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Need assistance/advise Alfred's Christmas #2872070
07/23/19 09:45 PM
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i have Alfred's Basic Piano Course Merry Christmas!: Complete 1 (1A/1B) grey cover green tree

how do i know at what speed to play the songs? like Christmas day first song

wish there would be some guidance

thanks


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Re: Need assistance/advise Alfred's Christmas [Re: CRTT] #2872123
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Have your tried searching the songs on YouTube? There are many videos where people play songs from Alfred.

Re: Need assistance/advise Alfred's Christmas [Re: Veve87] #2872158
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Originally Posted by Veve87
Have your tried searching the songs on YouTube? There are many videos where people play songs from Alfred.


Agreed. Search YT and most likely you will find what you want. I just entered "Alfred's Basic Piano Course Merry Christmas!" and was surprised at how many popped up.


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Re: Need assistance/advise Alfred's Christmas [Re: Veve87] #2872207
07/24/19 10:36 AM
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it's not on youtube


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Re: Need assistance/advise Alfred's Christmas [Re: CRTT] #2872246
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I don't really understand the question. They are all normal, familiar Christmas songs, right? Play them at the tempo you normally hear them. Or play at whatever tempo you want and call it your own take on a classic,


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Re: Need assistance/advise Alfred's Christmas [Re: CRTT] #2872264
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Hi CRTT! As far as I can see from the sample pages, there are tempo indications for each piece.
Here you can find a list with the most common tempo markings.
So if they write "moderately" you look at Moderato: at a moderate speed (108–120 bpm).
If they write moderately fast, it is Allegretto: 112–120 bpm.
They don't write moderately slow on the page, but I would take 108-112 bpm.

I hope that answers your question?


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Re: Need assistance/advise Alfred's Christmas [Re: Animisha] #2872747
07/25/19 08:40 PM
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Originally Posted by Animisha
Hi CRTT! As far as I can see from the sample pages, there are tempo indications for each piece.
Here you can find a list with the most common tempo markings.
So if they write "moderately" you look at Moderato: at a moderate speed (108–120 bpm).
If they write moderately fast, it is Allegretto: 112–120 bpm.
They don't write moderately slow on the page, but I would take 108-112 bpm.

I hope that answers your question?


thank you! those speeds are war fast for me but never knew that is the norm.


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Re: Need assistance/advise Alfred's Christmas [Re: CRTT] #2872757
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Start slow. Play perfectly. Increase speed.
Lather, rinse, repeat.


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Re: Need assistance/advise Alfred's Christmas [Re: CRTT] #2872759
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Get yourself a Metronome with a tap feature like this one: https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/MA2BL--korg-ma-2-metronome-blue

As you're singing or humming the tune you press the tap button for each beat and presto you get what tempo your music is at smile


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Re: Need assistance/advise Alfred's Christmas [Re: EPW] #2872782
07/26/19 12:31 AM
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Originally Posted by EPW
Get yourself a Metronome with a tap feature like this one: https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/MA2BL--korg-ma-2-metronome-blue

As you're singing or humming the tune you press the tap button for each beat and presto you get what tempo your music is at smile



thats fine if you heard of or know the song or can find it somewhere but in this case it's not found


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Re: Need assistance/advise Alfred's Christmas [Re: CRTT] #2872783
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ok, it says "Brightly" does that equate to 120-160? i been researching and can't find the answer to "Brightly" tempo thanks


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Learning Piano is like losing weight - very very slow!

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Re: Need assistance/advise Alfred's Christmas [Re: CRTT] #2872785
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Originally Posted by CRTT
ok, it says "Brightly" does that equate to 120-160? i been researching and can't find the answer to "Brightly" tempo thanks

I guess so, because in the description of allegro it says "Allegro – fast, quickly, and bright (120–156 bpm)"

Originally Posted by CRTT
thank you! those speeds are war fast for me but never knew that is the norm.

For me, for most pieces I first try to play them as well as I can but very slowly, and then I work on getting them up to speed, and that takes at least as much time as playing them well but very slowly.


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Re: Need assistance/advise Alfred's Christmas [Re: CRTT] #2872818
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I consider ‘brightly’ certainly not crawling but more a feeling than an exact tempo marking. If you walked quickly, couldn’t you walk many different ways which all would be quick? Such as ‘marching, determined, jaunty’ ? Brightly I would consider to be jaunty in feeling and pace. .... more than an exact speed. IMHO. Otherwise the score could just have a metronome marking as the instruction

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Re: Need assistance/advise Alfred's Christmas [Re: CRTT] #2872902
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Are these the pieces?

Christmas Day
The Snow Lay on the Ground
We Three Kings Of Orient Are
Up on the Housetop
O Come, All Ye Faithful
Away In A Manger
The Coventry Carol
We Wish You a Merry Christmas
Silent Night
Jingle Bells
Angels We Have Heard On High
Go Tell It On the Mountain
The Twelve Days of Christmas

Which are you not familiar with?


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Re: Need assistance/advise Alfred's Christmas [Re: malkin] #2873331
07/27/19 08:28 PM
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Originally Posted by malkin
Are these the pieces?

Christmas Day
The Snow Lay on the Ground
We Three Kings Of Orient Are
Up on the Housetop
O Come, All Ye Faithful
Away In A Manger
The Coventry Carol
We Wish You a Merry Christmas
Silent Night
Jingle Bells
Angels We Have Heard On High
Go Tell It On the Mountain
The Twelve Days of Christmas

Which are you not familiar with?


yes those are them

about 1/3 of them certainly not the first one


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