- File Size: 7044 KB
- Print Length: 32 pages
- Publisher: Alfred Music (August 1, 1984)
- Publication Date: July 31, 1984
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B004LGT028
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
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Alfred's Basic Adult Course, Christmas Piano Book 1 (Alfred's Basic Adult Piano Course) Kindle Edition
|Length: 32 pages||Word Wise: Enabled|
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General info on the Alfred's courses:
Although this series of books won't replace a talented teacher, if you have a hankering to finally be able to play that piano (or keyboard) that's been hanging around your house forever, this series will do the trick. You won't wind up playing something that threatens the position of the great piano maestros of our day, but you'll be able to pick up chords and a melody and make a song sound like you wish it to.
This series relies on baby steps to teach you a key, or a technique, or a set of chords. You play some simple exercises, then a song or two that emphasizes what you've just learned in the exercises. From time to time you reach a level where you are ready to take on a small song book. This is one of those books.
I recommend that you get this song book along with the others and play thru them each time you reach one of those levels.
If you really want to learn to play the piano, make sure you can allot at least a half hour a day to practice, and an hour is better. At that rate in a very few weeks time you'll be able to impress family and friends, and maybe play the music for singing carols at a Christmas get together. :-)
The supplemental book is recommended by the Alfred's course just after you have learned the C, G7, and F chords, on page 29 of the Adult Course, Level One.Read more ›
It is really motivating me to practice piano more now that I have music I like. I stopped on page 57 of "Alfred's Basic Adult Piano Course, Level One", because I listened to the songs ahead of me and didn't like any... Now I'll probably keep going with this book of Christmas songs.
Note that it does not have a CD, but I think the tunes are familiar enough that you'll be able to tell if you play something wrong.
I really like the fact that if the Alfred Course book says you are ready to play it, you are. I have looked at the other courses and I think Alfreds is the best and easiest to follow. Also, if you are an adult, you need to buy the adult books because Alfreds knows what songs you will want to play and they put them in there. This is something as a beginning adult student I didn't know, so I foolishly bought some regular piano course books not knowing they were structured for children. Make sure it says adult on it. Take it from me, you don't want to be playing the songs that are in the kid's books.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Met all my expectations. I started from the beginning and taught myself to play piano. Songs are familiar so you know if you are playing correctlyPublished 2 months ago by masquiner
This is the course my piano teacher recommended bc of the easy to learn music theory and decent pace. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Nancy Deol
I'm a beginning piano player (picking it up again from when I was a kid) and I found this a little on the easy side. I think that made it fun. Read morePublished 8 months ago by CarolaV
The biggest problem is that it is a digital version. Let me clarify. Because you can only view 1 page at a time, the format is not very user friendly. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Daniel
Our favorite Chritsmas collection by far. The kids feel very impressive with these duets - lots of traditional and non-traditional songs that are made to sound really very... Read morePublished 15 months ago by CG
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