eMedia Piano and Keyboard Method Deluxe PC
Beginning and Intermediate Piano Instructional Software – 450 Lessons, 150 Songs, Animated Keyboard – PC
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eMedia 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.
- eMedia’s Animated Keyboard that lets you see fingerings for all of the piano lessons, including piano chords, piano scales and songs.
- Interactive Feedback with Note and Finger Tracker to allow the piano software to listen as you play melodies and display your playing accuracy – a great tool for beginner piano instruction that works with both electronic keyboards and acoustic pianos.
- Interactive Performance Evaluation in the piano software, which highlights your playing mistakes and shows what you should have played with an overall score (MIDI keyboard required).
- Lessons on piano basics like how to read piano music, playing accompaniments with piano chords, piano scales, and more.
- Over 70 videos for the piano lessons are included. Split screen views show you how to play piano fingerings and use correct hand positioning.
- Piano lessons include easy piano songs as both audio and MIDI tracks where selections can be looped, slowed or sped up.
- Accompaniment tracks for all piano songs to keep your piano lessons fun.
- A digital metronome to keep you on rhythm and a recorder to help gauge progress and share your playing with others.
- Over 150 popular classical, blues, pop, and rock songs let you learn how to play piano with hit songs such as Billy Joel’s “Piano Man,” Bob Dylan’s “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door,” and Elton John’s “Candle in the Wind“ plus classical piano pieces like Franz Liszt’s “Hungarian Rhapsody” and Pyor Ilich Ychaikovsky’s “Swan Lake.”
- A piano tutorial on improvisation that teaches music theory and the relation of piano scales to piano chords to teach piano improvisation.
- A great introduction on how to play blues piano.
eMedia Piano and Keyboard Method is the perfect piano tutorial for learning how to play piano. Even if other beginner piano lessons seemed difficult, this piano software and its interactive approach will keep you engaged and quickly teach you how to play piano well! When you want to take your playing to the next level, remember eMedia Intermediate Piano and Keyboard Method.
eMedia Piano and Keyboard Method Deluxe includes two complete eMedia Methods:
Disc 1 – eMedia Piano and Keyboard Method Contents Summary
I. Playing on Black Keys – Rhythm
The Piano and Keyboard; Direction of Sound; Counting and Time Signatures; Improvisation on Black Keys with Rhythmic Flashcards; Playing Songs on Black Keys.
II. Playing on White Keys – Notes
Introducing Note Reading; Playing Songs on White Keys in Middle C Position.
III. Tempo, Dynamics and Sight Reading
Tempo Markings; Dynamics Markings; More Songs in Middle C Position; Sight Reading with Twisted Melodies.
IV. Both Hands Playing Together
Playing Accompaniments: Songs with Both Hands Playing Together in Middle C Position; the Sharp, Flat and Natural Signs.
V. Legato and Staccato
More Songs in Middle C Position; Counting Dotted Quarter Notes; Playing Legato, Staccato and the Two-Note Slur.
VI. The C Position and Intervals
Introducing Melodic and Harmonic Intervals; Playing Songs in C Position; Creating Melodies and Harmonies.
VII. Chords and Triads
Introducing Chords and Triads; More Songs in C Position; The C and G7 Chords; How To Make Your Own Accompaniment Using the C and G7 Chords; Broken Chords.
VIII. The G Position and Transposition
The G Position: Melodic and Harmonic Intervals; The G and D7 Chords; Playing Songs in G Position; How to Transpose a Song.
IX. The F Position and Hanon
The F Position: Melodic and Harmonic Intervals; The F and C7 Chords; Playing Songs in F Position; Transposing from F to C; Hanon Study.
X. C Major Scale and I-IV-V7 Chord Progression
Extending the Hand Position, New Melodic and Harmonic Intervals; How to Play Scales; The C Major Scale; C Major Chord Progressions; Songs Using New Intervals, C Major Scale, and Chord Progressions.
XI. G and F Major Scales, Chords and Arpeggios
The G Major Scale and Chord Progressions; Songs in G Major; The F Major Scale and Chord Progressions; Songs in F Major; How to Use the Pedal; Hands Crossing Over with Arpeggio Songs in C, G, and F Major.
XII. A Short Trip into the History of Music
Famous Melodies from the Baroque, Classical and Romantic Periods, and 20th Century American Music: Ragtime, Blues, Rock; Patriotic and Holiday Songs.
Disc 2 – Intermediate Piano and Keyboard Method Contents Summary
I. Tonality and the Keyboard
Pitches; Key Signatures; Intervals; Expanded Hand Position; A Minor Scales and Chord Progression with Inversions; Hanon and Other Finger Exercises; Pieces Include Works by Beethoven, Liszt, Tchaikovsky and Traditional Songs.
II. Developing Manual Dexterity and Independence
Complete Note and Rest Values; E Minor Scales and Chord Progression with Inversions; More Intervals; Hanon and Other Finger Exercises; Independence of Hands; Pieces Include Works by Beethoven, Bach, Mozart, Puccini, Brahms and Traditional Songs.
III. Advanced Rhythms and Transitions
Triplets; More Intervals and Chords; Etudes; Changing Time Signatures; Pieces Include Works by Schubert, Bach, Mozart, Brahms, Debussy, Tchaikovsky and Traditional Tunes.
IV. Interpretive Expression Marks and Voicing
Expression Marks; Closed and Open Voicing; D Minor Scales and Open Chord Progression; Philipp Exercise for the Independence of Fingers; More Intervals; Pieces Include Works by Puccini, Tchaikovsky, Dukas, Saint-Saëns, Brahms, Borodin, Traditional Tunes and More.
V. Integrating Elements of Performance
More Intervals; The Diminished Chord; Hanon for Wrist Technique; Etude; Rubato; Pieces Include Works by Elgar, Handel, Chopin, Mouret, Mozart and Traditional Tunes.
VI. The Blues
The Blues Form, Scales and Progressions; Swing Rhythm; Grace Notes; Glissandos; Blues Songs Include Works by Fletcher Henderson, Jimmy Durante, Eubie Blake, Perry Bradford, W.C. Handy and Others.
VII. Improvisation Based on the Blues
Melodic, Rhythmic and Harmonic Improvisation; Walking Bass, Stride, Swing (Boogie Woogie and Other Variants), Rhythmic Repetition, Funky Rhythm; Jam Along and Make Up Your Own; Pieces Include Works by Irving Berlin, George Gershwin and “Jelly Roll” Morton.
VIII. The Piano in Ensemble
Warshauer’s Rainy Day Blues with Jazz Ensemble; The Piano Concerto with Orchestral Accompaniment (Extended Excerpts): Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 21 (First and Second Movements); Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concertos No. 2 and No. 3.
Developing Finger Dexterity
Exercises for 2, 3, and 4 Fingers; Hanon Exercise No. 1 in C Major, A Minor, F Major, D Minor, G Major, E Minor; Philipp’s Independence of Fingers Exercises No. 1 and No. 2.
Supplementary Scales and Intervals
Two-Octave Scales: C Major, A Minor, F Major, D Minor, G Major, E Minor; Summary of Intervals.
Review of Piano Basics
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