Alfred's Basic Adult Piano Course is for the adult beginner who wants to learn the piano playing melodies and chords in a quick and efficient method. One can learn fundamentals and easily progress to E-Z Play Today familiar pop to classic simple to read big lettered notes and play both melody and chords in a short time. The book comes with a DVD that is invaluable for reinforcing musical concepts. One can play along with a song; hear timing, dynamics, and rhythm. Out of all the adult method books, this one is the best.