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Rock Guitar For Dummies

Rock Guitar For Dummies

The fast and easy way to start playing rock guitar!
Retail Box - Macintosh/Windows -  $29.95 



Product Information

Rock Guitar For Dummies makes learning quick and easy with over 70 audio and video-enhanced guitar lessons and rock gear tips. You can start from scratch, and our revolutionary teaching style will have you playing songs, chords, and riffs within minutes! Instant Feedback listens to your playing and highlights notes played correctly in melodies so you can learn faster.

Your teacher is Instructor Charles McCrone,a graduate of the cutting-edge Guitar Institute of Technology, has over 25 years of playing and teaching experience. Discover how to play rock guitar including how to string and tune your guitar, play simple chords, full chords, power chords and much more!

The over 70 lessons cover all the techniques needed to play rock, punk, and metal, including movable power chords, effects pedals, yanks, hammer-ons, pull-offs, palm muting, distorted riffs, the blues scale, using feedback, the whammy bar, and more!

Features

Features

Play hit songs like:

  • “Lake of Fire” by Nirvana
  • “You Really Got Me” by Van Halen
  • “All Day and All of the Night” by The Kinks
  • “Don't Fear the Reaper” by Blue yster Cult
  • “Tomorrow” by Silverchair
  • “All Right Now” by Free
  • ... and many more!
Table of contents

Over 70 Step-by-Step Lessons
The easy-to-follow lessons cover all the techniques needed to play rock, punk, and metal, including movable power chords, effects pedals, yanks, hammer-ons, pull-offs, palm muting, distorted riffs, the blues scale, using feedback, the whammy bar, and more!

Instant Feedback

Instant Feedback
Instant Feedback shows you when you play the correct notes on your guitar as you progress through an exercise. With a microphone connected to your computer and a guitar in your hands, play the notes in the exercise (or song) on any screen featuring the "ear" icon in the upper right corner and the computer will highlight the notes for you in green.

Animated Fret Board

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.

Instant Feedback

Finger Tracker
Play into the computer's microphone to see what note you're playing on the fretboard. You'll be able to correct your playing faster!

Over 30 High Quality Videos

Over 30 High Quality Videos
In over 30 full-motion videos, host Steve Rock demonstrates techniques. Split-screen videos provide close-ups as needed.

Automatic Tuner

Automatic Tuner
Tune your guitar quickly and easily! Play into your computer's microphone and tune up interactively. Reference tuning notes are included.

Chord Dictionary

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

Digital Metronome
Set your own speed and keep a steady beat with audio or visual feedback.

Plus...

Music Tracking

Music Tracking

Variable-Speed MIDI

Variable-Speed MIDI

Digital Recorder

Digital Recorder

MINIMUM SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS:

Windows® XP, Windows Vista, Windows® 7, and Windows® 8, Pentium® Processor 300MHz or faster, 256MB RAM, 512MB free hard drive space, keyboard & mouse, CD-ROM drive. Macintosh® OS X 10.4 or later, Intel® processor 300MHz or faster, 256MB RAM, 512MB free hard drive space, keyboard & mouse, CD-ROM drive.