Designed to coordinate page-by-page with Lesson Book 1B. Contains enjoyable games and quizzes that reinforce the principles presented in the Lesson Book. Students can increase their musical understanding while they are away from the keyboard.
Compiled and edited by Willard Palmer, this concise collection presents easy works in their original form written by great composers spanning the Baroque to 20th-century periods. These pieces are included not only because of their unquestioned historical interest and educational value, but also because they are a delight to play.
The 24 Preludes, one in each major and minor key, are among Chopin's most masterful works. Ranging from miniatures for intermediate-level students to lengthier works for advanced pianists, the Preludes were written in a monastery during the winter of 1839. The preface to this historically informed edition contains a thorough discussion of pedaling, tempo, ornamentation and rubato in Chopin's piano music in general and the preludes specifically.
Bartók wrote these one-to three-page intermediate-level works "to supply piano students with easy contemporary pieces." Each selection, including the familiar Evening in the Country and Bear Dance, explores a different technique such as modal scales, tritones, repeated notes, changing meters, folk melodies and rhythms.
Charming collections of popular Christmas carols arranged for beginning piano students. Carols are arranged in order of difficulty. Each song includes an optional teacher/parent duet part which can be played on the same keyboard.
The Sacred Solo Books are correlated page-by-page with the Lesson Books, reinforcing each new concept presented at the lesson. Includes glorious illustrations that support the religious themes of the music. Optional teacher/parent duet parts are included.
Popular Christmas carols are arranged in graded order with optional duet parts to provide pleasure and satisfaction during the Christmas season for students using Alfred's Basic Adult Piano Course.
Titles: * Deck the Hall with Boughs of Holly * Foom, Foom, Foom! * Go Tell It on the Mountain * Joy to the World * March of the Three Kings * Mary's Cradle Song * O Holy Night * O Thou Joyful Day * Silent Night * Sing Noel, Noel! * The Twelve Days of Christmas * Ukranian Bell Carol * We Three Kings of Orient Are * We Wish You a Merry Christmas
This timeless collection contains selections attributed to J.S. Bach, his son C.P.E. Bach, and others. Generations of students have studied the volume's "Menuet in G Major," "Musette in D Major" and the "Prelude in C Major" from the first volume of the Well-Tempered Clavier. Dr. Palmer provides the texts to the instrumental settings of chorales and arias found in this work, as well as a brief biography of the Bach family.
Willard A. Palmer updates this popular volume by turn-of-the-century British educator, Walter Carroll. The easiest keyboard works of J.S. Bach and others are presented primarily as Carroll edited them, with complete fingering, tempo, dynamic, and articulation markings. Improvements over Carroll's edition include wider line spacing and the restoration of Bach's ornaments that were previously omitted.
This volume of 84 early-intermediate selections compiled and edited by Willard Palmer offers the piano student an introduction to the easiest keyboard music of various composers spanning seven centuries and embracing the following periods: Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic and Modern.
The Sight Reading Books teach sight reading in a systematic way by creating exercises based on the same concepts that students are studying in the Lesson Books. Also includes rhythm sight reading drills and improvisation exercises to develop tactile freedom on the keyboard. Exercises are short and the music is generally easier than the corresponding pages in the Lesson Book.
This series is designed to introduce piano students with experience playing standard piano literature to masterworks by a variety of composers. Seven volumes in the series are available and include the most accessible and popular works in the genre, plus informative text, performance notes and detailed composer biographies. This edition for intermediate to late intermediate pianists includes four of Bach's two-part inventions, including: * Invention No. 1 in C Major, BWV 772 * Invention No. 8 in F Major, BWV 779 * Invention No. 13 in A Minor, BWV 784 * Invention No. 14 in B-flat Major, BWV 785
Every concept and principal introduced in the Lesson Books of Alfred's Basic Adult Piano Course is reinforced in each of the correlated Theory Books. Important tips are included that make learning chord progressions even easier!
The pieces in this book are arranged roughly in chronological order. They include the best of Mozart's childhood compositions through late works such as the famous "Sonata in C Major," K. 545. Unique features of this volume include an excellent discussion of pianos in Mozart's day, as well as directives on how to improvise ornaments in Classic keyboard music.
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