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Electric Guitar Coach

Platform : Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows Me, Windows XP, Windows 95, Windows NT
4.0 out of 5 stars 12 customer reviews

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  • 60 interactive guitar lessons
  • 60 hours of study
  • 200 video clips
  • 9 famous songs by great artists
  • 20 essential technique and chord exercises
  • 100 full band backing tracks at variable speeds
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System Requirements

  • Platform:   Windows 98 / 2000 / Me / XP / 95 / NT
  • Media: CD-ROM
  • Item Quantity: 1
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Product details

  • Item Weight: 181 g
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  • ASIN: B000056HC8
  • Release Date: 12 May 2000
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,272 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes

Product Description

Product Description

Electric Guitar Coach makes learning and improving playing quickand enjoyable. If you play already it will be a great practicepartner with ‘real audio’ full band backing tracks andin-depth multimedia instruction. Electric Guitar Coach wi

Amazon.co.uk Review

Electric GuitarCoach does exactly what it says on the box: it introduces electric guitar techniques--riffs, soloing and chord positions--and gives a graded series of lessons that build towards playing a selection of popular songs that include Black Sabbath's old warhorse "Paranoid" and the Bryan Adams' "Run to You". The easy-to-use interface will be familiar to anyone who has used the acoustic GuitarCoach, as will the on-screen tabulature and video clips that show both right and left hand positions. As with its acoustic counterpart, this is a real improvement on the many instructional videos on the market. But for the absolute beginner it should be seen as a supplement to learning with a good teacher, not as a substitute.--Mark Walker

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It has been a long standing dream of mine to be able to play guitar. I listen to mostly alternative rock so the tracks listed on the box made up my mind to finally take the bull by the horns and go for it.
Within hours I was producing some recognisable sounds and found myself playing along to one of my favourite Green Day tracks - Good Riddance (Time of your life). The package is very well structered into levels with each level being subdivided into categories. At the end of each level are a few well known songs for you to try out your new skills. All of the lessons, exercises and "cool trax" (their term - not mine!) are broken down into bite size chunks with video clips and then brought back together for you to play with or without a virtual band as backing. It covers all of the common left and right hand techniques that the "real boys" use such as palm muting, slides, bends, fret hand muting, etc as well as giving you a solid grounding on how to read guitar tab notation which is readily available across the web.
My only gripe with the whole thing is that it tends to gloss over the music theory and jumps straight into getting you playing. Whilst this sounds like a good thing, it does limit you in trying new things once you have covered the exercises. What it does do is to install confidence and spurs you on to achieve the next goal it sets.
To sum up, its an excellant starting point for the absolute beginner but don't expect to be still using it 6 months down the line - you will have moved on. Complete the course though, and you will be able to convince your friends you really can play that nice shiney guitar you've bought. My personal fave is the Clapton riff from "Sunshine of your love". It'll get 'em every time!
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By A Customer on 12 Mar. 2003
As a very mediocre musician I found this software to be invaluable for two main reasons. The first is that it starts at the beginning, it does not assume you can play and need a refresher or that you are too proud to be told what to do.
The second is the quality of the video audio. Not grainy or poor resolution, you really can clearly see what is happening, where your fingers need to be on the fretboard and what to play. This is the whole point of this kind of product in my view, why bother with a CD Rom otherwise? This makes this better than any tuition book and the ease of use and high quality makes it better than any video.
The songs included are contemporary and worth learning in their own right, really good software all round
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By A Customer on 8 Dec. 2003
this is the best software i have come across,it,s well stuctured and is ideal for beginners great choice of songs with ability to slow them down,plus rehersal with band with or without lead part, sound quality is excellent.
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By A Customer on 5 Jan. 2005
This software is EXCELLENT!
After hours of searching the internet looking for some good guitar software ive finally found it.
There are 5 Different levels of difficulty to tackle which will leave you sitting at my cumputer actually "Playing" for hours not wanting to put your guitar down. Popular songs with Video makes things so much easier. You can even play at half tempo until you get used to playing and then play at full tempo.
With nice easy to follow lessens in sections anyone will be able to follow and make quick progress with this program!
I cant say enough good things about it, my playing has come on really well and quickly i cant wait to complete it and get Intermediate Guitar Coach.
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An excellent product for the beginning guitarist.
This product will get you playing straight away, but don't let it be the be all and end all of your initial guitar learning experience, you'll still need to practice chords, chords and more chords and scales,scales and more scales.
It will though keep your enthusiasm going in those tricky early stages.
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I was too embarassed to go and have guitar lessons because I was an absolute beginer - this program has been brilliant - after only two weeks I feel confident enough to go into guitar shops and try out guitars (very intimidating normally)
Recomended to anyone who wants to learn, very very good at what it does. The interface is a bit dated but - hell if you have a guitar in your hands who cares :D
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