eMedia Music Corp. (http://www.emediamusic.com) has released version
5.0 of eMedia Guitar Method. New advanced audio recognition software
technology actually listens to the student playing melodies and shows
whether the correct notes are played, the company says.

In addition, the new Finger Tracker shows the actual note being
played on an on-screen fretboard, and the new Note Tracker shows that
note in standard music notation. An expanded curriculum offers over
180 lessons that are now presented in full screen resolution for easy
viewing. The over 50 videos can also be viewed in full screen mode.
Lessons from Kevin Garry (Ph.D., University of Colorado-Boulder)
cover everything from the basics to chord strumming, playing melodies
and fingerpicking, and now include new interactive quizzes to speed
up learning.

The material covers folk, blues, classical and rock styles and
includes over 70 songs with hits from artists such as Bob Dylan, the
Grateful Dead, the Rolling Stones and Steve Miller. Bonus accessories
include a digital metronome, chord dictionary, automatic tuner, and
digital recorder.

Version 5.0 of eMedia Guitar Method will be available at computer and
music retail stores nationwide in November at an estimated retail
price of US$59.95. The CD-ROM is a hybrid for both Mac OS X (10.4 and
higher) and Windows (XP/Vista/Windows 7).