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Re: Alfred's Basic and ALL in One Adult Piano Course Book #1 [Re: Mark...] #2769739
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Thanks for the advice Progman! Yeah, I am ok with the rhythms largely....but when forced to not look at my hands I tend to find the wrong notes.

I think some of the problem is that I am practicing each piece too much. I have this need to play these songs "correctly" (or what I feel is correct), and I hate making mistakes. My teacher (bless him) keeps telling me that he is not looking for perfection. So that's something I need to keep in mind. Also, keeping my speed under control (and I always play faster during my lessons, I'm sure because of nerves) will take some effort on my part.



I took a typing class when I was in junior high and we had to memorize the keyboard and type without looking at it. Years later when computers were part of work, I re-learned the keyboard and I was a pretty good typist - so I was already comfortable not looking at keys. When I started piano I chose to not look at the keyboard based on that comfort level with typing. Of course you do have to look at the keyboard occasionally as you use more of the keyboard and have to re-index your hand position - many of the exercises make you shift an octave for the 2nd verse, but that's the only exception.

One other thing to think about, when I make a key mistake when playing for my teacher - she wants me to keep going versus my habit to stop. She tells me it is inevitable that a mistake will happen and therefore you need to develop the habit to not stop because that magnifies the error.


I also took typing (in high school), and we also memorized the keyboard. One of the best classes I took, actually!

It's funny, because I also have the tendency to stop when I make a mistake; my teacher also tells me not to blush

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Re: Alfred's Basic and ALL in One Adult Piano Course Book #1 [Re: Progman] #2769790
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Originally Posted by Progman

I think for beginners it's getting the right starting hand position, 1st measure (and others) finger ID, and working on intervals from there. I think that is why there is so much interval stuff throughout the book. I am picking up the identification of notes on the score (and where that key is) as I go along....but I know my teacher (25 years experience) uses intervals to some extent when she plays.


Well, that's a relief! It also makes sense considering how this book is laid out. Thanks!

And now I'm on to reading flats... which I guess is a little bit more emphasis on the note, but also includes the instruction to simply "play the black key to the left" instead. I think I'll continue working with the flash cards on my phone and eventually graduate up to chord flash cards... because why not, right?


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Originally Posted by Downhill Fast
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I think for beginners it's getting the right starting hand position, 1st measure (and others) finger ID, and working on intervals from there. I think that is why there is so much interval stuff throughout the book. I am picking up the identification of notes on the score (and where that key is) as I go along....but I know my teacher (25 years experience) uses intervals to some extent when she plays.


Well, that's a relief! It also makes sense considering how this book is laid out. Thanks!

And now I'm on to reading flats... which I guess is a little bit more emphasis on the note, but also includes the instruction to simply "play the black key to the left" instead. I think I'll continue working with the flash cards on my phone and eventually graduate up to chord flash cards... because why not, right?


I hope I’m not complicating things that will be taught later in the book..., but ‘play the black note to the left’ is not always correct’ as a C flat is played as a B natural, and f flat is played as an e natural. You will note that both C and F do not have a flat immediately to the left, but rather another white key. A more accurate description of a flat is a half step down from the original note. If half and whole intervals are not discussed until later, my apologies if I have complicated these instructions, as they are accurate except for the cases where is not a black key immediately to the left

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And now I'm on to reading flats... which I guess is a little bit more emphasis on the note, but also includes the instruction to simply "play the black key to the left" instead.


While it's true that you play the black key to the left, I don't think it's correct to say that it's more emphasis on the note, at least not in the way that I interpret the word emphasis. It's actually a semitone lower from the original note, while a sharp is the next semitone higher.


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Originally Posted by dogperson

I hope I’m not complicating things that will be taught later in the book..., but ‘play the black note to the left’ is not always correct’ as a C flat is played as a B natural, and f flat is played as an e natural. You will note that both C and F do not have a flat immediately to the left, but rather another white key. A more accurate description of a flat is a half step down from the original note. If half and whole intervals are not discussed until later, my apologies if I have complicated these instructions, as they are accurate except for the cases where is not a black key immediately to the left


Ah, sorry, I was generalizing. I meant that the instructions are a simplification along the lines of "play the note to the left." The book is much clearer on that subject than I was in my post. (To be fair to Alfred, the verbatim instruction is "The FLAT SIGN before a note means play the next key to the LEFT, whether black or white!" (pg. 96)


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And now I'm on to reading flats... which I guess is a little bit more emphasis on the note, but also includes the instruction to simply "play the black key to the left" instead.


