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Alfred Essentials of Music Theory: Complete (Book/CD)
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A complete music theory course.

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), and test your knowledge with a review that completes each unit.

The Student Complete Book includes Books 1-3 in a spiral-bound format.

Alfred Essentials of Music Theory: Complete (Book/CD) Features:

  • 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
    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

Alfred Essentials of Music Theory: Complete (Book/CD) Specifications:

  • Item: 00-16486
    UPC: 038081168715
    ISBN 10: 0882849514
    ISBN 13: 9780882849515

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