More than 3-million adult students have learned to play the piano using this well-sequenced course. Perfect for beginners who prefer a chord approach, students learn how to play chords in either hand in order to move beyond simply playing single note melodies. The course contains outstanding songs such as "The Entertainer," "Scarborough Fair," "Greensleeves" and "Amazing Grace."
Designed to coordinate page-by-page with the Complete Levels 2 & 3 Lesson Books. Contains enjoyable games and quizzes that reinforce the principles presented in the Lesson Books. Students can increase their musical understanding while they are away from the keyboard.
This easy step-by-step method emphasizes correct playing habits and note reading through interval recognition. Lesson Book 1B begins by reviewing the concepts taught in Lesson Book 1A, then introduces new concepts such as incomplete measures, tempo markings, eighth notes and rests, using the damper pedal, half steps and whole steps. It also introduces the major scale through the concept of tetrachords. Songs Include: Brother John * Carol in G Major * The Carousel * The Clown * Concert Time * A Cowboy's Song * The Cuckoo * French Lullaby * Good King Wenceslas * Good Morning to You! * Good Sounds * Grandpa's Clock * The Greatest Show on Earth! * G's in the "BAG" * Hail to Thee, America! * Harp Song * Happy Birthday to You! * Indians * Join the Fun * The Magic Man * Money Can't Buy Everything * Music Box Rock * Oom-Pa-Pa! * Ping Pong * The Planets * The Rainbow * Sonatina * Step Right Up! * Waltz Time * When Our Band Goes Marching By! * When the Saints Go Marching In * The Whirlwind * The Windmill * Yankee Doodle
Alfred's Basic Prep Course, Lesson Book A is specifically designed for beginners who are five years old and up. Through the use of appealing music and attractive illustrations, it is no wonder that Lesson Book A is the most widely used young beginner's piano book now available. This course takes into consideration the normal attention span, as well as the small-sized hands of the young beginner. Shortly after beginning, the young student will be able to play "Merrily We Roll Along." The complete Prep Course consists of six books (Levels A through F). This course is most effective when used under the direction of a piano teacher or experienced musician.
Alfred's Basic Piano Course: Praise Hits fills the need for contemporary Christian music to be used as supplementary pieces for students. Soon after beginning piano study, students can play attractive versions of the best-known worship music of today. This book is a compilation of Level 2 and Level 3 of Alfred's Basic Piano Library Praise Hits books, and correlates page-by-page with Level 2 and Level 3 of Alfred's Basic Piano Library Lesson books. Titles: *Forever *Lord, I Lift Your Name on High *The Wonderful Cross *Blessed Be Your Name *Forever Reign *Holy Is the Lord *Hosanna (Praise Is Rising) *Revelation Song *Our God *Here I Am to Worship (Light of the World) *Your Grace Is Enough *In Christ Alone (My Hope Is Found) *One Thing Remains (Your Love Never Fails) *10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord) *Everlasting God *Jesus Messiah *Hosanna *Mighty to Save *From the Inside Out *Indescribable
Alfred's Basic Prep Course, Levels A through F, was written to answer a demand for a course of piano study designed specifically for students who are five years old and up. This course offers a careful introduction of fundamentals, music that fits comfortably under the young student's normal hand span, plus constant reinforcement, all leading to results beyond those generated by other piano methods. After Lesson Book B, the student may progress to Prep Course, Lesson Book C or choose to go directly into the faster paced Level 1B of Alfred's Basic Piano Library. The complete Prep Course consists of six books (Levels A through F).
Complete Level 1 is a faster-paced version of Levels 1A and 1B that gets to staff reading more quickly. Perfect for a student who is 8 or older, or for a younger beginner with great musical aptitude. This course is most effective when used under the direction of a piano teacher or experienced musician.
