Quit wishing you could play and start learning with this user-friendly method that's made accomplished keyboardists out of thousands of newbies.
Are you the type of person who wishes you could sit down at the piano and amaze the crowd with a simple song? Now's your chance! With the help of eMedia's Piano & Keyboard Method 2.0 you'll soon be tickling the ivories like an old pro.
The second edition of this popular instructional series has more than 300 step-by-step piano lessons that take you from the very simple basics, such as what keys are what, hand positions, rhythm, and playing on black keys to more advanced material like reading music notation, sight reading, scales, and much more. And you're not just learning from any run-of-the-mill instructor, but from Irma Irene Justicia, M.A., who previously taught at the Juilliard School of Music. She'll take you along your educational journey in 70 large-format video demonstrations that will help you perfect your techniques.
The intuitive interactive format lets you review your progress, and ear training screens will help reinforce new concepts and develop your ear. If you use an electronic MIDI keyboard during your lessons, it will provide you with instant, specific feedback on notes missed and rhythmical errors, help you see where you've improved and what you may still need to work on. Piano & Keyboard Method 2.0 takes you through the songs and exercises with either the music notation as your guide or by using an animated keyboard that displays fingerings in time with the music. Each song and exercise is enhanced by live recorded audio, variable-speed MIDI keyboard tracks, and colorful MIDI accompaniments.
Best of all, while you become comfortable with your instrument you'll be learning more than 100 popular songs in various genres, from artists as diverse as Billy Joel to Johann Sebastian Bach. Imagine the look on your friends' faces when you lay a little "Piano Man" on them.