eMedia Piano For DUMMIES, with eMedia CD Rom New
If you want to learn how to play the piano, the eMedia Piano for Dummies CD-ROM is for you! It features over 150 fun and easy-to-follow lessons and full video demonstrations. Piano for Dummies starts right at the beginning, teaching you how to read music notation and building up to playing full songs. If you are using an electric piano then you can even get feedback on any playing mistakes to help you learn faster.
- Instant feedback on your playing
- Note and finger tracker
- Over 150 step-by-step lessons
- Animated keyboard
- Over 30 large-format videos
- Digital metronome and recorder
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The award-winning eMedia Piano For Dummies is a fun and easy way to learn piano or keyboard from the comfort of your home. Learn to play at your own pace from easy-to-follow interactive lessons with full-motion videos. Enjoy playing along with live recorded songs or have fun playing with accompaniments that you can slow down or speed up.
eMedia Piano For Dummies features music from classics to popular modern hits to make learning fun! Enhanced multi-track audio and colorful MIDI accompaniments enhance the learning experience. Learn with over 50 classical, pop and folk songs such as George Cohen's 'Give My Regards To Broadway', Ludwig van Beethoven's 'Ode to Joy' and Billy Joel's 'Piano Man.'
Instant Feedback on Your Playing
Instant Feedback shows you when you play the correct notes as you progress through a melody. Your computer will listen as you play and highlight correctly played notes in green. As you reach your goal of playing the melody correctly, you'll discover that reading music notation is easier than you ever thought possible!
Note and Finger Tracker
The Note Tracker and Finger Tracker tools show you the note you play as music notation and on an animated keyboard. You'll be able to correct your playing and learn to read music faster!
Over 150 Step-by-Step Lessons
Arranged in six chapters, the lessons cover the basics such as hand position, rhythm and playing on black keys, then move on to more advanced concepts such as music notation, sight reading, intervals, melodies and harmonies. On-screen teacher Irma Irene Justicia, M.A., provides clear and friendly instruction.
Displays colour-coded fingerings as the music plays. It allows you to see exactly how to play the song on a keyboard as you hear the music. Music tracking highlights the notes being played on the screen, making it simple to follow along.
Over 30 Large-Format Videos
Professional piano instructor Irma Irene Justicia, M.A., who has taught at the renowned Juilliard School of Music, guides you with demonstrations of techniques - now larger, with enhanced quality and viewable at full-screen size!
Interactive Evaluation Feedback
When using an electronic MIDI-compatible keyboard, you can get specific feedback on note and rhythm mistakes made while playing to help you get it right the next time! Clicking on an individual feedback balloon brings up a keyboard showing you exactly what mistake was made and what should have been played. Also, an overall percentage score summarises how well you did on the song.
Reviews and Ear Training
Interactive review and ear training screens help reinforce new concepts and develop your ear.
Piano Fingering and Guitar Chords
The piano fingerings help teach you the correct fingering for each note. Guitar chords are included so a friend who is learning guitar can play along with you. Piano fingerings and guitar chords can be toggled on or off for any screen.
Live recorded audio
Live recorded audio is included for all songs and exercises. Audio playback options include piano only, voice only, and full audio featuring both piano and vocal performances.
Slows down the audio to any tempo, while the Animated Keyboard shows song fingerings as the music plays. You can play along and Learn at the pace best suited to you!
MIDI playback options let you select left or right hand only, or a metronome click track to play along with. Colorful variable-speed MIDI accompaniments are also available and can be fun to play along with!
Personalised reports show your rate of progress, including scores for specific songs (when using a MIDI keyboard). See our Keyboard Pack option.
Allows you to set your own tempo and work on your speed, rhythm and timing. Provides both visual cue and/or audio tick. Full range of tempi, from largo to presto.
Record and play yourself back! This feature allows you to compare your recordings with the instructor's version, fine tune your skills and share your recordings with friends and family.
eMedia Piano for Dummies System Requirements
• Windows: Windows XP/Vista/Windows 7
• Macintosh: Mac OS X 10.4 or later
• CD-ROM drive