I have recently been looking for some books with pieces to learn. Currently, I am somewhere around Grade 4. I am looking for some books with pieces that would also have a form of lessons, if possible.
Because Alfred's All-in-One Course for beginners is quite popular here I have visited Alfred Music Piano Methods
. I think it's quite a lot to choose from and I quickly got overwhelmed by the number of books available.
- Alfred's Premier Piano Course with Lessons, Techniques and others
- Alfred's Basic Piano Course with Lessons
- Alfred's Basic All-in-One Course
- Alfred's Basic Adult Piano Course
I have trouble to choose the right method, if I can say so. There's little explanation but not really helpful. Also, I don't know whether the levels correspond to grades; which level is for me if I am grade 4.
Could you advice please? My feeling is that Alfred's Premier Piano Course
should be ok but still there are books for 6 levels.
I think on Grade 4, I am supposed to play longer passages by one of the hand whereas the other hand accompanies. Proper dynamics are required such as p, mp, mf, f. I am also supposed to provide proper articulation and phrasing, according to the piece itself and "how I feel it" :p. I also started to play pieces where I play two-notes together. I have been playing in keys: C, G, D, A and F, Bflat and Eflat. I hope it can give you some clues what I am looking for