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Essentials of Music Theory: Complete / Edition 1

Essentials of Music Theory: Complete / Edition 1

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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 & 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 & Bass Clefs * Grand 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 * Whole & Half Step, Enharmonic Notes.

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.


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780882848976
Publisher: Alfred Music
Publication date: 01/01/1998
Series: Essentials of Music Theory Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 120
Sales rank: 146,641
Product dimensions: 9.00(w) x 11.60(h) x 0.10(d)

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Essentials of Music Theory 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!
Redbud on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Great music theory and ear training course. Easy to use and thorough.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The content of the book is good. However, starting on page 8, Unit 1, there are ear training exercises. It says to listen to tracks 1-6 on the CD to complete the assignment. In fact, there are 36 tracks on the CD that does not come with this book. I'm going online now to track down the companion CD that my daughter will need to complete these studies. Kind of a gyp, IMO. This book should come with a CD, and it requires the CD.
anschaffen More than 1 year ago
Cards are good, I would like to see the thicker cardboard. everything else is fine
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DEREK_PiMPiN More than 1 year ago
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