The world leader in educational music publishing releases Premier Piano Course: Technique Book 4, its newest addition to the widely popular piano method, Premier Piano Course. Perfect as a supplement for advancing piano students, Technique Book 4 continues and expands on the technical tools and artistic skills learned in Technique books 1A - 3.
Technique Book 4 introduces five new Technique Tools--- staccato against legato, playing in and out of black keys, speed links, open the hand, and rock the Alberti bass. 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. The Masterwork Etudes provide training to play standard masterworks. Each page in the Technique Book correlates with a specific page in the corresponding Lesson Book.
Alfred’s Premier Piano Course is a beginning piano method with three main components: Lesson, Theory, and Performance. The method includes original music by renowned authors, Dennis Alexander and Martha Mier, as well as new arrangements of other favorites. Musical structure and concepts are presented in a fun, interactive way that keeps students interested and enthusiastic about learning. Pedagogues, Dr. Gayle Kowalchyk, Dr. E.L. Lancaster, and Dr. Victoria McArthur created the theory books based on a comprehensive musicianship approach that includes written theory, ear training, sight-reading, and creative activities. Reading is introduced using a non-position approach based on patterns and landmarks to produce strong sight-readers. Premier Piano Course: Technique Book 4 (00-34106) is now available for $6.99 at music retail stores and at alfred.com/piano.
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Alfred Music Publishing is the world’s largest educational music publisher. Alfred produces educational, reference, pop, and performance materials for teachers, students, professionals, and hobbyists spanning every musical instrument, style, and difficulty level. Alfred’s home office is located in Los Angeles, with domestic offices in Miami and New York as well as offices around the world including Australia, Germany, Singapore, and the United Kingdom.
Since 1922, Alfred Music Publishing has been dedicated to helping people learn, teach, and play music. Alfred currently has over 90,000 active titles. Alfred represents a wide range of well-known publications—from methods like Alfred’s Basic Guitar, Alfred’s Basic Piano Library, Premier Piano Course, Sound Innovations, and Suzuki, to artists like Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, Sheryl Crow, Eagles, Cole Porter, and George and Ira Gershwin, to brands like Star Wars, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, Rolling Stone Magazine, and Billboard.
In addition to its own titles, Alfred distributes products from over 50 companies, including Belwin, Daisy Rock Girl Guitars, Dover Publications, DW Drums, Faber Music, Highland/Etling, Kalmus, Penguin, TASCAM, Ultimate Support, and WEA.