Alfred's Basic Adult Piano Course - Lesson Book 1

Alfred's Basic Adult Piano Course - Lesson Book 1

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Alfred’s Basic Adults Piano Course Book 1 is a tutor book specifically designed for adult beginners, which gets you playing fun exciting tunes, whilst developing your theory and musicianship, right from the beginning.

Learn piano right from the beginning - for adults

Book 1 in Alfred’s Basic Piano Course starts off with explanations of piano playing basics, explained at adult level with clear diagrams: ‘How to Sit at the Piano’, hand positions, how the piano makes a sound, naming piano keys, numbering fingers. You then start playing really easy pieces from different genres, including traditional, jazz, classical, film songs, carols, classical, which get progressively harder throughout the book, all with clear, quite large-print music. Familiar songs you will find in Alfred’s Basic Adults Piano Course Book 1 include ‘Amazing Grace’, ‘At Last’, ‘Singin’ in the Rain’, ‘The Entertainer’, and ‘Ode to Joy’.

Comprehensive theory and musicianship development

As you learn these exciting pieces,  you are gradually taught basic theory and musicianship skills: note values, time signatures, key signatures, dynamics, block chords, broken chords, articulation, intervals, pedalling, other musical notations, flats and sharps, triads, chord progression, the blues, and different scales. Throughout Alfred’s Basic Adults Piano Course, there is a strong emphasis on familiarising yourself with chords and chord progressions used in the pieces, so you understand how they are put together and used in music. When you have worked your way through Book 1 there is a certificate of promotion to the next book!

Contents (pieces, A-Z)

  • A Friend Like You
  • Alouette - French Folk Song
  • Alpine Melody
  • Amazing Grace - J. Carrell, D. Clayton, J. Newton (arr. P, M, L)
  • At Last - H. Warren
  • Au Claire de la Lune
  • Aura Lee
  • Beautiful Brown Eyes
  • Blow the Man Down!
  • Brother John
  • Café Vienna
  • Chattanooga Choo Choo - H. Warren
  • Chiapanecas
  • Cockles and Mussels
  • Go Down, Moses
  • Good King Wenceslas
  • Good Morning to You
  • Got Those Blues!
  • Greensleeves
  • Happy Birthday to You!
  • Harp Song
  • Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas - R. Blane, H. Martin
  • He’s Got the Whole Wide World in His Hands - Spiritual
  • Here’s a Happy Song!
  • Jericho
  • Jingle Bells
  • Joy to the World!
  • Kum-Ba-Yah!
  • Largo (The New World) - A. Dvořák
  • Laura - D. Raskin
  • Lavender’s Blue
  • Left Hand Warm-Up
  • Little Brown Jug - American Folk Song
  • London Bridge
  • Lone Star Waltz
  • Love Somebody!
  • Mary Ann - Calypso Tune
  • Merrily We Roll Along
  • Mexican Hat Dance
  • Michael, Row the Boat Ashore
  • Money Can’t Buy Everything
  • My Fifth
  • Ode to Joy
  • On Top of Old Smoky
  • Over the Rainbow - H. Arlen
  • Raisins and Almonds - Folk Song
  • Right Hand Warm-Up
  • Rock Along
  • Rock it Away!
  • Rockets
  • Rockin’ Intervals
  • Scarborough Fair
  • Singin’ in the Rain - N. Herb Brown
  • Sole Mio - E. di Capua
  • Standing in the Need of Prayer
  • The Ballad of Gilligan’s Isle - S. Schwartz, G. Wyle
  • The Can-Can - J. Offenbach
  • The Cuckoo
  • The Donkey
  • The Entertainer - S. Joplin
  • The Gift to be Simple - Folk Melody
  • The Marines’ Hymn
  • Thumbs on C!
  • Tisket, a Tasket
  • Waltz Time
  • What Can I Share?
  • When the Saints Go Marching in
  • Why am I Blue?

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FREE for orders over £300, otherwise £3.49 (orders up to £74) - £11.99 (orders £74+) 
Usually Delivered within 2-3 Days (from dispatch). Usually Royal Mail 48. For delivery before Christmas please order by 18th December 4:00pm - note this is not a guaranteed delivery service. Please note: delivery timeframes may be longer than advertised as the Royal Mail delivery services are taking longer than usual due to COVID-19.

