Alan Jemison Piano Method
© 1989, 1992, 1993, 1998 Alan Jemison
Alan Jemison's Method of Piano Instruction is designed to teach music reading & piano playing by one of the oldest, most successful methods known, students playing duets with the teacher. In the times of Bach, Mozart, and Beethoven, students advanced gradually by mastering prescribed tasks then sharing them in a duet format with the teacher. The emphasis was, as it should be, on reading & playing in time. The music used in this series is drawn from the great music of the western world: Hymns, folk songs, marches, waltzes, symphonies, etc. The teacher is always present during practice, instructing & playing along by means of the CD's. The tasks are pleasant & progress is assured."
Alan Leftwich Jemison, III , December 2, 1936 - March 7, 2012
The Alan Jemison Method of Piano Instruction
“Beginning at the Piano, Book 1-A”
Whole Notes, Half Notes, Rests, Treble Staff, Bass Staff
(Six weeks of lessons: Method Book, Workbook,
Parent/Student’s Manual & 2 CD's)
“Beginning at the Piano, Book 1-B”
The Tie, Repeat Sign, Dotted Half-Notes, Sharps & Flats
(Four weeks of lessons: Method Book, Workbook,
Parent/Student’s Manual, & 2 CD's)
“Beginning at the Piano, Book 2”
Quarter Notes & Rests, Expanded Note Concepts, Playing with Two Hands Together, Repeated Bar Signs, Multiple Bars Rest, D.S. al Fine, Chords
(Six months of lessons: Method Book, Workbook, Parent/Student’s Manual, & 2 CD's)
“Reading at the Piano, Book 1"
Eighth Notes in 2/4 Time, Expanded Note Concepts, Key Concepts,
D.S. al Fine., Staccato and Legato, More Complex Playing Concepts
(Six months of lessons: Method Book, Student’s Manual, & 4 CD's)
“Reading at the Piano, Book 2"
Eighth Notes in 3/4 Time, The Phrase, More Complex Fingering Concepts,
Two Voices with One Hand
(Six months of lessons: Method Book & 4 CD's)
“Reading at the Piano, Book 3"
Eighth Notes in 4/4 Time, Expanded Key Concepts,
Sharing a Line of Notes Between Two Hands, Ritard, Fermata, E
xpanded Playing Concepts, Formal Concepts
(Six months of lessons: Method Book, Review & Practice Book, & 8 CD's)
“Reading at the Piano, Book 4"
Eighth Notes in 6/8 Time, etc.
(Six months of lessons: Method Book)
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"Beginning at the Piano"
John Philip Sousa
Ludwig Von Beethoven
Traditional - Version 1
Traditional - Version 2
"Reading at the Piano"
Trad. French Folk Song
Trad. French Folk Song
Daniel Gottlob Turk
Prelude & Fugue in E Minor
Bourree, Flute Son. 2 in G
Waltz from Coppelia
Longing for Spring
It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
The Carrier Pigeon
The Happy Farmer
The Wild Horseman
Johann P. Kirnberger