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Essentials of Music Theory

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

  • The Complete Student book is a spiral-bound book that includes all 75 lessons found in Volumes 1-3 and 2 Ear-Training CDs.
  • The Teacher’s Answer Key is a spiral-bound book that includes answers for the Lesson and Review pages, music for the Ear-Training pages in Volumes 1-3 of the Student Books, and 2 Ear-Training CDs.
  • 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 26-50): 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.

Also available:  Double Bingo games; Reproducible Teacher's Activity Kits, Flash Cards, and Interactive Software available from Alfred Publishing.

Stock Number Detail - Note Price Qty. Ship
1450 (Books 1-3), with ear training CDs   - Essentials of Music Theory Complete Student Book $34.99 S