Alfred's Basic Piano Library---Popular Hits answers the often expressed need for popular music to be used as supplementary music for students. Soon after beginning piano study, students can play attractive versions of the best-known melodies of today. This book is a compilation of Level 2 and Level 3 of Alfred's Basic Piano Library Popular Hits books, and correlates page-by-page with Lesson Book, Complete Levels 2 & 3 of Alfred's Basic Piano Library. Titles: All Night (Icona Pop) * Best Day of My Life (American Authors) * The Big Bang Theory (Main Title) * Colour My World (Chicago) * Don't Stop Believin' (Journey) * Flicker (Kanye West Rework) * Hedwig's Theme (from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone) * James Bond Theme * Maybe (from Annie) * Over the Rainbow (As sung by Israel "IZ" Kamakawiwo'ole) * Raiders March (from Raiders of the Lost Ark) * Run with the Herd (from Walt Disney Pictures' The Good Dinosaur---A Pixar Film) * See You Again (from Furious 7) * Some Nights (fun.) * Star Wars(R) (Main Theme) * Take On the World (Theme from Girl Meets World) * What Do You Mean? (Justin Bieber) * When She Loved Me (from Walt Disney's Toy Story 2) * You Raise Me Up (Josh Groban) * You're Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile (from Annie---2014 Film Version) * You've Got a Friend in Me (from Toy Story).
The Hymn Books contain the world's most famous hymns and are perfect for the student who enjoys playing sacred music. Duet parts are included in the first three levels.
Alfred's Basic Piano Library Theory Books contain enjoyable games and quizzes that reinforce the principles presented in the Lesson Books. Students can increase their musical understanding while they are away from the keyboard. The Theory Books are designed to coordinate page-by-page with the Lesson Books.
Students needing to review and improve their note-naming and interval-naming skills will benefit greatly from these well-prepared Notespeller Books. Each book provides a variety of written activities that reinforce note reading concepts presented in the Lesson Books. Correlates page-by-page with the Lesson Books, but may also serve as an effective supplement to other piano methods.
Alfred's Basic Piano Course: Praise Hits fills the need for contemporary Christian music to be used as supplementary pieces for students. Soon after beginning piano study, students can play attractive versions of the best-known worship music of today. This book is a compilation of Level 2 and Level 3 of Alfred's Basic Piano Library Praise Hits books, and correlates page-by-page with Level 2 and Level 3 of Alfred's Basic Piano Library Lesson books. Titles: Forever * Lord, I Lift Your Name on High * The Wonderful Cross * Blessed Be Your Name * Forever Reign * Holy Is the Lord * Hosanna (Praise Is Rising) * Revelation Song * Our God * Here I Am to Worship (Light of the World) * Your Grace Is Enough * In Christ Alone (My Hope Is Found) * One Thing Remains (Your Love Never Fails) * 10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord) * Everlasting God * Jesus Messiah * Hosanna * Mighty to Save * From the Inside Out * Indescribable.
The Technic Books provide reading and rhythm drills and exercises perfectly paced with each Lesson Book in "Alfred's Basic Piano Library" to improve musicianship and develop coordination of the hands.
Each piece in the Solo Books coordinates page-by-page with the Lesson Books, reinforcing newly learned concepts presented at the lesson. Includes adorable illustrations that enhance each piece.
Students needing to review and improve their note-naming and interval-naming skills will benefit greatly from these well-prepared Notespeller Books. Each book provides a variety of written activities that reinforce note reading concepts presented in the Lesson Books. Correlates page-by-page with Alfred's Basic Piano Library Lesson Books, but may also serve as an effective supplement to other piano methods.
Designed to coordinate page-by-page with Lesson Book 1B. Contains enjoyable games and quizzes that reinforce the principles presented in the Lesson Book. Students can increase their musical understanding while they are away from the keyboard.
The Recital Books congratulate students for a job well done by providing correlated repertoire to their Lesson Books that are based on concepts they've already learned. As a result, the pieces are quickly mastered. Recital Book Complete Level 2 & 3 is for older beginners, and contains the best selections from Recital Books 2 and 3.
Designed to coordinate page-by-page with the Lesson Books, each Theory Book contains enjoyable games and quizzes that reinforce the principles presented in the Lesson Books. Students can increase their musical understanding while they are away from the keyboard.
The completion of a Lesson Book and graduating to the next level is a very important step in the growth of a piano student. At times, it is beneficial to take a short break to play some new pieces that use the skills recently perfected. The Graduation Books contain captivating solos that students can perform without having to learn something new. Because the students will know everything needed to play any piece in their level, they may play them in any order they wish.
The Theory Books are coordinated page-by-page with the Lesson Books, and reinforce the concepts through theory games and drills that are fun to complete.

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