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Essentials of Music Theory Student Book 1



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Alfred's Essentials of Music Theory Book 1
By Andrew Surmani, Karen Farnum Surmani, and Morton Manus

First in a series of 3 books, providing an all-in-one theory course for students of any age. Concise lessons, music reading and writing exercises, and review tests after each unit. A unit is 4-5 pages of instructional material and exercises, an ear training page (ear training CD's come with the teacher book, available separately - item 850928), and a review page. Each single book has 6 units.

Unit 1: The Staff, Notes, & Pitches; Treble Clef & Staff; Bass Clef & Staff; The Grand Staff & Ledger Lines (The Middle Notes); Ledger Lines (Low & High Notes); Ear Training for Lessons 1-5; Review of Lessons 1-5.

Unit 2: Note Values; Measure, Bar Line, & Double Bar; 4/4 Time Signature & Note Values; Whole, Half, & Quarter Rests; Ear Training for Lessons 6-9; Review of Lessons 6-9.   

Unit 3: 2/4 Time Signature; 3/4 Time Signature; Dotted Half Note; Ties & Slurs; Ear Training for Lessons 10-13; Review of Lessons 10-13.   

Unit 4: Repeat Sign, 1st & 2nd Endings; Eighth Notes; Eighth Rests; Dotted Quarter Note; Ear Training for Lessons 14-17; Review of Lessons 14-17.   

UNIT 5: Dynamic Signs; Tempo Marks; Articulation; D.C., D.S., Coda, & Fine; Ear Training for Lessons 18-21; Review of Lessons 18-21.   

UNIT 6: Flats; Sharps; Naturals; Whole Steps, Half Steps, & Enharmonic Notes; Ear Training for Lessons 22-25; Review of Lessons 22-25.   

Appendix: Glossary & Index of Terms & Symbols.


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