Most musicians focus on learning technique (learning how to play an instrument), rather than on developing an individual, unique voice. Creative Music Making focuses on the creative development of musicians from all levels of experience and in all styles of music. Based on the author's experience leading workshops for performers around the world, the easy-to-follow exercises in this text will enable any musician--from beginner to professional--to improve creativity and self-expression. Creative Music Making will open the ears of all musicians, vocalists or instrumentalists, in classical, popular, or jazz styles, to a world of new possibilities.
Piano Time 3 builds on the techniques acquired in Piano Time 1 and 2, introducing new keys, semiquavers (sixteenth notes) in varous rhythmic patterns, triplets, and a variety of finger-twister exercises. It also practices the Alberti bass, scales with hands together on the melodic minor scale, and shows players how to plan their own concert.
The Sight Reading Books in Alfred's Basic Piano Library teach sight reading in a systematic way by creating exercises based on the same concepts that students are studying in the Lesson Books. Also includes rhythm sight reading drills and improvisation exercises to develop tactile freedom on the keyboard. Exercises are short and the music is generally easier than the corresponding pages in the Lesson Book.
This Teacher's Handbook is designed to be used when teaching Levels 1 and 2 of Alfred's Basic Group Piano Course. This unique method was designed specifically for young students who are beginning piano study in a group setting. This easy-to-teach beginners course includes all of the most important components to develop comprehensive musicians and performers.
Every concept and principal introduced in the Lesson Books of Alfred's Basic Adult Piano Course is reinforced in each of the correlated Theory Books. Important tips are included that make learning chord progressions even easier!