Alfred's Kid's Piano Course, Complete

Alfred's Kid's Piano Course, Complete
The Easiest Piano Method Ever!

By Christine H. Barden, Gayle Kowalchyk, and E. L. Lancaster Keyboard/Piano Book, DVD & Online Video/Audio Level: Beginner Item: 00-45195
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Alfred's Kid's Piano Course is a fun method that teaches you to play songs on the piano right away. This complete edition combines levels 1 and 2 with the activity pages of the Notespeller, and includes online access to recordings of each song and exercise so you always know how the music should sound. Each lesson on every colorful page is explained in plain language that's easy to understand; plus, you get to learn from three irresistible piano experts---a clever, classical dog, one cool jazz cat, and a friendly alligator who loves the blues. They draw attention to what's important on each page and help you learn by making music fun! Parents can be effective guides to help you through this course, even if they've never had any musical training themselves.

The companion DVD to this edition features a live instructor to make learning the piano even easier! Hosted by expert teacher Gayle Kowalchyk, this video demonstrates the fundamentals of piano playing, teaches you how to read music, and helps you play lots of fun songs! The DVD features live performances that demonstrate how the music should sound, and includes bonus MP3 audio tracks of all the examples for listening and playing along! Online access to the video and MP3s are included free with the DVD kit as well.

Get ready to take your first and best step toward a lifetime of musical enjoyment!

Sample Pages


How to Sit at the Piano
Left Hand Finger Numbers
Right Hand Finger Numbers
Activity: Left Hand Finger Numbers
Activity: Right Hand Finger Numbers
The Keyboard
Two-Black Key Groups
Three-Black Key Groups
Activity: Two- and Three-Black Key Groups
Playing Two Black Keys
Quarter Note
Right Hand Marching
Left Hand Walking
Activity: The Quarter Note
Playing Three Black Keys
Quarter Rest
A Mouse's Melody
A Bear's Song
Activity: The Quarter Rest
Half Note
Hot Cross Buns
Activity: The Half Note
Whole Note
Old MacDonald Had a Farm
Activity: The Whole Note
White Keys
Activity: White Keys
Finding D on the Keyboard
The D Song
Finding C on the Keyboard
The C Song
Finding E on the Keyboard
The E Song
Activity: Finding C, D, and E on the Keyboard
Go Tell Aunt Rhody (for RH)
Go Tell Aunt Rhody (for LH)
Review C, D, E
The C Song, Again!
Finding B on the Keyboard
The B Song
Finding A on the Keyboard
The A Song
Activity: Finding A and B on the Keyboard
Activity: White Key Review: C, D, E
Whole Rest
Little Dance
Rainy Day
Activity: The Whole Rest
Finding F on the Keyboard
The F Song
Finding G on the Keyboard
The G Song
Activity: Finding F and G on the Keyboard
Activity: White Key Review: F, G, A, B
4/4 Time Signature
Ice Cream
Music Stars!
Activity: The 4/4 Time Signature
3/4 Time & Dotted Half Notes
Ready to Play
Play 3/4 Time
Activity: The Dotted Half Note
Activity: The 3/4 Time Signature
Yankee Doodle
Activity: Review
The Staff
Line Notes on the Staff
Space Notes on the Staff
Activity: The Staff
Treble Clef .
Take a Step
Stepping Fun
Right Hand Song
Activity: The Treble Clef
Bass Clef
Stepping Down
Music to Share
Left Hand Song
Activity: The Bass Clef
Music Friend
Circle Time
Activity: Skips
The Grand Staff
Middle C Position on the Grand Staff
Activity: The Grand Staff
Just for You
Half Rest
Haydn's Symphony
Activity: The Half Rest
London Bridge
Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star
Activity: Middle C Position for LH
Jingle Bells
Activity: Middle C Position for RH
New C
Three "D"-lightful Friends
Finger 3 on E
Great Big Day
Activity: C Position for LH
C Position on the Grand Staff
Ode to Joy
Activity: C Position on the Grand Staff
Row, Row, Row Your Boat
Hush, Little Baby
The Wheels on the Bus
Activity: More C Position on the Grand Staff
Music Matching Games
Camptown Races
The Mulberry Bush
Activity: Middle C Position on the Grand Staff
Jolly Old Saint Nicholas
Theme from New World Symphony
Activity: Middle C Position on the Grand Staff
Mary Had a Little Lamb
God Is So Good
Activity: C Position Review
Bouncing on the Bus
Music Class
Activity: Review
Steps and Seconds
Activity: 2nds
Activity: 3rds
Finger Steps
Finger Walk
Keyboard Dance
Melodic and Harmonic Intervals
A New Trick
My Turn
Activity: Melodic Intervals
Activity: Harmonic Intervals
My Fourth
Big Ben
Activity: 4ths
Aura Lee
Song of the Volga Boatmen
Activity: Note and Interval Review
Here Comes the Bride
If You're Happy and You Know it
The Bowing Song
Love Somebody
Activity: 5ths
My Grand Finale
Activity: Note and Interval Review
In the City
Time to Go!
The Amazing Pianist
My Advice
My Warm-Up
Activity: G-A-B in Treble Clef
Three Gs
Music Star
Page by Page
Activity: G-A-B in Bass Clef
Yes I Can!
Treble D
G Position for RH
Waiting for the School Bus
Traffic Lights
Activity: G Position for RH
G Position for LH
At the Art Museum
Stop, Look and Listen
Activity: G Position for LH
G Position for Both Hands
Ode to Joy
Activity: G Position on the Grand Staff
Flat Sign
Tire Trouble
In a Flash
Oh, Dear! What Can the Matter Be?
Activity: Flat
Sharp Sign
The Test
Favorite Composers
Can Can
Activity: Sharp
Tied Notes
The Piano Concert
Flying Fingers
Theme from Swan Lake
Activity: Note and Interval Review in Treble Clef
Dance of the Reed Flutes
When the Saints Go Marching In
Activity: Note and Interval Review in Bass Clef
Music Matching Games
Certificate of Completion

Additional Information

Series: Alfred's Kid's Piano Course
Author: Christine H. Barden, Gayle Kowalchyk, E. L. Lancaster
Instrument: Keyboard/Piano
Format: Book, DVD & Online Video/Audio
Page Count: 140
Item Number: 00-45195
ISBN 10: 1-4706-3306-X
ISBN 13: 978-1-4706-3306-6
UPC: 038081516431

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