Alfred's Basic Adult All-in-One Course is designed for use with a piano instructor for the beginning student looking for a truly complete piano course. It is a greatly expanded version of Alfred's Basic Adult Piano Course that will include lesson, theory, technic and additional repertoire in a convenient, "all-in-one" format. This comprehensive course adds such features as isometric hand exercises, finger strengthening drills, and written assignments that reinforce each lesson's concepts. There is a smooth, logical progression between each lesson, a thorough explanation of chord theory and playing styles, and outstanding extra songs, including folk, classical, and contemporary selections. At the completion of this course, the student will have learned to play some of the most popular music ever written and will have gained a good understanding of basic musical concepts and styles.
Titles: * Alouette * Alpine Melody * Amazing Grace * Au Claire de la Lune * Aunt Rhody * Auld Lang Syne * Aura Lee * The Bandleader * Beautiful Brown Eyes * Blow the Man Down! * Blues for Wynton Marsalis * Brother John * Café Vienna * The Can-Can * Chasing the Blues Away * Chiapanecas * Cockles and Mussels * The Cuckoo * Day is Done * Dueling Harmonics * The Entertainer * A Friend Like You * Go Down, Moses * Good King Wenceslas * Good Morning to You! * Good People * Got Those Blues * Greensleeves * Happy Birthday to You! * Harmonica Rock * Harp Song * Here's a Happy Song! * He's Got the Whole World in His Hands * I'm Gonna Lay My Burden Down * Jericho * Jingle Bells * Joy to the World! * Kum-ba-yah! * Largo (Dvorak) * Lavender's Blue * Lightly Row * Little Brown Jug * Liza Jane * London Bridge * Lone Star Waltz * Love Somebody * Lullaby * The Marine's Hymn * Mary Ann * Merrily We Roll Along * Mexican Hat Dance * Michael, Row the Boat Ashore * Money Can't Buy Everything * My Fifth * Ode to Joy * On Top of Old Smoky * O Sole Mio * Raisins and Almonds * Rock Along * Rockets * Rockin' Intervals
A beginning course for adults who prefer a chord approach. It teaches chords for both hands so that the student can play more than single note melodies. This course is most effective when used under the direction of a piano teacher or experienced musician.
Complete Level 1 is a faster-paced version of Levels 1A and 1B that gets to staff reading more quickly. Perfect for a student who is 8 or older, or for a younger beginner with great musical aptitude. This course is most effective when used under the direction of a piano teacher or experienced musician.
This easy step-by-step method emphasizes correct playing habits and note reading through interval recognition. Lesson Book Level 1A begins by teaching basic keyboard topography and fluent recognition of white key names in relation to black keys. It focuses on simple rhythms and prepares students for intervallic reading with entertaining songs that focus on "same," "stepping up" and "stepping down." It then introduces lines and space notes in treble and bass clefs, melodic and harmonic intervals of 2nds, 3rds, 4ths and 5ths, and graduates to reading on the grand staff. It also introduces the flat and sharp signs. This course is most effective when used under the direction of a piano teacher or experienced musician.
Titles: * Balloons * Batter Up! * The Donkey * A Friend Like You * Hand-Bells * A Happy Song * Horse Sense * Indian Song * It's Halloween! * Jingle Bells! * Jolly Old Saint Nicholas * July the Fourth! * Just a Second! * Love Somebody * Merrily We Roll Along O'er the Deep Blue Sea * Mexican Hat Dance * My Clever Pup * My Fifth * My Robot * Old MacDonald * Old Uncle Bill * Play a Fourth * Raindrops * Rain, Rain! * Rockets * Rockin' Tune * Rock Song * Sailing * Sea Divers * See-Saws * Skating * Who's on Third? * Willie and Tillie * Wishing Well * The Zoo
Christmas music from Hollywood, television and recordings will be a "hit" with adult piano students! Perfectly graded to fit with Alfred's Basic Adult Course Level 2.
Titles: * A Marshmallow World * Christmas Is * Do You Hear What I Hear * Happy Holiday * I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus * It's Beginning to Look Like Christmas * Last Christmas * Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! * Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree * Santa Baby * Shake Me I Rattle * Silver Bells * The Christmas Song * The Christmas Waltz.
The Recital Books in Alfred's Basic Piano Library congratulate students for a job well done by providing correlated repertoire to their Lesson Books that are based on concepts they've already learned. As a result, the pieces are quickly mastered. Recital Book Level 4 comprises mostly arrangements of familiar tunes like "'Country Gardens" and "Amazing Grace," and a few new originals as well.
