Alfred's Basic Adult Piano Course
is designed for the adult beginner who wishes to quickly learn to play the piano. It is also for adults who prefer a chord approach. It teaches chords for both hands so that the student can play more than single note melodies. Included are familiar songs such as The Entertainer
, Scarborough Fair
, and Amazing Grace
. Students begin playing from the staff almost immediately with the Level One book, starting in C Major position and progressing to G and middle C positions. They are given the opportunity to expand their range beyond a fifth as they learn sixths, sevenths and octaves. Scales and chords are taught systematically as the keys of C, G, and F Major and C and D Minor are introduced. The student is encouraged to use the accompanying compact discs or General MIDI disks. Playing along with these recordings is not only enjoyable, but is invaluable for reinforcing musical concepts such as rhythm, dynamics and phrasing.