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#2240982 - 03/03/14 10:23 PM EMedia Intermediate Software Experiences?
Guaraldi Fan Offline
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Registered: 01/30/14
Posts: 2
I received a keyboard as a gift at Christmas, bought the EMedia software for Beginners and have been happily been learning ever since (daily - never missed once!). I'm on lesson 208 out of 316 or so (just finished "Knocking on Heaven's Door) and I am wondering whether or not the Intermediate Software (volume 2 version) is as good and works as well as the first interface wise etc?

I know a teacher would be best, but I love learning at my own pace (I work a great deal) and the ability to have my mistakes pointed out to me. I want to get as far as I can with software for now.



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#2241168 - 03/04/14 09:39 AM Re: EMedia Intermediate Software Experiences? [Re: Guaraldi Fan]
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Registered: 09/02/13
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Loc: Massachusetts
Hello Steve:

I have used eMedia and think it is a great program. With that being said, after completing disk 1 and starting disk 2, I have now started with a real teacher. While eMedia does get you going, as you know, nothing replaces a real person. My teacher pointed out errors I was making without even realizing that I was making them. Properly counting the value of notes and properly playing tied notes are two examples.

Disk 2 in my opinion is not quite as good a disk 1. Not all lessons have the interactive feedback, you simply play the score and have to judge for yourself how well you've done.

I have also added Piano for All to my repertoire. This goes about teaching you in a totally different way. For a complete beginner I would chose eMedia over the latter but Piano for All does has its place and makes for an interesting change of pace.

Like you, I enjoyed learning at my own pace as I too have a hectic work schedule. Having a teacher is quite different and has caused me to focus more on practice. It is not as much fun but I can say that I am learning faster. Because I am also doing voice and guitar with her as well I now have to get up early to practice each morning as well as each night. It's the only way I can keep up.

Best of luck,

#2241237 - 03/04/14 12:00 PM Re: EMedia Intermediate Software Experiences? [Re: Guaraldi Fan]
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Registered: 07/16/10
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Loc: Skåne, Sweden
I got a change to try out eMedia, and decided that if I would like it, I would order it. I didn't like it, so now it's off my computer. What I liked about the software, was the interactivity feature with the virtual keyboard. Very good graphical interface, maybe the best I've seen yet, since all the notation programs I've tried, have some faults that make them less useful to me.

I was hoping I could load my own MIDI files into the eMedia software, but it turned out it can't be done. That was the deal breaker for me. Besides, there is nothing in the eMedia package, I can't get in hundreds of other resources, usually free of charge. Monotonic one note pieces, almost every tutorial package has, and the few pop/rock pieces it had, were very watered-down versions.

Piano For All, I would however recommend, doesn't get heavy on theory, though it has some, but teaches you what is important to become a good piano player.

Edited by TheodorN (03/04/14 12:01 PM)
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