While it's true that you play the black key to the left, I don't think it's correct to say that it's more emphasis on the note, at least not in the way that I interpret the word emphasis. It's actually a semitone lower from the original note, while a sharp is the next semitone higher.


I'm not sure I understand. Are you talking about "emphasis" in terms of dynamics? I was talking about emphasis as in, "the emphasis was on learning the note instead of just playing by finger position." Sorry if that was confusing... I'm also learning that I'm not the clearest forum poster smile


Anyway, on to finishing up Joy to the World and starting Cockles and Muscles this week. It's amazing how progress slows down when you actually have to play the music instead of just reading the book and penciling in answers! laugh On the upside, I'm having a ton of fun playing a very dramatic rendition of Joy to the World in the organ voicing on my digital piano. Cracking myself up is absolutely worth the slowdown in progress!

Hope everyone absolutely nails their pieces in practice this week!


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Well I nailed most of them during lesson today - yea!! Super nice teacher but she holds me to a high standard which I appreciate - I have improved my dynamics quite a bit over the past couple of months. I am also getting better at the melody standing out above the chords. She is always tweaking my daily warm-up instructions which is interesting. We picked out my first christmas song - I wanted to have one to play for family at T'giving get together. We picked 'We wish you a merry a christmas' and worked out the fingering on the first 3 lines. That led to our first discussion about keys and scales. She explained the circle of keys and order of sharps...I have not got that far in AIO yet (around pg 90). She made me memorize my first song - Happy Birthday - and I nailed it from memory today. This was my first lesson with a 2 week interval, I am normally weekly for 60 minutes. Having the 2 week break insured I would be more successful than normal!


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Originally Posted by Progman
Well I nailed most of them during lesson today - yea!! Super nice teacher but she holds me to a high standard which I appreciate - I have improved my dynamics quite a bit over the past couple of months. I am also getting better at the melody standing out above the chords. She is always tweaking my daily warm-up instructions which is interesting. We picked out my first christmas song - I wanted to have one to play for family at T'giving get together. We picked 'We wish you a merry a christmas' and worked out the fingering on the first 3 lines. That led to our first discussion about keys and scales. She explained the circle of keys and order of sharps...I have not got that far in AIO yet (around pg 90). She made me memorize my first song - Happy Birthday - and I nailed it from memory today. This was my first lesson with a 2 week interval, I am normally weekly for 60 minutes. Having the 2 week break insured I would be more successful than normal!


Niiiice. Are you planning to switch to 2 week breaks on a regular basis?


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Originally Posted by Progman
Well I nailed most of them during lesson today - yea!! Super nice teacher but she holds me to a high standard which I appreciate - I have improved my dynamics quite a bit over the past couple of months. I am also getting better at the melody standing out above the chords. She is always tweaking my daily warm-up instructions which is interesting. We picked out my first christmas song - I wanted to have one to play for family at T'giving get together. We picked 'We wish you a merry a christmas' and worked out the fingering on the first 3 lines. That led to our first discussion about keys and scales. She explained the circle of keys and order of sharps...I have not got that far in AIO yet (around pg 90). She made me memorize my first song - Happy Birthday - and I nailed it from memory today. This was my first lesson with a 2 week interval, I am normally weekly for 60 minutes. Having the 2 week break insured I would be more successful than normal!

Way to go!!! Sounds like you are doing really well and it seems your teacher is a good fit.

I do 60 minute lessons every other week, and I really like it.

It's great that you're learning a song to play for your family, too. No doubt they will enjoy it, and it will make you want to learn more, I'm sure. thumb

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Niiiice. Are you planning to switch to 2 week breaks on a regular basis?


This happened while she was setting up the fall schedule - she wanted to do all her adult students on the same day. She is also chairperson on some music committee and they meet once per month. I guess she has observed the Adult students are more disciplined than the youngsters. So the adults skip one week a month so she can do her committee thing. I think I like this new format, so it's 3x per month.


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I do 60 minute lessons every other week, and I really like it.

