FREE BEGINNER'S GUITAR-LESSON DOWNLOAD FROM GREGSGUITAR.COM OFFERS A BRAND-NEW APPROACH TO TEACHING GUITAR.
HOUSTON, TX -- (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE via PRNetwire) -- Mar 11, 2002 -- GregsGuitar.Com today announced that a hands-on, play-by-ear approach to guitar for "first-time beginners" is available as a free download. If you thought that playing guitar was hard, it may be time to reconsider. This is thanks to a new method developed by Greg Varhaug, a Houston guitar teacher.
The learning approach, for MS Windows-compatible PCs, works with your web browser offline, so there is no program to install. The download won't affect Program Files, Windows registry settings or DLLs.
"This is probably the most step-by-step method for beginners ever offered, on the net or in print," says the author, Greg Varhuag.
According to Varhuag, "It's time for teachers to re-examine traditional approaches to teaching music. Some of today's best selling guitar methods are just warmed-over versions of books people were using sixty years ago. My students all want to learn how to play guitar and bass by ear. That's what I teach people to do."
HOW THE LEARNING PROGRAM WORKS
GregsGuitar lessons feature tight close-up video shots, and careful use of camera angles to clearly show what each hand does.
Pages on your web browser link to short video clips. Users can size the clips, loop them, and move between them easily. This allows users to move at their own pace, It's a true interactive method.
But the technology is only half the story. The real innovation is in the approach to teaching music, and stringed instruments, to first time beginners.
The author explains it this way, "The most important thing when you first pick up the guitar is strengthening the fingers in your left hand, that's your fretting hand. This simple idea is overlooked in traditional methods that start with chords and note-reading."
The easiest and most logical approach is to strengthen each finger individually. The GregsGuitar method starts with one-finger exercises that are easy to understand and easy to play.
The one-finger exercises in the first lesson are also your introduction to playing by ear with a rhythm track. An MP3 practice track, in full stereo sound with guitar, drums, bass and organ, allows you to practice these very simple parts in time with real music.
There is also a new free download on "How To Read Tablature," which shows you the things you need to know in order to take advantage of the huge offering of guitar tablature available for free on the Internet.
DISTANCE-BASED LEARNING MADE EASY
For your free download, go to www.GregsGuitar.Com. You will find complete instructions on how to download the lessons, along with lots of other information written especially for beginning guitar players.
Check out the Free Song Of The Week, a free download complete with video clips and large tables covering the guitar part of a hit song. Information about finding the right guitar, making your guitar easier to play, chord and scale diagrams, a free drum tracks download, a free tuning page download, and more.
Go to GregsGuitar.Com today, and see for yourself.
ABOUT GREG VARHUAG
Greg Varhaug ('au' is pronounced like 'ou in 'house') is a musician, and private music instructor based in Houston, Texas. He has over 10 years continuous music-teaching experience. He has written and recorded music for numerous commercials and promotional videos. He holds an English degree and is an experienced technical writer in the areas of computers and music. Other guitar-instruction products are available for sale directly through his web site at http://www.gregsguitar.com. Greg is now working on producing additional lesson materials for beginning guitarists which utilize the web-browser format described above. Mailing Address: 12431 Shadowvale Houston, TX 77082
Contact: Greg Varhaug
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