eMedia Blues Guitar Legends [Old Version]

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Blues Guitar Legends is a groundbreaking title that teaches how to play blues classics, utilizing the original master recordings. This marks the first time that high-fidelity CD-audio tracks have been incorporated into a guitar CD-ROM tutorial. Original artist recordings of the songs are synched to an animated fretboard that displays and highlights fingering positions in real-time, on a virtual guitar neck. Complete, note-for-note transcriptions of both lead and rhythm guitar parts are included, with standard notation and guitar tablature both present on each song screen. Songs include: -The Allman Brothers ("Statesboro Blues") -Robert Cray ("Smokin' Gun") -Buddy Guy ("Early in the Morning") -John Lee Hooker ("Boogie Chillen'") -B.B. King ("The Thrill Is Gone") -Freddie King ("Hide Away") -Jonny Lang ("Cherry Red Wine") -Stevie Ray Vaughan ("Crossfire") -Muddy Waters ("Hoochie Coochie Man") -Howlin' Wolf ("Back Door Man")

System Requirements - Windows: XP, Vista, 7 - Mac OS X: 10.4 to 10.7
(Please see "eMedia Masters of Blues Guitar" for newer computers.)


Learn how to play classic blues songs from the masters themselves with eMedia's Blues Guitar Legends. Simplified chord versions of the songs are ideal for beginners, while experienced players can learn note for note from the full transcriptions of both lead and rhythm parts. The animated fretboard shows you the fingerings in real time, so that you don't need to read music. Original recordings and variable-speed MIDI tracks let you learn at the tempo that you choose, while looping lets you select and repeat tricky sections of a song. The software package comes with 10 original artist recordings, including "Statesboro Blues," performed by the Allman Brothers Band; "Smoking Gun," performed by Robert Cray; "Early in the Morning," performed by Buddy Guy, with Jeff Beck and Eric Clapton; and "The Thrill Is Gone," performed by B.B. King. Full and simplified versions of each song help you to learn to play the song note for note. Instructional material presents the chords and playing tips that are needed to master the song, and helps you emulate the tone and technique of the blues guitar greats. Watch the fretboard come alive with the Animated Fretboard, a real-time display of notes, including bends, vibrato, and slides. This includes both right- and left-handed views from the perspectives of looking both down at your guitar and across at an instructor's guitar. Visually tune your electric or acoustic guitar by playing into a computer microphone. This automatic tuner also includes custom tunings for specific songs, when needed, and provides audio reference notes for each string. A metronome allows you to set your own tempo and work on your picking speed, rhythm, and timing. It provides a visual cue and/or audio tick, and a full range of tempi--from largo to presto. One of the more useful features of Blues Guitar Legends is the Recorder, which lets you record and play back your recording, and allows you to compare your recordings with the originals, fine-tune your skills, and store musical ideas. This extensive package also offers insights into the lives of the legends, with artist biographies and photographs. Additionally, eMedia's Blues Guitar Legends is an enhanced CD-ROM, and can be played on either an audio CD player or your computer.

Product Features

Blues Guitar Legends teaches 10 monumental blues songs Original artist recordings are synched to an animated fretboard that displays fingering positions on a virtual guitar neck. Complete, note-for-note transcriptions of both lead and rhythm guitar parts, plus simple chord-based versions are all included. MIDI audio tracks supplement the master recordings of each song, enabling students to learn at a tempo best-suited to their skill level. Built-in accessories include an automatic tuner, metronome and built-in recorder.

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