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#1265918 - 09/10/09 02:29 PM Alfred Graduates
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I thought it might be nice to list the Alfred Grads of each book. You guys work so hard and deserve an ata boy! It's a nice little incentive to keep people going too. I'll link this thread to each of the Alfred threads. Just let me know what book you have completed and I'll add you to the list. I'm also thinking of getting someone to make Alfred sig pictures for each book.


Alfred's Basic and ALL in One Adult Piano Course Book #1 graduates:
Always Wanted to Play Piano
jrcallan
TTigg
Waltz
wj3
Undone
Mark...
Carl Mc
mamawatchman
angelas
marimorimo
Quagles
John Frank
BarbVA
IngridT
piano4
BazC
mom3gram
gintarec
2picky4most
Harpsichord
Ejay
starbug
nancymae
Emissary52
GlassLove
Doug F
basskid
sakari lindhen
Howser
Hyde
soonerma

Alfred's Basic and All in One Adult Piano Course Book #2 graduates:
TTigg
Waltz
Undone
Mark...
IrishMak
mamawatchman
OldFingers
John Frank
IngridT
piano4
Cyborg
HeirborneGroupie

Alfred's Basic and ALL in One Adult Piano Course Book #3 graduates:

OldFingers
Undone

Sigs from BazC...







TTigg reduced book two sig to fit nicely with the moyd sigs...:



Edited by Mark... (05/21/13 09:50 AM)

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#1265928 - 09/10/09 02:52 PM Re: Alfred Graduates [Re: Mark...]
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Great idea, Mark..., I look forward to finishing off Book 2 come Christmas time.
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#1265935 - 09/10/09 03:00 PM Re: Alfred Graduates [Re: MiM]
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Originally Posted By: Music_in_Me
Great idea, Mark..., I look forward to finishing off Book 2 come Christmas time.


Would you like to be on the book 1 grad list?

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#1265942 - 09/10/09 03:27 PM Re: Alfred Graduates [Re: Mark...]
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Well I graduated that back in 1997! Does that count?
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#1265958 - 09/10/09 04:01 PM Re: Alfred Graduates [Re: MiM]
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I'm an Alfred's drop out.
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#1265961 - 09/10/09 04:09 PM Re: Alfred Graduates [Re: Plowboy]
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When I started playing music...(1962).....I do not know for sure..... I think we did'nt have the Alfreds.......


Edited by Johan B (09/10/09 04:09 PM)
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#1265974 - 09/10/09 04:39 PM Re: Alfred Graduates [Re: Johan B]
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Book One Graduate here. (Do I have to give you my recording of Amazing Grace as some sort of comp exam?)

I had hoped to be a book two grad this year, but it ain't happenin'. Maybe some time in the spring.
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#1265992 - 09/10/09 05:16 PM Re: Alfred Graduates [Re: MiM]
Mark... Offline
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Originally Posted By: Music_in_Me
Well I graduated that back in 1997! Does that count?


If you want, but 12 years is a long time to be in book 2... laugh

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#1265993 - 09/10/09 05:17 PM Re: Alfred Graduates [Re: Always Wanted to Play Piano]
Mark... Offline
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Originally Posted By: Always Wanted to Play Piano
Book One Graduate here. (Do I have to give you my recording of Amazing Grace as some sort of comp exam?)

I had hoped to be a book two grad this year, but it ain't happenin'. Maybe some time in the spring.


Nope...its the honor system... laugh

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#1266012 - 09/10/09 05:49 PM Re: Alfred Graduates [Re: Mark...]
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jrcallan - halfway thru Book 2! Still lovin' it.

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#1266047 - 09/10/09 06:44 PM Re: Alfred Graduates [Re: jrcallan]
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What a neat idea! Put me down for graduate of #1 & #2 please smile (currently on 3 of course)
- SC
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#1266050 - 09/10/09 06:48 PM Re: Alfred Graduates [Re: TTigg]
Mark... Offline
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Originally Posted By: TTigg
What a neat idea! Put me down for graduate of #1 & #2 please smile (currently on 3 of course)
- SC


You are on board buddy... laugh

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#1266066 - 09/10/09 07:22 PM Re: Alfred Graduates [Re: TTigg]
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Originally Posted By: TTigg
What a neat idea! Put me down for graduate of #1 & #2 please smile (currently on 3 of course)
- SC


Same for me!

