Transform Your Playing Today with Piano Lessons That Teach Blues Piano, Advanced Piano Chords, Technique, Music Theory, and Piano Improvisation!
Vadim Ghin, M.A., who has taught at the renowned Juilliard School of Music, delivers over 150 intermediate-to-advanced piano lessons designed to help you improve piano technique, understand music theory, learn how to play blues piano, and get started with piano improvisation. Interactive Feedback technology makes this piano tutorial easy to understand, and you can click immediately to any of the piano lessons so you learn at your own pace.
The piano software includes over 50 classic piano pieces from composers like Chopin, Irving Berlin, and Jelly Roll Morton to make learning piano fun. It was carefully designed for students interested in continuing piano studies after completing eMedia Piano and Keyboard Method.
Whether you want to work on piano technique, play a piano solo, learn new piano chords, or master classic piano pieces; the piano lessons found in eMedia Intermediate Piano and Keyboard Method piano software will help take your playing to the next level.
Improve Your Piano Skills and Techniques
Over 150 Step-by-Step Piano 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.
Intermediate Piano and 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:
Note and Finger Tracker
The Note Tracker and Finger Tracker tools show you the note you play as music notation and on eMedia’s Animated Keyboard. You’ll be able to correct your playing and learn to read music faster!
Vadim Ghin, M.M.
Author of the innovative eMedia Intermediate Piano and Keyboard Method, holds a Masters Degree in Piano from the Julliard School of Music, and has taught extensively at Juilliard, New York University, and the Manhattan School of Music.
Over 50 Piano Lesson Videos
Professional piano instructor Vadim Ghin, M.A., guides you with over 50 videos demonstrating techniques – now larger, with enhanced quality! Many of the videos include split-screen displays with close-ups for a clearer perspective. You can even view them in full-screen mode if you want to.
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.
Live Recorded Audio
Live recorded audio is included for every song and exercise.
Slows down the audio to any tempo, while the Animated Keyboard shows song fingerings as the music plays. You can play along and Learn at the pace best suited to you!
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!
Instant Feedback and Interactive Evaluation Feedback
For selected exercises, 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. This works for both acoustic pianos and electronic keyboards.
When using an electronic MIDI-compatible keyboard with selected exercises, 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.
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.
Orchestral and Jazz Accompaniment Tracks
Selected pieces include orchestral accompaniment and even a jazz band with which to play along.
The piano fingerings help teach you the correct fingering for each note and can be toggled on or off for any screen.
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.
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.
I. Tonality and the Keyboard
Pitches; Key Signatures; Intervals; Expanded Hand Position; A Minor Scales and Chord Progression with Inversions; Hanon and Other Finger Exercises; Pieces Include Works by Beethoven, Liszt, Tchaikovsky and Traditional Songs.
II. Developing Manual Dexterity and Independence
Complete Note and Rest Values; E Minor Scales and Chord Progression with Inversions; More Intervals; Hanon and Other Finger Exercises; Independence of Hands; Pieces Include Works by Beethoven, Bach, Mozart, Puccini, Brahms and Traditional Songs.
III. Advanced Rhythms and Transitions
Triplets; More Intervals and Chords; Etudes; Changing Time Signatures; Pieces Include Works by Schubert, Bach, Mozart, Brahms, Debussy, Tchaikovsky and Traditional Tunes.
IV. Interpretive Expression Marks and Voicing
Expression Marks; Closed and Open Voicing; D Minor Scales and Open Chord Progression; Philipp Exercise for the Independence of Fingers; More Intervals; Pieces Include Works by Puccini, Tchaikovsky, Dukas, Saint-Saëns, Brahms, Borodin, Traditional Tunes and More.
V. Integrating Elements of Performance
More Intervals; The Diminished Chord; Hanon for Wrist Technique; Etude; Rubato; Pieces Include Works by Elgar, Handel, Chopin, Mouret, Mozart and Traditional Tunes.
VI. The Blues
The Blues Form, Scales and Progressions; Swing Rhythm; Grace Notes; Glissandos; Blues Songs Include Works by Fletcher Henderson, Jimmy Durante, Eubie Blake, Perry Bradford, W.C. Handy and Others.
VII. Improvisation Based on the Blues
Melodic, Rhythmic and Harmonic Improvisation; Walking Bass, Stride, Swing (Boogie Woogie and Other Variants), Rhythmic Repetition, Funky Rhythm; Jam Along and Make Up Your Own; Pieces Include Works by Irving Berlin, George Gershwin and “Jelly Roll” Morton.
VIII. The Piano in Ensemble
Warshauer’s Rainy Day Blues with Jazz Ensemble; The Piano Concerto with Orchestral Accompaniment (Extended Excerpts): Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 21 (First and Second Movements); Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concertos No. 2 and No. 3.
Exercises: Developing Finger Dexterity
Exercises for 2, 3, and 4 Fingers; Hanon Exercise No. 1 in C Major, A Minor, F Major, D Minor, G Major, E Minor; Philipp’s Independence of Fingers Exercises No. 1 and No. 2.
Supplementary Scales and Intervals
Two-Octave Scales: C Major, A Minor, F Major, D Minor, G Major, E Minor; Summary of Intervals.