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Premier Piano Course Lesson Book 2A

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Level 2A

Premier Online Assistant is a resource to support teachers and students who are using Alfred's Premier Piano Course method. In these short videos, co-author Gayle Kowalchyk explains concepts from each page of the method in a concise way.

Moving Up from Treble C

Page 6—Gayle Kowalchyk explains how to move up the keyboard from Treble C from Lesson Book 2A.

Crescendo & Diminuendo

Page 8—Gayle Kowalchyk explains the concepts of crescendo and diminuendo from Lesson Book 2A.

Tempo

Page 10—Gayle Kowalchyk explains tempo and tempo markings from Lesson Book 2A

Tonic & Dominant in the C 5‑Finger Pattern

Page 12—Gayle Kowalchyk introduces the tonic and dominant notes in the C 5-finger pattern from Lesson Book 2A

Accent Sign

Page 13—Gayle Kowalchyk introduces the accent sign from Lesson Book 2A.

The I Chord in the C 5‑Finger Pattern

Page 12—Gayle Kowalchyk explains how to build a C major chord in the C 5-finger pattern from Lesson Book 2A.

The V7 Chord in the C 5‑Finger Pattern

Page 16—Gayle Kowalchyk explains how to build a dominant V7 chord using the C 5-finger pattern from Lesson Book 2A

Dynamic Sign mp

Page 17—Gayle Kowalchyk introduces the dynamic sign for  mp  (mezzo piano) from Lesson Book 2A.

New Tempo Marking Moderato

Page 18—Gayle Kowalchyk introduces the tempo marking moderato from Lesson Book 2A

Eighth Notes

Page 20—Gayle Kowalchyk explains eighth notes from Lesson Book 2A.

New Rhythm Pattern

Page 21—Gayle Kowalchyk introduces a new rhythm pattern from Lesson Book 2A.

2/4 Time Signature

Page 22—Gayle Kowalchyk introduces the 2/4 time signature from Lesson Book 2A.

8va Lower

Page 24—Gayle Kowalchyk explains playing 8va lower from Lesson Book 2A

Natural Sign

Page 26—Gayle Kowalchyk explains the natural sign from Lesson Book 2A.

Tonic & Dominant in the G 5‑Finger Pattern

Page 28—Gayle Kowalchyk introduces the tonic and dominant notes in the G 5-finger pattern fom Lesson Book 2A.

The I Chord in the G 5‑Finger Pattern

Page 29—Gayle Kowalchyk introduces the G major chord in the G 5-finger pattern from Lesson Book 2A.

The V7 Chord in the G 5‑Finger Pattern

Page 29—Gayle Kowalchyk introduces the dominant V7 chord in the G 5-finger pattern from Lesson Book 2A.

Tempo Marking a tempo

Page 30—Gayle Kowalchyk introduces the tempo marking a tempo from Lesson Book 2A

Pedal Sign

Page 32—Gayle Kowalchyk explains the pedal sign from Lesson Book 2A.

Half Steps

Page 34—Gayle Kowalchyk explains half steps from Lesson Book 2A.

Whole Steps

Page 36—Gayle Kowalchyk whole steps from Lesson Book 2A.

Major 5-Finger Patterns with All White Keys

Page 38—Gayle Kowalchyk explains the major 5-finger patterns with all white keys from Lesson Book 2A

Major 5-Finger Patterns with 1 Black Key in the Middle

Page 39—Gayle Kowalchyk explains major 5-finger patterns that include one black key in the middle from Lesson Book 2A.

The V7 Chord in the D 5-Finger Pattern

Page 40—Gayle Kowalchyk introduces dominant V7 chord in the D 5-finger pattern from Lesson Book 2A.

Interval of a 6th

Page 42—Gayle Kowalchyk explains the interval of a 6th from Lesson Book 2A.

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