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This product line follows our comprehensive approach to learning skills that are best learned by a complete system.  Whether it’s the leisurely pursuit of oil painting skills or a downright obsession with learning the guitar, our Learn & Master brand has proven successful both online and in retail.  The lead product for this brand was produced in partnership with Gibson Guitars:  The award-winning Gibson’s Learn & Master Guitar course.

 

Gibson’s Learn & Master Guitar with Bonus Workshops
The Gibson name has stood for superior quality in musical instruments for decades now. With Gibson's Learn & Master Guitar, taught by guitar pro Steve Krenz, that tradition of excellence continues. Gibson's Learn & Master Guitar course is known as the most complete course available for learning guitar. It is the winner of the 2011 Acoustic Guitar Magazine Player's Choice GOLD Award, and two Telly Awards.

 

Learn & Master Guitar The Song Hits - Coming to Retail March 2012
When Learn & Master Guitar students are in the throes of learning their scales, we’ll sometimes hear from them, "Love the course, love the exercises . . . but I want to play some SONGS!" We know what they’re saying. They realize how important it is to work hard and follow the course, but they still want to play the music they love. Well, you know what they say about all work and no play. We are proud to announce our new companion to the Learn & Master Guitar course. Introducing . . . Learn & Master Guitar: The Song Hits! This package includes 10 DVDs of the songs you know and love. Songs like, "Come Together," "Moon Rivert," "Friends in Low Places," and dozens of others. In this companion course, Steve teaches you songs that correspond in skill level with the Learn & Master Guitar sessions.

 

Learn & Master Piano with Bonus Workshops
Learn & Master Piano is by far the world’s most complete video instruction course for learning piano. Designed to walk you through from start to finish, Learn & Master Piano is the only instructional tool you’ll need as you strive to finally learn this wonderful instrument – even if you’re sitting down to it for the very first time. This course is designed primarily for adults. Unlike the lessons many of us had as children, you will begin playing popular songs right away and then develop your skills using a simple step-by-step progression.

 

Learn & Master Drums
Learn & Master Drums is more than just a cursory course to teach the elementary skills of playing drums. If your goal and dream is to master all facets of the drums to become an expert drummer, then this course is for you. You’ll have everything you need — expert teaching, hundreds of practice exercises, benchmarks for improving, and numerous popular songs to play along and improvise over — to bring your dream to reality.

 

Learn & Master Ballroom Dance
With the recent popularity of dancing television shows such as Dancing With The Stars and So You Think You Can Dance, thousands of people across the country and even the world are exploring the world of ballroom dance. Learn & Master Ballroom Dance is here to help you feel comfortable and confident on a dance floor. Everyone who dances well today ... started at the beginning.

 

Learn & Master Painting
Many people aspire to learn how to paint, but few know where to begin. Painting is relaxing and touches the creative side of our personalities. Plus, you'll have tangible expressions of your effort and imagination. It's important to find the right instruction, though, or you could spend hundreds of dollars in supplies and never use them. From the onset, learning how to paint can seem like an overwhelming endeavor. But when you study with Gayle Levée she’ll walk you through step-by-step video instruction, taking you from any skill level—even if you’re a total novice—to painting with advanced techniques used by professional painters. You’ll learn how to make your paintings look realistic and believable. Gayle will teach you how to setup your studio, properly care for your materials, choose colors to best communicate your theme, and how to develop your compositions and draw objects in perspective. You’ll learn all the foundational painting skills you’ll need to become an accomplished artist.

 

Learn & Master Photography
Learn & Master Photography will teach you all you need to know in order to capture perfectly exposed, well composed, emotionally exciting images. Professional photographer, Vince Wallace, has designed each interactive lesson to give you a solid foundation as well as the real "tricks of the trade" that make for excellent imagery. Learn & Master Photography contains over 30 hours of instruction in 24 sessions on 15 professionally produced instructional DVDs, 2 photography sample CDs (containing editable hi-res images used in the course sessions), a thorough Lesson Book that follows the sessions, and access to the free online student support site. It is the only instructional package you'll ever need to master the art of photography.

