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eMedia Music Piano for Dummies 2

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Piano For Dummies Level 2 expands on the piano lessons learned in the original Piano For Dummies piano tutorial and helps you play the piano with confidence.
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Piano For Dummies Level 2 Delivers Piano Lessons with Piano Chords, Piano Scales and More Great Piano Songs.

Irma Irene Justicia, M.A., a piano instructor who has taught at the renowned Juilliard School of Music, takes you through 150 lessons that extend keyboard hand positions beyond middle C, introduce new piano chords and piano scales, and teach new piano techniques. eMedia Interactive Feedback, unavailable in video-only courses, makes learning easier so you learn piano faster. Great piano pieces are included to expand your repertoire and keep learning fun.

Piano For Dummies Level 2 expands on the piano lessons learned in the original Piano For Dummies piano tutorial and helps you play the piano with confidence.

 

Features include:

  • Over 30 video piano lessons with many split-screen to show piano fingerings and hand positioning to help you learn piano technique.
  • Lessons on how to play piano chords, arpeggios, piano scales, F position, transposition, and more great piano pieces.
  • eMedia’s Animated Keyboard so you can easily see correct notes and fingerings for each of the piano lessons, including both piano chords and piano scales.
  • Interactive Feedback with Note and Finger Tracker technology. The piano software listens as you play piano melodies and shows whether you’re playing them correctly. This works with both electronic keyboards and acoustic pianos!
  • Ear training exercises to develop your sense of pitch
  • Interactive Performance Evaluation highlights mistakes made while playing and shows what you should have played, along with an overall score (MIDI keyboard required).
  • Piano songs and piano lessons as both audio tracks and variable-speed MIDI tracks to let you slow down or speed up the music. The piano software even lets you listen to right and left hand parts separately.
  • Over 50 well-known piano pieces in a multitude of styles – from Elton John’s “Candle in the Wind” to Scott Joplin’s “The Entertainer.” Guitar chords are included so guitarist friends can play along too.
  • A free metronome for tempo studies and an audio recorder so you can record yourself to track your progress.

Want to play piano better? Then “level up” to Piano For Dummies Level 2 and get started today.

 

All lessons are presented at full-screen size!

The Fast and Easy Way to Improve Your Playing!

The award-winning eMedia Piano For Dummies Level 2 is 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.

eMedia 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:

  • Billy Joel ("Piano Man")
  • Elton John ("Candle In The Wind")
  • Bob Dylan ("Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door")
  • Scott Joplin (“The Entertainer”)
  • Spencer Williams ("Tishomingo Blues")

Also included are popular songs, including "America the Beautiful," "La Bamba," "Bach Minuet" and many others.

Instant Feedback on Your Playing

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!

Table of Contents
Contents screen(Click image to enlarge)

Over 150 Step-by-Step Lessons

Arranged in six chapters, the lessons cover triads, chords, the G Position, transposition, the F Position, extending the hand position, playing scales, G and F Major scales, arpeggios, and even steps you through a short trip into the history of Western music.

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 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

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

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

Piano Fingerings and Guitar Chords:
Sample Song(Click image to enlarge)

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.

Multi-track 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

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

Personalized reports show your rate of progress, including scores for specific songs (when using a MIDI keyboard). See our Keyboard Pack option.

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

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.

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