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Re: What are the best method book for adult beginner? [Re: thelullaby99] #2051275
03/20/13 09:26 AM
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I finished Denes Agay's "Learning To Play Piano: Book 1" in about 4 months and I am halfway through the second book and I think there are 4 of them. I can't say that these are the best series, since I haven't used any other. I consider ordering all of Alfred's Adult Piano Course All-in-One series. It's widely recommended in PW forums. I may use first book for some sight-reading and encourage my teacher to continue from second book of Alfred's instead of Denes'. Well, one reason is that, Denes Agays' book cover has some kids playing piano on it and I, as a 33 old male, have to put it between two other books. I am almost twice as old as the next oldest student and that's enough humilition. blush

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Re: What are the best method book for adult beginner? [Re: thelullaby99] #2051520
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Hello thelullaby99,

Good morning, Good afernoon, Good evening,


I have read your post, here.

I'm looking for book teaching piano for adult beginner, self teaching. I went around Amazon and the responses for Alfred's Adult Basic are not very good, but some recommended Thompson's. My goal is to play classical pieces well, of course not too advanced but I don't want to learn 'shortcut' methods. I want to learn the proper methods.

I know nothing about Alfred's Adult Basic but thousands of piano players own it so what is awesome is that thousands of people have that book/s and can help you with questions. So if you are teaching yourself, there are countless reasons to get the book/s.

I on the other hand have had teachers for many years playing the sax, so I am cool learning to play the piano.

While it is rare that John Thompson Modern Course for the piano is seldom mentioned, I think it is awesome. I am in the first book of 5 books. It is in book 1 at page 43 that you get to play your first classical piece of Mozart and then from then on there are lots of classical pieces. It has been said that there can be for some a steep learning curve and it is fair to say that there is no fooling around. You have to go as always, slowly and accurately when you play, but the pieces are awesome to play and hear. There are 5 books of 70 pages each of music and is only 10 dollars per book. I will probably be a 100 by the time I get through book 5, but it is going to be a great journey.

Last edited by Michael_99; 03/20/13 06:06 PM.
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