Guitar For Dummies Level 2gives you everything you need to continue your journey toward being an accomplished guitarist! It is perfect for anyone who already knows some open chords and is ready for more. Over 90 step-by-step lessons will take you from reading music notation, playing melodies, fingerpicking and different styles of play including rock, blues, folk and country. Instant Feedback listens to your playing and highlights notes played correctly in melodies so you can learn faster.
Guitar For Dummies Level 2 features songs in a variety of genres to make learning fun and memorable! Our latest version includes dynamic, enhanced, multi-track audio playback of hit songs popularized by well-known artists, such as:
Over 90 Step-by-Step Lessons
The lessons in Level 2 will take you through reading music notation, playing melodies, fingerpicking and different styles of play including rock, blues, folk and country.
Instant Feedback on Your Playing
Instant Feedback shows you when you play the correct notes on your guitar as you progress through an exercise. With a microphone connected to your computer and a guitar in your hands, play the notes in the exercise (or song) on any screen featuring the "ear" icon in the upper right corner and the computer will highlight the notes for you in green. As you reach your goals of getting all notes to change color in each exercise, you'll discover that reading tablature and music notation is easier than you ever thought possible!
Note and Finger Tracker
The Note Tracker and Finger Tracker tools help you see more easily what note you're playing by displaying the note as music notation and on an animated fretboard. You'll be able to correct your playing quickly and learn to read music fast!
Interactive Flash Card Quizzes
After you've been prepped with exercises designed to teach you to read tablature and notation, try the interactive flash card quizzes to reinforce what you have learned. Flash Quizzes utilize our Pitch Tracking technology to detect notes played on your acoustic guitar!
Animated Fretboard (with six different skins!)
Displays fingering positions as the music plays. It allows you to see exactly how to play the song on a guitar fretboard as you hear the music. Music tracking highlights the notes being played on the screen, making it simple to follow along. Includes option for both right- and left-handed views. Fretboard skins are designed in the style of Rickenbacker, Strat, Gretsch, '59 Les Paul and more!
Over 40 High Quality Videos
Professional guitar instructor Kevin Garry, Ph.D., guides you in over 40 videos with demonstrations of techniques, viewable at full-screen size!
Music Notation Display Options
Learn via guitar tablature or standard music notation through this easily accessible menu option.
Highlighting of the music and lyrics as they're heard makes it easy to follow along on guitar.
Slows down the audio to any tempo, while the Animated Fretboard shows song fingerings as the music plays. Learn at the pace best suited to you!
Tune your guitar quickly and easily. A precision gauge allows you to play into your computer's microphone and immediately get feedback to see if you're too high or too low. Full audio reference notes also provided.
Includes fingering charts and recorded sounds for over 250 chords. Easy access helps you learn songs with new chords quickly. An indispensable reference tool!
Allows you to set your own tempo and work on your picking speed, rhythm, and timing. Provides both visual cue and/or audio tick. Full range of tempi, from largo to presto.
Record and play yourself back! This feature allows you to compare your recordings with the instructor's version, fine tune your skills and store musical ideas.