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Alfred's Teach Yourself To Play Piano - CD-ROM

Everything you need to know to start playing now!

By Morton Manus

Piano (or keyboard) - Beginner
Everything you need to know to start playing now!. Composed by Morton Manus, Willard A. Palmer, and Thomas Palmer. This edition: Boxed Edition. Keyboard/Piano; Method/Instruction. Teach Yourself Series. Learn To Play. CD-ROM (Windows and Mac). Published by Alfred Music (AP.17147).

Item Number: AP.17147

ISBN 0739007122. Learn To Play. 9x12 inches.

This easy-to-use CD-ROM uses the same great step-by-step approach as the best-selling book in a fun, interactive audio/visual format. Beginners of all ages will learn the notes on the entire keyboard, how to form the most important scales and chords, all the basic rhythms, and how to play expressively with feeling. Exercises and finger aerobics reinforce technique as you follow along with music right on your screen. The interactive song player lets you see how the music should be played, change tempos, adjust audio levels, and record your performance! Works with Windows and Macintosh systems.

About Teach Yourself Series

Be your own teacher, and let Alfred's Teach Yourself series guide you every step of the way. Beginners of all ages can start their journey to a lifetime of musical enjoyment. Each method begins with basic fundamentals, such as hand position, holding the instrument, and getting acquainted with standard musical notation. Then move along to playing well-known songs -- all as you continue to increase your ever-growing ability to read music and understand your instrument. You will learn to play in an array of musical styles, including pop, blues, folk, and more. Alfred's Teach Yourself series opens up a brand-new world of musical knowledge and gives you everything you need to know to start playing now!

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  • 5

    Parkersburg, WV
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  • June 11, 2008 Excellent refresher

    I am returning to piano after 30 years. I liked the song choices for adults. They move up slowly in terms of actual difficulty, yet create music that is not overly simple. I found myself practicing at just the right level and got skills back quickly.

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  • 4

    New York City
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  • April 27, 2004 Easy Set-Up and Helpful Lessons

    This software program is very similar to the CD that accompanies the Alfred's Teach Yourself to Play Piano Book. Only one point of dissatisfaction for me -- the CD that comes with book has very similar contents to the material in this software package. The software package adds video instruction...

    and some interactive games -- the interactive song player (which is what's important) is pretty much the same for both products.

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