Shop now Shop now Shop now  Up to 70% Off Fashion  Shop all Amazon Fashion Cloud Drive Photos Shop now Learn More Shop now Shop now Shop Fire Shop Kindle Shop now Shop now Shop now
Customer Review

4.0 out of 5 stars Good, but with limitations, 13 May 2013
This review is from: Guitar for Dummies (PC/Mac) (Software)
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
There's no escaping it - the best way to learn guitar is with an actual human teacher. You can watch them play (and get them to slow down), ask them questions, and more helpfully have them correct your mistakes. You get none of that the way I started to learn - from a book. So software like this sits somewhere in the middle. There are dozens of videos, so you can copy what someone else is doing rather than just following text and still images from a book, and the songs featured can be slowed down so you can master the more complex parts before speeding up to normal speed. The animated fingerboard also makes it perfectly clear where to put the fingers.

Of course, it has its limitations. The CD-ROM comes alone in the box, so you need to be sitting in front of a computer to follow its lessons. It would probably be best to use this in conjunction with a book. I used the Keep It Simple Series book, but the actual printed Dummies book might be just as useful. For better or worse, many of the songs featured in this software are the same ones you'll find in pretty much every teach-yourself product. And most of the songs you really want to play probably have some perfectly adequate close-up video someone has put on a certain internet video website, and they're free.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No

Be the first person to comment on this review.

[Add comment]
Post a comment
To insert a product link use the format: [[ASIN:ASIN product-title]] (What's this?)
Amazon will display this name with all your submissions, including reviews and discussion posts. (Learn more)
Name:
Badge:
This badge will be assigned to you and will appear along with your name.
There was an error. Please try again.
Please see the full guidelines ">here.

Official Comment

As a representative of this product you can post one Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
The following name and badge will be shown with this comment:
 (edit name)
After clicking on the Post button you will be asked to create your public name, which will be shown with all your contributions.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.  Learn more
Otherwise, you can still post a regular comment on this review.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
 
System timed out

We were unable to verify whether you represent the product. Please try again later, or retry now. Otherwise you can post a regular comment.

Since you previously posted an Official Comment, this comment will appear in the comment section below. You also have the option to edit your Official Comment.   Learn more
The maximum number of Official Comments have been posted. This comment will appear in the comment section below.   Learn more
Prompts for sign-in
  [Cancel]


Review Details