Fretlight Guitar Learning System Comes To Macs
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Optek Music Systems, a company dedicated to the development of interactive musical instruments and software, has released their successful Fretlight Lesson Player software for the Mac. It comes complete with 30 interactive beginner lessons, MIDI play-along tracks, and MP3 files for learning how to play the guitar quickly and easily.
The Fretlight Lesson Player for Mac works in conjunction with Fretlight, a series of guitars that feature LED lights embedded in the guitar’s fretboard. These lights signify finger placement, illuminating notes, chords and scales.
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“Since we launched the Garageband Plugin in 2007, many Mac users who already play the guitar or want to learn, have been wanting a solution that would allow them to utilize the Mac they know and love to advance their playing quickly and easily,” said Rusty Shaffer, President & CEO. “We now have a full suite of software that is devoted to helping these users to develop skills they’ve only dreamed of.” The Fretlight Lesson Player for Mac and Beginner Lesson Pak 1 for Mac are available for free download at the site below and ships free with every new Fretlight guitar purchase. Additional Lesson Pak’s are available for $19.95 each and can be purchased at the website.
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Fretlight Lesson Player is a universal platform that consists of individual lessons. Once individuals move beyond the complimentary initial 30 beginner lessons, which covers everything from how to hold the guitar to tuning, a series of Lesson and Style Pak’s are available for further beginner development as well as intermediate and advanced level players. Each Lesson Pak contains more than 70 lessons, MIDI and MP3 files. The Lesson Player uses tools, which appeal to a variety of learning styles by including pictures, audio instructions and play-along MIDI tracks. Upon completion, students can test their knowledge before moving on to the next lesson.
Fretlight Lesson Player for Mac is the company’s fourth Mac-compatible software solution. The other titles in the family include a Garageband Plugin, M-Player for learning favorite songs quickly and easily and Improviser, for the practice of lead or solo guitar playing.
Connected via the USB port of a Windows PC or Mac and driven by software, the Fretlight guitar allows users to learn, memorize, and play a variety of rhythm and lead guitar for mastering classical, blues, rock, country and heavy metal music. With the ability to create or learn guitar music at the user’s individual pace, the Fretlight interactive system is designed to help players at every level.
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