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Premier Piano Course Performance, Book 4

By Dennis Alexander

Composed by Dennis Alexander, Gayle Kowalchyk, and E. L. Lancaster. Method/Instruction; Piano - Alfred's Premier Piano Course. Premier Piano Course. Children. Book and CD. 32 pages. Published by Alfred Music (AP.30010).

Item Number: AP.30010

ISBN 0739051482.

With fresh and appealing music written for today's students, Performance Book 4 of Alfred Premier Piano Course gradually incorporates triplets and sixteenth notes. Students will play a variety of styles ranging from lyrical ballads, pieces with rhythmic flair, jazz, boogie, and ragtime, to original classics. New concepts include natural and harmonic minor scales (A and E minor), one octave arpeggios and chord inversions. The music, complete with performance tips, carefully supports the new concepts contained in the corresponding Lesson Book 4. Each piece on the CD was recorded at a performance tempo and a slower practice tempo. 32 pages.

About Alfred's Premier Piano Course

Premier Piano Course offers today's students a fully integrated and comprehensive approach to piano instruction, featuring a perfect blend of music, lyrics, pedagogy, art, and fun! Notation and keyboard skills are taught early on, with special emphasis on rhythm reading, technical development, creative thinking, and musicality. The many varied moods and styles of Premier's songs provide fresh, enjoyable learning and performing experiences for students.

  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 5

    Tamara Slobodkin
    Setauket, NY
    Difficulty Level:
    Early intermediate
  • 2008-07-15 00:00:00.0 Appealing variety of styles.

    Totally coordinated with the Premier Lesson and Theory books, Alfred's composers have written an appealing variety of Latin, Jazz and Ballad styles to illustrate their pedagogical concepts. As with the earlier books, the final quarter uses Classical repertoire. The pedal is used to enhance rather than to blur.

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