Continuing the incredible popularity of Alfred's Basic Adult Piano Course, this new book adapts the same friendly and informative style for adults who wish to teach themselves. With the study guide pages that have been added to introduce the music, it's almost like having a piano teacher beside you as you learn the skills needed to perform popular and familiar music. There are also five bonus pieces: At Last * Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas * Laura * Over the Rainbow * Singin' in the Rain. Included is a recording containing the piano part and an engaging arrangement for each of the 65 musical examples. 192 pages.
This book begins with an extensive review of the chords and keys previously studied, using fresh and interesting material that will provide enjoyment as well as reinforcement. Particularly noteworthy is the systematic presentation of chords in all positions in both hands. Titles: America the Beautiful * Arkansas Traveler * The Battle Hymn of the Republic * Black is the Color of My True Love's Hair * Brahms Lullaby * Canon in D (Pachelbel) * Deep River * Down in the Valley * Farewell to Thee (Aloha Oe) * Fascination * A Festive Rondeau * Frankie and Johnnie * The Hokey-Pokey * The House of the Rising Sun * Introduction and Dance * La Cucaracha * La Donna E Mobile * La Raspa * Light and Blue * Loch Lomond * Lonesome Road * The Marriage of Figaro * Morning Has Broken * Musetta's Waltz * Musette * Night Song * Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen * Polyvetsian Dances * Pomp and Circumstance No. 1 * The Riddle * Rock-a My Soul * Roman Holiday * Sakura * Scherzo * Space Shuttle Blues * Swingin' Sevenths * Theme from Symphony No. 6 (Tchaikovsky) * Tumbalalaika * Village Dance * Waves of the Danube * When Johnny Comes Marching Home * You're in My Heart
This easy step-by-step method emphasizes correct playing habits and note reading through interval recognition. Lesson Book 3 introduces "overlapping pedal"; new time signatures 3/8 and 6/8; and the primary triads in Major and Minor keys. Concepts include: passing one under two and one under three; playing major scales in contrary motion; the chromatic scale; the minor scale. For reinforcement of each principle as it is introduced, supplementary material is carefully coordinated, page for page, at each level of instruction. Coordinating supplemental books for Level 3 include: Classic Themes * Composition * Duet * Ear Training * Ensemble * Fun * Hymn * Merry Christmas * Merry Christmas Ensemble * Musical Concepts * Notespeller * Patriotic Solo * Recital * Repertoire * Sight Reading * Technic * Theory and Top Hits! Solo, Christmas and Duet Book. Songs Include: Alpine Melody * Casey Jones * A Day in Vienna * Enchanted City * Fandango * Festive March * Go Down, Moses * Goodbye, Old Paint * Greensleeves * Hunting Song * Intermezzo * Light and Blue * The Major and the Minor * Make Up Your Mind! * On Top of Old Smoky * Prelude in 18th Century Style * Raisins and Almonds * La Raspa * Roman Holiday * Scarborough Fair * Scherzo * Village Dance * Waltz Pantomime
Continuing the incredible popularity of Alfred's Basic Adult Piano Course, the new Self-Teaching Adult Piano Course book adapts the same friendly and informative style for adults who wish to teach themselves. Included is a CD containing all 65 musical examples. The accompanying DVD includes an introduction to all the pages in the book and performances of the pieces by well-known teacher, Gayle Kowalchyk. The Music Manuscript Book contains 64 blank, 12-stave manuscript sheets. Pages are 9" x 12" and printed on 100% recycled paper. Alfred's Mini Music Guide: Piano Chord Dictionary provides essential information in a convenient size. With 600 unique chords and voicings for all 12 keys, clear diagrams, fingerings, note names, and a music theory review on chord construction, inversions, and advanced voicings, this is the most useful compact piano chord dictionary available. The pocket-sized Essential Music Dictionary reference book covers every major aspect of music, from basic principles of theory and concise biographies of composers to pronunciations of foreign terms and ranges of instruments and voices. The two-sided fold-out keyboard chart shows the entire keyboard of the piano with each piano key named and its corresponding note on the grand staff for five octaves. Side One may be placed on the piano above the keys and Side Two may be used away from the piano for additional review.
Alfred's Basic Adult All-in-One Course is designed for the beginner looking for a truly complete piano course that includes lesson, theory, technic and popular repertoire in one convenient, all-in-one book. This course has a number of features that make it particularly successful in achieving this goal, among them are smooth progression between concepts, the thorough explanation of chords and outstanding song material. At the completion of this course, the student will have learned to play some of the most popular music ever written and will have gained a thorough understanding of the basic concepts of music.
This easy step-by-step method emphasizes correct playing habits and note reading through interval recognition. Lesson Book 5 concepts include the ornaments: long appoggiatura, short appoggiatura, trill and mordent; plus arpeggios; the A Major scale; and the keys of B minor and C minor. Also introduces the playing of minuets, sonatinas, preludes and arias. For reinforcement of each principle as it is introduced, supplementary material is carefully coordinated, page for page, at each level of instruction. Coordinating supplemental books for Level 5 include: Classic Themes * Ear Training * Merry Christmas * Recital * Repertoire * Theory and Top Hits! Solo. Songs include: An American Hymn (Lowry) * Aria from "The Marriage of Figaro" (Mozart) * Bagatelle (Diabelli) * Ballade (Burgmuller) * Brazilian Holiday * Loch Lomond * Magic Carpet Ride * A Miniature Overture * Minuet (Bohm) * Prelude in C Major (Bach) * Prelude in C Minor (Morovsky) * Rondeau (Mouret) * Scene from "Swan Lake" (Tchaikovsky) * Sonata in the Style of Scarlatti * Sonatina on Three French Folk Tunes * Sonatina, Op. 36, No. 1, 1st Mvmt. (Clementi) * Spanish Dance * The Tailor's Song * Theme (Corelli) * Variations on a Sea Chanty * A Very Special Day (Palmer)
The Adult All-In-One Course combines all of the pages from the Lesson Books and selected pages from Alfred's Basic Adult Piano Course Theory, Solo and Technic Books (Finger Aerobics) into each of these concise volumes.
Correlates page-by-page with Alfred's Basic Adult Piano Course, Lesson Book, Level 1 and reinforces each concept presented. Specifically focusing on the training and development of the ear. Rythmic, melodic and intervallic concepts are drilled throughout the book. For group or individual instruction.