70+ Songs: Guitar Method 1 features songs covering rock, blues, classical, country and folk genres to make learning fun and memorable. Dynamic, multi-track audio has been added to our latest version which includes many hit songs popularized by artists such as Bob Dylan ("Knockin' on Heaven's Door"), Rolling Stones/Doors ("Little Red Rooster"), the Steve Miller Band ("Rock N' Me"), Heart ("Dreamboat Annie"), Rod Stewart/Tom Waits ("Downtown Train") and the Grateful Dead ("Uncle John's Band"). Also included are popular songs such as "Scarborough Fair," "La Bamba," "Midnight Special," "Ode to Joy," "Minuet," "Greensleeves," "House of the Rising Sun" and many others.
Music Notation Display Options: Learn via guitar tablature or standard music notation through this easily accessible menu option.
Animated Fretboard: Displays fingering positions as the music plays. It allows you to see exactly how to play the song on a guitar fretboard as you hear the music. Music tracking highlights the notes being played on the screen, making it simple to follow along. Includes option for both right- and left-handed views.
Variable-speed MIDI: Slows down the audio to any tempo, while the Animated Fretboard shows song fingering as the music plays. Learn at the pace best suited to your skill level!
155 Step-by-Step Lessons: Arranged in ten chapters, the lessons cover the basics from holding/stringing/tuning the guitar to playing chords and melodies, culminating in an explanation of fingerpicking styles and reading standard music notation. Lessons include a variety of exercises and songs. In total, there are over 30 full-motion videos and over three hours of audio and video! On-screen teacher Kevin Garry, Ph.D., provides clear and friendly instruction.
Automatic Tuner: Tune your guitar quickly and easily. A precision gauge allows you to play into your computer's microphone and immediately get feedback to see if you're too high or too low. Full audio reference notes also provided.
Chord Dictionary: Includes fingering charts and recorded sounds for over 250 chords. Easy access helps you learn songs with new chords quickly. An indispensable reference tool!
Digital Metronome: Allows you to set your own tempo and work on your picking speed, rhythm and timing. Provides both visual cue and/or audio tick. Full range of tempi, from largo to presto.
Digital Recorder: Record and play yourself back! This feature allows you to compare your recordings with the instructor's version, fine tune your skills and store musical ideas.