Piano For Dummies Deluxe gives you everything you need to get started on piano or keyboard and more! This two disc set includes Piano For Dummies Level 1 & Level 2 CD-ROMs. Over 300 step-by-step lessons take you from basics to reading music notation, playing melodies, harmonies, scales and much more! Instant Feedback listens to your playing and highlights notes played correctly in melodies so you can learn faster. You’ll progress at your own pace as you receive instruction in 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 she offers in this method will help you become a good piano or keyboard player and offers exceptional value.
Interactive Educational Software
• Over 300 step-by-step video-enhanced lessons.
• Over 70 high-quality videos with full-screen option.
• Animated keyboard displays fingering positions as the music plays.
• Includes ear training reviews, metronome, digital recorder, and multiple audio tracks.
• Finger Tracker shows you the note you play as music notation and on the keyboard.
• Interactive Feedback used with a MIDI keyboard corrects specific playing mistakes and scores your performance.
Disc 1 – Piano For Dummies Level 1 – Chapters:
Playing on the Black Keys – Rhythm
Playing on the White Keys – Notes
Tempo, Dynamics, and More Rhythm
Playing Songs with Accompaniment
Legato and Staccato
The C Position and Intervals
Disc 2 – Piano For Dummies Level 2 – Chapters:
Triads and Chords
The G Position and Transposition
The F Position and Hanon
Extending the Hand Position and Playing Scales
G and F Major Scales, Chords and Arpeggios
A Short Trip into the History of Western Music
Play Hit Songs! Over 100 Songs including:
“Piano Man” - Billy Joel
“Candle in the Wind” - Elton John
“The Entertainer” - Scott Joplin
“Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door” - Bob Dylan
... and many more!
Minimum system requirements:
Windows XP/Vista/Windows 7 128MB RAM, CD-ROM
Mac OS X 10.4 or later (Universal Binary) 128MB RAM, CD-ROM