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Essentials of Music Theory - Complete - Book

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Written by Andrew Surmani, Karen Farnum Surmani, Morton Manus.

Instructional book. With introductory text, instructional text, musical examples and glossary. 9x12 inches. 120 pages. Published by Alfred Publishing. (AL.00-17234)

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Alfred's Essentials of Music Theory is designed for beginning 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 with the available 2 Ear Training CDs, and test your knowledge with a review that completes each unit. Book 1 covers Staff, Notes and Pitches; Treble and Bass Clefs; Grand Staff and Ledger Lines; Note Values; Measure, Bar Line and Double Bar; 2/4, 3/4 and 4/4 Time Signatures; Whole, Half and Quarter Notes and Rests; Dotted Half Notes and Dotted Quarter Note; Ties and Slurs; Repeat Signs, 1st and 2nd Endings; Eighth Notes and Rests; Dynamic Signs, Tempo Marks and Articulation; D.C., D.S., Coda and Fine; Flats, Sharps and Naturals; Whole and Half Steps; Enharmonic Notes. Book 2 covers Tetrachords and Major Scales, Key Signatures, Chromatic Scale, Intervals, Circle of Fifths; Perfect, Major and Minor Intervals; Augmented and Diminished Intervals; Solfege and Transposition; Sixteenth Notes and Rests; Dotted Eighth Notes, Eighth Note Triplets; Common Time and Cut Time (Alla Breve), 3/8 and 6/8 Time Signatures; Pick-up Notes and Syncopation; Primary and Major Triads, Scale Degree Names, V7 (Dominant 7th) Chord. Book 3 covers 1st and 2nd Inversions of Triads, Inversions of V7 Chords, Figured Bass, Major Chord Progressions, Minor Scales, Minor Triads; Augmented and Diminished Triads, Primary Triads in Minor Keys, Minor Chord Progressions, Modes; Harmonizing a Melody in Major and Minor Keys; Broken Chords and Arpeggiated Accompaniments; Passing and Neighboring Tones; Composing a Melody in Major and Minor Keys, 12-Bar Blues Chord Progression, Blues Scale, Motive, Phrase, Basic Forms of Music (AB, ABA and Rondo Forms).

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