Alfred's Basic Adult Piano Course: Lesson Book Level One (Book/CD)

Books and CDs | Piano

Publisher: Alfred Publishing
Format: Books | Instrumental Tutor

This course is designed for the adult beginner who wishes to learn the Piano by learning and playing chords quickly.

The course has a number of features that make it particularly successful in achieving this goal. It progresses very smoothly, with no gaps that cause the skipping of hard sections. In addition, it teaches chords for both hands. Because of this, the pieces are more musical and make playing a richer, more rewarding experience.

Also taught is the understanding of how chords are formed. Instead of memorizing chords, students learn how to derive them regardless of what key they are playing in. Finally, the choice of song material is outstanding, with some popular and familiar favourites mixed with tuneful originals, all adding to the fun and enjoyment of making music.

The student is encouraged to use the accompanying CD and playing along with these recordings is not only enjoyable, but is invaluable for reinforcing musical concepts such as rhythm, dynamics and phrasing.

ISBN: 9780882848327
Skill Level: Beginner Explain this
Published on: 07 June 2006
No of pages: 96
Language: English
Catalogue No: ALF14041

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        Alfred's Basic Adult Piano Course: Lesson Book Level One (Book/CD) reviews verified by reevooReevoo

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        Scores 8.3 out of 10 based on 3 reviews
        8 out of 10


        GB Beginner piano player
        Easy to follow with some nice tunes
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        Confirmed purchase: 03 January 2017
        Published on: 22 January 2017
        9 out of 10


        Very easy to teach from. The explanations of what the student is learning on each page are kept brief, and they are put to use on the same page in song excerpts. Adult students often appreciate having this combination of explanation and practice.
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        Confirmed purchase: 29 January 2015
        Published on: 14 February 2015

        Musicroom Reviews

        Very good series. Explains things very well. CD useful. Shame about the Americanisms!!
        Anonymous - (Purley, United Kingdom)
        An excellent teaching book, very well structured with a CD which allows you to develop a good sense of rhythm and timing. The book also suggests other publications of theirs which allow further practice commensurate with your state of progress in the book.
        Anonymous - (Penrith, United Kingdom)
        I have always found that my adult pupils enjoy using this tutor book. The progression is good and steady and most of the music is known to pupils so makes it more enjoyable for them to play. My teenage pupils also enjoy it and I like the ear training book and find that excellent and also use it for younger pupils who want to take exams.
        Anonymous - (Blackburn, United Kingdom)
        Excellent - this book is for me and has taken me through the first steps to piano playing in a clear and easy to understand way. The American terminology could do with some English translation as it is for complete beginners and I have had to ask my teacher to translate!
        Anonymous - (Brighton, United Kingdom)