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Premier Piano Course Lesson Book, Book 1B
By Dennis Alexander

Easy piano - Beginner
Book 1B. Method/Instruction; Piano - Alfred's Premier Piano Course. Premier Piano Course. Instructional and Learn To Play. Instructional book and examples CD. With easy piano notation, fingerings, lyrics, illustrations, instructional text and optional duet part. 50 pages. Alfred Music #00-22352. Published by Alfred Music (AP.22352).

Item Number: AP.22352

ISBN 9780739033739. 9x12 inches. English.

Attractively presented and intelligently paced, the Lesson Book combines unusually appealing music and lyrics. The book features note reading, rhythm reading, sight-reading and technical workouts. Each piece on the CD was recorded at performance tempo and a slower practice tempo. Also available: Performance Book 1B (AP.22172), Theory Book 1B (AP.22174).

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.

  • Premier Music Review 
  • Tie 
  • New Note A (Treble) 
  • Legato (Slur) 
  • Staccato 
  • Intervals - Interval of a 2nd 
  • Interval of a 3rd 
  • New Landmark Note - Treble C 
  • Ritardando 
  • New Notes B and D (Treble) 
  • Moving Up from Treble G 
  • New Landmark Note - Low G 
  • New Notes A and B (Bass) 
  • Phrase 
  • Moving Up from Low G 
  • 8va 
  • Interval of a 4th 
  • Interval of a 5th 
  • Fermata 
  • Moving Up a Half Step - Sharp Sign 
  • Incomplete Measure 
  • Moving Down a Half Step - Flat Sign 

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  • 5

    Holly Springs, NC
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  • January 19, 2019 Excellent Series

    This is by far the best piano method around. I probably belong to the minority that thinks that the Faber method is way overrated (I find the pages overly busy and the music subpar, something even my students complained about). The Premier method on the other hand is very nicely...

    laid out and the music is generally very pleasant and covers a mix of genres, including classical, ragtime, blues and some excellent "Totoro"-like pieces in the more advanced books. Is it perfect? Of course not - no method series is. Some books (like 1B, 2A, 3, 5, 6) are stronger than the rest, and some pieces are almost annoying (like "The Food Court" and "The Autograph", both in 2A, an otherwise excellent book). Does it move too slowly? Probably in some instances, but so do most other methods. Having said that, proper pace varies from student to student. Students who think the method is too slow should be able to learn half a dozen new pieces for the next lesson. Otherwise, the pace is fine.

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  • 3

    Oregon Coast
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  • June 16, 2011 Slow & Steady Pace

    I found the Premier series to move too slowly, especially for a slightly older beginner. It may work well for a student who needs more time to get a solid grounding. It also seems to wait a long time to introduce new concepts (ie eighth notes in the middle of...

    2A). Alfred's Basic seems to move a bit more quickly. I will be switching that, or to Faber, for now.

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  • 4

    Baltimore, MD
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  • May 06, 2008 Great Series

    Though it can move too slowly for some, I like this series a lot. The two biggest perks: songs that start with different fingers on C (avoiding "position" playing), and ear training exercises in the theory books.

    46 of 78 people found this review helpful.
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