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Alfred's Adult All-in-One Course - Level 1 (Book)

Lesson * Theory * Technic

By Willard A. Palmer

Piano - Beginner
Lesson * Theory * Technic. Method/Instruction; Piano - Alfred's Basic Adult All-in-One Course; Technique Musicianship; Theory. Alfred's Basic Adult Piano Course. Instructional. Instructional book. With introductory text, instructional text, illustrations and performance notes. 160 pages. Published by Alfred Music (AP.5753).

Item Number: AP.5753

ISBN 0882848186. 9x12 inches.

Alfred's Basic Adult All-in-One Course is designed for the beginner looking for a truly complete piano course that includes lesson, theory, technic and popular repertoire in one convenient, all-in-one book. This course has a number of features that make it particularly successful in achieving this goal, among them are smooth progression between concepts, the thorough explanation of chords and outstanding song material. At the completion of this course, the student will have learned to play some of the most popular music ever written and will have gained a thorough understanding of the basic concepts of music.

  • Ode to Joy 
  • Aura Lee 
  • Mexican Hat Dance 
  • Lightly Row 
  • Aunt Rhody 
  • Au Claire De La Lune 
  • Tisket, A Tasket 
  • Good King Wenceslas 
  • Jingle Bells  
  • Brother John 
  • Merrily We Roll Along 
  • Mary Ann 
  • Day Is Done 
  • When The Saints Go Marching In 
  • I'm Gonna Lay My Burden Down 
  • Love Somebody 
  • A Friend Like You 
  • Money Can't Buy Ev'rything 
  • The Bandleader 
  • The Cuckoo 
  • Liza Jane 
  • Beautiful Brown Eyes 
  • Alpine Melody 
  • Happy Birthday To You 
  • Shoo, Fly, Shoo 
  • Skip to My Lou 
  • Alouette 
  • Lavender's Blue 
  • London Bridge 
  • Michael, Row The Boat Ashore 
  • Blow the Man Down 
  • Lone Star Waltz 
  • Cafe Vienna 
  • Lullaby 
  • Joy To The World 
  • Cockles And Mussels 
  • On Top of Old Smoky 
  • Blues for Wynton Marsalis 
  • The Can-Can 
  • The Marines' Hymn 
  • Why Am I Blue? 
  • Good People 
  • Little Brown Jug 
  • Chiapaneca 
  • Auld Lang Syne  
  • O Sole Mi 
  • Jericho 
  • The Stranger 
  • Greensleeves 
  • Go Down, Moses 
  • Scarborough Fair 
  • Raisins and Almonds 
  • He's Got The Whole World In His Hands 
  • The Entertainer 
  • Amazing Grace 
  • Largo from The New World 
  • Standing in the Need of Prayer 
  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 5

    NJ-NY area
    Difficulty Level:
    Early intermediate
  • 2017-12-11 10:39:27.0 Great advanced beginners book.

    Haven't spent that much time yet with it. But the beginning was very encouraging: good explanations of theory, emphasis on practicing. Good exercises. I am ready to tackle it.

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  • 5

    Athens - Greece
    Difficulty Level:
  • 2017-03-23 03:44:37.0 Excelent for beginners .

    It's very easy to understand the basic theory and technics of keybord. Explain step by step every question you may have .

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  • 5

    Los Angeles, CA
    Difficulty Level:
  • 2016-01-05 20:52:36.0 Best Adult Teaching Book Around

    All of the Alfred Adult Levels 1-3 are excellent for teens and older. As an independent Hit recording artist and piano teacher, teaching for 20 years, this book moves and motivates adults. Of course I add in supplemental materials as needed, depending on each individual need.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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  • 2

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  • 2015-05-16 16:51:30.0 This book needs supplementary material

    As a piano teacher I think this book has too much emphasis on chords and moves unrealistically fast. However, it is by far the most popular adult piano method with adults. They rave about it. If you've bought this book and struggled give Hal Leonard Adult Method a go...

    . It moves at a friendlier pace and builds up the technique in the left hand as well, instead of the left hand only playing chords in every piece. If you'd like to compare the two here is a youtube playlist I have made of all of the pieces from Alfred adult all-in-one: (skip through and listen to every 5th video or something to get an idea) And this is Hal Leonard Adult:

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    13 of 14 people found this review helpful.
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  • 5

    Union, NJ
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  • 2015-01-13 10:46:40.0 Even I can play

    Alfred's Adult All-in-one Course- Level 1 book has the right combination of theory, technique, and practice. As an adult student, first time playing, I find the lessons easy to remember and appropriately reinforced. I no longer find myself skipping sections because I find the material boring or...

    too challenging. Additionally, the transitions from one lesson to another makes sense and builds upon the previous lessons. I would recommend this book to first time adult players.

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    6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
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