How to play the guitar does exactly what it says: it is a program that teachs you, step by step, how to play one of the most popular instruments in the world. The Volume 1 for Absolute Beginners features several basic lessons in an e-book format covering the fundamentals of guitar playing: how to hold the instrument, tuning, struming up and down, arpegios, rhythms, and so on. Also, you will learn about bars and measures, time signatures, rests, note durations, music notation, how to read a tablature, and so on.
The program also includes videos, .MIDI files and a very useful tuner which lets you tune your guitar in several tunings besides the standard one. You can choose to tune your instrument in open D, open G, open E, dropped D, open A, and two versions of open C. Also, you can use the standard tuning plus or minus a half tone.
Another useful feature is an embedded metronome. With it, you can choose the tempo in beats per minute, as well as the time signature you want to use: 4/4, 3/4, 2/4 or 6/4.
The demo version features only the first few lessons, If you want to have the full version, you must purchase the product.
- Clear, thorough explanations. Easy to follow
- In the Demo version, the videos are disabled. It's kind of expensive