It's great that you're learning a song to play for your family, too. No doubt they will enjoy it, and it will make you want to learn more, I'm sure. thumb


It is amazing to me how fast that hour goes - if I want to do something during the session I tell her first thing so we can fit it in. I am finding that having those extra songs outside of Alfred's is pushing me to learn more stuff sooner. I am doing the Alfred's Greatest hits book - those are closely related to what's going on in the AIO book, but still a worthwhile endeavor for me. But the 2 other songs are a whole different banana....well, they use more keyboard so lot's of shifting your hands (for a beginner anyway) and some of the fingerings are really something. She picked those 2 out so they are not crazy for my skill level - and she goes through and works out the fingering with me a page at a time.

It will be interesting to see how it goes playing in front of people - have not done that yet.


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I feel like I am on the verge of a break-through with eighth note rhythm. The struggle comes down to counting correctly.....and patience. I guess I had the same problem with quarter notes and worked through that in a couple weeks. It's taking a bit longer with eighth notes - I think where I stumbled is when playing the Titanic song, the eighth notes don't appear until the last few lines, so I wasn't counting eighths until i got there and then I would goof it (meaning is was not perfect). But now I am getting comfortable enough that I can just count the eighth notes when i get to it - takes some practice but I can tell it's coming around. I could not handle 'blow the man down' with the broken chords in bass and the eighth notes in treble - so teach said just do block chords instead of broken until I feel comfortable. She's right as usual. I am actually doing more outside songs this week than method book stuff - making good progress.


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Originally Posted by Progman
I could not handle 'blow the man down' with the broken chords in bass and the eighth notes in treble


I know that feeling! I wasn't sure I would ever be able to make my hands independently smart enough to actually play it. I'm not sure how I got there, but eventually I did... and the triumph, oh man, what a day! Just wait, you'll see!


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Originally Posted by Downhill Fast
... and the triumph, oh man, what a day! Just wait, you'll see!


That day will be next Tuesday when I preform it for Teach!! Just a tad over 2 weeks to get it, not so bad - that's what is great about this is if you put in the effort you will get there.


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Originally Posted by Progman

... that's what is great about this is if you put in the effort you will get there.


I think that's what really hooked me. I love that cycle of uncertainty ("Can I even do this?") to revelation ("I nailed it!").

Good luck next Tuesday!


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Well, just returned from a week cruising the Western Caribbean (and a week of not playing piano at all), and am looking forward to getting back to it. Managed to play just a bit last night before bed...although a little rusty, I don't think I've destroyed my piano career too much! grin

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It came back quick for me - expect it will be the same for you. I also noticed when I re-started that I somehow had more confidence about what I was doing.....


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hi all just stumble into this thread for the first time. just starting as an adult beginner, trying learn with my daughter. for the ones that went through the Alfred book 1 is it worth getting?

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Originally Posted by cappi
hi all just stumble into this thread for the first time. just starting as an adult beginner, trying learn with my daughter. for the ones that went through the Alfred book 1 is it worth getting?


Hi cappi, and welcome!

It's pretty cool that you're taking the time to learn something with your daughter. To answer your question on whether it's worth it or not, I'm not sure that those of us in the Book #1 thread can say since we're still struggling our way through. However, there is a Book #2 thread, and a Book #3 one. Asking those more seasoned Alfreds veterans may net you better results! What I can tell you, however, is that these Alfreds threads seem to be the largest and most active on the adult beginner forums, so if nothing else, it's a popular approach. The only other thing I can think of is to maybe check out the Suzuki method books, since I remember them being geared towards the child learning and the parent learning alongside in a more supplemental way.

Whatever way you choose, good luck on your journey! And if you happen to go with Alfred's, be sure to come back and join in on the discussion here!

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thanks my daughter is using the faber piano adventures. maybe ill use those as well, but still trying to decide. ive been watching lots of youtube video trying to the the basic while we wait for our piano.

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Seems like you've got a few good ideas, then. If you want to add a bit of theory in to those youtube videos, https://www.musictheory.net/lessons is a great site to run through as well. I went through all their lessons before picking up my piano, and I found them to be well laid out and actually enjoyable.


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Well I played Blow the man down pretty good for teacher - she was happy I have come a long way in the last week (my counting is improving). I had good rhythm and got all the notes right but it was not up to the proper speed - so she wants me to get that part also. As many have commented on this forum, I will bring each line up to speed individually, then bring it all together.

