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Essentials of Music Theory - Complete Book Alto Clef (Viola) EditionItem #: AL.00-18583
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Written by Andrew Surmani.
Music Theory Book. 9x12 inches. 124 pages. Published by Alfred Publishing. (AL.00-18583)
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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. The Alto Clef Edition introduces the alto clef and examples are heavily weighted with the alto clef, although the treble and bass clefs are also included. Book 1 covers Staff, Notes and Pitches; Treble and Bass Clefs; Alto Clef, 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).