- Platform: Windows NT / 98 / 2000 / Me / XP / 95
- Media: CD-ROM
- Item Quantity: 1
In essence, the Keyboard Coach is a highly skilled and very patient piano teacher. A piano teacher content to live in your cupboard. Using the latest hi-tech gizmos like video sequences, computerised metronome and onscreen notation, the Keyboard Coach takes the would-be pianist from the simplest one-bar boogie through to the execution of fairly complex rock, pop, country and classical tunes (many of them standards). On the way the Coach also spots your mistakes, gives you hints on fingering, and helps you polish your style with those video clips. The Keyboard Coach will also slow down the tunes when things get a bit tricky; or take you through the actual construction of a keyboard if you're wholly mystified. And when you're finally ready to hit the ivories, big time, the Coach will provide orchestral and percussive accompaniment to your joyous vamps and riffs.
In some ways, in fact, the Keyboard Coach is better than any real-time piano teacher: no matter how mangled your scales, the Keyboard Coach won't slam the piano lid on your fingers, or sigh sarcastically and aggressively while simultaneously whingeing about his failed musical career. --Sean Thomas