Foundations by Paul Sheftel – MIDI Edition


This product consists of 73 MIDI files that were composed and arranged by Paul Sheftel. They are designed for use with Home Concert Xtreme.

The associated book, Foundations by Paul Sheftel and Phyllis Lehrer, which is pictured here, is not included in this purchase but is available separately from YBK Publishers (

According to the Paul and Phyllis: “Foundations is comprised of activities to aid in the development of keyboard knowledge and skills. Every exercise is backed up by an interactive MIDI accompaniment that enlivens the experience of learning the fundamentals of music theory at the keyboard.”

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Every pianist needs to learn the rudiments of music theory and to be able to apply that knowledge comfortably at the keyboard. The printed text for Foundations contains intriguingly simple and understandable explanations for musical concepts ranging from intervals to scales to chords and to chord progressions.

The 73 MIDI files that accompany Foundations invite the student to confront these concepts at the keyboard and offer the opportunity to engage in an enjoyable practice experience. Before you know it, you’ve practiced each exercise so many times that your fingers just know what to do!

Use these MIDI files interactively with Home Concert Xtreme. Show the piano tracks in notation on the computer screen. Set your own tempo. Use Learn mode and the on-screen keyboard to verify that you are playing the correct notes. Use Jam mode for steady practice. Loop sections to drill your fingers!