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Piano For Dummies Level 2

Piano For Dummies Level 2

The fast and easy way to learn to improve your playing!
Retail Box - Macintosh/Windows -  $29.95 



Product Information

Piano For Dummies Level 2is perfect for anyone who already knows some basic note reading, the middle C position and how to play some melodies. 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.

Features

Features

Piano For Dummies Level 2 features music from classics to popular modern hits to make learning fun! Enhanced multi-track audio and colorful MIDI accompaniments enhance the learning experience. Learn with over 50 classical, pop and folk songs such as:

  • "Piano Man" by Billy Joel
  • "Candle In The Wind" by Elton John
  • "Knockin' On Heaven's Door" by Bob Dylan
  • "The Entertainer" by Scott Joplin
  • "Tishomingo Blues" by Spencer Williams
Also included are popular songs, including "America the Beautiful," "La Bamba," "Bach Minuet" and many others.
Table of contents

Over 150 Step-by-Step Lessons
Over 150 Step-by-Step Lessons

Instant Feedback

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 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!

Animated Keyboard

Music Tracking
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 Large-Format Videos

Over 30 Large-Format 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.

Live Recorded Audio

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

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

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

Keyboard Tips

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!

Digital Metronome

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

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.

MINIMUM SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS:

Windows® XP, Windows Vista, Windows® 7, and Windows® 8, Pentium® Processor 300MHz or faster, 256MB RAM, 512MB free hard drive space, keyboard & mouse, CD-ROM drive. Macintosh® OS X 10.4 or later, Intel® processor 300MHz or faster, 256MB RAM, 512MB free hard drive space, keyboard & mouse, CD-ROM drive.