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Alfred’s Basic Adults Piano Course Book 1 is a tutor book specifically designed for adult beginners, which gets you playing fun exciting tunes, whilst developing your theory and musicianship, right from the beginning.

Learn piano right from the beginning - for adults

Book 1 in Alfred’s Basic Piano Course starts off with explanations of piano playing basics, explained at adult level with clear diagrams: ‘How to Sit at the Piano’, hand positions, how the piano makes a sound, naming piano keys, numbering fingers. You then start playing really easy pieces from different genres, including traditional, jazz, classical, film songs, carols, classical, which get progressively harder throughout the book, all with clear, quite large-print music. Familiar songs you will find in Alfred’s Basic Adults Piano Course Book 1 include ‘Amazing Grace’, ‘At Last’, ‘Singin’ in the Rain’, ‘The Entertainer’, and ‘Ode to Joy’.

Comprehensive theory and musicianship development

As you learn these exciting pieces,  you are gradually taught basic theory and musicianship skills: note values, time signatures, key signatures, dynamics, block chords, broken chords, articulation, intervals, pedalling, other musical notations, flats and sharps, triads, chord progression, the blues, and different scales. Throughout Alfred’s Basic Adults Piano Course, there is a strong emphasis on familiarising yourself with chords and chord progressions used in the pieces, so you understand how they are put together and used in music. When you have worked your way through Book 1 there is a certificate of promotion to the next book!

Contents (pieces, A-Z)

  • A Friend Like You
  • Alouette - French Folk Song
  • Alpine Melody
  • Amazing Grace - J. Carrell, D. Clayton, J. Newton (arr. P, M, L)
  • At Last - H. Warren
  • Au Claire de la Lune
  • Aura Lee
  • Beautiful Brown Eyes
  • Blow the Man Down!
  • Brother John
  • Café Vienna
  • Chattanooga Choo Choo - H. Warren
  • Chiapanecas
  • Cockles and Mussels
  • Go Down, Moses
  • Good King Wenceslas
  • Good Morning to You
  • Got Those Blues!
  • Greensleeves
  • Happy Birthday to You!
  • Harp Song
  • Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas - R. Blane, H. Martin
  • He’s Got the Whole Wide World in His Hands - Spiritual
  • Here’s a Happy Song!
  • Jericho
  • Jingle Bells
  • Joy to the World!
  • Kum-Ba-Yah!
  • Largo (The New World) - A. Dvořák
  • Laura - D. Raskin
  • Lavender’s Blue
  • Left Hand Warm-Up
  • Little Brown Jug - American Folk Song
  • London Bridge
  • Lone Star Waltz
  • Love Somebody!
  • Mary Ann - Calypso Tune
  • Merrily We Roll Along
  • Mexican Hat Dance
  • Michael, Row the Boat Ashore
  • Money Can’t Buy Everything
  • My Fifth
  • Ode to Joy
  • On Top of Old Smoky
  • Over the Rainbow - H. Arlen
  • Raisins and Almonds - Folk Song
  • Right Hand Warm-Up
  • Rock Along
  • Rock it Away!
  • Rockets
  • Rockin’ Intervals
  • Scarborough Fair
  • Singin’ in the Rain - N. Herb Brown
  • Sole Mio - E. di Capua
  • Standing in the Need of Prayer
  • The Ballad of Gilligan’s Isle - S. Schwartz, G. Wyle
  • The Can-Can - J. Offenbach
  • The Cuckoo
  • The Donkey
  • The Entertainer - S. Joplin
  • The Gift to be Simple - Folk Melody
  • The Marines’ Hymn
  • Thumbs on C!
  • Tisket, a Tasket
  • Waltz Time
  • What Can I Share?
  • When the Saints Go Marching in
  • Why am I Blue?

Click Here to Read More...

Delivery Information

UK delivery is FREE on all orders over £300, either online or from our high-street shop! Please see our UK (mainland) delivery options below:


Standard
(usually 2-3 days)
FREE for orders over £300, otherwise £3.49 (orders up to £74) - £11.99 (orders £74+) 
Usually Delivered within 2-3 Days (from dispatch). Usually Royal Mail 48. For delivery before Christmas please order by 18th December 4:00pm - note this is not a guaranteed delivery service. Please note: delivery timeframes may be longer than advertised as the Royal Mail delivery services are taking longer than usual due to COVID-19.

