Alfred's Basic Piano Library offers nine perfectly graded beginning series which are designed to prepare students of all ages for a successful musical learning experience. All of the beginning series are interchangeable at several levels and lead into the main Alfred's Basic course. This course, then, is the most flexible of any method. Recorded onto the accompanying CD are two complete performances of all the pieces in the book with orchestral accompaniments. Even numbered tracks are practice versions recorded at a slower than ideal tempo; odd numbered tracks are performance versions.