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Alfred's Basic Adult Course, Christmas Piano Book 1 (Alfred's Basic Adult Piano Course) by [Palmer, Willard, Manus, Morton, Lethco, Amanda]
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Product Details

  • 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
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By Brent Butler TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on June 13, 2010
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This Christmas song book is an "add on" to the Alfred's Adult Piano Courses.

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. :-)

This book:
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.
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Great selection of music, and not hard! I bought it particularly for "Oh Come All Ye Faithful", which is my favorite tune ever. I've also learned "We Wish You a Merry Christmas", and now am trying "Silent Night".

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.
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I was about 1/3 of the way through Alfred's Basic Adult Piano Course Level One book when I purchased this book to have some Christmas songs I could play for this current season. I was somewhat disappointed in the book because I found a lot of the songs to be too easy, using the Middle C position and only one note at a time. I admit I wanted to impress my friends and family at a Christmas party by playing songs with some chords and using both hands at the same time. There are songs in the book that are a little more challenging so I think the book is definitely still worth buying.

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.
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This Christmas book is a very good starter for the adult beginner. My only issue with it is that as a companion book to the Basic Adult Course, some of the songs at the end of the book are somewhat difficult. Some students, however will enjoy the challenge and appreciate the scope of difficulty.
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I am going through Alfred's adult book 1, and I like the way these Alfred add on books fit in. You can add something interesting that you can play. However, I do not like the arrangements in this book. It starts out with simple melodies that are harder to play because they cover two hands, but they don't sound very good. If you're going to do a simple melody, you'd like it to be played in the right hand, with some accompaniment in the left hand. I'd like versions that I can play for others on Christmas. You wouldn't want to play these melodies for anyone else. Later on there is a version of jingle bells that uses minor seconds for bells. It sounds horrid. And after that an arrangement of God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen that sounds like a funeral dirge. When you play 'comfort and joy' it sounds like a death march. I love the arrangements in several other of the Alfred's add on books, but I'm going to toss this one out.
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By TAC40 on October 22, 2012
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I've purchased other Alfred's Basic Adult Course books and enjoyed them. This one fell a little short of my expectations. I enjoy the simple melody line and basic chords accompaniment. This book didn't have that. Instead the melody often went between treble and bass clef, with little accompaniment. Some arrangements are better than others but overall, I was a little disappointed.
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