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#1509376 - 09/05/10 11:17 AM Re: Alfred's Basic and ALL in One Adult Piano Course Book #1 [Re: mom3gram]
corise Offline
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If I choose the yellow book, can I still get help from this thread and the other 2 threads ? Because it only have 1 grade and the all in one have 3 grades.


P.s does the all in one go into detail too?


Edited by corise (09/05/10 11:19 AM)

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#1509378 - 09/05/10 11:21 AM Re: Alfred's Basic and ALL in One Adult Piano Course Book #1 [Re: Mark...]
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somewhere on this thread is probably a post detailing the differences between the basic and the all in one books - is there anyway to find that post without reading all 138 pages?
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#1509496 - 09/05/10 03:04 PM Re: Alfred's Basic and ALL in One Adult Piano Course Book #1 [Re: Mark...]
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Alfred Basic Adult Piano Course - has lessons and pieces to play, but you must buy a separate theory book. Levels 1,2, and 3.

Alfred Basic Adult Piano Course All-In-One - same lessons and pieces as above with the exception of maybe two or three different pieces, includes theory and exercises. Levels 1,2 and 3. (Has spiral binding with is nice because it lays flat)

Alfred Self-Teaching Piano Course - same lessons and pieces but with more explanation and study hints for each piece. Has some bonus pieces at the end of book. No spiral binding.

You can post here with any of the above, as MOST of the pieces are exactly the same.
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#1509517 - 09/05/10 03:45 PM Re: Alfred's Basic and ALL in One Adult Piano Course Book #1 [Re: mom3gram]
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I think I'll buy the all in one, in case I don't understand the concept of something on the book ,I can rely on this thread for help, yes?


Edited by corise (09/05/10 03:50 PM)

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#1509585 - 09/05/10 05:51 PM Re: Alfred's Basic and ALL in One Adult Piano Course Book #1 [Re: Mark...]
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Yes! There is always someone on this thread that can help.
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#1509589 - 09/05/10 05:57 PM Re: Alfred's Basic and ALL in One Adult Piano Course Book #1 [Re: mom3gram]
corise Offline
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then I'll relearn how to play the piano ASAP!

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#1510597 - 09/07/10 04:37 AM Re: Alfred's Basic and ALL in One Adult Piano Course Book #1 [Re: Mark...]
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Hi,

This is my first post in this nice thread.

I am 47 years old and started the Alfred AIO 1 about one month ago. I am portuguese but I am leaving in Lobito, Angola (Africa). I do not have teacher.

I am playing in a Roland FP-7 DP.

In Alfred AIO 1, I am at "Merrily We Roll Along" in page 35. Things are going slow.
I have also the "Alfred Teach Yourself to Play Piano" with DVD.

In adition I use 2 free piano sites:

additional play (I am in "Bridal March" - learning to count 8ths)
http://www.gmajormusictheory.org/Freebies/freebies.html

as reference
http://www.piano-play-it.com/

Regards to all
Pedro




Edited by fliper (09/07/10 04:39 AM)
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#1510992 - 09/07/10 06:19 PM Re: Alfred's Basic and ALL in One Adult Piano Course Book #1 [Re: Mark...]
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I'm back after a month's absence. I managed to attend the 21st annual Appalachian Stringband Festival for the entire first week in August. Then the 75th Galax Old Fiddlers Convention the second week in August. Then classes started back at the local community college. I have been quite busy but I am still working through my piano book. I have been mainly focusing on the "greatest hits" book since I put those pieces on youtube I want to get each one down before I move further in the main book. I have got It's a Small World down and will likely be uploading it this weekend. I'm making good progress on Tomorrow.
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#1512864 - 09/10/10 01:38 PM Re: Alfred's Basic and ALL in One Adult Piano Course Book #1 [Re: Mark...]
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Hello all. I bought a piano and found this forum about two years ago. Played around a little with book 1 on my own. Finally got serious and started taking lessons a little over a month ago and now i'm hooked. I practice pretty much every day and am now on page 107 of the all in one book. Got hung up on Blow the Man Down for some reason but finally got past that. My 6-year-old son started taking lessons too so we help keep each other motivated. Look forward to taking part in the conversation around here. smile
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#1513215 - 09/11/10 02:34 AM Re: Alfred's Basic and ALL in One Adult Piano Course Book #1 [Re: Mark...]
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Hello Celena,

Welcome to this thread.

I am reading all thread from the begining. Blow the Man Down (also called BTMD) is a piece that almost everybody hung up. From my understanding of reading (not my experiance - I am in page 35)it is the first piece that you have to use LH and RH independentelly.

Congratulations in passing BTMD. You have learned important skill to other later pieces. Good luck and keep us informed about your progression and comments that can help us.

________________________________________________________________


I am training G7 cord for RH to start Mary Ann (page 36).

