Looking for an affordable and convenient way to start learning guitar? eMedia Guitar Method is the program for you. Version 5, the software’s latest incarnation, sells for just $47.96. It’s available either as a downloadable installer or as a CD, with free shipping for US-based customers.

Aspiring guitarists who are short on time will find this an especially attractive option. Unlike subscription websites, eMedia Guitar Method only requires a one-time payment, so you can take your time without worrying about racking up the monthly fees. With over 180 lessons included, you’ll also get a lot of mileage from that $48, so there won’t be any immediate need to buy more resources just to sustain your progress.