In the Channel Islands? See our Channel Islands Delivery options

In the EU? See our European Delivery options

 

Easy 30 Day Returns

Occasionally you may need to return items – please return your item(s) within 30 days to one of our stores or via post for an exchange or refund. Different rules apply for business-to-business orders. Read our full returns policy here



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Alfred’s Basic Adults Piano Course Book 1 is a tutor book specifically designed for adult beginners, which gets you playing fun exciting tunes, whilst developing your theory and musicianship, right from the beginning.

Learn piano right from the beginning - for adults

Book 1 in Alfred’s Basic Piano Course starts off with explanations of piano playing basics, explained at adult level with clear diagrams: ‘How to Sit at the Piano’, hand positions, how the piano makes a sound, naming piano keys, numbering fingers. You then start playing really easy pieces from different genres, including traditional, jazz, classical, film songs, carols, classical, which get progressively harder throughout the book, all with clear, quite large-print music. Familiar songs you will find in Alfred’s Basic Adults Piano Course Book 1 include ‘Amazing Grace’, ‘At Last’, ‘Singin’ in the Rain’, ‘The Entertainer’, and ‘Ode to Joy’.

Comprehensive theory and musicianship development

As you learn these exciting pieces,  you are gradually taught basic theory and musicianship skills: note values, time signatures, key signatures, dynamics, block chords, broken chords, articulation, intervals, pedalling, other musical notations, flats and sharps, triads, chord progression, the blues, and different scales. Throughout Alfred’s Basic Adults Piano Course, there is a strong emphasis on familiarising yourself with chords and chord progressions used in the pieces, so you understand how they are put together and used in music. When you have worked your way through Book 1 there is a certificate of promotion to the next book!

Contents (pieces, A-Z)

  • A Friend Like You
  • Alouette - French Folk Song
  • Alpine Melody
  • Amazing Grace - J. Carrell, D. Clayton, J. Newton (arr. P, M, L)
  • At Last - H. Warren
  • Au Claire de la Lune
  • Aura Lee
  • Beautiful Brown Eyes
  • Blow the Man Down!
  • Brother John
  • Café Vienna
  • Chattanooga Choo Choo - H. Warren
  • Chiapanecas
  • Cockles and Mussels
  • Go Down, Moses
  • Good King Wenceslas
  • Good Morning to You
  • Got Those Blues!
  • Greensleeves
  • Happy Birthday to You!
  • Harp Song
  • Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas - R. Blane, H. Martin
  • He’s Got the Whole Wide World in His Hands - Spiritual
  • Here’s a Happy Song!
  • Jericho
  • Jingle Bells
  • Joy to the World!
  • Kum-Ba-Yah!
  • Largo (The New World) - A. Dvořák
  • Laura - D. Raskin
  • Lavender’s Blue
  • Left Hand Warm-Up
  • Little Brown Jug - American Folk Song
  • London Bridge
  • Lone Star Waltz
  • Love Somebody!
  • Mary Ann - Calypso Tune
  • Merrily We Roll Along
  • Mexican Hat Dance
  • Michael, Row the Boat Ashore
  • Money Can’t Buy Everything
  • My Fifth
  • Ode to Joy
  • On Top of Old Smoky
  • Over the Rainbow - H. Arlen
  • Raisins and Almonds - Folk Song
  • Right Hand Warm-Up
  • Rock Along
  • Rock it Away!
  • Rockets
  • Rockin’ Intervals
  • Scarborough Fair
  • Singin’ in the Rain - N. Herb Brown
  • Sole Mio - E. di Capua
  • Standing in the Need of Prayer
  • The Ballad of Gilligan’s Isle - S. Schwartz, G. Wyle
  • The Can-Can - J. Offenbach
  • The Cuckoo
  • The Donkey
  • The Entertainer - S. Joplin
  • The Gift to be Simple - Folk Melody
  • The Marines’ Hymn
  • Thumbs on C!
  • Tisket, a Tasket
  • Waltz Time
  • What Can I Share?
  • When the Saints Go Marching in
  • Why am I Blue?