Get Both Beginning and Intermediate Piano Lesson Software Titles in One Special Bundle!
eMedia Piano and Keyboard Method Deluxe combines beginner piano lessons and intermediate piano lessons into one extra value package containing over 450 audio- and video-enhanced lessons and more than 150 songs in a variety of musical styles. Learn quickly with the carefully planned, step-by-step curriculum combined with eMedia technology designed to enhance learning.
eMedia’s Animated Keyboard displays correct fingerings for piano notes and chords as the music plays. When used with a MIDI controller the piano lesson software provides specific feedback on playing mistakes, including wrong notes and rhythms. The applications include a built-in metronome, audio recorder, and accompaniment tracks to make practice more fun and effective plus quizzes and ear training exercises.
eMedia Piano and Keyboard Method Deluxe is a complete beginner and intermediate piano tutorial. Even if other piano lessons seemed difficult, this piano software and its interactive approach will keep you engaged and quickly teach you how to play piano well!
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 eMedia’s Animated Keyboard. You’ll be able to correct your playing and learn to read music faster!
Over 450 Step-by-Step Piano Lessons
Arranged in thirty chapters on two methods, 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, improvisation 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:
|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:|
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 Piano Lesson 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. 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.
Piano Fingering 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.
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!
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 and Jazz Accompaniment Tracks
Selected pieces in eMedia Intermediate Piano and Keyboard Method include orchestral accompaniment and even a jazz band with which to play along.
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!
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.
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.