I like this idea as well.
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#1266082 - 09/10/09 08:19 PM Re: Alfred Graduates [Re: Mark...]
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Originally Posted By: Mark...
Originally Posted By: TTigg
What a neat idea! Put me down for graduate of #1 & #2 please smile (currently on 3 of course)
- SC


You are on board buddy... laugh


Thanks, so you're like, going to add yourself yes? laugh
- SC


Edited by TTigg (09/10/09 08:20 PM)
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#1266084 - 09/10/09 08:32 PM Re: Alfred Graduates [Re: TTigg]
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Originally Posted By: TTigg
Originally Posted By: Mark...
Originally Posted By: TTigg
What a neat idea! Put me down for graduate of #1 & #2 please smile (currently on 3 of course)
- SC


You are on board buddy... laugh


Thanks, so you're like, going to add yourself yes? laugh
- SC

lol
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#1266168 - 09/10/09 11:08 PM Re: Alfred Graduates [Re: Waltz]
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Mark great idea. Put me down as a book one graduate. I am working my way slowly through book two now.
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#1266299 - 09/11/09 07:08 AM Re: Alfred Graduates [Re: wj3]
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You can put me down as a book 1 & 2 graduate also.

When and where will the class reunion be held?

Undone
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#1266373 - 09/11/09 10:15 AM Re: Alfred Graduates [Re: Undone]
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Put me in for Book 2. I never did Book 1. Nearly done with 3, but it will still be a while before I'm finished,
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#1266379 - 09/11/09 10:19 AM Re: Alfred Graduates [Re: Mark...]
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Posts: 1836
Loc: USA
Mark,
Good idea!
I am a Book 1 Graduate.
Thxs
Carl
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#1266485 - 09/11/09 02:06 PM Re: Alfred Graduates [Re: Strings & Wood]
MiM Offline
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Mark, why not add it to the first page of each of Alfred's threads, to make sure it's always there?
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#1266538 - 09/11/09 03:54 PM Re: Alfred Graduates [Re: MiM]
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Originally Posted By: Music_in_Me
Mark, why not add it to the first page of each of Alfred's threads, to make sure it's always there?


I have a link from the first page to this thread.

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#1266596 - 09/11/09 05:40 PM Re: Alfred Graduates [Re: Mark...]
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I've graduated from books 1 & 2, but my teacher stalled out in book 3(she just doesn't like it that much), so I may end up being a drop-out. I'm enjoying lots of other stuff, though.

Char

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#1268507 - 09/15/09 03:12 AM Re: Alfred Graduates [Re: mamawatchman]
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I'm not sure when I can officially call myself a 'graduate.' I can play Canon in D pretty well, but I skipped a number of songs in between. I am gradually going back and perfecting some past songs while moving along in book three.
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#1268556 - 09/15/09 07:47 AM Re: Alfred Graduates [Re: Serena03]
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Congratulations to all the graduates, and I know that there are more who haven't spoken up yet. I'm still plugging along, but hope to get added to that list sometime soon.
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#1269134 - 09/16/09 05:48 AM Re: Alfred Graduates [Re: mom3gram]
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Hi...part-way through book two...
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#1269235 - 09/16/09 11:09 AM Re: Alfred Graduates [Re: angelas]
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Mark, I completed Book 2 about 18 months ago and finished Book 3 late last spring. For my purposes, the two books were excellent as I can now read music for both hands, Here-to-fore I read the melody line and chords, and filled in the left hand, very poorly I might add. They also provided the vehicle by which my teacher was able to get me to play with more musicality. Amazing! I've now moved on to Lee Evans' "Easy Jazz Arrangements", and this fall I hope to convince my teacher to help me learn stride piano.

