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Premier Piano Course Lesson Book 1A

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Level 1A

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.

Quarter Notes & Rhythm 1

Page 6—Gayle Kowalchyk introduces quarter notes and Rhythm 1 from Lesson Book 1A.

Two Black Keys

Page 7—Gayle Kowalchyk introduces groups of two black keys from Lesson Book 1A.

Quarter Rests & Rhythm 2

Page 8—Gayle Kowalchyk introduces quarter rests and Rhythm 2 from Lesson Book 1A

Three Black Keys

Page 10—Gayle Kowalchyk introduces groups of three black keys from Lesson Book 1A.

Bar Lines & Measures

Page 11—Gayle Kowalchyk introduces bar lines and measures from Lesson Book 1A.

Half Notes & Rhythm 3

Page 12—Gayle Kowalchyk introduces half notes and Rhythm 3 from Lesson Book 1A.

Dynamic Signs & Rhythm 4

Page 13—Gayle Kowalchyk introduces dynamic signs  f  (forte) and  p  (piano), and Rhythm 4 from Lesson Book 1A.

Rhythm 5

Page 14—Gayle Kowalchyk introduces Rhythm 5 from Lesson Book 1A.

Whole Notes & Rhythm 6

Page 15—Gayle Kowalchyk introduces whole notes and Rhythm 6 from Lesson Book 1A.

4/4 Time Signature

Page 16—Gayle Kowalchyk introduces the 4/4 time signature from Lesson Book 1A.

Damper Pedal

Page 17—Gayle Kowalchyk introduces how to use the damper pedal from Lesson Book 1A.

The Music Alphabet

Page 18 (Notespeller 1A, Page 2)—Gayle Kowalchyk introduces the music alphabet from Lesson Book 1A.

Keyboard Anchor D

Page 19 (Notespeller 1A, Page 3)—Gayle Kowalchyk introduces keyboard anchor note D from Lesson Book 1A.

Dynamic Sign mf

Page 20—Gayle Kowalchyk introduces the dynamic sign  mf  (mezzo forte) from Lesson Book 1A.

Keyboard Anchors G & A

Page 22 (Notespeller 1A, Page 5)—Gayle Kowalchyk introduces keyboard anchor notes G & A from Lesson Book 1A.

Keyboard Anchors F & B

Page 24 (Notespeller 1A, Page 6)—Gayle introduces keyboard anchor notes F & B from Lesson Book 1A.

Whole Rests

Page 24—Gayle Kowalchyk introduces whole rests from Lesson Book 1A.

Steps

Page 26 (Notespeller 1A, Page 7)—Gayle Kowalchyk introduces steps from Lesson Book 1A.

Dotted Half Notes, 3/4 Time Signature, & Rhythm 7

Page 28 (Notespeller 1A, Page 8)—Gayle Kowalchyk introduces dotted half notes, Rhythm 7, and the 3/4 time signature from Lesson Book 1A.

Rhythm 8

Page 30 (Notespeller 1A, Page 10)—Gayle Kowalchyk introduces Rhythm 8 from Lesson Book 1A.

The Staff

Page 32 (Notespeller 1A, Page 11)—Gayle Kowalchyk introduces the staff from Lesson Book 1A.

Bass & Treble Clef

Page 33 (Notespeller 1A, Page 12)—Gayle Kowalchyk introduces the bass and treble clefs from Lesson Book 1A.

The Grand Staff & Middle C

Page 34 (Notespeller 1A, Page 13)—Gayle Kowalchyk introduces the grand staff and Middle C from Lesson Book 1A.

Half Rest & Rhythm 9

Page 35—Gayle Kowalchyk introduces half rests and Rhythm 9 from Lesson Book 1A.

Bass F

Page 36 (Notespeller 1A, Page 14)—Gayle Kowalchyk introduces Bass F from Lesson Book 1A.

Tempo

Page 37—Gayle Kowalchyk introduces tempo from Lesson Book 1A.

Whole Rest in 3/4

Page 38—Gayle Kowalchyk introduces the whole rest in 3/4 time from Lesson Book 1A.

Treble G

Page 39 (Notespeller 1A, Page 15)—Gayle Kowalchyk introduces Treble G from Lesson Book 1A.

Landmark Notes

Page 41 (Notespeller 1A, Page 16)—Gayle Kowalchyk introduces landmark notes Treble G, Middle C, and Bass F from Lesson Book 1A.

Steps on the Staff

Page 42 (Notespeller 1A, Page 17)—Gayle Kowalchyk introduces steps on the staff from Lesson Book 1A.

New Notes G & E

Pages 42-43 (Notespeller 1A, Pages 17–18)—Gayle Kowalchyk introduces new notes G & E from Lesson Book 1A.

Landmark Note Bass C

Page 44 (Notespeller 1A, Page 19)—Gayle Kowalchyk introduces landmark note Bass C from Lesson Book 1A.

Left Hand Stems

Page 44 (Notespeller 1A, Page 19)—Gayle Kowalchyk introduces left hand stems from Lesson Book 1A.

New Note D

Page 45 (Notespeller 1A, Page 20)—Gayle Kowalchyk introduces new note D from Lesson Book 1A.

Stepping Up from Bass C

Page 46 (Notespeller 1A, Page 21)—Gayle Kowalchyk demonstrates stepping up from Bass C from Lesson Book 1A.

New Notes D & E

Page 48 (Notespeller 1A, Page 22)—Gayle Kowalchyk introduces new notes D & E from Lesson Book 1A.

New Note F

Page 49 (Notespeller 1A, Page 23)—Gayle Kowalchyk introduces new note F from Lesson Book 1A.

Skipping Down from B

Page 61 (Notespeller 1A, Page 31)—Gayle Kowalchyk demonstrates skipping down from B from Lesson Book 1A.

Stepping Up from Middle C

Page 50 (Notespeller 1A, Page 24)—Gayle Kowalchyk demonstrates stepping up from Middle C from Lesson Book 1A.

New Notes B & A

Page 53 (Notespeller 1A, Page 26)—Gayle Kowalchyk introduces new notes B & A from Lesson Book 1A.

Stepping Down from Middle C

Page 54 (Notespeller 1A, Page 27)—Gayle Kowalchyk demonstrates stepping down from Middle C from Lesson Book 1A.

Skips

Page 56 (Notespeller 1A, Page 28)—Gayle Kowalchyk introduces skips from Lesson Book 1A.

Skips on the Staff

Page 56 (Notespeller 1A, Page 29)—Gayle Kowalchyk introduces skips on the staff from Lesson Book 1A.

Skipping Up from Middle C

Page 57—Gayle Kowalchyk introduces skipping up from Middle C from Lesson Book 1A.

Skipping Up from D

Page 58 (Notespeller 1A, Page 30)—Gayle Kowalchyk introduces skipping up from D from Lesson Book 1A.

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