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This electronic download for Mac of Piano for Dummies Level 1 v2 from eMedia Music features 150+ beginner piano lessons to allow users to learn piano at home at their own pace. It features an Animated Keyboard for viewing notes and fingers as well as Interactive Feedback with Note and Finger Tracker technology to listen to your melodies and show whether you are playing them correctly. There are numerous lessons to help learn basics like tempo, rhythm, and reading notation as well as over 30 video lessons, some with split-screen view to show fingerings and hand positions.
Other capabilities include Interactive Evaluation with a MIDI keyboard and the fact that songs are available as audio tracks and MIDI files for slowing down or speeding up the music. There are also over 50 popular songs to help get started and it features an integrated metronome and recorder.
Shows you when you play correct notes and you progress through a melody. The computer listens as you play and highlights correct notes in green.
Note and Finger Tracker
Shows you the note you play as music notation and on the Animated Keyboard.
Over 150 Step-by-Step Piano 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.
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 Piano Lesson 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 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 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. 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.
Personalized reports show your rate of progress, including scores for specific songs (when using a MIDI keyboard).
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.
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.
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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Mac OS X 10.4 or later Internet connection
eMedia Music Piano for Dummies Level 1 v2 (Electronic Download, Mac) Review