Piano For Dummies lets you learn piano the fun way! Thanks to its “For Dummies” attitude with eMedia Interactive Feedback piano software technologies, learning the piano couldn’t be faster. eMedia piano software helps you learn piano basics with 150 easy-to-follow piano lessons by Irma Irene Justicia, M.A., who has taught at the renowned Juilliard School of Music. 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.
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!
New 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!
Over 150 Step-by-Step 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 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.