Working with Player 3.0 (black) Widescreen

TRUEFIRE WIDESCREEN PLAYER 3.0 (BLACK)

MAIN FEATURES

-Set Up Interactive Tab and Notation
-Launch a Course
-Navigate Course Lessons
-Playback Control & Player Functionality
-Keyboard shortcuts
-Using Interactive Tab and Notation
-Tab & Notation
-Practice jam tracks
-Tuner
-Metronome
-Text guides
-Flash control
-Link menu

The more familiar you are with our Lesson Player features, the more you'll benefit from the course.

SET UP INTERACTIVE TAB AND NOTATION
(BEFORE YOU STAR WORKING WITH YOUR TRUEFIRE COURSE)


Printable PDFs of tab and standard notation accompany your course, but we also include interactive Guitar Pro files so that you can see and hear the tab/notation played out at any tempo. Interactive tab/notation is an extremely effective learning aid!

Working with Guitar Pro (gp5) Tab Files

HOW TO LAUNCH A COURSE

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You do not have to install your TrueFire course. It will launch directly from the disk or wherever you downloaded it to on your computer. Launch from your hard drive for optimal performance (if you purchased your course on a disk, then simply copy the entire course to your hard drive)!

Windows: Click the "Windows Video Player" icon
Linux: Click the "Linux Video Player" icon (open in browser)
Mac: Click the "Mac Video Player" icon

MAC USERS! If you are unable to open your Mac Video Player or are getting warned "Mac Video Player" is damaged and can't be opened. You should move it to the Trash, please follow these easy steps to allow the players to open.

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NAVIGATE COURSE LESSONSplayer3_lessons.jpg

Navigate video lessons via the video lesson panel to the left of the player.
The film strip icons represent videos and you simply click that icon to load and start playing a video lesson.
 The folder icons represent a sub-set of video lessons and you simply click that icon to view the video lessons organized in that sub-set.
Click "Main" anytime to return to Main menu
Click "?" button anytime to view course description

PLAYER FUNCTIONALITY


PLAYER CONTROLS

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Rewind (5 seconds per click)
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Click to pause and again to play
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Fast forward (5 seconds per click)
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Click to mute and again to unmute
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Click and slide red marker for volume control
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Click to watch fullscreen
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click to mark location in video of loop start
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click to mark location in video of loop end
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start and stop looping once start and end markers have been set
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Slows down the video (sound is muted)
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Launches PDF charts

Launched Tab Files
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Launched Jam Track files
   

KEYBOARD SHORTCUTS

1 Force hi bitrate video file
2 Force medium bitrate video file
3 Force low bitrate video file
4 Engages auto-detect scheme
Space Play/pause
Right arrow Fast Forward
Left Arrow Rewind
Up Arrow Set loop start
Down Arrow Set loop end
Insert Start/stop loop

 

TEXT GUIDES

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A text guide and narrative accompanies every video lesson. Often times the educator will augment the material being presented in the video and so, you should review these text narratives whenever working with a video lesson.

FLASH CONTROL

TrueFire's lesson player is built with Flash to make it as compatible as possible with the widest range of computers and operating systems. You'll notice a group of drop-downs in the upper left-hand corner. These are native Flash controls. You really only need to be aware and use one of these controls;  under the "View" drop-down, you will find a "Full Screen" option - select that to expand the lesson player to full screen.

TUNER

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The tuner is a handy little tool that you can use to tune your guitar to a variety of tunings:

Standard, DADGAD, DROP D, Eb, OPEN A, OPEN C, OPEN, D, OPEN E and OPEN G

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METRONOME

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The metronome is another handy tool for you to use when practicing. You can control the tempo and select one of the following common time signatures:

2/4, 3/4, 4/4, 5/4, 6/8 or 7/8.

LINK MENU

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The Link Menu on the lower left-hand side gives you quick access to the ARTIST website, TRUEFIRE.COM, SHARE THE COURSE to share to your Facebook friends, REVIEW THE COURSE for testimonials and rave reviews, the HELP & SUPPORT area (help guides, knowledge base, technical contacts, etc.).

TAB (GP5) FILES


If you've not yet used an interactive tab and notation tool like Tux Guitar or Guitar Pro -- PLEASE take the time to learn how to and give it a go. Interactive Tab and Notation programs like these allow you to "see" and "hear" tab and notation played out, at any tempo, without any change in pitch. So, you can loop and slow down any section of the tab and notation to a tempo that you are comfortable with and then practice along with it, slowly building up to tempo. This is one of the most significant technological advance for students of guitar ever!

 To open the Tab file for a particular video lesson, click the TAB button under the screen. IMPORTANT! Make sure you have a Tab Software installed first!

Working with Guitar Pro (gp5) Tab Files

NOTE! If your course was produced prior to August 2013, than it comes with Power Tab files rather than Guitar Pro Files. Read more about installing Power Tab (PTAB) here.

TAB & NOTATION (PDF CHARTS)

If your course includes tab and notation, then you will find that tab and notation on PDF files and will need Adobe Reader to view (you probably already have that on your computer or you can easily get a free version from http://get.adobe.com/reader/).  The PDF charts can be viewed on your screen or printed out.

cahrt.jpg To view the PDF chart for a particular video lesson, click the CHART button under the screen.

JAM TRACKS

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Many TrueFire video lessons also include a practice "jam" track, which is often the track that the educator uses in that lesson to demonstrate the lesson with. The Jam track allows you to practice the lesson over that same track but without the instructor's part. TIP! If you find that the tempo of the track is too fast at first, then you should practice the part at a slower tempo using the Power Tab file. Once you get the part up to speed and can play it accurately, then you can practice at tempo with the track.

jam.jpg To play the practice rhythm track for a particular video lesson, click the JAM button under the screen.


  

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