Alfred's Teach Yourself to Play Piano

Alfred's Teach Yourself to Play Piano
Everything You Need to Know to Start Playing Now!

By Morton Manus, Willard A. Palmer, and Thomas Palmer Keyboard/Piano Book & Online Audio Item: 00-45044
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Learn to play the piano and open up a brand new world of musical knowledge with this exciting method from Alfred. Beginners of all ages can start their journey to a lifetime of musical enjoyment. Beginning with the fundamentals, you will learn about how to sit at the piano, fingerings, the keyboard's layout, and getting acquainted with standard musical notation. You will then move right along to playing different notes, scales, chords and songs, lesson by lesson, key by key, all while continuing to increase your ever-growing knowledge of reading and understanding standard musical notation. You will learn to play in an array of musical styles, including Pop, Blues, Classical, Folk, Hymns, Spirituals, and Ragtime.

The online audio provides a helpful reference for play-along and practice that can be used anywhere you have a computer or mobile device.

Be your own teacher, and let Alfred Music be your resource every step of the way.


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Contents

Title
INTRODUCTION TO PLAYING
What You Need to Teach Yourself to Play the Piano
How to Sit at the Piano
Tuning Your Instrument
How the Fingers Are Numbered
How Piano Tones Are Made. Dynamic Signs f, mf, p. Dynamic Exercise
Four Good Reasons for Playing with Curved Fingers
Preliminary Exercises
A Beneficial Hand Massage
The Keyboard
Beginning to Play
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. Repeat Sign. AURA LEE
THE GRAND STAFF
The Grand Staff. Time Signature, 4/4. Whole Rest
PLAYING C--G ON THE GRAND STAFF
FINGER "AEROBICS," No. 1
Melodic Intervals: 2nds. Slurs. SECONDS
THE SECOND STREET BAND
Melodic Intervals: 3rds. THIRDS
ROCK-ALONG. MEXICAN HAT DANCE. Quarter Rest
Melodic Intervals: 4ths. PLAY A FOURTH
RHYTHM MAN. 8va. GOOD KING WENCESLAS
Melodic Intervals: 5ths. FIFTHS
MY FIFTH. Melodic Interval Review
Harmonic Intervals: 2nds & 3rds. QUIET RIVER
Harmonic 4ths & 5ths. Tied Notes. LITTLE THINGS
JINGLE BELLS
The Sharp Sign. MONEY CAN'T BUY EV'RYTHING!
INTRODUCTION TO CHORDS
The C Major Chord
BROTHER JOHN. Half Rest. HERE'S A HAPPY SONG!
Introducing B for LH. Two Important Chords for LH---C Major, G7. MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG. LARGO (from "The New World")
Introducing B for RH. C & G7 Chords for RH
MARY ANN
Time Signature, 3/4. Dotted Half Note. ROCKETS
WHAT CAN I SHARE?
Introducing A for LH. F Major Chord for LH
Warm-Up Using C, G7 & F Chords. WHEN THE SAINTS GO MARCHING IN
The Damper Pedal. Broken Chords. HARP SONG
Warm-Up Using C, G7 & F Chords. BEAUTIFUL BROWN EYES
Eighth Notes. SKIP TO MY LOU
Broken Chord Warm-Up. SKIP TO MY LOU
Fermata. THE GIFT TO BE SIMPLE
Introducing Dotted Quarter Notes
Crescendo. Diminuendo. ALOUETTE
EXPANDING THE 5-FINGER POSITION
Measuring 6ths
LAVENDER'S BLUE
Time Signature 2/4. KUM-BA-YAH!
LONDON BRIDGE. MICHAEL, ROW THE BOAT ASHORE
Syncopated Notes. ROCK-A MY SOUL
Moving Up & Down the Keyboard in 6ths. LONE STAR WALTZ
Staccato
Measuring 7ths & Octaves
CAFE VIENNA
BRAHMS' LULLABY. Dynamic Sign, mp
The Flat Sign. ROCK IT AWAY!
Measuring Half Steps & Whole Steps. Tetrachords
SCALES & CHORDS---THE KEY OF C MAJOR
The Major Scale. Preparation for Scale Playing. The C Major Scale
JOY TO THE WORLD. Dynamic sign, ff
More About Chords. Triads. Triads Built on the C Major Scale
COCKLES AND MUSSELS
The Primary Chords in C Major. Chord Progressions
WALKIN' DOWN THE BASSES. Changing LH Fingers on Repeated Notes
About the Blues. I'M A WINNER!
Grace Notes. BLUES CITY
RH Extended Position. ON TOP OF OLD SMOKY
THE KEY OF G MAJOR
The G Major Scale. The Key of G Major
How to Make Any Major Triad. How to Play I--V7 Progressions Beginning on Any Major Triad
THE CAN-CAN. Changing RH Fingers on Repeated Notes
How to Play I--IV Progressions Beginning on Any Major Triad. The Primary Chords in G Major
THE MARINES' HYMN. Broken Chords in G Major
PLAISIR d'AMOUR
A New Style of Bass. O SOLE MIO!
Arpeggiated Chords
LH Warm-Up
THE ENTERTAINER
Eighth Note Triplets. AMAZING GRACE
FINGER AEROBICS
The Problem of Developing Equal Skills with All Fingers
More Finger "Aerobics." No. 2. No. 3
No. 4 Drops & Lifts on 2nds. No. 5 Drops & Lifts on 3rds
No. 6 Drops & Lifts on Melodic 2nds, 3rds, 4ths & 5ths
No. 7 Drops & Lifts on Harmonic 2nds, 3rds, 4ths & 5ths
Drops & Lifts on C Major Chords. No. 8 Alternating Hands
No. 9 Hands Together, Changing Octaves
Drops & Lifts on G7 Chords. No. 10 Alternating Hands. No. 11 Hands Together, Changing Octaves
Drops & Lifts on F Major Chords. No. 12 Alternating Hands. No. 13 Hands Together, Changing Octaves
Dotted Aerobics. No. 14 Dotted Rhythms. No. 15 Chords with Dotted Rhythms
No. 16 Hanon's Amazing Aerobic Sixth
Stretching Exercises: 2nds to Octaves. No. 17 Melodic Intervals. No. 18 Harmonic Intervals. No. 19 Staccato Notes
Scale Aerobics. No. 20 Thumb-Unders. No. 21 Get Ready---Go!
Changing Fingers on Repeated Notes. No. 22. No. 23. Extended Positions. No. 24
Eighth Note Triplets. No. 25 The C Major Scale. No. 26 The G Major Scale

Additional Information

Series: Teach Yourself Series
Author: Morton Manus, Willard A. Palmer, Thomas Palmer
Instrument: Keyboard/Piano
Format: Book & Online Audio
Page Count: 96
Item Number: 00-45044
ISBN 10: 1-4706-3211-X
ISBN 13: 978-1-4706-3211-3
UPC: 038081514963

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