 

Learn & Master Blues
Learning Blues haphazardly can be very frustrating—a lick here, a lick there—so having a complete system that takes you by the hand from the basic progressions and tools to advanced blues soloing can save you months of dead-end trial and error. With this course, you'll learn the notes, chords, and form that make up the blues. You'll also build a strong repertoire of ready-to-use riffs (shown in both music and TAB) that can immediately be incorporated into your playing. You'll hear exactly what to play with each session's "Hearing the Blues" ear training exercises. Explore and demonstrate your new skills with a real band in a variety of musical settings using the Jam-Along CD and DVD. Learn & Master Blues was awarded a Telly Award prior to it's release in 2010.

 

Learn & Master Guitar Setup
You'll learn how to properly restring your guitar and how to adjust the action from the bridge to the saddles. You'll discover how to adjust the neck and check the relief. Does your guitar play out of tune? You'll learn the fundamentals of intonation. You'll also learn how to care for and clean your guitar with complete confidence. The better your guitar is set up, the easier it is to play ... and the more likely you are to play and practice with it, improving your musical talent as a result.

 

 

 

Guitar Apprentice is the new visual approach to learning guitar.   This is hit-song-based instruction that allows the student to play along with an entire song, accompanied by a full band from the moment they start.  Songs are broken into 15 different levels of difficulty in such a way that on the first level, the student only provides a chord or two.  Even at this level, he enjoys the gratification of participating for the entire song.  As skills are built, he plays more and more of the song as he moves up the levels.  At the final level, he’s playing the entire song at full speed.

 

 

 

Guitar Apprentice Rock Hits
Song Titles:
Boom
Hit Me With Your Best Shot
Shine

 

Guitar Apprentice Rock Roots
Song Titles:
Sharp Dressed Man
Takin’ Care of Business
You Really Got Me

 

Guitar Apprentice British Invasion
Song Titles:
Get Back
Hey Jude
Can’t Buy Me Love

 

Guitar Apprentice Country
Song Titles:
Independence Day
lease Remember Me
Mountain Music

 

 

 

Learn & Master Homeschool Editions

 

Learn & Master Academic/Homeschool curriculum line is built off the well-tested Learn & Master courses with additional teacher resources and tools for student assessment and pacing.  Since all the actual “teaching” is done onscreen by professional instructors, even the non-musical parent or teacher can guide a student to mastery using these courses.

Learn & Master Guitar Homeshool Edition
Gibson’s Learn & Master Guitar—Homeschool/Academic Edition is a full scale 2-year curriculum, designed for students wanting to learn acoustic and electric guitar from start to finish. It starts with elementary skills and progresses through intermediate and advanced levels of playing ability – all in a single easy-to-use program. Student assessments can be accomplished even by a non-musical parent or teacher, with the included teacher resources:  Complete 2-year scope and sequence, teacher’s DVDs, and a 68-page Teacher's Resource Guidebook.  By following along onscreen with the systematic exercises, your student will become a well-rounded, highly skilled and versatile player.  This course is the winner of both a Communicator and Telly Awards for Education.

Learn & Master Piano Homeschool Edition

The Learn & Master Piano—Homeschool/Academic Edition is a full featured 2-year curriculum, designed for students wanting to learn piano or electronic keyboard from start to finish. This 28-Session course begins with elementary skills and progresses through intermediate and advanced levels of playing ability. Student assessments can be achieved by even a non-musical parent or teacher with the included teacher resources:  Complete 2-year scope and sequence, teacher’s DVD, and a 68-page Teacher's Resource Guidebook. By following along onscreen with the systematic exercises, your student will become a well-rounded, highly skilled and versatile player.

Learn & Master Painting Homeschool Edition
The Learn & Master Painting—Homeschool/Academic Edition is a full featured 2-year curriculum, designed for students wanting to master oil painting from the beginner level. This 20-DVD, 3-CD course begins with elementary color theory and skills and progresses through intermediate and advanced levels of ability. Student assessments can be achieved even by even an artistically unskilled parent or teacher, with the included teacher resources:  Complete 2-year scope and sequence, teacher’s DVD, and a 56-page Teacher's Resource Guidebook.  Since all the actual teaching happens onscreen with systematic exercises led by our professional instructor, your student will become a well-rounded, highly skilled and versatile oil painting artist.