Product DescriptioneMedia Piano and Keyboard Method Deluxe includes both eMedia Piano and Keyboard Method and eMedia Intermediate Piano and Keyboard Method, giving you everything you need to learn to play with over 450 audio- and video-enhanced lessons and more than 150 songs in a variety of musical styles. You'll be playing in no time by following the Animated Keyboard as it displays correct fingerings as the music plays or for any note or chord you choose. When used with a MIDI controller, eMedia Piano and Keyboard Method Deluxe provides specific feedback on playing mistakes, including wrong notes and rhythms. Other features include a metronome, recorder, variable-speed MIDI keyboard tracks, accompaniment tracks, and ear training exercises.
Instant Feedback on Your Playing!In Piano and Keyboard Method, 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. The Note Tracker and Finger Tracker tools show you the note you play as music notation and on an animated keyboard. As you reach your goal of playing the melody correctly, you'll discover that reading music notation is easier than you ever thought possible. You'll be able to correct your playing and learn to read music faster!
Over 450 Step-by-Step LessonsArranged in 30 chapters on two CD-ROMs, 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, chords, scales, developing manual dexterity, advanced rhythms and transitions, interpretive expression marks, the blues, improvision and ensemble performance. On-screen teachers Irma Irene Justicia, M.A. and Vadim Ghin, M.M., provide clear and friendly instruction.
Over 150 SongseMedia Piano and Keyboard Method Deluxe features over 150 songs ranging from Classical, Pop, Folk, Rock, Blues to Country -- making learning fun! Enhanced multitrack audio and colorful MIDI accompaniments enhance the learning experience. eMedia's Method includes hits popularized by artists such as:
- Billy Joel ("Piano Man")
- Elton John ("Candle in the Wind")
- Los Lobos ("La Bamba")
- Bob Dylan ("Knockin' on Heaven's Door")
- Scott Joplin ("The Entertainer")
- Ludwig van Beethoven ("Ode to Joy")
- Spencer Williams ("Tishomingo Blues")
- Ludwig Van Beethoven ("Ecossaise")
- Franz Liszt ("Hungarian Rhapsody")
- Pyotr Ilich Tchaikovsky ("Swan Lake")
- Paul Dukas ("The Sorcerer's Apprentice")
- and many others!
Animated KeyboardDisplays color-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 120 Large-Format VideosProfessional piano instructors Irma Irene Justicia, M.A. and Vadim Ghin, M.M., who have taught at the renowned Juilliard School of Music, guide you with over 120 videos with demonstrations of techniques -- now larger, with enhanced quality! Many of the videos include split-screen displays with close-ups for a clearer perspective. In Piano and Keyboard Method, you can even view them in full-screen mode if you want to.
Interactive Evaluation FeedbackWhen 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 summarizes how well you did on the song.
Reviews and Ear TrainingInteractive review and ear training screens help reinforce concepts and develop your ear.
Piano Fingering and Guitar ChordsThe 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 AudioLive 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.
Variable-speed MIDISlows 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.
Progress TrackingPersonalized reports show your rate of progress, including scores for specific songs (when using a MIDI keyboard). See the Keyboard Pack option.
Keyboard TipsWith the click of a button, you can get suggestions as to which "voice" to use on your MIDI keyboard to get the best sound for the song!
Digital MetronomeAllows 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.
Digital RecorderRecord 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.
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Minimum System RequirementsWindows
Windows XP/Vista/Windows 7
PC soundcard, CD-ROM Macintosh
Power PC (or faster), Intel OK
Mac OS X 10.2 or later
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