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Book Recommendations after Alfred Adult All in One #2842112 04/24/19 10:35 PM
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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!

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Re: Book Recommendations after Alfred Adult All in One [Re: Haruki] #2842136 04/25/19 01:22 AM
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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.


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Re: Book Recommendations after Alfred Adult All in One [Re: Haruki] #2842142 04/25/19 02:04 AM
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Or you could subscribe to Pianist magazine! smile


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Re: Book Recommendations after Alfred Adult All in One [Re: Animisha] #2842180 04/25/19 04:10 AM
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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 04:11 AM
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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.

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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.


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Re: Book Recommendations after Alfred Adult All in One [Re: Haruki] #2842229 04/25/19 07:04 AM
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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


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Re: Book Recommendations after Alfred Adult All in One [Re: Haruki] #2842237 04/25/19 07:22 AM
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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/


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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 08:12 AM
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Originally Posted by Animisha
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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 08:20 AM
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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 08:32 AM
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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.


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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.


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Re: Book Recommendations after Alfred Adult All in One [Re: Tyrone Slothrop] #2842259 04/25/19 08:45 AM
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Originally Posted by Tyrone Slothrop
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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 08:46 AM
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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:


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Re: Book Recommendations after Alfred Adult All in One [Re: Tyrone Slothrop] #2842264 04/25/19 08:57 AM
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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!

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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.


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