Alfred's Basic Adult Piano Course: Lesson Book, Level One by Willard A. Palmer

By Willard A. Palmer

Even if this sequence of books will not substitute a skilled instructor, when you have a hankering to ultimately have the capacity to play that piano (or keyboard) that is been putting round your home without end, this sequence will do the trick. you will not finish up enjoying whatever that threatens the location of the good piano maestros of our day, yet you can still choose up chords and a melody and make a tune sound such as you want it to.

This sequence depends upon child steps to educate you a key, or a strategy, or a suite of chords. You play a few easy routines, then a music or that emphasizes what you have simply realized within the workouts. now and then you achieve a degree the place you are prepared to tackle a small track booklet. i like to recommend that you just get the tune books too and play via them at any time when you succeed in a type of degrees.

If you actually need to benefit to play the piano, ensure you can allot a minimum of a part hour an afternoon to perform, and an hour is healthier. At that cost in a truly few weeks time you'll provoke friends and family, and perhaps play the song for making a song carols at a Christmas social gathering. :-) remark | Permalink

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I "' ~ 47 ~;èé; THE GIFT Ta BE SIMPLE COMBINING ~))))" MIDDLE C POSITION & C POSITION You are ncw ready to play music that involves more than one position. This piece begins with the hands in MIDDLE C POSITION. Atter the tirst tuil measure is played, the LH moves to C POSITION to play chords. Change positions as indicated in the music. This beautitul aid Shaker melody was used by the tamous American composer, Aaron Copland, in his well-known symphonic composition, Appalachian Spring. Moderately slow F Move LH to C POSITION!

L" D" C" al Fine 58 .. Measuring 7ths & Octaves When you skip 5 white keys, the interval is a 7th. When you skip 6 white keys, the interval is an OCTAVE. î 7ths are written line-line or space-space. ~ I~ E ~ aCTAVES are written line-space or space-line. ~ ~ ~ I~ ~ Say the names of these intervals as you play! aCTAVE 7th 6th I aCT AVE: 7th 6th 5th I 5 -& I 5th 4th I I~. 4';:; ~ 4th LH MELODIC INTERVALS 2nd 3rd ~ 4 ~ 6th aCTAVE 7th I ~ 5 aCTAVE I ~~ 5 I. 59 CAFÉ V IENN A ~)))) Play hands separately at first, then together.

1 I I Also play HARP SONG in the following ways: 1. Play the third and fourth measures of each line one octave higher than written. 2. Play the first and second measures of each line one octave lower than written. -=~~ I 38 (~) tor Left Hand Introducing ol. TO FIND E: Place the LH in G POSITION. Reach tinger 1 one white key to the right! ~ Play slowly. Say the note names as you play. ~ ~ ~ ~ 5 3 1 I ~ f ~ 2 1 5 Move 1 to D I ~ ~ ~ 5 3 1 Move 1 to E I ~ f ~ 2 1 5 ,11 A N ew Position of the C Major Chord You have al ready played the C MAJOR CHORD with C as the lowest note: C EG.

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