Alfred's Self-Teaching Adult Piano Course

Alfred's Self-Teaching Adult Piano Course
The New, Easy and Fun Way to Teach Yourself to Play

By Willard A. Palmer and Morton Manus Piano Book & CD Item: 00-30115
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Continuing the incredible popularity of Alfred’s Basic Adult Piano Course, this new book adapts the same friendly and informative style for adults who wish to teach themselves. With the study guide pages that have been added to introduce the music, it’s almost like having a piano teacher beside you as you learn the skills needed to perform popular and familiar music. There are also five bonus pieces: At Last * Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas * Laura * Over the Rainbow * Singin' in the Rain. Included is a CD containing the piano part and an engaging arrangement for each of the 65 musical examples. 192 pages.


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Contents

Title
INTRODUCTION TO PLAYING
How to Sit at the Piano.
Finger Numbers. Piano Tones.
The Keyboard.
Name That Key!
C POSITION
Right Hand C Position. Treble Clef Sign.
RIGHT HAND WARM-UP.
Quarter Notes & Half Notes.
Measure, Bar Line, Double Bar.
Ode to Joy.
Left Hand C Position. Bass Clef Sign.
LEFT HAND WARM-UP.
The Whole Note. Aura Lee.
THE GRAND STAFF
The Grand Staff. Time Signature, 4/4.
Whole Rest. Repeat Sign.
PLAYING C--G ON THE GRAND STAFF
Rock-Along. Mexican Hat Dance.
Melodic Intervals, 2nds, 3rds.
Dynamic Signs, p, mf.
Au Claire de la Lune.
Tisket, a Tasket.
Harmonic Intervals, 2nds, 3rds.
Quarter Rest. f. Rockin' Intervals.
Melodic 4ths, 5ths.
Good King Wenceslas. My Fifth.
Harmonic 4ths, 5ths.
Jingle Bells.
INTRODUCTION TO CHORDS
The C Major Chord.
Half Rest. Brother John.
Here's a Happy Song!
Introducing B for LH.
Two Important Chords for LH---C Major, G7.
Tied Notes. Merrily We Roll Along.
Largo (from The New World).
Introducing B for RH.
C Major, G7 Chords for RH.
Mary Ann.
Time Signature, 3/4. The Dotted Half Note.
Rockets.
Slurs & Legato Playing.
What Can I Share?
Introducing A for LH.
F Major Chord for LH.
Warm-Up using C, G7 & F Chords for LH.
When the Saints Go Marching In.
Introducing A for RH.
C & F Chords for RH.
Warm-Up using C, G7 & F Chords for RH.
When the Saints Go Marching In.
G POSITION
G Position. Intervals in G Position.
Love Somebody! A Friend Like You.
The Donkey.
The Sharp Sign.
Money Can't Buy Ev'rything!
The G Major & D7 Chords for LH.
The Cuckoo.
The G Major & D7 Chords for RH.
Block Chords & Broken Chords.
The Damper Pedal. Harp Song.
Introducing E for LH.
A New Position of the C Major Chord.
Warm-Up using G, D7 & C Chords.
Beautiful Brown Eyes.
Introducing E for RH.
New C Major Chord Position for RH.
Warm-Up using G, D7 & C Chords.
Alpine Melody.
MIDDLE C POSITION
Middle C Position. Thumbs on C!
Crescendo, Diminuendo. Waltz Time.
Fermata. Good Morning to You!
Eighth Notes. Happy Birthday to You!
D.C. al Fine.
Standing in the Need of Prayer.
Combining Middle C and C Position.
The Gift to be Simple.
Dotted Quarter Notes.
Measures from Familiar Songs Using Dotted Quarter Notes.
Alouette.
EXPANDING THE 5 FINGER POSITION
Measuring 6ths.
Lavendar's Blue
Kum-Ba-Yah!
London Bridge.
Michael, Row the Boat Ashore.
Blow the Man Down!
Moving Up and Down the Keyboard in 6ths.
Lone Star Waltz. Staccato.
Measuring 7ths & Octaves.
Café Vienna.
The Flat Sign. Rock It Away!
Measuring Half Steps & Whole Steps.
Tetrachords.
SCALES & CHORDS---THE KEY OF C MAJOR
The Major Scale. The C Major Scale.
ff. Joy to the World!
More about Chords.
Cockles and Mussels.
The Primary Chords in C Major.
Chord Progressions.
About the Blues. Got Those Blues!
RH Extended Position.
On Top of Old Smoky.
THE KEY OF G MAJOR
The G Major Scale. The Key of G Major.
Changing Fingers on the Same Note.
The Can-Can.
The Primary Chords in G Major.
The Marines' Hymn.
Syncopated Notes. Natural Sign.
1st & 2nd Endings. Why Am I Blue?
THE KEY OF F MAJOR
The F Major Scale.
Eighth Rest. Accent Sign.
Little Brown Jug.
The Primary Chords in F Major.
Chiapanecas.
O Sole Mio. Arpeggiated Chords.
THE KEY OF A MINOR
The Key of A Minor
The A Harmonic Minor Scale
More Syncopated Notes. Jericho.
Introducing Overlapping Pedal
mp. Greensleeves.
More about Triads.
The Primary Chords in A Minor
Go Down, Moses.
THE KEY OF D MINOR
The Key of D Minor
The D Harmonic Minor Scale
pp. Scarborough Fair.
The Primary Chords in D Minor
Raisins and Almonds.
He's Got the Whole World in His Hands.
The Entertainer.
Eighth Note Triplets. Amazing Grace.
Over the Rainbow.
At Last
Singin' in the Rain
Laura
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Epilogue.

Additional Information

Series: Alfred's Self-Teaching
Author: Willard A. Palmer, Morton Manus
Instrument: Piano
Format: Book & CD
Page Count: 192
Item Number: 00-30115
ISBN 10: 0-7390-5205-5
ISBN 13: 978-0-7390-5205-1
UPC: 038081326504

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