Synopses & Reviews
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 ear-training CDs (available separately or as a Book and CD combo), and test your knowledge with a review that completes each unit.
The Student Complete Book includes Books 1-3 in a spiral-bound format.
Book 1 (Lessons 1-25): Staff, Notes and Pitches * Treble and Bass Clefs * Grand Staff and Ledger Lines * Note Values * Measure, Bar Line and Double Bar * 2/4, 3/4 and 4/4 Time Signatures * Whole, Half and Quarter Notes/Rests * Dotted Half and Quarter Notes * Ties and Slurs * Repeat Sign, 1st and 2nd Endings * Eighth Notes and Rests * >Dynamic Signs, Tempo Marks and Articulation * D.C., D.S., Coda and Fine< *="" flats,="" sharps="" and="" naturals="" *="" whole="" and="" half="" step,="" enharmonic="" notes.="">
Book 2 (Lessons 25-50): Tetrachords and Major Scales * Key Signatures * Chromatic Scale * Intervals, Circle of Fifths * Perfect, Major and Minor Intervals * Augmented and Diminished Intervals * Solf?ge and Transposition * Sixteenth Notes and Rests * Dotted Eighth Notes and Eighth Note Triplets * Common Time and Cut Time * 3/8 and 6/8 Time Signatures * Pick-up Notes and Syncopation * Primary and Major Triads * Scale Degree Names * Dominant 7th Chord.
Book 3 (Lessons 51-75): 1st and 2nd Inversions of Triads * Inversions of V7 Chords * Figured Bass * Major Chord Progressions * Minor Scales, Minor Triads * Augmented and Diminished Triads * Primary Triads in Minor Keys * Minor Chord Progressions * Modes * Harmonizing a Melody in Major and Minor Keys * Broken Chords and Arpeggiated Accompaniments * Passing and Neighboring Tones * Composing a Melody in Major and Minor Keys * 12-Bar Blues Chord Progression and Blues Scale * Basic Forms of Music.
The most complete music theory course ever! This all-in-one series includes concise lessons with short exercises, ear training activities and reviews. Available in three separate volumes or as a complete set, Essentials of Music Theory also includes Ear Training CDs (performed by acoustic instruments), a Teacher's Answer Key Book, reproducible Teacher's Activity Kits, Bingo Games, Flash Cards and Computer Software.