Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 2.7 million posts about pianos, digital pianos, and all types of keyboard instruments
Join the World's Largest Community of Piano Lovers (it's free)
It's Fun to Play the Piano ... Please Pass It On!

SEARCH
Piano Forums & Piano World
(ad)
Best of Piano Buyer
 Best of Piano Buyer
(ad)
Piano Life Saver - Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
Find a Professional
Our Classified Ads
Find Piano Professionals-

*Piano Dealers - Piano Stores
*Piano Tuners
*Piano Teachers
*Piano Movers
*Piano Restorations
*Piano Manufacturers

Advertise on Piano World

(ad)
Accu-Tuner
Sanderson Accu-Tuner
Who's Online Now
103 registered members (anotherscott, 7uturu, awesome10, astrotoy, alexk3954, 27 invisible), 1,671 guests, and 7 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
(ad)
Estonia Pianos
Estonia Pianos
Quick Links to Useful Piano & Music Resources
Quick Links:
*Advertise On Piano World
*Free Piano Newsletter
*Online Piano Recitals
*Piano Recitals Index
*Piano & Music Accessories
*Live Piano Venues
*Music School Listings
* Buying a Piano
*Buying A Acoustic Piano
*Buying a Digital Piano
*Pianos for Sale
*Sell Your Piano
*How Old is My Piano?
*Directory/Site Map
*Virtual Piano
*Music Word Search
*Piano Videos
*Virtual Piano Chords & Scales
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Book Recommendations after Alfred Adult All in One #2842112
04/24/19 11:35 PM
04/24/19 11:35 PM
Joined: Sep 2018
Posts: 42
H
Haruki Offline OP
Full Member
Haruki  Offline OP
Full Member
H

Joined: Sep 2018
Posts: 42
Hi everyone!

I’m a self-taught piano enthusiast. I’ve started around 3 years ago and I’ve been learning mainly with the book series “Alfred Basic Adult Course All in One”.

Now I’m almost finished with the third and last book, and I was wondering how should I continue from there on. Which books would help me progress from that level to a more advanced level? Is there any good book series that I can follow after the Alfred series?

Thanks in advance!

(ad)
Piano & Music Accessories
piano accessories music gifts tuning and moving equipment
Re: Book Recommendations after Alfred Adult All in One [Re: Haruki] #2842136
04/25/19 02:22 AM
04/25/19 02:22 AM
Joined: Jun 2018
Posts: 544
Sweden
Animisha Offline
500 Post Club Member
Animisha  Offline
500 Post Club Member

Joined: Jun 2018
Posts: 544
Sweden
I don't know of any method books after that level, but one of the things you can do is try to find tutorials for pieces that you would like to learn. For instance, the famous Clementi 36 nr 1. If this idea appeals to you, I started a thread about this a while ago, and there are many suggestions that you can chose from. There are also many more tutorials online.


Playing the piano is learning to create, playfully and deeply seriously, our own music in the world.
Re: Book Recommendations after Alfred Adult All in One [Re: Haruki] #2842142
04/25/19 03:04 AM
04/25/19 03:04 AM
Joined: Jun 2018
Posts: 544
Sweden
Animisha Offline
500 Post Club Member
Animisha  Offline
500 Post Club Member

Joined: Jun 2018
Posts: 544
Sweden
Or you could subscribe to Pianist magazine! smile


Playing the piano is learning to create, playfully and deeply seriously, our own music in the world.
Re: Book Recommendations after Alfred Adult All in One [Re: Animisha] #2842180
04/25/19 05:10 AM
04/25/19 05:10 AM
Joined: Sep 2018
Posts: 42
H
Haruki Offline OP
Full Member
Haruki  Offline OP
Full Member
H

Joined: Sep 2018
Posts: 42
Originally Posted by Animisha
Or you could subscribe to Pianist magazine! smile


What do you mean by subscribing to Piano Magazine? Do they have courses?

Re: Book Recommendations after Alfred Adult All in One [Re: Animisha] #2842181
04/25/19 05:11 AM
04/25/19 05:11 AM
Joined: Sep 2018
Posts: 42
H
Haruki Offline OP
Full Member
Haruki  Offline OP
Full Member
H

Joined: Sep 2018
Posts: 42
Originally Posted by Animisha
I don't know of any method books after that level, but one of the things you can do is try to find tutorials for pieces that you would like to learn. For instance, the famous Clementi 36 nr 1. If this idea appeals to you, I started a thread about this a while ago, and there are many suggestions that you can chose from. There are also many more tutorials online.


