Hal Leonard Guitar Games Makes It Fun to Learn Guitar (and Fight Space Monsters)

New Book/CD-ROM Pack Motivates Players of All Ages & Abilities

MILWAUKEE – Playing video games is straight-up fun. Learning how to play the guitar by diligently practicing fundamentals isn’t always so much fun. Guitar Games from Hal Leonard changes that second statement by integrating solid guitar teaching with a clever and stimulating computer game format.

Hal Leonard will introduce Guitar Games at Summer NAMM. This unique book/CD-ROM pack by William Wilson helps beginning to advanced players develop the same skills and knowledge they would by taking traditional lessons, all while thoroughly enjoying themselves in the process with entertaining games that keep them motivated to advance and better themselves.

Many of the games are designed for the total beginner, like Chord Mines or Birds of Fretopia. Others are for fairly advanced players, like Super Scale Trainer or the Melody Game. Within every game there are settings that control the difficulty level; a beginning guitarist might play Fret Tester to learn the notes in first position, while an advanced player may use this game to master the ninth.

Aside from guitar-specific skills – such as chord shapes and fingerings, notes on the fretboard, key signatures and scales – the games also focus on developing music theory concepts and the often-overlooked subject of ear training. Most importantly, with Guitar Games, players will look forward to each and every practice session.

A terrific value at only $19.99, Guitar Games (HL00696407) contains a cross-platform CD-ROM packaged with a 9” x 12” book loaded with playing tips, lessons and theory background pertinent to each game. For more information or to place an order for this innovative teaching tool, please visit your local music store or contact Music Dispatch (1-800-637-2852, www.musicdispatch.com).

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