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Rating: 3.5 / 5.0 (18 votes)

Released: 2007-10-31

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Piano and Keyboard Method V2.0 2007 [Old Version] by eMedia

Software Details

Brand: eMediaMedia: CD-ROMHardware Platform: MacOperating System: Windows Me
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Description

Over 300 lessons from a former Juilliard instructor. Learn to read music and play songs. Gives specific interactive feedback on your playing.

Platforms

Windows Vista, Windows NT, Mac, Windows 7, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows XP

Product Features

  • Over 300 step-by-step lessons starting from the basics; such as hand position, rhythm, and playing on black keys; followed by music notation, sight reading, scales, and much more
  • Get specific feedback on note and rhythm mistakes to help you get it right the next time; personalized reports show your rate of progress, including scores for specific songs
  • Over 70 high-resolution, large-format videos and a built-in recorder to help you hear your progress
  • Songs and exercises are enhanced by live recorded audio, variable-speed MIDI keyboard tracks, and colorful MIDI accompaniments
  • Animated Keyboard displays correct fingerings as the music plays or for any note or chord that you double-click

Editorial Review

This latest version of eMedia Piano & Keyboard Method offers everything you need to learn how to play and more! Over 300 step-by-step lessons start with the basics, such as hand position, rhythm, and playing on black keys, and move on to reading music notation, sight reading, scales, and much more! Piano teacher Irma Irene Justicia, M.A., who has taught at the renowned Juilliard School of Music, guides you through over 70 large-format video demonstrations of techniques.

Over 300 step-by-step lessons start with the basics, such as hand position, rhythm, and playing on black keys, and move on to reading music notation, sight reading, scales, and much more.

Learn songs and exercises from either the music notation or an animated keyboard that displays fingerings in time with the music. Songs and exercises are enhanced by live recorded audio, variable-speed MIDI keyboard tracks, and colorful MIDI accompaniments. You will learn over 100 popular classical, blues, pop, and rock songs, including hit songs from artists such as Billy Joel, Bob Dylan, and Elton John!

Interactive review and ear training screens help reinforce new concepts and develop your ear. When used with an electronic MIDI keyboard, you get specific feedback on playing mistakes, including wrong notes and rhythms. Other accessories include a built-in digital metronome and a recorder. This new version includes larger easy-to-read screens, enhanced audio & video, progress tracking, and an updated curriculum. eMedia Piano & Keyboard Method is the ultimate way to learn how to play piano or keyboard!

Animated keyboard displays color-coded fingerings as the music plays.

Over 70 large-format videos.

Features live multi-track recordings and MIDI tracks that allow you to slow down or speed up the music.

Includes tools like a digital metronome and recorder.

Features over 100 songs including:

  • "Piano Man"--Billy Joel
  • "Candle in the Wind"--Elton John
  • "Ode to Joy"--Ludwig van Beethoven
  • "America the Beautiful"--Samuel Ward
  • "La Bamba"--made famous by Los Lobos
  • "Minuet in G"--J.S. Bach
  • "Tishomingo Blues"--Spencer Williams
  • "The Entertainer"--Scott Joplin
  • "Knockin' on Heaven's Door"--Bob Dylan

Makes Learning Easy as 1,2,3

  1. Watch the video for a demonstration of the technique.
  2. Practice the technique slowly with warm-up exercises.
  3. Play along with the songs as the animated keyboard guides you through fingerings.

Built-in Tools Include:

Digital Metronome
Set your own speed and keep a steady beat with audio or visual feedback.

Digital Recorder
Save your recordings and play them back to share and compare.

Audio Tracks
Features live multi-track recordings and MIDI tracks that allow you to slow down or speed up the music.

New--Progress Tracking
Personalized reports show your rate of progress, including scores for specific songs. Requires a MIDI Keyboard.

Animated Keyboard
Displays color-coded fingerings as the music plays. Double-click on any note or chord for fingering.

More Details

Publisher: eMediaCategory: Sound Editing & RecordingBinding: CD-ROM

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