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The Premier Adult Method is back and better than ever, freshly engraved in the 9 x 12 Industry Standard complete with CD, and with updated content for the 21st Century.

This all-inclusive method is designed for the older beginner or as a refresher course for those who wish to resume their passion for playing music. Thoughtfully organized to progress at a steady pace while offering simple and concise lessons, this complete course also includes a performance CD.

Editor's Note:

The Adult Piano Course Complete is intended for the adult or young adult beginner. This all-inclusive method was specifically written for those who have either played previously and simply need a refresher course to re-acquaint themselves with the piano, or for an absolute beginner who has always wanted to play, but just never had the time to dedicate to pursuing this passion. Whatever your particular situation, we have written this detailed method with you in mind. The lessons which follow are thoughtfully organized to progress at a steady pace and are designed to get the adult student playing quickly, while having fun doing so. The curriculum starts at the very beginning, so even those with no experience on the instrument will feel comfortable on the first page, but since this course progresses at an adult pace, even those with some experience will feel challenged and will not experience any undue repetition or prolonged remediation as the techniques become familiar to you, once again.

A good method should have the effect of challenging the student, but not frustrating them, with each practice session concluding with a feeling of satisfaction and enthusiastic anticipation of what lies around the corner in the next lesson. To accomplish this, this book focuses on the practical aspects of mechanics, chords, and fingering with a thorough approach, but without the use of dry discussions. These concepts and techniques are put into practice very quickly, not simply with exercises, but by playing real tunes at appropriate levels of difficulty.

Music theory and chord mechanics are presented throughout and incorporated into the main objective of the book, which simply stated, is playing music and having fun. The songs and pieces within have been carefully selected and have a cumulative effect as new concepts learned are incorporated and put into practical application.

After completing the Adult Piano Course, the student can expect a level of comfort with many popular and classical styles, and will have the ability to interpret a wide variety of notation, including different note and rest values, dynamics, tempo, repeats, articulations, phrasing, and even basic theory and chord structure.

With additional sections focusing on pedaling technique, sight reading, and transposition, the adult or young adult student will feel right at home sitting down at the piano while playing and enjoying many popular and classical pieces in a wide variety of settings, and will have the skills necessary to continue to pursue the passion to whatever level they choose. - Jonathon Robbins, Editor.

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Series The Complete Book Of Scales, Cadences And Arpeggios


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