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Alfred Music has dedicated more than 80 years to developing quality music education products that intrigue, inspire, and help children develop a lifelong appreciation of music. They have created a collection of teaching materials for vocal and instrumental music specifically for homeschoolers, for everyone from preschooler to adult.



 

 Music for Little Mozarts

Music for Little Mozarts, Deluxe KitMusic for Little Mozarts, Deluxe Kit
Christine H. Barden
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Follow Beethoven Bear, Mozart Mouse, and their tuneful friends in amazing adventures as they help your youngsters with piano instruction; encourage singing and listening skills; and develop music appreciation! Kit includes a sturdy zippered tote bag; Music Discovery book; workbook; lesson book; dry erase practice board with marker; flash cards; two CDs; and two plush animals. Ages 4 to 6. From Alfred.

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 Teach Yourself to Play

Teach Yourself to Play Guitar, Book & Compact DiscTeach Yourself to Play Guitar, Book & Compact Disc
Morty Manus, Ron Manus
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No musical experience? No problem! This do-it-yourself course features step-by-step instruction; tablature and standard music notation; photos; chord diagrams and charts; and a companion CD. 80 pages, softcover from Alfred.

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 Basix Series

Basix &#153 Guitar Method, Book 1, Book & Compact DiscBasix ™ Guitar Method, Book 1, Book & Compact Disc
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This is the first book of a fun and easy method to learn to play the guitar. In addition to how to hold the guitar, how to tune the guitar and the parts of the guitar, you will learn the primary notes on all six strings, chords, tempo signs dynamics and more. Concepts are reinforced by playing fun songs including "Down In the Valley" and "When the Saints Go Marching In." Styles include blues, rock, jazz, classical, folk and country. The CD includes all songs and examples for use in your stereo or on your PC (Windows 95/98/NT). Recommended for ages 10 through adult.

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 Just for Beginners Series

Songwriting for Beginners, Book OnlySongwriting for Beginners, Book Only
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An easy beginning method, a friendly step-by-step approach, introduces the fundamentals of writing music and lyrics, for beginning songwriters in all styles of music, easy-to-read guitar and keyboard diagrams, teaches copyright basics for songs. Anyone can get started learning how to write a song with this user-friendly basic method. No matter what style of music you enjoy, get ready to develop your creativity with the first-ever, fun, basic method for songwriting. Recommended for ages 14 through adult.

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 The Really Easy Series

The Really Easy Violin BookThe Really Easy Violin Book
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If you can play just a few notes on the violin, then you're ready for this book. Here are 15 imaginative, newly-composed little pieces for the absolute beginner, all with attractive piano accompaniments. The pieces are arranged progressively, so you can hear the step-by-step improvement as well as simply enjoying music.

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 The Absolute Beginners Series

Drums for the Absolute Beginner--Book and DVDDrums for the Absolute Beginner--Book and DVD
Pete Sweeney
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Dream of drumming but don't know the difference between double stroke and paradiddle? Written for novices, this course shows you everything needed to get started: about drum sets, holding the sticks, counting rhythms, reading music, notation, and basic techniques. The companion DVD features video demonstrations and audio examples keyed to the book's exercises. 47 pages, softcover from Alfred.

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 Alfred's Essentials of Music Theory

Essentials of Music Theory, Complete Book and 2 Ear Training CDsEssentials of Music Theory, Complete Book and 2 Ear Training CDs
Andrew Surmani
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This all-in-one course is ideal for home schoolers from early beginners to advanced students. The curriculum includes concise lessons with short exercises, ear training activities and reviews. Two ear-training CDs are included, performed by acoustic instruments. A fun, interactive way to learn music. No prior musical experience is necessary. Recommended for ages 10 through adult. 120 pages, softcover. Spiral-bound.

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 Alfred's Great Composers

Meet the Great Composers Kit #2Meet the Great Composers Kit #2
June Montgomery, Maurice Hinson
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From François Couperin to Amy Beach, Franz Schubert to George Gershwin---kids meet 17 famous (and lesser-known) composers from the Baroque to the Contemporary periods. Listen to the companion CD while reading the bios that relate the times and events of the day to each composer's life and work. Includes timeline and a folder of reproducible activity sheets. Ages 8 to 12. 72 pages, softcover.

