eMedia Music Corp., publisher of the world's best-selling and award-winning series of music tutorial CD-ROMs, announces Version 2.0 of eMedia Piano and Keyboard Method. An exciting update to the original version, Version 2.0 makes learning piano and keyboard even easier, with an updated curriculum, new larger easy-to-read screens, improved audio and video, and progress tracking.
eMedia Piano & Keyboard Method features over 300 song-based lessons led by Irma Irene Justicia, former instructor at the renowned Juilliard School of Music. Learn to play piano at your own pace by following the step-by-step lessons and over 70 large screen format videos, while an animated keyboard shows you what to play along with the music. You will learn over 100 popular classical, blues, pop, and rock songs, including hit songs from artists such as Billy Joel, Bob Dylan, and Elton John. eMedia Piano & Keyboard Method starts with the basics, including hand position, rhythm, and playing on black keys, and moves on to reading music notation, scales, sight-reading, and more. Variable-speed MIDI tracks allow you to slow down or speed up the music, and song looping lets you highlight and loop sections to make practicing easier. When used with a MIDI keyboard, the interactive feedback feature points out mistakes in notes and rhythm while showing you the corrections so you can get it right the next time. You can even create personalized reports, including scores for specific songs, so you can see how well you are doing.
eMedia Piano & Keyboard Method Version 2.0 will be released on October 17, 2007 and will be available at computer and music retail stores nationwide at an estimated street price of $59.95. The CD-ROM will be a hybrid for both Windows (98/2000/NT/Me/XP/Vista) and Macintosh (OSX 10.2+) platforms.