The Premier Adult Method is back and better than ever,
freshly engraved in the 9 x 12 Industry Standard complete with CD, and with updated content
for the 21st Century.
all-inclusive method is designed for the older beginner or as a refresher
course for those who wish to resume their passion for playing music.
Thoughtfully organized to progress at a steady pace while offering simple and
concise lessons, this complete course also includes a performance CD.
The Adult Piano Course Complete is intended for the adult or young
adult beginner. This all-inclusive method was specifically written for those
who have either played previously and simply need a refresher course to
re-acquaint themselves with the piano, or for an absolute beginner who has
always wanted to play, but just never had the time to dedicate to pursuing this
passion. Whatever your particular situation, we have written this detailed
method with you in mind. The lessons which follow are thoughtfully organized to
progress at a steady pace and are designed to get the adult student playing
quickly, while having fun doing so. The curriculum starts at the very beginning,
so even those with no experience on the instrument will feel comfortable on the
first page, but since this course progresses at an adult pace, even those with
some experience will feel challenged and will not experience any undue
repetition or prolonged remediation as the techniques become familiar to you,
A good method should have the effect of challenging
the student, but not frustrating them, with each practice session concluding
with a feeling of satisfaction and enthusiastic anticipation of what lies
around the corner in the next lesson. To accomplish this, this book focuses on
the practical aspects of mechanics, chords, and fingering with a thorough
approach, but without the use of dry discussions. These concepts and techniques
are put into practice very quickly, not simply with exercises, but by playing
real tunes at appropriate levels of difficulty.
Music theory and chord mechanics are presented
throughout and incorporated into the main objective of the book, which simply
stated, is playing music and having fun. The songs and pieces within have been
carefully selected and have a cumulative effect as new concepts learned are
incorporated and put into practical application.
After completing the Adult Piano Course, the student can
expect a level of comfort with many popular and classical styles, and will have
the ability to interpret a wide variety of notation, including different note
and rest values, dynamics, tempo, repeats, articulations, phrasing, and even
basic theory and chord structure.
With additional sections focusing on pedaling
technique, sight reading, and transposition, the adult or young adult student
will feel right at home sitting down at the piano while playing and enjoying
many popular and classical pieces in a wide variety of settings, and will have
the skills necessary to continue to pursue the passion to whatever level they
choose. - Jonathon Robbins, Editor.