eMedia Piano & Keyboard Method offers 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. Piano teacher Irma Irene Justicia, M.A., who has taught at the renowned Juilliard School of Music, guides you with video demonstrations of techniques. Songs and exercises are enhanced by live recorded audio, MIDI tracks you can slow down or speed up, and colorful MIDI accompaniments.
Interactive review and ear training screens help reinforce new concepts and develop your ear. Version 3.0 includes larger easy-to-read screens, enhanced audio and video, progress tracking, and an updated curriculum. When used with an electronic MIDI keyboard, you can get specific feedback on playing mistakes, including wrong notes and rhythms. You’ll learn how to play and learn a lot about music as well.
eMedia Piano & Keyboard Method features music from classics to popular modern hits to make learning fun. Enhanced multi-track audio and colorful MIDI accompaniments enhance the learning experience, and our 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") -and many others.
316 step-by-step lessons arranged in twelve 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, chords and scales. On-screen teacher Irma Irene Justicia, M.A., provides clear and friendly instruction.
eMedia increased the content window size by 25% over the previous version and made the screens easier to read and use. The Animated Keyboard displays 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.
Professional piano instructor Irma Irene Justicia, M.A., who has taught at the renowned Juilliard School of Music, guides you with over 70 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.
Personalized reports show your rate of progress, including scores for specific songs (when using a MIDI keyboard). 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. High-quality, multi-track recorded audio is included for every song and exercise. Audio playback options include piano only, voice only, and full audio including both piano and voice.
Variable-speed MIDI slows down the audio to any tempo, while the animated keyboard shows song fingering as the music plays. You can play along and learn at the pace best suited to your skill level. 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.
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 summarizes how well you did on the song. With 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.
Interactive review and ear training screens help reinforce new concepts and develop your ear. The Digital Metronome 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. The Digital Recorder feature allows you to compare your recordings with the instructor's version, fine tune your skills and share your recordings with friends and family.
Instant Feedback – 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.
Progress Tracking – personalized reports show your rate of progress, including scores for specific songs. The built-in recorder also helps you hear your progress.
Animated Keyboard - displays correct fingerings as the music plays or for any note or chord that you double-click.
Audio Tracks - 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
eMedia Piano & Keyboard Method System Requirements: -Windows -Windows XP/Vista/Windows 7 -32 MB of free RAM, 31 MB of free hard disk space -PC soundcard -CD-ROM -Macintosh -Power PC (or faster), Intel OK -Mac OS X 10.2 or later -32 MB of free RAM, 31 MB of free hard disk space -CD-ROM