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Product Details:
Author: Willard A. Palmer
Paperback: 48 pages
Publisher: Alfred Music
Publication Date: December 01, 1981
Language: English
ISBN: 0882848127
Product Length: 0.25 inches
Product Width: 8.5 inches
Product Height: 11.5 inches
Product Weight: 0.37 pounds
Package Length: 11.7 inches
Package Width: 8.8 inches
Package Height: 0.3 inches
Package Weight: 0.4 pounds
Average Customer Rating: based on 38 reviews
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Average Customer Review: 5.0 ( 38 customer reviews )
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3 of 3 found the following review helpful:

5Highly Recommended as a Parent and an Instructor - A++ Even for AdultsMar 15, 2014
By Carbonlord
As I own a Music Academy, at any time we have 5-10 Piano instructors, and yes we talk about books and lesson plans. As my daughter was in lessons with one of our instructors, we had many conversations about different books, as a parent, I can see that because of the way it is written for children, it is a really nice entertaining book and Alfred has these books concentrating on Level 1 & 2 then up to Level 6. Most of the time the first two levels are split into a few volumes, while the latter are single volumes, all worth getting in order, of course.

For Adults…. Wait it's a children's book??? Exctly and what we have really come across, as I started taking lessons with the instructors at our academy and of course, I have the adult book, but being a guitarist, this is a new instrument for me.

As was explained and is true, the children's book takes a much longer span to cover more material, while the adult book does not. What this means is that the adult book may concentrate on fingering for a page or so and then assume, you have it down and jump to the next step. The children's book does not do this it spends more time and creates more of a solid base for you as a child or adult.

So don't be as fast as I was to get the adult book, until you've spent some time with these.

Average price range should be from $6-10 each book.

Hope the review helps shed some light and understanding, it's a great book throughout all the levels and add-ons.

3 of 3 found the following review helpful:

5The Best Piano Method on the Market!!!Apr 12, 2013
By Haley Jo
As a piano teacher for over 20 years, the Alfred's series remains my favorite. My students enjoy the songs which makes practice time much more enjoyable. In my beginning years as a teacher, I used another method, but found the songs unpleasant and the students more reluctant to practice. I thought I hit the jackpot when I stumbled upon these Alfred's books. The kids loved their songs and were excited over them. I have been using them ever since.

3 of 3 found the following review helpful:

5Great bookNov 02, 2012
I am a piano teacher, and always use the Alfred books for my students. They are slow-paced, which is easily customizable to each students' learning pace. For the faster-learning students, I supplement the books with extra theory discussion and work.

4 of 5 found the following review helpful:

5Alfred's Piano Book 2Oct 09, 2007
By Laura Prairie "mother of young pianist"
I think this is an excellent series for beginners. It includes a song people will actually know about every three songs. The only draw back to the series is the difficulty in getting them. Thank you Amazon for making them available online. All the local music stores have stopped carrying them.

4 of 5 found the following review helpful:

5A great piano bookMay 19, 2007
By S. D. from Oregon
The Alfred Basic Piano Library is a wonderful series of books for beginning students. I have taught piano for 11 years, and this series has been very successful with many students! Some favorites of students in Level 2: Alouette, Kumbayah, Ode to Joy, Oh Susannah.

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