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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.
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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.

Features include:
- 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.

Features
Instant Feedback on Your Playing!
In eMedia Piano and Keyboard Method and for selected exercises in eMedia Intermediate 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. As you reach your goal of playing the melody correctly, you’ll discover that reading music notation is easier than you ever thought possible!

Note and Finger Tracker!
The Note Tracker and Finger Tracker tools show you the note you play as music notation and on an animated keyboard. You’ll be able to correct your playing and learn to read music faster!

Over 450 Step-by-Step Lessons
Arranged in thirty chapters on 2 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.

eMedia Piano and Keyboard Method Deluxe features over 150 songs ranging from Classical, Pop, Folk, Rock, Blues to Country – making learning fun! Enhanced multi-track audio and colorful MIDI accompaniments enhance the learning experience.

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 more!

Intermediate Piano and Keyboard Method offers over 50 songs with a focus on blues, classics, conventional scales, chord progressions, improvisation, and other techniques necessary for mastering the piano:

- Beethoven (“Ecossaise”)
- Liszt (“Hungarian Rhapsody”)
- Tchaikovsky (“Swan Lake”)
- Dukas (“The Sorcerer’s Apprentice”)
- Chopin (Ballade No. 4)
- W. C. Handy (“St. Louis Blues”)
- Irving Berlin (“The Schoolhouse Blues”)
- Rachmaninoff (Third Piano Concerto)
- Mozart (Twenty-First Piano Concerto)
- “Jelly Roll” Morton (“Jelly Roll Blues”)
... and many more!

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.

Over 120 Large-Format Videos
Professional 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 Feedback
When using an electronic MIDI-compatible keyboard in eMedia Piano and Keyboard Method and for selected exercises in eMedia Intermediate Piano and Keyboard Method, 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 Training
Interactive review and ear training screens help reinforce new concepts and develop your ear.

Song Highlighting and Looping
Highlight an entire page, or just a portion of a song, and loop it for playback at whatever speed you are comfortable playing. Selected loops are now introduced with the MIDI tick count-off, so there’s enough time to get your hands back to the keyboard to play along; thus, you can follow along regardless of what section of the piece you’re working on.

“The Entertainer”
Piano Fingerings and Guitar Chords:
The piano fingerings help teach you the correct fingering for each note. Guitar chords are included in eMedia Piano and Keyboard Method 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 Audio
Live 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 MIDI
Slows 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. Colorful variable-speed MIDI accompaniments are also available and can be fun to play along with!

Progress Tracking
In eMedia Piano and Keyboard Method, personalized reports show your rate of progress, including scores for specific songs (when using a MIDI keyboard). See our Keyboard Pack option.

Orchestral Accompaniment
Selected pieces in eMedia Intermediate Piano and Keyboard Method include orchestral accompaniment and even a jazz band with which to play along.

Keyboard Tips
With the click of a button in eMedia Piano and Keyboard Method, you can get suggestions as to which “voice” to use on your MIDI keyboard to get the best sound for the song!

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.

Contents
eMedia Piano and Keyboard Method Deluxe includes two complete eMedia Methods:

Disc 1 – eMedia Piano and Keyboard Method Contents Summary
Introduction

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
Introduction

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
Appendix

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Platform Hybrid (Mac and PC)
Manufacturer EMEDIA
System Requirements (Windows) Windows XP/Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8
CD-ROM
Internet connection recommended for online activation
System Requirements (Mac) Mac OS X 10.4 or later
CD-ROM
Internet connection recommended for online activation
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