Intermediate Piano & Keyboard Method Software, Educational Edition, Win/Mac CD-ROM


Educational Edition. Includes Progress Tracking for up to 250 users and a printed Teacher's Guide.

eMedia Intermediate Piano & Keyboard Method is a comprehensive musical experience on CD-ROM. It teaches you to improve your playing, gain control of the keyboard, and develop your musicianship. You'll learn to play pieces by famous composers in a broad range of musical styles, from Baroque to the present. You will also develop your musical creativity by learning how to improvise. Vadim Ghin, M.A., who has taught at the renowned Juilliard School of Music, guides you with video demonstrations of techniques and practical advice that will elevate your playing to a new standard. Alongside conventional scales, chord progressions and finger techniques, you will learn the blues form, scales, and patterns needed to create your own improvisations and songs.

Intermediate Piano & Keyboard Method offers over 50 songs with a focus on blues, classics, conventional scales, chord progressions, improvisation and other techniques necessary for mastering the piano:

  • Beethoven ("Ecossaise")
  • Liszt ("Hungarian Rhapsody")
  • Tchaikovsky ("Swan Lake")
  • Dukas ("The Sorcerer's Apprentice")
  • Chopin ("Fourth Ballade")
  • W. C. Handy ("St. Louis Blues")
  • Irving Berlin ("The Schoolhouse Blues")
  • Rachmaninoff ("Third Piano Concerto")
  • Mozart ("Twenty-First Piano Concerto")
  • "Jelly Roll" Morton ("Jelly Roll Blues")
  • and many more

158 Step-by-Step Lessons
Offer a comprehensive curriculum that will teach the intermediate piano player the skills needed to take their playing to the next level. Beginning with intervals and expanded hand positions, the lessons progress through building dexterity, advanced rhythms and transitions, interpretive expression marks and voicing, and finally, to blues improvisation based on the blues and the piano in Ensemble.

Vadim Ghin, M.A.
Author of the innovative eMedia Intermediate Piano and Keyboard Method CR-ROM, holds a Masters Degree in piano from the Juilliard School of Music, and has taught extensively at Juilliard, New York University, and the Manhattan School of Music.

Full Motion Video
Professional piano instructor Vadim Chin, M.A., guides you with over 50 full-motion videos demonstrating techniques. Many of the videos include split-screen displays with close-ups for a clearer perspective.

Song Highlighting and Looping
Highlight an entire page, or just a portion of a song, and loop it for playback at whatever speed you are comfortable playing. Selected loops are now introduced with the MIDI tick count-off, so there's enough time to get your hands back to the keyboard to play along; thus, you can follow along regardless of what section of the piece you're working on.

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.

High-quality, Live Recorded Audio
High-quality, live recorded audio is included for every song and exercise.

Variable-speed MIDI
Slows down the audio to any tempo, while the animated keyboard shows song fingering as the music plays. You can play along and learn at the pace best suited to your skill level.

MIDI playback options let you select left or right hand only, or a tick metronome track to play along with. Colorful variable-speed MIDI accompaniments are also available and can be fun to play along with.

Interactive Feedback
For selected exercises, when using an electronic MIDI-compatible keyboard, you can get specific feedback on note and rhythm mistakes. 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 exercise.

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

Orchestral Accompaniment
Selected pieces include orchestral accompaniment and even a jazz band to play along with.

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.

Windows System Requirements

  • Windows XP/Vista
  • 32 MB of free RAM, 63 MB of free hard disk space
  • PC soundcard, CD-ROM

Macintosh System Requirements

  • Power PC (or faster), Intel OK
  • Mac OS 9.0+ or Mac OS X 10.2 or later
  • 32 MB of free RAM, 63 MB of free hard disk space
  • CD-ROM
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