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Alfred's Basic Adult All-in-One Course, Book 1
Lesson * Theory * Technic
By Willard A. Palmer

Piano - Beginner
Book 1. 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. Alfred Music #00-5753. Published by Alfred Music (AP.5753).

Item Number: AP.5753

ISBN 9780882848181. 9x12 inches. English.

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

  • 1

    Ashland Oregon
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  • May 26, 2022 AWFUL music CDs!!

    The written music, theory, lessons, and songs are very comprehensive. I had the book already and then ordered the CDs to guide me further. What a huge disappointment! The songs are played with lots of interference such as weird drum, horn and other sounds and don't even sound like...

    a piano playing!! I want to return it and get my money back. I only hope Alfred's will honor that request.

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  • 5

    Israel - Petach Tikvah
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  • July 01, 2021 Alfred's Basic Adult All-in-One Course, Book 1


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  • 5

    Southern Maryland
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  • August 27, 2019 All in One is a great title

    This book is really fantastic. It is taking me (a novice player) to a new comfort zone because it walks through each step of theory along with the practice tunes. My goal is to be able to jam off of a lead sheet, in order to accompany a church choir...

    and a (contra) dance band. I, IV, and VII make sense to me now. Book One goes through C, F, and G7 as well as G, C, and D7 with lots of fun blues and other selections. I'm teaching myself, so I really appreciate the thorough breakdowns.

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  • 3

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  • February 26, 2018 Needs revisions for adults

    While the theory 'build' w/ chord progression and meter is intuitive, the concept introduction will be boring to most adults with very elementary 'lyrics' etc.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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  • 5

    Zoe's Mom
    Windsor, CT
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  • February 06, 2018 Highly recommend to adults returning to the piano

    Bought this to send to my sister who's returning to piano now that she's retired. I found it so helpful when I was at that point - for review & self-instruction when getting back to playing, years after I'd taken lessons as a kid. I recommend the entire...

    series. Great that they include theory, as well. I progressed through Books 2 & 3 as well, have now gone beyond and study with a teacher. I also sent my sister Alfred's Basic Adult Piano Course - Greatest Hits Book (Level 1) & Alfred's Basic Adult Piano Course - Christmas Hits (Level 1). Both fun to play, sound good & supplement the Basic Course. I still play the Christmas Hits every year - Books 1 & 2!

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