The Second Edition of Alfred's Group Piano for Adults Book 1, includes updates inspired by numerous recommendations from group piano teachers and students. This book includes a CD-ROM containing both Audio and General MIDI Files of the 500+ accompaniments included in the text, each with an interesting and engaging arrangement coupled with the piano part. Designed for collegiate non-keyboard music majors with little or no keyboard experience, the easy-to-use text contains 26 units, each intended to be covered in one week, thus fulfilling two semesters or three quarters of study. Theory, technique, sight-reading, repertoire, harmonization, improvisation, and ensemble activities are taught thoroughly and consistently throughout the text. The comb binding creates a lay-flat book that is perfect for study and performance. Book 1 is 360 pages. Selected sight-reading examples from this book are available in the Piano Maestro app that's downloadable at Piano Maestro. Learn more about JoyTunes, the maker of Piano Maestro at JoyTunes.
The Second Edition of Alfred's Group Piano for Adults, Book 2 includes updates inspired by numerous recommendations from group piano teachers and students. This book includes a CD-ROM containing both Audio and General MIDI Files of the 500+ accompaniments included in the text, each with an interesting and engaging arrangement coupled with the piano part. Designed for collegiate non-keyboard music majors with little or no keyboard experience, the easy-to-use text contains 26 units, each intended to be covered in one week, thus fulfilling two semesters or three quarters of study. Theory, technique, sight-reading, repertoire, harmonization, improvisation, and ensemble activities are taught thoroughly and consistently throughout the text. The comb binding creates a lay-flat book that is perfect for study and performance. Book 2 is 408 pages.
This book begins with an extensive review of the chords and keys previously studied, using fresh and interesting material that will provide enjoyment as well as reinforcement. Particularly noteworthy is the systematic presentation of chords in all positions in both hands. Titles: America the Beautiful * Arkansas Traveler * The Battle Hymn of the Republic * Black is the Color of My True Love's Hair * Brahms Lullaby * Canon in D (Pachelbel) * Deep River * Down in the Valley * Farewell to Thee (Aloha Oe) * Fascination * A Festive Rondeau * Frankie and Johnnie * The Hokey-Pokey * The House of the Rising Sun * Introduction and Dance * La Cucaracha * La Donna E Mobile * La Raspa * Light and Blue * Loch Lomond * Lonesome Road * The Marriage of Figaro * Morning Has Broken * Musetta's Waltz * Musette * Night Song * Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen * Polyvetsian Dances * Pomp and Circumstance No. 1 * The Riddle * Rock-a My Soul * Roman Holiday * Sakura * Scherzo * Space Shuttle Blues * Swingin' Sevenths * Theme from Symphony No. 6 (Tchaikovsky) * Tumbalalaika * Village Dance * Waves of the Danube * When Johnny Comes Marching Home * You're in My Heart
Continuing the incredible popularity of Alfred's Basic Adult Piano Course, this new book adapts the same friendly and informative style for adults who wish to teach themselves. With the study guide pages that have been added to introduce the music, it's almost like having a piano teacher beside you as you learn the skills needed to perform popular and familiar music. There are also five bonus pieces: At Last * Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas * Laura * Over the Rainbow * Singin' in the Rain. Included is a recording containing the piano part and an engaging arrangement for each of the 65 musical examples. 192 pages.
This comprehensive approach to functional musicianship at the keyboard includes varied repertoire, theory, technique, sight-reading, harmonization from lead sheets, ear training and ensembles. Great for college non-music majors, continuing education classes, music dealer in-store programs and group piano classes at the middle and high school levels. Book 1 contains 15 units each with a variety of repertoire, exercises, unit review worksheets and an assignment page.
This unique method was designed specifically for young students who are beginning piano study in a group setting. This easy-to-teach beginners course includes all of the most important components to develop comprehensive musicians and performers. CDs and MIDI Disks have accompaniments that range from simple drum patterns to full orchestrations that add musical interest and motivate students.
Alfred's Group Piano for Adults, Ensemble Music Book 1 is designed to be used in conjunction with Alfred's Group Piano for Adults, Book 1. Included in the book is repertoire for piano duet, two pianos, and multiple pianos. The pieces were chosen to appeal to non-keyboard music majors with little or no keyboard experience. The pieces are sure to bring hours of enjoyment while reinforcing important musical concepts. Teacher-Student Duets: Bagpipes (Arthur Foote) * Dance (Cornelius Gurlitt) * Drivin' Boogie (Melody Bober) * Hungarian Melody (Arnoldo Sartorio) * In the Boat (Arnoldo Sartorio) * Little Waltz (Arnoldo Sartorio) * Round Dance (Arnoldo Sartorio) * Waltz (Cornelius Gurlitt) * Winter Waltz (Melody Bober) Student-Student Duets: Beethoven's Boogie (Mary K. Sallee) * Copycat (Carol Matz) * Drum Circle (Dennis Alexander) * Ice-Skating (Jon George) * A Mysterious Adventure (Melody Bober) * Red Robin Rag (Robert D. Vandall) * Santa Fe Sunset (Martha Mier) * Sour Lemons! (Dennis Alexander)) Second Piano Parts for Solo Repertoire: The Bear (Vladimir Rebikov) * Burleske (Leopold Mozart) * Dance (Joachim van der Hofe) * Minuet in F Major (Leopold Mozart) * Rondino (Jean-Philippe Rameau) * Waltz (Anton Diabelli) Duet Parts for Hanon Exercises: Exercise No. 1 (Melody Bober) * Exercise No. 2 (Melody Bober) * Exercise No. 3 (Melody Bober) * Exercise No. 5 (Melody Bober) Multiple Piano Ensemble: Michael, Row the Boat Ashore (arr. Robert D. Vandall)
This easy step-by-step method emphasizes correct playing habits and note reading through interval recognition. Lesson Book 5 concepts include the ornaments: long appoggiatura, short appoggiatura, trill and mordent; plus arpeggios; the A Major scale; and the keys of B minor and C minor. Also introduces the playing of minuets, sonatinas, preludes and arias. For reinforcement of each principle as it is introduced, supplementary material is carefully coordinated, page for page, at each level of instruction. Coordinating supplemental books for Level 5 include: Classic Themes * Ear Training * Merry Christmas * Recital * Repertoire * Theory and Top Hits! Solo. Songs include: An American Hymn (Lowry) * Aria from "The Marriage of Figaro" (Mozart) * Bagatelle (Diabelli) * Ballade (Burgmuller) * Brazilian Holiday * Loch Lomond * Magic Carpet Ride * A Miniature Overture * Minuet (Bohm) * Prelude in C Major (Bach) * Prelude in C Minor (Morovsky) * Rondeau (Mouret) * Scene from "Swan Lake" (Tchaikovsky) * Sonata in the Style of Scarlatti * Sonatina on Three French Folk Tunes * Sonatina, Op. 36, No. 1, 1st Mvmt. (Clementi) * Spanish Dance * The Tailor's Song * Theme (Corelli) * Variations on a Sea Chanty * A Very Special Day (Palmer)