- download -
combined with unit one/two - Right
and Left handed edition
course has been especially developed for absolute beginners •
course will even help you choose a guitar •
is ideal for teaching yourself or your kids the first steps to playing
the guitar •
course is kept simple by avoiding the most difficult chords •
scales and playing techniques are explained in careful detail •
an introductory offer, includes the e-books for unit one
This course is even helpful before you buy a guitar as it contains
an interactive guide to the different types of guitars so you can
get a better idea of what is available. If you can borrow a guitar,
you can try the first few lessons to see how easy it to play. This
course is also ideal if you have just bought your first guitar or
you have bought a guitar as a gift for someone. This course teaches
you the important first steps you will need to get your guitar playing
off the ground.
course has been written to avoid the most difficult chords, scales
and techniques in order to give the student the clearest and easiest
start, it also makes it the ideal choice for a youngster. However
if you can already play a little guitar, and want to move on, this
is not the course for you, I would recommend you going for unit
1 or unit 2.
this course is very basic, it has the added strength of being a
good starting place to continue through the GCH Guitar Academy award
winning guitar course.
guitar Course contains
interactive chord and scale
charts especially designed
for beginners. These charts go into extreme detail, you can
pick out and listen to each note one by one.
you can hear and see the exercises to make them easily understood
• printable e-books
all the exercises and tunes can be printed out, so you can
study the material away from the computer.
• backing tracks
to play along with or help you with tunes you don't know
help you get used to playing in correct time
a guitar tuner so you can develop
an ear for the guitar
a backing player so
can listen to the backing directly from the program •
Some fun tunes included Twinkle twinkle, Frera Jaqua, Pop goes the weasel,
Coming round the mountain, crazy frog-Axle F (riff), Gorillaz–Feel
Good Inc (riff), Amazing grace, Oasis–Live forever,
Bob Dylan-Blowing in the wind.
is a guide to the various types of guitars available. This
is useful if you are thinking of buying a guitar, or want
to know more about guitars.
the guitar guide is a detailed guide to guitar parts both
by guitar and by component. This will help you understand
the various features available and help you decide what features
you would like.
chord charts and exercises
The interactive chord charts allow you to hear the chord you
would like to learn. The chord chart will then take you to
a dedicated page for each chord that will allow you to hear
the chord played normally, raked, or give you the option of
playing each note in the chord one by one so you can compare
it more carefully with your own rendition of the chord.
are also a number of chord exercises including tunes with
backing tracks that allow you to practice and improve your
chords and chord changes.
Interactive scale charts
The interactive scale charts allow you to hear the scale you
would like to learn. The scale chart will then take you to
a dedicated page for each scale that will allow you to hear
each note played one by one so you can compare it more carefully
with your own rendition of the scale.
Tablature explanation and exercises
Tablature or Tab is one of the most common ways of writing
guitar music. All good music shops have guitar books written
using tablature and there are many sources on the internet
of tablature music. So to learn tablature is a definite must
for the modern guitarist.
interactive tablature explanation explains in an easily followed
way how to read tablature, and allows you to hear how the
tablature should be played. You can hear the tablature exercises
played normally or played note by note so that you can compare
it more carefully with your own rendition. This will help
reinforce your confidence in your understanding of tablature.
a guitar and the basics
These two presentations are video/animation style presentations
which take you through the various types of guitars available
and give you advise on choosing the right instrument for you.
The presentation goes through a cross-section of guitars and
basics presentation takes you through all the important basic
elements you will need to know to progress as a guitarist.
These really are the basics, and are explained simply.
Elements of the fingerboard
to read a chord map
How to read a scale map
How to read tablature
e-book is a PDF (Adobe Acrobat) document that can be printed
out and kept as a valuable addition to the material on the
CD-rom. Having a printed copy of the exercises allows you
to study them more carefully, you can return to the interactive
versions of the exercises when you need the extra help of
the interactive material.
chord chart, scale chart, tablature and playing techniques
are all documented in the e-book.
an e-book as opposed to a preprinted version of the documentation
means you get the same material at a fraction of the price.
includes the e-books for unit one
PC Win 95/98/XP/ VISTA and Windows 7
P500, 128 MB RAM, 400MB of HDD, 4 x DVD-ROM,
16 bit sound card, 1024x768 video resolution
Mac Intel running OSX 10.5 or newer
256 MB RAM, 400MB of HDD, 4 x DVD-ROM,
16 bit sound card, 1024x768 video resolution