I actually do that from time to time. But the problem is that I don’t feel or see a constant progress if I just play pieces I like. I would prefer some method book that will assure a constant progress.

Re: Book Recommendations after Alfred Adult All in One [Re: Haruki] #2842184
04/25/19 05:15 AM
04/25/19 05:15 AM
Joined: Aug 2005
Posts: 1,218
Brighton Colorado
W
WiseBuff Offline
1000 Post Club Member
WiseBuff  Offline
1000 Post Club Member
W

Joined: Aug 2005
Posts: 1,218
Brighton Colorado
You could try the RCM series. I'm not sure what level you'd be at after Alfred but I'm guessing level 3. The series provides repertoire, etudes, theory, and technique.


[Linked Image]

Wise as in learner
Buff as in Colorado Buffalo
Re: Book Recommendations after Alfred Adult All in One [Re: Haruki] #2842229
04/25/19 08:04 AM
04/25/19 08:04 AM
Joined: Jun 2018
Posts: 544
Sweden
Animisha Offline
500 Post Club Member
Animisha  Offline
500 Post Club Member

Joined: Jun 2018
Posts: 544
Sweden
Originally Posted by Haruki
Originally Posted by Animisha
Or you could subscribe to Pianist magazine! smile


What do you mean by subscribing to Piano Magazine? Do they have courses?


Now I don't subscribe to Piano Magazine, but it is a newsletter for piano learners with lessons. Take a look: Pianist magazine


Playing the piano is learning to create, playfully and deeply seriously, our own music in the world.
Re: Book Recommendations after Alfred Adult All in One [Re: Haruki] #2842237
04/25/19 08:22 AM
04/25/19 08:22 AM
Joined: Oct 2018
Posts: 358
India
Tech-key Offline
Full Member
Tech-key  Offline
Full Member

Joined: Oct 2018
Posts: 358
India
I had followed some of pianotv’s book recommendations for my level. You can have a look at these pages:

https://www.pianotv.net/2017/04/favorite-grade-3-piano-books/

https://www.pianotv.net/music-piano-books-recommendations-levels/


Think Twice, Play Once
Re: Book Recommendations after Alfred Adult All in One [Re: WiseBuff] #2842248
04/25/19 09:08 AM
04/25/19 09:08 AM
Joined: Sep 2018
Posts: 42
H
Haruki Offline OP
Full Member
Haruki  Offline OP
Full Member
H

Joined: Sep 2018
Posts: 42
Originally Posted by WiseBuff
You could try the RCM series. I'm not sure what level you'd be at after Alfred but I'm guessing level 3. The series provides repertoire, etudes, theory, and technique.


Thanks! I’ll check that one.

Re: Book Recommendations after Alfred Adult All in One [Re: Animisha] #2842250
04/25/19 09:12 AM
04/25/19 09:12 AM
Joined: Sep 2018
Posts: 42
H
Haruki Offline OP
Full Member
Haruki  Offline OP
Full Member
H

Joined: Sep 2018
Posts: 42
Originally Posted by Animisha
Originally Posted by Haruki
Originally Posted by Animisha
Or you could subscribe to Pianist magazine! smile


What do you mean by subscribing to Piano Magazine? Do they have courses?


Now I don't subscribe to Piano Magazine, but it is a newsletter for piano learners with lessons. Take a look: Pianist magazine


Thanks! I’ll take a look.

Re: Book Recommendations after Alfred Adult All in One [Re: WiseBuff] #2842251
04/25/19 09:20 AM
04/25/19 09:20 AM
Joined: Sep 2018
Posts: 42
H
Haruki Offline OP
Full Member
Haruki  Offline OP
Full Member
H

Joined: Sep 2018
Posts: 42
Originally Posted by WiseBuff
You could try the RCM series. I'm not sure what level you'd be at after Alfred but I'm guessing level 3. The series provides repertoire, etudes, theory, and technique.


I searched for the RCM series, but it looks like there are several series. Which one did you have in mind? Could you give me the name of the series? Thanks!

