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Alfred's Basic Adult Piano Course -- Play Piano Now!, Book 1

Lesson * Theory * Sight Reading * Technic (An Easy Beginning Method for Busy Adults)

By E. L. Lancaster

Piano - Beginner
Lesson * Theory * Sight Reading * Technic (An Easy Beginning Method for Busy Adults). Composed by E. L. Lancaster, Morton Manus, and Willard A. Palmer. Method/Instruction; Piano - Alfred's Basic Adult Piano Course. Alfred's Basic Adult Piano Course. Book & CD. 152 pages. Published by Alfred Music (AP.19655).

Item Number: AP.19655

ISBN 0739014544.

Play Piano Now! is for busy adults whose practice time is limited, and for adults without previous musical training. It is a slower-paced method that uses the same conceptual core of our original Adult Piano Course, but with several very important added features: more gradual introduction of music fundamentals, more pages of reinforcement and a greater emphasis on sight-reading exercises, one of the most important skills needed to ensure long-term enjoyment of the piano. Includes specially marked written exercises that can be completed away from the keyboard. The comb binding creates a lay-flat book that is perfect for study and performance.

About Alfred's Basic Adult Piano Course

Designed for use with an instructor, the Adult All-in-One Course is for the beginning student looking for a truly complete piano course. It is a greatly expanded version of Alfred's Basic Adult Piano Course that includes lessons, theory, technique, and additional repertoire in a convenient all-in-one format. This comprehensive course features written assignments that reinforce each lesson's concepts, a smooth, logical progression between each lesson, a thorough explanation of chord theory and playing styles, and outstanding extra songs, including folk, classical, and contemporary selections. 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 good understanding of basic musical concepts and styles.

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  • 5

    Charlene Bloch
    Branford, CT
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  • 2002-07-12 00:00:00.0 I tried a bunch-this was the best!

    I spent alot of money on different methods, but when I got this one I knew it was perfect for me. It doesn't jump around like others and seems to move at a nice pace. I started out teaching myself with this book and then found a teacher who...

    is continuing to teach me from this book. It is what it promises-it truly is for people who don't have a lot of time to practice! For those who get bored quickly-this book keeps your interest and challenges you appropriately. I'd highly recommend this book over Bastien, and the others!

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