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 Children's Music

Favorite Sacred Songs for Children, Book & CDFavorite Sacred Songs for Children, Book & CD
Anna Laura Page, Jean Anne Shafferman
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Young performers will love learning to sing with this charming collection of traditional children's melodies! Lyric sheets are designed to be colored by the "choir." You'll find teaching suggestions and Scripture readings, plus a split-track accompaniment CD. Includes Bible songs like "Dry Bones" and "Who Did?"; and praise songs like "A Sunbeam for Jesus" and "Rejoice"---20 songs in all! 56 reproducible pages, softcover from Alfred.

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 Alfred's Children's Music Programs

Alfred's Kid's Guitar Course 1, Book & CDAlfred's Kid's Guitar Course 1, Book & CD
Ron Manus, L.C. Harnsberger
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Kids can learn the 6-string basics---and begin making music in no time! From notes to chords to songs, this easy-to-use course gets your 5- to 9-year-olds strumming and humming. Colorful illustrations, friendly characters, and engaging instruction help keep beginners focused, and the enhanced CD offers fun play-along accompaniment. 48 pages, softcover from Alfred.

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 Alfred's Learn to Play CD-ROM Series

Learn to Play Keyboard CD-ROMLearn to Play Keyboard CD-ROM
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Start your kids on the Keyboard now---and before you know it, they may be playing in the praise band! Learn to read standard music notation and TAB from onscreen sheet music. Learn fingering and adjust tempo with the interactive song player. Record your performance. Tune your guitar. And more! 32MB RAM - Windows 95/98/00/XP. Macintosh 8.6 or higher. From Alfred

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 Music Books arranged by Instrument

I Just Bought My First Guitar Book & Audio CDI Just Bought My First Guitar Book & Audio CD
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Now that I bought a guitar, what do I do? This book & CD set will give you all the information you need to start playing and caring for your new instrument right away, whether you bought and acoustic, electric, or classical guitar. You'll learn about:

  • the parts of the guitar
  • tunning the guitar
  • playing with a pick
  • putting on strings
  • playing fingerstyle
  • chords
  • strumming 6 all-time favorite songs
  • how to play lead guitar
Paperback, 31 pages. Alfred Publishing.

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 Essential Dictionary Series

Essential Dictionary of MusicEssential Dictionary of Music
Lindsey Harnsberger
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Bach to Zappa, Banjo to Xylophone, this handy dictionary features definitions and pronunciations of musical terms; composer biographies; sections on music theory, notation, and transposition; instrument listings; and more. 336 pages, softcover from Alfred.

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 Alfred's Music for Church

Everlasting Praise, SongbookEverlasting Praise, Songbook
Cindy Berry
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In her collection, Everlasting Praise, Cindy Berry provides us with delightful arrangements for the late intermediate to early-advanced pianist of some of her favorite hymns. The pieces are both uplifting and inspiring, conveying the true spirit of praise.

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 Christmas Music

Christmas for Two Songbook & Accompaniment Audio CD  Any Voice CombinationChristmas for Two Songbook & Accompaniment Audio CD Any Voice Combination
Jean Anne Shafferman
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Alfred's Vocal Duet Collections are an invaluable resource for any singer looking for a wide selection of seasonal arrangements for 2 equals voices. Each of these editions offers outstanding repertoire for recitals, concerts, contests and worship. A companion CD is included.

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Music for Little Mozarts

A favorite, kid-tested piano course for preschoolers, Music for Little Mozarts was designed by a team of experts in piano education. Recommended for ages 4-6, your little ones will have a blast learning about music notes and basic music theory with Mozart Mouse and his pals.

 


Music for Little Mozarts, Music Lesson Book 1

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Music for Little Mozarts, Music Lesson Book 1
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Music for Little Mozarts: Mozart Mouse, Plush Animal

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Music for Little Mozarts: Mozart Mouse, Plush Animal
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Alfred's Music Collection

Fresh, fun, and perfect for your piano, guitar or violin students, Alfred Music provides a number of pieces of music to choose from. Whether you're playing an offeratory at church, or want historical music to tie into a unit study, you can find great music no matter what your level.


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