2 February 2009

iPerform3D Virtual Guitar Teacher

iPerform3D is an innovative new online guitar learning system that lets you interact with a 3D guitar instructor. You can slow down the video and audio and move and zoom the camera to view either hand from any distance.

Here's a short overview of this new guitar learning software that's sure to interest guitar players of all levels.

What Is It?

More than a video lesson, iPerform3D uses patented video game technology so you can:

  • Rotate and zoom the “virtual” camera angle to view either hand from any distance

  • Watch the instructor's technique — even from “behind” and "through" the neck

  • Slow the action and the sound while maintaining pitch

  • Loop a riff or song section to play along as many times as you want, without rewinding

  • Call up video, tab, and backing tracks on demand

Virtual Teachers

The developers, MTW Studios, use the same technology employed in games and movies to capture guitar lessons. Their idea:

"If we could create highly accurate "virtual" teachers that we could move around, slow down, and view from any angle, it would be like walking up to our favorite players and telling them exactly what we wanted to see. Best of all, they would never get tired, and be available to us 24/7."

Lesson Topics

There are lessons for both beginners and intermediate guitarists. Topics covered include rock lead, rock rhythm, funk rock rhythm, blues lead, blues rhythm, blues turnarounds, contemporary acoustic and country finger style.

How Much Does It Cost?

A beginner course teaching 10 rock guitar classics costs $39.95. Subscriptions are available to access the other lessons at $29.95 for one month, $49.95 for 3 months, and $139.95 for one year.

Free Trial

Visit iPerform3D.com to try it free for 5 days.

I'll give iPerform3D a trial in the near future and post a review here on Not Playing Guitar. In the meantime, if you've tried iPerform3D why not share your experience by leaving a comment.

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