Re: Book Recommendations after Alfred Adult All in One [Re: Haruki] #2842256
04/25/19 09:32 AM
04/25/19 09:32 AM
Joined: Apr 2018
Posts: 4,783
Tyrone Slothrop Online content
Tyrone Slothrop  Online Content


Joined: Apr 2018
Posts: 4,783
Originally Posted by Haruki
Originally Posted by WiseBuff
You could try the RCM series. I'm not sure what level you'd be at after Alfred but I'm guessing level 3. The series provides repertoire, etudes, theory, and technique.


I searched for the RCM series, but it looks like there are several series. Which one did you have in mind? Could you give me the name of the series? Thanks!

This is the complete piano set. You can also get the 45 books either individually, or in sets per each level, from the website. There are 4 books per level except for the very earliest levels, which have fewer.


across the stone, deathless piano performances

"Discipline is more reliable than motivation." -by a contributor on Reddit r/piano
"Success is 10% inspiration, and 90% perspiration." -by some other wise person
"Pianoteq manages to keep it all together yet simultaneously also go in all directions; like a quantum particle entangled with an unknown and spooky parallel universe simply waiting to be discovered." -by Pete14
Re: Book Recommendations after Alfred Adult All in One [Re: Tyrone Slothrop] #2842258
04/25/19 09:45 AM
04/25/19 09:45 AM
Joined: Apr 2018
Posts: 4,783
Tyrone Slothrop Online content
Tyrone Slothrop  Online Content


Joined: Apr 2018
Posts: 4,783
Originally Posted by Tyrone Slothrop
This is the complete piano set. You can also get the 45 books either individually, or in sets per each level, from the website. There are 4 books per level except for the very earliest levels, which have fewer.

Forgot to include the Music Theory set. Here it is. This set is needed if one is actually planning to take RCM exams since each level of piano, starting grade 5, I believe, requires music theory also. Again, these books can be bought individually from the website.


across the stone, deathless piano performances

"Discipline is more reliable than motivation." -by a contributor on Reddit r/piano
"Success is 10% inspiration, and 90% perspiration." -by some other wise person
"Pianoteq manages to keep it all together yet simultaneously also go in all directions; like a quantum particle entangled with an unknown and spooky parallel universe simply waiting to be discovered." -by Pete14
Re: Book Recommendations after Alfred Adult All in One [Re: Tyrone Slothrop] #2842259
04/25/19 09:45 AM
04/25/19 09:45 AM
Joined: Sep 2018
Posts: 42
H
Haruki Offline OP
Full Member
Haruki  Offline OP
Full Member
H

Joined: Sep 2018
Posts: 42
Originally Posted by Tyrone Slothrop
Originally Posted by Haruki
Originally Posted by WiseBuff
You could try the RCM series. I'm not sure what level you'd be at after Alfred but I'm guessing level 3. The series provides repertoire, etudes, theory, and technique.


I searched for the RCM series, but it looks like there are several series. Which one did you have in mind? Could you give me the name of the series? Thanks!

This is the complete piano set. You can also get the 45 books either individually, or in sets per each level, from the website. There are 4 books per level except for the very earliest levels, which have fewer.


Thanks a lot! So there are actually several books per level! It looks very interesting.

Re: Book Recommendations after Alfred Adult All in One [Re: Haruki] #2842260
04/25/19 09:46 AM
04/25/19 09:46 AM
Joined: Apr 2018
Posts: 4,783
Tyrone Slothrop Online content
Tyrone Slothrop  Online Content


Joined: Apr 2018
Posts: 4,783
Originally Posted by Haruki
Thanks a lot! So there are actually several books per level! It looks very interesting.

Yes, and note I posted a 2nd message with the music theory set I left out of my original post.

EDIT: BTW, you don't need to buy the following as they set out the instruction and specific syllabus for each grade. Instead, you can just download these PDFs from the Internet:


across the stone, deathless piano performances

"Discipline is more reliable than motivation." -by a contributor on Reddit r/piano
"Success is 10% inspiration, and 90% perspiration." -by some other wise person
"Pianoteq manages to keep it all together yet simultaneously also go in all directions; like a quantum particle entangled with an unknown and spooky parallel universe simply waiting to be discovered." -by Pete14
Re: Book Recommendations after Alfred Adult All in One [Re: Tyrone Slothrop] #2842264
04/25/19 09:57 AM
04/25/19 09:57 AM
Joined: Sep 2018
Posts: 42
H
Haruki Offline OP
Full Member
Haruki  Offline OP
Full Member
H

Joined: Sep 2018
Posts: 42
Originally Posted by Tyrone Slothrop
Originally Posted by Haruki
Thanks a lot! So there are actually several books per level! It looks very interesting.

