Alfred's Prep Course Level A Lesson Book

Alfred's Prep Course Level A Lesson Book

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Item #: 011100
ISBN: 9780882848167
Grades: K-2

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This course will make the youngest beginners feel right at home. The books were designed with little ones in mind, keeping the songs simple, melodies enjoyable, and material understandable. At the beginning of Lesson Book A, kids are shown correct posture and finger numbers, and then it's time to play! The first lessons introduce the black keys so that they won't be a foreign concept. This also helps students recognize the position of the different white keys and notes. The songs start off simply, adding notes gradually to steadily expand the student's capabilities. The notes of the songs are numbered to the finger and shown in a line without a staff to keep it simple. Gradually, new notes and positions are introduced, and then the staff is explained and included. Different songs accompany each lesson for practice. Lastly, they present the bass and treble clefs, and this ends Book A. As students continue to progress through the levels, the lessons and songs grow more challenging to adapt to their growing abilities. When children reach the end of Prep Course F, they will be well-prepared to begin Book 3 of Alfred's Basic Piano Course.

There are several supplementals available to complement the lesson books for each level and to provide additional practice and enrichment. These are not required, but you may find them helpful. The Activity and Ear Training Books contain coloring and activities to enforce notes, rhythm, music symbols, and other concepts introduced in the Lesson Books. Solo Books have fifteen or so additional songs for children to practice and play. Theory Books are designed to reinforce newly learned concepts through games and quizzes. Sacred Solo Books are available on our website to provide playable songs with religious themes. For exercises and warm-ups at the piano, there are Technic Books. Also, Notespeller Books focus solely on learning the notes through coloring and writing exercises. This can be a lot of books to juggle around, but each page of the books tell you which page of the Lesson book it is designed to correlate with. CDs are available for audio help on our website. ~ Melissa

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Alfred"?s Basic Piano Library: Prep Course
Willard Palmer
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Alfred Publishing
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12.0" x 9.0" x 0.5"
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Well known & respected piano instruction guide.
Terry M on Aug 20, 2021
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Angela L on Feb 1, 2016
Well known & respected piano instruction guide.
Terry M on Aug 20, 2021
This is a book to teach my child the basics of piano.
Shannan F on Sep 30, 2017
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Angela L on Feb 1, 2016
This is a book to teach my child the basics of piano.
Shannan F on Sep 30, 2017
What ages is this book for?
User on Apr 18, 2018
BEST ANSWER: This program is designed for beginners at any age. The graphics in the books lean towards a younger age range though, maybe 4-9.
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We started two of our children in piano with Alfred's Prep Course Level A books this year This series was the perfect gentle piano start for both my experienced in music child and my first year student This lesson book provides information such as left and right hand playing counting time line and space notes music signs and more woven into the lessons We finished the Series (A) 3/4 through the year and moved onto others but the end of year recital was a huge success! I now have two children eager to start piano lessons again in the fall It has been a blessing to listen to them play music on Summer break simply because they like it so much
July 9, 2013

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