Learn How to Play Lead Guitar, Jazz Chords, New Fingerpicking Patterns, Music Theory, and More.
Enhance both rhythm guitar and lead guitar technique with eMedia Intermediate Guitar Method. This complete method features over 170 guitar lessons designed to advance your playing and was created by music professor and award-winning guitarist Kevin Garry, Ph.D. University of Colorado-Boulder.
Guitar scales, Travis fingerpicking, jazz chords, strumming patterns, bar chords (barre chords), and more are covered in these intermediate-to-advanced guitar lessons. Learn guitar songs with classic riffs like those played by Eric Clapton and Jimi Hendrix. The included rock and blues lessons use guitar scales, string bends, and vibrato to teach you how to play lead guitar. eMedia Interactive Feedback technology (not found in video guitar lessons) helps you to learn faster!
Improve Your Guitar Skills and Techniques
Interactive Feedback on Your Playing
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. You’ll discover that reading tablature and music notation is easier than you ever thought possible!
Note and Finger Tracker
The Note Tracker and Finger Tracker tools makes it easier to see what note you’re playing by displaying the note as music notation and on eMedia’s Animated Fretboard. You’ll be able to correct your playing quickly and learn to read music fast!
Over 170 Step-by-Step Guitar Lessons
You’ll learn to play solos like the ones Eric Clapton and Jimi Hendrix made famous, using newly acquired skills such as hammer-ons, pull-offs, bends, vibrato, and slides. Barre chords and different strumming styles are covered in the rhythm chapters, and there’s a fingerstyle chapter as well. Intervals, scales, and the basics of improvisation are also covered in this comprehensive volume. As with Guitar Method, your instructor Kevin Garry, Ph.D., provides clear and friendly instruction.
eMedia Intermediate Guitar Method features songs in a variety of genres to make learning fun and memorable – including Rock, Blues, Folk, Country, and Classical! Our latest version includes dynamic, enhanced, multi-track audio playback of hit songs popularized by well-known artists, such as:
Over 30 Guitar Lesson Videos
Professional guitar instructor Kevin Garry, Ph.D., guides you in over 30 videos with demonstrations of techniques – now larger, with enhanced quality! You can even view them in full-screen mode if you want to.
Music Notation Display Options
Learn via guitar tablature or standard music notation through this easily accessible menu option.
Highlighting of the music and lyrics as they’re heard makes it easy to follow along on guitar.
Slows down the audio to any tempo, while the Animated Fretboard shows song fingerings as the music plays. Learn at the pace best suited to you!
Fingerings, recordings and variable-speed MIDI for over 150 scales make practicing and learning new scales easy. When scales are introduced in the lesson material, they are followed by sample songs applying those scales, making the learning experience practical and fun.
An interactive Circle of Fifths helps teach music theory and is linked to scales in the Scale Directory chapter in Intermediate Guitar Method. Intervals, chord construction, the basics of improvisation, and modes are also covered.
Watch the fretboard come alive with real-time display of notes, including bends, vibrato, and slides! It displays fingering positions for you as the music plays. This allows you to see exactly how to play the song on a simulated guitar fretboard as you listen to the music and the music tracking highlights the notes. Since you can highlight and loop any section of the music (or even double-click on a single note in the music), you can use the Animated Fretboard to make difficult sections or quick changes easier to manage and learn. The Animated Fretboard makes it simple to follow along with the lesson content. Includes option for both right- and left-handed views, and, just for fun, choose from six different fretboard skins modeled after classic guitars!
Tune your guitar quickly and easily. A precision gauge allows you to play into your computer’s microphone and tune up interactively. Reference guitar tuning notes are also included.
Includes fingering charts and recorded sounds for over 1000 chords! Easy access helps you learn songs with new chords quickly. The Chord Dictionary is an indispensable reference tool.
Set your tempo and practice keeping a steady beat with audio and visual indicators.
Save your recordings and play back to share and compare.
Note: eMedia Intermediate Guitar Method was previously titled eMedia Guitar Method Volume 2.
Contents; review of basics including tablature, music notation and notes on the fretboard.
I. Melodic Guitar – Left-Hand Techniques
Hammer-ons, pull-offs, triplet slurs, trills, vibrato, slides and bends introduced in riffs and songs such as “Crawdad Hole,” “Jesu,” “Largo,” “Scarborough Fair,” “House of the Rising Sun” and 12-bar blues solo.
II. Rhythm Guitar – Barre Chords
E-shape and A-shape barre chords; chord progressions; interactive chord charts for all positions, barre chord excerpts for “Midnight Special,” “Watchtower” and “Touch of Grey;” chord charts; symbols.
III. Strumming Styles – Folk, Country, Blues & Rock
Bass-strum techniques; shuffle rhythm; palm muting; songs including “All Along the Watchtower,” “Drive On,” “Touch of Grey,” “Jet Airliner,” “I’m Your Captain,” “Sloop John B.”
IV. Using Scales and Building Chords
Intervals; scales (major, minor, blues, country, rock and other); chord construction (triads, seventh, extended and altered chords); circle of fifths; improvisation basics.
V. Guitar Solos
“Spoonful” (Dixon- and Clapton-style); “Touch of Grey” (Garcia); “Too Much to Lose” (Jeff Beck); “All Along the Watchtower” (Hendrix-style).
VI. Fingerstyle Guitar
Travis and arpeggio style; picking variations; harmonics; songs including “Dreamboat Annie,” “Time in a Bottle,” 12-bar blues, “Greensleeves,” “Für Elise,” “Malagueña,” “Romanza.”
Major, natural minor, blues, major pentatonic (country), minor pentatonic (rock) in open and closed (movable) fingerings.
Button symbols; program commands; tuner; chord dictionary; recorder; metronome; etc.