Thanks you for initiating and monitoring the Alfred's threads on the PF. It was very encouraging maintaining a dialogue with other players as we progressed through the books. I am a little saddened to not have such a group to interact with as I move on to my new interests.

Bob
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#1269431 - 09/16/09 04:47 PM Re: Alfred Graduates [Re: OldFingers]
Mark... Offline
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Originally Posted By: OldFingers
Mark, I completed Book 2 about 18 months ago and finished Book 3 late last spring. For my purposes, the two books were excellent as I can now read music for both hands, Here-to-fore I read the melody line and chords, and filled in the left hand, very poorly I might add. They also provided the vehicle by which my teacher was able to get me to play with more musicality. Amazing! I've now moved on to Lee Evans' "Easy Jazz Arrangements", and this fall I hope to convince my teacher to help me learn stride piano.

Thanks you for initiating and monitoring the Alfred's threads on the PF. It was very encouraging maintaining a dialogue with other players as we progressed through the books. I am a little saddened to not have such a group to interact with as I move on to my new interests.

Bob


You are very welcome Bob, I'm glad the Alfred threads have helped you. Maybe we should start an Alfred grad student thread...lol

I must check out Lee Evans' "Easy Jazz Arrangements" since I really love jazz piano.

I will add you to the Alfred book 2 and 3 grads...

Thanks,

Mark...

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#1269566 - 09/16/09 08:42 PM Re: Alfred Graduates [Re: Mark...]
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Mark, we should have a grad-student thread, but it would probably take us forever to agree on a curriculum. You and I seem to be the only ones interest in deviating from the "standard repertoire".

If it is the sound of jazz piano that you love, in the sense of open voicings with inverted b5 and 9th chords, then you would probably enjoy the Lee Evan's arrangements. Fortunately all the notes are written out so one doesn't have to think about jazz improvisations, at which I am quite pathetic. I am particularly impressed with his ability to make an arrangement which uses a sequence of inversions that are quite close aurally, but yet have movement to them. So far I've learned to play Early Autumn, That's All, I'm Beginning to See the Light and Manhattan, although I find the latter piece difficult because the chords and melody fall on the "and" as in "one-and-two-and-...". I had learned "That's All" well enough that I was going to try to overcome my fear of the Red Dot and post a recording, but then I went away for three weeks and now I have to re-learn it. Have we already started a post-Alfred thread based on Lee Evan's?

Thanks again for your attention to the Alfred's threads. I hope we can somehow keep in touch.

Bob
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#1269595 - 09/16/09 09:24 PM Re: Alfred Graduates [Re: OldFingers]
Mark... Offline
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Originally Posted By: OldFingers
Mark, we should have a grad-student thread, but it would probably take us forever to agree on a curriculum. You and I seem to be the only ones interest in deviating from the "standard repertoire".

If it is the sound of jazz piano that you love, in the sense of open voicings with inverted b5 and 9th chords, then you would probably enjoy the Lee Evan's arrangements. Fortunately all the notes are written out so one doesn't have to think about jazz improvisations, at which I am quite pathetic. I am particularly impressed with his ability to make an arrangement which uses a sequence of inversions that are quite close aurally, but yet have movement to them. So far I've learned to play Early Autumn, That's All, I'm Beginning to See the Light and Manhattan, although I find the latter piece difficult because the chords and melody fall on the "and" as in "one-and-two-and-...". I had learned "That's All" well enough that I was going to try to overcome my fear of the Red Dot and post a recording, but then I went away for three weeks and now I have to re-learn it. Have we already started a post-Alfred thread based on Lee Evan's?

Thanks again for your attention to the Alfred's threads. I hope we can somehow keep in touch.

Bob


Looking forward to your recording, I'm going to have to get this book. I'm doing mostly classical right now, and need to mix it up more.

I'm sure we will keep in touch...

Mark...

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#1287391 - 10/15/09 08:52 AM Re: Alfred Graduates [Re: Mark...]
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Resurrecting this thread because I just graduated from Book One about an hour ago laugh

Is the Alfred Sig Pic idea still under way?
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