WebOnlyPianois proud to have teamed up with Heritage Music Press in order to offerthis celebrated course. Each learning level includes a lessonbook, theorybook, and an ultra-highquality play-along accompaniment disc(included in the back of the lesson book).
Foreach lesson that has a play along track, there is a small disc symbolat the bottom of the page.
Thecourse is available in virtually all play-along formats: Theversatile GeneralMidi Floppy Disc or GeneralMidi Compact Disc format features onetrack each lesson—the tempo (and the key for that matter) maybe adjusted by the student to fit practice or performancerequirements. The student may also mute either theright hand or the left hand piano part individually for practice, orboth piano parts for full performance. It is also availablein all popular player pianoformats and features two tracks for each lesson—one trackat performancetempo and one track at practice tempo.One of the most exciting features of the WebOnlyPiano Discoveriesedition for PianoDisc systems is that the keysactually move to show the student where to put their fingers!Then, after practice, that feature may be turned off and the studentmay play normally with the accompaniment track. It is alsoavailable as a standardaudio compact discwith the piano part on the left, and the accompaniments on the right,thereby allowing the student to listen to the whole performance, orplay along with just the accompaniment tracks.
PianoDiscoveriesis an 8-level, 16 book series. Each level "set" fromWebOnlyPianocontains a Lesson Book, a Theory Workbook, and a play-alongaccompaniment disc. The first two levels are usuallyconsideredan "either-or" proposition.
Level2Atakesthe student into important areas of keyboard and general musiclearning, appropriate for both children and adults. It features songsthat are more widely known than simplerearlierofferings, as well as delving into subjects such as clefs,the Grand Staff, ledger lines, chords andinversions, all which begin to shape the students overallview of the piano and music in general, as well as build a solidfoundation for Level 2B.
Theother sets in the series include the On or Off-StaffStarter which may be used for beginning students with orwithout basic reading capabilities, and then packages Level1A, Level 1B, Level 2B, Level 3 and Level 4.
Themusic andaccompaniment tracks in these lesson books are all graduated indifficulty . . . by Level 3 and Level 4 the student willexperience some reasonably challenging piano musicalong withsophisticated accompaniment tracks.
Adultshave foundthe WebOnlyPiano Discoveries course extremely enjoyable as well . . .they don't mind the cute animal characters that coach the student oneach page. They find it a good way to "de-stress" as theylearnto play the piano!
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|Title: (click title to hear 5-minute montage) ||WebOnlyPianoDiscoveries Level 2A |
|Artist: ||Janet Vogt, Leon Bates and YOU! |
|Style: ||Interactive - Educational |
|Instrumentation: ||Assorted Band and Orchestra |