Alfred's Basic Piano Library - Lesson 2: Learn How to Play with this Esteemed Piano Method

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This easy step-by-step method emphasizes correct playing habits and note reading through interval recognition. Lesson Book 2 continues where Level 1B finishes. This book introduces dotted half notes and dotted quarter notes, plus intervals of 6ths, 7ths and octaves. Teaches greater movement of the hands, including crossing two over one and scalework. Students will also learn more about triads, primary chords, and blocked and broken chords.

* 18th Century Dance 
* Alouette 
* Blue Scales 
* Calypso Carnival 
* The Can-Can 
* Cockles and Mussels 
* The Galway Piper 
* Get Away! 
* Got Lotsa Rhythm 
* Kum-ba-yah! 
* Lavender’s Blue 
* London Bridge 
* Lone Star Waltz 
* Malaguena 
* Nick Nack Paddy Wack 
* Ode to Joy 
* Oh! Susanna! 
* On the Bridge at Avignon 
* Our Special Waltz 
* Prelude 
* Red River Valley 
* Sarasponda 
* Square Dance 
* When You Grow Up 
* Why Am I Blue?
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May 3, 2005
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This easy step-by-step method emphasizes correct playing habits and note reading through interval recognition. Lesson Book 4 concepts include: tarantellas; eighth note triplets; arpeggiated chords; first and second inversion triads in C; triads in all positions; major scales in parallel motion; two-part writing; seventh chords and inversions of seventh chords; E harmonic minor scale in contrary motion; primary chords in E minor; sixteenth notes; dotted eighth notes; primary chords in B-flat Major and G Minor; repeated-note warm-ups; and harmonic minor scales in parallel motion. 

For reinforcement of each principle as it is introduced, supplementary material is carefully coordinated, page for page, at each level of instruction.

* America the Beautiful (Ward) 
* The Battle Hymn of the Republic (Steffe-Howe) 
* Black Forest Polka 
* Blow, Winds, Blow! 
* Calypso Holiday! 
* Comedians' Dance (Kabelevsky) 
* Farewell to Thee (Aloha Oe) 
* Gypsy Dance 
* Haunted House 
* He's Got the Whole World in His Hands 
* The Hokey-Pokey 
* The House of the Rising Sun 
* The Magic Piper 
* Musette (Bach) 
* Olympic Procession 
* Pomp and Circumstance No. 1 (Elgar)
* Prelude in A Minor 
* Space Shuttle Blues 
* Spinning Wheel 
* Swingin' Sevenths 
* Tarentella 
* Waltz in G Minor 
* Waves of the Danube (Ivanovici)

Coordinating supplemental books for Level 4 include:
* Classic Themes 
* Duet 
* Ear Training 
* Merry Christmas 
* Musical Concepts 
* Recital 
* Repertoire 
* Sight Reading 
* Technic 
* Theory and Top Hits! Solo, Christmas and Duet books
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