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Alfred's Teach Yourself to Play Piano [Import]

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Product Details

  • Actors: Morty Manus, Thomas Palmer, Willard A. Palmer, Gayle Kowalchyk
  • Format: NTSC, Import
  • Language: English
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • MPAA Rating: UNRATED
  • Studio: Warner Bros.
  • Release Date: Feb. 18 2009
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • ASIN: 0739033999
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Product Description

Whether you're a beginner with no prior musical training, or you "used to play" and are need of a refresher course, Alfred's Teach Yourself to Play Piano is the perfect resource to teach yourself piano, even though you have never taken a lesson. Complete with on-screen scrolling music, MP3 play-along tracks for every example, and iPod*-compatible video files, you will master how to make rhythms made simple, how to form the most important chords, techniques for playing with feeling and expression, and so much more. Upon completing Teach Yourself to Play Piano, you will be able to play in pop, blues, classical, folk, hymns, spirituals, and ragtime styles. The DVD includes exciting arrangements of "The Entertainer" and "Amazing Grace," and sets the stage for a life-long relationship with music and playing the piano.

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The description describes a CD but it doesn't come with it. A CD so you know what the songs are supposed to sound like. I thought I had made sure I got the one with the CD but somehow I guess I didn't. returned my purchase and gave up after i rec'd second copy without CD. watch out for this. but it looked like exactly what i wanted, besides the disk should be included with ea. copy of the book, but isn't.
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good introduction to the ivories
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272 of 280 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa0e83690) out of 5 stars Great book for the adult learner Nov. 20 2009
By M. Shell - Published on
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I bought this book to see if I could teach myself the basics of playing the piano. It works great for me. I am a visual learner. Yes, I like pictures. The book has drawings of correct finger position and placement. There are basic scales, songs, and lots of skill building exercises. I am very pleased with my purchase. I would buy this book again. It works for the adult who has never played the piano. It teaches you to read music!
174 of 178 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa0e838dc) out of 5 stars Wow! Wow! Wow! Feb. 7 2010
By T. Cavil - Published on
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This book with DVD is absolutely fantastic! I never thought I would be able to learn the piano but this set makes it so much easier! The DVD follows everything in the book, page by page, with the benefit of the piano teacher providing a little more detailed information than the book provides. It's been a pleasure going from lesson to lesson always thinking that there's no way I can play what she just played. With a little time, I'm able to complete each lesson successfully and move on to the next one. The lessons are set out perfectly, growing your skills little by little. A+ in my book!! Not one regret with this purchase!!! The cost of this DVD far out weighs the cost of piano lessons. This is a steal!!!!!!!!
168 of 177 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa0e838a0) out of 5 stars Is working GREAT for us!! Feb. 24 2010
By B. Chaplin - Published on
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I purchased this kit to help teach us how to play the piano. We just purchased a Casio Privia PX-330 keyboard and wanted to start lessons as soon as possible. I work part time with the Air National Guard and I am a full time student. I don't really have time for lessons so I wanted something I can do myself. This kit is amazing and really does help. I have never played any instrument before and I can't read music. This book teaches you both. Learning to play the piano is a very daunting task but it is much easier with this book. My wife and oldest son are still going to take lessons because they have the time, but I am very satisfied with learning from this book. It does a GREAT job and I would recommend it to everyone trying to learn the piano!!! Would buy again for sure!
94 of 99 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa0e83b94) out of 5 stars Learn how to play piano, no matter your previous knowledge Nov. 24 2010
By Glenn - Published on
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A long time ago I used to know how to read music. However, I had forgotten it all. This book takes you along very slowly, and teaches you everything you need from music notations, to musical note values, and, of course, musical notes themselves. It does it one lesson at a time. You simply learn one thing to do for that lesson, and then build on it, one thing at a time. It letters the notes in the beginning, and then slowly, one note at a time, begins to show them without a letter value. In time, you will learn the notes themselves, and will not even be aware of the fact that the letter values are no longer there. This book also plays songs that you know, and thus you want to keep playing more. The DVD that came with this book is very helpful in showing you how to play each piece. The only problem I saw with the DVD was how to skip over the beginning piano piece that plays, and get to the menu. Normally, you would go to a root menu. However, on this DVD, the root menu is that musical piece. Instead, go to the top menu (look for the top menu button on your remote), and it will bypass that three minute long piece. Other than that, it is wonderful. :)
42 of 44 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa0e83bf4) out of 5 stars Trying to relearn piano Jan. 1 2011
By Greg - Published on
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My son received a electronic piano for christmas so I thought I would buy this to try to relearn keyboard music. I hope to help him if he needs some down the road. I haven't played for over 30 years and with the help of this dvd I have made great progress after my first 2 hour session. I was able to already play a couple simple songs and look foward to continuing through the rest of book and dvd. I highly recommend this if you are a person who can learn through reading and practicing on your own. I put the dvd on and follow through the lessons in the book. The dvd is a great compliment to the book and would find it hard to do without it.

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