Alfred's Basic Adult Piano Course : Lesson Book, Level Two
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
ALfred's Adult Piano
By Richard Swett - August 23, 2001
If you want to learn how to play the piano, you must use Alfred's Adult Piano Course. I have been playing the piano for about 5 years and have used both this course and the Bastien series to teach myself how to play. I can honestly say that I can play, talk, and theorize about music as well as anyone...All because of these books and this course. A friend of mine attended the NY School Of Music and plays the trumpet professionally. I think I know just as much as he does. If you are serious about learning the piano and about music reading and theory, and are motivated enough to put a little extra effort......BUY THIS COURSE. It's approach is geared towards the adult learner, covers every aspect of music and thoery (that is every key, their minors, chords, chord building, etc.). With each step you learn new songs that increase in intensity and difficulty as you progress. However, the difficulty between stages is seldom felt by the student. When you reach level 3 - you play classics by... read more
For a Piano Dropout
By A Customer - July 23, 2000
I returned to the piano after 40 years and needed something gentle to ease my re-entry. Both levels One and Two of this book were extremely helpful. I did each chapter two or three times and found something "returning" to me as I went along. I went through the entire book in just one day (albeit a long day) and had a tremendous sense of satisfaction at making music again. This is not a beginners book, nor is it for perfectionists and didactic piano teachers. But if you used to play the piano and loved it (but dropped out from weariness with the torture treatment) this is the book for you. Play for yourself, for the love of music, and for fun. On to Level Three!
By A Customer - June 2, 1999
This is a wonderful book for adult students. I have taken piano lessons on and off for nearly 40 years. Because every teacher seems to use different material, I've been exposed to most of the different teaching series. Alfred's series has songs that are familiar, interesting, and varied, and the next song was always at just the right level. I felt a terrific sense of accomplishment when I finished the book.
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 ...
This easy step-by-step method emphasizes correct playing habits and note reading through interval recognition. Lesson Book Level 1A begins by teaching basic keyboard topography and fluent recognition ...
This easy step-by-step method emphasizes correct playing habits and note reading through interval recognition. Lesson Book 2 continues where Level 1B finishes. This book introduces dotted half notes ...