Alfred's Basic Course Levels 2 & 3 Lesson Book

Alfred's Basic Course Levels 2 & 3 Lesson Book

# 011440

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Item #: 011440
ISBN: 9780882848303
Grades: 3-5

Category Description for Alfred's Basic Piano Course:

Very similar to the Prep Course, the Basic Piano Course was designed for the slightly older beginner. The first book also starts at the very beginning, with posture and the black keys. It follows the same basic pattern as the Prep Course, only it is not quite as simplistic and it moves at a slightly faster pace. There are more songs in this series, and they tend to be a bit longer. By the end of this series, students are playing much more advanced pieces. This series also contains many components. In addition to supplemental books, there are combined level books, which contain the best selections from the individual volumes. These combined volumes are especially for those a little older (ages 8-10), and are a little more compact. Also, the complete levels introduce chords a little sooner. If you choose these, you can still go right into book 4 with no problem.

If you want to hear the pieces played, there are CD's available on our website to accompany the lesson and ear training books. CD and Lesson Book sets are available for Level 1A and 1B at a significant savings. As with the Prep course, these items are all available for extra practice, but are not essential. You may choose in what area your student needs more practice. This series is the most complete in Alfred's series, and it takes students farther than all but the adult programs. Though their approx. age range is 7-9, this program could be used by any beginner, especially after level 1. They move a little faster, but it would definitely be suited to an older student, particularly with the levels advancing so far. If someone has had a little experience, they could also jump right into one of the later levels. - Melissa

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Alfred"?s Basic Piano Library
Willard Palmer
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Alfred Publishing
0.6 (lbs.)
12.0" x 9.0" x 0.5"
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My two daughters ages 8 and 11 have been using Alfred's piano lesson books for over a year This series has something for everyone - both adult and children beginners and intermediate will find a good fit Although it can be confusing to determine where to start each book offers a guide to know which one comes next It ranges from the All-in-One series which includes the lessons theory and solo pieces in one; to levels with separate books for recital lesson theory and finger work There is a steady focus on the fundamental basics of music and piano - fingering note reading musical terminology - all while including some fun and famous pieces This series can be individualized for each learner making it ideal for families with multiple students The price point is reasonable and apart from the theory lessons which need to be written on the books are reusable The pages are colorful and there is a certificate of promotion at the end A parent with a basic knowledge of piano and music can begin the series and then decide when a formal piano teacher is necessary We are very pleased and will continue to use this series with our other child when the time comes
October 29, 2014

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