by Willard A. Palmer, Morton Manus, and Amanda Vick Lethco
Alfred's Basic Adult Piano Course is designed for the adult beginner who wishes to learn the piano by playing chords quickly. The course has a number of features that make it particularly successful in achieving this goal. It progresses very smoothly, with no gaps that cause the skipping of hard sections. In addition, it teaches chords for both hands. Because of this, the pieces in Alfred's Basic are more musical and make playing a richer, more rewarding experience.