Alfred's Basic Adult Piano Course: Theory Book 2

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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!
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* Amazing Graceξ
* At Lastξ
* Au Claire de la Luneξ
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* Blow the Man Down!ξ
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* The Cuckooξ
* The Donkeyξ
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* A Friend Like Youξ
* The Gift to Be Simpleξ
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* Good Morning to You!ξ
* Got Those Bluesξ
* Greensleevesξ
* Happy Birthday to You!ξ
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* Joy to the World!ξ
* Kum-ba-yah!ξ
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* Merrily We Roll Alongξ
* Mexican Hat Danceξ
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* Ode to Joyξ
* On Top of Old Smokyξ
* O Sole Mioξ
* Over the Rainbowξ
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* Rocketsξ
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* 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
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