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Alfred's Music Tech Series: Playing Keyboard - Book 1 - Book/CD



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Alfred's Music Tech Series: Playing Keyboard is designed for late elementary to high school students who are learning the piano in a group-lab setting. No previous keyboard-playing experience is required!

What Makes this Method Unique?

Playing Keyboard is specifically designed for use in a keyboard lab setting, integrating a variety of performance activities to enhance the learning process and including challenging activities for students who have more advanced playing experience. The method has been designed and field tested over the past ten years by Dr. Tom Rudolph with students at both middle school and high school levels.

Playing Keyboard is organized into five unites, each including progressive and supplemental activities for practice and reinforcement. Topics include:

  • Unit 1: Left- and right-hand melody in C position; percussion accompaniment
  • Unit 2: Two-hand melody with C chord; percussion accompaniment; enrichment songs
  • Unit 3: C and G7 chords with the left hand; improvise percussion parts; enrichment songs
  • Unit 4: C, F, and G7 chords with the left hand; percussion accompaniment; Theme and Variations form
  • Unit 5: Variations of the 12-bar blues progression in C; improvise melodies using the blues scale

Companion Audio/Data CD
The accompanying audio/data CD includes activity files for each unit and is designed for group or individual practice. For use with a CD player or on a computer with a CD-ROM drive.

66 pages.


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It's states that it has been used at Middle and High school levels; would this be appropriate for elementary - grades 4 and 5?
A shopper on May 18, 2016
Best Answer: Yes, one Alfred description lists the age group as late elementary to High School
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