I am slow but I am trying to learn counting and dynamics. Counting is more or less ok (eights only at 60 BPM), but I speed a little in the "easy parts".

I am in trouble to have different dynamics in LH e RH, as required in Merrily we roll along and Largo (page 35)
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#1513389 - 09/11/10 02:05 PM Re: Alfred's Basic and ALL in One Adult Piano Course Book #1 [Re: fliper]
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Finally found the time. It's a Small World from the Greatest Hits book is on my youtube page.
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#1514102 - 09/13/10 02:28 AM Re: Alfred's Basic and ALL in One Adult Piano Course Book #1 [Re: Mark...]
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Banjoman -> I liked your It´s a Small World. Thanks for sharing.

I am at "Mary Ann" (page 37)
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#1514637 - 09/13/10 11:02 PM Re: Alfred's Basic and ALL in One Adult Piano Course Book #1 [Re: fliper]
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Well that makes me feel a little better. That piece really gave me fits. I can't even count how many hours I ended up practicing it a measure at a time to finally get it. Now it's actually very easy to play. I'll have to spend some time going back through this thread now.

Working on learning the theory behind chords. I wrote a little tune of my own. Didn't plan on it ... it just came out one day when I was playing around with my new electric piano. Got the RH part down on paper then tried to add a LH part to it and struggled. Decided I needed to put it aside for a bit and go back to the Alfred's book and wouldn't you know I am right where they really start getting into how chords are built. Convenient for me.

Happy practicing!
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#1515138 - 09/14/10 05:17 PM Re: Alfred's Basic and ALL in One Adult Piano Course Book #1 [Re: Celena]
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Originally Posted By: Celena

Working on learning the theory behind chords. I wrote a little tune of my own.

Very nice. I wish I was capable to do that.

My advise to you is to read this thread from the begining. You will find other people with same problems and their advises. I printed it in a PDF file to read it off-line.
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#1518264 - 09/19/10 03:23 AM Re: Alfred's Basic and ALL in One Adult Piano Course Book #1 [Re: Mark...]
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Mary Ann was more difficult than I expect. My left hand did not want to play the chords at same time as right hand smile I am now in "Rockets" (page 40).

I am also training eigths to play "Bridal March" from Gil DeBennedetti page, using the page
http://www.piano-play-it.com/eighth-note.html

I am playing "The Four Seasons (spring)" from that page.

Instead metronome I use the "Session Partner accompaniment" (only with battery) that is more fun that just a "click", as was suggested here.
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#1521838 - 09/24/10 01:06 PM Re: Alfred's Basic and ALL in One Adult Piano Course Book #1 [Re: Mark...]
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Hi Mark & fellow bloggers

It looks like Alfred's has made a change in their All-in-One Book 1 version for adults.

I was browsing at a local music store last week, & there I saw the book 1 in a new binding. Curious, I looked between the covers & saw, much to my surprise that Alfred's has, what appears to be a new edition of book 1! It appears still to have the same learning material as before, but book 1 no longer ends with Amazing Grace, as did mine. The new Alfred's book has added ~7 new pieces of music after Amazing Grace.

For some strange, illogical reason I feel cheated(?). The new book 1 is at the same price that I paid for mine 18 months ago, also, some of the new pieces I would have enjoyed learning to play. Unfortunately I don't anyone who has bought the new book 1 & copyright laws prevent the store from copying the new music for me. Rats. I've checked books 2 & 3 All-in-one & they have not been revised, yet. With my luck Alfred's will make changes to bk.2 just as I finish it next spring.

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#1522330 - 09/25/10 10:38 AM Re: Alfred's Basic and ALL in One Adult Piano Course Book #1 [Re: Mark...]
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What are the names of the new pieces?

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#1522512 - 09/25/10 04:34 PM Re: Alfred's Basic and ALL in One Adult Piano Course Book #1 [Re: Mark...]
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Is the Alfred Self Teaching Adult Piano Course, discussed in page 137? (yellow cover)
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#1525194 - 09/29/10 06:25 PM Re: Alfred's Basic and ALL in One Adult Piano Course Book #1 [Re: Mark...]
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Hi All,

Sorry to be so tardy in responding you, starbug & fliper; I wasn't able to go back to the music store before today. I'm not sure, fliper, if it is the same book you were discussing on page 137 of this blog, since I couldn't find that one at the store.

starbug, here are the names of the 7 "bonus" pieces, as Alfred's calls them for bk. 1:

- Over the Rainbow
- At Last
- Singin' in the Rain
- Laura
- Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
- The Ballad of Gilligan's Isle
- Chattanooga Choo Choo

The Alfred's Basic Adult Book 1, which includes a CD AND the Alfred's Adult All-in-One Book 1, which DOES NOT include a CD, contain these pieces. On the back covers of all of the Alfred adult piano books it states; "*Special Bonus! Level one now includes great arrangement of...." with titles of the pieces.

