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This easy step-by-step method emphasizes correct playing habits and note reading through interval recognition. Lesson Book 1B begins by reviewing the concepts taught in Lesson Book 1A, then introduces new concepts such as incomplete measures, tempo markings, eighth notes and rests, using the damper pedal, half steps and whole steps. It also introduces the major scale through the concept of tetrachords. Songs Include: Brother John * Carol in G Major * The Carousel * The Clown * Concert Time * A Cowboy's Song * The Cuckoo * French Lullaby * Good King Wenceslas * Good Morning to You! * Good Sounds * Grandpa's Clock * The Greatest Show on Earth! * G's in the "BAG" * Hail to Thee, America! * Harp Song * Happy Birthday to You! * Indians * Join the Fun * The Magic Man * Money Can't Buy Everything * Music Box Rock * Oom-Pa-Pa! * Ping Pong * The Planets * The Rainbow * Sonatina * Step Right Up! * Waltz Time * When Our Band Goes Marching By! * When the Saints Go Marching In * The Whirlwind * The Windmill * Yankee Doodle
Alfred's Basic Piano Library Theory Books contain enjoyable games and quizzes that reinforce the principles presented in the Lesson Books. Students can increase their musical understanding while they are away from the keyboard. The Theory Books are designed to coordinate page-by-page with the Lesson Books.
This series introduces chords more quickly than in the regular Alfred's Basic Piano Library. It is perfect for students age 10 and up whose hands are strong enough to play 3-note chords. By combining intervallic reading with chord playing, students are able to enjoy playing fuller and more interesting songs and melodies. This course is most effective when used under the direction of a piano teacher or experienced musician.
This easy step-by-step method emphasizes correct playing habits and note reading through interval recognition. Level 6 concepts include: a review of major and minor triads; diminished and augmented triads; the diminished seventh chord; a special style of pedaling; the key of F sharp Minor; the E Major scale; the key of C sharp minor; the A flat Major scale; thirty-second notes; and dotted sixteenth notes. This book also contains an important daily scale routine and a dictionary of musical terms. For reinforcement of each principle as it is introduced, supplementary material is carefully coordinated, page for page, at each level of instruction. Correlated supplemental books for Level 6 include: Ear Training * Recital * Theory and Top Hits! Solo. Songs include: Ay-Ay-Ay * Shenandoah * Barcarolle (Morovsky) * Blue Rondo * A Classy Rag * Deep River * Dry Bones * Fascination (Marchetti) * Festive Dance * Fur Elise (Beethoven) * Hungarian Dance * Jazz Ostinato in C-Sharp Minor * La Folia (Theme and Variations) * Menuet, French Suite No. 6 (Bach) * Music Machine (Palmer) * Prelude in D Minor (Clementi) * Scherzo (Kabalevsky) * Solfeggio (C. P. E. Bach) * Theme from Symphony No. 6 (Tchaikovsky) * Toccata (Palmer) * Variations on "Canon in D" (Pachelbel) * Waltz Impromptu (Kullak)
The "All-in-One Course for Children" takes all of the pages from "Alfred's Basic Piano Library," Lesson Books 1A and 1B, plus selected pages from Theory, Recital and Fun Solo Books and combines them into part of a sequential five-book series. At the completion of Book 5, the student will be ready to continue into Level 3 of "Alfred's Basic Piano Library" or "Alfred's Premier Piano Course." This course is most effective when used under the direction of a piano teacher or experienced musician.
The Theory Books are coordinated page-by-page with the Lesson Books, and reinforce the concepts through theory games and drills that are fun to complete.
The Fun Books provide additional recital pieces designed for students who require more solo material and are especially useful when two students are from the same family (Recital Book for one, Fun Book for the other).

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