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Alfred's Basic Adult Theory Piano Book: Level One (2462) Paperback – December 1, 1988


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 64 pages
  • Publisher: Alfred Music; Level One edition (December 1988)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0882846353
  • ISBN-13: 978-0882846354
  • Product Dimensions: 11.9 x 8.8 x 0.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #21,135 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Vic Sage on January 15, 2009
Format: Paperback
This is an excellent book for learning piano theory for beginners. I flew through it considering I've already played a bit and just needed a review. Try to buy it new if you can, as cleaning out another person's old notes and answers is a real pain.

I also definitely recommend this for adults (as the title says) because it cuts out all the little-Bo-Peep type stuff that are in the basic beginners books I've come across.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Noble Lady on March 30, 2011
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I love all of Alfred's Basic Adult Piano courses. I will always purchase his Adult courses. I find his courses are the best self-help adult piano teaching and I have tried many others that was a waste of my money.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By mary e zamon on March 20, 2013
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this is a good series for adults and teaches a lot It gets you playing and learning at same time
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By linda. on February 18, 2013
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A little more basic than I was looking for, but well written. I would recommend it for an adult with very little exposure to music theory.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Texarkana Academy of Musical Arts on March 19, 2014
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Have used it for years to teach music. It does the job well!
I recommend it to all piano instructors.
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By Ashleigh W on July 11, 2014
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Great product, great quality and condition
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By Neola Merchant on July 3, 2014
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A good supplement to the regular piano course of study. Very helpful.
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By chippy on June 15, 2014
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This is a nice theory book. A lot to learn from it. I do recommend this book for a beginner to follow with the beginners music simpler books.
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