The Fast and Easy Way to LearneMedia Guitar For Dummies features songs in a variety of genres to make learning fun and memorable! This version includes dynamic, enhanced, multitrack audio playback of hit songs popularized by well-known artists, such as:
- Bob Dylan ("Knockin' on Heaven's Door")
- Rolling Stones/The Doors ("Little Red Rooster")
- The Steve Miller Band ("Rock N' Me")
- Rod Stewart/Tom Waits ("Downtown Train")
- The Grateful Dead ("Uncle John's Band")Also included are popular songs, including "Scarborough Fair," "La Bamba," "Midnight Special" and many others.
Over 80 Step-by-Step LessonsArranged in seven chapters, the lessons cover the basics from holding, stringing, and tuning the guitar to playing chords and culminating in an introduction to rock riffs, power chords and strumming styles. Lessons include a variety of exercises and songs. There are over 40 high quality videos that are now viewable at full-screen size! On-screen teacher Kevin Garry, Ph.D., provides clear and friendly instruction.
Resizable User InterfaceWe've made the content window size adjustable, and it even maximizes to your fill your monitor so these guitar lessons are the easiest to read and follow!
Animated FretboardDisplays 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. Fretboard skins are designed in the style of Rickenbacker, Strat, Gretsch, '59 Les Paul and more!
Over 40 High Quality VideosProfessional guitar instructor Kevin Garry, Ph.D., guides you in over 40 videos with demonstrations of techniques
- now larger, with enhanced quality and viewable at full-screen size!
Audio TrackingHighlighting of the music and lyrics as they're heard makes it easy to follow along on guitar.
Variable-Speed MIDISlows 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!
Automatic TunerTune 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 DictionaryIncludes fingering charts and recorded sounds for over 250 chords. Easy access helps you learn songs with chords quickly. An indispensable reference tool!
Digital MetronomeAllows 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 tempo, from largo to presto.
Digital RecorderRecord 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.
- Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8 / 10
- CD-ROM or Download
- Macintosh System Requirements:
- macOS 10.5 to 10.14
- CD-ROM or Download
- (Internet connection recommended for online activation.)
- Attention Mac users: As you may be aware, Apple has decided to discontinue support for 32-bit applications starting in macOS 10.15 (Catalina). If you wish to use eMedia software which requires 32-bit support, do not upgrade past OS X 10.14 (Mojave). eMedia is working on a new version that will support Catalina and future versions of macOS, but do not yet have a release date for it.
When will I receive my shipment?
We ship on business days (Saturday, Sunday, and holidays are not business days). Packages ship from Mississippi, Nevada, New Jersey, or Ohio -- we cannot guarantee that any product will ship from a specific warehouse. Expedited Shipping (1-Day Air and 2-Day Air) is the only way to guarantee that you will receive an item within a certain time frame. Delivery estimates for expedited shipping options are listed on the product page for the item in question. All expedited shipments are delivered Monday-Friday.
Ground Shipping typically takes 1-4 business days from the date of shipment (for orders within the 48 contiguous United States). Residential ground and Free 2-Day shipments are delivered Tuesday-Saturday. Commercial ground and Free 2-Day shipments are delivered Monday-Friday. Make sure to select the proper address type for your address in checkout, as delays may occur if your selection is incorrect.
For APO/FPO customers, all orders ship via USPS. Expedited shipping is not available. Tracking for these orders is not available.
For customers shipping to a PO Box, the order may need to be shipped via USPS. For this reason, expected delivery dates cannot be guaranteed.
Do you ship to my location?
For most products shipping to the continental United States, customers may choose Ground, 2-Day Air, or 1-Day Air delivery. We also ship to Alaska and Hawaii; however, due to carrier restrictions, we cannot ground-ship to those states.
In addition, we ships to the following destinations, though some restrictions apply:
- Puerto Rico
- U.S. Territories
See instructions below for how to search the site by our eligible shipping destinations.
Note: We cannot change a shipping address on an order after it has shipped. If an order is returned because it couldn't be received at the listed shipping address, we will accept the return but will not refund the shipping charges.
We ship a lot of our most popular gear to Canada! To determine if item(s) ship to Canada, add the item(s) to your cart and enter your shipping postal code. Items that ship to Canada are sent via International Air, and delivery is typically 2-5 business days from the date of shipment.
Canadian orders are charged in U.S. dollars. Actual charges are dependent on your bank's conversion rate. Your bank may assess additional fees for international orders.
Although items shipped to Canada receive their full factory warranty, they must be returned to a United States service center for repairs. We're not responsible for any shipping or customs fees incurred in such a case.
We ship many items to Puerto Rico. To determine if item(s) ship to Puerto Rico, add the item(s) to your cart and enter your shipping zip code. Eligible items ship via International Air, and typically arrive 2-5 business days from the date of shipment.
We ship to APO/FPO addresses for free, though over-sized items may be ineligible. To determine if item(s) ship to your APO/FPO address, add the item(s) to your cart and enter your shipping zip code.
We ship eligible products to American Samoa, the Federated States of Micronesia, Guam, the Marshall Islands, the Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, and the Virgin Islands. Eligible items typically arrive 2-7 business days from the date of shipment.
What about customs fees?
Please be aware of customs fees such as taxes and duties, which are not included in our shipping charges. Customs fees vary from location to location. Please check with your local customs office for more information on the fees in your area. If you refuse to pay these fees, your order will not be delivered. We cannot refund shipping charges if an item is returned due to refusal to pay fees, and a restocking fee may be applied to cover the cost of return shipping. Customs fees are non-refundable.
Which items ship immediately?
Most orders ship the same business day your order is placed when you place a valid order before the shipping deadline.
Immediate shipment is available Monday-Friday. A valid order placed before 5 p.m. EST will ship the same day when using Ground or Free 2-Day shipping. Ground and Free 2-Day shipping orders placed after 5 p.m. EST will ship the next business day. Many orders using an expedited shipping method (2 Day Air or Next Day Air), and placed before 10 p.m. EST, will ship the same day.
Shipment and availability information updates from our warehouse to our website almost in real time. We are highly confident of the status of each item when you view a page. However, we do not reserve inventory being viewed or even placed in shopping carts, so we cannot guarantee an item's availability until you have placed your order. In particular, if you have been in the checkout area for more than about 10 minutes, we do recommend that you refresh the page to get the most current inventory prior to checking out.
What is a valid order?
A valid order is for a valid item at a valid price, placed with a credit card with complete and verifiable address and other information. Details.
Does immediate shipment mean immediate delivery?
Once an order is shipped, our carriers (Federal Express and UPS) typically guarantee a service time for when the order will be delivered to you. Our carriers have a very good record of delivering at their promised service time. We will ship immediately, and on all items, we will refund expedited shipping charges if the carrier's service levels for your chosen shipping method are not met.
If a product is in stock, is there any reason it will not ship immediately?
Exceptions are very unusual, but here are some examples of reasons that might prevent us from shipping immediately:
- Warehouse, call center, or web operations lose power or telecom connectivity.
- Warehouse, call center, or web operations lose capability due to adverse weather (blizzard), safety threat, or other factors.
What can I do if I don't feel you've lived up to your guarantees?
If you ever feel we have not lived up to any of our guarantees, we want to know about it -- and we want a chance to do right if we agree. Contact Us.