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Alfred's Self-Teaching Adult Piano Course

The new, easy and fun way to teach yourself to play

By Willard A. Palmer and Morton Manus

The new, easy and fun way to teach yourself to play. Composed by Willard A. Palmer and Morton Manus. Method/Instruction; Piano - Alfred's Adult Method. Alfred's Self-Teaching. Book & CD. 192 pages. Published by Alfred Music (AP.30115).

Item Number: AP.30115

ISBN 0739052055.

Continuing the incredible popularity of Alfred’s Basic Adult Piano Course, this new book adapts the same friendly and informative style for adults who wish to teach themselves. With the study guide pages that have been added to introduce the music, it’s almost like having a piano teacher beside you as you learn the skills needed to perform popular and familiar music. There are also five bonus pieces: At Last * Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas * Laura * Over the Rainbow * Singin' in the Rain. Included is a CD containing the piano part and an engaging arrangement for each of the 65 musical examples. 192 pages.

  • Measure, Bar Line, Double Bar. 
  • Ode to Joy. 
  • Left Hand C Position. Bass Clef Sign. 
  • The Whole Note. Aura Lee. 
  • The Grand Staff 
  • The Grand Staff. Time Signature, 4/4. 
  • Whole Rest. Repeat Sign. 
  • Rock-Along. Mexican Hat Dance. 
  • Melodic Intervals, 2nds, 3rds. 
  • Dynamic Signs, p, mf. 
  • Au Claire de la Lune. 
  • Tisket, a Tasket. 
  • Harmonic Intervals, 2nds, 3rds. 
  • Quarter Rest. f. Rockin' Intervals. 
  • Melodic 4ths, 5ths. 
  • Good King Wenceslas. My Fifth. 
  • Harmonic 4ths, 5ths. 
  • Jingle Bells. 
  • Introduction To Chords 
  • The C Major Chord. 
  • Half Rest. Brother John. 
  • Here's a Happy Song! 
  • Introducing B for LH. 
  • Two Important Chords for LH---C Major, G7. 
  • Tied Notes. Merrily We Roll Along. 
  • Largo (from The New World). 
  • Introducing B for RH. 
  • C Major, G7 Chords for RH. 
  • Mary Ann. 
  • Time Signature, 3/4. The Dotted Half Note. 
  • Rockets. 
  • Slurs & Legato Playing. 
  • What Can I Share? 
  • Introducing A for LH. 
  • F Major Chord for LH. 
  • Warm-Up using C, G7 & F Chords for LH. 
  • When the Saints Go Marching In. 
  • Introducing A for RH. 
  • C & F Chords for RH. 
  • Warm-Up using C, G7 & F Chords for RH. 
  • G Position 
  • G Position. Intervals in G Position. 
  • Love Somebody! A Friend Like You. 
  • The Donkey. 
  • The Sharp Sign. 
  • Money Can't Buy Ev'rything! 
  • The G Major & D7 Chords for LH. 
  • The Cuckoo. 
  • The G Major & D7 Chords for RH. 
  • Block Chords & Broken Chords. 
  • The Damper Pedal. Harp Song. 
  • Introducing E for LH. 
  • A New Position of the C Major Chord. 
  • Warm-Up using G, D7 & C Chords. 
  • Beautiful Brown Eyes. 
  • Introducing E for RH. 
  • New C Major Chord Position for RH. 
  • Alpine Melody. 
  • Middle C Position 
  • Middle C Position. Thumbs on C! 
  • Crescendo, Diminuendo. Waltz Time. 
  • Fermata. Good Morning to You! 
  • Eighth Notes. Happy Birthday to You! 
  • D.C. al Fine. 
  • Standing in the Need of Prayer. 
  • Combining Middle C and C Position. 
  • The Gift to be Simple. 
  • Dotted Quarter Notes. 
  • Measures from Familiar Songs Using Dotted Quarter Notes. 
  • Alouette. 
  • Measuring 6ths. 
  • Lavendar's Blue 
  • Kum-Ba-Yah! 
  • London Bridge. 
  • Michael, Row the Boat Ashore. 
  • Blow the Man Down! 
  • Moving Up and Down the Keyboard in 6ths. 
  • Lone Star Waltz. Staccato. 
  • Measuring 7ths & Octaves. 
  • Cafe Vienna. 
  • The Flat Sign. Rock It Away! 
  • Measuring Half Steps & Whole Steps. 
  • Tetrachords. 
  • The Major Scale. The C Major Scale. 
  • ff. Joy to the World! 
  • More about Chords. 
  • Cockles and Mussels. 
  • The Primary Chords in C Major. 
  • Chord Progressions. 
  • About the Blues. Got Those Blues! 
  • RH Extended Position. 
  • On Top of Old Smoky. 
  • The Key of G Major 
  • The G Major Scale. The Key of G Major. 
  • Changing Fingers on the Same Note. 
  • The Can-Can. 
  • The Primary Chords in G Major. 
  • The Marines' Hymn. 
  • Syncopated Notes. Natural Sign. 
  • 1st & 2nd Endings. Why Am I Blue? 
  • The Key of F Major 
  • The F Major Scale. 
  • Eighth Rest. Accent Sign. 
  • Little Brown Jug. 
  • The Primary Chords in F Major. 
  • Chiapanecas. 
  • O Sole Mio. Arpeggiated Chords. 
  • The Key of A Minor 
  • The A Harmonic Minor Scale 
  • More Syncopated Notes. Jericho. 
  • Introducing Overlapping Pedal 
  • mp. Greensleeves. 
  • More about Triads. 
  • The Primary Chords in A Minor 
  • Go Down, Moses. 
  • The Key of D Minor 
  • The D Harmonic Minor Scale 
  • pp. Scarborough Fair. 
  • The Primary Chords in D Minor 
  • Raisins and Almonds. 
  • He's Got the Whole World in His Hands. 
  • The Entertainer. 
  • Eighth Note Triplets. Amazing Grace. 
  • Over the Rainbow. 
  • At Last 
  • Singin' in the Rain 
  • Laura 
  • Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas 
  • Epilogue. 
  • Introduction to Playing 
  • How to Sit at the Piano. 
  • Finger Numbers. Piano Tones. 
  • The Keyboard. 
  • Name That Key! 
  • C Position 
  • Right Hand C Position. Treble Clef Sign. 
  • Quarter Notes & Half Notes. 
  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 5

    Framingham, MA
    Difficulty Level:
    Early intermediate
  • November 13, 2009 A unique course for learning popular piano

    Like a number of other adults with the ambition to play the piano, I have purchased several “how to� beginning piano books. Most claim to make the study of playing the piano “easy and enjoyable.� Few live up to that claim. Now however, Alfred Publishing has introduced the “Self-Teaching...

    Adult Piano Course.� which, I believe, honestly lives up to that assertion. The course consists of a book and CD, but its uniqueness resides in the structure of the course and the inclusion of a “study guide� for each music page. The course follows a step-by-step process, with the study guides explaining in clear and simple language the “How and Why� for properly completing each step. R.C. Atkins

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