Alfred Piano Lesson Book: Level 1B 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 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.
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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