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Book Title: Alfred's Basic Piano Library Lesson Book Complete, Bk 1: For the Later Beginner|
The author of the book: Willard A. Palmer
ISBN 13: 9780882848174
Edition: Alfred Music
Date of issue: August 1st 1983
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 515 KB
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Reader ratings: 3.9
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I started piano with this textbook. Overall, it's a clear, well-organized, instructive textbook for beginners like me. The course starts with playing with 5 music notes on each stationary hand, then gradually introduces new notes. Music theory is briefly introduced when needed, so you won't be overloaded with tons of paper work exercises. Two hands will gradually become independently controlled. In most cases, the left hand plays chords while the right one melodies.
Exercises are the main part of the textbook. Any newly introduced technique will be followed by one or two practicing short pieces. Those pieces are pretty easy and fun to play but also helpful in developing techniques. The first level (this book) covers several basic keys (scales, most frequently used chords), 1/8 notes, pedals, staccato. Upon completion, you will get used to the keyboard and play some fun pieces, but there will be a lot more in subsequent books of the series.
The not-so-good parts about this book is lack of most basic instruction for beginners, such as how to sit, how to execute a note, how to move the wrists, and most importantly how to practice a scale! If you want to play piano properly, you will need a teacher or a better textbook. Another shortcoming of this book is too few practicing pieces. You can't master the techniques without using external sources.
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