Left Handed guitar course. guitar lessons

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GCH Guitar Academy
Guitar Course LEFT HANDED edition.

• These guitar lessons are ideal for left handed beginners.
• These guitar lessons are for electric and acoustic left handed guitars.
• The course explains in easy steps with examples how to play the guitar.
• There is no need to learn how to read music as everything is done in easy to read TAB.
• This CD-ROM should take at least a years to cover for a beginner.
If you choose, you can then buy unit 2 and continue to learn.

The GCH Guitar Academy guitar course currently consists of First steps guitar, Unit 1 and Unit 2.

'First steps, left handed edition' is an introduction to the guitar with everything you need to know if you are interested in taking up the guitar.

'Unit one, left handed edition' This is year one of the award winning GCH Guitar Academy guitar course. Each unit is arranged in weeks and months and is designed to take the minimum of a year to cover.

'Unit two, left handed edition' This the the second year of the GCH Guitar Academy guitar course.

The left handed versions of the course contains the same great content as the right handed version, with the exception that the all the chord charts, scales and finger references are for left handed guitarists. The only part of the course that is right handed are the videos, because studies have shown that the majority left handed guitarists find it easier to follow a right handed guitarist.

GCH Guitar Academy DVD-rom, left handed guitar lessons

Unit One (year one)

Students were paying upwards of £1000 or $1800 to study the material contained in the course. This is what makes this software unique. It is not just software you buy, but probably one of the best guitar methods available.

The guitar Course contains;

printable e-books
(left handed)
all the guitar lessons and exercises in PDF format.

interactive guitar lessons (left handed)
with lessons and exercises on your CD

backing tracks to
play along with or help you with tunes you don't know

video guitar lesson
to give you a visual aid to overcome common problems

a metronome
to help yo get used to playing in correct time
a guitar tuner (left handed)
so you can develop an ear for the guitar
a backing player
so can listen to the backing directly from the program
interactive chord and scale charts (left handed)
so you can hear how the chords/scales should sound
games to help develop your guitar skills (left handed)
you can learn to tune your guitar with a game

GCH Guitar Academy CD-rom, multimedia guitar lessons
Demo download Page

Guitars, guitar parts and basics

screenshot showing acoustic, semi acoustic, electro acoustic and electric guitars

This course is suitable for left handed beginners, as well as more advanced guitarists. The reference section includes chords, scales as well as types of guitars and there parts.

The the first few lessons include; the names of the fingers, The names of the strings, tuning your guitar, playing chords, reading the tablature and much more.

screenshot showing an acoustic guitar

Left handed guitar open chord charts

 

Interactive left handed chord chart

The interactive chord chart and scale charts give you the opportunity to hear how the chord or scale should sound. As you work through the guitar course you will find that new chords, scales and riffs, are interactive to make lessons are easily followed and understood.

The clear design of the course gives you the ability to see and hear how the tunes and exercises should sound making it easy to recognize if you are playing something wrong.

left handed guitar lessons showing tab or tablature

 

Professional lessons

GCH Guitar Academy guitar lessons have been developed over more than fifteen years, with guitar students. Students were paying upwards of £1000 or $1800 to study the material contained in the just unit one of the course.

This couse is properly structured into months and weeks so you can follow the lessons in a logical sequence. This way your understanding of the guitar and your guitar playing skills are built up at a sensible and realistic pace.

Even the tunes have been chosen specificaly for the techiques they demonstrate, to aid the learning proccess

guitar games

guitar games showing left handed open chords

 

Now 5 Games

1. Recognize the open string from its sound

2. Tune the guitar
up or down

3. Recognize the open chords by its shape. Now with 3 levels of difficulty

4. Recognize the barre chord by its shape.
With 2 levels of difficulty first position chords and second position chords

5. Name the guitar part

 

Unlike previous versions these games will tell you the correct answer if you get the answer wrong thus improving the learning experience.

guitar games showing left handed chords

guitar parts game

PRESENTATIONS

With these animation/presentation style tutorials, you can just sit back and listen and watch as you have a private lesson directly from your computer. The tutorials are on the basics to make absolutely certain you understand the foundations of guitar.

guitar lessons showing chord theory

guitar lessons showing chord theory

guitar lesson video showing an open D chord

 

Clear video tutorials

With every monthly section of the course you will find a video guitar lesson.

