April 3, 2012 in Music (E)
[prMac.com] Seattle, Washington - eMedia Music Corp., publisher of the world's best-selling series of guitar tutorial CD-ROMs, announces the release of its eMedia Guitar Method App for iPad, available now on the App Store.
The combination of eMedia's revolutionary multimedia guitar instruction software and the large, high-resolution display of iPad creates the ultimate in portable guitar instruction. Learn anytime, anywhere: at home, in the park, or when you travel. Just slip your iPad into your guitar case and go. The Multi-Touch interface of iPad makes interacting with songs and learning even easier - highlight a section of music by simply touching it with two fingers and pinching, then loop and repeat it to learn.
No previous guitar experience is needed to use the eMedia Guitar Method App as everything you need to start playing is included. eMedia's Animated Fretboard shows you what to play and supports right and left-handed players. Music Tracking highlights chords as they are played and Variable Speed Playback features MIDI tracks that can be slowed down. These tools help you learn at your own pace. The app also includes built-in accessories that make it the ultimate way to learn to play. The Automatic Tuner tunes your guitar quickly and easily with iPad's microphone. The Digital Metronome sets your tempo with audio and/or visual feedback. The Chord Dictionary includes fingering charts and recorded audio for over 250 chords.
eMedia Guitar Method's step-by-step approach is the easiest way to learn guitar. Over 120 lessons range from basics like stringing your guitar and playing simple chords to strumming styles, playing melodies, fingerpicking styles and reading tablature. Over 50 full-screen videos from instructor Kevin Garry, Ph.D. introduce each new technique, using split screens and close-ups of both hands. You then practice the technique slowly with exercises. Finally, you play a song that includes the new technique. By the end, you will be able to play songs such as "Knockin' on Heaven's Door", "Rock N' Me" and "Scarborough Fair", and be fully prepared for more advanced guitar technique.
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iOS 4.2 or later
* 260 MB
Pricing and Availability:
eMedia Guitar Method 1.0 is $19.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Music category.
eMedia Music Corporation is a software developer dedicated to producing high-quality, multimedia music instruction software. Formed in 1994 by Adrian Burton, formerly a manager at Microsoft Multimedia Publishing, eMedia is now the world's leading publisher of educational music software and DVDs. eMedia's titles have been critically acclaimed by sources such as Newsweek, Guitar One magazine and PC Magazine and have been endorsed by guitar legends such as Nancy Wilson of Heart and Peter Frampton, who hosted a famous, nationally broadcasted infomercial for eMedia Guitar Method. eMedia's excellence also has been recognized with several prestigious awards. eMedia has been honored with a Deloitte & Touche Fast 50 award recognizing the state's 50 fastest-growing technology companies as well as the Puget Sound Business Journal Washington's 100 Fastest-Growing Private Companies. In addition, eMedia has been named one of the state's Top 100 software companies for two years in a row by Washington CEO magazine and one of the state's Top 40 software companies. Impressively, eMedia also won best music software from the renowned Music and Sound Retailer Magazine an unprecedented 5 years in a row! Copyright (C) 2012 eMedia Music Corporation. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.