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Premier Piano Course Technique, Book 5

By Dennis Alexander

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Book 5. Composed by Dennis Alexander, Martha Mier, E. L. Lancaster, Gayle Kowalchyk, and Victoria Mcarthur. Method/Instruction; Piano - Alfred's Premier Piano Course; Technique Musicianship. Premier Piano Course. Children. Book. 40 pages. Alfred Music #00-35261. Published by Alfred Music (AP.35261).

Item Number: AP.35261

ISBN 9780739070710. English.

Technique 5 continues and expands on the technical and artistic tools learned in Technique books 1A--4. The six new Technique Tools introduced are: Even Sixteenth Notes, Playing Grace Notes, Body Balance, Over and Back, Building Scale Velocity, and Sustained Notes. Artistic Etudes showcase a student's technique in an expressive musical setting, and Hands-Together Workshops focus on developing the skills necessary for coordinating hands-together playing. Masterwork Etudes provide training to play standard masterworks. Each page in the Technique Book correlates with a specific page in the Lesson Book.

About Alfred's Premier Piano Course

Premier Piano Course offers today's students a fully integrated and comprehensive approach to piano instruction, featuring a perfect blend of music, lyrics, pedagogy, art, and fun! Notation and keyboard skills are taught early on, with special emphasis on rhythm reading, technical development, creative thinking, and musicality. The many varied moods and styles of Premier's songs provide fresh, enjoyable learning and performing experiences for students.

  • A Note to Teachers 
  • Technique Tools Review 
  • Artistic Etude 1 (Music with Action) 
  • Hands-Together Workshop 1 
  • The Primary Chords in D Minor 
  • Technique Tool 1 (Even Sixteenth Notes) 
  • Artistic Etude 2 (Dueling Melodies) 
  • Masterwork Etude 1 
  • Technique Tool 2 (Playing Grace Notes) 
  • Masterwork Etude 2 
  • Playing Augmented Triads 
  • Technique Tool 3 (Body Balance) 
  • Technique Tool 4 (Over and Back) 
  • Artistic Etude 3 (Long Phrases) 
  • The Primary Chords in A, E, and B Major 
  • Masterwork Etude 3 
  • Technique Tool 5 (Building Scale Velocity) 
  • Hands-Together Workshop 2 
  • Hands-Together Workshop 3 
  • Technique Tool 6 (Sustained Notes) 
  • Masterwork Etude 4 
  • Triads And Inversions 
  • Masterwork Etude 5 
  • Two-Octave Arpeggios Beginning on White Keys 
  • Building Scale Velocity in B-flat Major 
  • Hands-Together Workshop 4 
  • The Primary Chords in B-flat Major 
  • Building Scale Velocity in G Minor 
  • Hands-Together Workshop 5 
  • The Primary Chords in G Minor 
  • Artistic Etude 4 (Finding the Heart Note) 

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