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Piano for Dummies

Piano for Dummies

Retail Box - Macintosh/Windows -  $29.95 



Product Information

Piano For Dummies is a fun and easy way to learn piano or keyboard from the comfort of your home. Learn to play at your own pace from easy-to-follow interactive lessons with full-motion videos. Enjoy playing along with live recorded songs or have fun playing with accompaniments that you can slow down or speed up.

Your instructor is professional pianist and teacher Irma Irene Justicia, M.A., who has taught at the renowned Juilliard School of Music. The excellent teaching you receive in the over 150 lessons is an exceptional value. When using eMedia Piano For Dummies with a MIDI keyboard it will tell you when you make mistakes, including an overall score for the song and even shows you what you should have played!

Discover How To:
  • Master the basics of piano.
  • Read music notation.
  • Play melodies.
  • Create harmonies.
  • Play hit songs!

Learn songs and exercises from both the music notation and the animated keyboard that displays fingerings in time with the music. Songs and exercises are enhanced by live recorded audio, variable-speed MIDI keyboard tracks, and colorful MIDI accompaniments. You will learn over 50 popular songs including Billy Joel’s Piano Man!

Over 50 Songs!
  • “Piano Man” -  Billy Joel
  • “Give My Regards to Broadway” - George M. Cohan
  • “Minuet in G” -  J.S. Bach
  • “When the Saints Go Marching In” - Spiritual
  • ... and many more!
Instant Feedback

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

Note Tracker and Finger Tracker
Tools that 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!

Note and Finger Tracker

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 30 Videos

Over 30 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!

Interactive Evaluation Feedback

Interactive Evaluation 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.

Reviews and Ear Training

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

Piano Fingering and Guitar Chords

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.

Progress Tracking

Progress Tracking
Personalized reports show your rate of progress, including scores for specific songs (when using a MIDI keyboard).

Keyboard Typs

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!

Plus...

Live recorded audio

Music Tracking

Variable-Speed MIDI

Variable-Speed MIDI

Digital Recorder

Digital Recorder

MINIMUM SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS:

Windows® XP (Home & Pro) SP3/Windows Vista® SP2/Windows® 7¹, Pentium® IV 1.2GHz processor or faster, 256MB RAM (512MB RAM for Windows Vista® and Windows® 7), 8x CD-ROM drive or faster, 71MB free hard disk space, DirectX® 9.0 compatible or higher video card (video card with 32MB of video RAM for Windows Vista®), 800x600 minimum screen resolution, (DirectX® 9.0 or higher compatible 16-bit sound card recommended), QuickTime Player, keyboard, mouse, MIDI Keyboard. Macintosh® OS X 10.4 – 10.6, PowerPC® G4, G5 or Intel® processor, 800MHz processor or higher, 256MB RAM, 8x CD-ROM drive or faster, 71MB free hard disk space, 800x600 minimum screen resolution, keyboard, mouse, MIDI Keyboard. ¹Administrator privileges are required to properly install the program on Windows® XP, Windows Vista®, Windows® 7, and Mac® OS X.