Anyone know what level the Alfred Adult books 1, 2 and 3 map to approximately in the ABRSM grade or MTAC merit levels?
bolt, I guess since no one responds to this question, I’ll give my two cents.
In the back of the Alfred’s Basic Adult Piano Course, there’s a diagram. Use the forward arrow, click all the way to see the back cover.http://www.amazon.com/Alfreds-Basic-Adul...ader_0882846167
The Diagram looks something like this:
Young Beginner Prep Course Level A B C D E F, then an arrow connects it to Basic Level 3.
Beginner Alfred’s Basic Level 1A 1B 2 3 4 5 6 (I guess this is the main, graded course).
Beginner All-In-One Course Book 1 2 3 4 5 then the arrow connects it to Basic Level 3.
Beginner All-In-One Sacred Course Book 1 2 3 4 5 then the arrow connects it to Basic Level 3.
Beginner Group Piano Course Book 1 2 3 4 then leads you to Basic Level 2.
Later Beginner Alfred’s Basic Complete Level 1, Complete Level 2/3 then leads to Basic Level 4.
Later Beginner Chord Approach Level 1 & 2, then leads to Basic Level 3.
Then a line
Under this line there are:
Later Beginner Adult Piano Course Level 1, Level 2, Level 3
Later Beginner All-In-One Adult Piano Course Level 1, Level 2, Level 3
There aren’t any arrows connecting these to the Alfred Basic levels.
My guess is, the Alfred Adult Piano courses are separated by this line and aren't connected to any of the Basic levels. They aren’t designed to prepare students for any of the graded exams but rather for casual self enjoyment. My suspicion started months ago when I looked at this diagram and tried to connect it to the Basic Levels… but couldn’t.
I'm not an expert. I also think you'd get more help posting this question over in the Teacher Forum. Still, I believe, the Adult series weren't intended for certification purposes, serious exam takers pianists. I've been wrong, I maybe wrong again here but that's how I really see it.