Have a lot going on so I am getting up to 2 hour/day on practice. Seems that a 45 minute session followed by two 20 minute sessions feels about right. Teach is pushing me into scales before I actually get to them in the book. She added my first scale warm-up a couple weeks ago and this week she assigned me Joy to the World (scale based song) to add to my christmas repertoire. I am also renewing my commitment to 'the joy is in the process'!!


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I have cleared "Laura" and I am now moving on to "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas". In honor of having gotten so close to the end of the book I went out and purchased the level 2 Alfred's! I probably won't start that until the beginning of next year though.


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Originally Posted by Progman
Well I played Blow the man down pretty good for teacher - she was happy I have come a long way in the last week (my counting is improving). I had good rhythm and got all the notes right but it was not up to the proper speed - so she wants me to get that part also. As many have commented on this forum, I will bring each line up to speed individually, then bring it all together.

Have a lot going on so I am getting up to 2 hour/day on practice. Seems that a 45 minute session followed by two 20 minute sessions feels about right. Teach is pushing me into scales before I actually get to them in the book. She added my first scale warm-up a couple weeks ago and this week she assigned me Joy to the World (scale based song) to add to my christmas repertoire. I am also renewing my commitment to 'the joy is in the process'!!

Well done! Blow the Man Down gives a lot of people issues (there is actually an entire thread about it!), but sounds like you cleared it!

As for me, we've had company so I've had very little practice: I've already warned my teacher, who promises he'll be nice to me grin

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Way to go Finfan! It looks like most of us go on to Book 2 rather than switching - after book 2 many go another direction rather than book 3. I'm a couple months behind you (at least). I notice as I go along and pay more attention to the process rather than stressing at how much I pass each week, this method feels pretty digestible (not too frustrating). While many complain about the childhood songs - I now appreciate that knowing a song makes it easier to learn the technical aspects of rhythm.


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Originally Posted by Finfan
I have cleared "Laura" and I am now moving on to "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas". In honor of having gotten so close to the end of the book I went out and purchased the level 2 Alfred's! I probably won't start that until the beginning of next year though.


Congratulations Finfan. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas is a keeper and it’s a good time for it. Book 2 starts with a bunch of review pieces. I’m just taking it a measure at a time.


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Glad to hear y'all are moving along. I've been very discouraged and feeling like I wasn't improving, so I put aside the book and worked with other resources for awhile. Tonight I opened the book back up and worked on the 1st page of "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" and I feel like it went very well. In about a half hour, I was able to play through that 1st page more or less smoothly. Maybe a break was just what I needed!


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Originally Posted by GidgetKeys
Glad to hear y'all are moving along. I've been very discouraged and feeling like I wasn't improving, so I put aside the book and worked with other resources for awhile. Tonight I opened the book back up and worked on the 1st page of "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" and I feel like it went very well. In about a half hour, I was able to play through that 1st page more or less smoothly. Maybe a break was just what I needed!

Great job, GidgetKeys! I'm hoping my "break" will yield decent results, too!

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Originally Posted by GidgetKeys
Glad to hear y'all are moving along. I've been very discouraged and feeling like I wasn't improving, so I put aside the book and worked with other resources for awhile. Tonight I opened the book back up and worked on the 1st page of "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" and I feel like it went very well. In about a half hour, I was able to play through that 1st page more or less smoothly. Maybe a break was just what I needed!


I think that is a healthy way of responding to a frustration - it seems a short break or switching things up like you did is a good approach. When you got back to Alfred's, are you doing hands separate until up to speed and then hands together slow?


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... are you doing hands separate until up to speed and then hands together slow?


you know... I don't. but I guess I should and I should know better. I use the Piano Marvel app to help me improve note recognition, accuracy and timing and that's exactly how it progresses through each exercise. I'm going to do that with my Alfred pieces too. Thanks!


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It is clear to me now that HOW we practice is a big factor in how well we learn. But there is something else that I am concerned about - playing for other people! I feel somewhat depressed that I was unable to execute a piece I thought I had down pat for my teacher yesterday. She is quick to point out that it happens all the time - and she generously pointed out it is evident I conquered my original timing problem with the piece. But man I feel like such a spaz. I guess that gets better with time and putting yourself out there - and i guess I take solace that the sense of accomplishment will be sweeter after going through this.


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