Essentials of Music Theory: Complete, Book & 2 CDs / Edition 1

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Overview

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.

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 & DiminishedTriads
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
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780882849515
  • Publisher: Alfred Publishing Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 5/1/1998
  • Series: Essentials of Music Theory Series
  • Edition description: Book & 2 CDs, Spiral
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 120
  • Sales rank: 427,678
  • Product dimensions: 9.06 (w) x 11.48 (h) x 0.44 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 18, 2004

    Great for building your music foundation! A must for popular and young musicans!

    I've been playing music for seven years. This book taught me useful rudiments that can be applied to any music genre. Good for all musicians of all backgrounds wanting to expand their musical knowledge!

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  • Posted May 21, 2012

    recommend

    Cards are good, I would like to see the thicker cardboard. everything else is fine

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    I GOT ANSWERS FOR BAND HOMEWORK WOO HOO!!!!!!

    my band teacher makes us do this and i bought it and it has all the answers its RLY helpful lol and ppl pay me to use this. only buy this if ur forced 2 do this theary book bcause other wise its stupid DOWN WITH HOMEWORK

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