eMedia Piano and Keyboard Method v3
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- Offers Everything Needed To Learn How To Play The Piano
- Provides Instant Feedback
- Interactive Evaluation Feedback - When Using A Midi Keyboard Gives Specific Feedback On Note & Rhythm Mistakes
- Over 300 easy-to-follow lessons from distinguished Juilliard instructor, including more than 70 video demonstrations
- Interactive Instant Feedback works with both electronic keyboards and acoustic pianos, and shows you when you play the correct notes in a melody
- Songs and exercises are enhanced by live recorded audio, variable-speed MIDI keyboard tracks, MIDI accompaniments, and an animated keyboard
- Over 100 popular classical, blues, pop, and rock songs, including hit songs from artists such as Billy Joel, Bob Dylan, and Elton John
- When using a MIDI keyboard, personalized reports show your rate of progress, including scores for specific songs
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This new version of media Piano and Keyboard Method offers everything you need to learn how to play! Piano instructor, Irma Irene Justitia, M.A., who has taught at the renowned Juilliard School of Music, guides you through over 300 step-by-step full-screen lessons. New Instant Feedback works with both electronic keyboards and acoustic pianos! It listens as you play melodies and shows whether you're playing correctly!
This new version of eMedia Piano & Keyboard Method offers everything you need to learn how to play! Piano instructor, Irma Irene Justicia, M.A., who has taught at the renowned Juilliard School of Music, guides you through over 300 step-by-step full-screen lessons. New Instant Feedback works with both electronic keyboards and acoustic pianos! It listens as you play melodies and shows whether you're playing correctly!
The 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. Techniques are demonstrated with over 70 videos viewable in full-screen mode.
Learn songs and exercises from music notation as an animated keyboard guides you through fingerings. Songs and exercises are provided as both live-recorded audio and variable-speed MIDI tracks which let you slow the music down as needed. Colorful MIDI accompaniments help make practicing fun! 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 quizzes help reinforce new concepts and develop your ear. When used with an electronic MIDI keyboard, you get Interactive Evaluation Feedback with detailed specifics on your playing, including which notes and rhythms were wrong and how to correct them. In addition, the new Note Tracker shows you what note you're playing and makes learning music notation easy. This latest version also offers fully scalable lesson screens and an option for full-screen video. Other accessories include a built-in digital metronome and a recorder. eMedia Piano & Keyboard Method is the ultimate way to learn how to play piano or keyboard!
eMedia Piano & Keyboard Method Features
Shows you whether you're playing the correct notes on melodies. Works with both electronic keyboards and acoustic pianos!
Interactive Evaluation Feedback
When using a MIDI keyboard you 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. The built-in recorder also helps you hear your progress.
Displays correct fingerings as the music plays or for any note or chord that you double-click.
Features multi-track live recordings, colorful MIDI accompaniments and MIDI tracks that allow you to slow down or speed up the music.
Full-screen Lessons and Videos
Also features over 100 songs including:
"Piano Man" by Billy Joel
"Candle in the Wind" by Elton John
"Ode to Joy" by Ludwig van Beethoven
"America the Beautiful" by Samuel Ward
"La Bamba" made famous by Los Lobos
"Minuet in G" by J.S. Bach
"Tishomingo Blues" by Spencer Williams
"The Entertainer" by Scott Joplin
"Knockin' on Heaven's Door" by Bob Dylan
What Reviewers Are Saying...
Wall Street Journal
"We found the software well planned and effective -- progress was quick."
4 ½ stars
American Music Teacher Magazine
"An impressive and thorough piano teaching program."
"We tried out the method and within no time we were actually playing songs, something that we had no idea we would be able to do so quickly. It is simply amazing."
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Too many courses tend to bore you to death with useless information that slows you down and doesn't inspire you to continue. Not this one. While simple and to the point, the exercises that it uses are very good, with little or no fluff to get in the way of its intended purpose, teaching me the basics on how to play piano. More than this you cant ask for in a teaching course. Well worth the price asked.
Note that this is a starter program - it is very very basic, just what you need if you know nothing about reading music or playing piano (they do a decent job of presenting the material in a balanced fashion, so that it's not too dry for kids or too cute for adults) .
But the software is configured to let you customize your learning experience to a certain degree. Want to watch the instructor video for a certain lesson? You can watch it or skip it and move on. Like to play with an (albeit kind-of cheesy) accompanying background track? You can enable that (or a simple metronome click) or practice without it. You'll want to do the lessons in order, but you are not forced to use every bell and whistle the program offers if you don't want to.
I think the best part of the program is the interactive feedback - once you complete a piece, the program will show a small balloon with a % rating - if you get less than 100%, you can click the balloon and the program will show you just where you may have played a wrong note or released a note too soon, etc... This works pretty well for keyboards connected via USB/Midi.
Anyway, for the cost and what you get, this is an enjoyable program for learning some basic piano and sight reading skills.
Now if could only make my fingers thinner and more flexible!