software: No
  • Color Category: Multi
  • Model Number: FD09103
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Product Features

Includes Guitar For Dummies Levels 1 and 2, featuring more than 180 step-by-step lessons that teach you the guitar inside and out, including simple chords and strumming, adding accents, reading musical notation, fingerpicking and more

Get in-depth lessons from professional guitarist, Kevin Garry, Ph.D., from the University of Colorado at Boulder, who demonstrates techniques in helpful, full-motion videos

Play along with live recorded songs or MIDI tracks that you can slow down or speed up to accommodate your skill level

Get a closer look at what you're learning in more than 50 high-quality videos with full-screen option

See what you're playing as the Finger Tracker shows you the note you're playing on the fretboard

Watch where your fingers should be as the animated fretboard displays the finger positions while the music plays

Play more than 80 hit songs, including two versions of "Knockin' on Heaven's Door," "Little Red Rooster," "Scarborough Fair," "Downtown Train," "Ode to Joy," "House of the Rising Sun," "Dreamboat Annie," "Uncle John's Band," "La Bamba" and more

Includes an automatic tuner, metronome, digital recorder and chord dictionary

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