updated 10:15 pm EST, Tue November 24, 2009
New note recognition technology
eMedia has released a new version of its guitar-tutorial instructional software, eMedia Guitar method 5. When a microphone is attached, the software utilizes audio recognition technology to provide instant feedback while a user is playing. Notes being played during an exercise or song can be viewed within any screen with the "ear" icon in the upper right hand corner. The function highlights each note with a green indicator.
Additional feature include more note and finger tracking tools for displaying notes as music notations on an animated fretboard, along with the ability to view over 180 different lessons in full screen resolution. All 50 included videos can also be viewed in full screen, providing users with information on chord strumming, playing melodies, and new interactive quizzes.
eMedia Guitar Method 5 covers a wide range of music styles, with over 70 different songs from artists such as Bob Dylan and the Rolling Stones. It is currently priced at $60 for new users and supports Mac OS X 10.4 or higher.