The video guitar lesson is short and to the point and demonstrates techniques and solutions to problems which might arise whilst you are studying your weekly guitar lessons. Some things can be more easily learned in video format.

All the lessons have a 'hear this played' buttom which can be clicked to hear the exercise or tune played slowly and clearly.

DOWNLOAD FIRST MONTH OF LESSONS FREE LEFT HANDED VERSION
Demo download Page

Unit Two (year two)

To understand the guitar lessons in unit two you are recommended to buy unit one first. This may sound like a sales pitch, but people who think they can run before they can walk always fall over.

This unit is made up of 48 guitar lessons, however in this unit the lessons are broken down into two sets of 6 months. The reason for doing this is to make the course more easy to follow and allowing the student to follow a more specialized route through the course. The 2 six month periods are 'Plectrum Style' and 'Finger Picking Style'.

The Second unit contains;

12+ printable e-books,
all the guitar lessons, tunes and exercises are in PDF format, plus a theory PDF.
48 interactive guitar lessons,
with left handed multimedia guitar lessons and exercises on your CD
.
backing tracks
play along with or help you with tunes you don't know

video guitar lesson
In this unit there are two videos. One video covers plectrum style issues and the other covers finger picking issues.

a new metronome
this metronome covers speeds from 40 to 220 bpm, and double time clicks for speeding up exercises.
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
chord and scale charts (left handed)
In this unit the chord and scale chart don't have sound, because the student should be at a level where it is no longer necessary.
the Fret Guide (left handed version)
the ultimate guide to the neck.

GCH Guitar Academy CD-rom, left handed guitar lessons

Unit two (year two)
left handed edition

screenshot showing an electric guitar Encore, stratacaster style

 

Guitars

The Guitars menu is a basic guide to the parts of a guitar, using three guitars for reference. An electric guitar, an acoustic (folk/western) guitar and a classical guitar.

In this section you will also find a reference guide to the guitar special effects, with samples of the various effects to give you a better idea of what they sound like.

left handed guitar chord charts

 

Interactive
left handed chord chart

The interactive chord chart and scale charts go into greater depth and contain more chords and scales than you will need for this unit.

The chord chart contains

First positions barre chords
Second position barre chords
and
Open chords

guitar lessons screen shot, showing tab or tablature

 

Professional guitar lessons

The best thing about the GCH Guitar Academy guitar course is that the guitar lessons have been developed over the last fifteen years, with guitar students.

Many of the multimedia courses available are simply collections of information and tunes with no structure, or guitar players trying to share their knowledge, with no teaching knowledge of their own.

If you learn to play the guitar properly, you will never need a chord chart and new tunes will be easier to learn.

guitar lessons showing left handed blues pentatonic scales


The neck guide
left handed edition

The neck guide is an interactive guide to the neck. Simply select the key you want to play in and the scales (modes or blues), and the neck guide displays all the possible scales you can use. This is ideal for guitarists who want to improvise in various keys.

The neck guide is provided as a stand alone which also contains the chord chart. This is an invaluable reference source , if you are intending to experiment with improvisation and song writing in different keys and positions around the neck.

GCH Guitar Academy guitar course, guitar lessons in multimedia format

 

Printable PDF e-books

Because many of the guitar lessons are more detailed and will take more time for you to study and practice to get perfect, the PDF e-books in this unit are even more essential than in unit one. You can print them out and study them at your own time with or without your computer.

The e-books reflect the contents of the electronic CD-ROM, but with greater detail.

Minimum system PC
PC Win 95/98/2000/NT/XP/
VISTA and Windows 7
P500, 128 MB RAM, 400MB of HDD(optional), 4 x DVD-ROM,
16 bit sound card, 1024x768 video resolution
Minimum system Mac
Mac Power Mac G3 running OS 9.2 up to OSX 10.5

128 MB RAM, 400MB of HDD (optional), 4 x DVD-ROM,
16 bit sound card, 1024x768 video resolution

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