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Teach Me Piano,
from Voyetra

For Ages 12 to Adult

See also the Summary Rating Table for comparisons with other Music software titles, and the SuperKids Buyers Guide for current market prices of PC-only title.


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Teach Me Piano Screen Shot Pentium166 with 24MB and 12XCD

Description
This comprehensive piano teaching program contains the identical first three sections fo the "Keyboarding Lessons" portion of Voyetra's Discovering Keyboards program, with an additional three instructional sections that teach more advanced keyboard skills. It can be used as a standalone product, or as an upgrade of Discovering Keyboards.

Although it does not contain the "Game Room", "Keyboard tour", or "Understanding MIDI and Synthesis" sections found in Discovering Keyboards, Teach Me Piano includes a "Musician's Reference" section - a helpful written guide to the basics of musical notation that includes instruction, terminology, and examples in a well-organized, cross-referenced unit. It also contains the "Songbook" found in Discovering Keyboards.

Ease of Install / Use
The program installed without difficulty on our test PC, after asking for the installers name, company, and the product serial number.

Best for / Bottom-Line
This program appeals most to the serious piano student who wants the basics in a no-frills package. It is better suited to an older student, who has committed to learning to play the piano and wants a program that takes the user through a higher level of instruction.

Educational Value = 5/5, Kid Appeal = 2/5. Ease of Use = 5/5

See also the Summary Rating Table for comparisons with other music software titles, and the SuperKids Buyers Guide for current market prices of this PC-only title.



Children's Software System Requirements


PC

Macintosh
Operating System Windows 3.1; Win95 not available
CPU Type and Speed 486DX2/66 MHz or higher
Hard Drive Space 6 MB
Memory (RAM) 8 MB
Graphics 640 x 480, 256-color display
CD-ROM Speed Double-speed or faster CD-ROM drive
Audio 16-bit Windows-compatible sound card
Other Needs Four-octave MIDI-compatible musical keyboard with PC interface

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