Alfred’s Essentials of Music Theory is designed for students of any age, whether listeners or performers, who want to have a better understanding of the language of music. In this all-in-one theory course, you will learn the essentials of music through concise lessons, practice your music reading
Alfred’s Essentials of Music Theory is designed for students of any age, whether listeners or performers, who want to have a better understanding of the language of music. In this all-in-one theory course, you will learn the essentials of music through concise lessons, practice your music reading and writing skills in the exercises, improve your listening skills with the available ear-training CDs (included with this item), and test your knowledge with a review that completes each unit.
This Alto Clef edition includes primarily alto clef examples, but also presents treble and bass clef examples. The Student Complete Book includes Books 1-3 in a spiral-bound format.
Book 1 (Lessons 1-25): Staff, Notes and Pitches Treble & Bass Clefs Grad Staff & Ledger Lines Note Values Measure, Bar Line and Double Bar 2/4, 3/4 & 4/4 Time Signatures Whole, Half & Quarter Notes/Rests Dotted Half & Quarter Notes Ties & Slurs Repeat Sign, 1st & 2nd Endings Eighth Notes & Rests Dynamic Signs, Tempo Marks & Articulation D.C., D.S., Coda & Fine Flats, Sharps & Naturals Book 2 (Lessons 25-50): Tetrachords & Major Scales Key Signatures Chromatic Scale Intervals, Circle of Fifths Perfect, Major & Minor Intervals Augmented & Diminished Intervals Solfège & Transposition Sixteenth Notes & Rests Dotted Eighth Notes & Eighth Note Triplets Common Time & Cut Time 3/8 & 6/8 Time Signatures Pick-up Notes & Syncopation Primary & Major Triads Scale Degree Names Dominant 7th Chord
Book 3 (Lessons 51-75): 1st & 2nd Inversions of Triads Inversions of V7 Chords Figured Bass Major Chord Progressions Minor Scales, Minor Triads Augmented & Diminished Triads Primary Triads in Minor Keys Minor Chord Progressions Modes Harmonizing a Melody in Major and Minor Keys Broken Chords & Arpeggiated Accompaniments Passing and Neighboring Tones Composing a Melody in Major and Minor Keys 12-Bar Blues Chord Progression & Blues Scale Basic Forms of Music
The complete line of Alfred’s Essentials of Music Theory includes Student Books, a Teacher’s Answer Key, Ear-Training CDs, Double Bingo games, Flash Cards, Reproducible Teacher’s Activity Kits, and interactive software for students and teachers in private study, studio and network environments.
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