Alfred's Essentials of Music Theory

Alfred's Essentials of Music Theory

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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 a 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 a Bass Clefs * Grand Staff a Ledger Lines * Note Values * Measure, Bar Line and Double Bar * 2/4, 3/4 a 4/4 Time Signatures * Whole, Half a Quarter Notes/Rests * Dotted Half a Quarter Notes * Ties a Slurs * Repeat Sign, 1st a 2nd Endings * Eighth Notes a Rests * gDynamic Signs, Tempo Marks a Articulation * D.C., D.S., Coda a Fine Book 2 (Lessons 25-50): Tetrachords a Major Scales * Key Signatures * Chromatic Scale * Intervals, Circle of Fifths * Perfect, Major a Minor Intervals * Augmented a Diminished Intervals * Solf?ge a Transposition * Sixteenth Notes a Rests * Dotted Eighth Notes a Eighth Note Triplets * Common Time a Cut Time * 3/8 a 6/8 Time Signatures * Pick-up Notes a Syncopation * Primary a Major Triads * Scale Degree Names * Dominant 7th Chord. Book 3 (Lessons 51-75): 1st a 2nd Inversions of Triads * Inversions of V7 Chords * Figured Bass * Major Chord Progressions * Minor Scales, Minor Triads * Augmented a Diminished Triads * Primary Triads in Minor Keys * Minor Chord Progressions * Modes * Harmonizing a Melody in Major and Minor Keys * Broken Chords a Arpeggiated Accompaniments * Passing and Neighboring Tones * Composing a Melody in Major and Minor Keys * 12-Bar Blues Chord Progression a Blues Scale * Basic Forms of Music.The Student Complete Book includes Books 1-3 in a spiral-bound format.

Title:Alfred's Essentials of Music Theory
Author:Andrew Surmani, Karen Farnum Surmani, Morton Manus
Publisher:Alfred Music Publishing - 1998-01-01


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