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Michael Aaron Piano Course Adult Piano Course, Book 1

The Adult Approach to Piano Study

By Michael Aaron

Piano - Beginner
Book 1. The Adult Approach to Piano Study. Composed by Michael Aaron. Method/Instruction; Piano - Aaron Method. Michael Aaron Adult Piano Course. Book. 64 pages. Belwin Music #00-11006. Published by Belwin Music (AP.11006).

Item Number: AP.11006

ISBN 9780769235967. English.

The interest in piano and the desire to play, has increased tremendously in the past few years. Especially is this noticeable among adults who have either had some elementary piano instruction in their youth or have been denied this study for various reasons. This increased interest is partly due to the widespread influence of radio. Hearing music almost daily has become an integral part of our lives and it is this constant influence which has awakened a keen and natural desire to become an active participant. it is to the furtherance and stimulation of this natural desire that this course was planned. The adult approach has been kept constantly in mind, however not to the exclusion of certain basic principles which are necessary in order to make rapid and satisfactory progress. The logical and stepwise manner of progression in this course should prove of inestimable aid to both the student and teacher.

  • Introduction to Music 
  • Right Hand Position 
  • Time Signatures, Notes and Rhythmic Patterns 
  • Ode to Joy  Performed by Ludwig Van Beethoven
  • Left Hand Position 
  • Song of the Cello 
  • Both Hands 
  • Alpine Melody 
  • Intermezzo  Performed by Franz Schubert
  • How Can I Leave Thee? 
  • Rests and New Positions of Left Hand 
  • Progress 
  • Introducing 3rd Space C 
  • Lullaby 
  • Slurs and tied Notes 
  • The Three C's 
  • The C Major Scale 
  • Co-ordination of the Hands 
  • Around and Around 
  • Expression Marks 
  • Soft, Soft, Music Is Stealing 
  • Contrary Motion 
  • G Position 
  • Eighth Notes 
  • Hunting Song and Rhythmic Pattern 
  • Double Note Studies 
  • Old English Dance 
  • Sight Reading 
  • Up and Down Groups (Line Notes) 
  • Up and Down Groups (Space Notes) 
  • Six-Eight Rhythm and Three Blind Mice 
  • The Half Step (Sharps and Flats) 
  • The Whole Step and Major Scale Pattern 
  • Leger Lines and Spaces 
  • Thoughts at Twilight  Performed by Aaron
  • Finger Drills 
  • Scale and Key of G Major 
  • He's a Jolly Good Fellow 
  • Finger Drill 
  • The Damper Pedal 
  • Drink to Me Only With Thine Eyes 
  • Scale and Key of F Major 
  • Carnival Time  Performed by Aaron
  • Triads 
  • The Three Major Triads 
  • Song of Happiness 
  • Inversion of Triads 
  • Fanfare 
  • The Dominant-Seventh Chord 
  • Dotted Quarters 
  • Cradle Song  Performed by Johannes Brahms
  • Scale and Key of B Flat Major 
  • Romance  Performed by Anton Rubinstein
  • Chord Studies 
  • The Rose Of Tralee  Performed by Glover
  • Alouette 
  • Marche Slave  Performed by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
  • Home on the Range 
  • Scale and Key of D Major 
  • A Hundred Pipers 
  • Sweet and Low  Performed by Barnby
  • Staccato 
  • Strummin' on the Old Banjo  Performed by Aaron
  • Scale and Key of E Flat Major 
  • Down on the Delto  Performed by Aaron
  • La Cucaracha 
  • Liebestraume  Performed by Lizst
  • Waves of the Danube  Performed by Joseph Ivanovici
  • The Major Scales and Chords 
  • Dictionary of Music Terms 
  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 3

    Kevin Coan
    Vernon, CT
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  • November 07, 2009 Good Except for Finger Numbers

    Research shows that the most destructive thing in developing music reading is the presence of finger numbers for most of the notes. Unfortunately, this book has finger numbers for just about every note. While you think the student is learning well, they are just playing by number. If one is...

    willing to white out the numbers, however, this is a fairly good book for adults.

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  • 5

    Kristi Branham
    Northwoods, Wisconsin
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  • February 22, 2008 Great Start for Adult Piano Beginners

    I've worked with Michael Aaron children's books for over 30 years. This is the first time I chose the adult version. I began a woman with the book two weeks ago, and she is progressing so rapidly that it's hard to believe--no music experience in the...

    past whatsoever. I'm thrilled with the orderly layout of the concepts and the musical pieces themselves.

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