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Premier Piano Course Technique, Book 4

By Dennis Alexander

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Composed by Dennis Alexander, Gayle Kowalchyk, E. L. Lancaster, Victoria Mcarthur, and Martha Mier. Method/Instruction; Piano - Alfred's Premier Piano Course; Technique Musicianship. Premier Piano Course. Children. Book. 40 pages. Alfred Music #00-34106. Published by Alfred Music (AP.34106).

Item Number: AP.34106

ISBN 0739065424. English.

Technique 4 continues and expands on the technical and artistic tools learned in Technique books 1A - 3. The five new Technique Tools introduced are: staccato against legato, playing in and out of black keys, speed links, open the hand, and rock the Alberti bass. Artistic Etudes showcase a student's technique in an expressive musical setting, and Hands-Together Workshops focus on developing the skills necessary for coordinating hands-together playing. Masterwork Etudes provide training to play standard masterworks. Each page in the Technique Book correlates with a specific page in the Lesson Book.

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.

  • Technical Goals for Level 4 
  • Technique Tools Review 
  • Artistic Etude 1 (ReviewóPlaying Chromatic Passages Quickly and with Ease) 
  • Hands-Together Workshop 1 
  • The Primary Chords in A Minor 
  • Technique Tool 1 (Staccato against Legato) 
  • Playing Major and Minor Triads 
  • Technique Tool 2 (Playing In and Out of the Black Keys) 
  • Technique Tool 3 (Speed Links) 
  • Technique Tool 4 (Open the Hand) 
  • Masterwork Etude 1 
  • Artistic Etude 2 (Changing Tone by Weight Transfer) 
  • Technique Tool 5 (Rock the Alberti Bass) 
  • Alberti Bass and Primary Chords 
  • Hands-Together Workshop 2 
  • The Primary Chords in E Minor 
  • Mastering the Alberti Bass 
  • 1st Inversion Triads 
  • 2nd Inversion Triads 
  • Masterwork Etude 2 
  • Artistic Etude 3 (Rhythmic Freedom) 
  • Hands-Together Workshop 3 
  • Masterwork Etude 3 
  • Artistic Etude 4 (Choosing the Heart Note) 
  • Hands-Together Workshop 4 
  • Hanon in Sixteenth Notes 
  • Masterwork Etude 4 
  • Hands-Together Workshop 5 
  • Artistic Etude 5 (Expressive Jazz) 
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