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Guitar Lessons From Your PC

Boot Camp feature for Wednesday, January 20, 1999

Guitar instructions from your PC. I'm Fred Fishkin with Bootcamp, a report on computers and technology. There are several pretty good software programs on the market that can help you learn how to play the guitar. One of the best is the Guitar Method series from eMedia and the newest CD ROM, Guitar Songs. eMedia's Bart DeCoster...

"The way it works is that as a person is going step by step through the lessons, there's full motion video, with an onscreen teacher, so that you can repeat things over and over again and see reflected onscreen how to apply certain techniques to what you're trying to learn. And along the way, there's a built in tuner so that you can tune up your guitar very quickly. There's also some interactiveness with record and playback. You've got a metronome and a chord dictionary and the best thing of all...you've got some great songs coming from a variety of genres...

(sound)Featuring some well known artists like Peter Frampton. And the software lets you play along...

"We have incorporated a thing known as an animated fret board and you can see exactly in time where to place your hands on the guitar neck and how to play the song."

Guitar Songs sells for under thirty dollars. You can find more information at emedia.org