Yes, and note I posted a 2nd message with the music theory set I left out of my original post.

EDIT: BTW, you don't need to buy the following as they set out the instruction and specific syllabus for each grade. Instead, you can just download these PDFs from the Internet:


I see. Good to know! Thanks!

Re: Book Recommendations after Alfred Adult All in One [Re: Haruki] #2842293
04/25/19 11:10 AM
04/25/19 11:10 AM
Joined: Mar 2019
Posts: 254
Toronto, Canada
W
WeakLeftHand Offline
Full Member
WeakLeftHand  Offline
Full Member
W

Joined: Mar 2019
Posts: 254
Toronto, Canada
I thought I saw a correlation chart somewhere on the www for the Alfred’s Adult AIO series. I’m on a very weak wifi signal right now so can’t search for it at the moment. If you find it, it will tell you what level in their other series you can go to next.

I know for sure that Faber’s has a correlation chart.

Re: Book Recommendations after Alfred Adult All in One [Re: Haruki] #2842316
04/25/19 12:29 PM
04/25/19 12:29 PM
Joined: Mar 2019
Posts: 38
NYC
R
Roadkill Offline
Full Member
Roadkill  Offline
Full Member
R

Joined: Mar 2019
Posts: 38
NYC

Re: Book Recommendations after Alfred Adult All in One [Re: Haruki] #2843075
04/27/19 08:24 PM
04/27/19 08:24 PM
Joined: May 2013
Posts: 2,566
Florida
cmb13 Offline
Silver Level
cmb13  Offline
Silver Level

Joined: May 2013
Posts: 2,566
Florida
After All In One I just started learning repertoire and songs.


Steinway A3
Boston 118 PE

Working On
Debussy Clair De Lune

"You Can Never Have Too Many Dream Pianos" -Thad Carhart

Moderated by  BB Player 

Shop Our Online Store!
Shop Our Store Online
Shop PianoSupplies.com

Did you know Piano World has an online store, and that it's loaded with goodies pianists and music lovers want?
Check it out and place your order.

Special Purchase!
Keyboard and Roses Piano Bench Cushion Keyboard & Roses 14"x30" piano bench cushions Regularly sold for $79 to $100, now only $39. (while supplies last)

(ad)
Pianoteq
PianoTeq Bechstein
(ad)
Faust Harrison Pianos
Faust Harrison 100+ Steinways
New Topics - Multiple Forums
VALDESTA GX-5 - one key not working
by heimtun. 06/15/19 01:15 PM
1994 Baldwin R226 -negotiating
by Nashash. 06/15/19 01:09 PM
Advanced Jazz Piano: Octave Improvisation
by Dfrankjazz. 06/15/19 12:57 PM
A poor old Steinway
by edferris. 06/15/19 11:55 AM
What's Hot!!
PIANO TEACHERS Please read this!
-------------------
Posting Pictures on the Forums
-------------------
Forums RULES & HELP
-------------------
ADVERTISE on Piano World
Forum Statistics
Forums41
Topics192,535
Posts2,838,133
Members93,617
Most Online15,252
Mar 21st, 2010
Please Support Our Advertisers
Faust Harrison 100+ Steinways

Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver

 Best of Piano Buyer

PianoTeq Bechstein
Visit our online store for gifts for music lovers


 
Help keep the forums up and running with a donation, any amount is appreciated!
Or by becoming a Subscribing member! Thank-you.
Donate   Subscribe
 
Our Piano Related Classified Ads
| Dealers | Tuners | Lessons | Movers | Restorations | Pianos For Sale | Sell Your Piano |

Advertise on Piano World
| Subscribe | Piano World | PianoSupplies.com | Advertise on Piano World |
| |Contact | Privacy | Legal | About Us | Site Map | Free Newsletter |


copyright 1997 - 2019 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.1