Recognized for over 50 years as the best-paced and most comprehensive guitar method available, Alfred's Basic Guitar Method, Book 1 has introduced over 3 million beginners to the joy of playing guitar. This updated and expanded edition features a new layout, making it easier to read and learn. Now included are blues, country, folk, jazz, and rock styles, plus more pop songs! Correlating theory, chord, and pop books ensure that you'll get everything you need from one complete method. Learning to play has never been easier or more fun than with Alfred's Basic Guitar Method---the first and best choice for today's beginning guitar students.
Book 1 can be used for acoustic or electric guitar and covers how to hold your guitar, tuning, the basics of reading music, the notes on all six strings, chords, scales, songs, bass-chord accompaniments, and duets.
Titles: * Singin' in the Rain * Take Me Home Country Roads * Over the Rainbow * Annie's Song * When the Saints Go Marching In
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!
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.
Be your own teacher, and let Alfred be your resource every step of the way.
This is a complete five-string banjo course for the beginner that is easy and fun to play. Learn to play the basic strums, chords, banjo techniques and many folk songs. You will learn how to read music as well as tune the banjo to G, C and D tuning. There is a fingering chart to help you find notes on the first four strings in all three tunings.
The most versatile guitar method available continues with Ensemble Book 1, which provides students the opportunity to play with other guitarists. Includes 24 graded duets, trios and quartets along with bass parts for selected ensembles. Ideal for solo and ensemble festivals!
The pieces in this book are selected and designed around the various techniques addressed in the best-selling book Pumping Nylon. They are offered as an extension of the exercises presented in that book, and to provide concert pieces in which to apply the various techniques discussed. The emphasis here is technique-building repertoire appropriate for study and concert performance. New compositions included are by Adam del Monte, Joe Diorio, Brian Head and Carlos Rivera. Also included is the cadenza from Rodrigo's Concierto de Aranjuez.
This is a complete ukulele course for the beginner that is easy and fun to play. You will learn to play accompaniments and chords to many popular folk songs including Little Brown Jug, When the Saints Go Marching In, Scarborough Fair, Greensleves and many more.
The New Method for Electric Bass, Book 1 opens the door to the world of the electric bass by providing a full, step-by-step guide for all aspiring students. Topics are presented and expanded gradually, allowing the student to gain a complete and progressively more sophisticated level of understanding. Explanations are kept clear and concise to emphasize the practical aspects so as to offer as many hints as possible to facilitate understanding. Plus, all the exercises are written in standard notation and tablature and are provided with fingerings and technical tips for practicing. Not only great for students of the bass, the method is also an excellent refresher for amateur bassists and will even be useful to professionals wanting to expand their learning.
The New Method for Electric Bass is designed like a textbook with topics that are easy to follow, gradually increasing in difficulty, and that present the self-taught student with a step-by step approach to a more complete understanding. This book covers advanced concepts, providing the bassist with useful tools to improve playing technique and enhance musical knowledge. All the exercises are written in standard notation and tablature and include full fingering and technical tips for practicing. Topics include: advanced techniques, modes of the major scale, ninth chords, chord inversions, melodic minor modes, harmonic minor modes, and harmonic analysis.
On the Record includes ten tunes hand-picked and edited by Dave LaRue to incorporate a variety of techniques and styles and some that, when played in context with a full track, will illustrate how important a well-composed, melodic bass line can be.
Titles are: * Sleaze Factor * Collateral Damage * Vista Grande * Kat Food * Juanita * Runaway Train * Brave New World * Slice of Time * Calcutta * Hub City Kids (excerpt).
The purpose of these arrangements is to provide a variety of interesting and challenging material for Suzuki guitar students who are beyond Book 1 and are playing in a Suzuki guitar group class. The arrangements allow students, who may be widely divergent in playing levels, the opportunity to perform together in the Book 1 repertoire. These arrangements include the original melodies transposed one octave higher, giving the student practice in reading ledger lines and playing beyond the 12th fret, a obbligato melody that poses technical challenges to advanced students, a simple chordal accompaniment that gives the Book 2 student excellent free stroke arpeggio practice, and a bass part that gives the student practice in reading the lower ledger lines. These parts work well together, but can also be used with the original melodies.
Titles: * Introduction * Twinkle Ensemble (Folk Song) * Lightly Row Ensemble (Folk Song) * Go Tell Aunt Rhody (Folk Song) * Song of the Wind Canon (Folk Song) * May Song Ensemble (Folk Song) * Allegretto Ensemble (Shinichi Suzuki) * Perpetual Motion Ensemble (Shinichi Suzuki).
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