Alfred Piano Lesson Book: Level 1A with CD
Whether you choose to teach your children or take them to lessons, you'll want Alfred books. I like these piano books better than any others, as they are so easy to use and provide such a wonderful foundation of music studies. Children are naturally drawn to the colorful and whimsical illustrations and happy melodies. I found these books delightful to teach my children from (and learn along with them!). My children really enjoy them! This is what my children learned on, and it is a fabulous program! Voted #1 by homeschoolers!
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This easy step-by-step method emphasizes correct playing habits and note reading through interval recognition. Lesson Book Level 1A begins by teaching basic keyboard topography and fluent recognition of white key names in relation to black keys. It focuses on simple rhythms and prepares students for intervallic reading with entertaining songs that focus on "same," "stepping up" and "stepping down." It then introduces lines and space notes in treble and bass clefs, melodic and harmonic intervals of 2nds, 3rds, 4ths and 5ths, and graduates to reading on the grand staff. It also introduces the flat and sharp signs.
Comes with CD: For both listening and playing along, these orchestral accompaniments add a new dimension to the student's practice and performance enjoyment and also an invaluable tool for teaching rhythms and tempos. Each song is presented once at practice speed and once at performance speed.
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