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Alfred's Basic Adult Finger Aerobics: Exercises to Develop the Strength, Flexibility and Agility of Each Finger, Level 1 (Alfred's Basic Piano Library) [Kindle Edition]

Willard A. Palmer , Morton Manus , Amanda Vick Lethco
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Exercises designed to develop strength, flexibility and agility, and coordinated page-by-page with Alfred's Basic Adult Piano Course. These exercises make a great warm-up and conditioner for the hands during practice time.


Product Details

  • File Size: 8411 KB
  • Print Length: 48 pages
  • Publisher: Alfred Music (May 31, 1988)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004HFR6RO
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #621,075 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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29 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great exercise for the untrained fingers August 12, 2008
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Never played piano in my life. I used this book in conjunction with Play Piano Now Book 1 of the Alfred's Basic Adult Piano Course. The exercises are easy to learn and understand. I have memorized the warm ups by using them every day. My fingers behave themselves now when I sit down to practice. I'm moving on to Play Piano Now Book 2. Woohoo! Not bad for a great grandma.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Must-Have For Beginning Piano Students March 9, 2008
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I am an adult beginner and using the Alfred Basic Adult course books. I like this 'Finger Aerobics' book and I use it every day in conjunction with the lesson book. I use the exercises in this book as warm-ups because it gets my mind thinking about which fingers play which notes before I open up and review lesson material.

Highly recommend this book for piano students of any age, young or old. My kids who are also piano students, have fun with this book as well.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Positive review March 30, 2011
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This book is very helpful. It was exactly what I wanted. The finger exercises
was an enhancement to my piano playing.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Meet expectation but more is needed May 17, 2013
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More notes and tips about each exercise could be better. May be a DVD with video clips accompanying this book would be a perfect combination.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Real Finger Aerobics... December 25, 2012
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I guess I should have read a little better but this is for actual finger exercises, not scales on the piano for you to run to strengthen fingers. However this may great for someone with mild arthritis to help out before playing.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Piano lessons for adults March 30, 2014
By barb
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I just started piano lesson in Feb. 2014so it is kind of hard to rate the books but I do find ten easy to work with and to let you know I am in my 60 and this is my first music lesson
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2.0 out of 5 stars Adult Level March 14, 2014
By Terri
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Exercises for fingering for the piano. Not fantastic because the adult cannot be a beginner. Moves a bit fast for beginners.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book for limbering fingers.
This is a great book for limbering and strengthening fingers, especially for older students. The service, price and product were great. Thank you.
Published 9 months ago by Bobbie Jo Smith
5.0 out of 5 stars fingerdrills plus is a good basic to advance study. in p, m, f,
it is a good fingerdrill book the book is good with adults and children, not only does it apply notes, also rest and expression.
Published 10 months ago by James S.
3.0 out of 5 stars OUTSTANDING BOOK
HAVE NOT HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO FULLY EXPLOIT IT AS IT IS INTENDED NOT GOTTEN AROUND TO IT TO MUCH INFORMATION
Published 13 months ago by henry perez paz
4.0 out of 5 stars or old and youn hands
has just what i needed- at age 70 my hands nee help and this book is just the thing for me
Published 16 months ago by mary e zamon
5.0 out of 5 stars New to piano playing
This item was given as a gift for someone that was new to playing the piano. I do not know if it was helpful or not.
Published 17 months ago by Denise Nykiel
5.0 out of 5 stars Alfred's Basic Adult Finger Aerobics: Exercises to Develop the...
I found the book very well written although i think it's to advanced for me, I'm a beginner. I look forward to using the book when i know more about the piano.
Published 19 months ago by Leisah Evans
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Book, But
I like this book for the older students. Age 7 up. A little too much for the 5-6 group.
Published on February 27, 2009 by Bobbie C
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More About the Author

Morty Manus is president of Alfred Music Publishing Co., Inc. When Morty joined the company, he had recently received a business degree from City College of New York. As a clarinetist and pianist, he saw the need for quality music education publications. Drawing upon his musical experiences, Morty oversaw the development of instructional publications for accordion, guitar, piano, and drums; performance music for band, orchestra, chorus, and music theory.

Morty is the author and editor of numerous Alfred titles, including Alfred's Basic Guitar Course, Alfred's Basic Piano Library, Alfred's Adult Piano Course, and Essentials of Music Theory. In 2008, he received an honorary doctorate degree in music from the VanderCook College of Music in Chicago for "having made a significant contribution to the music education profession as evidenced by his outstanding creative achievements, scholarship and leadership."

Morty met his wife Iris when she was working for Alfred on Saturdays. Iris has worked on a full-time basis for Alfred since the late 1960s, and maintains the position of executive producer.



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