- Platform: Windows 98 / 2000 / Me / XP / 95 / NT
- Media: CD-ROM
- Item Quantity: 1
Electric Guitar Coach
- 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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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
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 WalkerSee all Product Description
Top Customer Reviews
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!
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
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.
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.
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
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A good book, but you will only get out what you put in!! I have limited time, and therefore have not learnt as much as I would have liked, but thats not the books fault!!Published on 13 Sept. 2011 by Ben Rawson
I know this software got rave reviews but it was a massive disapointment to me. Also being software I expect its not likely to be returnable. Read morePublished on 7 Feb. 2006 by Andrew 4 chords
I have it installed on XP and have had no problems running the software at all. In relation to an earlier review, of course you need the cd in the drive to run it otherwise it... Read morePublished on 27 Sept. 2005 by Angela Hardwick
I've tried a fair few guitar tutoring softwares, and I gave up with each one because they were boring or hard to learn, but this software is great. Read morePublished on 26 Sept. 2005
I'm just learning to play so as yet cannot comment on the quality of the coaching in this software.
What I can comment on is the dreadful problems I had getting it to run... Read more