eMedia Piano and Keyboard Method

Piano Instructional Software for Beginners - Mac/PC
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Learn to tickle the ivories!

eMedia Piano and Keyboard Method offers over 300 step-by-step lessons starting from basics such as hand position, rhythm and playing on black keys, and moving on to 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. When used with an electronic MIDI keyboard, eMedia Piano and Keyboard Method offers specific feedback on playing mistakes, including wrong notes and rhythms. You'll learn how to play and learn a lot about music as well with eMedia Piano and Keyboard Method.

eMedia Piano and Keyboard Method at a Glance:
  • Over 100 Songs
  • Piano Fingering and Guitar Chords
  • Full Motion Video
  • Animated Keyboard
  • Multi-track recorded audio
  • Variable-Speed MIDI
  • 316 Step-by-Step Lessons
  • Interactive Feedback
  • Keyboard Tips
  • Reviews and Ear Training
  • Digital Metronome
  • Digital Recorder

Over 100 Songs
Piano & Keyboard Method features music from classics to popular modern hits to make learning fun! 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.

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.

Full Motion Video
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. Many of the videos include split-screen displays with close-ups for a clearer perspective.

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.

Multi-track recorded audio
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 tick metronome track to play along with. Colorful variable-speed MIDI accompaniments are also available and can be fun to play along with!

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 moves 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.

Interactive 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 summarizes how well you did on the song.

Keyboard Tips
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!

Reviews and Ear Training
Interactive review and ear training screens help reinforce new concepts and develop your ear.

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.

Digital Recorder
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 and Keyboard Method Features:
  • Over 100 Songs
  • Piano Fingering and Guitar Chords
  • Full Motion Video
  • Animated Keyboard
  • Multi-track recorded audio
  • Variable-Speed MIDI
  • 316 Step-by-Step Lessons
  • Interactive Feedback
  • Keyboard Tips
  • Reviews and Ear Training
  • Digital Metronome
  • Digital Recorder
eMedia Piano and Keyboard Method - Intuitive and fun way to learn piano!

Tech Specs

Software Type Instructional
Platform Mac, PC
Upgrade/Full Full
Download/Boxed Boxed
Hardware Requirements - Mac Power PC (Or Faster), Intel-compatible, 16MB RAM, CD-ROM Drive
Hardware Requirements - PC Pentium (Or Faster), 16MB RAM, CD-ROM Drive
OS Requirements - Mac OS X 10.4
OS Requirements - PC Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8
Manufacturer Part Number EK02101

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