The old Alfred's basic book 1 ended at page 96; the new version goes to page 112. The old version of Alfred's all-in-one book 1 ended at page 143; the new version goes to page 159. Prices for both books, in my area haven't changed.

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#1525234 - 09/29/10 07:55 PM Re: Alfred's Basic and ALL in One Adult Piano Course Book #1 [Re: Mark...]
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Cool, sounds like some good additions to the newest version. I guess we will hear more people talking about them on this thread as the years go by smile

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#1525370 - 09/30/10 02:28 AM Re: Alfred's Basic and ALL in One Adult Piano Course Book #1 [Re: Mark...]
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Thanks 2picky4most. Did they say anything about "upgrade version for the owners of old book"? wink
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#1525464 - 09/30/10 08:20 AM Re: Alfred's Basic and ALL in One Adult Piano Course Book #1 [Re: Mark...]
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Well, after a long summer and some practice here I am learning The entertainer.
Going hands together slowly is coming, just a small issue with the last 3/4 measures where I am not synchronized, right hand/left hand.

But it should be over for next week! Book1 is arriving at its end!

We will see if my teacher likes book 2 or what does she think...



Edited by GustavoF (09/30/10 08:21 AM)
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#1525552 - 09/30/10 11:22 AM Re: Alfred's Basic and ALL in One Adult Piano Course Book #1 [Re: fliper]
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fliper, I wish.

I checked on the Alfred web site and there is nothing listed about "upgrades" for those of us who bought the older versions. I checked to see if Alfred's sold sheet music separately for the new songs. They do for some of them, and prices are ~ $4.00US.

Well, back to La Bamba.... It would be lovely I could make my fingers dance over the keys the way the song dances through in my mind.

I know, practice, practice and patience.

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#1525572 - 09/30/10 11:51 AM Re: Alfred's Basic and ALL in One Adult Piano Course Book #1 [Re: Mark...]
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Well I haven't been active here in a few months, but for me I've just got into the beginning of book 2. I had a month and a half in which I got in around 3-5 hours a day and got through book 1 in around 2 months (give or take a week or 2), and I'm now up to La Bamba in book 2 (same as 2p4m).

I've kind of moved on though because I can play it full speed but I keep making the odd mistake just because I'm not perfect at the jumps without looking at the keys. So I'm working on Mexican hat dance (La Raspa and jolly good fellow were easy imo, had them both down in about half an hour each but I keep working on them) and I go back over them all from time to time.

Just thought I'd stop by here though before moving over to the book 2 thread.


Edited by Giano (09/30/10 11:52 AM)

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#1530300 - 10/07/10 02:45 PM Re: Alfred's Basic and ALL in One Adult Piano Course Book #1 [Re: Mark...]
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I have been flying through the book, till I got to page 95, now I am doing about 2 pages per week. I am currently busy with "Good People", page 117.

Is this normal or am I slow and lazy?
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#1530635 - 10/07/10 11:45 PM Re: Alfred's Basic and ALL in One Adult Piano Course Book #1 [Re: Mark...]
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Howser, it's common to move quickly through the beginning of the book and then to slow down just about where you are now. You're not slow and lazy. LOL Enjoy your journey.
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#1530692 - 10/08/10 02:36 AM Re: Alfred's Basic and ALL in One Adult Piano Course Book #1 [Re: GracieCat]
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Originally Posted By: GracieCat
Howser, it's common to move quickly through the beginning of the book and then to slow down just about where you are now. You're not slow and lazy. LOL Enjoy your journey.


Thanks CracieCat,

I am currently struggling with with fingering on Good People. Hopefully I will get used to it.
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#1530700 - 10/08/10 03:02 AM Re: Alfred's Basic and ALL in One Adult Piano Course Book #1 [Re: Mark...]
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I am at "When the Saints Go Marching In" - page 45 of Alfred AIO book.

For some, the "Alfreds-Teach-Yourself-Play-Piano book" has different versions of same pieces.
http://www.amazon.com/Alfreds-Teach-Your...mp;sr=8-1-spell

DVD is nice, has true piano sound
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#1530776 - 10/08/10 07:48 AM Re: Alfred's Basic and ALL in One Adult Piano Course Book #1 [Re: Mark...]
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Howser, "Good People" was a tough one. I dropped it and came back to it later a few times before I got it down.

fliper, I had fun playing the LH version of "Saints", but found the RH version very awkward at first. That's great that the DVD has a true piano sound. Maybe Alfred was listening to its customers. I was very disappointed in the CD that came with my book.
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#1531200 - 10/08/10 06:31 PM Re: Alfred's Basic and ALL in One Adult Piano Course Book #1 [Re: Mark...]
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yey so i have the book now.. im mastering the can can..

im having trouble with the half note part + bass . its so hard waaa..


Edited by vocalists (10/08/10 06:44 PM)
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