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Alfred's Basic Adult Piano Course Lesson Book, Bk 1: Book & DVD (Alfred's Basic Adult Piano Course)


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ISBN13: 9780739082416
ISBN10: 0739082418
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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 accompanying DVD includes an introduction to all the pages in the book and performances of the pieces by well-known teacher, Gayle Kowalchyk. Titles: Alouette * Alpine Melody * Amazing Grace * At Last * Au Claire de la Lune * Aura Lee * The Ballad of Gilligan's Island * Beautiful Brown Eyes * Blow the Man Down! * Brother John * Caf? Vienna * The Can-Can * Chiapanecas * Cockles and Mussels * The Cuckoo * The Donkey * The Entertainer * A Friend Like You * The Gift to Be Simple * Go Down, Moses * Good King Wenceslas * Good Morning to You! * Got Those Blues * Greensleeves * Happy Birthday to You! * Harp Song * Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas * Here's a Happy Song! * He's Got the Whole World in His Hands * Jericho * Jingle Bells * Joy to the World! * Kum-ba-yah! * Largo (Dvorak) * Laura * Lavender's Blue * Little Brown Jug * London Bridge * Lone Star Waltz * Love Somebody * The Marine's Hymn * Mary Ann * Merrily We Roll Along * Mexican Hat Dance * Michael, Row the Boat Ashore * Money Can't Buy Everything * My Fifth * Ode to Joy * On Top of Old Smoky * O Sole Mio * Over the Rainbow * Raisins and Almonds * Rockets * Rockin' Intervals * Rock It Away! * Scarborough Fair * Singin' in the Rain * Standing in the Need of Prayer * Tisket, a Tasket * Waltz Time * What Can I Share * When the Saints Go Marching In * Why Am I Blue?

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meghues, September 1, 2011 (view all comments by meghues)
I use this series a lot with adult piano students. It is sensibly systematic and progresses in a moderate fashion. Other series move faster or slower, this one is right in the middle. The music isn't that great in the beginning, but it allows the students to overcome some coordination issues by re-visiting the problems again and again. It uses a chord approach and could be supplemented with a multi-key approach, like Bastien or Gillock.
It is probably not possible for someone to learn how to play in rhythm and with good coordination from this volume without a teacher. I don't know of any other that would work better-it is just not possible to both do the playing and monitor it at the same time.
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Palmer, Willard A.
Manus, Morton
Lethco, Amanda Vick
Alfred Publishing Co., Inc.
Musical Instruments / Piano & Keyboard
Music-Books on Piano and Harpsichord
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Bk 1
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