Learn to play the piano and open up a brand new world of musical knowledge with this exciting method from Alfred Music. Beginners of all ages can start their journey to a lifetime of musical enjoyment. Beginning with the fundamentals, you will learn about how to sit at the piano, fingerings, the keyboard's layout, and getting acquainted with standard musical notation. You will then move right along to playing different notes, scales, chords and songs, lesson by lesson, key by key, all while continuing to increase your ever-growing knowledge of reading and understanding standard musical notation. You will learn to play in an array of musical styles, including Pop, Blues, Classical, Folk, Hymns Spirituals, and Ragtime.
The online audio, video, and software provide a helpful reference for play-along and practice that can be used anywhere you have a computer or mobile device.
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This series is designed for beginning musicians. Each book starts right at the beginning, introducing the instrument and proper finger positions. Students then learn notes, rhythms, important chords, music reading, intervals, symbols, scales, and other musical concepts related to the instrument they are learning. This step-by-step approach uses songs which allow students to practice what they're learning. Things start out simple, and progress in difficulty as the student moves ahead. To enable students to hear the exercises and songs played properly, a CD is available which contains all the music from the book. This way, students can listen or even play along with the music. Another wonderful addition to the program is the CD-ROM, which uses the same approach as the book. It teaches all of the same lessons and concepts, allows you to hear the music via the computer, and even has an interactive song player so you can see the music played, change the tempo or audio levels, or record as you play. - Melissa