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Piano For Dummies CD-ROM Piano / Keyboard Instruction SoftwareItem #: ED.FD12093
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eMedia Piano For Dummies
With more than 200 million books in print covering 1,300+ topics, For Dummies is the most widely recognized and highly regarded reference series in the world. Since 1991, For Dummies has helped millions make everything easier.
Learn fast with this effective, entertaining multimedia CD-ROM!
The fast and easy way to start playing piano!
The eMedia Piano for Dummies CD-ROM offers everything you need to learn how to play. Learn from over 150 step-by-step lessons with full-motion video demonstrations (approximately one-half of the eMedia Piano and Keyboard Method curriculum). Piano teacher Irma Irene Justicia, M.A., has taught at the renowned Juilliard School of Music. Learn to read music notation with the help of our Animated Keyboard. Songs include recorded audio, variable-speed MIDI keyboard tracks and colorful MIDI accompaniments. When used with an electronic MIDI keyboard, you can get specific feedback on playing mistakes. Also includes our Digital Metronome and Recorder
157 Step-by-Step Lessons
Arranged in six 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, melodies and harmonies. On-screen teacher Irma Irene Justicia, M.A., provides clear and friendly instruction.
Large, Easy-to-Use Interface!
Screens are easy to read and use! 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.
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.
High Quality Videos
Professional piano instructor Irma Irene Justicia, M.A., who has taught at the renowned Juilliard School of Music, guides you with demonstrations of techniques – now larger, with enhanced quality and viewable at full-screen size!
New! Progress Tracking!
Personalized reports show your rate of progress, including scores for specific songs (when used with a MIDI keyboard).
Enhanced 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.
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!
Slow down the audio to any tempo using the MIDI slider 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!
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!
Reviews and Ear Training
Interactive review and ear training screens help reinforce new concepts and develop your ear.
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.
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.
Windows XP/Vista/Windows 7
16 MB of free RAM, CD-ROM
Mac OS X 10.4 or later
16 MB of free RAM, CD-ROM