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#490249 - 07/22/01 09:57 PM after 1 year
da Offline
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Registered: 07/22/01
Posts: 5
Has anybody started lessons on Alfred Adult
Basic Piano Course. If so after one year where are you now? I want to learn classical. After these books where would I go next?

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#490250 - 07/23/01 04:22 AM Re: after 1 year
sj@@k Offline
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Registered: 05/27/01
Posts: 30
Loc: holland
hi,

i play the piano one year now and i'm in book two.

sj@@k

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#490251 - 07/23/01 09:35 AM Re: after 1 year
Mike Pappadakis Offline
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Registered: 05/29/01
Posts: 207
Loc: Doylestown, PA
da,

I started out on Alfred's Adult Basic Piano Course on my own two years ago. I wanted to take lessons then, but couldn't afford it at that time, so I taught myself for one year using these books. I completed books 1 and 2 before starting lessons a little over a year ago. My teacher does not use lesson books, so I don't use Alfred anymore, except for sight reading exercises. As for learning classical music, my suggestions would be to look at the Master Composer Library series by Neil A. Kjos Company (www.kjos.com) as well as Alfred's Masterworks Series (www.alfred.com). Bastien and Faber & Faber are others that you might want to look at.

Hope this helps.

Regards,
Mike

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#490252 - 07/23/01 09:52 AM Re: after 1 year
Rachelle Offline
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Registered: 07/18/01
Posts: 38
Loc: singapore
Hi da, after playing for one year, you can make selections on playing simple classical pieces, as they range from simple ones to the diffcult ones, maybe you can try this book which i find it good for starters " Everybody's favourite series No3 piano pieces for children". It contains many different composers and is progressively graded. What is so special is that it contains many popular pieces that everyone knows.

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#490253 - 07/23/01 09:43 PM Re: after 1 year
LadyElton Offline
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Registered: 05/25/01
Posts: 521
Loc: Southeastern Pennsylvania
I started lessons a little over a year ago using Alfed's Basic Adult. I'm near the end of book one. ("O Sole Mio" for those of you familiar with that one - song and/or book :)) We took close to month off Alfred's while I worked on my recital piece. I'm now getting back into it, which is little bit of a challenge. I need to refresh myself with the song and book. (Everytime I play "O Sole Mio", I keep thinking of Elvis' "It's Now Or Never" :p )

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#490254 - 07/31/01 09:59 PM Re: after 1 year
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Registered: 07/31/01
Posts: 276
Loc: Cape Cod, MA, USA
Ive been using those books since november and I'm in the middle of lesson book 2. I would be furthur, but I'm paying more attention to major classical works. I just basically use alfreds for sight reading.
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Glenn Gould in regards to music:

The problem begins when one forgets the artificiality of it all, when one neglects to pay homage to those designations that to our minds-to our reflect senses, perhaps-make of music an analyzable commodity. The trouble begins when we start to become so impressed by the strategies of ours systematized thought that we forget that it does relate to an obverse, that it is hewn from negation, that it is but a very small security against the void of negation which surrounds it.

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